About SolarWinds Service Desk
SolarWinds Service Desk provides businesses of all sizes an easy to use and affordable ITSM solution that can easily scale with you.
This is very easy to use and all of the information is very efficient to find.
The Chat response from an agent on Solarwinds takes time to respond. If there's an outage the email delivery is slightly delayed for the announcement.
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The tool is fantastic for managing incidents
Comments: For IT issue management, change management, and software purchase approvals, we utilize SWSD. Users may see where their requests stand in the IT department's queue, and the department as a whole can stay organized.
This incident management software is a tried-and-true classic, with a user interface that's friendly to both IT pros and regular folks. It serves our purposes without overwhelming us with extra features we won't need.
More views, like a tiled one, might be helpful for examining incidents or shifts. At this time, just a bulleted list is accessible. More dashboard widgets would be welcome, too.
An excellent tool for service management
Comments: For the most part, Solarwinds Service Desk is utilized for automating incident generation through integration and reducing the amount of human work required. Custom dashboards make it possible to see the weekly, monthly, and yearly trends in various types of tickets, such as incidents, requests, changes, and issues, and to perform analysis.
It offers a wide range of functions, such as incident tools and an employee support site. In addition, the user interface is simple and clear. To reassign requests, learn about what happened, and access the information you need is simple. I no longer have to worry about maintaining the backend systems. Instead of getting bogged down in making sure all systems are up-to-date, we can concentrate on our business and providing excellent customer support.
When a ticket is being updated, the user is not informed that the ticket is in the process of being updated. Moreover, the fact that the search engine does not provide slack binding should be stressed more strongly. During the dynamic page refresh, the page becomes unresponsive.
Good Out-Of-Box product for small, scalable team
Comments: We were attempting to solve the issue of ticket management in the IT department. While it was a great out-of-the-box solution, it didn't offer the unique scalability we needed and the customer service wasn't helpful in growing the product with our needs. However, I still believe that, for a small shop, this product offers the best value for the price and is a great entry-level solution.
I like that, out-of-the-box, Samanage offers great core functionality with a stable product that ties neatly into a beautiful UI for the end users. The UI is where Samanage really knocks it out of the park though. It's modern, simplistic, "forum" layout is attractive and intuitive, and chat indicators on the tickets feels like your moving from a traditional email reply into a IM chat.
There's a lot to be desired when it comes to the fine details of the service. There are specific customization options for project management and ticket automation that aren't available that we wanted in our shop. When we reached out to our support member to discuss a possible addition/fix. They advised us to post our suggestion on their feedback board and if it received enough votes they would implement it. The same suggestion was found submitted over a year ago on the board (with over 300+ votes) yet no action was taken. I was hoping for a more, collaborative answer, instead of posting on a forum board in hopes that other members validate my need for them to implement it.
Efficient and User-Friendly: My Experience with SolarWinds Service Desk
Comments: Many users have reported that the software is highly customizable, user-friendly, and offers a range of features to streamline IT service management. The software also offers good collaboration tools that allow team members to work together more effectively.However, some users have noted that there can be a steep learning curve for new users, and the mobile app has limited functionality compared to the desktop version. The pricing for the software may also be a concern for some businesses.Overall, it seems that SolarWinds Service Desk can be a good option for businesses that need a powerful and customizable IT service management solution, but it's important to carefully evaluate the software and its features to determine if it's the right fit for a particular business.
User-friendly interface: Many users appreciate the clean, intuitive interface of SolarWinds Service Desk. The software is designed to be easy to navigate, and users can quickly access the features they need without getting bogged down in unnecessary menus or options.Customization options: SolarWinds Service Desk is highly customizable, which allows businesses to tailor the software to their specific needs. This includes the ability to create custom workflows, fields, and forms, as well as automate tasks and notifications.Collaboration features: The software offers a range of collaboration features that allow team members to communicate and work together more effectively. This includes the ability to create and assign tasks, track progress, and share information in real-time.Integration with other SolarWinds products: SolarWinds Service Desk integrates with other SolarWinds products, such as Network Performance Monitor and Server & Application Monitor. This can be useful for businesses that want to create a more comprehensive solution for their IT needs.Responsive customer support: SolarWinds offers responsive customer support for its Service Desk software, including a comprehensive knowledge base, user forums, and technical support. This can be helpful for businesses that need assistance in setting up and using the software.
