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Score 9.7 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

[SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)] works well in education, I'm responsible for over 500 classrooms, thousands of users and computers. Using WHD to keep track of who has what devices and which devices need to be retired has helped the user experience. I'd recommend this product to anyone managing an IT department.
Robert Pfau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Hiver
9.0
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.9
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Hiver
8.7
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.0
Ticket creation and submission
Hiver
9.1
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.7
Ticket response
Hiver
9.1
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.0
Expert directory
Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
7.6
Subscription-based notifications
Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.8
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
5.9

Multi-Channel Help

Hiver
9.1
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.2
Email support
Hiver
9.1
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.9
Customer portal
Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.0
Social integration
Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
7.2
Help Desk CRM integration
Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.9

Self Help Community

Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
5.5
External knowledge base
Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
4.1
Internal knowledge base
Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
6.9

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!
Megan Shorter | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

  • 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.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

  • Support occasionally misses the mark (e.g. usually simple misunderstandings or mis-communications)
  • Intermittent UI bugs (e.g.: fields disappear until page refreshes)
  • AD/LDAP imports can be quirky (e.g.: user name changes, deactivates old user, makes new user instead of just renaming user)
  • Reports can be tricky to write
Michael Santangelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Hiver

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SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) 9.1
Based on 3 answers
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.
Michael Santangelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Hiver

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SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) 7.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
Michael Santangelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Hiver

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SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) 8.7
Based on 8 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Hiver

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SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) 8.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Michael Santangelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Hiver

Hiver was the only option we looked at. There didn't appear to be many alternatives in the market
Megan Shorter | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

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.
John Mahlman IV | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

  • By being fast and accurate, they help us meet all client needs quickly. This pleases our clients.
  • We have had a great ROI from SW ever since we started with them.
  • They help make us look great to clients!
  • Thanks to SolarWinds services and support our client attrition has consistently been under 0.05%.
  • Their client facing materials are clear and reasonably easy to understand.
Marc Shaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Hiver

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Hiver Editions & Modules

Edition
PLUS PLAN$14.001
PREMIUM PLAN$22.001
ENTERPRISE PLAN$34.001
  1. /user/month
Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

General

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

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Hiver
10.0
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.1

Usability

Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
7.1

Support Rating

Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.7

Implementation Rating

Hiver
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.0

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