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We performed a comparison between Freshservice and Samanage based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"It has reduced the time to look up who is responsible for a service, and it has reduced the time to finalize a service request because it now goes directly to the person who is responsible for the service in that location. So, a service request is handled quickly and directly by the person responsible for it.""Ability to scan barcodes and a great search feature.""I do like the workflow automation capabilities, where based upon certain actions, it will automatically go and route tickets to a particular person. It is fairly user-friendly.""It allowed the development team to concentrate on the client’s requirements instead.""It has a very easy, flexible model. You can open up a particular module and work on the next. That's what we did. Overall, it provides a simple way of getting your support teams up and running. That was one thing that I thought was quite easy to do.""The most valuable feature is the sandbox, which allows me to test new configurations, automations, and workflows before taking them live on the production system.""Freshservice has automated a lot of our tasks, including ticket responses and call assignments, which has sped up our operations considerably.""The solution’s timely automated triggers increase our IT team’s productivity."

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"The best part is the ability to keep records, especially incident records. It's easy to use the tool to store data and monitor it.""The solution has a great filtering feature."

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Cons
"A chat bot needs to be added to the portal.""Freshservice could improve the delegation and workflow management features.""It's hard to interact directly with the users themselves.""Not integrated with Google.""They can improve the search. While searching the inventory, when I cancel a selected category, the search box disappears, and I have to reload the page. It is a small glitch. Currently, we can have only one plan per subscription. All users have to be on the same plan. We can't have two users for plan A and five users for plan B. It might be good if there was an option to have different plans within one subscription so that you can assign each agent to the corresponding plan.""The analytics could be better.""Freshservice's technical support has issues with delays and translations.""The chat portal is not that great."

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"The system shuts down about once a month which is frustrating.""The setting up process is not quite easy. It's quite difficult."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is good for the price you pay. It has different plans. If you need all features, you need to go for a higher plan. Currently, with the second tier plan, you cannot completely separate the group of agents. So, the agent in each group can see another person's ticket. You also cannot modify the rules based on the viewable, readable stuff and cannot have a custom role in this plan. If you want to do that, you have to go for a higher plan. It works in our case because it doesn't matter if the other group can see our ticket because it doesn't contain anything sensitive. We also didn't need the project or change management features. That's why we didn't go with a higher plan."
  • "The pricing information is on their website. It's my understanding that their Pro Plan, for example, is around $89/month."
  • "Its price is great. Its pricing is supposedly a lot less than ServiceNow and other alternatives."
  • "One of the key benefits of Freshservice is license management. Asset management has the possibility to keep track of licenses and that's very useful. The price of the solution is very good."
  • "The price of Freshservice could improve, it is expensive."
  • "It was a middle tier. It wasn't an expensive one. It was a tier model usage. Licensing costs varied between admin users and regular users."
  • "Freshservice price is competitive, it is not more than other solutions on the market."
  • "It is $34 per license, per agent. Currently, we don't see any add-ons at extra fees."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: The solution has been very helpful engineering insights into the client's environment. We have been able to manage calls and incidence very efficiently which provides us with a clear understanding of… more »
    Top Answer:The cost at the current timing is very reasonable but as the product gains popularity, I anticipate it might become expensive. Fortunately my customers have been offered a generous discount making it… more »
    Top Answer:I would suggest that Freshservice enhance its technical capabilities, particularly when it comes to ICT network discovery. This will make a significant improvement in their software and these features… more »
    Top Answer:The solution has a great filtering feature.
    Top Answer:We've had some problems with the system shutting down about once a month. It sometimes takes five or 10 minutes to start working again but it can also take hours. I think they need to work on their UI… more »
    Top Answer:Samanage is our ticketing system and users email us with their issues which we're then able to prioritize. We are customers of Samanage.
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    Overview

    Freshservice is an intelligent, cloud-native service management solution. It provides efficiency and agility through AI to create a contextual and intelligent experience. The solution also empowers employees to work whenever and wherever they need to work. Freshservice powers integrations and workflows at the enterprise scale, building upon an open platform and marketplace with connectors and APIs that you can extend and customize.

    Freshservice Features

    Freshservice has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • ITIL-aligned processes
    • Intelligent AI/ML capabilities
    • Advanced CSAT
    • Extensible platform
    • Self-service portal
    • Smart automations
    • Service catalog
    • Effective monitoring and alerting
    • Out-of-box analytics
    • Mobile app
    • Marketplace apps

    Freshservice Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Freshservice. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Intelligent service management and customized workflows: Freshservice offers powered bots, automation, and orchestration to help you make management more efficient and gives you the ability to customize all workflows.
    • Fast time-to-value: Freshservice’s out-of-the-box features help you quickly deploy it and enable easier adoption, at scale.
    • Minimizes downtime: Freshservice prevents critical issues by identifying the right alerts, collaborating with context, and delivering an enhanced end-user experience.
    • Extensible: The solution is extensible and allows organizations to access enterprise-scale tools to customize, integrate, and automate business workflows.
    • Support: Freshservice has 24/7 support so your issues can be addressed around-the-clock.
    • Boosts productivity: The Freshservice solution helps improve employee productivity. It helps you prioritize work better with real-time custom dashboards.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Freshservice solution.

    A Senior Helpdesk at a non-profit says, “I like the workflow automation capabilities, where based upon certain actions, it will automatically go and route tickets to a particular person. It is fairly user-friendly.”

    PeerSpot user Cesar Q., CIO at Grupo Kasto, mentions, “The analytics are very good. The solution offers very nice incident management. The overall functionality of the product is excellent. The change management is helpful. They have an agent that we installed in every single asset. We have the inventory for all assets automatically. Contract management is very valuable for us as an IT department, as we have the information for every single computer across the company. We are starting to use the project management aspects right now. We have different projects and we have all the information in the same solution, in the same place. It makes everything more centralized and easier to access. The user interface is very nice and the solution is easy to use. You don't need to be an expert in order to navigate around and use the product. You don't need to read a lot of manuals in order to figure everything out. It's pretty intuitive.”

    A Network Analyst at a real estate/law firm shares, "We find its ability to track what's going on with each request very valuable. We are also able to merge ticket requests and assign them to different groups in the company. We have another department that uses the same system."

    "Samanage enables organizations worldwide to deliver a superior service experience. Samanage’s IT service management software accelerates efficiency and visibility into services requested and delivered across an organization, making it easy to continuously streamline process improvement and greater productivity. The fully integrated service desk and asset management solution utilizes a SaaS/multi-tenant platform, allowing IT and other service providers to effectively manage and connect service requests to IT assets. The revolutionary user interface delivers an unmatched user experience and enables code-free customization, allowing customers to fully deploy a robust ITSM solution in days not months or years. "
    Sample Customers
    Sinclair Broadcast Group, Western Carriers, Judson University, Golf Canada, Travix, Proxama, Paymentez, Ready Auto Transport
    SXSW, PRA Group, Fandango, Inteva Products, Amherst College, Tensator
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Insurance Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Construction Company15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Freshservice is ranked 5th in Help Desk Software with 29 reviews while Samanage is ranked 26th in Help Desk Software with 3 reviews. Freshservice is rated 8.0, while Samanage is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Freshservice writes "Provides excellent traceability along with improved efficiency and reliability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Samanage writes "Detects incidents quickly, improves our SLA performance and solves issues faster". Freshservice is most compared with ServiceNow, JIRA Service Management, Zendesk, Microsoft Project and Asana, whereas Samanage is most compared with ServiceNow, SolarWinds Service Desk and JIRA Service Management.

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