Compare JIRA Service Desk vs. Spiceworks

JIRA Service Desk is ranked 4th in Help Desk Software with 12 reviews while Spiceworks is ranked 7th in Help Desk Software with 2 reviews. JIRA Service Desk is rated 8.0, while Spiceworks is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of JIRA Service Desk writes "An excellent solution for tracking customer service issues and tracking technical support issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Great asset management features in a free solution that's easy to set up". JIRA Service Desk is most compared with ServiceNow, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus and BMC Helix ITSM, whereas Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, JIRA Service Desk and Nagios XI.
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JIRA helps integrate Kanban Board features and for this reason what it does it does well.One of the main advantages of JIRA is that it can be customized for our solutions. I live in Iran and we translated some parts of it into Persian and customized it with extra features. We hid other features to customize it right to the point. We provide this solution for our customers.The customization is the most valuable aspect of the solution. I can customize full workflows. It's very flexible. We can use mail if we want to open requests as well.I like the history, the dimensioning, and how I can configure a space based on my preferences or the project circumstances.The solution offers lots of information on the website to assist with technical queries. There are also many community sites to help you troubleshoot any problems.This is the most complete and versatile enterprise task management product and issue tracker.What I really like about this solution, is how it manages the queues, the tickets and the routing.This solution has helped us a great deal in project management tracking and forecasting.

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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 solution is very stable. It's reliable and efficient.

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If JIRA were more of a substantial stand-alone product that covered more needs for project management, we wouldn't be using a suite of products.An improvement they could add is a better management dashboard. We only use the dashboard for the administration mode. We have a dashboard that reports the state of bugs or requirements. However, customers can only view requests that they made. We are not able to share a dashboard with our manager level customers to show them all of the requests in a quick dashboard.The solution should be more formalized. It could be more user-friendly.During the updates, when another version gets released, whatever I am tracking at that time gets lost and I have to type it all over again.Usability needs improvement. To configure it, you need to be well versed in Jira administration. It's not very intuitive.Integration possibilities with other products that are not Atlassian would be helpful. Support should also provide separate installation guides for each product even though they are easy to install.I don't think the program is very scalable.JIRA protects the end-user, but for the configuration, more rules could be added to improve the workflow.

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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.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Actually in Iran we don't have copyright or intellectual property, so we can use JIRA for free.But about the plugins, I found one plug-in — its name is Actionable Metric I think — and it is $3000. That is very expensive for users in Iran.Costs are about $50 per user per year. JIRA is sold in user tiers of 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 2000, 10,000, and unlimited users. It is bad when you have 51 users then the price is based on that 100 user tier. Users at 100 will be the most cost effective.JIRA Service Desk has different pricing as it is based on agents. On average, the price is about $300 per agent.Do not forget to calculate add-on costs. These cost a percentage of the JIRA purchasing costs and are based on the number of JIRA users.Buying a software solution is only a half part of the solution (or even less). You need to optimize usage of the software by hiring professionals who will help you to make the most of the software, especially in the beginning.I would suggest to always buy licenses through an Atlassian partner, so you can also rely on their expertise.

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Overview
JIRA Service Desk is service management software that connects IT to your business through fast, accountable resolution of customer requests. Built on Atlassians JIRA workflow engine, JIRA Service Desk offers a collaborative, agile platform and knowledge base thats low cost, easy to set up and scale, highly flexible, and features a powerfully-simple user experience. Redefine what IT means for your business with JIRA Service Desk.From network inventory and network monitoring to help desk software, and mobile device management (MDM) to cloud services detection, Spiceworks helps you manage everything about your IT workday from one easy place.
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mgm technology partners, Telestream, Build.com, Zend Technologies, OfficeDrop, PGS Software, American Diabetes Association, NEPTUNE CanadaBroward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, Pertino
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Software R&D Company24%
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Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company9%
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Manufacturing Company12%
Construction Company8%
Local Government8%
Non Profit8%
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