Compare CA Service Desk Manager vs. JIRA Service Desk

CA Service Desk Manager is ranked 2nd in IT Service Management (ITSM) with 27 reviews while JIRA Service Desk is ranked 4th in IT Service Management (ITSM) with 11 reviews. CA Service Desk Manager is rated 7.8, while JIRA Service Desk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CA Service Desk Manager writes "It has helped us to organize a lot of our assets". On the other hand, the top reviewer of JIRA Service Desk writes "An excellent solution for tracking customer service issues and tracking technical support issues". CA Service Desk Manager is most compared with ServiceNow, CA Cloud Service Management and JIRA Service Desk, whereas JIRA Service Desk is most compared with ServiceNow, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus and BMC Helix Remedy. See our CA Service Desk Manager vs. JIRA Service Desk report.
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Pros
The most valuable features of this solution are reporting, configuration monitoring, and the Request and Incidents workflow.It has all our configurations. All our infrastructure configurations are on a single pane of glass to view, allowing for one single point of information.It helps when you have an incident or performing a problem change management process.We can search open and closed cases to find what we have done in other incidents.Being able to specify event rules and SLAs that can help to automate some of the processes that people are doing manually is valuable.The fact that it aligns very well with ITIL. I think that's probably one of my favorite things about it, because it's following up a general best practice for service management.the ticket system makes sure that everyone gets taken care of, and that makes for a better customer experience. Using the system verifies that no one gets left behind.It allows IT to handle users on a personal basis. It allows IT to have a name and a face, and we interact with the end-users.

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The customization is the most valuable aspect of the solution. I can customize full workflows. It's very flexible. We can use mail if we want to open requests as well.I like the history, the dimensioning, and how I can configure a space based on my preferences or the project circumstances.The solution offers lots of information on the website to assist with technical queries. There are also many community sites to help you troubleshoot any problems.This is the most complete and versatile enterprise task management product and issue tracker.What I really like about this solution, is how it manages the queues, the tickets and the routing.This solution has helped us a great deal in project management tracking and forecasting.JIRA helps integrate Kanban Board features and for this reason what it does it does well.This is a flexible tool for logging and tracking issues efficiently.

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The monitoring tool is in need of improvement.The interface for the users is a bit old-fashioned and not user-friendly.We would like the CMDB to be populated automatically. At the moment, everything is manually created.We would like more information about all the configurations that we have on our infrastructure side.Needs custom dashboards, without them it takes too long to view some information (though xFlow is an improvement).I would also like to see a simpler reporting tool. They went from one fairly robust, very complex, reporting tool - it was great - and then they went to another one that was also fairly complex and robust. That's a great tool for people who are report writers, but for the average person who just wants to get a quick little report, it's like handing somebody a chainsaw because they have to break some toothpicks in half.The interface is pretty straightforward, but I think for some end-users a little more simplified user interface would help.Improvements would include simplification in the user interface, being more expandable, better documentation. The user interface is fairly cluttered, and we can update it the way we need to, but it just seems dated.

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The solution should be more formalized. It could be more user-friendly.During the updates, when another version gets released, whatever I am tracking at that time gets lost and I have to type it all over again.Usability needs improvement. To configure it, you need to be well versed in Jira administration. It's not very intuitive.Integration possibilities with other products that are not Atlassian would be helpful. Support should also provide separate installation guides for each product even though they are easy to install.I don't think the program is very scalable.JIRA protects the end-user, but for the configuration, more rules could be added to improve the workflow.If JIRA were more of a substantial stand-alone product that covered more needs for project management, we wouldn't be using a suite of products.It would be better if it had capabilities to connect to mobile applications (e.g., Whatsapp)

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I think pricing of this model is suitable for growing corporations.Pricing is simple, as it’s per concurrent analysts.It is a bit expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for. It is worth it!

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But about the plugins, I found one plug-in — its name is Actionable Metric I think — and it is $3000. That is very expensive for users in Iran.Costs are about $50 per user per year. JIRA is sold in user tiers of 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 2000, 10,000, and unlimited users. It is bad when you have 51 users then the price is based on that 100 user tier. Users at 100 will be the most cost effective.JIRA Service Desk has different pricing as it is based on agents. On average, the price is about $300 per agent.Do not forget to calculate add-on costs. These cost a percentage of the JIRA purchasing costs and are based on the number of JIRA users.Buying a software solution is only a half part of the solution (or even less). You need to optimize usage of the software by hiring professionals who will help you to make the most of the software, especially in the beginning.I would suggest to always buy licenses through an Atlassian partner, so you can also rely on their expertise.

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Also Known As
Unicenter Service Desk, CA SDM, CA Service Catalog, CA Business Service Insight
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Overview

Service desk capabilities, an integral part of the CA Service Management solution, can enable you to deliver efficiencies in IT service management to business consumers, power users and decision makers. Mobility and collaborative self-service capabilities provide a modern user experience for accessing services and performing tasks, which can help drive user adoption, satisfaction and productivity.

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JIRA Service Desk is service management software that connects IT to your business through fast, accountable resolution of customer requests. Built on Atlassians JIRA workflow engine, JIRA Service Desk offers a collaborative, agile platform and knowledge base thats low cost, easy to set up and scale, highly flexible, and features a powerfully-simple user experience. Redefine what IT means for your business with JIRA Service Desk.
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Banco G&T Continental City of Perth, FEMSA, Fujitsu, Manpower, Muslim Commercial Bank - MCB, Punjab National Bank, Santa Clara County Social Services, Stefaninimgm technology partners, Telestream, Build.com, Zend Technologies, OfficeDrop, PGS Software, American Diabetes Association, NEPTUNE Canada
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Healthcare Company29%
Financial Services Firm20%
Government8%
Transportation Company4%
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Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government9%
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