Steep learning curve: While SolarWinds Service Desk is generally user-friendly, some users have noted that it can take time to learn how to use all of the features effectively. This may be especially true for businesses that are new to IT service management software.Limited mobile app: SolarWinds Service Desk offers a mobile app for iOS and Android devices, but some users have noted that it has limited functionality compared to the desktop version. This can be a disadvantage for businesses that need to manage IT issues on the go.Limited customization for email templates: Some users have noted that SolarWinds Service Desk offers limited customization options for email templates. This can be frustrating for businesses that want to create custom email notifications and alerts.Pricing: Some users have noted that SolarWinds Service Desk can be expensive, especially for small businesses or those with limited IT budgets. While the software offers a range of features and customization options, some businesses may find that it is not cost-effective.Integrations with third-party applications: While SolarWinds Service Desk does integrate with some third-party applications, some users have noted that the integration options are limited. This can be a disadvantage for businesses that rely heavily on other software solutions for their IT needs.
It is simple to implement, administer, and update
Comments: In my opinion, web-based program solutions are the way of the future, and SolarWinds is right there with them. I truly mean it when I say I'd want to switch to SolarWinds because of the ease with which everything can be done from a web browser.
I like that we can measure time, open rates, add project and task users, and connect files to our projects and tasks. This is a must-have for me in my current position. It's a great way to stay on top of tasks. All task updates are sent to you in real time. Support and asset management use cases are at the bleeding edge of this technology here. An good solution that meets the majority of ITSM criteria is available.
The task arrangement for submitting new tickets might be a little complicated at times. Most users won't be able to see or realize how much backend setup is required, thus someone has to do it or teach them.
Nice product for daily IT use
Comments: Overall, it's a great software that is well made and enables you to customize it easily even without coding. every company will love working with that.
I liked the fact that they've combined the Asset Management and Ticketing system in their product, it gives the IT team full insight into the received requests.
The pricing of the different IT processes can be worked on, for instance, between the Team tier and Business tier there is a 20 euro difference which is a little high for small companies.
A Review of SolarWinds Service Desk - The Efficient IT Service Management Solution
Comments: SolarWinds Service Desk is a cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) platform designed to help organizations streamline and automate their IT support operations. The platform offers a range of features, including incident management, problem management, change management, and knowledge management, making it a popular choice for IT teams and support organizations.
Efficiency: The platform is designed to streamline IT support operations, reducing the time and effort required to manage incidents and resolve problems.Robust reporting and analytics: The platform offers robust reporting and analytics capabilities, allowing IT teams to gain insight into their performance and make data-driven decisions.Integration capabilities: SolarWinds Service Desk integrates well with other popular tools and applications, such as Microsoft Office and Google Workspace, further enhancing its efficiency and collaboration capabilities.Scalability: The platform is highly scalable, making it suitable for organizations of all sizes.Affordable pricing: The pricing model is flexible and affordable, allowing organizations to choose the right solution to meet their specific needs.
Steep learning curve: Some users may find the platform's advanced features and capabilities to have a steep learning curve, especially for those new to ITSM.Technical difficulties: Some users may experience technical difficulties when using SolarWinds Service Desk, especially when using its more advanced features.Limited customization options: Some users may find the customization options limited, and may need to use additional tools to meet their specific needs.
SolarWinds Service Desk is worth it!
Comments: Everyday use is a breeze and never a chore.
When looking for a solution to tie all of our tech together inside of our company, we went with SolarWinds Service Desk and from the get go, it seamlessly blended all of our existing processes together and made everything so much better.
Although there is no such thing as perfect tech, SolarWinds gets pretty close.
Solarwinds - Good tool for Monitoring
We have a bunch of server in Solarwinds which is monitored in it. The tools very easy to use, no need a special talent. The way we put the server in Maintenance mode is very easy and removing it from it is also very easy.
Mostly, I don't see any flaws in this tool.
Flexible creation of self-service forms.
User interface need some enhancements to make it.
Enterprise Quality at a reasonable implementation cost.
