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SolarWinds Service Desk

SolarWinds Service Desk
Formerly Samanage

Overview

What is SolarWinds Service Desk?

SolarWinds Service Desk (formerly Samanage) is a cloud-based, multi-tenant IT service desk and asset management software for IT and enterprise service management. Samanage is on a single, always new instance of software. The service desk includes a self-service portal, service…

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SolarWinds is a homerun!

9 out of 10
May 30, 2022
We use SolarWinds Service Desk for our Incident tracking and it helps to use SolarWinds Service Desk (SSD) for the reporting that we must …
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Popular Features

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  • Organize and prioritize service tickets (95)
    9.3
    93%
  • Self-service tools (85)
    8.0
    80%
  • Asset management dashboard (80)
    6.9
    69%
  • ITSM reports and dashboards (86)
    6.4
    64%

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What is SolarWinds Service Desk?

SolarWinds Service Desk (formerly Samanage) is a cloud-based, multi-tenant IT service desk and asset management software for IT and enterprise service management. Samanage is on a single, always new instance of software. The service desk includes a self-service portal, service catalog, knowledge…

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  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Features

Incident and problem management

Streamlining ticketing and service restoration processes

8
Avg 8.2

ITSM asset management

Managing all IT assets and enforcing policy rules

6.9
Avg 8.2

Change management

Ensuring standardized processes for making changes to IT infrastructure

8
Avg 8.4
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Product Details

What is SolarWinds Service Desk?

SolarWinds Service Desk, previously Samanage Service Platform, is a cloud-based service desk for IT or any other department.

A single platform for service management, IT asset management and configuration management, Service Desk is ITIL-ready and complete with Incident, Problem, Change, and Release Management capabilities. Advanced reporting modules empower users to analyze trends, monitor service quality, and continuously improve service management processes.

SolarWinds Service Desk Features

Incident and problem management Features

  • Supported: Organize and prioritize service tickets
  • Supported: Expert directory
  • Supported: Service restoration
  • Supported: Self-service tools
  • Supported: Subscription-based notifications
  • Supported: ITSM collaboration and documentation
  • Supported: ITSM reports and dashboards

ITSM asset management Features

  • Supported: Configuration mangement
  • Supported: Asset management dashboard
  • Supported: Policy and contract enforcement

Change management Features

  • Supported: Change requests repository
  • Supported: Change calendar
  • Supported: Service-level management

Additional Features

  • Supported: Self-Service Portal
  • Supported: Software and Hardware Inventory Tracking
  • Supported: Robust and Flexible Reporting
  • Supported: Knowledge Base
  • Supported: Contract and License Tracking
  • Supported: Integration with Over 200 Applications
  • Supported: Code-Free Customization
  • Supported: SLA Management

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SolarWinds Service Desk Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesAll
Supported LanguagesSupport for 40+ Languages

Frequently Asked Questions

SolarWinds Service Desk (formerly Samanage) is a cloud-based, multi-tenant IT service desk and asset management software for IT and enterprise service management. Samanage is on a single, always new instance of software. The service desk includes a self-service portal, service catalog, knowledge base, and SLA management tool. The integrated agent-based asset management solution collects contracts and licensing data from Windows, Mac, Linux, and Unix systems.

Zendesk Suite, ServiceNow IT Service Management, and Freshservice are common alternatives for SolarWinds Service Desk.

Reviewers rate Organize and prioritize service tickets highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of SolarWinds Service Desk are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Community Insights

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SolarWinds Service Desk (formerly known as Samanage) is a versatile software solution that caters to a wide range of use cases across different industries and departments. Users have found the platform to be extremely valuable and user-friendly, enabling them to streamline processes and improve overall efficiency.

One of the primary uses of SolarWinds Service Desk is in IT incident management, where it provides service level agreements (SLAs) and measures customer satisfaction. It helps IT teams effectively manage and resolve tickets by centralizing ticket submission, documenting tasks, and providing real-time support. Additionally, it offers comprehensive automation capabilities for accurate tracking and management of requests.

