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"It's very secure, and it works very well. I like their remote support feature. It can be used for our clients' desktops or anywhere where the client can be working. I'd have to say the product is very good. It's a strong solution for us.""The most valuable feature of BeyondTrust Remote Support is the ability to control screens remotely.""Solution has a good UI.""Offers a secure method of access without having to install agents everywhere.""The solution has been very stable. We haven't had issues at all. It doesn't crash or freeze. There aren't bugs or glitches either.""It is effective. It is a good way of making sure that you're auditing what's going on. It also makes the end-user feel safe that you're not getting into things that you shouldn't be getting into because they're authorizing different areas for you to see. It is a pretty secure tool. It is important as far as security is concerned. It is very effective in terms of the support personnel being able to get the job done when they need to. It is easy for the end-user or the person we're helping out to understand how to allow somebody in to get the work done.""Screen sharing, in general, is pretty important for a service desk. Another thing that I have found to be very helpful is that you can also do screen sharing on a cell phone. When people have an issue with their cell phone, it is ordinarily very difficult to troubleshoot the issue. With BeyondTrust Remote Support, you can share the cell phone screen, and somebody can take a look at it remotely. I am not sure if other competing solutions offer this feature. It is pretty user-friendly. It is also good performance-wise.""The solution is stable."

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"The solution overall has been quite stable.""The most valuable feature is its ease of use.""I have been impressed by how easy it is to operate and how easy the structure is to manage service tickets. If they request an incident problem train, it's a very strong model. Another strong feature in the tool is the CMDB.""The ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus SaaS model helped us because it was easy on our pockets but also easy to use, configure, and manage.""I can't think of any single feature that stands out, but it's an excellent product for a fair price. Nothing is missing. ServiceDesk has a lot of features, and we aren't using all of them. We have to implement the ones we already have before we move on to the others.""Overall, its integration is good. There is a lot of integration that we have done. All alerts are coming to ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus. Its VIP feature is also very useful where you can specify who are our VIPs. When the service desk engineer picks up the call and gets the name, he or she knows that the person is a VIP and treats him or her accordingly. It also has a mobile interface. Anybody can use the app to log cases. It is easy for the end users as well as for the approving party. For the workflow, it is easier for senior managers to give approvals through the mobile interface.""Referring to its on-premises deployment, it is easy to use and easy to deploy. Cloud deployment is done on its own. It is very easy to navigate, and the GUI is quite friendly. In terms of product functionality, we really like the ESL version. We can host multiple instances of services on a single server, such as one help desk and multiple instances.""CMDB as a baseline, incident management, service request management, and license management are valuable features. It offers really interesting features for complete use in an enterprise. You have one platform, and you could set up different service functions for HR, engineering, or another team in the same platform."

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Cons
"Non-Windows support capabilities need improvement. They need to expand into Macs, iOS, and Android. It's there now, however, there's room for growth and that's probably the best area to expand.""Lacks remote support and privileged remote access in the one product.""iOS interactive support would be a cool addition. Right now it's a non-interactive view.""In the next release, I would like remote access to Chrome included.""Lacks some kind of voice communication option.""It could be more compatible with other applications. We had trouble with compatibility when it came to Entrust. This is because we had issues with Windows machines when we installed Entrust.""It is expensive. Its initial setup was also a little bit involved, but it was nothing that we couldn't eventually handle. Currently, it has the ability to share screens. Somebody having an issue with their phone can share their screen with a technician sitting at a computer. It would be nice to also be able to control phones remotely, but this could be a limitation of a phone's operating system.""Technical support for this region can be improved."

