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tstrip007tstrip007 Senior MemberMember Posts: 308 ■■■■□□□□□□
My company is need of new/better ticketing system. We currently have a custom coded solution that requires a person to assign a ticket that is sent to a email distribution.

would like this automated and seems like a lot of solutions do this. Was curious what everyone is using or would recommend I look at. Preferably free or low cost, simple, automated

currently looking at spiceworks, freshdesk, and a sharepoint solutions.


  • NetworkingStudentNetworkingStudent Senior Member Member Posts: 1,407 ■■■■■■■■□□
    At my current job we use Service Now, and I think it's great. We use it for tracking calls, and seeing what was the biggest call driver.

    I think the ticketing system is only as good as the people who design it, and the people who use it. For example, if someone miss labels a category, or misspells the customer's contact info, then it will be hard to track who called when, and on what issue.
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  • tstrip007tstrip007 Senior Member Member Posts: 308 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I’ll check it out thanks. Ours is for internal only so doesn’t need to have any crazy special features.
  • albinorhino187albinorhino187 Member Posts: 117 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I built out a simple proof of concept system in Sharepoint at my old job. Nothing flashy, just some pre-filled dropdown lists for categories, sub-categories, etc, and then workflows to drive the assignments/durations/escalations based on the categories they picked. I changed jobs before I got the greenlight to put it into production.
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  • SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Senior Member Member Posts: 1,109 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Depending on your business need, you could look at Connectwise product.
  • muneebkalathilmuneebkalathil Senior Member Member Posts: 148
    oSticket. Open Source. We just started to use. :)
  • nisti2nisti2 Senior Member Member Posts: 502 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You can check for Service Now or Zen Desk.
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  • BokehBokeh Senior Member Member Posts: 1,636 ■■■■■■■□□□
    We use HappyFox, have about 20 people on it. Works great for us, very customizable.
  • tstrip007tstrip007 Senior Member Member Posts: 308 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thanks for the feedback. I’ll check those out
  • technogoattechnogoat Member Member Posts: 73 ■■□□□□□□□□
    tstrip007 wrote: »
    At my current job we use Service Now, and I think it's great. We use it for tracking calls, and seeing what was the biggest call driver.

    I use service now but it's a pain to automate or setup a better workflow

    let's say,

    you need to create 100 tickets that have a quick code for deactivating accounts

    what is the quickest way of doing it?

    Some of the users don't have Service name Caller name so some of the tickets need the name in the description
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