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Nicola Ayonoadu
Senior Service Delivery Manager at Telegraph Media Group
Real User
Provides an efficient way of delivering communication to a large number of users across different applications
Pros and Cons
  • "Workflows and messaging are most valuable. Workflows are very useful. They are important for consolidating information or stopping duplication from happening. We put all the information into xMatters and then the workflow will push the same information in the correct format directly through to other applications that our end users frequently use, such as Slack, email, and Workplace."
  • "One of the main reasons why we don't use xMatters for monitoring and alerting is that it doesn't use the rota to call the person who's on-call. It doesn't look up the rota to find out who's on-call and then contacts that person directly. I am not sure if this has changed now, but the last time we checked, this functionality wasn't there. This is one of the main improvements. We're happy with the rest of it."

What is our primary use case?

We're not using it for the rota aspect. We specifically use it to send communication out to the business and also to arrange calls at the bridge where people can join the bridge. We have integrated it with other applications that we use heavily, such as Workplace by Facebook and Slack. Once we've sent out our communications via xMatters, it sends an email and text message to users or the intended people who are supposed to receive the message. That message is also posted on Slack and Workplace.

How has it helped my organization?

It is an efficient way to deliver communication to a large number of users across a number of different applications. It has helped in getting the right information out to the right people on time. We are able to ensure that they all received the information in a timely manner. 

It is helpful for us in getting the communication out to multiple users on different platforms in a timely manner. It brings ease of use in terms of us inputting information only into one system, as opposed to three or four different locations, and that includes being able to contact people. If we need to have everyone on a call, it is easy to open a bridge, and the relevant people would receive a phone call who can join automatically through the bridge.

What is most valuable?

Workflows and messaging are most valuable. Workflows are very useful. They are important for consolidating information or stopping duplication from happening. We put all the information into xMatters and then the workflow will push the same information in the correct format directly through to other applications that our end users frequently use, such as Slack, email, and Workplace. 

The other main part that we use is messaging. We use it for our major incident communications and our change freeze communications. We also run our testing through there. So, when we're doing test incident communications, we run those as well through xMatters.

We have integrated it with other tools such as Slack and Workplace. It is straightforward to integrate, but the first couple of times, you do need a level of understanding in terms of what you're doing. However, it is not difficult to get that information. There is lots of information held on xMatters knowledge base itself, which is very useful. There is always someone else who has implemented the solution that you are looking for. You can pretty much find anything you need within xMatters. There have only been a couple of instances where we haven't been able to find a solution. In such cases, we contact our account manager, who is very helpful. They help us with any particular difficulty that we're having, but once you are familiar with the workflow builder and how it works, it is very easy and straightforward to create new workflows and integrations.

What needs improvement?

One of the main reasons why we don't use xMatters for monitoring and alerting is that it doesn't use the rota to call the person who's on-call. It doesn't look up the rota to find out who's on-call and then contacts that person directly. I am not sure if this has changed now, but the last time we checked, this functionality wasn't there. This is one of the main improvements. We're happy with the rest of it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been here for three years now, and it has been used for longer than that.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Its stability is excellent. I've never had a situation where xMatters has gone down at all. I never look at it as a tool about which I'm concerned that it may not work. I'm always able to get access to it. Whenever we needed it, we were always able to get the communication out. It is very reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is definitely scalable. We have our incident communication that goes out, and we also use it for our business continuity, which is specifically set up for emergency purposes where we are able to send text messages out to the entire company. In terms of scalability, it is highly scalable. It is nice because you can tailor it to your own specific requirements even as they change. The one main thing for us would be the scheduling part of it so that if there was an incident, it contacts the right on-call person. However, our technical teams use PagerDuty for that. In our team specifically, which is the service delivery department, we use xMatters to notify of major incidents.

On our side, it is my team, which is the service delivery team. There are four of us, and then there is the services team as well. So, the services team uses xMatters for business continuity, which is to notify people. For example, in a fire emergency, everyone has to leave the building. So, there are two specific teams that use xMatters: the services team and the service delivery team.

