What Is Kayako?
With Kayako, customer-obsessed businesses get better at delivering effortless customer service experiences.
Customer service is changing. Today, your customer expects to be recognized and understood as an individual, not a ticket. Unlike traditional helpdesks, Kayako connects the dots between your support channels, your customer's information, and your team.
Kayako is used by over 130,000 customer support pros in businesses around the world, including Peugeot, NASA, and Fedex.
Who Uses Kayako?
Organizations of all types and sizes - from microbusiness to the enterprise - trust Kayako to power their customer service.
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Reviews of Kayako
Best software for internal and external email communication
I love using kayako as it has been the best communication platform which not only allows me to communicate but also provides me reports on any urgent email that I need to act on immediately which saves me from delayed tasks and replies.
Since we switched from outlook to kayako software for inter-team and client communication, kayako has provided the best communication platform which allowed us to to have an organized, easy to refer to and not only use but also can view any sent/received email from any location via any device.
Kayako has been the best communication platform for professional communication that I have used so far. Kayako is recommended for both inter-team and external - client communication. The best feature of kayako is that it allows you to organize your emails into folder based on departments, status and the nature of the email content. Also using other type of email platforms has been a worry at times and time consuming when trying to find all the back and forth communication happened on one email thread by multiple people, but kayako provides the best solution by capturing all the communication happened on one subject/email which is sent and received by one or many, in the same email thread which we call a "Ticket" Interface of kayako can be designed and created as per the user's requirement and preference. Also referring to an email has been very convenient as each ticket carries its own unique Ticket ID. It also provides reports on emails based on its nature. ex: overdue, received within 24hrs and etc based on rules we set which allows to the user to be more organized, effective and proactive.
Understanding and using the software is essential as it doesn't function like other email platforms but has its own organized interface. Inter team communication The software is mainly build for professional communication however I wish it could have few other options like adding colors, tables and etc but apart from that no other cons to mention.
Expensive for small companies, and sometimes buggy, but a great customer experience
Comments: Generally great experience for the end user, but could use some occasional polish.
Really easy and streamlined customer experience. The support for a JWT-based sign in for customers into the help centre means that people have a single account to sign in to everything, rather than creating separate accounts like you'd have to do with Zendesk or similar, and it just makes life a whole lot easier overall. The widget is nicely-designed, neat and unobtrusive.
For a single agent, the plans are quite expensive, especially if you want functionality like customer SSO. I also find the notifications it provides are very iffy, sometimes not being delivered - and for some infuriating reason, there's no option to deliver emails for replies only when you're not already online!
Comments: I will never go back. They are massively overpriced. Renewals are fraught with misleading comments and empty promises. Billing is often problematic. There are also core functions missing from their cloud product.
We were long time Kayako users. In the past, support was responsive. For the classic version, ticketing functions were functional.
Unfortunately, they were bought out by another company and have gone downhill. Support is often unable to assist with issues. Billing is frequently incorrect. The parent company is trying to move functions out of Kayako.
Good choice although there are some problems.
Comments: There are so many helpdesk systems, Kayako has been our selected one, but we are still looking for better choice.
1- Beautiful user interface. 2- It Supports all activities in a helpdesk process. 3-14 days free trial 4-Good localization, so you can add your own translations to (just) on-premise version
1- When you are Kayako admin and at the same time one of the staffs (Agent), you have to switch so many times between Admin / Staff panel to do your tasks. sometimes it makes me confused because knowing which setting is in admin panel and which one is in staff(Agent) panel sometimes is difficult. 2-I can say that Kayako is designed for too many clients for a limited number of services. If you have too many services each of them assigned to a client, Using Kayako would be difficult (But Possible). for example, you have to set permissions for widgets separately. 3-Kayako is not suitable for small teams. it requires a lot of time and effort for setting up. 4-Kayako integration and API's are limited. We couldn't integrate Kayako with our Self-Built project management and timesheet system. 5- Localization in cloud version doesn't work very well. We couldn't use Arabic in cloud version
Kayako - Feedback
Easy to identify what we need to use to support customer
Kayako most of the time is laggy and affects overall performance of our agents