Overall Satisfied for Service Desk Use
June 03, 2020

Overall Satisfied for Service Desk Use

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Service Desk (SSD)

We are definitely not using SolarWinds to it's fullest capacity, and that is great. It offers the flexibility for us to pick and choose which features we want to implement (even within the Service Desk portion of the product) which has allowed us to scale easily. I have 4/10 departments utilizing the software successfully to act as a help desk for 450 employees.
  • Ability to streamline UI for various roles.
  • Extensive administrative settings and options.
  • AI to offer suggestions to techs and requesters.
  • Extremely transparent about any outages, causes, and steps to prevent again.
  • The system is very reliable: has only been inaccessible twice in the past 18 months of daily use.
  • Company will not accept reporting or other customization requests (consider it a new feature)
  • Reporting options are not intuitive & most cannot include details.
  • Little support from SolarWinds.
  • Provided a robust platform on which to build our help desk support in-house.
  • Wish I could pick and choose features to pay for a little more.
SolarWinds pricing packages allowed an easier entry into the system, while others had either large upfront 'setup' fees. It was branded Samanage at the time, and it was able to offer the necessary features with an intuitive UI, reliable web-based hosting through AWS, a good amount of interface customization, and scalability by only paying per agent.
The transition from Samanage to SolarWinds after the purchase was very difficult. I went without a rep or any support for 6+ months. I am pretty self-sufficient in software. I finally got a hold of a VP to get me a rep (when I wanted to purchase more licenses I got a reply). The answer to almost every request has been no, even requests like "can this existing report be exported or scheduled with details." I will say that with service outages, they are extremely responsive through chat and have a ton of transparency.

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Although we do not use many aspects of the system, Service Desk processes 2,000 incidents (tickets) per month. Our support team can easily track, assign, and reply to tickets. Screenshots/attachments are easy to add. We gained a higher adoption by allowing end-users to email in requests instead of just using the portal, which is a great feature.

SolarWinds Service Desk Feature Ratings

Organize and prioritize service tickets
Expert directory
Not Rated
Service restoration
Not Rated
Self-service tools
Subscription-based notifications
Not Rated
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
Not Rated
Change calendar
Not Rated
Service-level management