Hiver vs. SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hiver
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Hiver helps you manage customer support and sales right from your Gmail. With Hiver, teams can collaborate on Shared email accounts like support@ or sales@ without having to leave their Gmail accounts. Hiver works like a full-fledged help desk, built right into Gmail. It gives you everything you need to do outstanding customer support, without any of the complexities and feature overload that come with other help desk products. Hiver is used by thousands of companies…
$14
/user/month
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds Web Help Desk is ticketing and IT asset management software. It is designed to simplify help desk management. This solution includes built-in ticketing management, asset management, change management, and knowledge base capabilities.N/A
Pricing
HiverSolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Editions & Modules
PLUS PLAN
$14.00
/user/month
PREMIUM PLAN
$22.00
/user/month
ENTERPRISE PLAN
$34.00
/user/month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HiverSolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
HiverSolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
HiverSolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Hiver
1.7
3 Ratings
130% below category average
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.8
19 Ratings
20% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets1.03 Ratings9.819 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission2.03 Ratings9.89 Ratings
Ticket response2.03 Ratings9.99 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings10.013 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings9.817 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Hiver
3.0
3 Ratings
90% below category average
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.4
9 Ratings
17% above category average
Email support3.03 Ratings9.89 Ratings
Customer portal00 Ratings9.68 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Hiver
-
Ratings
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.4
8 Ratings
17% above category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings9.46 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings9.48 Ratings
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User Ratings
HiverSolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(3 ratings)
8.4
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
3.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
4.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HiverSolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Likelihood to Recommend
Hiver
Any work environment where more than one team member is able to address certain customer requests. We used to use Groups, but then it was confusing as to whether or not someone responded, and we needed more transparency between team members. Another example is a person emailing with a billing question. We used to reply and add the billing department's email address or forward the email to billing, but with Hiver, simply assigning it to the billing HIVER Inbox allows anyone to reply directly to the customer without the issue of either the customer or team member remembering to reply all or accidentally replying only to the team member forwarding the email.
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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
Hiver
  • It's easy to set up, and manage ongoing.
  • The customer service and support is amazing- I get check ins, quick responses to enquiries and extras from time to time.
  • It knows what it's doing- it's here to take the issue of gmail not being the best when it comes to shared inboxes and it has provided the perfect solution!
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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
Hiver
  • There is currently no way to create a support ticket unless related to an email already received. It would be extremely beneficial to be able to take a call and create a support ticket within HIVER based on the call in the same manner that we can create a ticket from an inbound email.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Hiver
No answers on this topic
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
Hiver
Easy to use
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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
Hiver
Support is there, can be slow at times.
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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
Hiver
No answers on this topic
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
Hiver
Hiver was the only option we looked at. There didn't appear to be many alternatives in the market
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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
Hiver
  • Hiver has increased the efficiency by which we address emailed questions and concerns.
  • Hiver increases transparency between team members.
  • Information pertinent to one or more team members is searchable by all applicable team members making it easier to research a situation that otherwise could have been stored in details across separate member email histories.
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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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ScreenShots

Hiver Screenshots

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