How are customer service and support?

I've never had a problem with xMatters, per se. The only thing for which we contact xMatters is if we're trying to set something up specifically that we cannot find through a knowledge base article. The response is great, and we always get to where we need to be. We always end up implementing the solution that we set out, so we always achieve what we wanted to. So, they provide great support. On a scale of one to 10, I would definitely rate them a 10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

PagerDuty is probably the only other solution that I have used. xMatters tops PagerDuty in terms of ease of use for sending out communication to the business. I like the workflows and the layout of xMatters. It is very easy to use. PagerDuty isn't so user-friendly. The only thing that is better in PagerDuty than xMatters is the scheduling.

How was the initial setup?

I wasn't involved with setting it up from scratch. I've set up new workflows for which you obviously need your users and groups and then you create your workflow with whoever you want to send it to. It's relatively easy. As long as you follow the initial user guide and you have a clear understanding of what you're trying to achieve, you can set up some of the basic functionality easily in order to get going by yourself. The rest is all available in xMatters' knowledge base.

It doesn't require any maintenance. There isn't any maintenance on our side. It's all cloud-based, and we just log in and carry on using it. xMatters does regular updates, and they notify us when there is an update, which is often quite useful. That's it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't make the decisions on the cost aspect. We haven't had any complaints. I think it has a reasonable price. 

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to have an idea in mind of what exactly you are looking for. You should look at the different ways that other businesses use incident communications because a lot of companies may not think of certain solutions that others are using. So, rather than evaluating the product based on what it can do, it's always useful to see how other businesses are already using it. That's most helpful in my opinion.

Its logging capability is very straightforward to use. It is not difficult, and it is very informative. From the information contained within the logs, it is not difficult to find out where the failure occurred. We don't use xMatters logs as part of our operations. We only use logs to find out if we've implemented something that doesn't work, or when something breaks and we're trying to figure out where exactly it has gone wrong. They come in handy when we are trying to figure out where something has gone wrong, or when specific people have run certain tests, they are used to see which messages were sent and when. So, mainly, we use logs when there is an issue in xMatters, and we need to figure out where it failed.

We don't use call scheduling and rota aspects of xMatters. We also don't use coding to expand the flexibility or functionality of xMatters workflows. We used to have to do some coding, but once there was the introduction of the workflows, it kind of eliminated that side of it, so we didn't need that any longer.

xMatters workflows haven't helped us to address issues proactively. That's because we don't use it in that way. We don't use it for monitoring. It is only for alerting but not in terms of incident management or our teams being alerted of an incident. It is only in terms of alerting staff members of an issue or an incident. So, within our setup, we don't use xMatters for monitoring.

I would rate xMatters IT Management an eight out of 10.

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Principal Program Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Provides the notification workflow and ensures you're notifying the right person at the right time
Pros and Cons
  • "That automation is the critical aspect of xMatters. Without those workflows, then we would have a system that maintains an on-call schedule in Excel. So xMatters provides the notification workflow and ensures you're notifying the right person at the right time."
  • "I would like to see some more user templates. There are roles — administrator, user, etc. — but it would be nice to create a user template that restricted what people assigned that role could do."

What is our primary use case?

We use xMatters for critical incident management. It's used when there's a true IT emergency, and we keep on-call schedules in the tool for various support teams. When the xMatters service reports a P1 critical incident, a workflow goes to an on-call team to evaluate the request. If the incident management team determines this is a critical incident, they will use xMatters. We have a template that notifies the necessary teams of an issue with the system and tells them to join a bridge call.

We only use xMatters' bridge capabilities for a disaster recovery option when Microsoft Teams is not available. Then, we send out a notification to the appropriate teams, asking them to join a troubleshooting bridge. Those teams are responsible for creating and managing on-call schedules in xMatters, so we're sending notifications to people who are up and working, not getting people out of bed.

How has it helped my organization?

