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Score 6.4 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

BMC Track-It!

Track-It! is great for a small-to-medium sized enterprise that has a fairly small IT department but needs far more control of tickets than just email and spreadsheets. It scales well enough as IT departments grow, adding techs is simple enough, as is changing the workflow.A large company would probably be better off with a different solution. The lack of easy customization, and the shortcomings it has in workflow templates (which would be a nightmare for project management) means it won't scale up that far.
Anonymous | 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

IT Asset Management

BMC Track-It!
6.4
Spiceworks Help Desk
Software and hardware inventory tracking
BMC Track-It!
6.5
Spiceworks Help Desk
License management
BMC Track-It!
7.1
Spiceworks Help Desk
Asset lifecycle monitoring
BMC Track-It!
7.0
Spiceworks Help Desk
Contract management
BMC Track-It!
5.4
Spiceworks Help Desk
Asset relationship management
BMC Track-It!
6.1
Spiceworks Help Desk

Incident and problem management

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

Self Help Community

BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7
External knowledge base
BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.2
Internal knowledge base
BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.3

Multi-Channel Help

BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.5
Customer portal
BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.9
IVR
BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
9.0
Social integration
BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.2
Email support
BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.5
Help Desk CRM integration
BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.0

Pros

BMC Track-It!

  • The software is simple to use. There doesn't seem to be a lot of bells and whistles which could be attractive to some users.
  • It includes email notifications where users are able to respond to an email and it updates the ticket.
  • The system gives you the ability to customize your view so that you only need to see that tickets that are relevant to you or your group.
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

BMC Track-It!

  • Care must be taken when configuring automatic replies otherwise you can end up in an endless loop of emails if response goes to another auto-responder. This will cause tickets to automatically be generated with every reply and then it takes a while to clean up the unwanted tickets.
  • The support model is prohibitively expensive if you let support lapse and then need support once again. This is because they expect you to pay for all of the previous versions/years between when you last paid for support and their current version. This means that if there have been 3 versions of the software since you last had support, they expect you to pay for the 3 versions even if you did not use them. This is a primary reason why we are looking at alternative ticketing systems currently.
  • It would be nice to have the ability to selectively kick a user our of a ticket without having to kick them entirely out of the application.
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

BMC Track-It!

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

BMC Track-It!

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

BMC Track-It!

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

BMC Track-It!

BMC Track-It! 7.3
Based on 4 answers
I only gave it this rating for the fact that we did not really use their support for much of the time we used the product. The support documentation in the actual program seemed to be lacking, so finding the information via the web or the vendor's site provided more helpful, from a support standpoint. I did notice that the vendor does have a portal where you can manage support cases and also has live phone support and an email option. All of these options are good for any customer that needs good support while using the product
Anonymous | 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

BMC Track-It!

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

BMC Track-It!

Depending on your organization size, you have to be very particular with the ITSM that you choose. Track-It! does the work we need it to right now. However, we will soon need to use something like Jira in order to become a next-generation service desk.
Anonymous | 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

BMC Track-It!

  • We were able to consolidate down to one ticketing system and build it to fit our needs without any extra add ons.
  • Adoption did have some trouble with people trying to manipulate the data entry system to match the reports they wanted. This resulted in some wasted time as the system was reset and those individuals were removed from the implementation team.
  • This was able to eliminate many spreadsheets for tracking project work. This eliminated 'lost' projects and work and kept progress going forward.
  • The built in reporting replaced hours of work creating reports out of spreadsheets and emails.
  • We moved our help documents to their Solutions knowledge base and were able to eliminate a separate wiki server for holding that information.
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

BMC Track-It!

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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

BMC Track-It!
5.7
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.7

Usability

BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Reliability and Availability

BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Performance

BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.0

Support Rating

BMC Track-It!
7.3
Spiceworks Help Desk
8.6

Implementation Rating

BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

Scalability

BMC Track-It!
Spiceworks Help Desk
10.0

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