What's your favorite ticketing system?
Could anyone recommend a good Support ticketing software? Preferably open source and easy to manage and backup.
If one would recommend a commercial one, please do ?
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I can recommend a commercial one called FocalScope. It comes with a lot of features and a great interface to help you speed up your customer support and enhance your business’ inner communication. Our customers contact a support department and internally we route it to available agents automatically, using the ticket queue and based on the type of query. There also has an archiving routine built in and management is easy since it is installed on one server or in the cloud.
This really depends what you want to use it for.
When I was working in a company supporting users, we used spiceworks, which is a great free application and provides you with a lot of tools to view a snapshot of your network.
Now, I'm providing support to clients externally, so we have recently migrated to Zendesk and we think it's brilliant, it's simple, easy, it's growing and improving constantly and the best part is that it's cheap!
I can recommend eSupport. I our company we have good experience with this commercial product. With a lot of ajax support. Gives a good user experience.
A couple of alternatives that I haven't seen mentioned here or there ...
I have heard good things about AxoSoft OnTime, although I have never used it. While it is oriented to software development teams, the help desk and project management features are (apparently) flexible enough to work for general IT management. The cost seems reasonable.
Also, the Jira "issue tracking" system is also development centric, but their wiki has information about setting it up as a general IT help desk support system. If you do development, the ability to see all of the IT work in one place is priceless. I tried to setup FogBugz for that and did not get good results.
Without knowing your requirements, this would be my best suffestion, free and open source:
PHP web-based project management framework that includes modules for companies, projects, tasks (with Gantt charts), forums, files, calendar, contacts, tickets/helpdesk, multi-language support, user/module permissions and themes
Here is another one of our clients love:
Slick-Ticket is a no-nonsense trouble ticketing/help desk solution.
This is a simple, to-the-point system. It was born out of loathing of the system that I was forced to use. It was tested in a live environment with hundreds of users and ultimately de-throned our expensive and bloated ticketing software.
Full Integrated with Active Directory means not another layer of permissions to add Intuitive interface allows users to jump right in
Integrated help/faq system for administrators to inform users
Details Utilizes .Net 3.5 (C#)
Asp.Net architecture built with Linq-to-SQL
Utilizes Asp.Net AJAX and the AJAX Control Toolkit
Completely customizable colors/themes
Installation program included, just load it on your machine and follow the directions
Localized - Available Languages