Nice platform at a cost
May 01, 2020

Nice platform at a cost

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Solarwinds Service Desk (formerly Samanage)

We use Solarwinds Service Desk throughout our organization. The platform allows us to monitor work coming into each department and gauge problems that arise. We can easily pull reports to track the number of tickets and areas they tickets live in. Departments that use Solarwinds include Accounting, Compliance, Talent Management (HR), Talent Development (Training), support departments for sales, and IT. We've been able to cut down on calls flowing through different areas and can reference old tickets to see how frequently an issue happens.
  • Ease of Use
  • Filters
  • Branding/Customization
  • Time Tracking
  • Customization of Changes
  • Faster Support
  • Efficiency Tracking of Employee Time
  • We 60+ agent licenses and they are not cheap. We spend a lot to keep this platform.
  • Allows big picture view of incidents.
Each platform has unique features. Solarwinds allows for us to leverage the platform between different departments and that was needed for our company.
When Solarwinds purchased Samanage we noticed a change in support. Response times were slower--we're talking DAYS. I love the chat feature but have had experiences where I have to follow-up each day. Another issue we experienced was an issue with emails coming into Solarwinds Service Desk for one of our departments--the response was very slow, so slow that we ended up removing the department from Solarwinds and coming up with a different solution because their day-to-day job was impacted.

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Solarwinds Service Desk is well suited for ticket management in many areas. It allows customization of roles, categories, sub-categories, required fields.

Restricting roles can become difficult. Example: Our HR department uses the system and sensitive information can go to their department so other departments are restricted from viewing their tickets. Testing has to be done to ensure it is locked down appropriately and training of staff is very repetitive on how to accurately move tickets from one department to another because of the restrictions we have set in place.

SolarWinds Service Desk Feature Ratings

Organize and prioritize service tickets
Expert directory
Not Rated
Service restoration
Not Rated
Self-service tools
Subscription-based notifications
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ITSM reports and dashboards
Configuration mangement
Not Rated
Asset management dashboard
Not Rated
Policy and contract enforcement
Not Rated
Change requests repository
Change calendar
Not Rated
Service-level management
Not Rated