Web Help Desk Software

Web Help Desk Software

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About Web Help Desk

SolarWinds Web Help Desk is a cloud-based ticketing and asset management solution that gives businesses tools for service management from request to resolution. Web Help Desk assists businesses in the following key areas of support including ticketing management, asset management, change management, knowledge management, incident management and service management. The solution offers tools for ticket creation, assignment, routing and escalation. Users can automate the discovery of software and hardware assets and manage asset assignments, history and associated service requests. Web Help Desk enables users to utilize a configurable workflow engine to help ensure that change management policies and procedures are adhered to. Users can also leverage a built-in k...

Web Help Desk Pricing

SolarWinds Web Help Desk is priced per technician, starting from €575/seat (for 1 to 5 licenses)

Starting price: 

575.00 one time

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Free version: 

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Web Help Desk Reviews

Overall Rating

4.16

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4

Customer Support

4

Value for money

4

Functionality

4

Showing 1 - 5 of 112 reviews

User Profile

Sergey

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

February 2019

Make your end user support structured

Pros

I started using this software 4 years ago. From a very first moment I could really see a difference from other products. I liked an ability to have multiple locations, with each location having multiple points of contacts. With that, I was able to set up routings of my tickets so they would always reach a correct IT person. This is very useful, when your business is spread through multiple timezones. Another feature that I really liked is LDAP authentication. This allowed me to restrict access to only authorized users, eliminating a possibility of phishing emails reaching the system.

Cons

As the company grew, at some point my AD structure become very complex - multiple ADs not connected to each other. Unfortunately, at that point, I had to stop using this solution because it couldn't handle more that one AD efficiently.

Mohammad Naseer

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Government Relations

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

November 2022

Easy gor deployment and usage

We have a big organization with more than 60000 staff working and we use this software to recieve issues from customers and to solve it immediately

Pros

Very easy to use and good managed system for daily tasks and solve th probelms of customers

Cons

Its so easy yo use and deploy and i havnt found any missing to write it here

Reasons for switching to Web Help Desk

I tried to have a simple, easy and a complete solution for my organization

Steve

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

EASE OF USE

2

VALUE FOR MONEY

2

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

2

May 2017

Our experience with WHD has been ok to underwhelming

It allows us to measure how busy our Help Desk group is, we can identify patterns more easily now helping us to resolve problem areas more quickly.

Pros

It allows us to get statistics on our helpdesk calls. Our data center is able to create tickets automatically. It is a repository for all help calls that we did not have before so management can get an overall picture. We like that we can build custom reports and dashboards. Creating forms that can ask a user for data is helpful but we have not implemented any yet because it is cumbersome.

Cons

The UI for the software is stuck in the 90s, very table oriented, Comments in the tickets have a lot of wasted space, we have to scroll constantly to see history. The table widths are not relative or resizable. Images are stored and provided to the user as links with generic names, half the time the link is a signature logo. Our users use screen shots in almost all of our tickets. Not being able to see the images without clicking on a link is painful. Also, we can not use the customizable forms because a user has to save their image to their local hard drive and then upload to the form. Many users don't have a clue how to do this so we have to use email. Because we have to use emails we get duplicate tickets because the software does not recognize a reply. Some of this is the lack of training for our users but if the UI was better we would send them directly to the website. We have compiled a list of questions and will be contacting SW to see if we are missing something in our configurations or if it is a lack of training. If we are not able to resolve most of these issues we will be looking for a different solution.

Response from SolarWinds

We're sorry to hear of these difficulties you are having, but we are encouraged you plan to reach out to seek a resolution. We have a lot really talented people on our team that are willing and ready to help whenever you choose to tap us as a resource. As for you comments regarding providing instruction to your customers for common tasks involved in troubleshooting their issues, we have some advice. We suggest you create an FAQ to provide a set list of instructions to help with image capture and transfer to your help desk team. Alternatively, a solution like Dameware Remote Support from SolarWinds could lend a hand in the troubleshooting process, enabling your team to access an end-user's workstation and snap screenshots instead. The bonus is that it integrates with Web Help Desk. We hope this guidance is helpful. Looking forward to your outreach to address your other concerns.

Replied May 2017

Betsy

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

August 2022

Chatham University's use of Web Help Desk

Overall, Web Help Desk was great to work with. It was very user-friendly and had a lot of tools to get our everyday Help Desk job (ticket logging, working, resolution) done very efficiently. We had a few issues customer-service-wise (not me personally, but co-workers had said they did), and the issue with duplicates in the asset tracking and management did end up creating problems.

Pros

I liked the easy and multiple ways to find a ticket (open or closed). I liked having the options for searching and the advanced search options. I liked being able to add images and documents to each comment. I loved being able to go in and edit individual comments.

Cons

We had the most problems with customer service and asset management.

Michael

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

3

May 2017

Effective but interface is dated

Pros

It provides an effective customizable solution for IT help desk. We use this tool for internal and client ticketing. It allows you to configure email rules to allow for tickets to be created based off keywords. This makes it much easier for users to create tickets. We host ours in AWS and it has performed admirably. Customer service has always been easy to get a hold of and will work with you until a solution is discovered.

Cons

The interface is dated. It has not received a refresh since we started using it three years ago. When you attempt to use it on a mobile device it looks like I am back on iOS 3. There have been many changes with HTML 5, CSS and JavaScript and I expect the tool to adopt these new changes to improve the UI.

Response from SolarWinds

Thanks for the feedback Michael. We've got great news! Have you had a chance to check out the new UI that was unveiled with our v12.5.1 release? It has a sleek new look that we're excited to share. We are still working in the IOS application updates and they're currently at the top of our roadmap. You can learn more about what's next with Web Help Desk and suggest additional features for future iterations in our THWACK community. Join us here: https://thwack.solarwinds.com/community/tools_tht/web-help-desk

Replied August 2017

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