What is the best customer service management tool?

We currently use Zendesk. We're not happy with all the recent downtime, so looking for alternatives.
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    Intercom

    Communicate personally with every single customer.

    R A I Z A🍝 Product Manager | Spaghetti Aficionado · Written
    I feel like I lurk on every customer service question just to say Intercom first whenever I can! 🔥 Clean interface, easy to use.
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    Jeroen Corthout ☕7Co-Founder Salesflare · Written
    Go for the real thing. You won't regret it. I wrote a post here about what makes the Intercom product so great: https://blog.salesflare.com/how-...
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    Brendhain ReidSaaS Operations | Customer Success · Written
    Intercom really is THE best. There are cheaper options out there, but none have as much functionality as Intercom. Live Chat and Email Support, in-app messages, announcements, onboarding and retention messages etc.
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    LiveChat

    Premium live chat and help desk software for business.

    I like LiveChat because the software offers suitable plans both for small and big businesses. It has a fancy interface and many useful features that allow to speed up customer, generate leads and grow sales.
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  3. 23
    Freshdesk

    Everything you need to deliver exceptional customer support.

    Cloud-based customer support software & helpdesk ticketing system that assists customers over email, phone and social channels.
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  4. 13
    Dashly.io (ex. Carrrot.io)

    Turn visitors into customers with data driven conversation

    Valerie FenskeGrowth Marketing @ dashly.io · Written
    Valerie Fenske made this product
    With a variety of features in one product, Dashly is well apprecited among its users as a customer service tool That's because of the combination of: - live chat - with powerful features like canned responses, channels and option to hold conversations - integration with other communication channels, e.g. Facebook and Mail - knowledge base with unlimited categories and articles + SEO ranking of your articles - chatbot for routing - no more manual qualifying - detailed lead cards - know who you are talking to By the way, it also had a mobile app. Which makes "support on the go" real and easily manageable.
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    all features are available for you in a single window
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    Zendesk

    Software for better customer service.

    Lizaveta SalianikCustomer Care Manager, Dream Support · Written
    As simple as it may sound Zendesk is so far the most convenient tool I have been using for customer support. First and foremost come the features that help to speed up and automatize the process, thus decreasing the response time. Those heroes are Macros and Comments. Basically, what you do from the very start is create a sheet with the most common issues that could emerge, document the resolution process and make a Macro out of it. Sure, they can be customized and updated based on the issue you are dealing with. And here come the comments which are sort of incomplete Macros, but show up automatically depending on the issue your customer has, which is cool as you can combine several comments to resolve a more complex issue that stated in the Macro. Next come tags which are assigned to numerous cases and just make your search trough billions of tickets, troubleshooting and the whole life in Zendesk easier. Internal notes. Oh, that's my love! As easy as ABC. If you need to consult the App team for example or reassign it to the warehouse team, you just make a note in the ticket and everything is crystal clear and invisible for the customer:) Analytics dashboard and the Insight centre, which is more of use to the Marketing team for strategic planning and improving the customer experience ( haven't used that much, but love the reports it shows, especially love being in the leaders on the first response time list!)
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    Willie Morris3Formerly Amazon, Boeing, and Faithbox · Written
    Zendesk is infinitely scalable and has a ton of options. A bit of a learning curve, but solid. We also really like the analytics.
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    Catherine CrandallPassionate about vitamins & supplements · Written
    Great user experience
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    HelpDesk

    Simple ticketing system for teams.

    Daria Zabój22Content designer · Written
    Check out HelpDesk. It's a robust ticketing system that allows you to easily manage communication with customers.
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    HelpCrunch

    Customer Communication tool for Support, Marketing & Sales

    Daniil Kopilevych4Head of Growth at HelpCrunch · Written
    Daniil Kopilevych made this product
    More modern customer service alternative to Zendesk Check out HelpCrunch vs Zendesk comparison: https://helpcrunch.com/zendesk-a...
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  8. 5
    askneo

    Deliver personal customer service through texting

    Cole Kemmerer made this product
    Askneo helps you build a personal relationship with customers using text message. It's super simple and brings a personal touch :) They are launching today Tuesday 7/21 on PH and they have a pretty sick offer!!! https://www.producthunt.com/post...
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  9. 4
    Deskun

