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Overview

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Keep track of everything that’s happening on your network – from when a user installs a piece of software they shouldn’t...

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Freshservice is an online ITIL service desk with ticketing & asset management capabilities, and incident, problem, change,...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

Free

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

$

19

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

260

191

39

11

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

264

134

18

7

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

I loved this as a startup MSP and i used it for many many years. The inventory control was an awesome add on as well as the help desk.

Neal J.

Spiceworks is a wonderful 'all-in-one' helpdesk solution. Providing monitoring, tickets, resource planning, wonderful community and it's all FREE.

RC

Ryan C.

This tool has been great for us. It’s very user friendly which was better then other ticketing systems we looked at.

PC

Patrick C.

Pros

I love the private note feature as well, we can suggest solutions to specialists working on solving an issue before it is escalated. Something else I liked about FS is their asset management utility.

MS

Max S.

The interface is extremely user friendly, ticket management is far superior to the system we were previously using and the support has been fantastic so far.

EK

Emily K.

The pricing for this product is very competitive which is great for the IT budget and value for dollar represent a good deal. I find the Support team is very helpful and responsive.

JM

Joe M.

Cons

The lack of expansion, the inability to associate it with a proper SQL server instead of their SQLite DB, which caused massive slowdowns as we got more tickets and became a larger organization.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Emails sent to Spiceworks are converted to plain text with attachments, so tables and in-line images are lost.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It does lack some features that you get from a paid alternative such as Autotask,, things such as integrating into an RMM system.

CP

Carlo P.

Cons

I placed 2 trouble tickets and I had my account suspended because I apparently was harassing them.

JP

Jacob P.

Difficult to note any dislikes on the application. Any issues we have are being considered for future upgrades.

FH

Fady H.

Lack of Flexibiity to link with other products such as JIRA for example.

SW

Steve W.

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  • Last reviewa month ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review21 days ago

Key features

  • Total features48
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Routing
  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Baseline Manager
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bug Tracking
  • Buy Side (Suppliers)
  • CMDB
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Case Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Change Planning
  • Change Tracking
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Completion Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Connectivity Management
  • Content Management
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contract Lifecycle Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Depreciation Management
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Disposal Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Feedback Management
  • For IT Project Management
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • IT Incident Management
  • Incident Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Inventory Management
  • Investigation Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • License Management
  • Live Chat
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Network Analysis
  • Network Monitoring
  • Patch Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Metrics
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Relationship Mapping
  • Release Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Request Assignment
  • Requirements Management
  • Requisition Management
  • Resource Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Routing
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sell Side (Customers)
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Reporting
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Uptime Reporting
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features133
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Routing
  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Baseline Manager
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bug Tracking
  • Buy Side (Suppliers)
  • CMDB
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Case Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Change Planning
  • Change Tracking
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Completion Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Connectivity Management
  • Content Management
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contract Lifecycle Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Depreciation Management
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Disposal Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Feedback Management
  • For IT Project Management
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • IT Incident Management
  • Incident Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Inventory Management
  • Investigation Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • License Management
  • Live Chat
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Network Analysis
  • Network Monitoring
  • Patch Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Metrics
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Relationship Mapping
  • Release Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Request Assignment
  • Requirements Management
  • Requisition Management
  • Resource Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Routing
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sell Side (Customers)
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Reporting
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Uptime Reporting
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations11
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Google Drive
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations78
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Google Drive
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Freshservice

Slick and functional

Reviewed 6 months ago

We transitioned from SPiceworks to FreshService We have not regretted the decision, it really is a great product

Pros

A very easy to deploy and easy to use package Highly configurable, powerful, full of great features

Cons

Nothing missing, always updated with great new features. No cons that we have experienced so far to date

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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Freshservice

Brilliant!

Reviewed 7 years ago

Working for a small London based Music Therapy Charity - I inherited the existing Spiceworks Helpdesk, which was functional, but fairly useless. We've just switched to FreshService and are currently using the free service which is ideal for us. Quite frankly, this is one of the best bit's of helpdesk software that I've ever come across, much better than many of the paid services that I have used in all my years in I.T. and support is quick and helpfull. It's customisable and flexible to an amazing degree and we are only scratching the surface with some of the features and new features seem being added all the time. Impressed! Try it!

Pros

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Cons

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