Freshdesk vs Jira
Last updated: July 22, 2017
Freshdesk was built ground-up to make your agents’ lives better. That is why you will find intelligent capabilities out-of-the-box, that automatically categorize, prioritize and dispatch your tickets, and even suggest the best solutions when you get one. Freshdesk free open-source alternatives are osTicket, OTRS, Mantis.
JIRA provides issue tracking and project tracking for software development teams to improve code quality and the speed of development. Combining a clean, fast interface for capturing and organising issues with customisable workflows, OpenSocial dashboards and a pluggable integration framework, JIRA is the perfect fit at the centre of your development team. JIRA free alternatives are: Trello, Todoist. If you are looking for open-source self-hosted JIRA alternatives pay attention to Redmine, Bugzilla, Trac
Latest news about Freshdesk and Jira:
22.07.17. Freshdesk acquires chatbot startup Joe Hukum. Help desk service Freshdesk has acquired Joe Hukum, a startup out of India that offers a platform for businesses to build their own chatbots. Joe Hukum, formerly known as Speedy, was originally focused more on building its own personal assistant / concierge app to help people order goods and services before pivoting to present the service as a platform for building bots for other businesses. Joe Hukum’s knowledge tree coding has been built to automates sales, service and support workflows, and so the team from the startup will be building bots on top of existing Freshworks products to help it stand out over alternative services. The deal underscores the continuing interest in chatbots that we’re seeing from the world of customer support: companies are looking for more efficient and less expensive ways to provide basic information and help to their customers, and many have their sights set on chatbots as a viable solution, notwithstanding that a lot of what is being built right now still in its very early stages.
04.01.17. Freshdesk acquired data integration startup Pipemonk. Freskdesk has acquired Banglaore-based startup Pipemonk that helps companies move data between cloud applications such as CRM, eCommerce, marketing and help desk services. The latter is particularly important to Freshdesk, whose primary products include customer service and help desk offerings. Pipemonk gives Freshdesk more than simply a generic way to automate the flow of data between services. It will have practical application in-house, helping pull together the half dozen services, Freshdesk has acquired in a mini shopping binge over the last 16 months.
02.11.16. Customer service app Freshdesk scores $55 million. Freshdesk has got $55 million to move beyond the pure customer service app. The company is looking to aggressively expand across the entire product line, and this money gives them plenty of space to do that. While they don’t intend to build a data product like Zendesk recently announced, that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t have big plans to use the data it collects in its products to deliver smarter, more data-driven functionality. In fact, they have been working on adding more intelligence to their products in 2017, even before the new funding. Ideally, the software can assist the agent to take the most reasonable course of action to help a customer, whether that customer is external or internal.
25.08.16. JIRA gets Upwork integration. Project management service JIRA is getting a new feature that will let you easily convert JIRA tickets into job postings on Upwork freelance marketplace. With this new integration, Jira users can now click a button and get a pre-populated form to submit to Upwork’s marketplace. This feature will likely appeal to small businesses that often have a backlog of feature requests and bug fixes they never get to. This is not the first time Atlassian and Upwork have partnered around JIRA. Upwork clients can already link their JIRA tickets to an Upwork account to allow freelancers to track their time, for example. Clients can also use Upwork’s messaging feature to receive updates when a freelancer checks in code to Bitbucket, for example, or update a JIRA ticket.
04.07.14. Atlassian launches JIRA and Confluence for large companies. Atlassian announced two new products specifically geared for large companies. Next week, Atlassian will launch JIRA Data Center - the version of it project management software with support for running the service on multiple nodes. And later this summer it will launch the wiki collaboration service Confluence Data Center. With the Data Center version, larger companies will get better support for scaling the services across multiple nodes to improve performance and scalability. To ensure this, administrators will be able to route certain applications, teams or geographies to specific nodes in a cluster. Additional nodes can be added in real time and the clustering technology, and shared file systems are integrated with most industry standard technologies.
