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"The most valuable features of this solution are reporting, configuration monitoring, and the Request and Incidents workflow.""XFlow (Temperature) and Service Point together provided an extremely user-friendly and collaborative experience to the point of making it easy for all users of the product, whether end-users or analysts.""The in-service catalog is quite useful.""The most valuable features are the requests and incident tracking.""As of late, I really like the BI functions.""Time sheets are a powerful tool.""Self-service interface means people can check their own tickets."

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"We not only handle tickets, but also requests from many departments. All are easy to manage.""ServiceDesk Plus manages all our requests, both internal and external requests, for not only ticketing but users' requests.""I am enjoying the report features, they are quite good.""The most valuable features are project management, change management, and the flow according to the mail chain.""The auto-routing feature saves a lot of effort, where we used to spend a lot of time manually assigning things.""This solution has helped a lot by freeing up valuable time allowing the IT personnel to work on other more critical areas, key projects, and perform their fundamental job requirements on time without interruption.""This solution has provided a way to manage request tracking and resolution.""When somebody wants to follow up with a problem from the past, the solution makes it easy. It keeps everything in one system and updated."

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"The monitoring tool is in need of improvement.""Diversifying notification methods with pop-ups or ready-made WhatsApp or Skype integration packages would be welcome.""The cost of this solution is too high, which is why we're leaving.""When I am reviewing an incident, sometimes there is too much information on the same screen and it is difficult to discern what is of value.""The CA products integrate well together but I would like to see better integration with third-party solutions.""Report solutions are a little short.""It doesn't yet have the ability to integrate with other products."

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"For ITIL functions, it should be more complex, including financial functions. We are expecting it to be easier for customization within workflows and templates.""I expected more features than it has. The flexibility is missing. I also was expecting a different level of configuration and segregation.""They could improve the screens.""I would also like to see better integration with external software. It is possible, but it is tough. The APIs are not very flexible, so you really have to write a lot of code to create that integration. Opening it up for external integration would allow for easier customization of the existing autobox workflows. It would help with the user's perception.""When I think of improvements the first thing that comes to mind would have to be the active management function. I have encountered some bugs with this aspect of the tool. I wouldn't necessarily identify these issues as bugs, they're more like processes issues associated with the scanning assets; the process could be improved.""Improvement is needed in the Software Assets Management functionality.""We should be able to monitor the performance of assets, not only documents. For example, printers. We should be able to monitor ink levels and get notifications when the ink is low. In another operation manager I use, they send me a notification when the device is off, or has something to perform.""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."

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"The cost of licensing is approximately ten dollars per suite, per month. When scaling up, there are a lot of other expenses such as infrastructure, the telecommunication companies, etc.""For our 500 assets that are using the professional version of the solution, we pay somewhere between $4,000 and $5,000 per year.""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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: As of late, I really like the BI functions.
Top Answer: The pricing is quite expensive. It's so cost-prohibitive we've decided to move away from it.
Top Answer: The CA products integrate well together but I would like to see better integration with third-party solutions. An example of this is with AIOps, where I prefer Splunk over CASDM, so I would have like… more »
Top Answer: If you need a completed ITIL helpdesk system with Asset Management and Project Management without the hassle of having additional plug-in and can be additional costs, you might need to consider… more »
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Also Known As
CA Service Desk Manager, Clarity Service Management, CA Service Management, 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.

Learn More: https://www.ca.com/us/products...

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
Banco G&T Continental City of Perth, FEMSA, Fujitsu, Manpower, Muslim Commercial Bank - MCB, Punjab National Bank, Santa Clara County Social Services, StefaniniTranter IT Infrastructure Services Limited, Sterlite Technologies, averda, Radiology Associates
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company28%
Financial Services Firm21%
Government8%
Comms Service Provider4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company8%
Insurance Company8%
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Reseller27%
Government13%
Construction Company13%
Engineering Company7%
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Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise65%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise30%
Find out what your peers are saying about Clarity SM vs. ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,439 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Clarity SM is ranked 9th in Help Desk Software with 7 reviews while ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus is ranked 3rd in Help Desk Software with 12 reviews. Clarity SM is rated 7.8, while ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Clarity SM writes "Saves us time and money with a great self-service interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus writes "Ticket auto-routing improves our efficiency, but this solution lacks custom reporting ". Clarity SM is most compared with ServiceNow, JIRA Service Desk, BMC Helix ITSM, Serviceaide Intelligent Service Management and IBM SmartCloud Control Desk, whereas ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus is most compared with JIRA Service Desk, ServiceNow, SCSM, BMC Helix ITSM and SolarWinds MSP Manager. See our Clarity SM vs. ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus report.

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