About Splunk On-Call

Splunk On-Call (formerly 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.

Splunk On-Call allows integration with various third-party applications such as JIRA, Ze...


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30 Reviews of Splunk On-Call

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.53 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

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18

4 stars

(10)

10

3 stars

(2)

2

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Showing 1 - 5 of 30 results

May 2016

Jeremy from Entrust

Verified Reviewer

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!

October 2020

Abdullah from REWE Digital GmbH

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Retail

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2020

A really good product supported by a great team

VictorOps was the default on-call software for a couple of years for various teams in the organization. It works amazingly most of the time. Only issue that was faced was after Zabbix changed their alerting mechanism which somewhat broke the VictorOps. VictorOps team was quick to devise a solution using webhooks, which worked immediately. They however, took some time to figure out the ack-back solution for Zabbix 4.4, and had a bug which delayed the deployment. However, VictorOps support was really good throughout this time, they stayed in contact, and even let developers do live debugging to figure out the bug, and the solution was solved. All in all, I have nice things to say about VictorOps.

Pros

- Easy to use and setup - Alerting data can be customized (found this feature missing on other competing software) - Ack-back feature (used Zabbix) - Very good mobile app with notifications - Alert snooze option which is a life saver. - Alert routing works perfectly

Cons

- Duplicate alerts happen when alerts flap. - Alerting data contains too much data (relevant information is usually found after scrolling)

Reasons for Choosing Splunk On-Call

The software matched our requirement of multiple teams, and worked as intended.

September 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2020

Victory for on-call and alert escalation

For years we have had to manually manage our on call rotations throughout the organization. This linked with the wide range of monitoring tools, problem management has been difficult. VictorOps has allowed us to jump into the future of Outage Management! This has allowed us to reduce our MTTR (mean time to resolution) for outages. I highly recommend this tool!

Pros

VictorOps was easy to deploy, configure teams, and manage on-call rotations. There is a large list of integrations that allow for connections into all our required systems. Included with every integration is a link to their knowledge base. VictorOps is a must have tool for anyone looking to more effectively manage alert escalation and on-call rotations.

Cons

There are only two things i have come across that are lacking. First, setting up overrides for on call management. VictorOps only allows for overrides to be in 30 minutes time blocks. This has caused issues with emergency on call coverage. Second is no having a location, out side the alerts and incidents, to house knowledge base type documents.

Reasons for Switching to Splunk On-Call

the tools and integrations with VictorOps was better suited for our Needs.

May 2021

Justin from MIM Software

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

2.0

May 2021

Cheap, but that's about it

IMO, Splunk bought VictorOps to tick a checkbox and nothing more. It's cheap, but unless you're totally strapped for cash, look elsewhere.

Pros

VictorOps (now called Splunk On-Call) organizes incidents in a manner similar to a Twitter timeline. It's really convenient being able to browse your history like that. There are a decent number of integrations with third-party services, and the Rule Engine allows you to annotate incoming alerts with additional information such as links to runbooks. In terms of price, you'll pay a lot less than you will for competing products like PagerDuty.

Cons

Since being acquired by Splunk, VictorOps has been left to rot on the vine. There have been virtually no new features. I was willing to excuse that when VictorOps was operating as a smaller company, but not being able to do an in-depth history of incidents in 2021 is just inexcusable. Splunk's high-pressure sales agents will constantly try to upsell you on other Splunk products. SSO integration is still awkward to set up and use, and there still aren't nearly as many integrations as with PagerDuty.

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.

Reasons for Switching to Splunk On-Call

Changed companies, PagerDuty is a large company who cannot be bothered to support a small company promptly.