TOPdesk Reviews

TOPdesk

Help desk & service management

4.62/5 (39 reviews)

Pros
  • The New Asset Management module has been a great innovation and is very simple to set up and configure. Overall this product is easy to use and will support all processes that an organization may use.Rudy B.Read the full review
  • We currently use Incident, Problem, Change and Operations Management successfully and are very excited about continuing to improve our processes with such a knowledgeable partner at our side.Stephanie J.Read the full review
  • Great, all the staff at TOPdesk were helpful and keen to ensure we achieved our goals.Gareth W.Read the full review
Cons
  • No drag and drop for adding files to incidents.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • They lack a lot of features and functionalities that I grew used to with our old ticketing system.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • The restriction to just 2 levels of an item. E.g. Main and Sub Category, Branch and Sub Branch.Chris K.Read the full review
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Jon Faulkner

From early engagement to beyond our successful full implementation, a thoroughly positive experience

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-16
Review Source: Capterra

It has overall been a really exceptional and rewarding engagement of a software supplier and implementation of their tool.

Pros
Easy to use UX, end-user focused and people-centric, fabulously engaging and innovative implementation consultants, modular building blocks, value for money offering, usable as a cross-organisation service desk, builds upon and improves existing rigour, attracts and converts even the digital wary, brilliant ongoing support and account management ... with us for the journey.

Cons
Although TOPdesk already offers many APIs and integrations, there are some of our more obscure legacy software that required new integration developing, however this is not really truly a representation of TOPdesks very comprehensive offering

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dave Wilson

Service Management built from the ground up requires a solid software base - This is it !

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-02-08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The software is easy to use and is modular, which means that you can build your Service Management processes, as and when you require them, especially when you are building new ways of working into your business. If you simply want Incident and Problem Management without Asset Management / Configuration Management / Change Management etc etc, then you can simply use and pay for what you need and then build your software solution, as your Service Management processes mature. The software also gives the user community the opportunity to log requests & incidents via a self service portal which is useful if you want to capture all requests without providing constant 24 hour support. There is also a Knowledge Base which can help the user community to self help on common issues / queries. The software has evolved from a business who live and breathe service and understand customer requirements. The software is supported by consultants who not only understand their own business but take a great deal of time to understand your business - to the point were they feel part of your business. New features are available in stand alone mode when they are being Beta tested (TOPdesk Labs ) before they are released to their customers - They do not simply merge new features into their mainstream products. TOPdesk is a quality solution, supported by quality people and at a very affordable price.

Cons
There are no real negatives with regards to the software. Sometimes creating the reports can be confusing but help is always at hand and once you have written a couple of bespoke queries, it becomes very easy with raw data exports available to create your own charts and report packs.

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Anonymous

TopDesk is a ticket system that has very basic functionality.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-07-10
Review Source: Capterra

Gets the job done, but lacks a lot of common features that other ticketing systems have out of the box.

Pros
TopDesk is actively developing its product which is awesome! It is a good ticket system that gets the job done. I have had very little down time.

Cons
They lack a lot of features and functionalities that I grew used to with our old ticketing system. Mass manipulation of tickets is lacking. you can only mark tickets as completed or closed in their system, you cannot transfer to a operator/operator group on mass, or mass categorize. They only recently introduced a chat integration but you have to contract the chat service through a 3rd party so another cost.

Response from TOPdesk


Sorry to hear you are having trouble with bulk updating. Perhaps this is something we could talk more about in a Dr. TOPdesk session! This is a free dedicated hour with an in-house TOPdesk consultant, where we can help you find a way around the issue and also show you some other cool TOPdesk tips and tricks. Get in touch if this is something you're interested in at https://www.topdesk.com/uk/dr-topdesk/.

By the way, we are always looking for your input to drive new functionality, so please don't hesitate to communicate your feature request to our product managers on the TOPdesk Innovation Platform (https://tip.topdesk.com/).

