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IT Service Management

IT Service Management software supports the processes carried out by an IT department’s service desk, in the course of service delivery, incident management, problem management, and service request fulfillment.​

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TeamDynamix

TeamDynamix ITSM

TeamDynamix offers a combined Service & Project Management platform: ticketing, incidents, problems, asset / configuration, change management and project portfolio management – all in one. The solution is highly flexible and configurable – configured to YOUR level of ITIL adoption – with a WCAG 2.0 AA compliant portal branded to YOUR company. Project Portfolio Management as you like it – use waterfall, agile, card wall or task lists – depending on the project type. The platform is easy to use, own & operate – with no coding/scripting. Webhooks & APIs accommodate integration and all is supported by a full service implementation & support team at TeamDynamix.

8.3

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

89

Reviews

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Cherwell Software

Cherwell Service Management

Cherwell® Service Management is a powerful, flexible IT service management (ITSM) tool that enables IT teams to implement, automate, and modernize service and support processes to meet new and evolving needs—at a fraction of the cost and complexity associated with legacy ITSM tools. The Cherwell platform is exceptionally easy to customize and configure, which means your service desk can be truly "agile." Add new capabilities, integrate easily with third party applications, and extend the benefits of service management to other departments across the organization—in days, not months, and without needing an army of programmers.

8.2

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

88%

Likeliness to Recommend

110

Reviews

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IBM

IBM Control Desk

IBM® Control Desk unified IT asset and service management software provides a common control center for managing business processes for both digital and physical assets. It enables control, governance and compliance to applications, endpoints and assets to protect critical data and prevent outages.

8.2

Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

69

Reviews

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SysAid

SysAid

SysAid is an IT service management (ITSM) and help desk software that integrates all the essential IT tools into one Service Desk. Available as a cloud-based or on-premises solution, its rich set of features include a powerful Help Desk, Asset Management, and other easy-to-use tools for analyzing and optimizing help desk performance.

8.2

Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

88%

Likeliness to Recommend

61

Reviews

C2 Enterprise

C2 ATOM

C2 ATOM is an all-in-one service desk software to easily manage requests, assets and tasks through a codeless ITIL-Ready platform. This IT service management solution is a powerful tool allowing your teams to collaborate and provide great service for the whole organization. It’s also a quick-to-install ITSM tool built for reaching your ultimate automation potential, whether you provide internal IT support, customer service or managed services.

8.1

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+82

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

39

Reviews

Spiceworks

Spiceworks Cloud Help Desk

Keep up with user requests, whether phone calls, emails, or web portal, we'll help you get ahead of the next fire drill. Setup is easier than a reboot! After all, no sense wasting a bunch of time learning how to use your help desk software. First ticket management software? No problem — work tickets in minutes and tackle issues in no time.

8.0

Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

201

Reviews

Ivanti

Ivanti IT Service Management

Gain all the ITSM functionality you need—problem, change and release management, configuration management, incident management, issue tracking, and more. Sustain an enterprise-class service management operation in a solution that’s easy to use and own.

8.0

Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

31

Reviews

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Omninet

OmniTracker ITSM

Organise your business processes around your business objectives and not your software! OMNITRACKER adapts flexibly to your processes. The OMNITRACKER applications are added onto the modular business processes platform and completely cover typical business processes. Assemble your OMNITRACKER system using the ready-to-use modules and expand it at any time with further modules. Using the powerful OMNITRACKER tools you can configure all processes easily and even create your own applications.

8.0

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+87

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

96

Reviews

Zendesk

Zendesk Support

Zendesk streamlines your support with time-saving tools like ticket views, triggers, and automations. This helps you get straight to what matters most – better customer service and more meaningful conversations.

7.9

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+80

Emotional Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

50

Reviews

Atlassian

Jira Service Desk

Jira Service Desk provides ITIL-certified templates for incident, problem, and change management that you can use out-of-the-box or customize.

7.6

Composite Score

7.5

CX Score

+70

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

15

Reviews

BMC Software, Inc.

BMC Helix ITSM

BMC Helix ITSM is industry-leading service management that uses cognitive automation technologies to transform best-practice ITSM principles you’ve come to appreciate from Remedy, delivered on your choice of cloud.

7.5

Composite Score

7.4

CX Score

+69

Emotional Footprint

76%

Likeliness to Recommend

20

Reviews

ServiceNow

ServiceNow Service Management

IT organizations want to deliver innovative business solutions, not spend time looking after infrastructure. And business users want services to be just as convenient as the ones they use in their personal lives. Our ITSM solutions give you end-to-end visibility into processes and infrastructure through a single system of record for IT. This enables you to consolidate and automate service management processes, increase efficiency, lower costs, and devote more time to innovating and creating the consumer-like self-service experience that users expect.

7.5

Composite Score

7.5

CX Score

+70

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

81

Reviews

ManageEngine

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

ServiceDesk Plus is ITIL-ready help desk software with integrated Asset and Project Management capabilities. With advanced ITSM functionality and easy-to-use capability, ServiceDesk Plus helps IT support teams deliver world-class service to end users with reduced costs and complexity.