We can instantly escalate a critical incident. Before we implemented xMatters, escalation for an urgent issue could take over an hour, but now we can evaluate the incident in less than five minutes. We can have a critical incident bridge spun up within 10 minutes, and all of the necessary teams join within 15 minutes, so it's cut our response time by 75%.

With xMatters, we can immediately notify the correct teams of a critical incident and ask them to join the bridge. Previously, it was like a telephone chain to get the appropriate people involved, but xMatters has automated that, drastically improving the response time. 

That automation is the critical aspect of xMatters. Without those workflows, then we would just have a system that maintains an on-call schedule in Excel. xMatters provides the notification workflow and ensures you're notifying the right person at the right time. That's mainly how we're using xMatters right now. We haven't felt the need to use coding to expand the functionality of the workflows. They're pretty robust.

Using xMatters' workflows reduces false positives. A high-level team evaluates an incident and determines if it's critical or not. That has reduced the number of false positives by about 60%. We didn't have that workflow so that anyone could call a critical incident. Then once we got people on the bridge, we would realize that it wasn't a critical incident. We couldn't vet the request. With xMatters, we have fewer false positives, so instead of having 25 P1s a month, we're now down to seven. But xMatters itself won't prevent our network from going down or an application from failing. That's not what xMatters does.

What is most valuable?

xMatters is easy and flexible. It gets complex when you have to go in and set up specific time zones and countries for the follow-the-sun-model to work. That takes some maintenance to ensure that we have all of the appropriate time zones for our users reflected in the model. But that's an administrative function for a team leader to set up. It's easy for them to create schedules or add people to different schedules. You can set the escalation path so that if one person doesn't respond, it will wait a certain amount of time and go to the next person. Or even go to more than one person at a time. There's a great amount of flexibility to customize, but it's also effortless to set up.

The on-call schedules and the escalation paths are straightforward to set up and maintain. The logs provide a level of detail that allows us to recreate exactly what happened in the communications. That's come in handy a couple of times. For example, sometimes people will say that they never received a notification, so we'll look at the logs and see whether it was delivered to their device or not. 

What needs improvement?

I would like to see some user templates. There are roles like administrator and user, but it would be nice if an administrator could create a user template that restricts what people assigned to that role can do. For example, in a standard user role, each user has a profile where they can update their mobile number or their name. It also allows them to choose whether or not they participate in specific workflows or want to receive phone calls versus SMS messages. We need the option to restrict that. 

When xMatters sends off a workflow, they should receive an email, phone call, and text, but they'll only get the email if they've opted out of the text and phone on their profile. Then we end up waiting on a bridge for someone from that team to join and realize that they haven't received the alert. They just got an email. We're using xMatters as our emergency alert system. If we just wanted to send out an email and wait for people to join, we would use Outlook. Unfortunately, we have no way to prevent people from choosing not to receive that level of notification. We would really like to be able to do that.

For how long have I used the solution?

My company acquired the license for xMatters about five years ago. I only joined the company a year and a half ago, but the solution was purchased a while back. They purchased the license but didn't start implementing it until roughly two years ago.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have never had an issue with xMatters. It's never gone down or been unavailable. We've never had something fail. It's highly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I believe that xMatters is highly scalable. Senior management sees the value of this tool, and we are looking to expand our user base. We have about 200 users right now, and we're getting requests every day to add more teams to it. There is an executive group, which includes our CIO and all of her direct subordinates, and we have a workflow if we need to notify executive leadership down to first-level technicians. Those are the people you want to get on a call with first to evaluate an issue. It's used at all levels of the organization.

How are customer service and support?

I rate xMatters support 10 out of 10. I've never contacted xMatters support, but I think it's good. I've had regular calls with our account manager, and we have a support engineer assigned to us. We've sent them email questions, and they answer quickly. And then they also do live webinars for new features. 

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

How was the initial setup?

Before implementing xMatters, the administrators and supervisors went through training on the company site. We watched some training tutorials and followed along. After that, it was simple to start creating groups and workflows around that. The setup itself was intuitive and straightforward, but the training documents and the videos are excellent. They're much better than what you would typically find, I think.