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Martin Wilkins

Top Marks

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-03-01
Review Source: Capterra

I was looking for a Helpdesk tool for my small, but growing company, branching across multi-sites and countries and found a SaaS solution that I quickly realised will allow me to grow the system / teams and complexity as I need it to. You can start with a really simple set-up but its complexity can grow to fit any company. This allows me to make changes as we grow without having to upgrade to other systems. TOPdesk is modular which means you can start with some of the modules and then add them as your needs grow. It’s just a cost option and you’re ready to go. When you purchase a product you want to be able to configure the system as your needs change and grow, with the training team on site to help your initial setup you go through some in-depth training allowing you to become the master of your system, with all the skills needed to make the changes yourself to the way you want it after the training team have left, no additional costs every time you need a change made. TOPdesk support is second to none with timely solutions to your problems with most problems being resolved with first time fixes while on the phone. Would I recommend TOPdesk to other companies? Yes without a doubt and if I was to move to another company who needed a helpdesk system the first team to call would be the TOPdesk team.

Pros
Topdesk can be as simple or as complex as you want / need it to be. It's ideal for small companies to large organisations, it will take it all in it's stride.

Cons
I still find the idea of having to use third party software for complex reports. The reporting side is not its strong point.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Topdesk has improved over the years.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-10
Review Source: Capterra

All in all this is a sound product that gets the job done. As it is very configurable we have over the years automated al lot of services via the self-service portal.

Pros
The self-service portal is very configurable. We have setup a nice look self-service portal that gets improved over time. Having used TD for many years, we have seen it grown over the years and like it. The SSO option is available and as many people use it daily it is almost a must to use it. Setup of it was relatively easy.

Cons
We have a useability issue with Firefox and the operator console where an "X" character is not recognized. This will be solved by an update, but in the meantime it is annoying. I don't like the default search option of "Fuzzy". I always use the quotes around a search term to disable that. I would like the default be changed or at least configurable.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Nick Beauchamp

Service excellence experts - supplier as a business partner

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-06-14
Review Source: Capterra

TOPdesk are beyond that of a supplier and more a business partner that many other suppliers could learn a lot from. They provide awesome support backed up by knowledgeable staff / consultants who share your desire for service excellence.

Pros
Does what is says on the virtual tin - the modules are well designed and fit for purpose and allow for customisation's when rarely needed. The software can grow with your own needs as and when needed making it a great return on investment and is not limited to 'just a insert team name here' system allowing for integrated processes and oversight end-to-end. The expansion into allowing microservices to bolt onto TOPdesk via the marketplace only add more value.

Cons
Its very minor but being able to save a complex form component - it would be great to save a small number (3 max) of complex built form components that can be re-used on other forms rather than having to rebuild it each time its used. e.g. long drop downs just for speed, consistency and efficiency.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Juber Ahmed

Super Functional Tool For Ticket Management

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
This was a very big jump from our previous Service Desk management tool. It is very fast, has many features, is easy to use and has many different escalation routes. This helps in collaborating without having to start explaining things from the beginning. One of the features which I really love, is the ability to prioritise and categorise workload. The deadline function is also super helpful as it allows you to see when something needs to be seen to urgently. Finally, I love the fact that the search feature is very dynamic and very fast which enables analysts to search very quick for a ticket.

Cons
The worst part about topdesk, is learning how to use it. Most people will love their experience with using it, however, getting to grips with it can be daunting and off putting. There is no easy way out though and it does require very basic minimal technical knowledge.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Stella Phillips Campbell

TOPdesk reduces the response time of any customer question.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-21
Review Source: Capterra

We improve the response time to customer questions. We improve the work flow. TOPdesk users have improved performance because the problems are better recorded. We can give a quick answer to any question.

Pros
The self-service portal is very useful for users to make forms and manage accidents. With TOPdesk we create the forms for new workflows. We can know the problems of users and we can answer any questions from customers. It is very easy to use and has a very simple configuration.

Cons
Currently we have no complaints about TOPdesk. It is perfect to be able to offer help to clients (quickly). It adapts to our needs. It is very efficient and simple to use for accident management.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Alistair Reid-Pearson

TopDesk at UoH

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
TopDesk is easy to use and easy to get other teams up and running using it. We also find it easy to admin.

