Over Cherwell Service Management
Verlaag het uitgavenpakket voor softwarelicenties, IT-overhead en software-auditrisico met Cherwell Asset Management.
A dashboard, while not terribly elegant looking, does provide insights into open cases within a users area. Ability to send the ticket to Salesforce, which is a far superior case management system.
The software becomes sluggish at times when the servers get over loaded so the users experience increased load times between screens.
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Very effective ticketing system
Opmerkingen: Cherwell Service Management has been a very effective ticketing system for our operation. It rewards inquisitive users who have some experience with SQL queries. It integrates with our email system, so we end up receiving and answering email inquiries from our user community through the Cherwell interface. It gives good reporting, and good statistics, although the reporting requires some effort to access. It has been a good system for my organization
Customization of searches; use of an SQ-like search format to build queries that can then be saved and reused
Requires some level of training in order to increase personal customization. Occasionally have multiple people working on the same tickets, so some tickets get resolved with ineffective solutions while others are working on them. Reporting requires some effort to access.
Great product with high upside
Opmerkingen: Overall the process with Cherwell has been great. The product is fantastic with very few hiccups.
This product allows us to customize it in a way that makes it so we can bring all departments within the same system (finally!).
Implementation and additional integrations can be difficult (as with any product).
Standard functionality but horrible UX
We use Cherwell as a ticketing system for the help desk as well as change management system. The user interface is challenging, to say the least. There are frames within frames that have to be scrolled through separately to see all of the information. The text box containing the user's message is so small, it show the tiniest portion of the message. To expand it, you have to pop open a new window, which automatically inactivates the main window so you have to trick the system in order to see multiple tickets at once.
The emailing functionality is clunky - the initial email you send to a customer uses one link but replies after that need to use a different "email" button that is oddly hard to find. When a customer sends a reply, the ticket displays in a different color, but that is the only notification. So if they send multiple messages, you wouldn't know unless you fully open the ticket and that is cumbersome.
There's an inactivity timeout that may not apply to everyone, but it's a hassle. The system times out after an hour of inactivity but it isn't consistent - sometimes it will run for days with no activity and not sign me out and other times it's at 60 minutes on the dot. Also sometimes when I'm logged out automatically, it doesn't actually log me out so when I try to log back in, I'm locked out.
Overall, with the current UX, it would have to be the cheapest option available for me to recommend it to anyone.
Help desk tickets are tracked Released changes are tracked
User experience Look and feel of the software Search functionality Notification process Inactivity timeout
A good and reliable ticket management system
Opmerkingen: Good experience, the ticket management, the SLA tools, the filter tools, the access control and the idea of cloud based solution are very good differentials compared to the other solutions on the market, also it is reliable, on these 3 years using the solution, I could not remember any interruptions. Last but not least, the possibility to customize the solution, going through the development directly on the code is awesome, if the company has a programmer or a devolopment team, it can be totally customized for the company.
It is reliable to manage your tickets, the SLAs, the escalation plans, everything works perfectly right. Therefore, the option to use the asset management is pretty interesting as well and you can access it from anywhere without you have an infrastructure, it is totally on cloud. Another plus about the software, is the possibility to customize it, according to your company, if you have an development team.
Some features, like the agent to inventory the assets, needs to be bought apart from the software, it is something that would be really useful if it came together with the bundle.
Cherwell ITSM very customizable
Opmerkingen: The overall experience has been good, the product is excellent, but you need to invest additional money for the implementation.
Cherwell is a robust ITSM, you can customize the forms, notifications, workflows, almost everything.
You need specific training to configure and implement the changes. Cherwell has partners and you need to contact and contract them for the implementation. They need to improve their content on the web for the recent versions.
Feature rich and customizable
Very much aligned with ITIL which is what our company is focused and built around.
Can be clucky at times, but that can be fixed with better customization.
Very cutomizable, and no coding!!
