About Salesforce Service Cloud

7 Key Ways Service Cloud Empowers Companies to Deliver Frictionless Service:

CONSOLE
With Service Cloud, you can manage all of your cases faster, in a unified agent experience. And the Salesforce1 Platform makes the console really sing — on your desktop and mobile devices.

COMMUNITIES
Service Cloud Communities allow customers to help themselves and each other. Wherever they are and whatever device they are on, communities give them the tools for self-service troubleshooting.

MULTI-CHANNEL
Multi-channel customer service is a whole new ballgame. With connected objects and predictive intelligence, Service Cloud gives you the power to provide the customer service of the future. Now.

KNOWLEDGE
Quickly search your knowledge base for relevant answers. Or make it easy for customers to do it themselves. Either way, your customers get the answers they need, exactly the way they want to get them.

SOCIAL SERVICE
Deliver service to your customers on the social media channels where they live, on whatever device they are using. Give your agents the tools for collaboration that allow them to deliver outstanding customer service.

AGENT COLLABORATION
With Chatter, agents can quickly escalate cases to experts to close cases faster. And with the Salesforce1 Platform, your Chatter feed is integrated into the Service Cloud console for a truly unified experience, whether at your desktop or on a mobile device.

MOBILE
Manage Service Cloud cases from anywhere with the Salesforce1 Platform — the fastest, smartest platform for customer service.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Salesforce Service Cloud

-Increased Customer Satisfaction

-Increased Agent Productivity

-Decreased Support Costs

-Integration to Platform Ecosystem

-Companies can now deliver a full range of self-service options so that customers can
help themselves, which leads to increased Customer Satisfaction and decreased Support Costs.

-By empowering Agents with all of the information they need to resolve customer in a single interface drives increased Agent Productivity.

-The Salesforce platform allows companies customize business processes and leverage the pre-built integrations with the ecosystem of ISV and partner applications.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German and 8 others, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese

Pricing starting from:

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Features

Total features of Salesforce Service Cloud: 196

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Animal Licensing
  • Application Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Routing
  • Automatic Call Distribution
  • Availability Indicator
  • Availability Management
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Blended Call Centre
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Centre Management
  • Call Logging
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Scripting
  • Call Transfer
  • Caller ID
  • Campaign Management
  • Canned Responses
  • Capacity Management
  • Case Management
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Change Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Code Enforcement
  • Code Maintenance
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Complaint Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Conferencing
  • Configuration Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Cost Recovery
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Activity Tracking
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Response Control
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Communities
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Fee Management
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Storage
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Forms Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • GIS
  • GPS
  • Geotargeting
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Guided Problem Solving
  • Historical Reporting
  • IT Asset Management
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Inbound Call Centre
  • Incident Management
  • Inspection Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Land Planning
  • Lead Distribution
  • License Issuance
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Manual Dialer
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Network Monitoring
  • Offline Form
  • Online Forums
  • Online Time Clock
  • Order Management
  • Outbound Call Centre
  • Parking Management
  • Payment Collection in the Field
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Permit Issuance
  • Photo Management
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Prioritisation
  • Proactive Chat
  • Problem Management
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Project Management
  • Property Database
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Assurance
  • Queue Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Records Management
  • Release Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Request Assignment
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduling
  • Screen Sharing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalogue
  • Service History
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Request Management
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Status Tracking
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Taxation & Assessment
  • Technician Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Utility Billing
  • Video Support
  • Violation Tracking
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Website Integration
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Weed Abatement Control
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(513)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Jordan C.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Awesome Ticketing System

Reviewed on 08/08/2019

Users are really more productive than previous tool

Users are really more productive than previous tool

Pros

With Service Cloud, we have a complete overview on our Customers. From Lead to Case, we can log all customers activities and be proactive for their needs.

Cons

Often, you must adapt your process to the tool, not the tool to your process and that's the hardest part of Salesforce implementation. Also, multiple administrators can destroy your organization.

Shalom L.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Sales Business brand

Reviewed on 03/06/2021

Pros

You can manage all your needs according to your company and needs. and mainly it is that all the information is unified together in the same place

Cons

Like all other systems, this is a platform that requires training to really know how to use it and get the most out of it.

Govindraj S.
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Complex customer support software

Reviewed on 10/11/2020

We tried our best to customise Salesforce and for a year we used it but we found that the kind of...

We tried our best to customise Salesforce and for a year we used it but we found that the kind of features we needed it required a Salesforce consultant team to build it however with an extra cost with a dependency so we moved to Zendesk because they provided exactly what we needed at a much less cost and without needing a consultant. Mid-size companies should never use Salesforce cloud unless if their requirements are very high which cannot be fulliled by a out of box customizated product like Zendesk.

Pros

Only reports. They have a very good Reports which can be used to build a Dashboard which are very easily customised.

Cons

It is highly complex and it doesn't come with out of box customization. For every single feature implementation u will need a. Consultant. It is only suitable for big call center provided if they maintain a Salesforce engineering team to create and implement all the features as per the Support departments requirements.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Does what we need it to

Reviewed on 11/02/2021

Overall this feature is great and allows us to easily report on and keep track of cases rather than...

Overall this feature is great and allows us to easily report on and keep track of cases rather than using a typical help desk email feature. Having everything in Salesforce is extremely beneficial.

Pros

Overall, I like that with Salesforce Service Cloud we can easily set up queues and routing especially if someone is out of the office for a few days it is easy to manage who should own the case in their absense.

Cons

There are some limitations when it comes to setting alerts or escalations especially with business hours requirements- you can use business hours in escalations/milestone but its very minimal and you cannot choose additional criteria to filter on. It's also necessary if you use service cloud frequently to purchase add ons like Email to Case Premium to make service cloud more user friendly and customizable

Jennifer B.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Everything I need on one page

Reviewed on 06/11/2019

I love that I can manage our sales team's goals vs. actuals all in one place. I can see exactly...

I love that I can manage our sales team's goals vs. actuals all in one place. I can see exactly where each prospect/opportunity is in the sales process, who the contact is and information about the company all on one screen. With the links that let me get more information about each of those areas, it's a seamless process.

Pros

I love that, compared to Salesforce Classic, I can see all of the information about the Prospect or Client that I need all on one page. I don't have to go from one page to another

Cons

It's not like any of the other CRMs that our sales team has used so there was a bit of a training curve for some of them.

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Salesforce Service Cloud FAQs

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Salesforce Service Cloud offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Per User
  • Free Trial: Available

Salesforce Service Cloud has the following typical customers:

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

Salesforce Service Cloud supports the following languages:

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese

Salesforce Service Cloud supports the following devices:

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

Salesforce Service Cloud integrates with the following applications:

ChannelInsight, Desk.com, Five9, Gainsight CS, Helpshift, InGenius, LiveOps, Monet Live WFO, Moxie Concierge Email Management, NICE CXone, Natterbox, Quip, Salesforce Analytics Cloud, Salesforce Essentials, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Salesforce Platform, Salesforce Sales Cloud, SalesforceIQ, Swiftype, Talkdesk, Transera, Vonage Contact Center

Salesforce Service Cloud offers the following support options:

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

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