Likelihood to Recommend
I have said at a number of events that I have attended, where other suppliers have shown their latest and greatest new thing, it is the fundamentals that need to work, and need to work well, and this is what Snow License Manager does. It does not take a team of 100 staff to get the tool working or to keep the tool functioning, it works and is stable out of the box. We have learnt that putting the right processes in at the start means that Snow License Manager can do what it has been designed to do and what we have paid for it to do. Audits from vendors now days are relatively simple actions, with the Snow License Manager doing it's job we can quickly run a report and know exactly what our position is and then act accordingly, quick, simple and accurate data at your finger tips, as long as you put the work in to enter the license details etc. If Snow License Manager could invent a robot to go around the business and find all these bits of paper for us then that would be perfect.
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If you have a very small team that will not expand this might be for you. There is also a free version that works well. Performance and features will work much better in the cloud. Don't get an on-prem version. Also, they are HIPPA compliant, which was a big sell for us.
Read full review Pros Identifies where and when software applications have been used Checks compliance of applications to the license terms Warns of impending license expiries Read full review Ease of use for end users creating tickets from their own Self-Service Portal (which is tied into Windows Active Directory so no login is needed). Ease of use and management of tickets by the IT staff. Flexibility. We currently have IT teams associated with a single program, a single department, and all other IT items. SysAid allows us to easily manage this, add to it, change it, etc. Support - SysAid support has remained consistently great throughout the years that we have had the product. That is a fairly rare thing for hosted solutions these days. Expandability. We have a lot more that we can still do with the product and are working on expanding what it can do as we move forward in time. There is a lot to this product overall. Read full review Cons The Snow Management and Control Center (SMACC) has inconsistent searches and filters, some functioning with wildcards and others not. The learning curve of Snow is quite steep. Recalculating compliance can slow the entire application down. Read full review The ability to do backups from within the system Ability to add more widgets on the Dashboard instead of the current limitation of 6 per Dashboard Simplified integration of cloud services like Office 365 and Google Workspace Mobile app for both iOS and Android Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We are SysAid users since 2008 and we will continue to use SysAid years to come. We use SysAid for Asset Management and SysAid and we intend to keep it this way and there is no intention that we will replace SysAid with another system. SysAid has been reliable to use and has helped us with our day to day jobs
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While the deployment is fairly easy, updating the agent can be tedious. For one, each new version needs a request to customer support, but too it's not possible to "update" the old version rather than reinstall the new one. The lack of customization/configuration possible for the SnowAgent installer is irritating. Putting that aside, once the system is set up it's fairly easy to maintain and with very few hiccups, update. It overall runs very smoothly with little to no error.
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SysAid is easy to use and configure. There are some technical components to the configuration, but their implementation of the SysAid system allows for easy self-service. There was only one time that SysAid could not provide a solution to my direct need. We quickly found a workaround. The issue was integration with Microsoft Office 365 when it was first released. The connection between SysAid and Outlook was problematic. It was not long before SysAid had resolved the issue and provided that integration.
Read full review Reliability and Availability Ha habido pocas veces que no ha estado disponible pero siempre avisan con antelación cuando el servicio no estará activo por una situación controlada Read full review Performance
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
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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.
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My team was greatly assisted and trained well. Despite the time zone difference the trainer made every effort to be available during times that were suitable for us and the assistance and help offered was extremely appreciated by my team. A wonderful experience by the team.
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Training was well structure and delivered. Questions were thoroughly answered and any issues we had were provided with support and help.
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It is recommended that it be synchronized with the active directory for a better experience, also using the network scanning tools are very useful both to maintain your hardware and software inventory. See all the documentation found on the portal where they suggest good practices for the use of SysAid and exploit it from the first time
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The deciding factor for the decision makers was the combination of license management and utilization statistics. Our desktop people wanted the utilization and reporting to be very granular and close to real time. Snow was purchased because they promoted their real time utilization in addition to the license management, alerting and reporting. To my knowledge, only Snow was given a proof of concept before the decision was made.
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Sysaid had many of the service offerings as the large players had but at a much more cost effective price point. The licensing model was very fair and we felt that the amount of time that we would have to re-invest in the tool was minimal. For example, one of the other solutions we evaluated costed more for the professional services to get up and running then the cost of the product.
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When we purchase it, the plans were different and mainly we acquired lifetime licenses. in the past year, we migrated to the cloud version. In both cases, the pricing structure was accurate, although they could provide some extra flexibility to pay for exactly what we need in the business.
Read full review Scalability Le doy esta calificación porque los módulos que contiene se pueden usar para casi cualquier departamento, tanto gestión de tickets como inventarios de equipos, hemos utilizado una versión gratuita en Ingeniería para gestionar sus tiempos en las tareas asignadas, es lo único que utilizan pero podrían usar fácilmente el módulo de inventario para su herramienta y el módulo de proyectos también Read full review Professional Services
Professional services is just that professional, i have had the opportunity to use this service on several occasions, a technical issue comes up, i made an appointment for one hour and i am contacted at the required time, the representative that hold of my system and goes through the problem while i look on so its also a learning process
Read full review Return on Investment In the first year SLM was deployed about $1,000,000 was saved in license costs Departments could determine their current use and project future needs better The number of software providers could be consolidated Read full review How easy it is to configure the app to our existing ITIL process. The ability to pick what services we would like to have as well as the ability to integrate using API as well as the marketplace. Intuitive interface. Integration to Outlook. Easy reporting. It has a very user-friendly interface and effective management capabilities. Read full review ScreenShots