We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The organization that is possible with other departments is the solution's most valuable aspect."
"Its simplicity is most valuable. It is easy and simple, and it requires negligible training effort. I don't spend all my time goofing around trying to find stuff in the ticketing system."
"The solution is very stable. It's reliable and efficient."
"The solution can find all asset details automatically, whether it's a Mac address, computer name, IP address, models, etc. It's very helpful."
"The most valuable features are the inventory and personalization."
"It shows the users that are currently logged in, which is not something that Active Directory by default will ever let you know up front."
"The nice thing about Spiceworks is always it's free. Monitoring of printers for low toner. Finding machines that have low memory or low hard disk space."
"Technical support is not the best. It could be much, much better and offer better support to users."
"We have many cases where a ticket comes in, and it ends up having multiple team members working on it. It would be really nice to be able to assign a single ticket to multiple people, rather than having to create the parent-child hierarchy that they have set up. It generates a proliferation of tickets that I really don't want to have. Having to jump from a parent to one child and then to another child makes it harder for me to be able to see the entire case from end to end. A simple example is our new hire process or our termination process. We have people who leave. We also have people who come on board. We have got multiple people participating and doing things related to the leaving or onboarding process. Currently, I have to go to different tickets to be able to see whether all tasks are really done or not. If I could assign lots of people to one ticket, it would be really nice."
"I would like the solution to allow for more direct interaction with computers. I can open tickets and I can see their status, but I can't interact directly with the computers themselves."
"It would be nice to have remote access to the solution via a tablet. They also need remote control from a PC. Right now, to complete the technical support process, you have to have a tool to access the PC, and check the problems."
"Having an integrated asset management tool, where I can plug in things that are offline, would be good."
"The network mapping could be improved. Putting together an actual bonafide network map would be really nice."
"There are a lot of disadvantages to Spiceworks because it's not an agent-based solution."
"It was definitely not expensive. It was two grand or maybe three grand total for a year. It has just straight and simple standard licensing fees. There is no additional fee."
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Freshdesk is ranked 12th in Help Desk Software with 2 reviews while Spiceworks is ranked 9th in Help Desk Software with 5 reviews. Freshdesk is rated 9.6, while Spiceworks is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Freshdesk writes "Solid, good price, simple to use, and requires negligible training effort". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Has good policy enforcement but the network mapping could be improved". Freshdesk is most compared with ServiceNow, JIRA Service Management, Zendesk Guide, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SolarWinds Web Help Desk, whereas Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, JIRA Service Management, ServiceNow and Nagios Core. See our Freshdesk vs. Spiceworks report.
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