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"This solution has helped us a great deal in project management tracking and forecasting.""What I really like about this solution, is how it manages the queues, the tickets and the routing.""This is the most complete and versatile enterprise task management product and issue tracker.""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.""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.""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.""JIRA helps integrate Kanban Board features and for this reason what it does it does well."

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"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."

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"JIRA protects the end-user, but for the configuration, more rules could be added to improve the workflow.""I don't think the program is very scalable.""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.""Usability needs improvement. To configure it, you need to be well versed in Jira administration. It's not very intuitive.""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.""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.""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."

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"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."

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"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.""Actually in Iran we don't have copyright or intellectual property, so we can use JIRA for free.""It's not really expensive, especially when you compare to ServiceNow or other solutions, and it's not expensive to maintain.""The pricing is very competitive and I think that it is okay.""We may upgrade the license that we have. The license that we currently have is good for 500 agents, and it's not full yet.""The pricing is free for us because we are an associate partner for the product.""Right now, there are only two of us who are both agents on the help desk and developers. We might be on the free version because we're less than three agents or users. I'm looking at Zephyr tests, which have a $10 a month flat rate, so right now, it is $10 a month. There are lots of add-ons. They do a free version, a standard version, and a premium version. In the last company, we started on $50 a month. By the time I left, we were paying $4,500 a month. That was mainly because we had 100 users on Confluence. I bought an add-on for Jira software for which we had 10 users, and that was $5 per user per month. It was costing me $500 a month, whereas it should only be $50 a month. I don't know if licensing fee has changed. I'd like our whole company to use it, but the big problem is the licensing because the Confluence side is what is really useful, but if I add 30 users to Confluence and then buy an extension for Jira software, I've got to pay for 30 licenses, even though I've only got two users in Jira software. It is the one big disadvantage of cloud software. You always have to pay for the number of seats regardless of which product you are on. This will probably severely limit how many people would use it because I'm not going to start paying $10 per user per month for a Jira software add-on when there are only two people using it.""We need a license because we have a higher number than the free part."

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Top Answer: The links between the help desk and Jira issues and between Confluence and Jira issues are most valuable. I can write requirements in Confluence and link them to user stories in Jira and test cases. I… more »
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Jira Service Management empowers teams with everything they need to get started fast. Check out capabilities for ITSM practices like request, incident, problem, change, and configuration management.

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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Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Find out what your peers are saying about JIRA Service Management vs. Spiceworks and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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JIRA Service Management is ranked 2nd in Help Desk Software with 18 reviews while Spiceworks is ranked 10th in Help Desk Software with 5 reviews. JIRA Service Management is rated 7.8, while Spiceworks is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of JIRA Service Management writes "Customizable, stable, and integrates well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Has good policy enforcement but the network mapping could be improved". JIRA Service Management is most compared with ServiceNow, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, Zendesk Guide, IBM Maximo and IBM SmartCloud Control Desk, whereas Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, Nagios Core, ServiceNow and SysAid. See our JIRA Service Management vs. Spiceworks report.

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