NinjaOne vs. Spiceworks Help Desk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NinjaOne
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
NinjaOne (formerly NinjaRMM) is a security-oriented remote monitoring and management platform. It allows for manual customization as well as scripting and automation.N/A
Spiceworks Help Desk
Score 8.3 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
NinjaOneSpiceworks Help Desk
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
All Tiers
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NinjaOneSpiceworks Help Desk
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNinjaOne is a subscription service with a charge rate per month. For more detailed pricing information, contact NinjaOne directly to request a demo or to start 14-days free trial.
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
NinjaOne
Chose NinjaOne
Ninja does a few things better than Goverlan Reach, like the integrated ticketing. But honestly, Goverlan was much more user-friendly for everything else. N-able has a lot of features, but they're not easy to use, if you can even find them.
Spiceworks Help Desk

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NinjaOneSpiceworks Help Desk
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
NinjaOne
9.2
24 Ratings
23% above category average
Spiceworks Help Desk
-
Ratings
Remote monitoring9.122 Ratings00 Ratings
Network device monitoring8.122 Ratings00 Ratings
Activity Monitoring9.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
NinjaOne
8.7
24 Ratings
19% above category average
Spiceworks Help Desk
-
Ratings
Patch Management9.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based automation9.324 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
NinjaOne
-
Ratings
Spiceworks Help Desk
7.3
54 Ratings
9% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings7.353 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings5.646 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings7.041 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings6.344 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings9.053 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings8.552 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
NinjaOne
-
Ratings
Spiceworks Help Desk
7.3
51 Ratings
8% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings8.847 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings5.947 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
NinjaOne
-
Ratings
Spiceworks Help Desk
5.3
51 Ratings
40% below category average
Customer portal00 Ratings6.145 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings4.010 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings3.126 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings8.045 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings5.127 Ratings
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Enterprises

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User Ratings
NinjaOneSpiceworks Help Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(30 ratings)
8.7
(82 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(29 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.6
(8 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(5 ratings)
8.6
(26 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NinjaOneSpiceworks Help Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
NinjaOne
NinjaOne is a great solution for an all-in-one software suite that will accomplish many goals in a single pain of glass. It is very beneficial for small IT teams that need to automate and jobs as much as possible.
Patch management solution may not be the best if you have a large 3rd party software library.
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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
NinjaOne
  • With Ninja, we are able to have all of our IT tools and management under one umbrella making it extremely easy to keep an eye on all of our servers and workstations.
  • Their support team is OUTSTANDING and gives quick and helpful answers to our questions. Our account manager calls us personally to review any issues and ensure we are running smoothly.
  • Ninja gives us automated patch management of our important devices, and has a nice security log to see what's been done.
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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
NinjaOne
  • NinjaOne does support Mac, however I would like to have more options for automation and scheduled task on Mac devices.
  • I would like it if NinjaOne also provided an MDM solution.
  • It would be nice is NinjaOne could integrate a PAM solution as well.
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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
NinjaOne
No answers on this topic
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
NinjaOne
Ninja's interface is clean and simple. Overall usability from an interface perspective is good. Some items, policies and scripting for instance, are a bit cumbersome and it's really not clear how to implement with a best practice mind-site. Ninja RMM got the job done for us but as we pushed our needs more into automation and efficiency we felt it wasn't keeping up with our speed of growth. There is definitely usability in the product, and it will get the job done, but there are other RMM's out there that fit better in our business.
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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
NinjaOne
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
NinjaOne
Support has been very responsive and my account rep Brian K. has communicated with me continuously making sure we had everything we need. Not like other MDMs where they sign you up and that's the last you hear from them. NinjaOne makes sure you use the product to its best application and you are successful and continue as the product features grow.
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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
NinjaOne
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
NinjaOne
Ninja is much easier to use that anything I've worked with in the past. We selected Ninja because we felt the learning curve for the team would be the fastest, and the roadmap for the product shows its evolving quickly. Can't say that for many of the other platforms I've worked with in the past. Great account management. Great Product overall.
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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
NinjaOne
  • Pos - Ninja has replaced 3 other software we used for monitoring, Remote Access
  • Pos - Have deployed ticketing to end users for better tracking of issues
  • Neg - Nothing bad about ninja but our teams workload has increased to take care of ticket tracking -
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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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ScreenShots

NinjaOne Screenshots

Screenshot of NinjaRMM DashboardScreenshot of NinjaRMM Mobile AppScreenshot of NinjaRMM AutomationScreenshot of NinjaRMM Device DetailsScreenshot of NinjaRMM Network Monitoring - NetFlowScreenshot of NinjaRMM Virtual Machine Monitoring