7.4

Composite Score

7.6

CX Score

+71

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

26

Reviews

Agiloft

Agiloft Service Desk Suite

Agiloft's fully integrated applications work together to form a single system of record for all of your IT service processes. You'll have complete, 360-degree control over every process, delivered to you in an efficient and easy-to-understand interface. As your needs and processes change, Agiloft adapts and scales to grow with you, so there is never a risk of outgrowing the system.

7.4

Composite Score

7.0

CX Score

+62

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

27

Reviews

Micro Focus

Service Management Automation X (SMAX)

Machine learning based ITSM software to meet all your service desk and IT service management needs.

7.4

Composite Score

7.2

CX Score

+71

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

22

Reviews

Axios Systems

Axios ITSM

Axios Systems is committed to innovation by providing rapid deployment of SaaS & On-Premise ITSM and ITOM software. Its fit-for-purpose solution, assyst, is designed to transform IT departments from technology-focused cost centers into profitable business-focused customer service teams.

6.9

Composite Score

7.1

CX Score

+64

Emotional Footprint

76%

Likeliness to Recommend

56

Reviews

BMC Software, Inc.

FootPrints

BMC FootPrints is easy to own, use and extend. Create personalized working experiences for your employees and IT that increase their productivity. Administrators can quickly configure end-to-end business services for IT and beyond. BMC FootPrints integrates easily with other systems such as BMC Client Management, Active Directory, any SQL Database, and more. With configurable capabilities that streamline the automation of service delivery, FootPrints improves employee satisfaction and IT's reputation with your business users

6.6

Composite Score

6.4

CX Score

+56

Emotional Footprint

68%

Likeliness to Recommend

19

Reviews

TOPdesk

TOPdesk ITSM

If you manage an IT department, you're always busy. You help with forgotten passwords, sudden network problems, and equipment requests – preferably sooner than later. What if you could take away this pressure on your service desk? TOPdesk's ITSM tool is an easy way to automate your ITSM processes. Increase efficiency, reduce costs, make your customers happy.

8.4

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+89

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

9

Reviews

Freshworks

Freshservice

Your service desk software is supposed to make supporting users easier, not harder. Since Freshservice is 100% on the cloud, there is nothing to install, maintain or babysit. Login from just about any device, anywhere, and deliver exceptional IT service to your users all day, every day.

8.3

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+75

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

9

Reviews

SolarWinds

SolarWinds Service Desk

With SolarWinds Service Desk you have one place to streamline and organize the tickets and requests that are coming in through different mediums, including email, phone calls, a customized Service Portal, and even the occasional (or extremely frequent) walk up.

8.2

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+84

Emotional Footprint

88%

Likeliness to Recommend

9

Reviews

Broadcom Inc.

Clarity SM

Provide teams a way to prioritize work with the context to make decisions, while helping business users to not skip a beat with a simple way to connect with IT.

6.4

Composite Score

6.2

CX Score

+47

Emotional Footprint

68%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

Reviews

BOSS

BOSSDesk Asset Management

BOSS Support Central and BossDesk takes IT Service Management to a new level that lets you manage, track and keep control of your IT environment. BOSS Support Central is ITIL aligned and includes Help Desk/Service Desk, IT Asset Management, Service Catalog, Mobile Apps and comprehensive reporting.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

ITRP Institute

ITRP

ITRP is an enterprise-class IT service management application built specifically for multinational organizations. Apart from the obvious needs to operate across different time zones and in multiple languages, multinationals have several more sophisticated ITSM requirements.These requirements are rarely considered at the start of a regional or global service management initiative. One by one they turn into major challenges as the rollout progresses geographically.

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Composite Score

4.3

CX Score

-35

Emotional Footprint

22%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Hornbill

HornBill Service Manager

Hornbill Service Manager is our next-generation solution for collaborative ITSM. It's a fresh approach that combines innovative collaborative technology, ITSM best practice, and powerful automation and orchestration of business processes. With Service Manager, you can equip your service desk team with a range of capabilities to meet the needs of the most forward-thinking ITSM professional.

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Emotional Footprint

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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USU

USU Valuemation

USU is the leading European vendor for IT and Enterprise Service Management software. With its Valuemation suite, USU provides a comprehensive solution for IT asset and software license management that integrates financial/cost data from the ERP system, configuration data from the CMDB and thus intelligently links business and technical information. Valuemation offers maximum ITIL® compliance and preconfigured processes that are easy to customize. The flexible architecture platform ensures ease of expandability and scalability and so investment security.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Author: Thomas Randall (Info-Tech)

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5
May

Author: Vivek Mehta (Info-Tech)

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Apr

Author: Joel Martin (Info-Tech)

The impact of COVID-19, as it became a global pandemic in Q1 of 2020, has affected user sentiment toward software during a growing period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. To analyze the impact, SoftwareReviews compared Satisfaction (willingness to recommend to a peer), ability to deliver Business Value (fair cost to value), and Likeliness to Renew prior to March 10 and post March 10.

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15
Apr

Author: Mahmoud Ramin (Info-Tech)

ITSM vendor InvGate announced that due to COVID-19 any organization can use InvGate Service Desk free of charge. This promotion helps IT departments when they need it most while gaining adoption and market traction for InvGate.