What was our ROI?

We've seen a considerable return from xMatters, particularly its ability to evaluate critical incidents before everybody gets on a bridge. That's a significant dollar savings because we're not asking people to stop what they're doing and join a bridge, then it turns out to be a false alarm. I think there are quite a few features available, but we're not using a majority of them.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There's a significant difference between a full license, which allows people to respond to messages or acknowledge a message, versus a more scaled-down license, which only allows people to see the notification. The full license is significantly more expensive, so we need to evaluate whether new users need it when onboarding them into the system. It does require some active license management to make sure that people have the correct licenses, and we're not handing out full licenses to somebody who will never need to respond to messages or participate in an active workflow where they have a step they need to complete.

What other advice do I have?

I rate xMatters 10 out of 10. We learned that we have to restrict who can use it when we're setting it up. This is another example where it would be nice to create a user template type. We found that when we're creating workflows, a user will believe that they can call a critical incident if they can see it. They'll do that without going through the necessary steps or evaluation. We had to do some work restricting who can see what workflow.

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Sam M Cohen
Lead Consultant, Owner and Founder at a tech consulting company with self employed
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Automation improves support call efficiency and response time, but the interface needs improvement
Pros and Cons
  • "It reduces the amount of oversight required, and consequently, the amount of time to assign and get a response on a ticket."
  • "The data validation and verification need to be enhanced so that when data is changed, it reviews it in an automated manner and catches all of the anomalies."

What is our primary use case?

This solution integrates with the service desk tool to allow for the appropriate notification of support teams. You can set up a queue of people and you can assign their devices, their priorities, and the order in which they are called. It allows for shift work and it can all be automated once it is set up. If somebody has to be contacted then it happens automatically through the interface.

The system works by allowing for support queues, where you can define who is available and who is on-call. Then, based on ticket priority, you can define what kind of notifications take place. For example, if it is an urgent ticket or a priority-one incident, then you need to make a phone call. In contrast, if it is something minor for one individual, then it's typically going to be an email and that's the extent of it.

How has it helped my organization?

The automation provided not only expedited communication, and therefore the ability to address issues, but also ensured that the data used for communication is managed.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the automation because it reduces the demand on resources. It automates the escalation of a ticket if the person doesn't answer within a certain amount of it, and it passes it on to the next person. People are required to respond, for example, by pressing the one key on the phone to acknowledge the call. If it was an email then it would require a reply or similar type of acknowledgment.

Having this level of automation is a great benefit to being able to more quickly contact people. It reduces the amount of oversight required, and consequently, the amount of time to assign and get a response on a ticket.

What needs improvement?

The integration with other systems needs to be more flexible.

The interface is a little bit rigid and can be improved. For example, it tends to operate on the attribute of a record. So, if a group has a name, it tends to want the group names as opposed to, for example, the ID of a record. It creates a problem because if you rename the record then you lose all of the connections.

The data validation and verification need to be enhanced so that when data is changed, it reviews it in an automated manner and catches all of the anomalies. Otherwise, all you're doing is shifting the workload from an operational standpoint to an administrative one.

For how long have I used the solution?

We began using xMatters IT Management in 2014.

PS, I am no longer with the firm and do not know if it is still in use.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution. This system runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and stability is not an issue.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is fairly scalable. In the organization where I had this running, we were handling up to 150,000 incidents per month. There were 5,000 incidents a day and an IT staff of 1,000 people. I'm not sure if it would even be cost-effective in a smaller organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would say that their support is above average, although not exceptional. It depends, in part, on who you were speaking with. However, part of the reason that we sometimes struggle with support is that we are outside of the norm for what is expected.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex. The reason for this is that the interface is not as sophisticated as our needs.


The configuration is partly done in the service desk tool, where it gathers the contact information or it reads it dynamically. xMatters stores the method and the parameter for contact. As an example, if the method is to contact via email then the parameter would be the email address. If the method is a phone call then the parameter would be a phone number. You can set up other methods, too, depending on how sophisticated your environment is.

