Zoho Desk:The user-friendly alternative to Salesforce
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Does Salesforce have all that you need?
While Salesforce Service Cloud has long been a popular help desk solution, boasting a wide variety of features, businesses continue to switch to other platforms. Given the complexity in terms of implementation, usability, and expense of Service Cloud the tendency to look for an alternative is unsurprising.
Here's what Zoho Desk offers your business:
increase in First contact resolution.
faster response time.
increase in CSAT score.
reduction in customer churn rate.
* Metrics reported by our customers through an internal survey.
What's the price difference?
Number of users: 25
Save up to 73% by switching to the best help desk software.
You want a solution that meets the demands of your customers, as well as your business needs. When comparing it with Salesforce, you are looking for a solution that offers robust features and reasonable pricing to help you provide efficient and effective solutions to your customers. Let's take a look at how Salesforce Service Cloud Enterprise and Zoho Desk Enterprise compare in specific categories.
Salesforce Service Cloud offers limited channels you can support your customers on. In order to provide support via messaging apps like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger you are required to subscribe to add-ons.
Zoho Desk helps you provide a complete omnichannel experience to your customers with built-in email, live chat, telephony, social media, web forms, and instant messaging. You can view interactions from all your channels in one place, or from the dedicated modules for live chat, instant messaging, and social media, meaning your agents are better equipped to offer instant and personalized responses.
Both Service Cloud and Zoho Desk allow agents to view tickets based on priority, status, and due time. In both apps, you can display tickets in list, kanban, or table view. While both offer features to increase agent productivity, Service Cloud does not provide an in-house app for remote desktop access and the essential functionality of splitting tickets.
Zoho Desk provides a built-in remote access app that helps agents access a customer's screen with the click of a button. Keeping in mind the needs of agents, Desk is designed to be user-friendly and accessible to all with its new UI, User Preferences, and Accessibility Controls. To make ticket management a seamless task we have all the required features such as splitting tickets, cloning ticket, adding resolutions as KB articles, snippets for faster responses and more built-in.
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Quick Ticket View
Snippets for Faster Response
Add resolutions to Knowledge Base
Service Cloud restricts its knowledge base access to read only mode, which means in order to manage and create articles for KB, it requires you to purchase add-ons. It provides a help center with bare minimum features restricting your ability to serve your customers effectively. Moreover, community support and community metrics are also available as add-ons.
With Zoho Desk, you can customize your help center to reflect your brand ideology, support customers globally with the multilingual knowledge base, reduce agent workloads with Zia and Guided Conversations, and help customers help each other with community support.
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Knowledge Base (Read Write)
Knowledge base dashboards
Salesforce Service Cloud provides anomaly notifications in its Enterprise edition to keep managers updated about the rise in incoming tickets. But other essential features such as sentiment analysis, Auto tagging of tickets, and reply assistant are provided as add-ons.
All A.I. features come built-in with Zoho Desk. Zia by Zoho Desk can answer customers' frequently asked questions, so your agents can focus on bigger issues. Agents can tailor their service according to the customer's mood with the help of Zia's Sentiment Analysis. Plus, simplify the response process with Zia's reply assistant.
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KB Conversation Assistant
Although Service Cloud and Desk's automation offerings are similar, the way they operate is quite different. In order to set up notifications, agents must follow a long procedure to create workflows in Service Cloud. With Zoho Desk, you can easily set up notifications by turning on the toggle, and enable built-in, customizable time tracking options. In Salesforce, you have to depend on third-party integrations to track the time spent by agents on each case. On top of that, you need another add-on to sync the time entry reports to Service Cloud.
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|Assign tickets to teams|
Direct ticket ownership assignment
Manual time tracking
Automatic time tracking
Activity time tracking
Assign tickets to teams
Salesforce Service Cloud and Zoho Desk offer similar customization features. With the customization features offered by both the apps, you can add custom fields and customize the page, ticket, and form layouts. Along with this, you also get to customize your help desk by adding department-specific layouts, and capture information in each of your departments and teams under different modules, like Tickets and Contacts. Customization also allows you to map your company’s domain to your help desk software, and support your customers in their language.
|Custom email templates|
|Custom forms and layouts|
|Custom ticket status & status grouping|
Custom email templates
Custom forms and layouts
Custom ticket status & status grouping
Salesforce Service Cloud's analytical tools can drastically cut into your budget. To delve deeper into the survey responses to analyze the results, and to analyze your AI performance you need two different add-ons.
Zoho Desk gives you all the insights you need, from business performance to customer satisfaction scores, in one centralized location. Generate reports and dashboards with the click of a button. Stay on top of your data with auto-sync. With Zoho Desk, you're always equipped to discover insights that help you improve and grow.
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Custom reports and dashboards
Customer Happiness Dashboard
Knowledge Base Dashboard
$ 14 75
$ 23 49
$ 40 99
The simplicity of Zoho Desk's UI has really helped my digital transformation team to reduce the number of hours spent, from 5 to only 2.5 or 3 hours, in training and onboarding the new agents/users of the help desk technology.
Kushagra SahniChief of Staff, Centilytics
The average response time for agents before Zoho Desk was 7 hours, but with the process in place, the agents are now responding to each ticket within 3 hours.
Jim FrancisSystems Manager, Land Title Guarantee Company
We're able to more effectively respond to our customer needs using Zoho Desk. It gives you a big picture of everything you need because it has great reporting capabilities and keeps track of customers who reach out to us via different channels. Zoho Desk's functionality is much better than Salesforce as we're able to easily merge tickets together and track who is working on which ticket.
Alex Tolbert CEO, Bernard Health
Make the switch to Zoho Desk today!
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belong to their respective holders. Comparison information as of 05.09.2022