Cherwell Service Management Reviews

Cherwell Service Management

Customizable IT service management solution

4.41/5 (126 reviews)

Robin Jacobs

Best ITSSM Platform - Indespensible in Delivering Our Services

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-06
Review Source: Capterra

Cherwell implements 11 ITIL process out-of-the-box which helped an immature organization like ours start practicing ITIL. It's automation capabilities are vast and robust. The single best part of this product is its philosophy. It is completely customizable to fit your organization's needs and if Cherwell doesn't do something another tool does or you want to continue to use that tool, Cherwell integrates with many tools natively, through merge application functionality, and lastly through general customization. Simply put, if you can dream it, Cherwell does it...and if it doesn't, it will integrate with something that does.Everything! It is customizable to fit my organization's needs. I happen to be a programmer, but I don't need to be to develop and configure Cherwell. It implements robust and customizable frameworks that allow you to use it as you need to. Cherwell doesn't dictate ITSSM, it's your partner in it.

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Cherwell Service Management

Customizable IT service management solution

Chris Troyer

Cherwell is a powerful, flexible software that is great out of the box

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-04
Review Source: Capterra

We did not have an ITSM software in place prior to implementing Cherwell, so we did not come in with any preconceived notions. The implementation was smooth and the PSO helped us customize the software during the process. I have found it to be very easy to maintain, upgrade, modify, and enhance. The Cherwell customer community is vibrant and the company listens and incorporates ideas and requests from its user base. Support is very friendly and helpful, and always willing to help me with implementing any ideas I come up with. I also very much appreciate their emphasis on participating in their community and supporting organizations who have a positive impact on our world.The product allows for a high level of customization and is very easy to use, both from user and administrator standpoints.

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Customizable IT service management solution

Jennifer Elam

Cherwell has changed my career life.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-06
Review Source: Capterra

Using Cherwell has been great because I have gotten to learn a new software product and how to develop in it, whereas before I was sort of stuck not doing any development work for years. CSM has challenged me to learn more and stretch boundaries in planning future projects for more innovative development, as well.I really like how the company makes its customers feel special and makes us a priority, and how it is a software company that is proud of providing a code-less software product, that always seeks to be innovative and the best.

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Cherwell Service Management

Customizable IT service management solution

John Lukondi

Unparalleled Flexibility

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

The application allows non-developers to create their own scenarios and solutions, and engage your users with highly-configurable dashboards, reports, and forms. With some more advanced knowledge, you can easily turn a basic ticketing system into a full-featured platform for your company.The flexibility and ease of use. The licensing model is extremely flexible and makes sense in nearly every business case.

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Cherwell Service Management

Customizable IT service management solution

Brian Gratrix

Cherwell is amazing software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

We've been using Cherwell since August 2014, and have yet to encounter something we can't make it do. The ability to develop the tool with the access to the same tools and features that their in-house and partner developers use means that we can build the tool exactly as we like at very little cost, and it provides numerous ways to build integrations to other tools and services, without needing to develop expensive bespoke code. Going back to anything else would be unthinkable.User community, ability to modify to meet our needs, variety of hosting options, a vendor who is as interested in making the best possible tool as we are.

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Customizable IT service management solution

Jamie Houlihan

Cherwell is a great ITSM that is easily expanded to the Enterprise

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

We implemented Cherwell in 2013. Currently we have incident, service request and change management implemented within IT. IT Projects underway are problem management, knowledge management and employee on-boarding/off-boarding. We also expanded the tool to Customer Service, Operations, Facilities Service and Supply Chain. Our next non-IT project will be implementing the tool within HR. The tool does not require programming background to configure. We have two non-technical resources who are responsible for the administration of the tool and development of new applications. Dashboards are an easy way to report real time data from the system. They are powerful and we use them everyday to monitor our service. As a company Cherwell is 100% customer focused. They listen to us and help us be successful with the tool. The culture of the company is amazing and not something you typically see at a software company. Configurability, flexibility and ability to expand beyond IT.

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Customizable IT service management solution

Steve Haupt

Cherwell just works and I love to tell others about it

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

From the moment that we met the Cherwell folks in 2014 we knew that they were the right fit for us. They listen to their customers and they truly care about our needs and they encourage user input and interaction. There hasn't been a need that we've thought of that we either haven't been able to do or haven't been able to find an answer from the user community.It's extensibility. There hasn't been anything that we haven't been able to find an answer for so far.