Implementing and deploying the system took six months to complete, including testing to makes sure that it worked.

What was our ROI?

The cost of this solution was less than the cost of staff required for the same job, so it is saving money.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is a subscription-based, SaaS solution. There were some additional costs during the implementation because it was well beyond their standard configuration.

What other advice do I have?

At the backend, this service is initiated internally, but the notifications and alerts are sent externally to the vendor through web service calls.

My advice for anybody who is implementing xMatters is to be sure that they have a very clear plan on how they want to process whatever communications they're doing. The tool can do almost anything but you have to come to the table with the process well-defined, before you being implementation.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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Development Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Reduced our response time from days or hours to minutes
Pros and Cons
  • "It has improved our time to respond. Prior to the use of xMatters, it might take hours or even a day to get someone involved on a problem. Now, it's down to minutes."
  • "Probably the most important one is that it persists in attempting to contact to someone until someone is engaged on the event."
  • "We would like to see the ability to support custom devices. We have a lot of users who use Slack, which is another tool for communication. xMatters currently does not support Slack as a communication method. It can't send events to Slack and respond to them."

What is our primary use case?

To notify our employees of system events that might result in an outage on our website.

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our time to respond. Prior to the use of xMatters, it might take hours or even a day to get someone involved on a problem. Now, it's down to minutes.

What is most valuable?

Probably the most important one is that it persists in attempting to contact to someone until someone is engaged on the event.

Then, of course, there's the ability to define rotations and schedules for people who would be on call to handle those events.

What needs improvement?

The ability to support custom devices. We have a lot of users who use Slack, which is another tool for communication. xMatters currently does not support Slack as a communication method. It can't send events to Slack and respond to them.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We're using their cloud-based service or hosted service. We've never had any problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've never had any issues with scale. It's always met our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would give them an excellent rating. They've been extremely responsive and always work an issue until it's fully resolved.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not have a solution prior to xMatters.

How was the initial setup?

We've always used their hosted service, so we've never had to set it up. The only thing we have to do is train our users on how to use it. It's been pretty easy to do so. They've actually made many improvements over the years to make it even easier to train people.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is worth the cost.

You need to know the number of users that are going to use it, which is usually pretty easy to calculate. It's on a per-user license.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated two other solutions. One was an internal solution that was provided by our IT department, it was a proprietary solution. Then, we also evaluated xMatters vs PagerDuty. We chose xMatters because of its cost and ease of use.

What other advice do I have?

DevOps means that the person who's developing the software supports the software. When an event occurs that might result in an outage, xMatters engages people on that event so they can resolve it before there's an outage.

Certainly, it's been a very stable solution, very reliable, very flexible. It comes from a company that practices Agile development, so they're very fast to deliver new features, as well as any bug fixes, should any arise. I think the only challenges we've ever run up against is some compatibility with mobile devices and the providers they've had. Usually, that's the mobile device provider's problem, not xMatters'.

I would give it a nine out of 10, only because there are some devices that are not supported.

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Rohan Samudre
Staff Platform System Admin at BMC Software, Inc.
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Easy onboarding, good integration, and helpful dashboards
Pros and Cons
  • "Simple features create flow sets and build APIs for integrations."
  • "An additional knowledge-sharing program could be helpful and part of the demo workshops (right now, these only provide partial information)."

What is our primary use case?

We have 3 XM instances and have integration between the below environments:

All the instances are a combination of on-premises and SaaS services.

The primary role is to notify the appropriate resource which reduces the time to notify and further reduces the time to resolution and overall MTTR.

When a Sev-1 is generated, the alert gets generated to the appropriate support group which leads to contacting the right SME to initiate the MTTR process.

How has it helped my organization?

The initial stage of identifying the right SME was a challenge. This led us to delay notifying the right SME and start working upon the restoration of service.