Cons
The reporting could be better. I've seen other colleagues using other systems with better reports. Note: this may be symptomatic of the way we use TOPdesk rather than the tool!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ian Short

TOPdesk has been a great asset enabling us to improve our customer service

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- Follows the ITIL model - Has a number of flexible modules which link together - Allows different teams to be separated within the same system - Almost completely administered via web interface

Cons
- Can be tricky to get set up and to maintain as there are lots of settings and configurations to be aware of - Form designer is a bit limited and the advanced custom form development tool is difficult to use - A couple of elements of the product still need to be administered via an external tool

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Rudy Berongoy

IT Services and Technical Support technician/Team leader

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-31
Review Source: Capterra

Its great for logging incidents and requests. The Self service portal is easy to use for customers, and can be used in any organizational process. We have been using this product since 2008 and it has improved with each version. We hope to eventually move to the SAAS version. The New Asset Management module has been a great innovation and is very simple to set up and configure. Overall this product is easy to use and will support all processes that an organization may use. This product is constantly under development and it's great that they actively encourage their customers to help in its development. Customer support is second to none, and they are always polite and professional.

Pros
It's ease of use, not just for the customers, but for operators too. Its easy to customize for your organization. Constantly under development and they listen to the requests of their users. The New Asset Management Module is easy to use and customize. This has been a great innovation and development. Great customer support, which is really important.

Cons
Its modular based and this can bump up the initial price if you require other modules. The Actions and Events module needs a steep learning curve to learn and use properly, and can at times be very frustrating when triggers don't work properly. The Forms module has been a great free addition, but it needs more work on to be fully functional, templates could have been provided. Change Management module can be very daunting to use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kevin Patterson

A solution that doesn't try to do everything

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-03-18
Review Source: Capterra

TOPdesk is a solution that doesn't try to cater to every single aspect of Service Management. Its core strength is its approach to Call, Change and Operations Management, which means it's very focused on Service Delivery. This means most people at the 'coal face' can understand how the TOPdesk system works with only a small amount of training. It's fair to say the system has its own slant on how tickets should be dealt with and changes managed, but the overall effect is of a solution that appears simple to use while doing some quite complicated things below the surface. I've found the company to be among the best in its proactiveness and involvement with customers, and their support function is extremely good. They're also very keen to work with customers on new features.

Pros
Extensibility and integration options. Takes an uncomplicated approach to service management.

Cons
Built-in reporting. No serious attempt to support Release or Deployment.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Stephanie Jedtke

Let the great team of TOPdesk help make your life easier

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It's very easy to tweak the software to make it work in line with your current processes. It helps shape them so everyone can easily follow guidance and procedures. We currently use Incident, Problem, Change and Operations Management successfully and are very excited about continuing to improve our processes with such a knowledgeable partner at our side. Our audit rating and maturity levels continue to get better and better as a consequence as well.

Cons
Of course there are times that we'd like to do something that the software isn't quite capable of doing yet, but the labs team is constantly looking at new trends and often there is already something in development. If that is not the case the consultants are great in helping us develop workarounds.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Having used many CAFM system's this is certainly the best software and comes with excellent support

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-29
Review Source: Capterra

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Pros
Easy and intuitive to use, easy to model for your needs, with many modules available. Can be used across the business Function: IT, HR, Admin, Soft FM, Hard FM and with excellent asset management, room bookings and reception services. The Help Line staff go out of their way to support. Mobilisations or start up Help Desks are also supported with excellent consultants that lead a team through the setup up and training. The Workaid module allows two way communication directly with suppliers and sub contractors whether they have TopDesk or not. Regular seminars/conferences held to address innovation and to allow networking across different business sectors to allow best practice to promulgate.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rudy Berongoy

My Journey with TOPdesk

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-14
Review Source: Capterra

This is a great tool for Shared Services, and its potential as a one stop shop for all requests and enquires within any organisation, no matter how large or small that might be.

Pros
Ease of use, plenty of self help guides and support, they are always introducing new features and actually listen to its customer base, which to a greater extent drives their development of the products.

Cons
Having to invest in extra modules. Setting up the actions and events

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Caroline Fernyhough

Success with self-service

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-09
Review Source: Capterra

TOPdesk are an excellent company to work with, very responsive and helpful. You are made to feel like part of the wider team. We feel we get excellent value for money with this product.

