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New Relic

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Score 8.1 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

New Relic

I appreciate that New Relic is easily integrated into applications for APM and infrastructure for monitoring.Our applications are Ruby on Rails apps and getting them reporting into New Relic is easy to implement. In most cases, it just requires adding the "newrelic" gem and updating the "newrelic.yml" configuration file. Just this simple addition to a project gives us an entrypoint to analyzing performance.We use the New Relic Infrastructure agent by default on all of our cloud based servers. We have this set up with Chef so we don't even think about it; we just spin servers up and go. Minutes later they're reporting into New Relic. We use Terraform to automatically create monitors so we can keep track of the essentials like core processes, disk, CPU, and memory.
Michael Jenkins | 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

Application Performance Management

New Relic
7.7
Spiceworks Help Desk
Application monitoring
New Relic
9.2
Spiceworks Help Desk
Database monitoring
New Relic
8.1
Spiceworks Help Desk
Threshold alerts
New Relic
8.6
Spiceworks Help Desk
Predictive capabilities
New Relic
6.4
Spiceworks Help Desk
Application performance management console
New Relic
8.1
Spiceworks Help Desk
Collaboration tools
New Relic
6.5
Spiceworks Help Desk
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
New Relic
7.5
Spiceworks Help Desk
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
New Relic
7.4
Spiceworks Help Desk
Virtualization monitoring
New Relic
7.7
Spiceworks Help Desk
Server availability and performance monitoring
New Relic
8.5
Spiceworks Help Desk
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
New Relic
7.9
Spiceworks Help Desk
IT Asset Discovery
New Relic
6.3
Spiceworks Help Desk

Incident and problem management

New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7
Organize and prioritize service tickets
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.8
Expert directory
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.3
Subscription-based notifications
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.4
ITSM collaboration and documentation
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.2
Ticket creation and submission
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.3
Ticket response
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.2

Self Help Community

New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7
External knowledge base
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.2
Internal knowledge base
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.3

Multi-Channel Help

New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.5
Customer portal
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.9
IVR
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.0
Social integration
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.2
Email support
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.5
Help Desk CRM integration
New Relic
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.0

Pros

New Relic

  • New Relic lets you drill down into the nitty-gritty of your application, breaking down requests however far you want in order to inspect the performance of your application throughout the request lifecycle.
  • New Relic offers many integrations with other services and technologies, making it easy to get it set up and start using it.
  • New Relic offers many views and types of visualizations to help you understand what's going on in as much detail as you want to know.
Ben McClure | 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

New Relic

  • Cloud-centric / OS-centric. There is no/limited ability to query metrics with an agent installed.
  • Insights-based queries (dashboards and alerts) are limited to 1000 (soon to be 2000) records and that doesn't work for enterprise scale.
  • NRQL is awesome -- except when it isn't. The replacement QL is more robust but is significantly more complex to learn.
  • No agent management tools in the platform. And, yes, you will want agent management tools after the first dozen or so deployments.
Anonymous | 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

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 9 answers
I have not yet found any similar product that offers me this range of features to help us keep our online service fast and reliable. Besides this, New Relic is constantly evolving by adding new plugins to emerging technologies and platforms. Server performance measuring features are a key point as our user database grows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spiceworks Help Desk

Spiceworks Help Desk 8.7
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

New Relic

New Relic 9.0
Based on 3 answers
New Relic interface can be tricky to setup sometimes, especially on dashboards, but the overall usability is great. We also find particularly interesting the chart creation tools. There are no major issues that prevented us using any of their services.
Anonymous | 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

New Relic

New Relic 10.0
Based on 2 answers
we have never had any down time issues!!!
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Performance

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 2 answers
there are times where browser cache will cause issues that require you to clear your browser before continuing.
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spiceworks Help Desk

Spiceworks Help Desk 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 6 answers
There are times I feel that the initial support is lacking. And in some cases the automated responses of not hearing anything are annoying if the reason why there has been no movement is because we are still waiting to hear back from NR support. So, i think they should loose the automation as it can seem disingenuous
Jayson E. Conry | 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

New Relic

New Relic 8.5
Based on 8 answers
The documentation was clear and concise; the only issue we ran into was custom application naming. Due to HTTPD mod_fcgid and the need for the application name to be set in php.ini (not in .htaccess or the virtual host directive) ... we had issues setting this up.
Travis Crowder | 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

New Relic

We had originally looked into CloudWatch to monitor our resources since we have our stack built in AWS, but found that it would take additional work to setup the dashboards, alerts, and details that we wanted to see in our reports. It was worth the additional investment for us to get the data we needed with less work.
Sean Patterson | 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

Scalability

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to scale. However, it isn't as easy to keep track of costs and who own's what/
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spiceworks Help Desk

Spiceworks Help Desk 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

New Relic

  • New Relic helps us detect defects before our customers do.
  • New Relic helps us prioritize performance improvements. Engineers don't need to spend time measuring the latency of transactions themselves.
  • New Relic helps us notify the appropriate people rapidly when there are problems.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

New Relic

General

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

Spiceworks Help Desk

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

New Relic
8.5
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

New Relic
8.0
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7

Usability

New Relic
9.0
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Reliability and Availability

New Relic
10.0
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Performance

New Relic
8.0
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.0

Support Rating

New Relic
8.0
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.6

Implementation Rating

New Relic
8.5
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Scalability

New Relic
8.0
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

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