    Communicate across all social channels in Gmail

    Anastasia PopovaMarketing Manager, Tillypad · Written
    Anastasia Popova made this product
    Deskun is a simple and inexpensive tool for customer support. It's easy to use and install and it works in the familiar Gmail or G Suite interface. There's a great number of possible channels of customer communication included.
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    Drag Pro

    Transform Gmail into organized To Do lists (like Trello)

    Nick TimmsSerial Maker of Drag, Whoisvisiting + · Written
    Nick Timms made this product
    Drag's a newer way of supporting customers. It uses Gmail as a shared inbox with your team :)
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  11. 4
    BRAND24

    A powerful, award-winning app for media monitoring 🚀

    Kuba Rogalski39Content Writer at LiveChat · Written
    Kuba Rogalski made this product
    If you wanted to consider the not-so-obvious route, I recommend adding a media monitoring tool to your customer services, unless you already did it. Why? More and more people mention companies all around the web with those companies being unaware of this on many occasions. According to the research conducted by Conversocial, fewer than 3% of customers directly @ mention brands on Twitter. This means that a vast majority of those mentions are untagged and very often overlooked by customer service teams, and if you don't have a social media monitoring tool, it's pretty much impossible to keep track of all those untagged mentions. Searching for them manually would be totally counter-productive, so I think a media monitoring tool could significantly improve the management of your customer service :)
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    HelpScout

    Simple support system, without all the crap you don't need

    Brendhain ReidSaaS Operations | Customer Success · Written
    Fantastic and affordable solution for a simple helpdesk ticketing system.
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  13. In my opinion, the best customer service management tool is ProProfs Help Desk. It is feature-rich and powered by collaborative email. Major features of this customer support software consist of shared inbox, canned responses, in-built survey, child ticket, issue tracking, reports, ticket prioritization, and much more.
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  14. AlexJitbit - a helpdesk ticketing system · Written
    Alex made this product
    Give Jitbit a try, it's a feature-packed help desk app that includes an "on-premise" version so that you can run on your server
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  15. Vitaliy VerbenkoRegular Canadian guy · Written
    Vitaliy Verbenko made this product
    It's a really simple, easy-to-use helpdesk ticketing system, customer community and knowledge base. Feedback / contact tab included, too :)
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  16. Vineet GuptaInternet Marketing Strategist · Written
    From my opinion, ProProfs Chat deserves a mention here. Whether it’s installation time, product support or features; this chat application totally nails all arenas. What I liked the most is pre chat invitations that allows our operators to anticipate the nature of customer queries and deliver better quality responses. Initially we decided to restrict the use to customer support, but later took a step forward to get a sizable number of leads to our funnel. Their customer support is always on their toes and go the extra mile to support our business. Kudos to them.
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    ProProfs Help Desk 2.0

    Help Desk Software for Creating Better Support Experiences

    Anuj MishraDigital Marketing · Written
    My team encountered a very similar issue with Zendesk and eventually, after the prolonged downtimes we switched to the ProProfs Help Desk (https://www.proprofs.com/helpdesk/). The tool has an extremely easy-to-scan user interface and requires no advanced training, a couple of hours and you should be good to go. Besides this, we have been really happy with the Intelligent Reports feature that has helped us track productivity and improve together as one big customer service team. Moreover, their reliable support team will have your back 24/7.
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  18. Faasthelp is the simple and easy customer support software where you can reduce 80% of customer support and engagement costs and 3x increase in your customer visits and visit times. It has 3 best features like live chat, Knowledge base and ticketing system where in live chat you can chat with your customers for clarifying their doubts and any information to be passed on to the customers and also Getting email alerts if you have missed any previous chat. Amazing Knowledge base articles which can be categorized as private and public as per your requirement. You can add any number of questions, add visuals and screenshots to the questions based on the categories and even search option is available. Simple helpdesk ticketing system where customers can log, raise their ticket and track those tickets to know the status of the tickets raised. And finally, all these features are available for you in a single window and can be integrated into your business application in less than a minute.
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    Sortd for Gmail

    Trello for Gmail - Transform your email into organized lists

    It’s an incredible customer service management tool for Gmail teams!
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    It’s an incredible customer service management tool for Gmail teams!
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  20. William HuDesigner. Entrepreneur. Dreamer. · Written
    It looks amazing + it works + it's free.
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