zendesk Vs Salesforce CRM (Feb 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Feb 02, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - zendesk or Salesforce CRM?

Salesforce CRM is more expensive to implement (TCO) than zendesk, Salesforce CRM is rated higher (98/100) than zendesk (90/100). Salesforce CRM offers more features (21) to their users than zendesk (11).

Looking for the right Call Center solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Zendesk compares with Salesforce.com?

Zendesk: Zendesk is founded in Copenhagen, Denmark. Zendesk is the leading cloud-based customer service software solution. More than 20,000 companies such as Groupon, Box, and Zappos are using Zendesk to lower costs, raise productivity, and increase customer satisfaction.

Salesforce.com: Salesforce.com Inc. is a global enterprise software company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States. Best known for its customer relationship management (CRM) product, through acquisitions Salesforce has expanded into the "social enterprise arena". It was ranked number 27 in Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in ...

Who's more expensive? zendesk talk or Salesforce?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Call Center software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for zendesk talk and Salesforce.

zendesk talk price starts at $5 per month , on a scale between 1 to 10 zendesk talk is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Call Center software. Salesforce price starts at $25 per user/month , when comparing Salesforce to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Call Center software cost.

Bottom line: zendesk talk cost is around the same cost of Salesforce.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared zendesk Vs. Salesforce CRM based on some of the most important and required Call Center features. zendesk talk: this software is considered "feature-rich" with more than 10 important features, here is a partial list: Self Service Portal, Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Blended Call Center, Call Queue Management, Call Recording, Inbound Call Center, IVR (Interactive Voice Response). Salesforce: Campaign Dashboard, Campaign Management, Case Management, Contact Management, Customer Database.

Target customer size

zendesk talk's typical customers include: Small, medium and large size businesses, Salesforce is ideal for individuals as well as companies.

zendesk talk

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

starts at $5 per month

Zendesk Talk is a VoIP call center software designed to help companies talk directly to their customers and provide personalized solutions to every issue they face. Being an integrated solution, Zendesk Talk en...

Categories: Call Recording, IVR, Call Center, Complaint Management.

Salesforce CRM

ITQlick rating
(4.4/5)

starts at $25 per user/month

Salesforce is a cloud-hosted customer relationship management (CRM) software suite that offer solutions for small, mid-level and enterprise organizations focusing mainly on sales and support. The software offer...

Categories: Data Analysis Tools, Computer Telephony Integration (CTI), Mobile, Case Management, Social Media.

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zendesk talk: 11 Features

Self Service Portal
Help Desk
Knowledge Base
Blended Call Center
Call Queue Management
Call Recording
Inbound Call Center
IVR (Interactive Voice Response)
Ticket Management
Survey Software
Social Media Management

Salesforce: 21 Features

Campaign Dashboard
Campaign Management
Case Management
Contact Management
Customer Database
Customer Self Service Portal
Customer Service
Customer Support Tracking
Dashboards
Email Marketing
Knowledge Base
Lead Management
Marketing Automation
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multi-Language
Sales Automation
Sales Reports
Social Advertising
Workflow Rules & Management
Collaboration Center
Report Viewing
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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zendesk
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
90/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$5 per month
Functionality
25
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Salesforce
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
98/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$25 per user/month
Functionality
28
Nextiva
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
99/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$19.95 per user/month
Functionality
20
8x8
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
93/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$0.04 per minute
Functionality
43
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TouchStar
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
91/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3.4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Pricing not available
Functionality
6
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.