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Customizable IT service management solution

Derek Seeley

Total Cost of Ownership is the best in the industry

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

We had several systems at our company of the last few years. We have 20,000 users and over 400 locations spread throughout the world. We have used Lotus Notes, Heat, IBM Smart Cloud Control Desk. We went through major consolidation efforts for tools, people and processes. We are in the middle of a massive IT Transformation. We evaluated ServiceNow and Cherwell very closely with test instances in our organization. From easy of setup, use and administration Cherwell blew away ServiceNow. Continual Professional Services are costs not usually highlighted in initial sales meetings. With Cherwell, we are able to significantly decrease our 3rd party Professional Services costs. The licensing costs are much less expensive. With ServiceNow, you have to pay for modules as your organization matures and finds value in these new features. This is not the case with Cherwell. From easy of use, functionality to customer support and costs, there was not comparison. Cherwell blew away the competition and continues to do so. Easy of use and intuitive nature.

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Cherwell Service Management

Customizable IT service management solution

Robert Stroud

Widget disparity between client application and web browser

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

All widgets are available in both the client and web parts of Cherwell, however, the widgets viewed in a web browser lack the same visual quality that you see in the client. Mainly graphs and grids differ between the client and web so much so that either widgets are doubled to accommodate the differences or separate dashboards entirely. The application is incredibly customizable. You don't have to figure out how to cram a custom process into a fixed application, you just create your custom process with all and only the things and functions it needs, but still have the capability to link it to existing objects and processes

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Customizable IT service management solution

Anonymous

Cherwell Ticketing Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-13
Review Source: Capterra

Cherwell has been great overall. Have used it for around 3 years and have had almost no functional issues with it during that time.Cherwell does a great job of keeping track of tickets across multiple teams with seamless integration. Makes ticketing for a large IT Dept. with over 12 teams easy. The software is customizable and allows for automation in just about every facet of the program. Tasks that take up to 10 minutes can be done instantly through the One-Step feature.

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Customizable IT service management solution

David Kistler

Excellent ITSSM and climbing rapidly.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent product with very good support. Very flexible and supports many business processes beyond ITSM. Has been effective for our organization for Supply Chain management. Very good user group community that free contributes mApps that significantly enhance functionality. Also has excellent business partners supporting a wide array of services.Powerful and flexible. Great dashboards and reportts.

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Customizable IT service management solution

Catie Dick

Cherwell - The Best

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

We implemented in 2014, and it was the best decision we could have made. Cherwell is great. It gives us the functionality that we need, and we don't have to be programmers to make changes. It offers integration with so many other applications. It can be used for so many different uses. It goes above and beyond our expectations, and we have been able to use it for more than just IT. We only wish we would have found Cherwell sooner.The fact that it has so much functionality, and you don't have to be a programmer to make changes.

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Customizable IT service management solution

Michael Dean

Best solution... even for the little guy!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

Cherwell is the best solution for ITSSM on the market -- even for small businesses or schools. Cherwell is easy to configure and intuitive to use. Unlike other ITSSM vendors, it is flexible enough to handle anything without needing costly customizations. As a company, Cherwell is like a family. They truly care about their customers and their customers' success. In my experience, this is VERY rare among other ITSSM vendors.Easy to use and customize. Extremely scalable without the need of costly vendor or 3rd-party professional services.

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Delcia Marrs

Once you go Codeless you'll never go back

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

Cherwell has allowed our I.T. to really mature our IT and Business processes. We have made huge gains in providing our I.T. department with dashboards that provide real-time information. We no longer spend hours gathering reporting information. With Search Manager and Report Manager, you'll wonder how you ever did with out these. They are huge time savers and the best part of working within Cherwell Service Management is that you don't have to rely on Vendor support or Developers to re-customize and configure. It's all at your fingertips. Cherwell has certainly made our lives easier. We are looking forward to future gains that can be made with this super great ITSM tool. It's codeless and super friendly

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Customizable IT service management solution

Olivier Van Der Vreken

A cost-savvy tool that you can do anything with (except coffee)

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

We needed a new ITSM tool that could do almost everything out-of-the-box, that was customizable, that allowed us to automate most of our regular processes and that didn't cost too much. After comparing most existing tools, Cherwell was the only one that filled our criteria. All of them. Anything you want to do with it can be implemented within days, even hours.It can do anything, it is very customizable, it has an out-of-the-box fully working self-service portal, and my users love it!

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John Kilman

Excellent Service Management Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

Cherwell is an excellent service management platform and can be used for just about anything you want to track and record. My organization started using it for ITSM and has expanded to volunteer management, project management and time tracking. The tool takes time to learn but after you understand the principles almost anything is possible. The flexibility it provides, excellent customer service, ability to share mApps with others.

