Zoho Desk

Who Uses Zoho Desk?

Zoho Desk is most beneficial to customer-focused companies with passionate service teams and a large volume of frequent customer interactions. It scales to any size and fits many verticals.

What Is Zoho Desk?

Zoho Desk is a web-based customer service application that helps your company build stronger relationships with customers. With Zoho Desk, agents become more productive, managers become more impactful, and customers become more empowered. It's customizable, convenient to use, and it doesn't cost you a fortune. Part of Zoho's 40+ strong suite of business software, Zoho Desk brings you the power to put customer service at the heart of your company.

Zoho Desk Details

Zoho Desk

https://www.zoho.com/desk

Founded 1996

Zoho Desk Pricing Overview

Zoho Desk has a free version and offers a free trial. Zoho Desk paid version starts at US$18.00/month.

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Starting Price

US$18.00/month

Pricing Details

Plans start at $18/agent/mo billed monthly with annual discounts available.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

Zoho Desk Features

  • Blended Call Center
  • Call Logging
  • Call Recording
  • Call Scripting
  • Campaign Management
  • Escalation Management
  • Inbound Call Center
  • Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
  • Manual Dialer
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Queue Management
  • Real-time Chat
  • Reporting/Analytics

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  • Case Management
  • Complaint Classification
  • Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Forms Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Quality Assurance Management
  • Routing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Survey Management

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  • Batch Communications
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Content Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Interactive Content
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • On-Demand Communications
  • Personalization
  • Print Management
  • Template Management
  • Video Content

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  • Analytics
  • Churn Management
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Content Syndication
  • Feedback Collection
  • Gamification
  • Live Chat
  • Video Content

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  • Analytics
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Dashboard
  • Knowledge Management
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Text Analysis

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  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Appointment Management
  • Call Center Management
  • Email Management
  • Knowledge Base
  • Live Chat
  • Performance Metrics
  • Queue Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Workflow Management

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  • Account Alerts
  • Account Management
  • Communication Management
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Lifecycle Management
  • Health Score
  • Onboarding
  • Revenue Management
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Win / Loss Analysis

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  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Automated Routing
  • Call Center Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Storage
  • Email Integration
  • IT Asset Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Network Monitoring
  • Real-time Chat
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Ticket Management
  • Workflow Configuration

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  • Assignment Management
  • Dashboard
  • Escalation Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Project Management
  • Recurring Issues
  • Task Management

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  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Collaboration
  • Content Management
  • Decision Tree
  • Discussion Boards
  • Full Text Search
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Self Service Portal

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  • Canned Responses
  • Customizable Branding
  • Geo Targeting
  • Offline Form
  • Proactive Chat
  • Screen Sharing
  • Third Party Integration
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Website Visitor Tracking

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  • Collaboration
  • Idea Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Prioritization
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Release Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Workflow Management

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  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Document Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quote Management
  • Resource Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

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  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audio Calls
  • Discussion Threads
  • File Sharing
  • Mobile Access
  • Real-time Chat
  • Search
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • Video Conferencing

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Zoho Desk Reviews

Showing 5 of 1,620 reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Service
4.3/5
Features
4.4/5
Value for Money
4.5/5
Peter F.
Co-Owner
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/07/2019

"Great on its own, OUTSTANDING when synced with Zoho CRM"

Pros: The integration with Zoho CRM is game-changing. It's so simple to set up and gives our Sales + Customer Service teams complete transparency into what the other is doing. It's really intuitive — of all the Zoho apps, Desk is the best for ease-of-use and straightforward UI. I like it even more than Zendesk. Powerful automation features. Love the customer portal + knowledge base, we use it every day. Nice little features like snippets or copy-pasting knowledge base articles mean that ticket response is a breeze.

Cons: Sometimes some of the default email templates can be a little bit funky, but that was an easy fix.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/07/2019
Gerard H.
Technical Sales Director
Telecommunications, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/03/2020

"Zoho Desk for Small Business"

Comments: Have used a trial under a different company test name.
A really excellent product.
Still learning.

Pros: We have been using CRM for 7 years and needed more of a ticketing system instead.
While CRM is really good, the features of Support Contract, SLA and Ticket Status are really good.

Cons: Probably too many options available.
A lot of time spent so far just understanding the whole platform

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/03/2020
Verified Reviewer
CEO
Financial Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/08/2020

"Great value and support"

Comments: Overall a great product, and fantastic value for money when used as part of Zoho One.

Pros: Support from Zoho is excellent. We are Zoho One customer, so we also use other Zoho products, hence the native integration is also nice. We also like the Blueprint feature, which is a visual process designer for business process automation.

Cons: We are limited to 20 Blueprints, regardless of how many users we have. Sync functionality to Zoho CRM has not been suitable for us, so we built our own sync service.

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  • Reviewed on 30/08/2020
Verified Reviewer
Owner
Computer & Network Security, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    2/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    1/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    1/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    1/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/08/2018

"Everything is in BETA, after you are sold into a purchase..."

Comments: I realized I need a product that will fully integrate with my Google contacts and calendar, be able to track time spent on site or on a remote support session and be able to do this without switching and spending 5 minutes trying to get all of the information together for an invoice from: contacts; reentering the same job in Invoices instead of it linking to Desk, and move on to the next client.

Pros: It was pretty easy to setup, they did have issues on their end with the custom domain pointing, but were willing to help out. HTTPS had to be requested and is not a part of the package unless you call up and request it.

Cons: I purchased a package from Zoho – Desk and Invoicing – so I can bill clients for time spent on a service call. Calls can be a remote support session or onsite.

After trying out their product and setting everything up with just Desk, their sales pitch led me to believe that their Invoicing product would be needed to integrate with Desk in order to bill clients directly.

The company then sent me an invoice to pay for an annual subscription for Desk and Invoice. I was told multiple times that I could use it on my phone and on the web. It would led me open a timesheet and connect it to the Desk ticket. Nope. Not on the phone though I was told otherwise.

So far, everything does not work as advertised.

The support reps keep telling me that their integrations are in BETA.

BETA was never mentioned during any of the calls or email until it did NOT work as advertised. I even have screen shots of the word BETA on the screens.

I would not recommend this product and would put up an advisory on your website indicating that most of their “integrations” are in BETA.

I am further contacting my bank and the Attorney General for California.

I don’t pay for BETA software.

Is there another company that actually fulfills their sales pitches?

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/08/2018
Umang B.
Sr Director Data and Systems
Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/07/2020

"One of the best investments for our organization"

Comments: Great - and their customer service is great as well.

Pros: We got this software after using another vendor for about two years. During that time we learned what our needs were and had Zoho Desk on our shortlist. The criteria that we used was: + Easily integrate into the Knowledge Base (KB)
+ KB easily integrates into tickets
+ Tickets can be handled by multiple departments and permissions can be restricted to those departments
+ Single Sign On (SSO) integration for customers
+ A robust API
+ ASAP(TM?) integration that we can dump onto our website, which allows us to point directly to a particular page in the KB
+ A good mobile app (I personally use it on the iPhone)
+ Customizable reporting
~ A semi-workaround to integrate with Github (via Zoho Project) We're looking forward to Guided Conversations that's in development right now
We look forward to additional releases

Cons: It can sometimes get too bloated on your browser because it has a lot of data under the hood, and search can be finicky at times - but it's quite manageable. The above would not impact me choosing this platform again.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/07/2020