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SysAid

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Likelihood to Recommend

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

We use the free version, it allows up to 10 technicians to be added to the system, but that has never been an issue, as we are a small team. The functionality and usability of MESDP are great and can work with larger teams too. It is well suited to be used as a main Ticketing system, and this is not limited to IT only, I am sure other teams that need to keep track and log issues will be able to utilize MESDP without any issues. There is a self-service portal as an option, however, we do not use it as of yet, as there has not been the need for it.If you would need to use the same instance within multiple departments, this may be a bit tricky to achieve, as there is no easy way to limit visibility to tickets from other departments, however, I am sure there is a way around it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SysAid

When you are in a large company and you have several people who manage the IT department, Sysaid allows you to automatically sort the various tickets and assign them automatically to groups of administrators in charge based on the categories. So it is important both that the categories are not too many and confusing for the user eho has to choose them when creating the ticket, and that there is a correct association between categories and IT administrators.
Clearly, small companies may not need a large subdivision by categories, but SysAid is still very convenient for managing tickets even if there is only one IT administrator.
Giovanni Mattei | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
8.2
SysAid
7.4
Organize and prioritize service tickets
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
8.9
SysAid
7.8
Expert directory
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
7.5
SysAid
6.7
Service restoration
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
9.0
SysAid
7.1
Self-service tools
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
7.8
SysAid
7.7
Subscription-based notifications
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
8.1
SysAid
8.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
8.8
SysAid
7.4
ITSM reports and dashboards
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
7.1
SysAid
7.3

ITSM asset management

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
7.3
SysAid
7.2
Configuration mangement
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
8.9
SysAid
6.4
Asset management dashboard
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
7.0
SysAid
6.4
Policy and contract enforcement
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
6.1
SysAid
8.6

Change management

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
8.5
SysAid
8.1
Change requests repository
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
8.9
SysAid
7.9
Change calendar
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
8.1
SysAid
8.7
Service-level management
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
8.5
SysAid
7.8

Pros

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

  • It is very easy to create business rules that automatically route email tickets to the correct department and apply templates to correctly categorize the incident.
  • The technician auto-assign function allows email tickets to be fairly apportioned using a round robin technique. We do not cuurently use the load balancing technique which is also available.
  • It is very easy to bulk edit requests to correct miscatergorization by Analysts. (i.e. Incidents vs. Service Requests)
  • Coordinating communications and notifying ticket holders when a network or application event is resolved is very simple.
Norman Chambers | TrustRadius Reviewer

SysAid

  • Easy to create any service request
  • We can assign multiple tickets for same group at the same time
  • Easy to close the tickets as well as service request
  • Easy to use
  • No training required to use it; just two to three KTs are enough
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

  • Reporting tools; the report features can be a little limited, it can be quite tricky to get the information you want displayed in detail
  • You can set required fields within the ticket template, which should mean the user has to complete them before they can submit the ticket, however this often doesn't enforce correctly
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SysAid

  • Routing rules view can't be customized (that I know of) and it lacks filters.
  • Incidents have a sub-type, requests don't - I would prefer sub-type on both.
  • User groups - some problems with synchronization (for years we had no problems, and in the last couple a few times).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus 6.0
Based on 1 answer
we are looking at other tools like Zendesk which may replace ServiceDesk. We are currently evaluating both tools to see which one would serve our needs better
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SysAid

SysAid 8.7
Based on 3 answers
It is a product that has come to meet the expectations we had and exceeds them. It is very versatile, it has been a great help to us. We are very happy, we have been able to measure the attention, response times and satisfaction of the end-users.
MIGUEL BERRIOS | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus 8.0
Based on 3 answers
As any other feature-rich software package, starting out with ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus has a little bit of a learning curve, but it usually doesn't take very long until you can use the basic features. Training new technicians on the use of the software does not take very long, and for users to submit tickets it is as easy as sending an email.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SysAid

SysAid 8.3
Based on 20 answers
It is a very simple tool to use, the training required to implement it is minimal and it is also very simple for end users. There is a quick guide to configure and it was the only thing we used to configure the tool. The response of the users was good to the implementation because they did not feel that it was a big change that complicated the request of tasks by the IT department.
Cesar Omar Ramirez Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SysAid

SysAid 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is always available and whenever need any maintenance, we receive an outage mail prior the outage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SysAid

SysAid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No, In my company it is integrated with the Control-M and when ever we receive any incident of the control M console, we receive a ticket at the same time on SysAid
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus 9.6
Based on 5 answers
I have a few issues with MESDP and even though we use the free version, the support staff was very quick to respond and extremely competent and helpful. Luckily, I have only had to use them a couple of times over the 2.5 years I have been using their product, but they strike me as very competent, friendly and helpful, regardless of the version of their product you use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SysAid

SysAid 8.2
Based on 34 answers
I have had nothing but positive experiences working with the SysAid support team. There are multiple pathways to request and receive support, which are all connected with each other. I get an efficient and effective response most of the time and when there is not immediately a good answer, they create a support request to follow up for resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SysAid

SysAid 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I am just a user so can't comment of implementation part.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

ServiceDesk plus was selected because it had more value over the money spent considering the other options, this software does many things and everything it does it excels. It is snappier, more intuitive and easier to configure once you have a general idea of what you want to achieve. Other than that is also well suited for any range of companies that want to integrate ITSM into their IT process.
Miguel Nuñez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SysAid

SysAid takes 10000% longer to implement and configure, but there's power in that. If you need that, then a product like SysAid is better. Again though, it's a large time sink, so if you don't have the time or staff to implement it, you can either pay them to help more, or look for a simpler solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SysAid

SysAid 9.0
Based on 1 answer
This is very reliable and essential ticketing tool
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

  • The tool does not scale well from an ROI perspective. As you add a customer, you must add a new instance, hence a new license.
  • The tool is probably on the expensive side (34,000 USD per 130 technicians per year).
  • There is no usage beyond incident, change, and problem management. The CMDB feature is extremely limited and cannot generate additional ROI. There is no knowledge-base or integration with other software (other than ME Desktop Central).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SysAid

  • We have never had a system in place to categorize and keep track of incoming requests, and SysAid had made this an easy transition.
  • SysAid is one of the more affordable options when compared to other products in this space.
  • SysAid was one application that we looked into that provided us the single pane of glass with all the needed features in one easy-to-use cloud-based application.
Kevin McCusker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

Pricing Details

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

General

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

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$10.001
Professional$21.001
Enterprise$50.001
  1. Starting Price Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

SysAid

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

SysAid Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
SysAid service desk is packaged with all-inclusive features for one low price. Offered in cloud or on-premise.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
9.0
SysAid
6.3

Likelihood to Renew

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
6.0
SysAid
8.7

Usability

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
8.0
SysAid
8.3

Reliability and Availability

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
SysAid
9.0

Performance

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
SysAid
10.0

Support Rating

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
9.6
SysAid
8.2

Implementation Rating

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
SysAid
8.0

Scalability

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
SysAid
9.0

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