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LiveAgent

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Score 9.5 out of 100

Spiceworks Help Desk

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveAgent

LiveAgent is well-suited for having a range of members in a company online and having the opportunity to utilize their strengths for the greater good of the customer's experience and the company's overall success. Bus2alps has customer service representatives online to work with guests who have already purchased our trips and have questions about their upcoming experiences. We also have sales representatives online who are able to work with guests who are searching for trips but haven't booked with us yet, and they are the experts with our products and with making sales. We also have members of our guide team who operate the trips online, so when guests have a specific question about an upcoming trip that the customer service team may not know, LiveAgent's ability to transfer a chat to another online agent has proven incredibly useful in answering the guest's query as quickly and accurately as possible. Our customers are receiving comprehensive, dynamic service to meet their needs.
Shelby Wischan | 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

Incident and problem management

LiveAgent
8.8
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7
Organize and prioritize service tickets
LiveAgent
9.2
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.9
Expert directory
LiveAgent
7.9
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.4
Subscription-based notifications
LiveAgent
9.0
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.4
ITSM collaboration and documentation
LiveAgent
8.1
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.2
Ticket creation and submission
LiveAgent
9.5
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.3
Ticket response
LiveAgent
9.4
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.2

Self Help Community

LiveAgent
9.1
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7
External knowledge base
LiveAgent
8.8
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.2
Internal knowledge base
LiveAgent
9.4
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.3

Multi-Channel Help

LiveAgent
8.7
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.5
Customer portal
LiveAgent
9.2
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.9
IVR
LiveAgent
8.4
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.0
Social integration
LiveAgent
8.6
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.3
Email support
LiveAgent
9.3
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.5
Help Desk CRM integration
LiveAgent
7.8
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.0

Pros

LiveAgent

  • It's a complete OMNI channel. You can configure all communication medium for your customer with LiveAgent i.e. Ticketing, Social Media, Phone, and Chat.
  • Low on pricing.
  • You can easily setup LiveAgent for your organization. You don't need to be a technical expert to implement this.
  • The user-friendly application.
Hammad Bin Idrees | 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

LiveAgent

  • Occasionally when "resolving" a ticket, the page will not load the full list of remaining tickets. However, the moment you scroll, the tickets appear so it's not too big of a deal, but I'd like to see that cleaned up. It does not always happen.
  • When dialing a phone number, the format needs to be specific, i.e. +15125555555. We often receive phone numbers in the more traditional format, i.e. (512) 555-5555. The outgoing call will not work when pasted this way. I think it will get fixed. These little things seem to get sorted out after enough people complain about it.
  • The mobile version has a few bugs, but when on the run, it at least allows you to read and respond to email. Examples of bugs include not being able to transfer the ticket to another department (on iOS the drop down menu functions like a text field for some reason so clicking into it selects the text as if you are going to copy and paste it). Also, the ability to add an admin note would be nice on the mobile version.
Paul Ellul | 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

LiveAgent

LiveAgent 9.2
Based on 4 answers
I am giving this rating as Live Agent is a very good software that is essential to any small or big business that provides customer support services. It gives you the possibility to manage any of your clients issues, answer questions and keep a good relationship with them by providing quick solutions.
Šarūnė Šaulytė | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

LiveAgent

LiveAgent 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The initial setup, onboarding and training is easy. The system provides 2 graphic version of interfaces in black or white default colors. I would appreciate, if there were more. Some of the setup forms are not correctly resized. Overall, I'm always able to find what I am looking for in LiveAgent.
Luis McDonnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

LiveAgent

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

LiveAgent

LiveAgent 9.3
Based on 28 answers
Our needs are very minimal, and LiveAgent meets our needs very well. We take comfort in knowing that as we expand, we have a resource that has the features we can take advantage of in the future without jumping over to another platform.
Brian 🎬 Kelly | 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

LiveAgent

LiveAgent 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Implementation was quick and when not counting a bug on our website, it took a couple hours. It was mostly done on our end or with the assistance of LiveAgent's live chat support team. We recommend to check out LiveAgent's tutorial videos on their youtube channel or browsing their knowledge base - we've almost always found answers to our queries there.
Luis McDonnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

LiveAgent

Before making the decision, we evaluated many tools, but none of them met all of our needs or the costs we could bear for them, until we found LiveAgent. The implementation process was super simple and supported by the LiveAgent support team, who are excellent!
Federico Valverde Cabrera | 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

LiveAgent

  • Less expensive than having multiple individual email accounts.
  • LiveAgent has helped decrease our errors since it's more straightforward than sharing a traditional inbox with multiple team members.
  • Sometimes the emails sent from LiveAgent end up in our customer's spam/junk folder because the auto-generated alpha-numeric ticket looks suspicious.
Alissa Burch | 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

LiveAgent

General

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

LiveAgent Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Downloadable licence$11,9501
  1. 20 agents
SaaS Edition
Ticket$91
Ticket+Chat$291
All-inclusive$391
  1. per agent
Additional Pricing Details

Spiceworks Help Desk

General

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

Spiceworks Help Desk Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveAgent
9.5
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

LiveAgent
9.2
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.8

Usability

LiveAgent
8.0
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Reliability and Availability

LiveAgent
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Performance

LiveAgent
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.0

Support Rating

LiveAgent
9.3
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.6

Implementation Rating

LiveAgent
9.1
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Scalability

LiveAgent
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

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