Hello there, I hope you guys are doing well, today we will discuss about top 5 ticket system built with laravel, with all the features explaining why to choose it.
Before moving forward let’s understand what is ticket system or helpdesk, is and how it will help you to grow your business.
What is a ticket system?
A ticket system, also known as a ticketing system or issue tracking system, is a software tool or platform designed to help businesses or organizations manage and track customer requests, inquiries, or issues in a systematic manner. It is commonly used in customer support, IT helpdesk, or service-oriented industries.
How it helps your business to grow?
By utilizing a ticket system, businesses can streamline their support operations, improve response times, enhance customer satisfaction, and maintain a structured approach to issue resolution.
Top 5 helpdesk ticketing systems in laravel
- Easy Ticket
- Free Scout
- Os Ticket
1. Easy Ticket
As per the name, this ticket system is really easy to use and comes lot more features like email pipping, multi-agent, multi admin, knowledgebase, faq, cms, front page, saas option, fully responsive, and the entire website is customizable.
Their documentation is so clear and straightforward even a non-coder can install this software in their system, you can check their documentation here https://code-hunger.gitbook.io/easy-ticket
Demo: To see the website demo you can see the demo here – https://easy-ticket.maticodairy.com/
Buy/Download: If you are interested in download or purchase this software just for $10 you can do it from here https://www.codester.com/items/42526/easy-ticket-support-ticket-system-with-website
Feature of easy ticket software
- Ticket creation: Customers can submit their requests through various channels like email, web forms, or chat, and a ticket is generated automatically.
- Email Pipping: Ticket will be automatically created based on the receive e-mail on particular mail.
- Ticket assignment: Tickets are assigned to appropriate personnel based on their expertise or workload. This ensures that the ticket is handled by the most suitable person or team.
- Ticket tracking: The system allows tracking and monitoring of ticket progress throughout its lifecycle. It records timestamps, status changes, and any updates made to the ticket.
- Communication and collaboration: Internal discussions or conversations related to the ticket can take place within the system, allowing support agents or team members to collaborate and share information.
- Prioritization and escalation: Tickets can be assigned priority levels based on their urgency and impact. Critical issues can be escalated to higher-level support or management for prompt resolution.
- Knowledge base integration: Many ticket systems include a knowledge base where common issues and their solutions are documented. Support agents can refer to this knowledge base to provide standardized responses or troubleshoot problems.
- Reporting and analytics: Ticket systems often provide reporting capabilities to analyze various metrics, such as response time, resolution time, and customer satisfaction ratings. These insights help organizations identify trends, measure performance, and make data-driven decisions for process improvement.
Developers are describing FreeScout as the super lightweight free open source help desk and shared inbox.
We’ve installed it and yes – it is really lightweight (it’s distribution kit is just 10 MB), and it can be used even on a shared hosting.
All you need to do to start using it is to connect it to your email address and all incoming emails will be turning into support tickets.
The interface of the helpdesk is very slick and neat, it’s design and usability is simply the best among all the systems we’ve checked.
Helpdesk provides free mobile apps for iOS and Android. It also has an excellent collection of extensions allowing you to turn it into top level support solution and satisfy most of your needs: WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram integration, LDAP, Knowledge Base, CRM, End-User Portal with the form for submitting tickets, Kanban mode, Live Chat widget for the website, etc.
Besides you can also create your own modules – they work just like plugins in WordPress, simple and effective.
This helpdesk tool gave us very good impression. It’s fast and not bloated or overloaded with features which you never use.
Support agents enjoyed using it, it’s very easy to switch to it and start processing tickets. Even visually impaired support agents are able to use it!
The only thing we were missing is the ability to split one ticket into two as sometimes it’s really needed, but hopefully FreeScout Team with time will add this feature too.
Faveo developers describe it as a customizable, omni-channel open source helpdesk software built on Laravel framework. There are different editions of the helpdesk: Community Edition, Freelancer, Pro Edition and Service Desk.
We’ve tried to check online demo but it just showed us an empty page. The open source Community Edition version distribution kit is quite heavy – about 95 MB.
Apparently Faveo Team is trying to maintain free and paid versions of the helpdesk, but it looks like the free open source version is not very actively maintained – the last release was in 2021. GitHub repo has about 4,150 open issues which is quite a lot.
We also found it a bit difficult to navigate in Faveo’s documentation, but finally we’ve managed to install it on Ubuntu with Nginx.
While checking it there a bit of a feeling of “clumsiness”. The helpdesk has a lot of options, and sometimes it’s not very easy to find what you need.
It has approval workflows, priorities & ticket types, daily reports, etc. Free open source version of the helpdesk does not allow to use it in the mobile app. So the free edition of the helpdesk lives it’s own life while the paid version – it’s own.
4. Os Ticket
OSTicket allows to scale and streamline your customer service and as a result improve your customer’s experience. OSTicket is widely-used open source support ticket system. It’s one of the oldest – it’s first release on GitHub was in 2013.
The average distribution kit’s size is 50 MB. The helpdesk has a bit old-fashioned interface, but it does what it’s supposed to do – allows to process support requests.
Customers are able to create tickets via your website, email or phone. Agents can be assigned to different departments and have different roles.
OSTicket provides a standard set of helpdesk features: custom fields, auto-responder, agent collision avoidance, SLA, customer portal and also allows to add tasks to tickets. OSTicket collects inquires via email or web form. It does not provide official mobile apps, only 3rd party apps are available.
Our overall impression of this tool was quite good. If you need an open source helpdesk and you are not focused on a super modern design and UI – OSTicket is your choice.
Zammad may work as a product / service support system, support for wholesale / retail or as IT service desk. It’s based on many years of experience with ticketing systems – it’s created in 2016 by the developer of the OTRS.
This is the only non-PHP open source helpdesk in our review – it’s using Ruby. Installing it was a bit challenging experience.
Some of the features Zammad boasts: autosave for tickets, opening multiple tickets at the same time without having to switch between browser windows, LDAP, ticket templates, etc.
Its interface in many aspects copies Zendesk with all it’s pros and cons. Like for example when you are replying to the ticket you don’t see the customer to whom you are replying which is quite inconvenient.
So usability is not the strongest side of Zammad. There are two main ticket types here: phone tickets and email tickets. It may be difficult to use Zammad for multiple businesses as all the tickets are located in one place and there is no way to isolate them from each other.
There is an Android app providing basic features, but we could not find an iOS app.