SolarWinds Service Desk vs Zendesk


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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).

From start ups to Fortune 500 companies, over 200,000+ customers trust Zendesk with their customer support needs.


4.6 / 5
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4.4 / 5
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Ideal number of Users

2 - 1000+

1 - 1000+

Ease of Use

4.6 / 5

  • "Ease of use and customer service. The asset management piece has been a great way to keep all of the assets organized and easily accessible."

  • "So far the experience has been positive. It is fairly intuitive and a great tool to keep track of our help desk tickets."

4.3 / 5

  • "Zendesk is super easy to use and to communicate with different other teams is very easy.very good customer support and it has 24/7 support."

  • "Admin Ease of use is good, agent ease of use is great, end user experience is good too. Wealth of knowledge easily available too."

Customer Support

4.7 / 5

  • "Nice simple mobile apps for android that just work. Excellent chat support, one of the best software support groups we have had to deal with."

  • "The customer support for Samanage is superb. This is a must-have application for any business."

4.3 / 5

  • "It was very slick - the look & feel are definitely clean, modern and friendly. Customer support was very nice and helpful when needed."

  • "For a company that helps other's have a better customer service, I feel like they could work on their own customer service."

Features & Functionality

4.4 / 5

  • "Excellent interface, easy for new users to pickup. Nice customization forms features, that work with lots of different workflows."

  • "The asset agent deployment for linux is a bit tricky and could be improved a lot. Mac and Windows are very straightforward and easy to install."

4.3 / 5

  • "It has a great polished UI, wonderful implementation of real world customer support interfaces, and very easy to learn."

  • "I like how everything is easy to navigate to on Zendesk. It also provides help with navigating if you aren't familiar with how to use it."

Value for Money

4.5 / 5

  • "The integration between service and asset management is seamless and easy. The pricing is very reasonable for the benefit that we receive."

  • "The program expedites the process, makes it smooth and efficient. Really great value for the money."

4.1 / 5

  • "The application that I like for its good price and good reports, also enjoys its integration with several software scales."

  • "Overall, this was a well-priced help desk solution for a small team managing very general feedback/support questions about a mobile app."

Product Features

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  • check Automated Routing
  • check Customizable Branding
  • check Document Storage
  • check Email Integration
  • check Interaction Tracking
  • check IT Asset Management
  • check Knowledge Base Management
  • check Multi-Channel Communication
  • check Network Monitoring
  • check Real-time Chat
  • check Self Service Portal
  • check Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • check Ticket Management
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