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Pros
"The most valuable feature is that this is a Cloud solution.""ServiceNow was the first true enterprise to service management platform.""The feature that I have found most valuable from ServiceNow is the ability to assign sub-tasks to different teams, including problem tickets and the regular and chain tasks.""It gave us professionalized, faster incident turn around times. Improved quality of information shared with our customers. Over time we build an extensive knowledge base that assists in both self-service as in services provided by the servicedesk when handling incidents.""I have found that sorting and grouping functions are particularly useful.""ServiceNow has also enabled our Management Consulting business to provide Digital Transformation services for our clients the world over, as we use the platform as an accelerator for doing IT Target Operating Model transformations.""ServiceNow gives us a lot for free: workflows, organizational structures, service portal, forms, reporting, disaster recovery, and so on.""In terms of the most valuable features, it's nice to have everything in one place. Things are easy to follow up on. ServiceNow provides that workflow. I know at some level it is in the pipeline and then if I need to follow up, everything's there. Those are the key benefits of ServiceNow."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the assets management module.""It has a pretty good search function. If you do the advanced search, you can basically search for anything in any field. If I do a search on the request field and just put in some terms I'm searching for, I can usually find the ticket that I'm looking for."

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Cons
"Transparency in the pricing model needs to be improved.""Service mapping could be less complicated.""The major area for improvement for our needs would be monitoring the metrics of the times to acknowledge and resolve issues and escalations.""There should be fewer clicks and faster integrations between solutions.""Creating service catalog forms could be made easier.""I am interested to see the firm's strategic plans for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), and how the particular areas it will expand on from its existing investments (that feature, for example, in its ITSM Pro and CSM Pro modules).""Integration capabilities can improve.""I find ServiceNow to be a little bit clunky. If I need to report an issue they have a number of different options. I can report an issue, I can ask a question, I can make a request and it has varying levels of importance or levels of attention required. I find that what's required to submit is not always clear."

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"This solution needs to have mobile application support added.""The interface feels clunky to me compared to some other systems that I've used. I used ManageEngine Service Desk prior to this at my previous job and that had stuff like categories that we use that I don't see in SolarWinds."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The mandatory minimum is US$ 20,000 for licensing.""The licenses are expensive.""The setup cost is high compared to others, especially when the scope is not fixed.""I am from Brazil. For Latin American markets, ServiceNow is very expensive as compared to other vendors, such as VMware.""$230 per user.""It is very expensive because it is a big organization. You have to pay for additional things.""ServiceNow tends to be a little bit more expensive as compared to BMC Helix ITSM.""There are licensing fees."

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"They charge by the technician. It costs $117 per technician per year."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: : There is several difference between in Service and BMC Helix ITSM As BMC Helix ITSM is a fully internationalized environment: one can localize the labels, messages (system-generated messages)… more »
Top Answer: I think the technical support is pretty good. They can be a little bit slow sometimes, but overall I think they're good.
Top Answer: Our licensing is on a yearly basis. We normally end up doing a true-up payment because we tend to acquire more people and use more licenses.
Top Answer: It has a pretty good search function. If you do the advanced search, you can basically search for anything in any field. If I do a search on the request field and just put in some terms I'm searching… more »
Top Answer: The interface feels clunky to me compared to some other systems that I've used. I used ManageEngine Service Desk prior to this at my previous job and that had stuff like categories that we use that I… more »
Top Answer: We use this for our ticketing system, both in IT as well as the data team. The data team provides application support. It's used in HR and by Facilities. It's used for tickets for purchases. It's used… more »
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8.0
28th
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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)

SolarWinds Web Help Desk simplifies service management with unified ticketing, asset, knowledge, and change management. Key features include:

  1. Maintain asset inventory by managing the use, availability, and health of IT assets, and tracking this over time.
  2. Control change management, It regulates and manages change requests through automated approval workflows and panel voting options.
  3. Employs robust reporting and monitoring using a built-in reports and dashboards to track ticket status, technician performance, and customer support needs.
  4. Automate ticketing management that Automate service request management through ticket creation, assignment, routing, and escalation.
  5. Centralize your knowledge management, Leverage a built-in help desk knowledge base to create and maintain KB articles and promote end-user self-service for common issues.
  6. Meet your SLAs, it has "SLA breach approaching" notifications and date-specific SLA reminder alerts that help customize escalation and de-escalation workflows.
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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    
Instacart
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Computer Software Company12%
Healthcare Company12%
Manufacturing Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company10%
Government8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise68%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
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Find out what your peers are saying about ServiceNow vs. SolarWinds Web Help Desk and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
511,307 professionals have used our research since 2012.

ServiceNow is ranked 1st in Help Desk Software with 40 reviews while SolarWinds Web Help Desk is ranked 28th in Help Desk Software with 2 reviews. ServiceNow is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Web Help Desk is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of ServiceNow writes "Solid, highly scalable, and has got all the features, but needs better reporting, a graphical interface for resource management, and the ability to turn on and off portions of Project Management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Web Help Desk writes "Has good search functionalities but the interface feels clunky". ServiceNow is most compared with BMC Helix ITSM, Pega BPM, BMC Remedyforce, Appian and JIRA Service Management, whereas SolarWinds Web Help Desk is most compared with ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, JIRA Service Management, Zendesk Guide, Freshservice and SCSM. See our ServiceNow vs. SolarWinds Web Help Desk report.

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