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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Incident and problem management

Incident and problem management

7.9

Freshservice

79%
9.3

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

93%
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) ranks higher in 5/9 features

Organize and prioritize service tickets

8.9
89%
68 Ratings
8.7
87%
19 Ratings

Expert directory

6.4
64%
49 Ratings
9.5
95%
13 Ratings

Service restoration

6.8
68%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Self-service tools

8.3
83%
64 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Subscription-based notifications

8.3
83%
51 Ratings
8.8
88%
17 Ratings

ITSM collaboration and documentation

8.2
82%
58 Ratings
8.3
83%
14 Ratings

ITSM reports and dashboards

8.1
81%
56 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ticket creation and submission

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
9 Ratings

Ticket response

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
9 Ratings

ITSM asset management

7.7

Freshservice

77%

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Freshservice ranks higher in 3/3 features

Configuration mangement

8.2
82%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset management dashboard

7.5
75%
53 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Policy and contract enforcement

7.5
75%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Change management

7.8

Freshservice

78%

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Freshservice ranks higher in 3/3 features

Change requests repository

7.9
79%
51 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Change calendar

7.3
73%
43 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Service-level management

8.2
82%
50 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Self Help Community

Freshservice

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

82%
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) ranks higher in 2/2 features

External knowledge base

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
6 Ratings

Internal knowledge base

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
8 Ratings

Multi-Channel Help

Freshservice

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

87%
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) ranks higher in 4/4 features

Customer portal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
8 Ratings

Social integration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Email support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Help Desk CRM integration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Freshservice is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Freshservice

90%
69 Ratings
7.9

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

79%
19 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Freshservice

91%
2 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

100%
4 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Freshservice

90%
6 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

100%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Freshservice

82%
38 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

100%
9 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.9

Freshservice

89%
2 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

100%
4 Ratings

Configurability

Freshservice

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

100%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Freshservice

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

90%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Freshservice

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

90%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Freshservice

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshworks Inc

Ticket management is so well put together! It's easy to create, work and wrap up tickets in an efficient manner. Inventory management is helpful and provides us info that we need on the fly to help our customers better. Issue management other than IT, we rolled Freshservice out to several departments where the workflows and structure were well suited to handle their issues easily and efficiently. I struggle to think of a scenario where it is less appropriate, unless it's where the users just won't use it!
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SolarWinds

SolarWinds WHD is well suited if you have a limited budget, as it costs less than many help desk software packages that are more full featured and modern in their design. It is not well suited to an environment where you want to manage inventory, users, purchases and tickets all in one package. It has an asset feature that we don't use but that looks quite limited. We track our assets and users separately from this.
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Pros

Freshworks Inc

  • Helpdesk Ticketing system for escalation and distributing among technicians.
  • Service requests for ordering processes and employee onboarding and termination.
  • Project Management is a useful tool for our IT department to track internal projects.
  • The reporting is very helpful reporting various metrics to leadership.
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SolarWinds

  • Customized reporting allows us to track our service and support better, and find where we need improvements. This allows us to constantly upgrade our service levels and keep the customers happy.
  • Detailed tracking and response to the end users have led to quicker remediation of tickets. We are able to see where we need a better response or where to add additional resources for support.
  • Overall metrics allow us to staff properly for our tickets by location and remote users.
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Cons

Freshworks Inc

  • Once a ticket is resolved and closed if a user responds back it is automatically opened back up. The toggle button for this feature is all or nothing.
  • When the client is installed on the user end not having the software assign an automatic asset tag number. Maybe leaving that field blank or creating a feature where you can turn this on or off.
  • I really can think of any, I really have no complaints about the software
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SolarWinds

  • Because of AD integration, users sometimes try logging in with their email address and not AD credentials. The user then calls stating they can't put a ticket in, it would be nice if there was a method of matching the AD Email field with a login.
  • Setting up new techs with the building they are responsible for can be a little messy
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Pricing Details

