Spiceworks

Spiceworks

Server monitoring software

4.4/5 (465 reviews)

Spiceworks Overview

What is Spiceworks?

Keep track of everything that’s happening on your network – from when a user installs a piece of software they shouldn’t have, to when your printer’s toner level gets low! Spiceworks lets you monitor and receive alerts on all the network happenings you care about most!

Spiceworks Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Spiceworks Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa
Supported Languages
English, German

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Spiceworks Reviews

Spiceworks Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5 465 reviews
Excellent
241

Very good
179

Average
33

Poor
11

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.2
90% recommended this app
John K.

SpiceWorks Cloud IT helpdesk for free!

Spiceworks IT Helpdesk Cloud version does everything I want from a cloud based Ticketing system so even though its lacking some features which I hope will get added soon as ive mentioned earlier it does do everything you would expect from a basic IT Support helpdesk ticketing system. So if your looking for a free IT helpdesk solution I would really try out Spiceworks offering and also take a look at there cloud hosted version which I use myself.


Verified Reviewer

SpiceWorks does the job, for free-ninety-nine.

Prior to SpiceWorks we relied on emails from users with issues, and each IT person might manage those emails in their own way - flagging for followup, marking as unread, subfolders of their inbox, reminders, etc. Issues often were forgotten before being resolved as they moved further down in the IT inbox. We would often work on issues that another IT person already knew the answer to, thus wasting time. Spiceworks has made it so much easier to keep track of issues and their resolutions. IT supervisors can see at a glance if any of their people are struggling, and how quickly issues are resolved. Each ticket is categorized (Phone System, PC Hardware, Network, etc.) so its easy to see if things are getting better or worse. You can reply to a ticket with a suggested solution, categorize it, and close it, all using the "Tickets Anywhere" keywords.


Jesica B.

Spiceworks will answer all your questions

Spiceworks suggests free solutions so, it would be stupidмн not to recommend you this amazing software. It is an easy platform and, believe me, you won’t have any problem to use it. I should also mention that it well suits to small companies but larger companies should probably search for another solution.


Amber T.

Very User-Friendly

It's been great. Since we've started using this (about a year ago) it has definitely improved our productivity, communication, and efficiency as an entire IT dept.


Victor A.

Spiceworks a great Help Desk suite with AiO preset that'll transform IT units into Rockstars!

I would recommend Spiceworks since can give you details that some other apps might be skipping out just like agent-less scanning that provides complete system details, including things like license keys for Microsoft software and toner levels on printers, the ability to manage Active Directory users and policies.
For sure the Purchasing tracking system will give you a hand to develop the IT Budget and track down your top ten assets requirements.


John K.
Industry: Computer Networking
Company size: Self Employed

SpiceWorks Cloud IT helpdesk for free!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 21/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Spiceworks IT Helpdesk Cloud version does everything I want from a cloud based Ticketing system so even though its lacking some features which I hope will get added soon as ive mentioned earlier it does do everything you would expect from a basic IT Support helpdesk ticketing system. So if your looking for a free IT helpdesk solution I would really try out Spiceworks offering and also take a look at there cloud hosted version which I use myself.

Pros

Spiceworks ive used the community for years now so when I found there IT Helpdesk I started to use it but I then stopped for a while until there cloud IT Helpdesk came out which for me works best as I dont need to worry about hosting anywhere. So now I have a great IT helpdesk for my clients to log tickets with all for free!

