What Is Cherwell Service Management?Cherwell Service Management is a powerful IT Service Management (ITSM) solution that provides enterprise organizations with the ability to easily maintain and configure IT processes. Cherwells flexible and feature-rich ITSM solution allows teams to rapidly meet the changing and growing demands across their organization, from IT to Facilities to HR, with seamless workflows and lower costs. Cherwell ITSM enables you to transform your IT Service Desk.
Who Uses Cherwell Service Management?
Service Desk professionals who require a fully-integrated system- one that is easily customized - automating ITIL and custom workflows. Perfect for companies supporting 1,000+ end-users.
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Reviews of Cherwell Service Management
Very effective ticketing system
Comments: 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
Comments: 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
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.
A good and reliable ticket management system
Comments: 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.