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2019-09-19T08:39:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Spiceworks?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Spiceworks, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Real User

I would rate Spiceworks four out of 10. Just because it's free and out of the box, and you get what you pay for, and you didn't pay for it. So, not getting much. All right. Know what you're getting because it's free.

2021-10-13T18:02:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The free version of Spiceworks that I'm using is a good solution if you don't have any other options for visibility into your network. I haven't looked at a paid version. I didn't actually know there was one. My biggest advice to people thinking about using Spiceworks would be to stay on top of managing their devices. The version that I'm running doesn't clean that up for you. The visibility solution that we use now removes a device from the list if it doesn't check in within a specified period of time, so it doesn't have a lot of deadhead stuff out there. It tries to maintain an accurate current list rather than just allowing everything to stay there forever until you manually remove it. I don't know if a newer version takes care of that or not. Or if there's the setting that I could have set up to take care of that, I would rate Spiceworks seven out of 10.

2021-09-21T16:34:00Z
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Top 10Real User

So Spiceworks would have an even more market share if they had a paid subscription model because you could turn off all the advertising that pops up all the time. But I think in general, I would give it a seven on a scale of ten compared to some of the other mid-tier stuff.

2020-07-13T06:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It's a pretty good product. I like it. It's given me some fairly valuable information that I've needed on a couple of occasions that no other product would present to me. On a scale of one to ten, I'd probably give it a seven, based on the fact that it does give me some information that nothing else has. But the pain points like the length of duration for the discovery, the GIS mapping, the ability to map is kind of lackluster takes the three points away.

2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Spiceworks is a system that I recommend for both inventory and helpdesk, although it is good in its entirety. Other than support for integrated asset management, I cannot think of additional features that I would require. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-02-17T07:42:25Z
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We're using the community edition of the solution. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

2019-09-26T04:11:00Z
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We use the on-premises deployment solution. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
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