Freshservice

Starting Price

$19 Per Month Per User

Editions & Modules

Freshservice editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Starter$19.001
Growth$49.002
Pro$89.003
Enterprise$1094

Footnotes

  1. Per Month Per User
  2. Per Month Per User
  3. Per Month Per User
  4. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Freshworks Inc

    It's overall value in our organization is extremely high and it has become an essential part of our business.
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    SolarWinds

    We are definitely going to be sticking with Web Help Desk for the foreseeable future since the product is very inexpensive for the features that it provides, the integration that it has with our existing systems, and the ease for managing users, assets, locations, and tickets. Web Help Desk is a great product that is backed by even better support, which is well worth looking into if you are considering moving to a new ticketing system.
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    Usability

    Freshworks Inc

    On the I.T. side, the time to ramp up and understand how FreshService operates only took a few hours. After that, it was off to the races with configuration and customization. From the start, with minimal assistance, our end users found FreshService to be incredibly intuitive. At launch, we expected most to submit tickets via email, however, our analytics has shown that end-users actually prefer the portal for managing their I.T. tickets.
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    SolarWinds

    The system has time and time again proven to be much easier to use and setup for both technicians and end users. It is simple enough to enter a ticket for end users, and even easier to communicate with logging back and forth because you can reply to the ticket emails to enter comments on the tickets. The technician side is a little clunky at first, but after looking at it for a few minutes it's very clear to see what you need to do to accomplish the goals. The mobile interface is snappy and responsive. It's a great product overall.
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    Support Rating

    Freshworks Inc

    In general, the support was provided in a timely matter. But if you need a better support - there are more expensive plans available with premium support. As for the support we requested - any bugs were fixed quickly. The things nice to have were addressed slowly or never - but this is because of our plan))
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    SolarWinds

    SolarWinds is a great customizable and affordable ticketing system. We use SolarWinds Web Help Desk for IT and Software
    Development trouble ticket tracking and resolution. The reporting that
    SolarWinds provides is great since it helps us discover problem areas and fix
    those areas so they don't keep reoccurring
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    Implementation Rating

    Freshworks Inc

    think of what you want to do with FreshService : a clean start or a migration. Migration can be done with csv files, it's easy to do but you need to test it first.
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    SolarWinds

    Take the time to roll out a test VM to configure and make changes to before doing a live deployment, this way you don't end up with a VM that has been tweaked and re-tweaked until it's perfect and instead end up with a final, polished product. I would also recommend taking the time to read through the support forums for figuring out minor issues that may pop up, chances are that you aren't going to be the first one to encounter them. When all is said and done, SolarWinds Support is VERY responsive and you shouldn't hesitate to contact them.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Freshworks Inc

    SolarWinds Service Desk helpdesk ticketing system it not as easy to use. The integration is not as good as Freshservice. Solarwinds helpdesk tickets does not show related issues as well to help resolve issues. It does not have contract tracking to assist with license expiration. Asset tracking falls short within Solarwinds. As well as automated process and integration with Azure and Domain services.
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    SolarWinds

    Web Help Desk is definitely lacking in the UI/UX department compared to most other ticketing systems I have used int he past. It's very utilitarian; however, what it lacks in UI it makes up for in extensibility and customization. The main issue that the developers need to address is the use of a Web Objects back-end.
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    Return on Investment

    Freshworks Inc

    • We were able to secure more budget for additional resources by using ticket entry reports to justify the expense.
    • We were able to manage our resources better and increase our coverage where it was most important without having to increase spending.
    • We prevented many lost in the clutter problems by having a consistent portal to open tickets with recorded timing and responses.
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    SolarWinds

    • Amazing impact on our Organization, we are much more organized since we implemented SolarWinds Web Help Desk
    • The ROI is in the statistics! The application cost pennies to run compared to what the product will do for your organization.
    • I challenge you to find a better product for the price!
    • Our documentation has improved since we implemented SolarWinds Web Help Desk
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