Is the new service desk product suitable for a public help desk?

Hi, our dev teams use jira on demand, and our support teams use Zendesk for public facing customer support. Can I replace Zendesk with the new service desk offering?

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1) Have all items come in as an default user and capture the users contact name info

2) Tie it with JEMH to handling the communication aspects of it

JEMH was built to handle these kind of requirements around limiting license costs and still being able to communicate with customers. All items coming in would be a "Automation User" but if you have JEMH setup up right, you'll be able to intake mail and communicate out about it.

Is SD perfect? No. It's v1. But it solves a lot of problems for folks and there are ways around things with out bending the tools too out of shape.

I have the same question as well. I was very excited to see the Service Desk offering and signed up for a trial but, after creating a new service desk, I don't see any way for users to log a support request without being logged into JIRA.

Kris, see #2 above.

mmmb looking at it it looks like you have to have licenced users, its a shame. Atlassian may be missing a big trick here.

Also noticed that ondemand licenceing would be quite expensive as you have to buy a full jira seat and and agile seat (if you are using that) as well as service desk seat.

So if I wanted to add 100 external users it would cost me $600 a month.

I really hope the SD vNext moves to be able to be used as a Zen or replacement as its in a prime postion to do so.

Same question here
More specifically I was wondering whether :

* a user that logs a request needs to be part of the licensed Jira user on the Service desk system
* on the customer portal : a customer is able to check the list of previous requests made by other members of his team?
* multiple customers can be handled through the same Jira Service Desk project but without these customers having access to issues from other customers?
* the customer portal "my request" list can be further customized (eg. showingFixVersion)?
* the customer portal "view request"form can be further customized (eg more actions the "Add comment")?


I agree with Marcus, this is getting very expensive - we have an internet facing JIRA with autocreation of users - currently approx. +1500 users - where only someting like 500 are active or "new", the rest are old, spam or systems mailing in.

The SD pluging will cost us $12000 + the JIRA license - way to expensive for a 25 man company, so we extract JIRA data to splunk to get the same SLA data. And looking into OTRS or ZenDesk as replacement

Finally, this is actually what JIRA has been missing, so I am sad its not a general part of JIRA, or way cheaper/different license model for pulic JIRA's

Normann, why not use SD to help your team manage the work better, is an email only route with JEMH to include external users viable, that would be only 500$ ?

There is a How To regarding JEMH/ServiceDesk integration.

Andy, I dont understand what Your point actually is? You link to a page that tells how to integrate JEMH with the new Service Desk plugning?

It's not suitable (period)

It doesn't worth it, zendesk or other options… Are way cheaper and fits better that purpose.

I would also like a answer to this.

That's my issue too!

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