Snow License Manager vs. Zendesk Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Snow License Manager
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Snow License Manager enables organizations to gain an accurate view of software usage and entitlements. Organizations can then dynamically reconcile these findings against license entitlements to optimize their IT environments and be audit-ready. HOW IT WORKS Snow License Manager is the central hub for the Snow Software Asset Management platform, providing a unified view of installed software, SaaS, cloud resources and hardware. With Snow License Manager, usage data is…N/A
Zendesk Suite
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
The Zendesk Support suite is a cloud-based customer support software built for better customer relationships. Designed to improve customer satisfaction and to support customers on any channel: text SMS, web, mobile app, phone, email, social media. The vendor states more than 200,000 companies such as Uber, Groupon, Box, Airbnb, and Slack are using Zendesk to lower their support costs, raise productivity, and increase customer satisfaction. Zendesk offers a full suite of products to meet customer…
$55
per month agent
Pricing
Snow License ManagerZendesk Suite
Editions & Modules
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Support Team (Foundational Support Only)
$19
per month agent
Suite Team
$55
per month agent
Support Professional
$55
per month agent
Suite Growth
$89
per month agent
Suite Professional
$115
per month agent
Support Enterprise
$115
per month agent
Suite Enterprise
$169
per month agent
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Snow License ManagerZendesk Suite
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
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Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Snow License Manager
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Ratings
Zendesk Suite
8.2
114 Ratings
4% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.6113 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings7.370 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings7.376 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings8.072 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings9.2114 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings8.9113 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Snow License Manager
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Ratings
Zendesk Suite
8.0
101 Ratings
3% above category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings7.997 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings8.190 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Snow License Manager
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Ratings
Zendesk Suite
7.8
112 Ratings
2% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings7.586 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings7.837 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings7.068 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings8.5110 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings8.380 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Snow License ManagerZendesk Suite
Small Businesses

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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Snow License ManagerZendesk Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(16 ratings)
8.3
(152 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(40 ratings)
Usability
7.4
(15 ratings)
7.7
(25 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.6
(13 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(1 ratings)
9.0
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.8
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Snow License ManagerZendesk Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Snow Software
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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Zendesk
Inbound messaging it is top notch, it does it well and couldn't imagine anyone's program doing it better. Like I said before been using ZenDesk for over 7 years and absolutely love it. We use the talk feature with the phone very limited so Zen works fine for us, but if I was running an inbound or outbound call center I don't believe Zen has all the functions I would want as a manager. For limited phone use and mostly email, text, and even web chat, ZenDesk works great. Having the iOS App is so great and flexibility with notifications allows my team to be "on call" anytime without unnecessary interruptions
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Pros
Snow Software
  • SLM finds installations of software reliably.
  • SLM determines the usage of applications, web apps, and the users who employ them.
  • SLM Reports help management determine current and future application usage.
  • SLM notifies when forbidden programs are installed.
  • SLM provides complete license management.
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Zendesk
  • Reporting and Analytics
  • Ease of Agent Training and Use
  • Able to add multiple brands with related custom reports and dashboards
  • Adding a new brand and basic help center is easy to do without the need of an expert or web team
  • Ability of agents and supervisors to see customer history across multiple channels
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Cons
Snow Software
  • Recognition of licensed plugins running in another application's executable is missing
  • There is inconsistent use of Wildcards like "%" across search fields in the SLM and SMACC
  • The search "filter" called "Also include not installed/used" is necessary to see not installed/used applications.
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Zendesk
  • I think the Graphical User Interface could use a facelift. It not the most aesthetically pleasing platform in my experience.
  • Particular things like where the default is when you click on each and every dropdown menu.
  • The macro integration could be a little more simplified.
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Likelihood to Renew
Snow Software
It is a tool that works, a tool that is reliable, and trusted within the industry and our company
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Zendesk
Zendesk is super easy to use and navigate. I really enjoy the sleek layout, the ability to tailor tickets, the macro option, and the quick key guide they have to make your use of time even more effective. My whole team loves working with Zendesk and rarely ever has problems.
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Usability
Snow Software
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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Zendesk
As an agent it's very simple to use. As an admin it's also easy to use, but sometimes lacks some functionality that would be nice to have such as expanded native 2 way sync functionality for many major apps that are commonly used today like HubSpot and Salesforce. The ability to add followers to tickets to they get updates and are in the know without the customer seeing this agent cc'd is a nice touch. This ensures additional visibility and easily following the communication without having to appear as a CC to the customer, who could accidentally remove that person in a response, thus breaking the visibility
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Reliability and Availability
Snow Software
Never had issues in this area. Always up and running
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Zendesk
In the past year, I'd say I have only noticed maybe two hours total of downtime in my own usage. Very minimal.
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Performance
Snow Software
It took some growing pains and SNOW fixed performance issues for their product, but never had any issue with it
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Zendesk
There has been minor performance degradation on a very few days out of the two years I have been using the product.
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Support Rating
Snow Software
Support for the most part is responsive, but there are times when it takes more time than I would like to resolve. But then, most of the time it is related to growing pains and the fact I do not have a Dev/Test environment to test items and upgrades before going to Production
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Zendesk
Every time I contacted them they were not only very responsive and knowledgable, but always seemed to have a positive upbeat attitude. It probably helps that we did not have significant service outages or sev 1 level issues, but even my lower severity issues were quickly answered. And the positive and upbeat attitude really made things feel comfortable.
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In-Person Training
Snow Software
Love it, and I got to go to Sweden
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Zendesk
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Snow Software
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
Zendesk has tons of available material for training - videos, webinars, articles, etc. The only reason this is not a 10 is because it can be hard to figure out how to navigate to these things and find what you are looking for.
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Implementation Rating
Snow Software
It went well, we took out time and verified each step as we went
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Zendesk
I was very satisfied. They have a free trial for 30 days and I recommend you do that and use it. It is very easy to get started with the basics and the build on over time.

The only thing technically complex was single sign-on and integration to Salesforce.com required some tweaks – otherwise setting up system was very easy
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Alternatives Considered
Snow Software
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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Zendesk
If spoken honestly Intercom is a level-par with any nearest competitor, Tools like Zendesk has to catchup with them in speed. However, there is an advantage to Zendesk with its simple and easy-to-get software which falls in every mid and small-size business pocket wherein Intercom is way too expensive and needs a tech admin to customize the product. The kick-starting feature with negligible configuration made Zendesk the ideal choice of our organization + the budget fell under our expenses.
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Scalability
Snow Software
Not quite sure I understand the deployment question. We deployed company wide
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Zendesk
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
Snow Software
Worked great and accomplished the goals
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Zendesk
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Snow Software
  • Allowed for reducing licenses/cost at renewal or true-up time
  • Shows us new software in our environment so we can get it removed or purchase appropriate licensing to avoid compliance issues
  • Shows up blacklisted software when it appears in our environment allowing us to get it removed to avoid security issues
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Zendesk
  • The positives weigh more than the negatives here, as it gives us a one-stop portal where we can tend to customer needs using one web app
  • It has also helped us identify areas of improvement based on the reporting feature
  • The value it provides outweighs any missing or lacking features that I'm sure will be available in the future
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