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Score 9.1 out of 100

Spiceworks Help Desk

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveChat

LiveChat is the one software I will recommend for website based customer support service.
I will also recommend this program for teams looking to cut their financial budget expended towards training new team members to use software.With a tool like LiveChat, there is very minimal training required before a team member is able to adequately take charge of the software. When compared to alternative support mediums like a support email or call center support, I will suggest a LiveChat backed app/website support for teams (small, medium, and large).This alternative is cheaper and makes it very easy for support agents to multi-task by addressing multiple web visitors at the same time.
Abimbola Kolor | 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

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

Self Help Community

LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7
External knowledge base
LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.2
Internal knowledge base
LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.3

Multi-Channel Help

LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.5
Customer portal
LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.9
IVR
LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.0
Social integration
LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.3
Email support
LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.5
Help Desk CRM integration
LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.0

Pros

LiveChat

  • Chat is instant, fast reply and has appropriate geo-location.
  • LiveChat is easy to use and very convenient to have on our portal. This is due to faster assistance to our customers instead of them communicating via phone or Email that could take a little longer to get to. Our customers liked that they do not have to wait long for questions that arise. This program is great to have for customer service.
  • Live Chat is super easy to use and our reps have no complaints. We have had a great experience with our customers as well and implementing it onto our website. Customers can easily speak to a real person through chat and get a fast response. We can see what customers are typing so we can prepare to answer quickly and with enough time to provide the best answer.
  • Our business (online web forms and databases) suggests that the guys from technical support have to communicate with dozens of clients every day. LiveChat helped us to set quality work in this direction. This program has a thoughtful functionality, and it allows me, as the owner of the company, to control employees. Our employees, in turn, have easily organized and configured communication with customers. Now the consultations are easy and painless.
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

LiveChat

  • I have got reservations about the VISITOR BANNING feature. This feature, while it has been handy for banning spammers, we have discovered that it only bans a visitors' IP address, thus such web visitor can simply access the website via another internet network IP without any obstacle. Maybe we can have a situation where a users' MAC address can be banned alongside the IP?
Florence Bawah | 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

LiveChat

LiveChat 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

LiveChat

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

LiveChat

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

LiveChat

LiveChat 7.4
Based on 3 answers
The only issues I have had with LiveChat are the technical glitches within the program. These are not common as in everyday occurrences but when the glitches do happen they tend to have very negative repercussions. This is due to chats with customers being dropped, this may be an internal server issue though and may not happen for everyone.
Michelle Penix | 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

LiveChat

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

LiveChat

These products don't load on the user's own web site and aren't as easy to use as LiveChat. We've been happy with Livechat and really haven't explored other options that much because it just works well. I wish there was a free open source product that worked well that we could replace it with though.
Jason Shindler | 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

LiveChat

  • LiveChat has been so effective that we really do not have any other formal means of reaching out to my team except LiveChat. To think LiveChat costs us just 33$ every other month is an entrepreneurs dream as we would have expended more than twenty times that amount to even manage a two-man call center team.
  • LiveChat has successfully helped us grow our mailing list on a daily basis. We have always integrated our Livechat to our marketing software - MailChimp and this has made it easy to add new website visitors to our MailChimp newsletter list automatedly.
CYNTHIA AVEH | 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

LiveChat

General

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

LiveChat Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$161
Team$331
Busniess$501
Enterprise$1491
  1. per seat/month
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

LiveChat
9.4
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

LiveChat
10.0
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.8

Usability

LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Reliability and Availability

LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Performance

LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.0

Support Rating

LiveChat
7.4
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.6

Implementation Rating

LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Scalability

LiveChat
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

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