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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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It is well suited for a service-based department, but it can sometimes offer confusion for non-technical users because of the amount information the form fields require. Most customers don't want to write the equivalent of a book to simply say that " I want to obtain a license of Adobe Acrobat and charge it to the department."
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Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.6
EasyVista IT Service Manager
8.9
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
EasyVista IT Service Manager
10.0
Service restoration
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
EasyVista IT Service Manager
9.0
Self-service tools
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.6
EasyVista IT Service Manager
9.0
Subscription-based notifications
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
EasyVista IT Service Manager
10.0
ITSM reports and dashboards
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
8.2
EasyVista IT Service Manager
9.0
Expert directory
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
EasyVista IT Service Manager
8.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
EasyVista IT Service Manager
7.0

ITSM asset management

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.2
EasyVista IT Service Manager
Configuration mangement
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
8.8
EasyVista IT Service Manager
Policy and contract enforcement
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.6
EasyVista IT Service Manager

Change management

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.8
EasyVista IT Service Manager
10.0
Change requests repository
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.6
EasyVista IT Service Manager
10.0
Service-level management
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
EasyVista IT Service Manager
10.0

Pros

  • Easy coding-free customization and process-oriented customization interface allows us to delegate ownership of business processes to the layer of management closest to the users of the services Agiloft provides, allowing us to rapidly adapt to new business needs and avoid expensive and slow professional-service based development cycles or a dedicated in-house admin team.
  • Extremely flexible, so we are starting to use it for all kinds of things that we never originally intended it for, including managing change control for our customers, contract management, etc. People in our organization tell each other how effective the tool is which encourages using it to solve problems.
  • The product is clearly designed with forethought and ingenuity, which pays off repeatedly when trying to address a new application. The cleverness of coding-free customization endears it to its administrators.
  • High quality support and professional services from a well-trained onshore team are available so we never felt as though Agiloft stood in the way of implementation.
  • Though we have only minimal usage so far, Agiloft offers a lot of different ways to interface to other systems, which will keep it relevant as we build out our automation and encourages us to use it as a central repository that can be easily accessed, processed, and modified as necessary, enabling its automation features to make good decisions that support automated service delivery to our clients.
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  • Documentation is very important for any technology department. We can easy attach quotes, screenshots of issues, or invoices so that any one looking at the work order once closed can see that the task was completed quickly or may require more resources if needed again.
  • Tracking the progress of your team is also important when considering pay scales or promotions. Reports help you see which employees are going above and beyond and those that are needing extra motivation.
  • Universities have to work as cohesive unit to be successive. Our customers tell is us what is needed for them to do their jobs and we are able to divide the work amongst our staff to continue the quest quickly.
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Cons

  • The look and feel is behind the latest offerings from competitors which can make getting users to switch to Agiloft difficult. In particular, there are limitations on formatting, placement, and type of custom elements on pages, or even custom pages themselves that contain unstructured content (essentially a custom dashboard.) These limitations have in practice not yet kept us from getting what we wanted done with the product.
  • The flexibility of the product begs for more nearly-complete custom applications (customizations) that can be instantly deployed and then tweaked to meet our needs. Creating one is easy enough, but this would speed the process even more.
  • I wish there was more financial functionality. Everything we do ties to the money, and being able to manage the money from the same app (AR/billing is the most important to us) would help a great deal.
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  • Customization without the need for lengthy contacts with tech support. Non-technical team members should be able to resolve malfunctions with the interface and its components.
  • A mobile app would make resolving work orders in the field easier. Without the need for a PC-like device to access the program. Many times, weather conditions are not kind to tablets. A cell phone is more reasonable.
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Likelihood to Renew

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite8.9
Based on 9 answers
It does exactly what we need. Changing to something else would make no sense.
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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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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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Alternatives Considered

We selected Agiloft as their product had the most features and required the least programming to implement and add new features.
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There has been less downtime due to incompatible upgrade elements in our environment. EasyVista is takes hours not days to troubleshoot and resolve any functionality errors. Tech Support has been more helpful and reachable.
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Return on Investment

  • We have been able to reduce the time to resolve service related issues drastically. We also use our system for account requests, assets management, software requests and handling confidential issues with added security and that table.
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  • Our turnaround time has decreased steadily use implementing use.
  • Our CIO is update on the progress of his team at all times.
  • The customers feel better informed about their requests from start to finish.
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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

EasyVista IT Service Manager

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