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Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite

15 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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14 Ratings
Score 8.3 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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GURU is well suited, in my opinion, as a tool for moderately sized companies to organize internal collections of knowledge. I think a larger organization (500+ employees) would have a specifically difficult time deploying and utilizing GURU for how long it can take to transfer information, how to organize it, and who has the ability to verify and create new cards. I think it is working very well in our organization as we are well on our way for full implementation
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Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.6
Guru
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
Guru
Service restoration
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
Guru
Self-service tools
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.6
Guru
Subscription-based notifications
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
Guru
ITSM reports and dashboards
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
8.3
Guru

ITSM asset management

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.2
Guru
Configuration mangement
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
8.9
Guru
Policy and contract enforcement
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.6
Guru

Change management

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.8
Guru
Change requests repository
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.6
Guru
Service-level management
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
Guru

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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  • It allows you access information from all departments into one area.
  • Easy to use.
  • Simple interface that is intuitive.
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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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  • Difficulty transferring bodies of existing knowledge onto GURU - At first we simply copy-pasted entire google drive documents into GURU cards, but that's super cumbersome, especially because the formatting never transfers perfectly. This increases the amount of time it takes to implement GURU fully.
  • It still feels like we are "setting things up" - Its been about 4 months since we first began implementing GURU and it still feels like there is more work to be done to "set things up." How much time should card verifies spend verifying cards? Who is responsible for which collection of knowledge? Who should and who should not have the ability to create new GURU cards? And so forth.
  • No best practices on organizational theory - A hot topic issue for our support team is how to organize customer support related knowledge. This has made implementation for our support team a bit more difficult.
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Likelihood to Renew

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite8.9
Based on 9 answers
We haven't experienced any problems or deficiencies that would lead us to choose another tool for the applications we have already moved to Agiloft. We also plan to deploy Agiloft for new applications due to our increasing knowledge of what it can do and increasing acceptance among our staff.
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Usability

Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite7.3
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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
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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 were looking for a product in which all our employees could utilize successfully. We did not want our staff to be intimidated by a product too difficult use.
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Google Docs is very limited and truly a nightmare to locate information once it's been lost in the Google Doc abyss. Guru has helped us not only find our lost data, but make sure the data is up to date and helpful for our respective teams. Having our team data in Google Docs was very hard to maintain for quality and visibility.
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Return on Investment

  • We have improved response time and quality (because rules allow us to route support cases directly to the responsible team rather than just an "answering service").
  • We have improved the quality of the data we are capturing about support cases and service requests which we can more effectively feed back into product development.
  • We have reduced employee stress about support.
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  • Guru is allowing our team to have a central location for information. No more calling out to company slack channels for help.
  • Saves time when all the information is in one place.
  • Really helps for on-boarding reps now that the information is in one place!
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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
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Guru

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