What Is Freshservice?
Freshservice is an intelligent, right-sized ITSM solution that delivers exceptional employee experiences with an intuitive, scalable, no-code solution. With its state-of-the-art AI and ML capabilities, Freshservice helps organizations ease an IT agents workload and improve their productivity by automating mundane tasks. In addition to its AI capabilities, Freshservice is flexible and scalable enough to be used by both: companies relying on legacy systems and modern enterprises.
Who Uses Freshservice?
Freshservice's customers include MSP's, financial organizations, educational institutions and several government organizations.
Where can Freshservice be deployed?
Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)
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Features of Freshservice
- Access Controls/Permissions
- Activity Dashboard
- Activity Tracking
- Ad hoc Reporting
- Approval Process Control
- Asset Lifecycle Management
- Audit Management
- Audit Trail
- Barcode / Ticket Scanning
- Compliance Management
- Configuration Management
- Contract/License Management
- Copy Protection
- Cost Tracking
- Customisable Reports
- Customizable Fields
- Data Import/Export
- Historical Reporting
- IT Asset Tracking
- Inventory Management
- Inventory Tracking
- License Inventory
- License Tracking
- Node Management
- Packaging Software
- Portable License
- Product Activation
- Purchase Order Management
- Real Time Data
- Real Time Monitoring
- Real Time Notifications
- Real Time Reporting
- Reporting & Statistics
- Risk Assessment
- Role-Based Permissions
- SSL Security
- Self Service Portal
- Subscription Management
- Third Party Integrations
- Transaction History
- Trial License
- Usage Tracking/Analytics
- User Management
- Vendor Management
- Workflow Management
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Probably the best tool for Help Desk Management
Comments: This is probably the best I used for ticketing. The support is really good, the only bad thing is that you have to contact mostly via chat.
The features it provides are really good. The ticketing flow is easy to follow, we can handle our Service Catalog, integrate with Active Directory, manage Asset Inventory and now we started using the Project management tool.
The configuration (Initial Setup) is kind of complex. Design the flows is friendly, but complex if you have many rules, but the good thing is that support guides all the way during this process.
FreshService Internal Ticket Management System for Gehan Homes
Comments: We enjoy FreshService for the simplistic ticket management and communication it provides. It is also a secondary database for our asset management to cross reference our main database. We would like to see more curated automated reports for both tickets and assets. We would also like to be able to levarage the change management database, but it does not appear user friendly nor intuitive; so we may need training on this but we do not use it because we dont understand it. We are actively looking for change management.
Easy to build requestors and submit tickets via email and communicate with the end users we support for our internal helpdesk. Easy to spot trends and ensure service level agreements for ticket response times are measured appropriately.
The inventory management system at first was very unreliable, sometimes search wouldnt pull up names or info. It seems to have been developed and works much better, but I believe the backend database or tool used could be of better quality. It has come a long way from the beginning and is markedly better.
Reasons for Choosing Freshservice: ManageEngine cost too much for what we were using it for and it was also on premises. We needed something simple and cloud based and cheaper.
Switched From: ManageEngine Desktop Central
Reasons for Switching to Freshservice: Cost, ease of use, and provided the greatest benefit for a simple ticket and asset tracking system with the "possibility" of future developments in other areas of the system. We know FreshService was and is a growing company so we bet our money on the growth, we have not been disappointed, but of course would like to see more development in the areas of change management and maybe some more asset tracking features. Also, the customer service and support is STELLAR, I would say better than any vendor or product we use previously or currently. Bravo on the customer support, please never change how great that is, its more important than people might think.
Simple & powerful ticket management platform
Comments: Ideal ticketing and support platform for startups and SMBs!
Freshservice was very easy to setup and migrate our operations to. Onboarding and customer support is pretty impressive given the annual pricing plan is quite low compared to other players in this space. Data analytics offered by the platform is quite detailed & easy to interpret.
UI looks a little outdated. Workflows are great but quite tough to create customized ones, limited flexibility. Email delivery/notification is a little challenging, face issues with our clients once in a while.
No bang for the buck, an overpriced form submission tool that disappoints in reporting and integration
Friendly user interface. Copy screenshots directly into the form (although there's a bug for the last 3 months that screenshots are displayed double in edit mode.) Plenty of fields to configure for more complex workflows.
Default categories and labels with awkward naming (synonymous use of "Tickets" and "Incidents" for "Issues", "Change" for "Change Request", "Problem" for "Bugs") No possibility to convert issues to change requests. Agent needs to recreate the entire case in the back resulting in significant adminstrative overhead. Reporting is practically inexistent. REST API not covering many functions and object attributes. (You cannot substitute reporting externally.) HTML editor limited and bugged. (CSS code in support articles not supported, Bootstrap not supported, code gets changed or reformatted upon saving articles) No access to the file and image repository. Frankly, with every new cosmetic change and "functionality no can do" message from the Team, I am growing more and more wary of this application. At this point, I am thinking of it as an overpriced form tool with practically no reporting, a gimped Knowledge Management base, and an asset list functionality that quickly drains your wallet. I am spending significant time rewriting issues as change requests in order to subsequently manually attach them to the original issue ticket and explain to the user why I would want to close his ticket after all. Writing knowledge articles is best done in a separate HTML editor. The Text Editor lacks basic functionality, removes formatting and images in unpredictable ways with undoing, and stores images and files in a central repository you have no access to. You might as well do that with a forms tool readily available on the internet.
Comments: I've really enjoyed having Frehservice in our organization. It has made my job as a manager much easier in that I can easily review team performance, post announcements for the organization, and identify trends in issues or requests.
Freshservice has been a game-changer for our organization. The service catalog and user-friendly interface has allowed our employees to improve their productivity over the past 2+ years we have had the system implemented. The customizable forms and workflow has allowed our IT department to streamline processes and improve efficiency.
I wish the reporting capabilities were more customizable. There have been a few situations where I reached out to Frehservice for support on reports I needed but found the reports were not possible. The freshservice support team told me my reporting needs would be added to the list of potential "future enhancements'.
Reasons for Choosing Freshservice: Our previous product did not have a customizable system and did not provide our employees with a way to track their tickets once created. It also lacked any type of reporting capabilities.
Switched From: Cerb
Reasons for Switching to Freshservice: Cost and ease of customization