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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the assets management module.""It has a pretty good search function. If you do the advanced search, you can basically search for anything in any field. If I do a search on the request field and just put in some terms I'm searching for, I can usually find the ticket that I'm looking for."

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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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"This solution needs to have mobile application support added.""The interface feels clunky to me compared to some other systems that I've used. I used ManageEngine Service Desk prior to this at my previous job and that had stuff like categories that we use that I don't see in SolarWinds."

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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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"They charge by the technician. It costs $117 per technician per year."

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Top Answer: It has a pretty good search function. If you do the advanced search, you can basically search for anything in any field. If I do a search on the request field and just put in some terms I'm searching… more »
Top Answer: The interface feels clunky to me compared to some other systems that I've used. I used ManageEngine Service Desk prior to this at my previous job and that had stuff like categories that we use that I… more »
Top Answer: We use this for our ticketing system, both in IT as well as the data team. The data team provides application support. It's used in HR and by Facilities. It's used for tickets for purchases. It's used… more »
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: There are a lot of disadvantages to Spiceworks because it's not an agent-based solution. So you don't get near the quality of discovery versus something that's got an agent on it. It's not really… more »
Top Answer: Spiceworks is for the IT guy that wants to monitor systems that he doesn't have a managed service partner behind him. And that's where Spiceworks has a really good place.
Ranking
28th
out of 56 in Help Desk Software
Views
950
Comparisons
786
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
595
Rating
6.5
8th
out of 56 in Help Desk Software
Views
3,511
Comparisons
2,370
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
508
Rating
8.4
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Overview

SolarWinds Web Help Desk simplifies service management with unified ticketing, asset, knowledge, and change management. Key features include:

  1. Maintain asset inventory by managing the use, availability, and health of IT assets, and tracking this over time.
  2. Control change management, It regulates and manages change requests through automated approval workflows and panel voting options.
  3. Employs robust reporting and monitoring using a built-in reports and dashboards to track ticket status, technician performance, and customer support needs.
  4. Automate ticketing management that Automate service request management through ticket creation, assignment, routing, and escalation.
  5. Centralize your knowledge management, Leverage a built-in help desk knowledge base to create and maintain KB articles and promote end-user self-service for common issues.
  6. Meet your SLAs, it has "SLA breach approaching" notifications and date-specific SLA reminder alerts that help customize escalation and de-escalation workflows.
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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Sample Customers
Instacart
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, Pertino
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company10%
Government8%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company11%
Construction Company7%
Educational Organization7%
Transportation Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company19%
Government7%
Educational Organization6%
Company Size
No Data Available
REVIEWERS
Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about SolarWinds Web Help Desk vs. Spiceworks and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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SolarWinds Web Help Desk is ranked 28th in Help Desk Software with 2 reviews while Spiceworks is ranked 8th in Help Desk Software with 5 reviews. SolarWinds Web Help Desk is rated 6.6, while Spiceworks is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of SolarWinds Web Help Desk writes "Has good search functionalities but the interface feels clunky". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Has good policy enforcement but the network mapping could be improved". SolarWinds Web Help Desk is most compared with ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, JIRA Service Management, ServiceNow, Zendesk Guide and Device42, whereas Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, JIRA Service Management, Nagios Core and ServiceNow. See our SolarWinds Web Help Desk vs. Spiceworks report.

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