SolarWinds Service Desk

What Is SolarWinds Service Desk?

SolarWinds Service Desk is a cloud-based, IT help desk solution that has helped organizations reduce cost per ticket by up to 15% and issue resolution time by up to 48% with smart ticket routing, automated workflows, and integrated asset management. This, plus an AI-powered knowledge base, can equip your employees with the resources needed to solve problems quickly. Set up can be done in days instead of months & can fit seamlessly into your business by integrating with 200+ cloud applications.

Who Uses SolarWinds Service Desk?

Ideally suited for companies of any size, anywhere, with sophisticated IT organizations looking to deliver superior service to their internal customers (employees & internal other requesters).

SolarWinds Service Desk Details

SolarWinds

Founded in 1999

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SolarWinds Service Desk Details

SolarWinds

Founded in 1999

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Starting price

US$19.00/month
US$5,500.00/one-time
US$19.00/month
US$42.00/year

Free Version

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Free Trial

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SolarWinds Service Desk deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Linux (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

SolarWinds Service Desk Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Change Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Visualization
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • Impact Management
  • Incident Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • License Management
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Management
  • Relationship Mapping
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Request Assignment
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Single Sign On
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

View full list of CMDB

  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Appointment Management
  • Auto-Responders
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Routing
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Inbox Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Voice Mail
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automated Routing
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Feedback Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Network Monitoring
  • Performance Metrics
  • Prioritization
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Management
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • Incident Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Monitoring
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Workflow Management

View full list of IT Asset Management

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Event Logs
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • IT Reporting
  • Incident Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Knowledge Management
  • License Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Monitoring
  • Patch Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Server Monitoring
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Single Sign On
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Uptime Reporting
  • User Management
  • Workflow Management

View full list of IT Management

  • API
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Audit Management
  • CRM
  • Change Management
  • Client Portal
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • Incident Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Monitoring
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Release Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Reporting
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Workflow Management

View full list of IT Service

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Availability Management
  • CRM
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • Incident Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Management
  • Project Management
  • Release Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

View full list of ITSM

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Prioritization
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Issue Tracking

  • API
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Chatbot
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Content Library
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • Email Alerts
  • Feedback Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Knowledge Management
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Interface
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Forums
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rich Text Editor
  • SEO Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Notifications
  • Website Integration
  • Widgets
  • Wiki

View full list of Knowledge Base

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Forums
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Knowledge Management

  • API
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • CMDB
  • Change Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • IT Asset Management
  • Incident Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

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SolarWinds Service Desk Reviews

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Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Hossam S.
Hossam S.
Network Infrastructure & Operations Manager
Retail, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/08/2021

"Hossam's SolarWinds Service Desk Review"

Comments: My overall experience with SolarWinds is very positive, although we have switched to another system due to budget issues, yet i still prefer it.

Pros: SolarWinds Service Desk is easy to use & what i like most about it is its dashboard customization feature, as i can be able to monitor my team's ticket status all day long, without having to look into the tickets of other teams, and being SolarWinds, it gives me the ability to view it in appealing charts, and reporting & notification is well maintained.

Cons: The least i like about it is its cost in relative to other ticketing systems in the market.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/08/2021
Asim M.
Service Desk Manager
Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/10/2020

"Excellent ITSM tool"

Comments: Solarwind Service Desk has met all of our requirements. It is easy to use and follows ITIL best practises.

Pros: Ease of use and customisation. Customer services

Cons: Reporting is limited. Even customisation in reporting is limited

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/10/2020
Verified Reviewer
Service Desk Administrator
Warehousing, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/10/2018

"Good Out-Of-Box product for small, scalable team"

Comments: We were attempting to solve the issue of ticket management in the IT department. While it was a great out-of-the-box solution, it didn't offer the unique scalability we needed and the customer service wasn't helpful in growing the product with our needs. However, I still believe that, for a small shop, this product offers the best value for the price and is a great entry-level solution.

Pros: I like that, out-of-the-box, Samanage offers great core functionality with a stable product that ties neatly into a beautiful UI for the end users. The UI is where Samanage really knocks it out of the park though. It's modern, simplistic, "forum" layout is attractive and intuitive, and chat indicators on the tickets feels like your moving from a traditional email reply into a IM chat.

Cons: There's a lot to be desired when it comes to the fine details of the service. There are specific customization options for project management and ticket automation that aren't available that we wanted in our shop. When we reached out to our support member to discuss a possible addition/fix. They advised us to post our suggestion on their feedback board and if it received enough votes they would implement it. The same suggestion was found submitted over a year ago on the board (with over 300+ votes) yet no action was taken. I was hoping for a more, collaborative answer, instead of posting on a forum board in hopes that other members validate my need for them to implement it.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/10/2018
Verified Reviewer
Sr. IT Service Delivery Analyst
Information Technology & Services, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/07/2021

"SolarWinds Service Desk - Great Serve desk that meets the ITSM needs"

Comments: We've been using Solarwinds Service Desk for a few years now, and I highly suggest it. It provides cutting-edge support and asset management use cases. It is an excellent solution that satisfies the most, if not all, of the ITSM requirements, such as incident and issues management, changes and release management, and asset management.

Pros: 1. Solarwinds provides an excellent Incident Management experience. Agents can prioritize events and add custom fields for improved reporting and analysis.
2. It includes remote control software (Dameware), which enables support personnel to quickly enter into clients' computers and provide remote assistance.
3. It is also beneficial for asset management. Organizations may maintain track of all assets, including their location and status.
4. It is quite simple to open a support ticket. Its connection with email makes things a lot easier.
5. It also provides a Customer Satisfaction survey (which is issued automatically) to assess the level of service provided.
6. It is also cloud-based, allowing users to join in from anywhere and give help.

Cons: 1. The user interface could definitely benefit from some enhancements to make it easier to navigate.
2. The Search functionality is not properly optimized and frequently produces irrelevant results.
3. To create more user-friendly reports, the reporting may be upgraded with a much better UI.
4. The notification system may be improved to allow desktop pop-ups.
5. The mobile app frequently hangs.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/07/2021
Matthaniel C.
IT Specialist
Restaurants, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/10/2019

"Great Product for Helpdesk, Task Management and Software Inventory"

Pros: This solution is great for tracking incidents, solutions, problems, etc for company IT departments. It provides an easy to use interface that allows for easy creation of FAQs and a Solutions Database.

Cons: There are some things bulk items that cannot be imported without the use of the API, which is a tiny bit annoying, and some of their python and Ruby API sample code is out of date or no longer maintained.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/10/2019