Absolute Visibility vs. ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Absolute Visibility
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Absolute Visibility is an adaptive endpoint security solution. It provides users with a persistent connection to all of their endpoints and the data they contain. The vendor says, by maintaining a two-way connection with each device, users have the insight they need to assess risk and apply remote security measures so they can protect each endpoint and the sensitive data it contains. This insight is delivered through a cloud-based console that requires no additional IT…N/A
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
ServiceDesk Plus is free help desk software from ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corporation.
$10
Starting Price Per Month
Pricing
Absolute VisibilityManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
Editions & Modules
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Standard
$10.00
Starting Price Per Month
Professional
$21.00
Starting Price Per Month
Enterprise
$50.00
Starting Price Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absolute VisibilityManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Absolute VisibilityManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
Top Pros
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Features
Absolute VisibilityManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Absolute Visibility
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Ratings
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
8.9
19 Ratings
9% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Service restoration00 Ratings10.014 Ratings
Self-service tools00 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings9.013 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings7.015 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards00 Ratings9.017 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
Absolute Visibility
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Ratings
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
8.7
14 Ratings
6% above category average
Configuration mangement00 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Asset management dashboard00 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
Absolute Visibility
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Ratings
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
9.7
15 Ratings
15% above category average
Change requests repository00 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Change calendar00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Service-level management00 Ratings10.013 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absolute VisibilityManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Absolute VisibilityManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
Absolute
I do think it is well worth the cost and consideration, especially if you are using it on devices containing electronic medical records, personal health information or personal privacy information or devices that contain proprietary information, critical business information or other information that needs to be securely protected. It can also be used to track a device (individual) as well if that is your goal. We use it as an extra precaution to track our mental health clinicians that do home visits. It allows us to keep track of their whereabouts, in case an issue arises at a client's home. We are able to send someone out to check or assist, alert emergency services or send law enforcement if a situation should arise.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ServiceDesk Plus is very easy to configure at the start, and then adjust the categories and rules as the implementation is refined. Its greatest strength is the ability to program without requiring a full time administrator. There is very little jargon involved. Reporting not so much. The canned reports are useful but do not always cover some of the basics. Fortunately, the user groups freely share report definitions so one could springboard from something close to your desired result.
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Pros
Absolute
  • I tracked a stolen computer all the way to Africa from USA and disabled it.
  • I set up geofences with alerts. As soon as a computer got a wifi connection outside of our fences it would email me its current location.
  • Absolute's persistent technology was helpful. -Even when a pawn shop would attempt to "wipe" a device before getting it online, as soon as it got online it notified me of the OS re-installation and current location. We could call authorities and they could recover the device for us. And they were happy it made their job easier and deterred the pawn shop from reselling stolen devices.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Ticket logging for end users, so they can see the progress on their help requests
  • Asset management; it has an agent that can be installed on machines which can then feed back information on installed software, active times, logged on user etc
  • Project management; larger projects can be managed within ManageEngine ServiceDesk as well as end user help tickets, where progress/milestones etc can be recorded
  • Active Directory import of users, so that it automatically updates when users are created/deleted and links their accounts in ManageEngine ServiceDesk with their email address as well to enable email alerts
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Cons
Absolute
  • I do not know where I would consider this product to be deficient in functionality, difficult to use or any major changes that needed to be addressed.
  • I wish the pricing of this product was a little lower, but I do think it is well worth the cost and consideration, especially if you are using it on devices containing electronic medical records, personal health information or personal privacy information.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • When trying to select the top row ticket, you have to be careful not to select all tickets. Happened to us twice and we assigned all open tickets to one technician. Took a few minutes to correct.
  • Site is sometimes a bit sluggish to respond. Don't know if that is an issue with our network infrastructure or the program itself, though.
  • When users send emails to the help desk, we sometimes experience delays until the tickets appear on the site for the technicians.
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Likelihood to Renew
Absolute
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
we are looking at other tools like Zendesk which may replace ServiceDesk. We are currently evaluating both tools to see which one would serve our needs better
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Usability
Absolute
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
It is still very cumbersome, lots of data entry on the back end to build how we want it but it is still not completely user friendly. Many functions still dont work and contacting someone for help isnt always easy or we get told solutions for issues we have just arent built yet.
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Support Rating
Absolute
No answers on this topic
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
Our network administrator usually gets a good response when contacting ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus customer service. They are quick to respond and so far have been able to eliminate most of our issues. We have been through several upgrades of the software over the years and have no issues to report in regards to customer service.
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Alternatives Considered
Absolute
I have only used Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS). It was recommended by my Dell sales rep. After reviewing the product info, and loading a demo, it became clear that this is what was needed to add to our existing security to protect us from information loss due to a data breach on our portable devices. I presented this solution to the appropriate departments, and they agreed that this was something well worth the investment.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
Compared to Cherwell, SDP is much much faster, and easier to deploy, set up, and use. But it does not have automation, and has limited customization. Since it is smaller and easier, it does not require any development effort. On the other hand, it is far more expensive, considering its lower capabilities, and its licensing model is not concurrently based (each technician uses up a license, even if the technician is not actively logged in and using the tool).
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Return on Investment
Absolute
  • Recovery of stolen assets.
  • After recovering a few devices and students becoming aware of Absolute being deployed, it had a prevention effect deterring additional theft.
  • It deterred pawn shops from accepting our stolen machines.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • ServiceDesk Plus has helped our organization see what issues we face on a more global picture and we are able to take the time and resources to correct them in a timely manner.
  • The only negative part about ServiceDesk Plus is it can become costly when you see and use all the features it has to offer.
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ScreenShots

Absolute Visibility Screenshots

Screenshot of Endpoint Data Discovery SummaryScreenshot of Create Smart Device GroupsScreenshot of Software Overview ReportScreenshot of Create Policy GroupsScreenshot of Endpoint Data Discovery Match Score SummaryScreenshot of Endpoint Data Discovery Reporting Data