Comments: Great ITSM alternative to the big guys, with all the same features, without the price tag. They offer a full feature trial and will help you with a PoC. Great value, positive ROI and superior TOC. Have a look at this one!
This tool is a hidden gem. Compared to it's peers in the ITSM space, SAmanage has all the features you would expect from an Enterprise ITSM without the Enterprise price tag. It's cloud based SAAS model saves you from the hassles of onprem setups, and if you are global it just works for all your users. The feature set is rich, I recommend you do a Proof of Concept (POC) with them to gain an appreciation of everything the product gives you. The on-boarding process was very well orchestrated, they guide your team through the whole implementation via a Trello board. Everything is spelled out for you, there is little risk here. Truly an Enterprise Grade Product at a reasonable SMB Total Cost of Ownership (or Subscription-ship). Worth having a look.
The product does not hit the radar in terms of "Known" go to ITSMs. So this left us to do more research and vetting with their existing clients. Also, because they are lean on price, they do not spend a lot of time "Wining and Dinning" you, and this gave us the false impression of the organization being small. They are not small as we found out in the implementation phase. They are a true SAAS so they don't have travelling sales people with territory in the traditional sense, again it gave us the wrong impression of their sophistication. Some of the features compared to the expensive ITSM packages are not as robust, but for the prices difference we can accept those as is. They meet our needs as is. I do recommend you do a PoC with them to gain a full appreciation for what they do offer and where some of their simplicity map-out for your needs.
SolarWinds Service Desk - Great Serve desk that meets the ITSM needs
Comments: We've been using Solarwinds Service Desk for a few years now, and I highly suggest it. It provides cutting-edge support and asset management use cases. It is an excellent solution that satisfies the most, if not all, of the ITSM requirements, such as incident and issues management, changes and release management, and asset management.
1. Solarwinds provides an excellent Incident Management experience. Agents can prioritize events and add custom fields for improved reporting and analysis. 2. It includes remote control software (Dameware), which enables support personnel to quickly enter into clients' computers and provide remote assistance. 3. It is also beneficial for asset management. Organizations may maintain track of all assets, including their location and status. 4. It is quite simple to open a support ticket. Its connection with email makes things a lot easier. 5. It also provides a Customer Satisfaction survey (which is issued automatically) to assess the level of service provided. 6. It is also cloud-based, allowing users to join in from anywhere and give help.
1. The user interface could definitely benefit from some enhancements to make it easier to navigate. 2. The Search functionality is not properly optimized and frequently produces irrelevant results. 3. To create more user-friendly reports, the reporting may be upgraded with a much better UI. 4. The notification system may be improved to allow desktop pop-ups. 5. The mobile app frequently hangs.
A Great product with even greater potential
Comments: Overall, we have had a generally positive experience with Service Desk, we would just like to see them mature out more of their features
A few of the things that I like most about Service Desk is the ease of learning to use it. I was able to go from one ticket management system to this one in a single day of training and have had almost no issues in terms of knowledge gaps. Their customer support is top tier and their change management workflow is one of the best I've seen.
Reporting. By that I mean the lack of reports and reporting tools. It would be nice to be able to build out our own or create our own reports. A BI tool in this application would really put it over the top.
Strong service desk software with a lot of potential
1. Its easy to use and looks nice. Staff have required very little training, despite not having a centralized system.
2. Its pretty flexible. It's able to do about 90% of what we want it to do.
3. Support is active and engaged. Their community website has a lot of activity, both from others using the product as well as comments from Samanage's support.
4. Its actively developed. Recently Samanage unveiled their Labs feature, which allows areas to enable or disable new features to test out their functionality prior to implementation.
5. Reliability. Being a cloud service, you need it to be available and accessible. We've only had one minor outage during our time with Samange, and that was resolved quickly. They also provide great visibility into their uptime through a website, http://status.samanage.com Problems:
1. Filtering. Filters for incidents need additional work to become more robust. Currently, each new filter type acts as an AND filter, while multiple of the same type of filter act as OR filters. In some cases, you can't achieve the type of filter required at all.
2. Reporting. While the built-in reporting looks nice and has some decent out-of-the-box reports, it's not at the level of sophistication most organizations really need to get their full value out of this product and the data it has. For instance, there is no query builder or ad-hoc reporting, so you're limited to what you see.
