Intercom is a powerful set of tools for better managing your company’s customer support system. It includes a help center with a feedback system, which you can use to focus future articles on the growing needs of your customers, and it also provides a robust conversation system that allows you to assign support teams to customers based on specific criteria (about the customer or discussion topic), rather than just based on availability. Intercom is designed to create a more effective customer support network by specifically tracking and targeting your customers’ needs.
Freshdesk is a customer support ticketing system that includes a range of ticketing tools such as ticket prioritization, service level agreements, native internal communication between collaborating agents, automated suggestions for ticket solutions and in-depth customer support analytics.
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Intercom's End Points
Track the content of conversations and who is involved in them. This can be used to generate data about which topics customers are most concerned with so that you can further focus your support efforts accordingly.
Sort specific groups of users and companies that you are communicating with by creating an easily searchable tag that permeates all of your intercom databases, and you can use that tag to integrate other data about those groups throughout intercom.
Collect valuable customer data for your CRM, including basic contact info such as name, email address, and phone number but also more specific data, such as when they signed up, last signed in, and the tags associated with them.
Track the progress of your business relationship with companies (including a list of their users). Use that data to monitor how well your support network is meeting a company’s needs and how much of your overall revenue comes from each of the companies that are interacting with your business via intercom.
Automatically categorize users based on set criteria. Then Intercom can assign support teams based on that criteria, which allows you to more easily match customers with the support team members that can best assist them.
Freshdesk's End Points
Create, view, and/or modify information associated with one of your support agents, including their contact information (name, email, phone number), their permission level and which customer support group they belong to. You can also see if the agent is currently available to take a ticket and how long they have been available for so that you can assign tickets to appropriately.
Retrieve and update information about replies and notes associated with tickets, including the full text of the reply and the IDs of the agents, customer and support ticket associated with the conversation. This will not only allow you to integrate the full content of a support interaction into your customer support analytics but also allow Freshdesk to provide deeper analytics with regards to support agent performance.
See an array of information about a support ticket, including the customer that submitted the ticket, the source they submitted it from, the assigned agent, the content of the support request and the priority that Freshdesk has assigned that ticket. This, along with data about the type of support issue that the ticket is addressing, will allow you to more effectively assign the right members of your support team to the right tickets.
View data about a contact that has created a Freshdesk support ticket. This includes both basic contact information - like their name, email address, and social media ID - and information that will help you to more effectively assign the right agents to meet that contact’s needs, such as their preferred language, their associated tags and what other tickets they have submitted.