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Overview

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SolarWinds Service Desk is a fully integrated service desk and asset management solution that allows IT and other service...

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ServiceNow is an IT service application platform-as-a-service provider that offers a range of ITSM products to automate...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

$

19

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

337

167

16

0

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

4.5

5

4

3

2

1

45

35

5

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

I am the administrator and I love having the ability to make changes and customization on the fly. The user friendliness of it is well above our previous software we used.

JJ

Jeffrey J.

Ticketing system, knowledge base and inventory management are all awesome and constantly improving. And the metrics are great to help justify budgets to upper management, and show trends.

PS

Paul S.

The dashboard and reporting are very helpful. They give us a good picture of how we're doing and where we can improve.

JI

Jason I.

Pros

One of the great things it has is the integration with other tools, like slack or even having an API create now cases. The notifications work like a charm.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Very nice enviroment, useful tools, good managment, many users in support like this web based tool in many companies I've been worked in.

Miguel S.

Overall, I really enjoy this software. It is well trusted, easy to use, and provides a good experience.

SM

Shannon M.

Cons

By that I mean the lack of reports and reporting tools.

JM

Jada M.

Reporting doesn't report accurately compared to a custom query, which is odd.

TM

Tim M.

Some of the customizations of the user portal are a bit hard to find from the admin side.

SC

Scott C.

Cons

New users need to be oriented on how to navigate through this tool because it is quite confusing and intimidating to users at first.

ED

Edrick D.

Capacity Management is still a missing factor in ServiceNow though demand management can be somehow captured through projects.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Some out-of-box examples really don't match up to any organizations needs and leave you wanting more.

Ewan H.

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  • Last review16 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review20 days ago

Key features

  • Total features93
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Routing
  • Availability Management
  • CMDB
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Change Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Visualization
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • IT Cost Management
  • IT Reporting
  • Impact Management
  • Incident Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Inventory Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • License Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Language
  • Network Monitoring
  • Online Forums
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Relationship Mapping
  • Release Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Request Assignment
  • Requisition Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Reporting
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features66
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Routing
  • Availability Management
  • CMDB
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Change Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Visualization
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • IT Cost Management
  • IT Reporting
  • Impact Management
  • Incident Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Inventory Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • License Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Language
  • Network Monitoring
  • Online Forums
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Relationship Mapping
  • Release Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Request Assignment
  • Requisition Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Reporting
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations36
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • GitHub
  • Google Drive
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Twitter
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations296
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • GitHub
  • Google Drive
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Twitter
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support

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SolarWinds Service Desk logo

SolarWinds Service Desk

A promising product

Reviewed 5 years ago

Samanage is an up and coming new ITSM + ITAM platform. It is packed with important features like service desk, inventory, contracts/POs, risk analysis, single sign-on, etc. It provides a middle ground between ServiceNow Express and ServiceNow Enterprise. I hope Samanage continues improving its features so it can become an even more robust product.

Pros

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Cons

No cons were added to this review

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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SolarWinds Service Desk

Great Value! Fantastic Piece of Software

Reviewed 5 years ago

In the world of expensive helpdesk systems like LanDesk and ServiceNow - it is nice to see a fully functional ITIL compliant system that is easy to use - fully customizable and user friendly. I especially like the inventory feature - as well as the reporting.

Pros

Cost and functionality

Cons

A few things we need aren't available yet - especially the need to merge user accounts or create 'alias' associations.