3. Groups and Roles. Groups are treated like individuals, so if you report on a group's incidents and one of the members in that group has an incident, you won't see it, which is challenging. Roles are pretty robust, but a person can only belong to one role. If you have exceptions for individuals, you basically need to create a special role for each one of those cases which won't scale for large organizations.
4. SLA's and automation. The current SLA implementation is restrictive and cumbersome. And that's pretty much the only way to provide any sort of automation to routing, closing, etc. for incidents.
5. Slow feature development. Samanage has done an excellent job of rolling out various features throughout the year. However, there are some long-standing feature requests that have been in development for years and executing on them has been slow. While the above issues are a concern, I have faith they'll be addressed and result in a stronger product in the long run.
Samanage simplified and expanded the feature set of our current Incident Management System
Comments: Samanage helped simplify our incident management, expand our feature set and ultimately helped us increase the capabilities of our customer support and information management on the support side. We were really impressed with the import capabilities and admin capabilities provided right out of the gate. We were also impressed with the flexibility of the licensing and the willingness to help package exactly what we needed for our solution. One feature we have greatly benefited from is the Contract Management which helps us track the different contracts we hold with customers. The Service Requests have also helped guide users into providing information for their requests, making our job easier when trying to facilitate the requests and needing certain information to do so. We were not impressed with the limited capabilities of the Solutions portion of the application and this carries over to the Help Desk Portal which has no current way of organizing Solutions based on the customer or "Site", category, or any such other filters. There is only the option of displaying the solution Internally, which is good because in that view, we can create filters to organize and make sense out of the hundreds of Solutions we have created. But, we really wanted to improve the self help capabilities of the help desk portal we are provided but with the current way Solutions are shown on the portal, we can not use this feature to show customers common solutions to their problems. Overall, Samanage has been a great asset to our support team but we are hoping to see some improvements this year when it comes to permissions for viewing Solutions and also organizing solutions on the Help Desk Portal in a manner similar to how the Service Requests are displayed. I should note that since this is a SaaS solution, we instantly see improvements and features being added and the community.samanage.com site is very active. Lastly, I want to praise Samanage's help desk and engineering team which has been spot on with their support and solution delivery. We have helped to find a number of bugs and problems throughout our use and usually we will see these problems resolved within a week or less which is incredible turn around time for fixing minor issues in a software solution if you look at other companies and traditional on premise software.
Nice UI, Awesome Customer Service, Fast evolution
For some organizations, selling the idea to have an ITSM can be difficult. They helped me to build the case and to sell the idea, they supported me in the whole process.
Once they sold me the product, they showed an awesome customer service with very short turnaround time for each support request. They have a strong and active community, which is very important to share ideas and problems. The errors that I found were solved quickly and they also hear their users, by giving us the ability to push for ideas to include in the system.
The inventory management is great in details and features.
Some Improvement Opportunities
So far, some improvements opportunities that I see can be around the SLAs which could be more flexible (structured as Target->Action, there could be more for each of them), but is not really a problem. The reports could be more flexible by allowing the user to build his own reports, and scheduling the reports to be sent to specific users The asset agent deployment for linux is a bit tricky and could be improved a lot. Mac and Windows are very straightforward and easy to install. There are and will be a number of things not covered by the product, but what they showed me so far by evolving partially from what the users propose and how fast they evolve, gives me the confidence I need to rest assure that everything that I need will eventually be there. Pros
An awesome customer service and support. Great asset management. Good set of reports and dashboard capability. SLA are great at the level we use it, you can specify different targets and actions. Ability to configure different times zones and business hours of all your company sites, we have 4 offices with different times zones and so far that's working great! Allowed us to configure a service catalog, to capture and structure common requests from our users, like the request of Virtual Machines, where they always missed some data we needed. I'm sure I'm forgetting something but so far, our experience has been great, I would totally recommend this product!
Solarwinds servicedesk helps you service the customers
Comments: Very happy!
Very easy and nice to see servicedesk system, good integration with other Solarwinds tools, remote acces works fine, CMDB, Solarwinds patchmanagement, remote control
In fact it's easy to use bit the price is a little it higher then some other tools.
