SolarWinds Service Desk

4.6
Overall rating
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4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

About SolarWinds Service Desk

SolarWinds Service Desk is suitable for companies seeking a help desk solution that offers IT service management (ITSM) functionalities. SolarWinds Service Desk offers comprehensive service desk functionality that helps businesses respond to service requests in a timely manner, resulting in improved support. SolarWinds Service Desk is a cloud-based software offered for an annual subscription. In the system, users can manage service tickets and company assets. It also works on the go from any smartphone or tablet equipped with a web browser. SolarWinds Service Desk integrates with other applications, including Google Apps, Salesforce.com, OneLogin and over 140 other applications. Users can submit service tickets through either email or the inbuilt self-service portal. The portal empowers users to search for a solution independently using the system's configurable knowledge base. Customers can also submit a new request and check on the status of a pending issue.
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SolarWinds Service Desk pricing

SolarWinds Service Desk does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. SolarWinds Service Desk paid version starts at US$19.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$19.00/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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SolarWinds Service Desk Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.6
5 reviews of 569 View all reviews
Alejandro Enrique
  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 21/06/2023

The integral IT management tool to keep your company running smoothly.

It is satisfying to have a team that provides services within the company in everything related to incidents and IT requirements and supported with a centralized tool such as SolarWinds Service Desk allows the work they perform to be easier, reliable and efficient; This tool is capable of monitoring all of the company's assets and visualizing behaviors, licenses and their use, guaranteeing security within the local corporate network and optimizing periodic maintenance work such as antivirus updates, operating system licenses (a significant point for scheduled audits in the company), which is why Solarwinds SD is an extremely important support for the organization's service desk and for all of us who use this tool.

Pros

Through the central panel we can see each and every one of the computers that make up our local infrastructure in each of the dependencies (this includes desktops, laptops, printers all in 1, etc.), this means that we can validate their performance and detect when patches or security updates are required in any of them or in the operating system they have, It also allows us to monitor by means of risk management any activity not endorsed by the IT group, such as browsing on websites not authorized by the organization or installing applications within the corporate network, which derives in risk for the security of the equipment and the information contained therein, as well as detecting unlicensed software within the infrastructure, which would be risky for the IT team.

Cons

Normally the interactions with our IT help desk was a tedious process and in some cases delayed in the attention of incidents or requirements of some areas, SolarWinds SD has adapted within its interface a high degree of intuitiveness that is perceived by each of the users who interact with this tool for the creation of incidents and thus define or assign such requirement to the appropriate personnel in order to achieve a response in the shortest possible time, this ensures maintaining the level of service without any impact and the business process without striking alterations; Solarwinds SD so far has no negative reactions in our organization.

Dillon
  • Industry: Environmental Services
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
3
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 04/12/2019

Huge Upgrade

Overall experience with this product have been great so far. Our employees use this platform more than our last and they have also been able to find their own solutions more. I really love the support from the customer support a lot. The support is always right on top of any issues and I have experience very quick responses when I do need to contact them. A+ on customer support.

Pros

I like how easy the GUI is, editing the categories and assigning the ticket to a support tech is all very simple right from the first view. I also like how there is a quick view option where you can view the ticket without having to leave the screen.

Cons

We have an issue with Tasks. They cannot be changed once a service catalog item is ran which has made us have to create work around or create extra tickets in order for multiple people to work on one catalog item.

Alternatives Considered

Zendesk Suite

Reasons for Choosing SolarWinds Service Desk

We needed a friendlier GUI with more User integration.

Switched From

KACE

Reasons for Switching to SolarWinds Service Desk

Cost to features were a big plus. We got everything out of the box with Service Desk that we need currently.
Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Warehousing
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 10/10/2018

Good Out-Of-Box product for small, scalable team

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Samir
  • Industry: Building Materials
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 28/11/2023

Good tool for management

Pros

I like the simplicity to use Solarwinds all day

Cons

A lot of tools to i dont know how its working

Lillian
  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 21/08/2023

Solarwinds has an excellent ticketing system

It's been a long time since I last logged a help desk ticket. I think they've made some amazing improvements to their service, and now they can hold their own against JIRA and their entire suite.

Pros

Users can see where their requests are in the IT department's queue, and the department can stay organized. A revolutionary advance in Service Desk/Help Desk ticketing systems. Enabled IT support staff to generate user-specific support tickets with greater specificity. They all fulfilled different functions.

Cons

The SolarWinds app did not provide the end user with many options to create their own ticket. We switched to local JIRA because it used to avoid self-service.

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