"The most valuable feature is the reporting of incidents."
"For our cloud-based deployment of SCSM, the Autopilot is the best feature."
"The reporting is very good."
"We've been in contact with Microsoft technical support mainly. After doing the research ourselves and troubleshooting, etc., if we can't find a permanent solution, we contact Microsoft to help us fix the issue. Sometimes the issue never gets fixed even by Microsoft. It can sometimes require us to reinstall the solution. However, these are very rare instances."
"I like the reporting service. SCSM has a good reporting service and analysis service for analysis requests."
"The support from Microsoft is good and we also have local support on the ground in Nigeria."
"It is quite scalable."
"The nice thing about Spiceworks is always it's free. Monitoring of printers for low toner. Finding machines that have low memory or low hard disk space."
"It lets us know whether devices are getting out of date and tracked warranties. Spiceworks also gave me visibility in terms of what software was installed on each device and its status."
"Spiceworks is generic and free."
"It would be better if they had a portal for administrators. It would help me use it from anywhere and connect to any device from anywhere. I can administer the solution without a VPN."
"There is no development with this product, and we had to go and buy additional ITSM solutions to sit on top of it. We had to buy products from companies like Cireson and Cased Dimensions in order to get the functionality that we need out of it. So, we're using Service Manager as an engine, rather than as a full-blown product. It is the engine, but we have other products sitting on top of it to make it work properly."
"We have had some issues with the SCSM on-premise deployment version in the imaging aspects."
"We would like to see a web-based interface that works on mobile devices."
"I have found SCSM not adequate enough to carry out some functions."
"The configuration could be easier."
"One of the disadvantages in this product is that the reporting module is not very easy. It requires SQL development skills, which not all customers or IT professionals have."
"There are a lot of disadvantages to Spiceworks because it's not an agent-based solution."
"Since Spiceworks is a free tool, it's not very scriptable or customizable."
"Once a device was recognized on the network, Spiceworks never got rid of it even after you took it off the network. You had to go in and manually remove it."
SCSM is ranked 13th in Help Desk Software with 7 reviews while Spiceworks is ranked 25th in Help Desk Software with 3 reviews. SCSM is rated 7.4, while Spiceworks is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of SCSM writes "Good technical support and integration capabilities but it needs to be easier to create custom reports". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Helpful for ticketing and visibility, but doesn't remove unused devices automatically". SCSM is most compared with ServiceNow, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, Clarity SM, JIRA Service Management and BMC Helix ITSM, whereas Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, JIRA Service Management, Lansweeper and ServiceNow. See our SCSM vs. Spiceworks report.
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