Better email management for schools big and small

Help Scout is a shared email inbox that staff and administrators use to stay organized, collaborate more easily, and respond faster. Designed for student services, admissions, and other operational departments.

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Empower your staff, support your students

With budget cuts, today’s digital climate, and staff turnover, departments are stretched thin. Help Scout equips staff with the tools needed to support students, parents, and alumni.

Collaborate from one place

Collaborate from one place

Unlike Gmail or Outlook, shared inboxes provide a unified workspace—giving staff the power to track, prioritize, collaborate, and respond in one place.

Reduce manual work

Reduce manual work

No more copying and pasting answers to FAQs and other manual work. Help Scout makes your job easier with assignments, saved replies, and other automations.

Security you can trust

Security you can trust

Help Scout keeps data safe with a globally distributed security team and infrastructure that adheres to enterprise-level security standards.

Looks like an inbox, but more powerful

Gmail and Outlook work for individual email, but not for teams. Help Scout empowers staff to collaborate on emails, create knowledge bases, integrate with tools, and report on your team's workload.

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Help Scout's shared inbox helps your team do more with less, while giving students and staff a human, helpful experience.

Collaborate with ease

Assignments, private notes, collision detection, and more help your team work better together.

Organize your inbox

Sort your incoming email by priority, create inboxes for different teams, and assign conversations automatically.

Automate for efficiency

Create manual or automatic workflows to take care of repetitive tasks with simple if/then logic.

Personalize conversations

Track and display student information to provide better support faster and avoid digging through multiple systems.

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Provide instant answers

When students and faculty can find answers themselves, you’ll have a happier community and fewer emails — everyone wins.

Easy to build

Create your Docs site and publish your first article in minutes to start answering frequently asked questions.

Understand staff needs

Track what your students, alumni, or staff are searching for to learn which articles get the most attention.

Organized and searchable

Use categories and collections to organize your articles and make search easy.

Beautifully branded

Ensure your knowledge base matches your brand with your own with custom university branding.

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Knowledge Base

Out-of-the-box reporting

Use reports to identify your busiest times, increase team efficiency, and know when you’ll need more help.

Report on what matters

Track volume, response time, resolutions, user-specific stats, and all your most important metrics.

Track custom data points

Using tags and custom fields to measure what you care about most, and follow your unique data points.

Create custom views

Filter your data to dig deeper on the trends you’re interested in, and save reports to revisit over time.

Take it with you

Export your Help Scout reporting data to CSV or XLSX on demand for additional analysis.

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Connect your essential tools

Integrate Help Scout with 90+ tools to keep your departments in sync, or create your own experience with developer tools.

90+ integrations

Connect an app store of your most crucial business tools including Salesforce, Jira, Zapier, and more.

Mobile SDKs

Customize the customer experience on iOS and Android using our Mobile SDKs for Beacon.

Open API

Take advantage of our open API to make Help Scout work for your specific business needs.

A true platform

All Help Scout products work together out of the box for a powerful, connected support experience.

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All-in-one meets affordable

Get all the collaboration, organization, and automation tools your team needs to stay productive while creating better relationships. Sign-up and get started in the same day — it’s that easy.


Every channel comes standard

All core products are included with every plan


Transparent pricing

No surprises or hidden fees


No contract required

Add or remove users whenever you need to

Educational resources and use cases

Schools that use Help Scout have happier teams and students. Learn how with success stories and thought leadership from our award winning blog.

How George Washington University Handled a 22% Increase in Email Traffic
Inside Help ScoutHow George Washington University Handled a 22% Increase in Email Traffic

Learn how the team at George Washington University handled a 22% increase in email traffic using Help Scout.

The Ultimate Guide to Email Management for Education
Customer ServiceThe Ultimate Guide to Email Management for Education

Is email overwhelming your staff? Learn how the right strategies and tools can improve email management for education professionals.

The Problem With Gmail and Outlook for Shared Email
Customer ServiceThe Problem With Gmail and Outlook for Shared Email

If you're struggling to manage email with Google Collaborative Inbox or Outlook Shared Mailbox, learn if upgrading to a shared inbox might be right for you.

11 Tips on Delivering Great Customer Service in Education
Customer Service11 Tips on Delivering Great Customer Service in Education

We chatted with support professionals working in education to learn their biggest pain points and the solutions they use to solve them.

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