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Autotask

Top Rated
56 Ratings

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite

15 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Autotask

Top Rated
56 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite

Agiloft is most suited to meeting the needs of an organization that requires rapid and frequent process changes for critical processes, and values empowering the people who do the job to determine how best to automate it - essentially rapidly growing, democratic organization.It's hard to imagine an inappropriate scenario to use Agiloft, but one that comes to mind is organzations requiring a complete, finished, highly structured solution that they do not want to change over time. Agiloft is designed with the expectation that clients will adapt it to their needs so many functions are left undone, rather than throwing a "kitchen sink" at the customer and letting them choose what they need.The best way to work with Agiloft is to take the training class, then have a small success with a small team, involving the employees and first level management in the deployment. They'll tell everyone else how much they like it. This reduces the possibility of slow development cycles and an undue dependence on outside expertise, while maximizing the return on Agiloft's investment in easy customizability.
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Autotask

Autotask is much more well suited to a busy company. It's a little bit price-prohibitive if you only have a couple of employees or not many clients. This solution works for us, having 10 employees and about 200 clients. Any less than that, the pricing wouldn't be worthwhile.Autotask fits very well with us. It's easy to keep on task. Any tickets that are getting old will shoot out alerts and scheduled tasks for our techs to finish up work on it. It's also very easy to run reports for clients on the services that they've used through us. We love Autotask.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.6
Autotask
8.4
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
Autotask
9.5
Service restoration
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
Autotask
7.0
Self-service tools
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.6
Autotask
7.5
Subscription-based notifications
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
Autotask
9.2
ITSM reports and dashboards
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
8.3
Autotask
9.3
Expert directory
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Autotask
7.3
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Autotask
8.7

ITSM asset management

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.2
Autotask
8.8
Configuration mangement
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
8.9
Autotask
8.4
Policy and contract enforcement
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.6
Autotask
9.8
Asset management dashboard
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Autotask
8.1

Change management

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.8
Autotask
9.3
Change requests repository
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.6
Autotask
9.6
Service-level management
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
Autotask
9.0
Change calendar
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Autotask
9.2

Pros

  • There is a great deal of flexibility available to configure the product to meet specific needs.
  • The notification system is particularly robust, although in order to send text messages we must send email to #####@cellprovider. It works well though!
  • The rules and workflow help to standardize internal processes and improve ease of use for both end users and employees.
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  • Integrates well with RMM tools
  • A wealth of reports are available, or you can create your own
  • You can set up your users with individualized access rights to your company's data
  • The support team is awesome
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Cons

  • They could build a slicker look to the graphical charts output for the reports. These look a bit dated, and I would like the ability to customize them more.
  • I find that some features of the tool are difficult to find, and aren't necessarily in the most common sense of places. This definitely eases with experience with the tool, but initially it will take some time just to figure out the setup of the tool and where things are located. For example, permissions can be set on many different levels, which is great, but logically finding where to find the differing permission levels is difficult at first. I would suggest attending their admin training session to initiate yourself with the tool at first, so you're not as reliant on Agiloft initially to guide you in building the tool, which can get expensive.
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  • It would be great if more options for dashboard widgets existed.
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Likelihood to Renew

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite8.9
Based on 9 answers
As we grow, we are able to activate additional modules for new functionality with little training time, adding to our existing knowledgebase and increasing our efficiency.
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Autotask9.0
Based on 1 answer
After using multiple products on the market, Autotask was intuitive and easy to manage.
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Usability

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite7.3
Based on 2 answers
For the most part, it is an easy and intuitive system to use. There are many small things that could be improved to make the system work even easier. However, overall it is very easy to use if you have a good grasp on computer programs and using them to build things. I do not have any computer science or programming background, and I am able to use this system with few problems.
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Autotask9.0
Based on 1 answer
The work flow is much better then other competitors
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Support

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite9.1
Based on 2 answers
We get excellent expert support whenever we need it, which is rarely because usually we can easily figure out what to do without needing help.
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Autotask8.0
Based on 1 answer
Due to the cloud based technology our downtime is significantly less then other software based programs.
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Alternatives Considered

N/A - Agiloft was already chosen as the tool we were going to use (by an employee that has now left the company) before I was given the assignment of working on this
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ConnectWise would be a close second however the overall functionality hasn't been great in the past, I've learned they've implemented a more robust web interface however the client was not stable. Autotask is easy to manage from service requests, reporting and time management.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased efficiency on certain processes. Our time sheets were done previously in excel spreadsheets, which HR had to constantly remind everyone to do because they hated it. We created a tool for logging time sheets which is much easier and faster to do, and now employees don't dread it (as much). We also use print templates to automatically create documents to send to our clients, which previously had to be created manually. It also allows for information to be viewed at anytime, instead of waiting for someone to close a document first.
  • Linking together of information, and having one place for everything. Previously, we never had one place to store information and records. We had one place for this information, another for that information, and sometimes information went to one place and sometimes in some other place. We also used different tools for different things. Emails for this, our wiki for that, an excel spreadsheet for this other thing. Agiloft has allowed us to have one place where employees will go to do everything from requesting vacation days to doing tasks related to our product, to recognizing another employee's accomplishments.
  • Decreased efficiency on certain processes. However, there is a silver lining to this. These processes were previously as simple as you can get - logging information into a text file, which is then added to by other employees. There were no controls, no major checks, and things could easily be missed. Agiloft's system allows us to do things so that everything stands out and is seen, checked, and recorded in a much better way. The trade off for less efficiency is tough, but it will be worth it in the long run as we are more effective and accurate.
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  • It has had a positive impact on my business objectives. Whenever a user calls in I'm able to create a ticket with all the information needed easily and quickly because of the simple interface.
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Pricing Details

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details

Autotask

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details