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Score 8.2 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

CoScale

CoScale is designed specifically to monitor container and microservices environments managed by Kubernetes ecosystem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spiceworks Help Desk

Spiceworks is well suited for Information Technology departments who have a limited budget. The free version of this software is one of the best tools to help a security practitioner perform a risk analysis on their network. Other similar tools that are free are limited in the IP ranges that they can scan, but not Spiceworks. I can scan several subnets with this tool. Another cool feature is that I don't have to visit each workstation on our network to obtain information about it. Spiceworks gives me all the information I need right at my own desktop. Spiceworks is well suited for small IT shops and small security departments. Other tools of this capability will cost you thousands
BART HUNTER | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

CoScale
7.6
Spiceworks Help Desk
Application monitoring
CoScale
9.1
Spiceworks Help Desk
Database monitoring
CoScale
8.2
Spiceworks Help Desk
Threshold alerts
CoScale
7.3
Spiceworks Help Desk
Predictive capabilities
CoScale
5.5
Spiceworks Help Desk
Application performance management console
CoScale
9.1
Spiceworks Help Desk
Collaboration tools
CoScale
7.3
Spiceworks Help Desk
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
CoScale
8.2
Spiceworks Help Desk
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
CoScale
7.3
Spiceworks Help Desk
Virtualization monitoring
CoScale
9.1
Spiceworks Help Desk
Server availability and performance monitoring
CoScale
6.4
Spiceworks Help Desk
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
CoScale
7.3
Spiceworks Help Desk
IT Asset Discovery
CoScale
6.4
Spiceworks Help Desk

Incident and problem management

CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7
Organize and prioritize service tickets
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.9
Expert directory
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.4
Subscription-based notifications
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.4
ITSM collaboration and documentation
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.2
Ticket creation and submission
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.3
Ticket response
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.2

Self Help Community

CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.8
External knowledge base
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.2
Internal knowledge base
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.3

Multi-Channel Help

CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.6
Customer portal
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.9
IVR
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.0
Social integration
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.3
Email support
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.5
Help Desk CRM integration
CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.1

Pros

CoScale

  • Visualizes Kubernetes web performance in context.
  • Automatically creates a number of default, but very informative dashboards.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spiceworks Help Desk

  • Help desk trouble ticket system, which is great for tracking the status of issues within your organization. It allows users the ability to submit help requests themselves, and it allows teams to update and track the tickets.
  • Inventory tracking of all your equipment with lots of details about each piece of equipment, like the patch level of computers and the location for equipment or the last time it was serviced or updated.
  • Spiceworks is free!! You can't beat a free solution, and the community behind Spiceworks is huge. Their forums are filled with fellow IT pros willing to help each other out if you submit a question.
Andrew Shannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CoScale

  • It is missing a summary view of resource consumption by all instances of a given service.
  • Takes an old school approach to save dashboard changes with a button.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spiceworks Help Desk

  • As a user, I would like to have a login where I can track my specific requests in one place
  • We currently have a link that we access to enter our requests-it would be cool if we could initiate via email plugin
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CoScale

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Spiceworks Help Desk

Spiceworks Help Desk 8.8
Based on 28 answers
There is no contract to renew, since it's free. Spiceworks has helped me so much that I couldn't imagine trying to replace it with a different product. I'd have a hard time finding a single product that does everything that Spiceworks does, let alone one that does it as well as Spiceworks and for free
Chris Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CoScale

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Spiceworks Help Desk

Spiceworks Help Desk 10.0
Based on 6 answers
1. Its free.2. Its easy to install.3. You can have it up and running in under 1-hour.4. You get dashboards that are easy to read so you know the state of your network.5. You can create your own reports and not just the ones already installed.6. Excellent tool for network administrators and security practitioners.7. Did I mention that its free?
BART HUNTER | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CoScale

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Spiceworks Help Desk

Spiceworks Help Desk 10.0
Based on 6 answers
We use it both locally on our own server so up time is decided by us and we also use the hosted help desk. We have never had an outage of that.
Patrick Yeager | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CoScale

CoScale 7.3
Based on 1 answer
We have been working with CoScale for quite some time now, and we have not encountered too many problems really. The majority of minor issues we ran into were quickly solved by reaching out to technical community forums. When it comes to the remaining ones, we were able to solve those efficiently with assistance from the supporting team of technical experts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spiceworks Help Desk

Spiceworks Help Desk 8.6
Based on 47 answers
Spiceworks has been working out of the box, and some of the basic customizations have been successful with just our internal staff handling. We don't have any other issues with the tool. It provides us with the inventory information we want in a quick and concise report in a variety of formats for our team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CoScale

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Spiceworks Help Desk

Spiceworks Help Desk 10.0
Based on 12 answers
If you can spin up a VM to run it on, you'll thank yourself later. If you have remote sites, set up a local server (or dedicated computer) at each site and set them up as remote collectors for the main site. You'll save time and bandwidth
Jennifer Metcalf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CoScale

CoScale was developed as a next-generation monitoring and alerting system for Kubernetes container orchestration engine, and it largely delivers what was promised by leveraging direct integration into the orchestration engine itself. Compared to other vendors, CoScale's in-container monitoring allows even to monitor the services running within the containers, which makes a huge difference for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spiceworks Help Desk

I've used a specialized home based Notes database system prior to Spiceworks. That system was a kludge and outgrew what it originally was supposed to be. We had to make things work in it. Spiceworks is a generic system that while basic allows you to track your issues. It's a good system to use for a small shop.
Andrew Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CoScale

  • Information provided by CoScale accelerates problem solving for us.
  • Significantly lowers the time to identify any issues with our container environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spiceworks Help Desk

  • Spcieworks has saved me time looking for certain machines that might be online—positive.
  • Spiceworks is free, so I am able to manage my inventory for no cost —positive.
  • I can quickly look up what computer a user is logged into when troubleshooting over the phone. This is priceless—positive.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CoScale

General

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

Spiceworks Help Desk

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoScale
8.2
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.8

Usability

CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Reliability and Availability

CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Performance

CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.0

Support Rating

CoScale
7.3
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.6

Implementation Rating

CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Scalability

CoScale
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

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