Ideal tool for service desk management
*Solar wind is one stop for a managed service desk tool.
*IT has numerous feature associated within, one among is solarwinds network monitoring. Usually organization will have a different tool for network monitoring itself but solarwinds provides access to this future without needing to have different tool.
*Easy to access and multiple means of ticket creation and tracking.
Network Monitoring and Reporting / analytics re two feature mostly used in our organization. This tool also helped me log into employees desktop and understand step by step to resolve any particular issue. Provides way better workflow process and I am sure It may get way bigger.
Reports could be managed in a better format or structure because there is so much you can do with reports.
Comments: Easy to configure and get set up. Love the agent on our computers so we get real-time insights on our assets. Everyone we've worked with at Samanage has been responsive and helpful. We started with the asset management, and now are about to expand to the service desk which looks like it has some awesome features we plan to utilize right away like workflows and Jira integration. Wish the reporting was more robust so we could automate any report we want, but we're still able to get at what we need through saved lists/searches.
Samanage agent to track assets, Jira integration for service desk
Reporting. We couldn't set up the reports any way we wanted so currently have to manually go in weekly/monthly to pull the data we want from lists instead. I wish we could customize the reports and set up the schedules to eliminate the manual steps.
This makes project management a snap
The software is robust and full features, everything from helpdesk to asset management. Also the integrations are great, having it easily connected to our zendesk instance allowing the ability to connect issues from zendesk to assets in samanage. This also makes tracking asset warranty simple.
When we purchased samanage it seemed to be focused on the asset management. Now they've geared to push more towards the helpdesk software built into to it. Not being able to disable to and remove the options.
Great product, easy to use for the tech and the client.
Comments: Our IT team has used SolarWinds Service Desk for over 5 years. When our Customer Success department started looking for a way to track their requests, we brought them on with us. Now both groups are using the system simultaneously without overlap.
The satisfaction surveys are great. The dashboard and reporting are very helpful. They give us a good picture of how we're doing and where we can improve.
Finding a closed ticket can be difficult. I wish there were better filters in the search functionality.
Comments: Overall an excellent tool for keeping up with projects! You get real-time notifications on all task updates.
I love that we can track time, open rates, add project and task users (for feedback) and attach files. This is an essential tool for my job.
Sometimes the task setup is confusing for submitting new tickets. There is a lot of setup needed in the backend that the average user won't know or see so that has to be handled by someone or taught.
Easy to configure & use Help Desk & Asset Management tool for small to medium-sized business
Comments: In the three years we've used Samanage we've had just over 7,000 tickets, we've been able to add and remove administrators and task users as needs arise and jobs change. We use it for onboarding, offboarding, inventory & ticketing. Works great.
Works great in all browers, workflow setup was easy, inventory client collects a ton of data that we've used to target hardware and software upgrades.
The agent for inventory management had some weird numbering issues, but other than that, i have nothing bad to say about the software.
Comments: SolarWinds allowed us to be more collaborative in our incident management solutions and do analysis on what issues we experienced most and allowed us to come up with solutions to prevent some things from becoming major issues.
The ease of use was the best part. It was easy to set up users, make bucket queues for sections and move tickets to other sections as needed. Some systems I've worked with you couldn't move tickets to other queues is they were misrouted.
Our module was super basic and support for it was nonexistent. It was one of the biggest reasons for us switching to JIRA for service desk/incident management.
Easy to deploy, great vendor integration, and ease of use
This software is easy to use for both the administrator and the user. It includes everything we need. We will be able to use it as an asset management tool, offer a solutions database to user's, and provide a change control tool for IT Staff that will be implementing system changes. It provides user feedback when their tickets are accepted and informs them when they are complete. We will be able to track the Help Desk response time and receive customer feedback. This tool is especially helpful when being audited for SOX controls. We are often asked to provide proof of compliance and we can print out the tickets to provide auditors. It is a great overall help desk tool with a couple of extra benefits all rolled into one. The vendor has been excellent provided us with support and answering questions within hours of the time they were asked. We have had weekly meetings prior to deployment and the overall knowledge has been excellent. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a help desk soluton