The best Help Scout alternative is here

Meet Desk365, a cloud-based modern helpdesk that lets you deliver outstanding customer service through channels like Email, Support Portal, Microsoft Teams, Web Forms and more.
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Multi-Channel Ticketing Platform

Desk365 is a multi-channel ticketing platform, that includes Microsoft Teams ticketing along with custom email servers, customer support portal, and more. This makes it easy to run help desk operations efficiently that work great on Microsoft Teams and at the same time can handle requests from other channels like email, support portal, web forms, and more.

Affordable and Transparent Pricing

Provide best-in-class customer support without breaking your bank. Desk365 provides you with all the essential features your support team would love to have at a much more affordable price than Help Scout. All inclusive plan that covers all the features unlike Help Scout which has limited features and multiple plans forcing you into higher priced plans.

Powerful SLA Module

Desk365 has a robust SLA module that enables you to set up periodic reminders and escalation rules that help you stay on top of ticket deadlines. Setup SLAs that suit your needs, whether it’s help desk wide or even specific SLAs for specific companies. Coupled with automation rules you can make sure you never miss a deadline.

Comparing Desk365 vs. Help Scout

Features Desk365 Help Scout
Microsoft Teams App for Agents
Create tickets from Microsoft Teams
Email Ticketing
Customer Support Portal
Web Form / Web Widget
Automations (More Robust & Powerful)
Knowledge Base
Custom Email Servers (Limited to 5 mailboxes in Plus plan)
Custom Ticket Fields (Only available in Plus & Pro plans)
Custom Roles (Only available in Plus & Pro plans)
Time Tracking
Customer Surveys (Multiple Survey Types)
Reports (Multiple Custom Reports)
Agent Collision Detection
Custom Statuses and Categories (Only available in Plus & Pro plans)
API Access
Power Automate Connector
Azure AD Single Sign-On (Easy to set-up) (Only available in Plus & Pro plans)
Onboarding Specialist
Email Support
Free Trial (21 Days) (15 Days)
Free Plan Available
Number of Users Unlimited Unlimited
Lowest Paid Plan $10/agent/month $20/agent/month
Highest Paid Plan $10/agent/month $65/agent/month

Last Updated Date: 26-May-2023

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Hear from real people who have experienced the difference.

Desk365 does what you expect from a much more expensive ticket system. The best thing however is the customer support. All questions about the software are answer quickly and completely and suggestions for improvement are treated seriously. They really make you feel they are part of your team.

Scientist Sensortechnologies


Posted on
February 26, 2023

Performance, Support, Easy-to-use. The Performance is incredible – one of the fastest Helpdesk systems I have ever worked with. The Support is just amazing. Any inquiries will be answered quickly and professionally. Easy-to-use: almost no one, from our ~100 employees, needed any training. It’s self-explanatory.

System & Network Administrator

Oil and energy

Posted on
February 22, 2023

Teams integration is fantastic and has improved user interaction by at least 500%. Tech team is notified in Teams when tickets come in. Users see tech questions and comments in their teams. Automation features are great. Knowledgebase is more than adequate and search functions work well. 

IT Manager


Posted on
March 14, 2023

Why should you choose Desk365 over Help Scout?

Desk365’s simplicity, customizability, & collaborative features make it the best Help Scout alternative for the support team that wants to work efficiently and improve customer service.


Different SLA options are available that enable you to provide you with periodic reminders before the tickets are due and help you to stay on top of ticket escalations. You can also set up a No SLA policy if needed and have the option of selecting a different default SLA for different companies.

Improved Agent Productivity

Set up Automation rules that are easy to set up and get triggered during ticket creation and ticket updation. Highly configurable, easy to use interface, makes it easy to create workflows based on different ticket/customer properties, keywords, events, and more. Boost agent productivity and solve important customer queries effectively.

Analyze Customer Sentiment using Surveys 

Create and send customer surveys to get immediate feedback from your customers. Analyze the data together with your support team to identify areas of improvement, establish a proper plan, and make the required changes in systems, processes, and teams to streamline your support operations.

Better & Improved Reporting

Help Scout provides only basic data on reports to help support teams track their customer service metrics. Get actionable insights from reports on customer satisfaction ratings, ticket trends data, or agent performance such as response time, resolved time, closed time using Desk365.

Track Time Spent on Tickets

Understanding where your agents spend their time and tracking their time spent on tickets across multiple support channels are critical for any help desk. You can enter the exact time spent on a ticket or use a timer to keep track of it. Time tracking is especially useful when you bill clients for time spent on tickets. 

Prioritized Ticket Views

Create customized ticket views using easy to use filters that cover all ticket fields, including any custom fields you have created. Tickets can be automatically sorted in order of priority, due time, type, channel, status, and more according to your needs.

Self-Service Portal for Customers​

Provide your customers with a web-based online portal through which they can create and manage tickets, access solution articles from your Knowledge Base. Customize the Support Portal according to your brand guidelines. Advanced options allow you to restrict access to signed in users, Microsoft 365 sign-ins and even display specific articles to specific customers.

Essential Features

Desk365 is a modern help desk that has all the essential features you need, without the bloat from features that are not useful anymore. Advanced automation rules, SLAs with easy to set up reminders and escalation rules, Azure AD single sign-On, customer surveys, advanced reporting and more.

Worried about the effort involved in switching to Desk365?

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We offer free migration and set-up help. We will work with you every step of the way on your transition to Desk365.
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