HelpSpot vs. Spiceworks Help Desk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HelpSpot
Score 3.2 out of 10
N/A
HelpSpot is an affordable, web-based help desk system. It is available as a SaaS product or can be hosted by the customer behind a firewall. Pricing is by named user.
$49
per month
Spiceworks Help Desk
Score 8.2 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
HelpSpotSpiceworks Help Desk
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
All Tiers
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HelpSpotSpiceworks Help Desk
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
HelpSpotSpiceworks Help Desk
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
HelpSpot
9.0
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Spiceworks Help Desk
7.7
54 Ratings
2% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets9.01 Ratings7.653 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission9.01 Ratings9.553 Ratings
Ticket response9.01 Ratings9.252 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings5.846 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings7.541 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings6.644 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
HelpSpot
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Spiceworks Help Desk
7.4
51 Ratings
4% below category average
Internal knowledge base9.01 Ratings5.947 Ratings
External knowledge base00 Ratings8.947 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
HelpSpot
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Spiceworks Help Desk
5.2
51 Ratings
38% below category average
Email support9.01 Ratings8.045 Ratings
Customer portal00 Ratings6.045 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings4.010 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings3.026 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings5.027 Ratings
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User Ratings
HelpSpotSpiceworks Help Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.9
(82 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
2.3
(2 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)
8.7
(26 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HelpSpotSpiceworks Help Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
UserScape
HelpSpot is well suited for streamlining support ticketing within the organization. By providing a single point of contact to email for support, we were able to increase response time and case resolution by approximately 30% through the increased efficiency of ticket routing via workflows and the ability for IT support staff to grab tickets from the queue instead of having them pile up in a mailbox that contains other emails as well.
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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
UserScape
  • HelpSpot was great for organization. Having different queues allowed each of my team members to organize their conversations with the customer and quickly retrieve the history of the ticket.
  • HelpSpot is a fairly simple tool that has a friendly user interface. With it's more modern look, it made it easier for me personally to navigate and train team members on how to use it successfully.
  • HelpSpot allowed our team to view the responses section, which allowed our team to cut down on the time we spent responding to a ticket.
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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
UserScape
  • The UI is a little dated but to be fair, shows most of the pertinent information at a glance on a well designed dashboard.
  • The UI can also be buggy at times with controls appearing in strange places. These glitches are usually corrected within a reasonable amount of time.
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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
UserScape
My current job does not use this platform as it is not necessary for my job function.
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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
UserScape
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
UserScape
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
UserScape
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
UserScape
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
UserScape
HelpSpot appears to be more of an old-school product but much of the recent technology is running under the surface. It has much of the compexity and customization available with Jira in tandem with the easy communications interface, not unlike Zendesk ,and some of the potential archival intelligence (in the works) of Fogbugz
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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
UserScape
  • Improved ticket response time
  • Workload reporting to upper management
  • Ticket category reporting to identify training opportunities
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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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