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Score 7.7 out of 100

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cherwell Service Management

Cherwell is a good choice for any sized enterprise that needs an extremely customizable IT help desk solution that triggers (again, entirely customizable) automated actions, spawns workflows (and auto-spawns tasks and sub-tasks for them) for multiple IT technicians and multiple tiers of technicians. It can do project management, change management, asset management, all the same things that the others can do and far, far more. If you do NOT need a highly customized help desk solution and if you don't need automated workflow creation and task tracking, then you could buy a less expensive solution that you can use out of the box without any of the frills. But as I said, Cherwell can do a lot more than just IT help desk, and it has a huge array of "plug-in" / "add-on" features, most of which are free, that make every Cherwell implementation completely unique to the enterprise that uses it. Cherwell is just right for a company that wants to manage and customize the help desk application with a PTE resource. I manage it myself at my company, and I spend very little time maintaining it now that it's solidly established ... although it's so much fun to customize that I wish I had more time to add new features and play with it. I do strongly advise some training for the admins ... your Cherwell admins MUST take the online, instructor-led introductory admin class to kick you off, and you MUST have implementation help from Cherwell to setup your instance, especially their hosted offering, over which you don't have database admin control (you can't even turn it on to get it working without their help). But after that, there is very little support needed from your own in-house Cherwell admin resource, unless, of course, you are constantly growing the solution to make it do more. I can see how that could happen because Cherwell can do almost anything. I can imagine some departments wanting to make it into the swiss-army-knife of IT .. and HR .. and facilities .... and physical security ... and you could spend many hours down the rabbit hole doing that if you wanted to
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) is well suited for any organization or company size. Probably is used more in depth in organizations or companies that have 20 or more PCs. Being that Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) comes with Microsoft 365 Business Premium is a huge plus which makes it very well suited for any size business, especially small businesses.
Rich Lusk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Cherwell Service Management
8.4
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Cherwell Service Management
8.7
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Expert directory
Cherwell Service Management
8.3
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Service restoration
Cherwell Service Management
8.0
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Self-service tools
Cherwell Service Management
8.5
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Subscription-based notifications
Cherwell Service Management
8.1
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Cherwell Service Management
8.4
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
ITSM reports and dashboards
Cherwell Service Management
8.8
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

ITSM asset management

Cherwell Service Management
8.3
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Configuration mangement
Cherwell Service Management
8.3
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Asset management dashboard
Cherwell Service Management
8.7
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Policy and contract enforcement
Cherwell Service Management
8.1
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Change management

Cherwell Service Management
8.6
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Change requests repository
Cherwell Service Management
8.4
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Change calendar
Cherwell Service Management
8.6
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Service-level management
Cherwell Service Management
8.7
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Pros

Cherwell Service Management

  • After proper training on setting up the views and servers, Cherwell did a good job separating various department ownership of tickets. Our work views weren't cluttered with irrelevant information.
  • There is a lot of information that can be embedded into tickets. Such as sub-task assignments that could contain almost the same information as a ticket itself. Lot of customization options.
  • Custom personal dashboards were nice, once I figured out how to do it. Not everyone wants to see things the same way as other people, and being able to move touch points where you want is always a plus.
David Crawford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

  • [Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)] helps to speed up the deployment of patches/software throughout our environment. I can easily build a package and then deploy across all endpoints.
  • The ability to supercede software is also quite handy. This automates the removal of old versions and replacing them with newer versions.
  • The Intune Autopilot option is very useful if you want to deploy software to devices straight out of the box. You can configure them to download software when a user opens a new PC and turns it on for the first time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cherwell Service Management

  • Sometimes comments made on a ticket do not generate emails to the technician who owns it, and they will not know there is an update from the customer without checking it
  • Sometimes I will see an error pop up when copying text but it can easily be closed
  • Sometimes the time-out window for staying logged in does not appear on top of other applications so I will not know it's logging me out
Robbie Speers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

  • The program itself can be challenging to use, especially if there hasn't been any formal training on the use of the product. Either training/reviewing documentation is recommended prior to using SCCM.
  • At times, it can be difficult to try and find out why a certain machine that's listed in SCCM says that the endpoint has the SCCM client and shows as Active, but in fact, it's not. It's also difficult at times to try and figure out why the client can't be pushed down to the endpoint.
  • Even though the remote assistance features in SCCM are really good, it can be challenging at times when the remote options don't work for a particular endpoint, even though the machine is active, online, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cherwell Service Management

