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"The remote access is one of the features I really enjoy. The pushing of email updates and things like that are very good.""This solution is easy to use.""The call logging is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very easy to use.""The solution is quite easy to integrate with other Microsoft products.""A very convenient package like an all-in-one tool but it is actually five or six products acting well together.""SCSM is easy to learn because all of the material, including training videos, can be found online.""Many more features than other comparable products.""The most requested feature from our customers is the helpdesk ticketing system."

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"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.""The simplicity of the solution is excellent."

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"It crashes our client's computers. Sometimes they get blue screens. It would be useful if SCSM could check the upgrades or patches before we implemented them to see if they are going to crash a client's system. Or, if it does install, and the client's system crashes, it would be good if the solution could revert back somehow.""Mobile application integration would be an improvement.""The patch management aspect of the solution should be improved. It's quite complicated and not user-friendly. If your systems are not patched properly, you are unable to pull reports.""It's not too hard to compile stuff but it is hard to manage the solution. Even the design itself makes it difficult for management.""Resources for understanding compliance and relative compliance need to be made available.""Better integration with other services in Azure is needed because everything is moving from on-premises to the cloud, and as an integrator, we have to help our clients with the migration.""They need more integration with open-source products.""The user interface needs to be improved."

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"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.""Monitoring needs improvement. At the moment we are looking for some advanced monitoring tools, which are using AI and machine learning as well. This product currently does not offer that."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Licensing can be complex and confusing.""The price should be lower."

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"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: The reporting is very good.
Top Answer: It is an amazing solution but the pricing could be improved to be a little more competitive.
Top Answer: I have not made up my mind about what really needs to be improved. Overall, I am pleased with it mostly because it supplies the reports I need. As far as other features, it performs what I need it to… more »
Top Answer: The simplicity of the solution is excellent.
Top Answer: The pricing is very good. It's an affordable tool in comparison to other market leaders.
Top Answer: In terms of the main ITSM tool, the product is not good at automation which is the main reason we are looking for a different option and migrating away from it. Monitoring in our organization needs… more »
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System Center Service Manager
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Overview
System Center Service Manager is a software product by Microsoft to allow organizations to manage incidents and problems. Microsoft states that the product is compliant with industry best practices such as the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). SCSM has integrated ITIL compliant fulfillment of service requests. Service requests are submitted by the end user in order to obtain information, access to a new application or the most common of all, password reset.

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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Sample Customers
Fibabanka, UMC Health System
Disney, 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
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government14%
Educational Organization5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company21%
Retailer15%
Non Profit8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise23%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
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SCSM is ranked 6th in Help Desk Software with 11 reviews while SysAid is ranked 7th in Help Desk Software with 6 reviews. SCSM is rated 6.6, while SysAid is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SCSM writes "Good flexibility and integration abilities but the interface needs improvement ". 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 ". SCSM is most compared with ServiceNow, JIRA Service Management, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, BeyondTrust Remote Support and Device42, whereas SysAid is most compared with ServiceNow, Spiceworks, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, TOPdesk and BMC Helix ITSM. See our SCSM vs. SysAid report.

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