Help Scout vs. Freshdesk

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Help Scout is a complete customer support platform that delivers all the tools growing teams need to create a best-in-class customer experience.

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Why choose Help Scout over Freshdesk?

​​Though Freshdesk offers a large array of features, most teams only use a fraction of what they offer. With Help Scout, you get access to a focused set of features to help you deliver the best customer experience possible — all without breaking the bank.

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powerful not perplexing


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Help your customers help themselves


Offer real-time support with real humans


FYI: You can import your Freshdesk data directly into Help Scout, no IT required.

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Intuitive, world-class support tools for growing teams



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Advanced collaboration and organization for rapid growth

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Security, scale, and hands-on service for large teams

Help Scout is right for you if...

We understand the challenges unique to scaling and built Help Scout to specifically address those needs. Enterprise software companies like Freshdesk build for their largest users, which have different priorities and budgets.

Customer support is about talking with customers. With Help Scout, you can start having conversations in minutes — with fewer clicks — and manage the setup yourself. There’s no need for outside consultants or teams of dedicated admins, even if you have a complex support setup.

Help Scout can be as simple or powerful as you need it to be. As your needs get more complex, Help Scout is ready to meet the challenge with features like workflowstagscustom fields, and reporting. They all work together to let you focus on what matters most — talking with your customers.

If 10 years of supporting support teams has taught us anything, it’s that customer service matters. With Help Scout, you get access to world-class support 24x6. If you want to learn on your own schedule, we also offer a robust library of easy-to-navigate help documentation.

Freshdesk is right for you if...

You absolutely can manage phone conversations using Help Scout, but we don’t have as many dedicated tools for that specific use case as Freshdesk does. If you’re primarily doing phone support, Freshdesk may be the right option for you.

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