Cherwell Service Management 8.5
Based on 4 answers
We stay on maintenance for support and upgrades. We rely on this product for our internal operations and need to have a maintenance contract so there is some vendor support in the event of a disaster, so we opted to renew. The more recent versions of Cherwell also have some new exciting features that we're also hoping to be able to implement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 9.8
Based on 2 answers
Mascom Wireless is a Microsoft shop and SCCM has proved to be helpful in keeping our Microsoft products up to date every month without fail. We also have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement which we renewed for three years ending 2022. The remote access utility works wonders for the organisation and have saved travel bills including subsistance allowance.We have been able to fulfill security audits both internal and external. We have been able to keep a robust inventory of our computer assets and nothing falls of the cracks
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cherwell Service Management

Cherwell Service Management 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Cherwell Service Managment is a really good tool because it allows us to create tickets in the app, from the web, or from emails.
Michał Sabat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 8.2
Based on 5 answers
The console is not intuitive and does not work well often. Due to the complexity of the product, documentation can be confusing. When properly configured, routine tasks like OS deployment, remote control, and software deployment are easy to do. Troubleshooting of System Center Configuration Manager issues is hard, as there are various logs, and their content can be hard to understand.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cherwell Service Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 7.0
Based on 28 answers
It's a 'heavy' system, which demands a lot of resources form the datacenter perspective. So, make sure you followed the requirements to avoid frustration in the future. From the 'client' perspective, it's fine. I've never had any issue with that.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cherwell Service Management

Cherwell Service Management 8.6
Based on 27 answers
We generally have a good time with Cherwell support, however, there are the few niche cases where I have to explain how Cherwell works to the customer support agent on the other end. A little more product education for tier 1 support could go a long way in helping expedite support requests from SaaS customers.
Zachary Louis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 8.2
Based on 19 answers
Being a Microsoft product, support was good. Out interaction was limited to our in-house IT team which was installing the Intune app in our mobile device. The installation was smooth and we haven't faced any difficulties with the app while using it. Provides a smooth and secure access to all Office 365 apps in mobile while separating the personal and professional data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cherwell Service Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 8.9
Based on 4 answers
Work with a "test group" of users who you have a good relationship with so that when things don't work properly they understand!Work with your partner nicely without forcing things especially timelines as you are bound to make mistakes and create oversights in the projectManagement can also interfere with the implementation (which can cause delays) if you make too many mistakes which takes me back to having a "test group" where you have good relations
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cherwell Service Management

CIT had used HEAT for 15 years, which was about 10 years more than we should have. Our HEAT implementation was extremely customized and though we used HEAT well and our processes were melded with HEAT, there were many areas for improvement. Tickets would get lost or a task would be lost or the ticket would go through many hands without proper documentation. It was just fairly clunky and not very scaleable.
Michael J Mandeville | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

SCCM's bread and butter has been imaging, and that still can't be beat. With cloud computing becoming more normal, however, we are seeing fewer instances where we are flat out imaging devices as they come in. However, [Microsoft] Endpoint Manager still [excels] in this area. Application deployment is reliable but requires patience. Other products such as PDQ or Goverlan will provide more immediate satisfaction for net admins looking to deploy an application right then and there.
Caleb Reinhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cherwell Service Management

  • Having a single SaaS instance of Cherwell has allowed our organization for the first time seamlessly transfer tickets across regions and allow for unprecedented communication between our groups. We look forward to opening the tool to all global IT teams and incorporating all major modules (Problem, Change, CI & Knowledge and more!) where we'll finally all be on the same tool and various IT data will finally all be in a relational database.
  • Ongoing costs can be lowered because we now have enough in-house expertise to manage most of our routine Cherwell modifications and management.
  • Once Cherwell is fully implemented at our organization, we'll be able to do with several separate systems and databases where all IT information is currently stored which will make things more simple and cost-effective to maintain.
Brandon Joseph | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

  • Cuts down our software deployment and patch management time compared to our old tools.
  • Better reporting capability to determine the success to fail ratio of a deployed software or patch and additional information provided to mitigate the failed deployment.
  • Consistent tool usage across our global units with centralized reporting to monitor monthly patch and software deployment results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cherwell Service Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cherwell Service Management Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) Editions & Modules

Edition
Microsoft 365 For Families9.991
Microsoft 365 For Individuals6.991
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$52
Microsoft 365 Business Standard12.502
Microsoft 365 Business Premium$152
Microsoft 365 Apps8.252
  1. per month
  2. per user/per month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cherwell Service Management
7.9
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Cherwell Service Management
8.5
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
9.8

Usability

Cherwell Service Management
8.0
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Cherwell Service Management
9.0
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Performance

Cherwell Service Management
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
7.0

Support Rating

Cherwell Service Management
8.6
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
8.2

Implementation Rating

Cherwell Service Management
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
8.9

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