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15
Apr

Author: Natalie Sansone (Info-Tech)

ServiceNow’s Orlando release introduced Now Intelligence, a set of features that strengthen ServiceNow’s lead in the AI-powered IT service management (ITSM) and digital transformation space.

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29
Mar

Author: Mahmoud Ramin (Info-Tech)

Ivanti is well positioned to build on a solid ITSM foundation and will deliver expanded capability in areas such as mobility, customer experience, enterprise service management, and artificial intelligence.

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29
Mar

Author: Mahmoud Ramin (Info-Tech)

IT solutions provider BMC announced that Shared Services Canada (SSC) has selected BMC Remedy to be its new ITSM platform. This adoption shows that BMC continues to be a viable option for governments and large enterprises.

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27
Mar

Author: Natalie Sansone (Info-Tech)

ServiceNow has released four free emergency response apps to help customers with crisis management in the wake of COVID-19, including emergence response operations, employee outreach, self-reporting, and exposure management.

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11
Mar

Author: Natalie Sansone (Info-Tech)

ManageEngine has released version 10.5 of ServiceDesk Plus MSP, with a new UI and new features including MSP Business Dashboard, Time Sheet, and field service management.

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24
Feb

Author: Andrew Sharp (Info-Tech)

ServiceNow promises to make in-house ServiceNow development a little easier by directly integrating with Microsoft’s popular Visual Studio Code editor.

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31
Jan

Author: Brian Jackson (Info-Tech)

At a smart city forum hosted in Dublin by Enterprise Ireland, practitioners from around the world discussed some of the early successes yielded from pilot projects and the barriers they still face in scaling up.

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28
Jan

Author: Mahmoud Ramin (Info-Tech)

Serviceaide announced that it has added new AI features to its Intelligent Service Management (ISM) to improve incident resolution time and overall service desk efficiency.

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23
Jan

Author: Mahmoud Ramin (Info-Tech)

Microsoft announced a new service for managing the hardware and software required to run meetings in Microsoft Teams and Skype. This new solution is a cloud-based service to provide Microsoft Teams meeting rooms with more security and efficient monitoring.

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23
Jan

Author: Mahmoud Ramin (Info-Tech)

Symphony SummitAI announced the general availability of Sierra, the latest version of its AI-based service management tool.

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22
Jan

Author: Ken Weston (Info-Tech)

Clearlake Capital is shaking up Ivanti’s leadership. Expect greater focus on efficiency and acquisitions beyond ITSM and IT operations.

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7
Jan

Author: Ken Weston (Info-Tech)

ServiceNow version New York has entered General Availability. These features should delight high-maturity IT departments but are mostly worthless for low-maturity groups.

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19
Dec

Author: Ken Weston (Info-Tech)

Cherwell has announced it is consolidating its portfolio of modules into a single product at its Clear conference in Nashville this fall. Its promise of an elevated experience is achievable, but customers need to do some work to make it a reality.

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11
Dec

Author: Natalie Sansone (Info-Tech)

Micro Focus announced that its Service Management Automation X (SMAX) product has grown its customer count by 133% over the past year and can now be deployed as SaaS in addition to cloud or on-premises solutions.

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27
Nov

Author: Mahmoud Ramin (Info-Tech)

IT solutions provider BMC announced its intelligence-enriched ITSM and ITOM platform with BMC Helix, which supports efficient and proactive IT service discovery, monitoring, optimization, remediation, and delivery of an omni-channel experience for IT professionals and businesses.

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18
Nov

Author: Mahmoud Ramin (Info-Tech)

Atlassian announced that its service desk software, Jira Service Desk, now includes templates and workflows to support non-IT business units including HR, Legal, and Facilities.

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30
Oct

Author: John Annand (Info-Tech)

VMware challenges IT to be more than it may be comfortable with: technologists as members of an elite caste charged with the moral use of technology and guarding the uninitiated against negative consequences.

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30
Oct

Author: John Annand (Info-Tech)

Analysts make their bones on prognostication and prediction, and the imminent demise of any given technology is a mainstay of their subject matter. San Francisco-based VMware has made its sacrificial offerings but for two different auguries. First the place and dominance of public cloud as the center of the enterprise IT activity and work. Secondly, and more importantly, the enduring importance of self-service, elasticity, measure service, broad network access, and pooled resources.

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23
Oct

Author: Jimmy Tom (Info-Tech)

ServiceNow announced a change in leadership that will happen by end-of-year 2019.

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16
Oct

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)

ServiceNow has mastered the art of implementing subtle license changes and price adjustments with each major release of its software, resulting in regular price increases for its customers. This has occurred with the London, Madrid, and, most recently, New York releases.

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4
Oct

Author: Natalie Sansone (Info-Tech)

Spiceworks announced new developments to its suite of free IT tools, including AI-powered insights and an on-premises version of its help desk application to provide better security and performance for high-volume ticket environments.

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3
Oct

Author: Mahmoud Ramin (Info-Tech)

San Francisco-based IT startup Forethought announced new product Agatha Predictions on September 5 to help categorize and organize incoming tickets.

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