DeskRoll Remote Desktop vs. Spiceworks Help Desk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DeskRoll Remote Desktop
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
DeskRoll was built to be easy to use by end-users and IT teams alike. It's browser-based, so users being helped do not need to install any applications on their local device; DeskRoll Remote Desktop Sharing requires only a small app on the remote (controlling) computer. DeskRoll guides users through setup and connection processes for 3 basic scenarios: providing remote assistance to a customer, configuring unattended remote access to a remote computer, or configuring unattended remote…
$8.25
per user/per month
Spiceworks Help Desk
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Spiceworks offers a set of free tools for IT network management and help desk support ticketing. The inventory management system essentially provides comprehensive device information for asset management. The Spiceworks Network Monitor provides information on observed IT for problem tracking and server performance monitoring. And finally, the Spiceworks Help Desk Software lets IT personnel stay on top of issues across the network with a ticketing system. Help desk roles with role-based…N/A
Pricing
DeskRoll Remote DesktopSpiceworks Help Desk
Editions & Modules
DeskRoll Lite
$8.25
per user/per month
DeskRoll Pro 1 Month
$29.95
per seat
DeskRoll Starter
$39
per user/per year
DeskRoll Lite
$99
per user/per year
DeskRoll Pro 1 Year
$299.40
per seat
All Tiers
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DeskRoll Remote DesktopSpiceworks Help Desk
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$3.25 per seat/per monthNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWith each license a user can configure unlimited remote computers to access from any location. Also, users can make unlimited parallel remote connections - each will open in a new browser tab. Users can pause and resume remote sessions.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
DeskRoll Remote DesktopSpiceworks Help Desk
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DeskRoll Remote DesktopSpiceworks Help Desk
Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
DeskRoll Remote Desktop
8.2
2 Ratings
1% below category average
Spiceworks Help Desk
-
Ratings
Screen sharing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
File transfer8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant message7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
DeskRoll Remote Desktop
-
Ratings
Spiceworks Help Desk
7.3
54 Ratings
9% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings7.353 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings5.646 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings7.041 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings6.344 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings9.053 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings8.552 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
DeskRoll Remote Desktop
-
Ratings
Spiceworks Help Desk
7.3
51 Ratings
8% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings8.747 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings5.947 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
DeskRoll Remote Desktop
-
Ratings
Spiceworks Help Desk
5.3
51 Ratings
40% below category average
Customer portal00 Ratings6.145 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings4.010 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings3.126 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings5.127 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeskRoll Remote DesktopSpiceworks Help Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
8.7
(82 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(29 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(8 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(26 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DeskRoll Remote DesktopSpiceworks Help Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
Tomsk Inc.
During the pandemic, our company worked remotely. Various staff in our company had technical difficulties or needed assistance installing software in order to work. DeskRoll Remote Desktop helped us to make this process seamless. Rather than deal with the aggravation of trying to walk someone through something over the phone, we were able to get things established in a simple, easy way.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
It's a great helpdesk solution - we currently have five years of data within it, roughly 25,000 tickets. The older edition is a great inventory and software license tracking tool. It is easy for users to use the interface and submit tickets and requests on the web, and its email integration is solid. The new version is a below-average system monitoring tool, only giving up/down status and a few other metrics.
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Pros
Tomsk Inc.
  • Ability to remote in at any time
  • Can support unlimited clients with hardware and software issues
  • Multiple remote client logins
  • Cost!
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
  • It helps to multitask, even on the go with the mobile App.
  • We can customize to meet your needs with automated responses, notifications, and templates.
  • Detailed reports allow managers to keep track [of] and analyze data.
  • Allows for a database to store notes helpful for future tickets.
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Cons
Tomsk Inc.
  • It could be more cost-effective.
  • It could include better "help" or "how-to" sections for people who are not as tech savvy.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
  • I have always wanted a way to redirect a support request into another IS bin, such as a development task.
  • It's possible to extract the data from the Spiceworks database, but it would be helpful if the process to do so were easier.
  • Improved ability to customize the system generated emails to improve the formatting and company branding.
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Likelihood to Renew
Tomsk Inc.
No answers on this topic
Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Spiceworks is a free tool, so there would be no hesitation if we are required to upgrade it. We have installed Spiceworks on a dedicated server with more than enough resources to get the most from this tool, so we will have this running in our department for years to come.
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Usability
Tomsk Inc.
No answers on this topic
Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Spiceworks is user friendly and easy to set up. It can be customized to suit your needs. If there are any problems, you can go to the community forums for support and be in contact with many IT Pros, as well as the Spiceworks support staff and development teams who are always happy to help users out
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Reliability and Availability
Tomsk Inc.
No answers on this topic
Spiceworks Ziff Davis
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.
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Support Rating
Tomsk Inc.
No answers on this topic
Spiceworks Ziff Davis
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.
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Implementation Rating
Tomsk Inc.
No answers on this topic
Spiceworks Ziff Davis
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
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Alternatives Considered
Tomsk Inc.
Cost, ease of use, file transfer and chat capabilities.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
EGroupware UI is clunky and hard to use, Jira is great but the pricing is expensive in comparison with spice works that has a free version and you can test it out properly before buying and make a correct decision based on your business plan and company objectives with the right software.
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Return on Investment
Tomsk Inc.
  • It saved time, which always saves money!
  • It allowed us to save money on additional software licensing - we now use Quickbooks through the use of DeskRoll Remote Desktop.
  • DeskRoll Remote Desktop allowed us to transition to work-from-home easily, which saved us valuable time during the pandemic.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
  • Positive - Allow organizations to implement structured Help Desk procedures.
  • Positive - IT can begin to quantify their tickets and uncover needs within the organization.
  • Positive - IT can develop a solid roadmap with [the] management of future needs, equipment refresh schedules, etc.
  • Positive - IT can pinpoint employees who may need extra training or updated equipment based on historical ticketing data.
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ScreenShots

DeskRoll Remote Desktop Screenshots

Screenshot of DeskRoll remote connection view - Windows remote desktop.Screenshot of DeskRoll wizard that quickly guides you through basic remote access scenarios.