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Review: "TOPdesk is TOPs in the field of Helpdesk/Knowledge Base systems."
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February 07, 2019

Review: "TOPdesk is TOPs in the field of Helpdesk/Knowledge Base systems."

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with TOPdesk

The ECNO Shared Technology Services team uses TOPdesk as a one-stop ticket management and queue system for both our internal processes via Change Management, and for our external clients at 33 different school boards to enter support requests for our products and services. It provides both real-time monitoring of our current support requests shared between a team of 3 remote technicians, and allows historical data to be stored and accessed by both our clients and internal teams.
5 - The people in our organization who use TOPdesk on a day to day basis are the front line technicians of a 3 member team that works remotely across Ontario. Our management team of 3 are also able to access TOPdesk to approve process changes, as well as monitor and report on support request trends.
  • TOPdesk provides easy to customize reports based on user or organization designed selections, allowing the data stored inside the helpdesk solution to be extracted, analyzed, and acted upon. Using simple visual queries, any user is able to build data extracts on the fly
  • Importation of data is easy to arrange and insert into the system. From existing support requests to a customer knowledge database, the data can be imported once, or as part of a constantly updating system for user changes, asset management, or user-facing data.
  • The ability to reply to emails to update tickets, both as the person making the support request and as the person working on the support request, makes it much easier to keep everyone informed as to the progress of the tickets and the eventual resolution.
  • The initial setup curve is very high, with it being strongly recommended that you involve the company in the design and setup phases to be able to get the most out of the program. The complexity of the setup is more than offset by the functionality of the product.
  • TOPdesk has provided ROI of allowing our team more freedom to solve larger problems by directing users to Self-Service solutions through TOPdesk's self-service portal.
  • The clear delimination of work status on tickets allows our team greater efficiency to collaborate on solutions and issues. By updating support requests and being able to update either just the assigned technician or updating the user on the steps to attempt.
  • The Self-Service nature of ticket entry helps the members of our 33 different school board clients direct their tickets down specific pathways to either a solution, or allows us to direct the tickets to the team/technician responsible for the issue for a quicker resolution and less ticket churn between different teams.
TOPdesk required a significant outlay in terms of planning and time for implementation, but having the correct plans in place simplifies things for the end user, both through self-service and for the front-line operators that resolve support requests. The flexibility of TOPdesk in terms of branding and customization of messaging allows our organization to do more with less while staying on message about providing support. The additional modules to expand TOPdesk into asset and facility management, as well as handling change processes like hiring new staff, or tracking the removal of former staff access via change management allows an organizations IT department extend TOPdesk into many other departments, including HR and facilities, providing a single point of contact for users across an organization.
TOPdesk support is TOPnotch. The support engineers and setup people we encountered during our setup phase were knowledgeable and experienced with the design and setup of the optimum TOPdesk based on our requests, and were able to help us avoid snags that we would have otherwise encountered based on our unique setup. Requests since the initial setup period have been met with quick, easy to follow instructions to resolve the issues.
TOPdesk is well suited to any information technology department or organization that operates on a ticket based system. The tracking and management of workloads is excellent, and in fact, the system is appropriate for any organization that track work based on tickets.
Any appointment based system can be modeled inside TOPdesk using the appointment planning board, allowing managers to see the planned appointments of employees.

TOPdesk Feature Ratings

Organize and prioritize service tickets
10
Expert directory
10
Service restoration
10
Self-service tools
10
Subscription-based notifications
Not Rated
ITSM collaboration and documentation
10
ITSM reports and dashboards
10
Configuration mangement
10
Asset management dashboard
10
Policy and contract enforcement
10
Change requests repository
10
Change calendar
9
Service-level management
9