Very customizable, and no coding!! Easy to use
It's a bit buggy and there are some quirks that require adjustments
Cherwell - A Good Service Management Tool
Opmerkingen: Overall Cherwell is a good ticket management tool, helps in managing daily case loads , reports for overall details analysis and other traction efforts.
Cherwell as a ticket management tool gives some good features like groupings, report generations and even timely email sending options which works well for day to day tasks.
We noticed sometimes the tool crashes but it gets up fast when contacted with respective people who maintain it.
I used Cherwell as a client is enjoyed it
Cherwell is easy to use and set up. Creating multiple threads for multiple projects is a plus. Its easy with adding or removing participants to the threads.
Cherwell has no real cons in its software or platform. I have had no issues that I can report. Its just a great software and I enjoy using it.
Cherwell is Great
Ease of administration and support when issues arise
Many options. Difficult to decide where to go next
Highly customizable but watch for bugs
Opmerkingen: In the grand scheme of things, the software works very well. We are able to tailor it to meet our requirements for separating Incidents and Service Requests without too much of a learning curve. This has allowed us to obtain accurate metrics that were previously unavailable. The ability to customize everything has also opened up options for other teams to use the software instead of relying on email because other ticketing systems are too restrictive.
Cherwell gives you the ability to do almost anything you want/need to do. It's built in workflow (One-Step) feature is great for automating repeatable tasks. The extensibility and integration options are also huge benefits. Being able to link into pretty much any other application with a SQL back-end is huge.
There are quite a few bugs especially when it comes to the browser side of things. Customizing the Customer Portal lacks a functioning WYSIWYG interface and if you're a hosted customer, you have to open a ticket to have support restart IIS services before some of your changes go into effect. This makes creating/modifying a Customer Portal very painful. The Browser Client for technicians is also quite buggy. With the amount of "out of the box" features the software comes with, be very careful.. As some of these features are misconfigured out of the box and require either scouring the whole system or relying on a third party vendor who knows where the bugs are and can fix them. If you ask me, this is just a way to force you to use a consultant for implementation.
Cherwell just works and I love to tell others about it
Opmerkingen: From the moment that we met the Cherwell folks in 2014 we knew that they were the right fit for us. They listen to their customers and they truly care about our needs and they encourage user input and interaction. There hasn't been a need that we've thought of that we either haven't been able to do or haven't been able to find an answer from the user community.
It's extensibility. There hasn't been anything that we haven't been able to find an answer for so far.
When building a new business object there are so many options and check boxes (that's good). The problem customers face is that we don't know exactly what all those check boxes do so would like to see additional documentation on those.
Excellent ITSSM and climbing rapidly.
Opmerkingen: Excellent product with very good support. Very flexible and supports many business processes beyond ITSM. Has been effective for our organization for Supply Chain management. Very good user group community that free contributes mApps that significantly enhance functionality. Also has excellent business partners supporting a wide array of services.
Powerful and flexible. Great dashboards and reportts.
Allows you to implement poorly if you don't follow best practices. The look and feel of Windows client is a bit dated and needs refreshed.
Once you go Codeless you'll never go back
Opmerkingen: Cherwell has allowed our I.T. to really mature our IT and Business processes. We have made huge gains in providing our I.T. department with dashboards that provide real-time information. We no longer spend hours gathering reporting information. With Search Manager and Report Manager, you'll wonder how you ever did with out these. They are huge time savers and the best part of working within Cherwell Service Management is that you don't have to rely on Vendor support or Developers to re-customize and configure. It's all at your fingertips. Cherwell has certainly made our lives easier. We are looking forward to future gains that can be made with this super great ITSM tool.
It's codeless and super friendly
I don't have any cons at this point
A cost-savvy tool that you can do anything with (except coffee)
Opmerkingen: We needed a new ITSM tool that could do almost everything out-of-the-box, that was customizable, that allowed us to automate most of our regular processes and that didn't cost too much. After comparing most existing tools, Cherwell was the only one that filled our criteria. All of them. Anything you want to do with it can be implemented within days, even hours.
