When comparing Zendesk vs PHPBack, the Slant community recommends Zendesk for most people. In the question“What are the best user support & feedback services?” Zendesk is ranked 6th while PHPBack is ranked 10th. The most important reason people chose Zendesk is:
Zendesk offers a lot of [learning resources](https://www.zendesk.com/resources/) for users that will teach you how to use Zendesk and improve your customer service. These include webinars, videos and more.
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Pro Long list of resources
Zendesk offers a lot of learning resources for users that will teach you how to use Zendesk and improve your customer service. These include webinars, videos and more.
Pro All phone calls and voicemails are tracked
All phone calls and voicemails are tracked and recorded onto a Zendesk ticket, so you can easily keep a close eye on the types of customer calls and the quality of your team’s support.
Pro Multi-language support
It has been already translated to Spanish and they are adding support for more languages.
Pro Easy setup
PHPBack is very easy to setup, all you need is a server with PHP5 and MySQL installed.
Pro Open Source
PHPBack is open source, uses GPLv3 license.
Con High learning curve
Zendesk is one of the more complex options and can take some time to learn.
Con Small community
PHPBack is fairly young (first stable version was releases in July 2015). Currently the community is small, which may make it more difficult to find help/support.
However, the developer is active on the github page and generally responds quickly.