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Kevin VanSchepen

Cherwell for Change Management

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-10-04
Review Source: Capterra

We did our implementation of Cherwell in an unconventional way. We started with the Change Management module because that is what we needed the most. From there we tackled Problem Management and then Incident Management. It was amazing how quickly we got Change Management working for Calvin IT. We did not have C.M. before so this was not only a technology project but also a culture change. Cherwell Software provided both a easy starting point out of the box and a easy path to make the changes we needed. The quick win in Change Management allowed us to tackle Problem and Incident with great momentum.Easy to customize and develop new business processes

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Picaso Thakkar

A lot of features and functionality, plus easy to configure.

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-07-21
Review Source: Capterra

I was involved in the selection process, we met with CA, ServiceNow, Landesk, and two others. Cherwell hands down was the best we viewed because of what you get out of the box, the ability to make tweaks, those tweaks do not get in the way of upgrades, upgrades are rather easy and painless, they have other functionality that will bolt on to the tool by simply importing a file, it is offered at a fairly affordable price although I think all vendors quotes we received were expensive in my book but what can you do, in this case Cherwell was lower than others, and unlike some their licensing model is a blessing. That it is fairly easy to configure. The administration course contained a lot of information but once you start to play with it and build things out its sort of like riding a bike for the first time, well maybe more like flying a plane for the first time.

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Anonymous

Easy to manage your change management

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-05
Review Source: Capterra

Configuration is easy; Workflow is very easy to configure. Good documentation & training is available online.You can easily configure and create Incidents and Change requests; easy to use workflow and very well integrated with Microsoft active directory. Support is available as a community website and or as a phone call.

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Brad Saunders

Cherwell Service Management Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

Cherwell was a very easy application to install and configure to meet the needs of our organization. As the sole developer for the app, with the help of a vendor to start, we were able to get almost everything we needed up and running. Since the initial rollout, we've needed only occasional vendor support for some complex integrations, but everything else has been manageable internally. Overall, great product and easy to use and administer.Easy to use and customize.

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Thomas Follensbee

Used to track tickets

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-02-19
Review Source: Capterra

Track things that happen in the company more easily and understand where resources are being spent. System was easy to implement. Give the ability to track tickets and record when things are going wrong. Shows clearly what was already attempted and allows use to see the time spent per person on a single issue.

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Anonymous

Ability to customize but not always in an optimal way

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-23
Review Source: Capterra

A consistent and streamlined presentation of employee service responses across multiple departments in our organization.Organizes and streamlines our employee service responses across multiple HR departments. Reporting features are helpful.

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Chris Grosspietsch

Excellent Product, Excellent Company

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

Cherwell is a great company to work with, they are responsive and never leave you hanging. The product is very flexible, we went from a NO organization to a YES organization. When we have requests for functionality we can meet our customers needs using Cherwell. The code-less platform is a great way to customize the program and not hamper our ability to upgrade to the latest version. flexible, easy to upgrade, complete vendor support

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Anonymous

Standard functionality but horrible UX

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-01-31
Review Source: Capterra

We use Cherwell as a ticketing system for the help desk as well as change management system. The user interface is challenging, to say the least. There are frames within frames that have to be scrolled through separately to see all of the information. The text box containing the user's message is so small, it show the tiniest portion of the message. To expand it, you have to pop open a new window, which automatically inactivates the main window so you have to trick the system in order to see multiple tickets at once. The emailing functionality is clunky - the initial email you send to a customer uses one link but replies after that need to use a different "email" button that is oddly hard to find. When a customer sends a reply, the ticket displays in a different color, but that is the only notification. So if they send multiple messages, you wouldn't know unless you fully open the ticket and that is cumbersome. There's an inactivity timeout that may not apply to everyone, but it's a hassle. The system times out after an hour of inactivity but it isn't consistent - sometimes it will run for days with no activity and not sign me out and other times it's at 60 minutes on the dot. Also sometimes when I'm logged out automatically, it doesn't actually log me out so when I try to log back in, I'm locked out. Overall, with the current UX, it would have to be the cheapest option available for me to recommend it to anyone.Help desk tickets are tracked Released changes are tracked

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Ray Perkins

My Favorite Toy

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

If I can dream it, I can configure it in Cherwell. I love to describe it as playing a chess game with 5,000 pieces. My colleagues repeatedly ask, 'Can this be done? My usual response: give me 5 minutes and I will roll it out.It can be configured in almost unlimited ways.

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Cherwell Service Management

Customizable IT service management solution