Pros
It's so easy to customise and configure. Using this product we have developed a self-service portal showcasing multiple services from various departments, not just IT services. TOPdesk has made it possible to streamline our service provision, and automate some of the call management. Our self-service portal is regularly achieving over 75% entry.

Cons
It's difficult to find something I don't like but maybe I would like to have more text formatting tools.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Gareth Williams

Training at Manchester office

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-03-21
Review Source: Capterra

Great, all the staff at TOPdesk were helpful and keen to ensure we achieved our goals.

Pros
Attended the Manchester office for training to improve our knowledge of the system. Will was an excellent tutor who explained the system in simple terms at an acceptable pace. The software is extensive and simple to navigate where we were able to find solution to all the tasks such as standard forms for easy entry of issues and requests along with the production of reports.

Cons
Nothing that I can think of.............

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Lee Puttock

Helped us to improve customer experience and team workload at the same time

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

Self service to help staff help themselves. Better visibility of change status and Service desk that now feels better equipped to deal with incoming tasks and still has headspace to turn those into good KB pages to share knowledge within the team and with the end users.

Pros
Self service portal flexibilty, the designer lets you set this up to look how you want it to rather than forcing you into a default look and feel. You can customise it so much you will never run out of things to do with it.

Cons
Time it takes to learn the package as there are so many options. Sometimes it takes a while to remember where the option you are looking for as the admin is. Also sometimes things change on the SaaS environment and we missed the update notice and had to contact support to figure out what had happened to a fearure. Now look at the update feed so we are ready for them.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Barry Cross

YOUR helpdesk package from a company who makes their helpdesk YOUR helpdesk

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-05
Review Source: Capterra

Topdesk has helped us to ensure we meet all aspects of our SOX compliance around incident and change management.

Pros
Topdesk is a very flexible modular helpdesk application, for which I not as of yet found limitation with. The support team encourage you to adapt the system to complete new activities they have not as of yet thought of. The API and flows support built in by default make this a very powerful system

Cons
In all honesty, the only con, is that I cannot think of a con at a moment

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Andrew Crawford

Moving from a locally hosted version to SaaS was the best decision we made.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
TOPdesk provides a simple tool for Service Management provided your organisation has good processes in place ... or even some processes!! For Operators it is easy to use and the KB is excellent. For end users the SSP is superb, delivering an intranet style webspace whilst easing the role of Service Desk Operators.

Cons
HTML in emails!! Pleased to say that this is something that TOPdesk appear to be addressing. The lack of customisation for operators is frustrating

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Shari Jacobs

Separation of different teams within TOPdesk works very well so that they can manage their own calls

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-06
Review Source: Capterra

TOPdesk works well for call/issue management and benefits from being based on the ITIL model. It can help if you have different teams/departments which need a service management tool but want to manage their calls separately.

Pros
Self-service Portal is very good, particularly with the latest version. If you populate the knowledge base well, users can often find the help they need before needing to raise a call

Cons
The tools for configuring events and actions need improving, especially the tool for events which, whilst very powerful, is cumbersome to use when configuring event criteria

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Rory Manzaroli

Easy call management!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

Helping users 'self-solve'. Tracking incidents and requests. Managing estates / assets.

Pros
Simple and clear call management. Flexible and highly customisable asset management and SSP.

Cons
Some settings are buried deep within the menu structures - can make it tricky to locate the one you need.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Gordon Roberts

Great package, helpful consultants and potential for you to develop into a joined up SM system

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Flexibility to deliver virtually all we need by way of ITSM. Configurable, but stable SaaS. Fab self-service environment.

Cons
Niggles about reporting, but that's more likely to be user error. Still not 100% integrated with MS Exchange to share calendar appts for example.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Everything you need voor your incident, change and problem processes

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-09
Review Source: Capterra

It has streamlined our incident process and allowed us to have strict control over our service level agreements

Pros
Easy to create workflows so that you can follow a process from start to finish

Cons
No drag and drop for adding files to incidents

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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James Tydeman

TOPdesk User Support

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

Very positive with great flexibility and incredible support.

Pros
Flexibility within the tool, vast array of modules.

Cons
Project management could do with expansion to support more agile approach

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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