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Spiceworks Valuable Features

NM
Interim Director of Information Technology at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

I have found a couple of features to be valuable. One, it shows the users that are currently logged in, which is not something that Active Directory by default will ever let you know upfront. It's something you have to craft a script for and it's kind of a pain to have to do it every time. If I just want to quickly look and see who's logged on to their machine Spiceworks will tell me that. That's a very accurate and easy way to find software inventory of every machine that's out there. I do have a Microsoft Configuration Manager Server here and that will work okay. But Spiceworks definitely gives a much broader overview. The SCCN machine on the South Room Inventory and Compliance might tell me some of the other software that's on. For example, I've already caught several world-class operators here in our work environment putting the software on their machines that should not have and it was documented and they were disciplined because of it. I would say policy enforcement is definitely one of the bigger features overall that this solution gives.

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JV
IT Director at Dondlinger Construction

When I first started using Spiceworks, it really increased visibility. I have some other stuff that I'm using now for that kind of visibility, but at that time I went with Spiceworks because it was free. I set it up and used it for visibility in the network, then we set up the ticketing stuff several years ago as well. That works well for us.

It lets us know whether devices are getting out of date and tracked warranties.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. I could see where it was on the network as well as the versions of operating systems and stuff like that.

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Technical Account Manager at On_Serve

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. This is a nice thing to have. I think it's getting better at discovering network equipment.

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Senior IT Support at ProCook

The most valuable features are the inventory and personalization.

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KC
Senior Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Spiceworks is generic and free.

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Learn what your peers think about Spiceworks. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
563,148 professionals have used our research since 2012.