Chennai, India, March 6, 2014: ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that the standard edition of its flagship IT help desk software, ServiceDesk Plus, is now available for free — with no restrictions, regardless of whether software runs in the cloud or on premise. Previously, the ServiceDesk Plus Standard Edition was free for up to five technicians/agents. The move slashes IT help desk expenses for the 60,000+ companies that have already adopted ServiceDesk Plus Standard Edition and invites other companies to do the same by adopting the ManageEngine solution.
With more than 750 help desk solutions available in the market, organizations find it difficult to choose help desk software that meets both their feature and financial needs. If they do find a solution that meets their feature and budget requirements, it often comes with restrictions or limitations based on the number of supported technicians, agents, tickets or users.
In response, ManageEngine becomes the first vendor to offer a fully-functional, IT help desk free of charge, with no restrictions on the number of agents, tickets or end users or on the amount of cloud storage supported. ServiceDesk Plus Standard Edition comes with full-fledged ITIL incident and knowledge management functionalities, including extensive reporting and dashboard capabilities that cover the full life cycle of IT help desk tickets.
President of ManageEngine Raj Sabhlok said, “ManageEngine has always believed in changing the game in IT management software. Last year, we made ITIL affordable for all businesses at just $995. This year, we’ve made the standard edition of ServiceDesk Plus free so that all enterprises, big and small, can start following an organized process of IT Service Management (ITSM) in their organizations. This is not just ‘another help desk software.’ It is one of the best in the market with loads of thoughtfully built features.”
ManageEngine takes its gloves off and gives ServiceDesk Plus, the help desk software used by over 83,000 organizations across 186 countries in 29 different languages, at no cost. ManageEngine customers can now make use of as many agents, as many users and as many tickets as they want, for as long as they wish, at zero subscription cost!
Today’s announcement is particularly beneficial to IT managers who find themselves bound by help desk restrictions and want to break free from those shackles and take IT service management to the next level. Similarly, offering ServiceDesk Plus Standard Edition for free opens doors for organizations that have not yet adopted standardized ITSM processes. With the help desk sitting at the core of ITSM, ManageEngine makes it possible for every organization, big or small, to have a world-class help desk and to take the first step towards organized IT. In fact, this is a giant leap for IT as more than 60,000 organizations that have already adopted the standard edition of ServiceDesk Plus get to slash their IT budgets this year.
Pricing and Availability
ServiceDesk Plus Standard Edition is available immediately and free forever. Annual maintenance/support contracts (AMCs) may be purchased separately. Visit http://www.manageengine.com/products/service-desk/free-it-help-desk-software.html to see what’s available in the free edition.