Squadcast: Been there.
Best Centralised incident management tool.
- Custom definable escalation policy
- You can integrate with N number of services with Squadcast
- Complete transparency of the incident response process
- Simple UI/UX and brilliant features to eliminate unwanted alerts
I can't find any, really happy as of now
Huge relief, dramatically simplifies on-call.
It’s a great product for incident management. The team, and founders are directly accessible. We’re considering some more flexible schedules now that we are on Squadcast. Our team is located across two timezones, so would love more flexibility in the on-call calendar scheduling.
We had a large team of 150 engineers, and we didn’t have the budget to have everyone on-call with one of the existing tools. We bought a few smartphones and directed all our critical alerts to them. We used to rotate the ownership of these smartphones weekly. We first heard of Squadcast through a friend at a different tech firm, and found out that they had adopted Squadcast with access to every engineer through a combination of unlimited free stakeholders with read-only-access, and customized bulk pricing for the rest. Squadcast has really helped us with easy handovers, and a great mobile interface.
Really happy for now as we are yet to experience any issues with Squadcast.
Great value, superb responsiveness to feature requests
We badly needed recurring maintenance and alert suppression. With other tools we were facing severe alert fatigue (upto 50% of incidents needed no action). It’s become easier to configure this in Squadcast.
Our entire team has access to Squadcast - we really liked the unlimited free stakeholders capability. We needed recurring maintenance schedules, and better alert suppression capability based on context, both of which we couldn’t find in other tools. They were quite responsive to our feature requests, and added functionality to solve our needs within a couple of weeks.
None yet. It’s simple and straightforward to use.
Reliable Incident Alerting
We use Squadcast to get alerted on our systems that need to have high availability to maintain our customer SLAs. The alerts are pre-configured to reach the right people and escalate automatically with all the relevant info, we also get reports on our incident response effectiveness.
Very easy to use and set up. Multiple notification options - I usually prefer in-app notifications to text/phone calls while others on my team get calls and use IVR to ack alerts. Alert Forwarding is also useful when we are not available for doing regular on-call.
more customizations would be cool but not a deal breaker as it works as expected
Best PagerDuty alternative ever
We managed to reduce our operational cost when switching from Pagerduty and our team efficiency has increased.
Incredible alternative to PagerDuty - better features, at a lower pricepoint. We couldn't afford PD for our entire team, but it was a good move to use Squadcast across the board. Unlimited free stakeholders is a godsend.
We have all the integrations we need but more integrations might be helpful for us in future. Hope they add them soon.