Cons

The only Con to Spiceworks IT Helpdesk was that I was initially released as a windows installer which didnt really work for my business as I dont have my own servers, it wasnt until the Cloud IT helpdesk version came out that I then started to use Spiceworks IT helpdesk again as my client IT helpdesk solution. Its also lacking some features you would see in premium solutions but it does the basics and works for my IT Consultancy business.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Wholesale
Company size: 201-500 Employees

SpiceWorks does the job, for free-ninety-nine.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 17/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Prior to SpiceWorks we relied on emails from users with issues, and each IT person might manage those emails in their own way - flagging for followup, marking as unread, subfolders of their inbox, reminders, etc. Issues often were forgotten before being resolved as they moved further down in the IT inbox. We would often work on issues that another IT person already knew the answer to, thus wasting time. Spiceworks has made it so much easier to keep track of issues and their resolutions. IT supervisors can see at a glance if any of their people are struggling, and how quickly issues are resolved. Each ticket is categorized (Phone System, PC Hardware, Network, etc.) so its easy to see if things are getting better or worse. You can reply to a ticket with a suggested solution, categorize it, and close it, all using the "Tickets Anywhere" keywords.

Pros

It allows us to prioritize tickets, identify recurring problems, and prevent requests from "falling through the cracks". It provides our employees a single email address for getting help without them having to know who in IT does what. It is fairly configurable to meet different needs - we use it for warehouse and logistics issues as well as IT Help Desk. Tickets can be assigned, categorized, closed, etc. using "Tickets Anywhere" keywords when replying to the email so you don't even have to open the site to work tickets.

Cons

Emails sent to Spiceworks are converted to plain text with attachments, so tables and in-line images are lost. Due to this we sometimes have to ask the user to forward the email directly to us in order to see the original. There is a delay of between 1 and 5 minutes after an email is sent to Spiceworks before the Spiceworks email is received by team members, so we occasionally have more than one person starting to work on a ticket at the same time - especially if the ticket can be resolved simply by replying to the email.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Jesica B.
Industry: Insurance
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Spiceworks will answer all your questions

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 7/03/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Spiceworks suggests free solutions so, it would be stupidмн not to recommend you this amazing software. It is an easy platform and, believe me, you won’t have any problem to use it. I should also mention that it well suits to small companies but larger companies should probably search for another solution.

Pros

There is one feature of Spiceworks which I appreciate the most. It gives you the opportunity to check your network and find out what devices are connected to it. This means that it provides a lot of information about those devices such as their IP addresses. Another advantage of this platform is that it is completely free. If we compare the quality of work of Spiceworks with other platforms, it will become obvious that this help desk can do freely more than other expensive platforms. I think it is hard to find a person who knows everything about his profession or field of work. From time to time everyone needs to look for some help or extra information. In these cases you should at least know where you can find the required information. People engaged with information technologies already know that Spiceworks is their best solution. You can find the answers to your questions in the forums or you can type your question and get feedback.

Cons

The first issue I should mention is the app itself. As for the mobile app, it is heavily text-based, it would be nice to see more graphics there. In addition, I would like to see one app which shows the community and the form together.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of commercial which can be annoying but on the other hand, it is understandable: the platform is free and it depends on ads to get some income.
I wish it could be easier to work with tickets and especially the deleting function.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Amber T.
Industry: Consumer Services
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Very User-Friendly

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 30/08/2018
Review Source: Capterra

It's been great. Since we've started using this (about a year ago) it has definitely improved our productivity, communication, and efficiency as an entire IT dept.

Pros

Oh, where to start! I love that anyone in our company can email a specific address that we have set up to forward from Spiceworks and it will automatically forward it to everyone on the IT team so we don't have to continue checking the actual software every 5 minutes. Also, when someone responds, it goes directly to the ticket assignee's email and we can respond from either the platform or our emails. It's also nice that it sends reminders of open tickets or things that have been untouched for a while. I like the dashboard to see the frequency of opened/closed tickets, as well as see which issues are the most prominent. The actual tickets have areas to specify the category of the issue as well as a 3rd party ticket# so it's easy to find. There is also a knowledge base that we can refer to people who have had similar problems as others in the past. And everything is in the cloud so we don't have to host anything to ensure that it's saved :) They just added a remote session option too which could come in super handy when troubleshooting an issue. Oh, and I like that it has internal as well as public notes and it saves a history of everything so can go back and revisit a closed ticket that was taken care of months ago.

