Compare Micro Focus Service Manager vs. ServiceNow

Micro Focus Service Manager is ranked 13th in IT Service Management (ITSM) with 4 reviews while ServiceNow is ranked 1st in IT Service Management (ITSM) with 21 reviews. Micro Focus Service Manager is rated 7.0, while ServiceNow is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Service Manager writes "A better GUI in place but still not user friendly and quite complex to implement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ServiceNow writes "Discovery has reduced the time to build/deploy devices within our environment". Micro Focus Service Manager is most compared with ServiceNow, BMC Helix ITSM and JIRA Service Desk, whereas ServiceNow is most compared with BMC Helix ITSM, Appian and JIRA Service Desk.
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Pros
It can adapt to any process in the organization.The design has been revamped in terms of GUI. The current interface is quite easy to read.Its flexibility and ease of customization are its most valuable features.It gives us better understanding and control of service management.

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The most valuable feature is that this is a Cloud solution.This solution is a single-storage for our user community to submit help desk tickets.Easy to integrate with third-party applications.In the Service Portal, the widget concept - and the way we have developed our widget - is pretty simple. We can leverage a lot on top of it.HR Case Management and Customer Service Management are two of the key areas which clients are using.Discovery has reduced, on average, the time to build/deploy devices within our environment by one hour. This may not seem like much but it adds up over time. It also reaps additional time savings with its ability to capture changes through subsequent discoveries over the life of the device.I have found many features that are important and that are easier when compared to Remedy; for example, the Scripted REST APIs and the Flow Designer... The Client scripts are simpler when you compare with Remedy.Creating a ticket is much simpler in this tool. That is one big advantage. Also, the simplicity and ease of use are much better. I've used HPSM and it is very complex in comparison to ServiceNow.

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With the new version moving toward the codeless configuration is good, but it's losing flexibility.The solution does not interface well with other products and is difficult to implement.Their end-user interface and technical support features could be improved.Pure cloud-based native functionality is lacking.

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Transparency in the pricing model needs to be improved.I do not like the user interface.It's missing monitoring capabilities.For healthcare, which is a pretty audited environment, there are no concrete solutions for digital signatures, apart from our license with Adobe, so it requires orchestration.HR Service Management is one module that needs a lot of improvement because it's a pretty new module. It was introduced in the last two years. It's becoming more mature day by day, but there is a lot of scope for improvement in that module.Where it could be improved is Discovery. This may sound odd since I just praised the value of ServiceNow Discovery, but improvements to its automatic detection, the breadth of devices, and the depth of devices covered, as well as keeping up with new technologies, are all essential.The standard UI is very restricted. It doesn't look as good, compared to Remedy. Building your own UI requires some additional coding...When it comes to reference fields, there are some limitations where you aren't able to use them, like in relationship queries. In Remedy, when you click a menu, you get options directly, whereas here, if you use a reference field, it points you to a different form. So the UI experience totally changes for the end user.

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The license model is based on a number of fulfillers (active users who play some role within the ServiceNow functionality). Therefore, you can serve as many end-users as you want, without additional costs.Initially, the licensing model ServiceNow came up with was very good. But now, from a licensing perspective, they are changing their model day by day. It is becoming a bit expensive for customers.Isn't pricing always too much? We really do chafe at the ITIL licensing. ITOM is also pretty expensive.ServiceNow is a leader and its pricing is quite good, quite competitive... Sometimes some plugins are not priced reasonably but, generally, the platform itself, its modules, are priced reasonably.ServiceNow pricing is an art, not a science. The deal depends on how commercially savvy you are, which does make it something that is quite difficult to get right. It is most definitely an opportunity area for ServiceNow to improve and have more visibility around pricing of the different products within the platform.It's sold as a less expensive solution, but it has to be highly modified. That's where you get into the cost.We know that ServiceNow is not cheap, it's more expensive than other solutions. But we are trying to increase our ability to handle tickets so that the cost per ticket is less.It has a higher cost compared to local/regional solutions.

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HPE ITSM, HPE Service Manager
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Overview

Service Manager on SaaS provides you with a cloud-based, industry leading IT Service Management solution.

Now, with the ServiceNow System of Action, every employee, customer, and machine can make requests on a single cloud platform. Every department working on tasks can assign and prioritize, collaborate, get down to root cause issues, gain real-time insights, and drive to action. Your employees are energized, your service levels improve, and you realize game-changing economics. Work at lightspeed.(TM)

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Sample Customers
resultspositive, GlobiconAAA, AstraZeneca, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Broadcom, Christus Health, Epicor, Equinix, GE Capital, Intuit, KPMG, Loyola Marymount University, OshKosh, Quantas, RedHat, Royal Bank of Scotland, Swiss Re, U.S. Department of Energy, Safeway, Yale University, and Zillow
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm32%
Aerospace/Defense Firm12%
Healthcare Company8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company39%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company14%
Newspaper12%
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Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company10%
University9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company35%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise77%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise72%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise73%
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