I like the simplicity of the interface, particularly on the Service Requests tab. I also like the configuration of the Service Request Types and how easy they are to manage. I like the reporting capabilities, although there are some limitations imposed by the Data Sources that prevent being able to make creating certain kinds of combined-information reports. I like being able to automate production and distribution of reports via email.
The fact that the reporting engine cannot recognize the difference between week days and week end days, while the main software can, means our reporting on response times is off. The charting and linking features both function in ways that are problematic. The series function in charting is very unclear, as to what one might expect to appear on the chart. The linking feature is misleading in that it will show activities from the Master on the copy request, but the copy request maintains independence of request status. This confuses request metrics and accountability for each request getting handled on time. Also, I wish the rules for when escalations are sent were not completely global, but could be defined by group. We have many different departments that function according to their own rules, so one global setting on this is not enough. As far as security, I wish there were a way to "lock down" some data so if a department wanted their data to be completely private, it would not show up for any unauthorized individual (such as on reports). Conversely, it would be nice if there were a way to "share" a request in which multiple departments had an interest- right now, a Service request type is associated with one department, so based on the type, only one department can take ownership for (and work on) a request at a time.
Response from QScend Technologies
We appreciate you taking the time to write this review! A representative will be reaching out to you to see if a few of the issues you're running into can be resolved! Thank you for your continued support of QAlert!