SolarWinds Service Desk review
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 27, 2020

SolarWinds Service Desk review

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Solarwinds Service Desk (formerly Samanage)

We are using SolarWinds Service Desk across multiple departments for various collaboration needs and workflows. It was originally used for out IT support desk but quickly expanded from there. The solution has notably improved over the past couple of years, particularly within the mobile application, and is very useful for task management and reporting.
  • Task management.
  • Collaboration.
  • Communication.
  • Simplify workflows.
  • Streamline ticket versus service request.
  • Simplify photo attachments in the messaging blocks.
  • Improved timeliness of problem resolution.
  • Reduced effort in managing decks of tasks.
  • Improved collaboration between departments.

Solarwinds Service Desk was a significant improvement over the Spiceworks freeware primarily due to the ability to auto assign tasks based on Category and Subcategory. The ability to lay out simple workflows and business rules is what really differentiated the system for our team. The usage of this quickly expanded beyond its original scope and is now used by many departments to manage decks of tasks.

When we have contacted SolarWinds Service Desk support via the online chat the representatives there have been surprisingly knowledgeable and helpful. Whether we need help with a business challenge in the system, or are exploring a new process that we are investigating they are very receptive and helpful. I'd also commend the timeliness of their follow ups to questions.

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The solution is well suited for an IT help desk, facilities task management, and misc shop floor requisitions.

It could use improvement from an IT perspective with including a network scanner, asset management, and cost management. These are all things that the system offers but we do not use it for currently.

SolarWinds Service Desk Feature Ratings

Organize and prioritize service tickets
Expert directory
Service restoration
Self-service tools
Subscription-based notifications
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ITSM reports and dashboards
Configuration mangement
Asset management dashboard
Policy and contract enforcement
Change requests repository
Change calendar
Service-level management