Helpdesk Ticketing System Suggestions

We are currently seeking a helpdesk\ticketing system that can meet the below requirements:

•      Hosted on premises
•      Have some sort of asset management
•      Ability to disable all auto replies, ticketing numbers on the user side, etc. (aka no user visibility)
•      Has the ability to update tickets based off of replies to the original email that created the ticket through outlook

In short we are a small team and are currently handling requests via outlook that are sent to a dist group. We would still like to work this way, however, we are seeking a system that can house metrics and provide better organization for our current workflow.

It would be ideal if we can fins something that integrates directly with Outlook, although not a requirement.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Rammy CharlesSales EngineerAsked:
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ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus does each of the four criteria you list. We have used it for a few years, primarily with default settings. It's only been in the last year or so where a concerted effort has been made to customize the system. Now it has become a key system for MIS, not just the helpdesk.

Jeff BrownGlobal Helpdesk SupervisorCommented:
Really should not use outlook as what you are working with when you have a helpdesk system.  The systems ability to group all related items to a single ticket comes from the auto-reply and ticket number that gets sent.  Without this component all of your metrics get messed up.

What your asking for is like a plugin for outlook to do reporting but i can't think of anything that does all of those things with only using outlook

Spiceworks is my helpdesk of choice for small to med size buisnesses
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Ali EslamifarUXCommented:
There are some very good software for the spec that you mentioned:

- Kayako:
- Help Scout:
- Jira Service Desk:
- Help Sumo:

I hope it helps.

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Victor MelenCommented:
Remember to check Jitbit as well, a very nice ticket system
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