The software is also commonly used for asset management, allowing organizations to track and manage their computer inventory and device assignment. This feature proves beneficial for various departments such as Customer Support, HR, Sales, and Facilities Management to efficiently handle inquiries, track warranties, contracts, licenses, and assets. Moreover, SolarWinds Service Desk enables users to create self-service forms and checklists for streamlined onboarding processes and makes job ticketing more efficient for media management teams.

Another notable use case of SolarWinds Service Desk is its utilization as a help desk platform company-wide. It allows employees to log tickets easily, browse knowledge base articles for IT assistance, and monitor their resolution. By cataloging and prioritizing IT requests, it assists in maintaining standardized processes while also providing transparency and records for incidents, changes, and inventories.

Overall, SolarWinds Service Desk has proven its versatility by being utilized for incident management, asset tracking, knowledge base portal access, vendor management, contract management, helpdesk operations, change management, service cataloging, and more across various industries and departments. It aids in improving efficiency and effectiveness in tackling everyday problems while minimizing interruptions and optimizing workloads.

Users commonly recommend Solar Winds for several reasons. Firstly, they suggest giving Solar Winds a try as it integrates into other applications and offers a good product at a lower cost. It is particularly recommended for small teams or teams without much IT expertise.

Secondly, users find Solar Winds to be an effective ticketing system that provides an organized and efficient way to communicate and address issues with clients. This makes it a great choice for companies in need of a reliable customer support solution.

Lastly, users suggest Solar Winds for its ability to fully manage a support shop, help IT teams streamline their tasks, and create custom catalogues and workflows. They also appreciate that it provides the necessary features to implement a small CMMS system without high implementation costs.

Overall, users believe that Solar Winds is an all-in-one customizable, hosted solution that offers integration capabilities, an efficient ticketing system, and the tools needed to manage IT tasks effectively.

Attribute Ratings

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • SSD helps us and our clients stay up-to-date regarding service projects and when to bill.
  • SSD is not quick for generating a monthly report for a summation of client invoices.
  • SSD does not allow payment options within the systems. If it does, I am not aware of how to set that up.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • State Reporting Requirements Achieved
  • ITAM tells us MUCH more about our inventory
  • Service Catalog, and its associated approval process, save us time
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Prior, a lot of things weren't being tracked and resolved. Having a ticketing system in place has helped that a lot.
  • Some users that aren't frequently using it or trained can struggle with it. Not really a limitation of the product.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • We were able to get this system set up and implemented in less than one day so there was very little time needed to transition.
  • The ROI we easily made up within a couple of months' time with the ease of integration and less time spent trying to contact techs to see what is happening.
  • By having the Knowledgebase articles we no longer need to hunt and find prior solutions to send the staff. We can easily create a solution and link it to any of the help desk requests.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • SLA Management is working well as built, allowing for follow-ups.
  • Notifications are working extremely well for SLA Management and tickets in general.
  • Processing e-mail-to-incident is works very well, having no issues.
  • Problem Management is difficult, as closing the problem does not change the status of the attached incidents.
  • SLAs can be tough as notifying direct managers isn't possible just based on the assignee that I can find.
  • The SCCM connection for asset discovery doesn't appear to work on the Windows-based scanner; it does seem to work on the Linux-based scanners, though.
  • Domain mapping, when licensed, helps by granting users an easy to remember link to access.
  • Okta integration is extremely helpful, but somewhat difficult to set up with user provisioning.
Maria Coelho | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It has equipped me with all the features that provide easy monitoring of the devices and multi-vendor network monitoring so that I can easily manage the faults, performance, and availability also.
  • SolarWinds Service Desk (SSD) has taught me how I can analyze and optimize my database performance.
  • It also provides me effective reporting about the entire wok history.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The IT support department is often faced with a large number of repetitive questions daily, and these questions must be answered accurately and without error, and customers can be referred to the site's educational links or manuals. Through SSD platform, everything is automated and the error rate is almost zero, and users respond and supporting better.
  • The additional costs of the company are much lower, an automation system helps a lot to reduce additional costs and save time and energy.
  • Cloud-based Platform and the feature of Addressing problems from anywhere and at any time with the Service Desk app via Mobile Application is great.
Scott Sokol | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • More effective allocation of department work from internal stakeholders
  • Better understanding of workload spread between team members
  • Greater efficiency overall has presented opportunities to address other outstanding projects
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