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"The software deployment we find quite valuable - being able to deploy software to multiple endpoints without having to worry about getting in touch with the end users.""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.""Easy to setup with a user-friendly interface that works well on cloud. It has a lot of important features: workflow builder, configuration management database, and recorded solutions.""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.""The solution offers a lot of opportunities for integrations.""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.""The solution overall has been quite stable.""The most valuable feature is its ease of use."

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"The most valuable features are that it's user-friendly, you can customize it the way you want it, and it is very easy to use. You don't need anybody else to configure it.""The ticketing feature is very easy to use, compared to other systems."

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"Compared to other ITSM tools, ServiceDesk will have to step up their knowledge base tools. If they could make it open enough to be integrated with other applications or other systems it would be very useful.""Its reporting could be improved. The current list of predefined reports seems to be fine for most of the customers, but there should be some tools to allow us to create highly customized reports for measuring different KPIs. We should also be able to connect some kind of BI to it. We haven't yet implemented it, and we are currently evaluating it. We are looking for advanced integration options where we could integrate it with our SCCM and Azure environments as well as with other Office solutions. For direct communication with customers, we are looking for a chatbot or a similar feature.""It is sometimes a bit slow. If it can have a quicker response time, it would be good for users, service desk engineers, and technicians. For service requests, they don't have an SLA for each priority. For a service request, the SLA of response or resolution is only one irrespective of the priority. SLA should be different for each priority. For a ticket, there is no response SLA for the service request. For resolution SLA, that is, P1, P2, P3, or whatever you define, you still have the same SLA. It should be different.""I think the user interface needs to be improved and needs to be enhanced to be more supportive to users.""ManageEngine has developed and implemented new features in its cloud version. I would like to see the features extended to the on-premises version.""The self-service feature for end users and the knowledge base need to be improved.""As a partner, their technical support can respond better to the tickets. We provide deployment services and also support products as a partner. We get a lot of tickets from clients complaining about certain issues related to the system, but when we send or escalate an issue to the agent, sometimes, there is a delay. That's something that they could improve on. Because we are a local partner, we are able to copy to some employees who can try to push a ticket to close, but it would be best if they can respond a bit quicker.""The solution, overall, is expensive."

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"I would like to have integrated support, and integration between the ticketing tool and the project management tool.""Sometimes support is available according to their time slots and they can't fulfill everything I need them to. They give us a time slot but it's not always enough."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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  • "For what it does, it's quite cheap."
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    As compared to a lot of systems out there, it is more affordable.
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    We engage with customers or vendors from Europe looking at AIOps products as well as SOC, and one downside to the solution is there are no native integrations between the systems. We're not even aware… more »
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    The ticketing feature is very easy to use, compared to other systems.
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    For what it does, it's quite cheap. There is a subscription.
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    I would like to see to levels of support available. There should be a level of support for our customers and a separate one for our internal developers who are developing software. We need a ticketing… more »
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    Overview

    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!

    With Zoho Desk, agents become more productive, managers become more impactful, and customers become more empowered. It's customizable, convenient to use, and it doesn't cost you a fortune. Part of Zoho's 30-strong suite of business software, Zoho Desk brings you the power to put customer service at the heart of your company.

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    Sample Customers
    Tranter IT Infrastructure Services Limited, Sterlite Technologies, averda, Radiology Associates
    Intel, Sears, Daimler, Essilor, Aon Hewitt, Shop Your Way, CoffeeRocket
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    Reseller17%
    Government13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government6%
    Retailer5%
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    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus is ranked 3rd in Help Desk Software with 15 reviews while Zoho Desk is ranked 20th in Help Desk Software with 2 reviews. ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus is rated 8.0, while Zoho Desk is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus writes "User-friendly interface with workflow builder, configuration management, and knowledge base functions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zoho Desk writes "Cloud-based, easy to use, and inexpensive". ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus is most compared with ServiceNow, JIRA Service Management, SCSM, BMC Helix ITSM and SolarWinds Web Help Desk, whereas Zoho Desk is most compared with ServiceNow, SCSM, Serviceaide Intelligent Service Management, Freshdesk and JIRA Service Management. See our ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus vs. Zoho Desk report.

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