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"The most valuable features are the ITIL compliance and billing.""We have found the reporting in this product to be very useful.""The product teams are continuously on the products trying to improve them. If, for example, I ask for a change to be done in the software, the chances are in the next release it's going to be done and incorporated. It's this personal touch that I like.""The product is very scalable and stable when used as a help desk once it is built out."

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"The SysAid team provided excellent service to implement the solution for us. From the very first day, we received a comp manager, and a project manager, to implement the product. They continued to inquire about our business needs and then finalized the best path for us.""All our service management is integrated into one system. Our response time is much faster because we have a visual into what is going on.""The service desk orchestration, overall, is good. It allows an organization to build that service desk concept into its organizational and support strategy. And it allows an organization to digest that and create a support model very quickly around the tools. The fact that the tools are integrated within the system itself gives the organization a really robust way to integrate everything and have a complete support model.""The service desk automation and orchestration are very good. We are implementing it at the moment. We implemented it for two of our applications already for our CRM. Whenever there's a change in the CRM, it will automate them into SysAid as well. We have two workflows from our CRM into SysAid, which is very helpful. Overall, we're very happy with the workflow.""It tracks everything that the technicians are doing. We can account for time and manage resources.""The solution provides us with multi-layered service management along with all our support pieces integrated in one system. Our entire system is run on SysAid, from Tier 1 to Tier 3. All the other IT department functionality is captured in SysAid, like development, warehousing, and application. So, it has vertical and horizontal coverage.""It's really customizable. It's very user-friendly to change very quickly. We've developed lots of custom forms and things, without any need for thousands of accounting consultants which was one of our main aims of it."

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"There is no cloud-based version and it would be helpful if it were available.""I would like to see some kind of project management or portfolio management in a future version.""They're pretty good but there's always room for improvement. There should be more templates that users can utilize immediately.""The product is very difficult to use and configure and requires specialists.""The business model for the company is to sell low and charge for customization, education or expertise.""The tech support is terrible and that seems to be a part of their business plan."

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"There is a learning curve for the users.""We would like them to approve the security functionalities, e.g., management security features.""One of the features that I'm hoping comes at some point is that currently you can only have one Knowledge Base instance within it. For me, it would be beneficial to have multiple instances for different purposes. I'd like to have a completely separate one for customers and the only way I can achieve that right now, where I can tag articles to only be viewed by customers, would be if I use its portal function.""So far, we're very happy with the new integration. The only thing that I would like to see is for them to improve asset management so that it's more usable. We looked at it once and we didn't find it quite usable for us. That's why we didn't use it. We haven't looked into the new one yet but the asset management is something that can be improved even more and patch management is not as good as it could be.""The administrative side of the user interface could be a little more user-friendly. It is easier for me to export our reports into Excel, then do a server retrieval and get the information. Whereas, to do a report, you have to go through a configuration type of process, which is kind of difficult and complicated. I have been using this solution for two years now and I still haven't gotten the hang of the reports.""The automation needs improvement. The workflow has some improvements to do. There's some stuff that they are working on like having cascaded fields. For example, we're categorizing tickets by location, by site and by building and then by data room within a data center. At the moment they're all separate fields."

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"The licensing fees depend on different criteria, including options and sizing.""ManageEngine products will always be the lowest cost in category as that is part of their business model."

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"The pricing of SysAid is less than its competitors.""SysAid is a good solution, especially from a pricing perspective.""We saw our investment back at the end of year one.""Overall, the price is good. It's all about what you get for the base amount. From my perspective, you want to look at what you're getting out-of-the-box. SysAid does a good job of putting key stuff in the box for you.""Once you're interested, talk with SysAid. You can have them come in and look at your company and advise you on the best solution. They will tell you what comes with each separate package and also advise you what application to activate. If you want something that they don't have, they have a department that can design something based on your unique requests."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have found the reporting in this product to be very useful.
Top Answer: I would like to see some kind of project management or portfolio management in a future version.
Top Answer: We are currently using the 2014 version of the product. We use ManageEngine SupportCenter Plus to handle issues, incident management, and demand management.
Top Answer: The service desk orchestration, overall, is good. It allows an organization to build that service desk concept into its organizational and support strategy. And it allows an organization to digest… more »
Top Answer: One of the factors that, when I was first looking at tools, made SysAid attractive was the initial cost for bringing the system in. I found it to be very reasonable and very appropriate for what you… more »
Top Answer: The Knowledge Base would be another area where I would look for growth in SysAid. It is very much a text-based article system, or you can do attachments. But I'd like to see it grow so that it is more… more »
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SupportCenter Plus is a web-based customer support software that lets organizations effectively manage customer tickets, their account & contact information, the service contracts and in the process providing a superior customer experience.

Offered in both cloud and on-premise versions, SysAid is a globally-adopted IT Service Management (ITSM) solution that combines all the essential capabilities in one, feature-rich tool. From traditional ticket management to asset management, SysAid allows administrators to monitor and manage tasks in one platform, so they can deliver fast and comprehensive support from a single view. Available in 42 languages, SysAid serves over 10,000 customers across 140 countries, spanning all industries and sizes.

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Brickman Group, SVP Worldwide, Chicago Tribune, Sodexo, Constellation, Lowcost Holidays, Telesur, PayEx, Quintiq, Moblize, Oman Air, Intelligent Hospital SystemsDisney, Sears Holdings Corporation, LAN Airlines, Schneider Electric, On Semiconductors, Toyota, Sky, KPMG, Georgetown University Law Center, Motorola, North York General Hospital, Volksbank, Xerox, Bacardi, Del Monte Fresh Produce, Manpower, Nucor, Ecobank
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ManageEngine SupportCenter Plus is ranked 17th in Help Desk Software with 4 reviews while SysAid is ranked 5th in Help Desk Software with 6 reviews. ManageEngine SupportCenter Plus is rated 7.8, while SysAid is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ManageEngine SupportCenter Plus writes "A product that is everything you need once it is developed but it is extremely difficult to work with". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SysAid writes "Enabled us to have a better workflow for tickets and provides us with multilayered service management ". ManageEngine SupportCenter Plus is most compared with Dameware Remote Support, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus and ServiceNow, whereas SysAid is most compared with ServiceNow, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, Spiceworks, BMC Helix ITSM and Freshdesk. See our ManageEngine SupportCenter Plus vs. SysAid report.

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