Anonymous UserSenior IT manager at a computer software company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"All our service management is integrated into one system. Our response time is much faster because we have a visual into what is going on."
"The service desk orchestration, overall, is good. It allows an organization to build that service desk concept into its organizational and support strategy. And it allows an organization to digest that and create a support model very quickly around the tools. The fact that the tools are integrated within the system itself gives the organization a really robust way to integrate everything and have a complete support model."
"The service desk automation and orchestration are very good. We are implementing it at the moment. We implemented it for two of our applications already for our CRM. Whenever there's a change in the CRM, it will automate them into SysAid as well. We have two workflows from our CRM into SysAid, which is very helpful. Overall, we're very happy with the workflow."
"It tracks everything that the technicians are doing. We can account for time and manage resources."
"The solution provides us with multi-layered service management along with all our support pieces integrated in one system. Our entire system is run on SysAid, from Tier 1 to Tier 3. All the other IT department functionality is captured in SysAid, like development, warehousing, and application. So, it has vertical and horizontal coverage."
"It's really customizable. It's very user-friendly to change very quickly. We've developed lots of custom forms and things, without any need for thousands of accounting consultants which was one of our main aims of it."
"The simplicity of the solution is excellent."
"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."
"We would like them to approve the security functionalities, e.g., management security features."
"One of the features that I'm hoping comes at some point is that currently you can only have one Knowledge Base instance within it. For me, it would be beneficial to have multiple instances for different purposes. I'd like to have a completely separate one for customers and the only way I can achieve that right now, where I can tag articles to only be viewed by customers, would be if I use its portal function."
"So far, we're very happy with the new integration. The only thing that I would like to see is for them to improve asset management so that it's more usable. We looked at it once and we didn't find it quite usable for us. That's why we didn't use it. We haven't looked into the new one yet but the asset management is something that can be improved even more and patch management is not as good as it could be."
"The administrative side of the user interface could be a little more user-friendly. It is easier for me to export our reports into Excel, then do a server retrieval and get the information. Whereas, to do a report, you have to go through a configuration type of process, which is kind of difficult and complicated. I have been using this solution for two years now and I still haven't gotten the hang of the reports."
"The automation needs improvement. The workflow has some improvements to do. There's some stuff that they are working on like having cascaded fields. For example, we're categorizing tickets by location, by site and by building and then by data room within a data center. At the moment they're all separate fields."
"Monitoring needs improvement. At the moment we are looking for some advanced monitoring tools, which are using AI and machine learning as well. This product currently does not offer that."
"SysAid is a good solution, especially from a pricing perspective."
"We saw our investment back at the end of year one."
"Overall, the price is good. It's all about what you get for the base amount. From my perspective, you want to look at what you're getting out-of-the-box. SysAid does a good job of putting key stuff in the box for you."
"Once you're interested, talk with SysAid. You can have them come in and look at your company and advise you on the best solution. They will tell you what comes with each separate package and also advise you what application to activate. If you want something that they don't have, they have a department that can design something based on your unique requests."
Offered in both cloud and on-premise versions, SysAid is a globally-adopted IT Service Management (ITSM) solution that combines all the essential capabilities in one, feature-rich tool. From traditional ticket management to asset management, SysAid allows administrators to monitor and manage tasks in one platform, so they can deliver fast and comprehensive support from a single view. Available in 42 languages, SysAid serves over 10,000 customers across 140 countries, spanning all industries and sizes.
Spiceworks is ranked 8th in Help Desk Software with 5 reviews while SysAid is ranked 7th in Help Desk Software with 6 reviews. Spiceworks is rated 8.4, while SysAid is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Has good policy enforcement but the network mapping could be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SysAid writes "Enabled us to have a better workflow for tickets and provides us with multilayered service management ". Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, JIRA Service Management, Nagios Core and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas SysAid is most compared with ServiceNow, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, TOPdesk, BMC Helix ITSM and JIRA Service Management. See our Spiceworks vs. SysAid report.
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