Compare ServiceNow vs. ServiceNow Now Platform

ServiceNow is ranked 1st in Rapid Application Development Software with 20 reviews while ServiceNow Now Platform is ranked 8th in Rapid Application Development Software with 5 reviews. ServiceNow is rated 8.4, while ServiceNow Now Platform is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of ServiceNow writes "Discovery has reduced the time to build/deploy devices within our environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ServiceNow Now Platform writes "Service desk functionality that has many features and is highly customizable but comes with a high cost". ServiceNow is most compared with BMC Helix ITSM, Appian and Pega BPM, whereas ServiceNow Now Platform is most compared with Oracle Application Express (APEX). See our ServiceNow vs. ServiceNow Now Platform report.
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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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The level of automation within the platform is great.This is a development platform that provides us with a strong database and a low code environment.The workflow feature really has a lot of value because you can create complex workflows in a simple, intuitive way with only a few clicks.Learning materials, such as online courses, are readily available.We have seen a big improvement in the experience that we want to create for our end users.

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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 integration towards other ERP systems could be improved.The basic reporting system is rather static.The pricing model is complex and needs to be both lowered and simplified.The licensing for this solution, with respect to the user, needs to be improved.We would like to see AI used to automate some of the functionality in this solution.

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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.

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It's expensive and if you need some analytical views of your activity, there is an additional cost.Pricing is based on the number of users and user licenses, but the product is 20% to 30% more than the competition.

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Overview

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)

ServiceNow is the fastest-growing enterprise cloud software company in the world above $1 billion (2018 revenue was $2.6 billion, up 36% year over year). We deliver digital workflows that create great experiences and unlock productivity to approximately 5,400 enterprise customers worldwide, including almost 75% of the Fortune 500.

As a purpose-driven company, making work, work better for people guides everything we do.

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Sample Customers
AAA, 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 experian, beachbody, health partners
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Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company10%
University9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company40%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise71%
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