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Pros
"The dashboard and the reporting functionality are the solution's most valuable features.""Its integration features, orchestration features, and discovery tools are the most valuable. It is also pretty stable, and it can be as scalable as you want."

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"Its flexibility and ease of customization are its most valuable features.""The design has been revamped in terms of GUI. The current interface is quite easy to read.""It can adapt to any process in the organization.""Incident management is the most valuable because we're using it to manage tickets for an accounting system. With the reports that are available, it allows us to track and identify trends at the type and item level. It also helps us in managing the workload better than what we had in Remedy, which is what we were using before 2013."

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Cons
"The stability, specifically in the on-premises deployment model, could be improved.""Application service mapping, GRC, SecOps, and things like that need improvement."

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"Their end-user interface and technical support features could be improved.""The solution does not interface well with other products and is difficult to implement.""With the new version moving toward the codeless configuration is good, but it's losing flexibility.""We aren't able to take emails that come in and turn them into tickets, especially when it comes to attachments. When an email has an attachment, like a screenshot, it is a very cumbersome process, and it does not work very well. I shouldn't have been paying technicians to cut and paste attachments from an email into the ticketing system. It should do that automatically. Other solutions are able to do that. This is something that needs to be improved. Test manager and knowledge management areas are probably amongst the worst parts of this solution. We try to use this solution for knowledge management, but it is not user-friendly. Therefore, it has limited ROI as you need to spend time to try and fully capitalize on the knowledge management system."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"For an ITIL user, the cost is probably about 50 bucks a month."

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"I would say that identify your requirements and pay for the support to implement and test those requirements, and then hope that you did a good job because the cost of their service is fairly expensive."

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Top Answer: Its integration features, orchestration features, and discovery tools are the most valuable. It is also pretty stable, and it can be as scalable as you want.
Top Answer: For an ITIL user, the cost is probably about 50 bucks a month.
Top Answer: Application service mapping, GRC, SecOps, and things like that need improvement.
Top Answer: Incident management is the most valuable because we're using it to manage tickets for an accounting system. With the reports that are available, it allows us to track and identify trends at the… more »
Top Answer: We aren't able to take emails that come in and turn them into tickets, especially when it comes to attachments. When an email has an attachment, like a screenshot, it is a very cumbersome process, and… more »
Top Answer: We predominantly use it for incident management, change management, and knowledge management.
Ranking
27th
out of 56 in Help Desk Software
Views
1,872
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
7.0
24th
out of 56 in Help Desk Software
Views
1,911
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1,306
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
635
Rating
6.3
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HPE ITSM, HPE Service Manager
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Overview
Cherwell Service Management is a powerful IT service management (ITSM) solution that provides IT organizations the flexibility needed for rapid configuration and customization, minimal overhead, and frictionless upgrades at a fraction of the cost and complexity associated with legacy ITSM solutions. Cherwell's codeless design architecture means you can add new functionality without modifying a single line of code, integrate easily with third party applications, and upgrade without fear of breaking what you've built.

Service Manager on SaaS provides you with a cloud-based, industry leading IT Service Management solution.

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Sample Customers
Ausenco, Highlights for Children, B/E Aerospace
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider12%
Educational Organization7%
Healthcare Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm35%
Aerospace/Defense Firm12%
Healthcare Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise76%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cherwell Service Management vs. Micro Focus Service Manager and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Cherwell Service Management is ranked 27th in Help Desk Software with 2 reviews while Micro Focus Service Manager is ranked 24th in Help Desk Software with 4 reviews. Cherwell Service Management is rated 7.0, while Micro Focus Service Manager is rated 6.2. The top reviewer of Cherwell Service Management writes "A scalable solution with good discovery, integration, and orchestration features, but application service mapping, GRC, and SecOps need improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Service Manager writes "A better GUI in place but still not user friendly and quite complex to implement". Cherwell Service Management is most compared with ServiceNow, JIRA Service Desk, BMC Helix ITSM, HEAT Service Management and Salesforce Service Cloud, whereas Micro Focus Service Manager is most compared with ServiceNow, BMC Helix ITSM, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, IBM Maximo and Device42. See our Cherwell Service Management vs. Micro Focus Service Manager report.

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