Cons

The attachments are a little finicky. As in, it doesn't allow "inline" attachments (for when I want to show a screenshot in the middle of my explanation). And if I want to download a screenshot from a ticket, I have to right-click it and save (not a big deal) rather than just click on the print icon that's usually present in other attachment previews on different sites (like Gmail, per say). But honestly, I haven't really dealt with many other IT ticket help desk platforms so I don't really have anything to compare it to. The only other things I don't like are things that are user-error based. Like how if we don't update the category or the ticket type in the actual ticket, the proper stats won't show in the dashboard.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Victor A.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Spiceworks a great Help Desk suite with AiO preset that'll transform IT units into Rockstars!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 6/06/2018
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

I would recommend Spiceworks since can give you details that some other apps might be skipping out just like agent-less scanning that provides complete system details, including things like license keys for Microsoft software and toner levels on printers, the ability to manage Active Directory users and policies.
For sure the Purchasing tracking system will give you a hand to develop the IT Budget and track down your top ten assets requirements.

Pros

The ticketing system works great you can set categories and customize the SLA's at your convenience and with the reporting tool you can build your own Ticket time tracking charts and accomplishment report of tickets assigned and complete that works great for newly IT departments that want to leverage their support standards. It includes a user portal so people can keep track of their tickets but also allows tickets creation/update via email which makes things so simple for the end user you can customize this portal with the company logo and preset the auto response message using HTML code.
We have been using the inventory feature which is really robust gives plenty details about the IT assets and their warranties. You can set networks scans and Spiceworks will give you very detailed information about everything on your network.

Cons

Spiceworks software network management needs a lot of the time it is discovering items that you have no interest in managing remotely and yet it keeps finding stuff and bringing it to your attention. The ability to manually add inventory items gets overlapped for the constant network scanning.
Spiceworks could open up their code a bit more. Since some specific needs that wouldn't be difficult to integrate/allow but that aren't done with the OpenSource collaboration to add more features and solve the lack of some specific UX desirable features.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
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Spiceworks Pricing

Spiceworks Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Value for money
Value for Money
4.6/5
Based on 465 user ratings
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Spiceworks Features

Spiceworks Features

Monitoring
API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Application Integration
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Data Import/Export
Data Visualisation
Drag & Drop Interface
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
SSL Security
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.2/5
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Additional information for Spiceworks

Additional information for Spiceworks

Key features of Spiceworks

  • Access Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Create & view alerts for Windows events
  • Create Custom Monitors
  • Monitor & Manage Email
  • Monitor S.M.A.R.T. Status of Windows Hard Drives
  • Monitor the health of your MS Exchange server
  • Real-Time Windows Performance Monitoring
  • Track disk space, software installs, anti-virus subscription

Spiceworks FAQs

Spiceworks FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Spiceworks.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Spiceworks offer?

Spiceworks offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free

Free Trial: Not Available

Q. What are the main features of Spiceworks?

Spiceworks offers the following features:

  • Access Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Create & view alerts for Windows events
  • Create Custom Monitors
  • Monitor & Manage Email
  • Monitor S.M.A.R.T. Status of Windows Hard Drives
  • Monitor the health of your MS Exchange server
  • Real-Time Windows Performance Monitoring
  • Track disk space, software installs, anti-virus subscription

Q. Who are the typical users of Spiceworks?

Spiceworks has the following typical customers:

Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Spiceworks support?

Spiceworks supports the following languages:

English, German

Q. What type of pricing plans does Spiceworks offer?

Spiceworks has the following pricing plans:

Free

Q. Does Spiceworks support mobile devices?

Spiceworks supports the following devices:

Android

Q. What other apps does Spiceworks integrate with?

Spiceworks integrates with the following applications:

AlertOps, Cherwell Service Management, ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Splashtop Business Access, ZipBooks, Zoho Assist

Q. What level of support does Spiceworks offer?

Spiceworks offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base