About Zoho Desk

Zoho Desk is a cloud-based help desk platform designed to help businesses of all sizes manage customer service. Key features include customer support tickets, a customer support portal, contract management, and report creation. The solution collates interactions from various media such as email, phone, chat, social media, a self-service portal, forums, and forms and presents them in one place.

Zoho Desk enables users to make custom changes, such as renaming tabs, adding new departments, customizing email templates, defining business hours, and adding help folders. Tasks such as ticket assignment, service escalations, notification rules, and time-based actions can be automated by setting workflow rules. The solution provides customizable and scheduled reports, happiness ratings, and a graphical dashboard for analyzing customer satisfaction.

The platform integrates with Zoho customer relationship management (CRM), which facilitates the addition of customer information into tickets logged in Zoho Desk and enables service agents to know more about the customers.

Pricing starting from:

US$14.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Zoho Desk

- 50% faster implementation than most customer service software.

- Dedicated training program with a shallow learning curve.

- Customizable workspace that works across any industry, brand, and department.

- Hassle-free migration with the help of our account executives.

- No hidden costs, long-term contracts, and lock-ins.

- Compliant with data protection laws, such as GDPR, HIPAA, and CCPA.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Countries available

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and 23 others

Supported Languages

Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Danish, Dutch and 14 others

Pricing starting from:

US$14.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Zoho Desk: 159

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Routing
  • Automatic Call Distribution
  • Autoresponders
  • Batch Communications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Call Centre Management
  • Call Logging
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Reporting
  • Call Routing
  • Call Scripting
  • Call Tracking
  • Call Transfer
  • Callback Scheduling
  • Canned Responses
  • Case Management
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Chatbot
  • Churn Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Database
  • Content Management
  • Customer Communication
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Management
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • For Insurance Industry
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Help Desk Management
  • IVR Software
  • Inbound Call Centre
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interactive Content
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lead Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Manual Dialer
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Form
  • On-Demand Communications
  • Onboarding
  • Online Forums
  • Outbound Call Centre
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalisation
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritisation
  • Proactive Chat
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Queue Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Recurring Issues
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SEO Management
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Analysis
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • User Management
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Assistant
  • VoIP Connection
  • Website Integration
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(2,157)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Tacho
Tacho
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Zoho desk allows me to track all incoming requests and to convert website visitors to real...

Reviewed on 01/09/2021

A good-looking dashboard and customizable reports make a significant difference from other products...

A good-looking dashboard and customizable reports make a significant difference from other products I used. I am a visual man and it is very important for me to have a great visualized report.

Pros

The most valuable feature for me is the ability to create different tickets for customer's requests. After delegates the ticket to the specific team I am sure the customer will be served in high quality... The custom dashboard gives me the all information I need to make better decisions and to take any action if there is any significant problem.

Cons

I would like to have an opportunity to make more customization to web forms in the same way as Zoho CRM.

Ana
Ana
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Zoho Desk: easy to use, customizable, and evolving service desk suite

Reviewed on 16/08/2022

We looked at a few others (Salesforce, FreshDesk, and others) and were surprised by many of the...

We looked at a few others (Salesforce, FreshDesk, and others) and were surprised by many of the features. There were many Zoho branded products and services available that seemed to work well during testing. The interface and mobile apps were fairly intuitive and we were able to get a fully functional demo up and running in a matter of hours without much trouble. We evaluated it with other software at the same time, so let's compare how long it took us to get it up and running and use it functionally with other systems.

Pros

The initial setup wizard worked smoothly. Navigation through the configuration menus is simple and intuitive. The customer access portal home page is in place and ready for further customization of content. A clean design that displays the functions that are needed at this time.

Cons

The initial 14-day trial period is fine for "getting started", but trying to juggle a new set of desktop services and day-to-day work seems to work against the clock. A 30 to 45-day trial period would be excellent, as it allows you to become so familiar with the software that you are more willing to use it.

Alternatives Considered

Zendesk Suite

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Desk

We are creating the first in-house service solution for the company. Having a managed solution to handle requests that other team members can monitor and resolve is much better than trying to handle email support requests that sit in an inbox with many other unrelated emails.

Switched From

Freshdesk

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Desk

We are a growing company and we need to track our issues not only by the customer but also by specific serial number. We had a very rudimentary system to do this, but our size is pushing us to modernize to stay on top of everything. This system should help us.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 24/08/2018

I realized I need a product that will fully integrate with my Google contacts and calendar, be able...

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?

🪃 Isaac
🪃 Isaac
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Streamlining Customer Service with Zoho Desk

Reviewed on 22/04/2024

Pros

I was highly impressed with Zoho Desk's intuitive interface and comprehensive feature set. The platform is exceptionally user-friendly, making it easy for our team to manage tickets efficiently. One of the standout features is its automation capabilities, which significantly reduce the manual workload by routing tickets based on predefined rules. This has led to a faster response time and increased customer satisfaction. Additionally, the integration with other Zoho products and third-party tools is seamless, providing a unified approach to our customer service processes.

Cons

While Zoho Desk offers many advantages, one area that could see improvement is its mobile app. The app occasionally feels less responsive and lacks some of the functionalities available on the desktop version. This can be a drawback for teams that rely heavily on mobile access to provide timely customer support. Enhancing the mobile experience would make Zoho Desk even more robust for on-the-go users.

Emily
Emily
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

For managing tickets and tasks, Zoho Desk provides all I need

Reviewed on 02/08/2023

Maintain the things we offer by attending to the routine upkeep tasks that clients email us about....

Maintain the things we offer by attending to the routine upkeep tasks that clients email us about. Provide a formal record of the work completed, and check to see that our employees are following through.

Pros

Setup and use are breezes. Whenever a new customer is added, a ticket is created and an email is sent to our staff. To stay on top of things at work, a dashboard is invaluable.

Cons

Zoho Desk can do the job, but it lacks the sophistication of other Service Desk software. The SaaS model requires you to take into account that the product's degree of customizability can be limiting at times.

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Zoho Desk FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Zoho Desk.

Zoho Desk offers the following pricing plans:

Free - up to 3 users, forever! Express - $7/user/month billed annually Standard - $14/user/month billed annually Professional - $23/user/month billed annually Enterprise - $40/user/month billed annually A 15-day free trial is available.

Zoho Desk has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Zoho Desk supports the following languages:

Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

Zoho Desk supports the following devices:

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

Zoho Desk integrates with the following applications:

Aircall, Asana, Bigin by Zoho CRM, Clearbit, GoTo Connect, Google Analytics 360, Google Workspace, Intercom, Jira, Kookoo, Mailchimp, Meta for Business, Microsoft Teams, Pipedrive, RingCentral Contact Center, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, SurveyMonkey, Trello, Twilio, Twitter/X, Zadarma, Zapier, Zoho Analytics, Zoho Assist, Zoho Billing, Zoho Books, Zoho BugTracker, Zoho CRM, Zoho Cliq, Zoho Creator, Zoho Flow, Zoho Forms, Zoho Inventory, Zoho Invoice, Zoho SalesIQ, Zoho Social, Zoho Sprints, Zoho Survey, babelforce

Zoho Desk offers the following support options:

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

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