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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

It could work well as a service desk ticketing system. It is great at building out and managing a specific workflow. Using the workflow Jira can be used to manage any number of development type projects. This allows you to be strict on the steps being followed in development while turning over the management of that process to the developers. That allows for fewer hands-on project management and allows for more of an Agile approach where you focus on impediments and removing roadblocks. It's also a great tool for managers to be able to see everything that is going on without reading through hundreds of emails. Additionally, managers can quickly dive into issues and see the full history of what has gone on with a particular ticket.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

I think it has added value for any organization. It reduced our Tech Support cost by:-Supporting users anywhere-Reducing users downtime as well keep them informed with the status of their tickets-Managing software and hardware actively-Processing automation-deploy mass software installs, patching or updates- Provide approved software's to users to install without IT help
Thayer Ramahi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.9
KACE Systems Management Appliance
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.9
KACE Systems Management Appliance
Expert directory
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
9.0
KACE Systems Management Appliance
Service restoration
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
9.5
KACE Systems Management Appliance
Self-service tools
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.3
KACE Systems Management Appliance
Subscription-based notifications
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
KACE Systems Management Appliance
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.3
KACE Systems Management Appliance
ITSM reports and dashboards
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.5
KACE Systems Management Appliance

ITSM asset management

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
KACE Systems Management Appliance
Configuration mangement
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
KACE Systems Management Appliance
Asset management dashboard
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
KACE Systems Management Appliance
Policy and contract enforcement
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
KACE Systems Management Appliance

Change management

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
7.6
KACE Systems Management Appliance
Change requests repository
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.0
KACE Systems Management Appliance
Change calendar
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
6.5
KACE Systems Management Appliance
Service-level management
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.2
KACE Systems Management Appliance

IT Asset Management

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.8
Software and hardware inventory tracking
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.9
License management
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.7
Asset lifecycle monitoring
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.9
Contract management
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.5
Asset relationship management
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
9.3

Pros

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

  • Highly configurable Notification Scheme, allowing free customization on who receives notifications and when
  • Ability to add extra features through the highly diverse Atlassian Marketplace.
  • Simple and highly customizable ticket interface. The Software can be almost completely branded in every aspect to represent your organization.
  • Integration with Jira Software allows support tickets to be moved into other Log Term projects as necessary.
Gary Smolyak | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

  • Inventory: KACE provides a ton of hardware and software inventory information that is easy to search, filter, and export. This is critical when we need to find the answers to questions about how many of such and such we have in our fleet.
  • Patch Management: We were using WSUS before and it was altogether too cumbersome. KACE has given us the power, flexibility, and verification we need to feel comfortable our patches are up-to-date.
  • Service Queue: We made KACE our help desk system and it does everything we need it to do. Great improvement over our old system.
Jeff Nickles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

  • Some of the built-in functions and workflows are surprisingly limited given the fact that you can customize a lot with JQL. These limited areas do not allow you to use JQL. For instance, the built-in notifications are lacking. They have one that is great-- "notify on critical ticket creation"-- EXCEPT that it does not allow you to notify a group or anything, only individual users.
  • The ticket interface is a little odd for agents. Changing the status is not a simple drop down from unassigned to open to in progress to pending, etc. There are a couple of tabs ("investigate", "pending", "workflow") where you can change the status in different ways. Maybe I am just not used to this way of doing it, but I feel like it could be simplified.
  • It can get complicated deleting/changing some of the out-of-the-box fields and rules, because you never know what will break workflows or other automated/built-in features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

  • The KACE SMA needs a better way to handle different roles in the software so certain users can access or administrate certain parts of the software, but not the entire software installation.
  • The KACE SMA could improve the ticketing process of projects. The aspects of the title and some information do not always flow down from the parent ticket to its child tickets.
  • The KACE SMA could improve the UI of the software with the addition of different CSS color schemes.
Andy Anschutz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I give it this rating because one has to be a creator or a master of tool before he renews it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk) 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I gave JIRA a score of 9 since I am happy with the service it offers. I can easily see the SLA since it gives me visibility. I can pull up the reports I need. I can reach out to our clients using the PR ticket so it is hassle-free for me.
Mhatet Ramos | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

KACE Systems Management Appliance 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Overall, the software is simple to understand and use. That said, most vendors have been slowly updating their user interfaces to HTML5 so that they have a clean updated look and feel. This is where KACE falls short in that the UI is great for a packaged software 10 years ago. This isn't a major limitation as the software is really meant primarily for technology users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk) 8.5
Based on 50 answers
I have not used the technical support from Atlassian. In terms of online help and resources, they are a bit limited thus making it more of a challenge to troubleshoot issues and learn more functionality. There aren't a lot of resources available on the Atlassian site besides developer documents. It would be nice to have a blog or forum where users can get the help they need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

KACE Systems Management Appliance 7.9
Based on 6 answers
KACE does exactly what you need it to do, it maintains your computer environment. You can set patch schedules, inventory computers, setup software catalogs; basically everything you need to ensure the computers on your network are being actively managed. This is all with little need for constant configuration or updating the setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Before JIRA, I used Basecamp to track all projects. We did not have a "ticketing system", but Basecamp served to track any open issues that we needed to be worked on. This was not very effective as Basecamp is not made for this purpose. Switching over to JIRA has been a much better experience. Tickets are not lost, there is accountability across the team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

We have selected this software because it rolls several different systems into one. We have a helpdesk system with this and an asset and inventory management system as well. We pay one price for the whole system instead of paying multiple companies different amounts that would have totaled more than we pay for the single system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

  • We would not be very organized as a software company without using JIRA and it would in turn reflect negatively across the entire studio and the products that we release.
  • Almost everyone in our company uses JIRA in one way or another from developers to testers to marketing and every team in between.
  • The only time I have witnessed that JIRA has a negative effect on our objectives is if they suffer a major failure on their part and JIRA is not accessable or usable for a length of time. Thankfully in over 3 years of using JIRA this has only occurred a handful of times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

  • KACE has saved us from having to spend several days of employee hours in crafting DVDs and duplicating them (100+ DVDs)
  • KACE has saved us on the postage required to send out those DVDs for every update (monthly) to all of our customers electronically
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

General

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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk) Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Standard$202
Premium$402
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. per agent/per month
Additional Pricing Details

KACE Systems Management Appliance

General

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

KACE Systems Management Appliance Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.5
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
KACE Systems Management Appliance

Usability

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
9.5
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.6

Support Rating

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.5
KACE Systems Management Appliance
7.9

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