It can do anything, it is very customizable, it has an out-of-the-box fully working self-service portal, and my users love it!
The web interface could get some more love. Currently it's a web view of the hard client view, whereas I'd like it to use more of what web browsers and languages can currently offer.
Used to track tickets
Opmerkingen: Track things that happen in the company more easily and understand where resources are being spent.
System was easy to implement. Give the ability to track tickets and record when things are going wrong. Shows clearly what was already attempted and allows use to see the time spent per person on a single issue.
Locking the Description down so after initial creation, it cannot be changed We like this idea, and will take some time/thought to get it right We are concerned that doing this could result in automation processes to stop working correctly, or other onesteps from functioning. Other concerns are auto-populate options for fields potentially breaking. Additionally we're concerned this might pigeon hole us a bit.
Bane of my existence
Opmerkingen: I would seriously consider NOT working for a company that uses this software for change control.
There isn't anything I DO like about this software.
It's slow, clunky, looses my actions constantly. Submitting a change request is an arcane ritual of pain and suffering to ensure it gets through all the channels.
A lot of flexibility & functionality when compared to other top players in this realm.
Opmerkingen: We are still in the learning process of all the benefits and about to roll it out and go-live.
Ability to make changes to forms is very easy. We can also created and adjust workflow pertaining to incident/problem tickets as well as change tickets, which can all be done without having to recycle services during the off-hours. Such changes to the code are captured in snapshots which can then be easily restored if we discovered something we changed isn't working correctly. ITIL is also built into the tool and yet it can be tweaked to meet our needs. Likewise, dynamic reporting capabilities without having to go to an 3rd party bolt-on vendor. I'll also add that configuration item comes with the product, something we have desired for a long time in order to increase productivity and reduce outages related to our weekly Change Meetings.
Not too much I don't like. I guess learning the administration portion was a bit overwhelming at first, a lot a material to try to grasp and then apply when those situations arise that require us to dig thru the old memory banks on how to go about accomplishing what is needed. HOWEVER, I'm sure all Service Mgmt. tools are like this, in fact the tool we left was so overwhelming that most of our work had to be contracted out which made it hard to support later down the road.
Best ITSM Tool Around
Opmerkingen: I've used/demo'd several different ITSM tools and Cherwell is by far the easiest to use and admin. My favorite part of this product is the Dashboard Manger. Creating intuitive dashboards has never been easier.
Admin tool, could be easier to use. But may also simply be lack of training on my end.
Cherwell Service Management Is an excellent, scalable ITSM tool.
Opmerkingen: Cherwell deployment and implementation went reasonably well. More requirements assessment and UAT on the front end would have been better. A great tool for ITSM.
The adaptability to different processes
Some features (printing, reporting) are more complicated than they should be.
Opmerkingen: We have been a customer for 4 years. Ease of use is a big plus. Not losing your customizations after an update is wonderful. We have expanded our package to other departments over the last 4 years.
Product being updated to stay current with what is occurring in IT
Opmerkingen: Great Customer Service. Would like to see a responsive web portal. But overall software ease is nice. and Great tool for our organization.
ease of use and great customer service
Responsive Portal an easier to migrate UI from older versions.
Lacking Service Platform
Opmerkingen: None - honestly am disappointed with this program.
The dashboards are pretty neat looking. When it works it can be very smooth and doesn't appear to be "hard" on the machine.
I wanted to like this product, but unfortunately there are simply much better products out there. - Static windows means you are constantly adjusting your screen when you open tickets (what is this - '98?) - Not as user friendly as you'd expect - "Cherwell Writer" for creating custom reports (metrics, etc) is extremely complex
Cherwell Service Management
Integration into the business was quite straight forward. Many customisable features to tweak it to the company needs and for reporting. Overall a very powerful too for any organisation.
Not a bad thing, but you can get lost in customisation.
Opmerkingen: Whether you want a quick implementation OoB or a structure system to completely personalize for your firm, Cherwell has the tools necessary to track and manage your services.
Love the integration with REST and SOAP