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Pros
"We find its ability to track what's going on with each request very valuable. We are also able to merge ticket requests and assign them to different groups in the company. We have another department that uses the same system.""The overall functionality of the product is excellent."

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"This product has helped our organization by allowing people to connect with each other.""The remote access is one of the features I really enjoy. The pushing of email updates and things like that are very good.""This solution is easy to use.""The call logging is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very easy to use.""The solution is quite easy to integrate with other Microsoft products.""A very convenient package like an all-in-one tool but it is actually five or six products acting well together.""SCSM is easy to learn because all of the material, including training videos, can be found online.""Many more features than other comparable products."

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"They can improve the search. While searching the inventory, when I cancel a selected category, the search box disappears, and I have to reload the page. It is a small glitch. Currently, we can have only one plan per subscription. All users have to be on the same plan. We can't have two users for plan A and five users for plan B. It might be good if there was an option to have different plans within one subscription so that you can assign each agent to the corresponding plan.""The product should look at BCM or ServiceNow and see if there are features that would make nice additions. It would help them stay competitive."

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"The price of this solution is high and it needs to be cheaper.""It crashes our client's computers. Sometimes they get blue screens. It would be useful if SCSM could check the upgrades or patches before we implemented them to see if they are going to crash a client's system. Or, if it does install, and the client's system crashes, it would be good if the solution could revert back somehow.""Mobile application integration would be an improvement.""The patch management aspect of the solution should be improved. It's quite complicated and not user-friendly. If your systems are not patched properly, you are unable to pull reports.""It's not too hard to compile stuff but it is hard to manage the solution. Even the design itself makes it difficult for management.""Resources for understanding compliance and relative compliance need to be made available.""Better integration with other services in Azure is needed because everything is moving from on-premises to the cloud, and as an integrator, we have to help our clients with the migration.""They need more integration with open-source products."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is good for the price you pay. It has different plans. If you need all features, you need to go for a higher plan. Currently, with the second tier plan, you cannot completely separate the group of agents. So, the agent in each group can see another person's ticket. You also cannot modify the rules based on the viewable, readable stuff and cannot have a custom role in this plan. If you want to do that, you have to go for a higher plan. It works in our case because it doesn't matter if the other group can see our ticket because it doesn't contain anything sensitive. We also didn't need the project or change management features. That's why we didn't go with a higher plan.""The pricing information is on their website. It's my understanding that their Pro Plan, for example, is around $89/month."

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"It is an expensive solution.""Licensing can be complex and confusing.""The price should be lower."

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Top Answer: The most requested feature from our customers is the helpdesk ticketing system.
Top Answer: There is some difficulty when it comes to deploying this solution. The user interface needs to be improved. One of our customers has complained to say that the workflow needs to be more customizable.
Top Answer: There are several common use cases for SCSM including HR onboarding, helpdesk ticketing, and collecting surveys from customers.
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out of 54 in Help Desk Software
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Overview

Freshservice is a Cloud-based IT Service Desk and IT Service Management (ITSM) solution that currently serves more than 13000 SMB, mid-market, and enterprise customers worldwide. Freshservice is designed using ITIL best practice to help IT organizations focus on what’s most important - exceptional service delivery and customer satisfaction. Freshservice is part of the Freshworks product family, whose products include Freshdesk Customer Support Software, Freshsales CRM Software, Freshchat Customer Messaging Software etc. - with more than 150000 customers worldwide, including Cisco, Honda, 3M, The Atlantic, and QuizUp.

System Center Service Manager is a software product by Microsoft to allow organizations to manage incidents and problems. Microsoft states that the product is compliant with industry best practices such as the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). SCSM has integrated ITIL compliant fulfillment of service requests. Service requests are submitted by the end user in order to obtain information, access to a new application or the most common of all, password reset.
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Sample Customers
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Western Carriers, Judson University, Golf Canada, Travix, Proxama, Paymentez, Ready Auto Transport
Fibabanka, UMC Health System
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company9%
Healthcare Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Government15%
Comms Service Provider14%
Construction Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise14%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise23%
Find out what your peers are saying about Freshservice vs. SCSM and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
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Freshservice is ranked 12th in Help Desk Software with 2 reviews while SCSM is ranked 5th in Help Desk Software with 12 reviews. Freshservice is rated 8.6, while SCSM is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Freshservice writes "Easy to use and implement with a good user interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SCSM writes "Good flexibility and integration abilities but the interface needs improvement ". Freshservice is most compared with ServiceNow, JIRA Service Desk, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, Zendesk Guide and ConnectWise Automate, whereas SCSM is most compared with ServiceNow, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, JIRA Service Desk, BeyondTrust Remote Support and BMC Helix ITSM. See our Freshservice vs. SCSM report.

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