After implementing the solution and updating the groups/on-call list we have seen a huge volume of increase in the Time of React. This helps us to alert the right resources within a fraction of seconds (after the alert is generated) which allows for quick notification and a faster restoration process.

The request also gets assigned to the resource which avoids SLA breaches.

What is most valuable?

There are multiple features within this product that help, including:

1- Integration between multiple products (makes it easy to notify the alert)

2- Seamless process of on-boarding resources on the XM platform

3- Groups creation and resource mapping to the appropriate groups

4- Easy steps to set up the on-call schedule

5- The on-call list includes an auto-rotation feature which helps us to avoid visiting the app to change the on-call list week by week

6- Simple features create flow sets and build APIs for integrations

7- Reporting that helps to get the right volume of alerts

8- Dashboards that help to view the status of the alerts

9- Logs in the alert also help to identify the details and root cause

What needs improvement?

1- Duplicating the Groups

2- Weekly/monthly notifications to the admin on the licenses consumed vs available

3- Bulk update of groups

4- Early product enhancements should be added in the next sprint/release

5- An additional knowledge-sharing program could be helpful and part of the demo workshops (right now, these only provide partial information)

6- Identify real-time issues and have OOTB templates related to use cases

7- BEing able to update the same event, rather than creating a new one which would avoid confusion on multiple events created for the same alert

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used the solution for 4 or more years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

As of now, we haven't had any downtime - the app being a SaaS platform. It clearly mentions the Infra and the service provided is 100%.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use a different solution previously.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We would advise new users to reach out to the XM sales teams for a better quote.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Other
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IT Production Assurance Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Time-based escalation of notifications helps us resolve issues much more quickly
Pros and Cons
  • "​The ability to notify teams and monitor those notifications in real-time is valuable. Time-based escalation of notifications helps us resolve issues much more quickly."
  • "Beyond the typical grouping, xMatters has what is referred to as dynamic teams. Dynamic teams are criteria for setting up and targeting a group of people that meet specific criteria. The bad thing about this setup is that you cannot alter those criteria through the typical xMatters import/export process. The attributes that create the criteria for dynamic teams can only be altered via the Web UI. So, if you want to create a new dynamic team in a mature xMatters environment (one that is already populated with hundreds of users), and you want to add, say, 100 users to that dynamic team, you have to do it manually."
  • "If you want to alter a custom field, you can do so via import/export. But you can't have an unlimited number of custom fields, so in a large environment with a lot of teams, team provisioning becomes more difficult."

How has it helped my organization?

We no longer have to manage the notification process manually.

What is most valuable?

  • The ability to notify teams and monitor those notifications in real-time.
  • Time-based escalation of notifications helps us resolve issues much more quickly.

What needs improvement?

Some features that have been around a while could be refined or updated, in the same way other features of the product have been updated.

Beyond the typical grouping, xMatters has what is referred to as dynamic teams.  Dynamic teams are criteria for setting up and targeting a group of people that meet specific criteria. The good thing about this setup is that you do not have to specifically target a person, or add them to the team. If they meet the criteria that has been configured for that dynamic team, the user will automatically be added to that team, and receive the notification.

The bad thing about this setup is that you cannot alter those criteria through the typical xMatters import/export process. The attributes that create the criteria for dynamic teams can only be altered via the Web UI.  So, if you want to create a new dynamic team in a mature xMatters environment (one that is already populated with hundreds of users), and you want to add, say, 100 users to that dynamic team, you have to do it manually.

In contrast, if you want to alter a custom field, you can do so via import/export. But you can't have an unlimited number of custom fields, so in a large environment with a lot of teams, team provisioning becomes more difficult.

If custom attributes could be exposed to the import/export process, provisioning of these dynamic teams would be much easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support at xMatters is very responsive and knowledgeable.

How was the initial setup?

There were some issues with user-adoption, but those have been mitigated over time.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing varies widely, depending on usage. It can be cheap or quite expensive, depending on volume and features.

What other advice do I have?

Put together a comprehensive knowledge base to help your end-users get acclimated with xMatters.

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