Cherwell

Cherwell

by Cherwell Software

Who Uses Cherwell?

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.

What Is Cherwell?

Cherwell Asset Management is designed for organizations seeking large reductions in software license spending, IT overhead, and software audit risk. By integrating all the data related to hardware and software inventory, application usage, license entitlements, and IT purchases, you can seamlessly track and manage IT investments from purchase to retirement and abandon Excel spreadsheets.

Cherwell Details

Cherwell Software

https://www.cherwell.com

Founded 2004

Cherwell Pricing Overview

Cherwell has a free version and does not offer a free trial. Cherwell paid version starts at US$150.00/month.

Starting Price

US$150.00/month

Pricing Details

Use Cherwell Asset Management FREE on up to 100 Machines

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

Cherwell Features

IT Asset Management Software
Audit Management
Compliance Tracking
Configuration Management
Contract/License Management
Cost Tracking
Inventory Management
Maintenance Management
Procurement Management
Requisition Management
Supplier Management
Asset Tracking
Availability Management
Change Management
Configuration Management
Contract/License Management
Incident Management
Problem Management
Project Management
Release & Deployment Management
Self Service Portal
Budgeting
Change Management
Collaboration
Dashboard
Milestone Tracking
Portfolio Management
Project Planning
Reporting/Analytics
Requirements Management
Resource Management
Task Management
Time & Expense Tracking

Cherwell Reviews

Showing 5 of 149 reviews

Overall
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Service
4.3/5
Features
4.4/5
Value for Money
4.4/5
Douglas F.
IT Tech Support Specialist
Higher Education, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/05/2020

"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

Pros: Customization of searches; use of an SQ-like search format to build queries that can then be saved and reused

Cons: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/05/2020
Verified Reviewer
Service Transition Manager
Information Technology & Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 1/10/2019

"Great product with high upside"

Comments: Overall the process with Cherwell has been great. The product is fantastic with very few hiccups.

Pros: This product allows us to customize it in a way that makes it so we can bring all departments within the same system (finally!).

Cons: Implementation and additional integrations can be difficult (as with any product).

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 1/10/2019
Verified Reviewer
DBA
Food & Beverages, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/05/2020

"Excellent help desk product"

Comments: I've been working with Cherwell for 4 years. The product is extremely stable and safe. Through personalized screens it is possible to have a complete view of the activities that are being requested by priority, demand and responsible.
To search for an extended call, the tool has quick and well-designed consultation screens.
I also manage the process changes using the tool.

Pros: The ability to create customized panels with all the demands that are being requested, filtering by responsible analyst.

Cons: When we have a large number of queries on personalized screens the product loses a lot of performance. Creating micro-slowness. Even in the transition of their product. This could definitely be better.

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  • Reviewed on 21/05/2020
Verified Reviewer
Business Systems Specialist
Higher Education, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    2/5
  • Ease of Use
    1/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    1/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/01/2019

"Standard functionality but horrible UX"

Comments: 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.

Pros: Help desk tickets are tracked
Released changes are tracked

Cons: User experience
Look and feel of the software
Search functionality
Notification process
Inactivity timeout

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/01/2019
Cliff T.
Java Software Engineer
Consumer Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/03/2019

"High level of accurateness and flexibility"

Comments: Cherwell Software offers one ITSM product which is aimed at companies with medium and high level of maturity. If you are interested in integrating a flexible and adjustable solution in your organization, then Cherwell Service Management is exactly what you require.

Pros: The company has expanded its ITOM capabilities and supports a wide range of third-party integrations and extensions. For instance, the example of such a platform can be Exchange Mergeable Application. In a few words, this application gives various opportunities for third-party developers to host their applications. In general, the vendor pleases us with the new program’s opportunities and abilities rolling out pretty frequently. We have given our preference to Cherwell Service Management because of its great visualization capabilities, user-friendliness of the program’s interface, powerful reporting, etc. With its help, our team has automatized numerous processes and tasks. The platform pleases with its accurate dashboards and incredible search abilities.

Cons: The company has a tendency to reassign account people. Maybe, the reason for that is the high speed of their self-development, who knows. But still, it may cause little difficulties. Where we see problems with Cherwell Service Management is that this program requires a lot of computer memory to run correctly. In addition, the program will be a real pain without a strong infrastructure from your side. What’s more, this solution does not have any web version.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/03/2019