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Find out what your peers are saying about ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus vs. Micro Focus Service Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
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 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.
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.
This solution has provided a way to manage request tracking and resolution.
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.
The auto-routing feature saves a lot of effort, where we used to spend a lot of time manually assigning things.
The most valuable features are project management, change management, and the flow according to the mail chain.
I am enjoying the report features, they are quite good.
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.
It gives us better understanding and control of service management.
It's pretty well-structured in modules.
Diversifying notification methods with pop-ups or ready-made WhatsApp or Skype integration packages would be welcome.
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.
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.
Improvement is needed in the Software Assets Management functionality.
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.
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.
They could improve the screens.
I expected more features than it has. The flexibility is missing. I also was expecting a different level of configuration and segregation.
For ITIL functions, it should be more complex, including financial functions. We are expecting it to be easier for customization within workflows and templates.
The product needs to allow for implementation for other departments besides the IT help desk.
Pure cloud-based native functionality is lacking.
It needs good integration with the configuration database, that's lacking at the moment, It's not that good.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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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 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.
The prices are attractive. Customer can use a subscription if they do not have enough budget.
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|Unicenter Service Desk, CA SDM, CA Service Catalog, CA Business Service Insight||HPE ITSM, HPE Service Manager|
|CA (A Broadcom Company)||ManageEngine||Micro Focus|
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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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.
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 pictureServiceDesk 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!
Service Manager on SaaS provides you with a cloud-based, industry leading IT Service Management solution.
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