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"The timing reporting module, and how it's used is a bit difficult to understand.""The solution, overall, is expensive.""I think the user interface needs to be improved and needs to be enhanced to be more supportive to users.""Lacks some flexibility in the configuration of workflows.""I'd like to understand more technical features due to the fact that I want to teach globally. I understand all the questions in the search engine. I want to find more technical information about the product.""Its reporting can be improved. It can have better analytics reports. Even though they provide integration with another tool called Analytics Plus to get those reports, it would be quite helpful to have them on the fly and out of the box. A lot of improvement is required in change management and release management. Their change management module is quite simple, and they need to do a lot of work on the change management module. The release management is out only on the cloud. It is not available in on-premises deployments. In the next release, I would like it to have effective project management. They do provide the project management and contracts management modules, but these modules need a bit of improvement.""ManageEngine has developed and implemented new features in its cloud version. I would like to see the features extended to the on-premises version.""It needs more customization and the ability to generate reports based on custom feeds. At present, if you create a custom feed in any form, you cannot create a report based on those criteria."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing is concurrent and we spend about $10,000. It's my understanding that there aren't any extra costs beyond just the straight licensing."
  • "I would prefer that it was more affordable."
  • "We pay every year for the box, and there are no additional costs."
  • "It is expensive. Performance-wise, it is pretty good, but we're less happy with the cost. Its licensing is on a yearly basis. It is also on a per-technician basis. A certain number of concurrent technicians can log in and access all the features."
  • "It is pretty pricey. It is not cheap. The licensing structure is not cheap. The tool is not cheap, but in the long run, it is well worth it. It is probably one of the best on the market because it is just so easy to use and easy to deploy. It gave us the ability to see what everybody was doing. It held people accountable. It gave us the accountability that we needed."
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  • "The only issue for us is the pricing, which is quite high in comparison with the competition."
  • "Its price is very lucrative. It would be great if the price can come down, but overall, its price is great. It is half or maybe one-third of the price of other market leaders."
  • "For 90 service agents and our need for a cloud solution with incident management and service request management, it annually costs around 12,000. If you need additional development or deployment support from the vendor, there might be an additional cost."
  • "We use the cloud model, which is subscription-based, and each year, the subscription fees seem to go up, making it a more expensive solution."
  • "It is cheaper than the competitors."
  • "As compared to a lot of systems out there, it is more affordable."
  • "Cost-wise, we're quite happy."
  • "ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus' price is very reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Screen sharing, in general, is pretty important for a service desk. Another thing that I have found to be very helpful is that you can also do screen sharing on a cell phone. When people have an issue… more »
    Top Answer:It is expensive. Its initial setup was also a little bit involved, but it was nothing that we couldn't eventually handle. Currently, it has the ability to share screens. Somebody having an issue with… more »
    Top Answer:It has worked pretty well for us, but it is probably better suited for larger organizations because of the cost. If you've got a small organization and you need to do a small amount of remote support… more »
    Top Answer:I can't think of any single feature that stands out, but it's an excellent product for a fair price. Nothing is missing. ServiceDesk has a lot of features, and we aren't using all of them. We have to… more »
    Top Answer:We pay for an annual license charged per technician, not end-user. If I remember correctly, it's $1,000 or $2,000 a year for seven technicians.
    Top Answer:ServiceDesk's reporting module could use an update. It looks outdated, and the interface could be more intuitive.
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    Also Known As
    Bomgar Remote Support
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    Overview

    BeyondTrust Remote Support is software built to help organizations gain access to and support nearly any remote computer or mobile device with a single solution. BeyondTrust Remote Support works across Windows, Mac, and Linux and gives you access and control whether a device is on or off the network.

    BeyondTrust Remote Support Features

    BeyondTrust Remote Support has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Remote access and control: IT administrators have the ability to resolve issues at light speed, improving productivity and also end-user satisfaction.
    • Efficiency and scale: With BeyondTrust Remote Support, you can manage unattended access to any system and you can also create mass installer packages.
    • Compliance: BeyondTrust Remote Support allows you to automatically monitor activity in real time, record all session activity, and produce a detailed audit log without interfering with service desk processes.
    • Team and permissions administration: By using BeyondTrust Remote Support, you can Implement security across your service desk with granular role and permissions settings.
    • Native 2FA: BeyondTrust Verify is a TOTP native 2FA capability. It can be enabled for any user and verifies the identity of users before a BeyondTrust Remote Support session is actually launched.
    • Credential injection: If users integrate with the BeyondTrust Vault or BeyondTrust Password Safe, they can directly inject credentials into systems and end servers with just one click.

    BeyondTrust Remote Support Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using BeyondTrust Remote Support include:

    • Security and privacy: BeyondTrust Remote Support gives support teams quick access to desktops and IT systems without revealing their credentials and passwords. In addition, integrating BeyondTrust Privileged Access complements and controls access to privileged user accounts to protect mission-critical IT systems.
    • Mobile support: BeyondTrust Remote Support allows IT teams to provide instant remote support to mobile device users. The solution also supports Android smartphones and tablets as well as iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch).
    • ServiceNow integration: BeyondTrust Remote Support offers integrated remote support and secure chat.
    • Support across multiple systems and devices: The BeyondTrust Remote Support solution can help your organization achieve reliable remote support for end users and customers using Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, or any other operating system.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by BeyondTrust Remote Support users.

    A Cybersecurity Architect at a tech vendor says, “The most valuable features are the ease of deployment, performance, pre and post-sales support, the vast majority of the localization they have done and the solution provider that they support. You can't compete with TeamViewer or any other similar products. It's completely in a class of its own.”

    An Enterprise Service Desk Systems Manager at a manufacturing company comments, "Screen sharing, in general, is pretty important for a service desk. Another thing that I have found to be very helpful is that you can also do screen sharing on a cell phone. When people have an issue with their cell phone, it is ordinarily very difficult to troubleshoot the issue. With BeyondTrust Remote Support, you can share the cell phone screen, and somebody can take a look at it remotely. I am not sure if other competing solutions offer this feature. It is pretty user-friendly. It is also good performance-wise."

    PeerSpot user Mark B., Sr VP of Business Operations at Networking Technologies and Support, Inc., explains that he thinks the solution is “Great for delivering end-user support, good at recording sessions, and very stable.


