About Freshdesk

Freshdesk is a SaaS-based customer support software that offers everything businesses need to deliver great customer service including omnichannel capabilities, automated ticket routing, in-depth reporting, self-service options, SLA management, and much more.

Freshdesk unifies requests coming in across email, phone, web, chat and social, and helps your team stay on top of all conversations within a single view. It also delivers a seamless user experience to agents and helps them stay at their productive best.

Unlike other products in the industry that come with steep pricing tiers and hidden costs, Freshdesk is priced affordably and has a free forever plan with unlimited agent seats.

Pricing starting from:

US$18.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Freshdesk

Intuitive UI - Setting up an account on Freshdesk, and getting familiar with the tool is an effortless experience thanks to the smooth and easy-to-navigate user interface.

Omnichannel capabilities - Stay on top of requests coming in from email, web, phone, chat and social media from a single location and automatically route requests from different channels to the right agents.

Improved productivity - Freshdesk has been designed to help agents stay at their productive best and comes with powerful automations that reduce repetitive tasks.

Increased capabilities - Do more with Freshdesk by plugging in tools from the Freshdesk marketplace which hosts over 500 apps such as Salesforce, Jira, WordPress, and Shopify.

Round-the-clock support - Freshdesk offers 24*7 email, phone, and chat support.

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Markets

United Arab Emirates, Albania, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Benin, Brunei, Brazil, Bahamas, Belarus, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Switzerland, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Cambodia, South Korea, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Morocco, Madagascar, North Macedonia, Macao SAR China, Martinique, Malta, Mauritius, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Namibia, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Poland, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, El Salvador, Thailand, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Taiwan, Tanzania, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

Pricing starting from:

US$18.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Freshdesk: 118

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Automated Routing
  • CRM
  • Call Centre Management
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Routing
  • Case Management
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Database
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Dispatch Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • IT Asset Management
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Inbox Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Network Monitoring
  • Online Forums
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritisation
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service History
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Widgets
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(2,389)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Lillian G.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Convenient and highly adaptable Tool

Reviewed on 12/1/2022

The price is fair from my point of view and you can choose the plan that best suits you. We first...

The price is fair from my point of view and you can choose the plan that best suits you. We first started using the ticket solving tool in our Customer Service. Over time, we decided to increase and add the other tools that really made an improvement in our plan.

Pros

Since we have used it it has been an incredible experience, we are completely satisfied with the product. Contract staff has used it and was present during the evaluation process. It has good points in favor with which we are happy. Easy to configure and start to use and this is very important, easy to integrate into websites or use API to integrate into our systems.

Cons

On some occasion we may have had the option to Retrieve a correspondence that we previously transferred. The integration with our telephony provider has not been the best and this is a big problem for us.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Simple to start, features grow with plans

Reviewed on 20/12/2021

We needed customer support system and helpdesk center, both of those were nicely covered with...

We needed customer support system and helpdesk center, both of those were nicely covered with Freshdesk features and allow us to enable additional features if our needs grow.

Pros

Easy to setup and start using, easy to integrate widgets to existing website or use API to integrate into our systems.

Free tier limits are enough to start really using the product and evaluate available features and how much does Freshdesk align with what you need to solve (in our case helpdesk center and customer support ticket management)

Cons

Some features are locked behind higher tier plans so it's not possible to just try them, but Freshdesk support was happy to allow us to try our full trial even after year of having lower tier plan.

Alternatives Considered

Zendesk

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk

Freshdesk was more "simple" for us to try, meaning its UI and features were clear to us from start and did integrate nicely with our procedures and communication flow.
Vladimir C.
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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Game company (Freshdesk)

Reviewed on 20/5/2021

The software is good and has big potential. I send a lot of feedback. Unfortunately bug fix process...

The software is good and has big potential. I send a lot of feedback. Unfortunately bug fix process is super slow. I wish company will be grateful for the bug report which I provide for free. Thanks.

Pros

Powerful analytics, reasonable price, cool widget, knowledge base, automations....

Cons

Bad editor, slow bug fix. Sometimes customer has to wait for years. Success manager ignore complaints. Support do not have SLA for resolution. They can forget about you and do not update issue status for months.

Alternatives Considered

Intercom and Jira

Reasons for Choosing Freshdesk

Zendesk is not comfortable to use. Bad UI and UX. Super high price.

Switched From

Zendesk

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk

Price and potential. I just to believe in Freshdesk.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My best Help desk application

Reviewed on 11/10/2021

This is a tool that has helped in increasing productivity of my organization as we get to service...

This is a tool that has helped in increasing productivity of my organization as we get to service our multiple clients with the structured ticketing system. Tracking unresolved issues has also been made easy and this built trust between our clients and our organization.

Pros

This is our best application in issue management and client support. It has been helpful through its use in resolution of client based issues especially with its social media integration. Fresh desk also has one of the best support team in the market and this I an advantage which sets it above other help desk applications.

Cons

The ticket management system is not that helpful. While having complaints from multiple customers, it is very difficult to ascertain the actual team member responding to clients and this from my perspective is a major setback.

Sam J.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Everything you need in a helpdesk, for beginners and experts alike

Reviewed on 13/12/2021

Previously the team was managing support by a shared email inbox only - a nightmare for anyone...

Previously the team was managing support by a shared email inbox only - a nightmare for anyone familiar with helpdesk platforms. Freshdesk was simple enough to implement and integrate into daily routines for both admins and users.

Pros

Straightforward to get up and running, low cost for small support team, easy and intuitive for customers to use, great knowledge base integration.

Cons

Tiered pricing - some features we would like to use are only available on higher plan levels. Simpler pricing would be preferred - e.g. a feature-limited free version and a paid version which offers all features.

Alternatives Considered

Zendesk

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk

Less expensive
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Freshdesk FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Freshdesk.

Freshdesk offers the following pricing plans:

Freshdesk is priced per support agent per month, and has 4 different plans. Free- $0 (unlimited free agents) Growth- $18/agent/month billed monthly or $15/agent/month billed yearly Pro- $47/agent/month billed monthly or $39/agent/month billed yearly Enterprice- $83/agent/month billed monthly or $69/agent/month billed yearly

Freshdesk has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Freshdesk supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

Freshdesk supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Freshdesk integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Commerce, Aircall, Ameyo, BILLIVING, Batchbook, BigCommerce, Box, CS-Cart, Campaign Monitor, Capsule, ChargeDesk, CollabSpot, Constant Contact, CustomerGauge, Dropbox Business, Easy Insight, Facebook for Business, Five9, FluentStream, FreshBooks, Freshsales, FullContact, GitHub, Gmail, Google Analytics 360, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Workspace, Harvest, HelpOnClick Help Desk Software, Highrise, HipChat, Hootsuite, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Hubstaff, Insightly, Jira, Keap, Klipfolio, Localize, LogMeIn Rescue, Mailchimp, Microsoft Teams, Nimble, Olark, OneDrive, OneLogin, OneSky, Pipedrive, Pipeline, Pipeliner CRM, Pivotal Tracker, ProProfs Knowledge Base, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Advanced, RingCentral Contact Center, SEOshop eCommerce, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce Service Cloud, Segment, Shopify, Slack, SnapEngage, Solve CRM, SugarCRM, SurveyMonkey, Talkdesk, Time Doctor, Transifex, Twitter, Userlike, WooCommerce, Woopra, WordPress, WorkflowMax, Xero, Zapier, Zoho CRM, Zoom Meetings, elevio, iContact, ilos, iorad

Freshdesk offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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