2012. Freshdesk gamifies Customer Service. Gamification has finally reached customer support space. And this is good, because tech support agents often ask themselves "Why am I doing this job?" after talking with some tough customers, and an the extra motivation (via game mechanics) can help them in such moments. One of the pioneers in helpdesk gamification is Freshdesk. They have inbuilt the classical game mechanics into their solution: it awards points based on several factors, including the amount of time it takes to close a ticket, whether an issue is resolved in one call, and customer satisfaction. Points can be tracked through internal leaderboards, and agents will be able to rise through several levels, starting with “Support Newbie” and rising to “Support Guru”. It's interesting that (already super-popular) Freshdesk was founded last year by former Zoho top manager Girish Mathrubootham (who led the development of ManageEngine). He decided to leave his comfortable place at Zoho and create the own startup after reading one brief comment under the news that Zendesk raises prices for its helpdesk-service. Here is this story.
2012. Jira 5 - bug-tracker goes social. Atlassian has launched the new version of its project management system Jira 5 and called it Social. We expected to see some sort of built-in social network where users could add bugs, vote for features, discuss updates. But none of these features appeared. Probably it's for the better, because bug - is an intimate thing and it shouldn't be publicly discussed. The new social features in Jira 5 are: the tool for sharing bugs/tasks with co-workers or groups, and the support for @names. If you mention @someone in the comments - he will receive the notification and will probably help in solving the task. In addition, the new version allows to link a bug to any external URL (website or web app) and adds a lot of integrations (including Salesforce, Zendesk, Confluence, Get Satisfaction). And you certainly want to know why there are so many Angry Birds in the video?
2011. JIRA, Confluence available as SaaS services. Atlassian has launched the new SaaS service Atlassian OnDemand, which includes its popular tools for managing software development projects: JIRA (issue-tracker), Confluence (wiki), GreenHopper (Agile Project Management), Bonfire (bug reporter), FishEye (code manager), Crucible (code review) and Bamboo (integration). All products in the SaaS version provide the full functionality of the installable counterparts. There are only minimal restrictions on the tool integration and use of the custom plug-ins. You can turn on/off the tools as needed. The service pricing is traditional for Atlassian - "everything for $10 for 10 users." Recall that the company is also selling the 10-user leniences of the same installable products for $10. So you can either buy the product for $10, or rent it for $10/month.
2009. Atlassian Jira 4.0 brings OpenSocial to Enterprise. Initially OpenSocial standard was created by Google to unify the data exchange between social web services with the help of gadgets. OpenSocial is used in Friendster, hi5, LinkedIn, MySpace, Orkut, etc. But Atlassian noticed that it has great potential in business applications behind the firewall. The new version of its popular web-based project management and issue-tracking software, Jira 4.0, got the full support of OpenSocial. And so what? First, this made the software interface more user-friendly. Now user can arrange individual page layout with the help of embedded gadgets. And each gadget can contain any information from the system - latest issues, activity stream, report diagram, etc...
2009. Web-based helpdesk dream team. Three web-based support applications: SaaS ticketing system Zendesk, internal issue tracker JIRA, and customer service platform Get Satisfaction — are now integrated. Much of this mashup functionality was created independently by each of these three vendors. The first link was the release of Zendesk's plugin for JIRA. The plugin allows anyone to draw in tickets in to the tracker, while any updates within JIRA will be automatically mirrored in your Zendesk. The second link is the Zendesk and Get Satisfaction integration plugin. It enables you to send and edit Zendesk support tickets without ever leaving your Get Satisfaction. The result is a smooth connection between a public support tool, an individualized helpdesk, and an enterprise issue tracker. Together, the trio makes up a powerful set of tools for responding to customers in either a public or private forum.
2008. Atlassian Announce JIRA Studio Hosted With Contegix. Atlassian has announced the availability of their JIRA Studio suite as a hosted Saas service. JIRA Studio is a hosted integration of popular Atlassian products starting with the JIRA issue tracker and Confluence, their wiki and knowledge management product. Atlassian has partnered with Contegix to provide the hosting for the new suite of applications.