    ServiceDesk Plus is comprehensive help desk software with integrated asset and project management capabilities built on ITIL framework. ServiceDesk Plus is trusted by more than 100,000 organizations across 186 countries and is available in 29 different languages. With ServiceDesk Plus, IT organizations can leverage ITIL processes while unifying their help desk, asset management and project management activities in a single pane of glass.

    It is fully integrated and easy to set up - without extensive customization or integrations. It has rich automation that helps eliminate pesky manual processes for quicker ticket resolution and higher end user satisfaction.

    Features

    ServiceDesk Plus comes with a great balance of features to suit your business needs. The features available are listed below.

    Incident management: Gain control of your help desk

    With incident management you can pin incidents to the right technicians to ensure accountability and automate ticket workflows with automatic ticket dispatch, business rules, escalation, service level agreement, notification rules or alerts, preventive maintenance for timely ticket resolution. In other words, you can manage the entire lifecycle of an incident!

    Problem management: Go beyond firefighting

    Problem management helps you analyze the root cause and reduce recurring incidents in your IT, raise a new problem from within an incident, link related incidents to a problem and close them all at once! Further, you can provide temporary workarounds till you find a permanent fix to the problem.

    Change management: Manage changes with precision

    Manage your changes with precision. Streamline planning with roll out and back out plans, take informed decisions in the assessment, prioritization, and scheduling of changes with inputs from the Change Advisory Board (CAB), automated workflows to ensure that there are no more unauthorized or failed changes.

    Asset management: Track and manage assets with ease

    Discover, track, and manage your IT hardware and software assets in one place. Optimize asset utilization, avoid vulnerabilities, and ensure license compliance.

    IT project management: Deliver IT projects on time

    You can now manage multiple IT projects and requirements, plan releases, track progress, collaborate with team, and measure results, or in other words, manage all your IT projects efficiently. Break a full-blown project into milestones and tasks, set roles and provide access permissions, track the utilization of your resources, monitor the overall progress of your IT projects using colored Gantt charts, and do more to steer your IT projects to success!

    Purchases and contracts management: Track IT purchases and contracts

    Automate your supplier interactions and IT purchasing functions with full traceability and visibility, maintain master records for various vendors and track purchases from ordering to receipt and invoicing, reduce delays and cut unnecessary spending, track IT hardware and software contracts to improve compliance, associate assets and get proactively notified of contract expiry.

    Self service portal: Deflect tickets from your service desk

    Help users solve repeat incidents using a knowledge base and deflect tickets from your service desk, keep end users informed on ticket progress/approvals through automated notifications or make company-wide announcements of any outage or unplanned maintenance, auto suggest solutions during ticket creation and provide easy templates to create tickets.

    Service catalog: Showcase your IT services

    Showcase the offered IT services to your end user and give a new face to your IT. You can customize your workflow of delivering the service request specific to each service category. You can also setup approval process and service level agreements for each service request.

    CMDB: Get the bigger picture

    ServiceDesk Plus CMDB ensures effortless management of your entire IT infrastructure. Track and manage all configuration items and map their relationships and dependencies. Visually analyze the impact of changes and outages for informed decision-making.

    Service level agreement: Ensure timely service delivery

    Create SLAs and provide quality services on time to your end users. With the intuitive SLA management in ServiceDesk Plus, escalate proactively to four levels of hierarchy to ensure that your SLAs are met.

    Reports: Derive decisions with the right data

    Generate over 150+ inbuilt reports, custom reports, query reports and flash reports pertaining to various service desk modules like requests, problems, changes, assets, surveys, contracts, and purchase. Use real time dashboards to accurately reflect health of the service desk, create relevant custom reports and add them to your dashboard and take strategic decisions based on the current trend of your help desk performance!

    Extensions and integrations: Collaborate easily with other IT systems

    Enjoy tight integration with software that monitors and manages your networks, applications, desktops, and Active Directory. Get what you always wanted - 360 degree visibility of your IT!

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    Sample Customers
    InterContinental Hotels Group, Williams-Sonoma Inc., eBay, Carbonite, Computer Sciences Corporation
    Tranter IT Infrastructure Services Limited, Sterlite Technologies, averda, Radiology Associates
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    University13%
    Consumer Goods Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    REVIEWERS
    Reseller14%
    Government10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise34%
    Large Enterprise34%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    BeyondTrust Remote Support is ranked 8th in Remote Access with 9 reviews while ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus is ranked 4th in Help Desk Software with 22 reviews. BeyondTrust Remote Support is rated 8.6, while ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of BeyondTrust Remote Support writes "A robust, secure, and complete solution for quickly providing support and monitoring what's going on". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus writes "Easier to configure than the competitors and much cheaper". BeyondTrust Remote Support is most compared with TeamViewer, BeyondTrust Privileged Remote Access, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and ConnectWise Control, whereas ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus is most compared with ServiceNow, JIRA Service Management, Zoho Desk, SCSM and Freshdesk.

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