TechValidate Research on SolarWinds Help Desk and IT Support

D’Youville College Speeds Up Ticket Resolution Time by 60-80% after using Web Help Desk

“[Before purchasing Web Help Desk,] we did not have any tracking system beyond email. [Web Help Desk has made our help desk management and IT support job easier by providing the] ability to create tickets quickly, and track resolution times, problem users and devices. We like the integration with Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).”


  • Purchased SolarWinds Web Help Desk to solve the following help desk and IT support challenges:
    • Lack of automation for ticket creation, assignment, routing, and escalation
    • Lack of monitoring and reporting for tracking ticket status and customer support needs
    • Difficulty supporting increasing ticket volume
  • Used no help desk tool prior to purchasing SolarWinds Web Help Desk.

Use Case

  • 5 IT technicians use Web Help Desk to support about 550 staff/faculty members and 3,000 students.
  • Reasons for purchasing Web Help Desk:
    • Affordable cost
    • Ease of deployment
    • Ease of configuration
    • Availability as on-premises software
  • Key use cases of Web Help Desk that led to purchase:
    • Centralized and automated ticketing management
    • Intuitive Web-based help desk interface
    • Built-in expandable knowledge base


  • Realized the following benefits and organizational impact as a result of using Web Help Desk:
    • Reduced time-to-resolution of support tickets
    • Minimized operational and overhead costs
    • Saved technician time and effort with automation
    • Improved quality of support
  • ROI Benefits:
    • Mean time to resolution for help desk and IT support is 60 – 80% faster since deploying Web Help Desk.

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