About VictorOps

VictorOps is a cloud-based help desk solution that enables businesses to manage on-call schedules and rotation of roles for resolving incidents. Key features include alerts/notifications, chat, activity dashboard, collaboration and event tracking.

Designed for organizations of all sizes, VictorOps comes with a tool to manage tasks assigned to teams and query escalation based on customizable policies. Its visibility module enables users to view records of all conversations, alerts and actions and update stakeholders on changes. Additionally, the solution lets users report and gain insights into the time taken by teams to resolve incidents.

VictorOps allows integration with various third-party applications such as JIRA, Zendesk,...


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27 Reviews of VictorOps

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.63 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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May 2016

Jeremy from Entrust

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

May 2016

The perfect fit

When we went looking for an alerting solution, we wanted something that would make life easier for our folks on-call, as well as something that would help us clean up and make sense of the nigh-impassable flood of alert emails we were seeing constantly from our monitoring. Allowing folks to use their own devices also meant that there was no confusion as to how to reach out to someone, and it's something they always have on them. We were immediately captured by the Twitter-like timeline, so that every person (on-call or not) could view the incoming stream from the entire environment, and the rest of the features common in this space seemed very well-implemented. Since then, they've added tons of new features (the Transmogrifier and Control Calls each were game-changers) that have only made the service better. My director has identified this as the single best product we've implemented in the past two years, based on its impact to our team's efficiency and happiness.

Pros

- Communication-centric design - great for team efforts - Very responsive support and dev team - Easy to set up, easy to use - Lots of integrations available - Contact details in the app makes reaching out to teammates easier in a crisis

Cons

- Some advanced/niche scheduling options are not currently possible - Data on old alerts can be difficult or impossible to obtain, depending on age - Reporting is a work in progress

Response from VictorOps

Replied May 2016

It's wonderful affirmation for us when we hear that VictorOps has been a positive driver in team efficiency and happiness! We're also continuing to advance our development efforts (our engineering team is also growing!), so keep an eye out for enhancements on reporting and scheduling!

March 2016

Michael from Bluestem Brands, Inc.

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Retail

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

March 2016

VictorOps

Prior to Bluestem Technologies migration to VictorOps, only a few of our squads were using Pagerduty for on-call incident management. Our major goals and justifications for switching to VictorOps was onboarding our entire technology team onto one on-call solution as well increasing our major incident responsiveness. VictorOps was chosen over PagerDuty for its people-centric focus, feature capabilities and cost.

Pros

The transmogrifier has been an extremely useful tool for many of our teams. We've added playbook annotations to most of our alerts which has been a boon for our 24 by 7 support team. The Datadog integration has also shown VictorOps's savviness and people-centric approach to building a product. A Datadog VictorOps incident will send all of the pertinent information and graphs to an on-call users phone. The VictorOps mobile app can also be used as a platform to seamlessly chat with other users. We've also been encouraged by some of VictorOp's new features they have started to roll out. Their Statuspage.io integration has made many in our organization excited about the ability to have a one-stop-shop dashboard to communicate down-time incidents to a diverse group of users within our company. Their brand-new Control Calling feature (a feature that creates a conference call and pages users to join, penned "the new bat signal" by VictorOps) is also an intriguing feature that several of our teams have started to explore. Possibly our favorite aspect of working with VictorOps over PagerDuty is how responsive their team has been to both our support and development requests.

Cons

VictorOps is still lacking some of PagerDuty's clerical and reporting functionality; for example, we no longer have the ability to easily reference a specific incident in the past.

Response from VictorOps

Replied March 2016

Thanks for such a positive review! We see people make the switch from PagerDuty on a regular basis, not just because of our feature set, but because we also put our users first. It's great that you noticed that too. It's also good to note that if you capture each incident as a post-mortem report, you'll always be able to go back and reference it. However if you need a more specific way to reference past incidents, I would definitely suggest you drop our support team a line. They are constantly looking for ways to improve the product, and would love to hear your ideas.

May 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2019

optimally priced on-call software to ensure production fires are immediately acknowledged

We use VictorOps for real time incident reporting. This is integrated using scalyr and splunk and slack. So we get alerts on slack with clickable links from scalyr with the actual incident reports logged into victorops. the service is very reliable, and has never failed us once. I would recommend it without reservations to teams who rely heavily on cloud based systems where real time incident reporting is very important

Pros

works like clockwork, providing a smooth seamless experience. It is incredibly easy to assign on call schedules, and set up alerting. the details is provides about the incidents is very granular and helps provide much needed context. it is fairly inexpensive and integrates really well with several other softwares

Cons

This isn't a con but a good to have feature I should say. basically it is only as good as your configuration and your logging. victor ops on it's own won't detect new incidents based on past incidents. If certain configurations are off, then it would never receive data input from those points, and you would never be notified of potential incidents arising from the same without human intervention.

November 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2019

VictorOps: Now Brought to You By Splunk

Splunk's purchase of VictorOps gives the opportunity for major improvement and excellent customer support.

Pros

Provides all of the necessary functionality for managing multiple teams of on-call professionals across an organization. App and Slack integration provide a feature-rich experience. override existing schedules, acknowledge or snooze alerts, see detailed history, and run reports.

Cons

Some features are buried in menus, and the calendar is a little hard to use at times. Some options require clicking a specific toggle icon instead of just the text.

May 2019

Michael from Coupa Software

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

3.0

May 2019

Plain Alerting

This is a really good tool to integrate into your tech stack if you need an alert filter, which you probably do. The down side is that it's very basic and routing alerts takes a degree of skill deploying regex or matching conditions. The cost point is very amicable for a decent filtering tool, but the tool itself has a lot of room for polish which could be a detriment to less technical departments.

Pros

The software does a good job of the basics. It seemed easy enough to give out to the whole team and we seem to get the needed functionality out of it. The reports are straightforward and easy to identify the problem areas. Integrations are via API so any noise generator that can make an HTTP POST in theory could be integrated.

Cons

5,000 total alerts per month maximum which may sound like a lot, but a growing enterprise company may find that total to be limiting. The UI is very basic, possibly by design or my limited permissions but in a lot of ways it feels hollow and lacks any real character if you have to use it daily. The mobile application works well, and again keep things organized, but underwhelms visually and doesn't captivate the user in any way.