ServiceNow Competitors and Alternatives

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Uday Madasu
CIO at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
Real User
The change management software gives us workflows and allows for an approval process

What is our primary use case?

We use it for HR, payroll, and finance.

Pros and Cons

  • "All our service management is integrated into one system. Our response time is much faster because we have a visual into what is going on."
  • "We would like them to approve the security functionalities, e.g., management security features."

What other advice do I have?

One of the things that we do in my department is a lot of training for our end users on different applications: clinical and financial applications. We use SysAid and the incident data within SysAid as a guide to think about how effective our training process is. Because if you do a good job of training, then the number of requests for support should go down. Sometimes, we do training but look for patterns with the incidents, then we figured out what we need to change with our training. Or, sometimes a particular user or group of users look like they're just not getting it, so we determine if…
AM
Project Manager/Product Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good SLA options and reporting features but is not easy to set up

What is our primary use case?

We are in support. Zendesk is being used by the IT group help desk and also by our team. We are an internal team that supports SharePoint, Salesforce and Tableau. So we use it for tickets for customers' issues. And then of course I see folks use it for the help desk for everyone else internally.

Pros and Cons

  • "It has good management, the ability to sign tickets based on content, the multi-channel support, the self service portal, the integration with Salesforce, the setup process, and the product features as we are currently using them."
  • "It wasn't easy to set up so we're only using a third of all of the features,"

What other advice do I have?

To be honest with you, I thought Zendesk was a very good product. I didn't understand why we were moving to something else when we weren't using all of the features. Usually you use everything and then you outgrow that solution and look for a new solution. But to me that wasn't the case. So the biggest lesson for me was all three products. This is not an apple to apple comparison. You have to know what your requirements are and the roadmap, which is what I mentioned, but I didn't feel that Zendesk fell short at all. I felt management was making a decision without knowing what the future…
AY
IT Team Lead at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Easy to use, helping us reduce costs by half

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this solution is an IT ticketing system. We have a lot of entities within the company use this system, such as procurement, HR, legal, etc. IT also uses it for a few other projects like asset management, change management, or any ITSM model/method.

Pros and Cons

  • "We have a lot of automation running from our HR system to IT Care Center. When a ticket has been raised to us, we can notify hiring managers on the status of every employee. We also get notifications in Slack for every ticket opened."
  • "They should have full integration with SSO services, like Okta, creating a full service solution."

What other advice do I have?

For our organization, it is important that all IT Care Center modules are included in a single license. If you are looking for a one stop shop, you don't want to pay every time for a new feature. You want the flexibility. If you are looking at an ITSM system that has a lot of out-of-the-box capabilities, you want everything in one place. If you want to implement a new model, you shouldn't have to pay for it. How you use IT Care Center will depend on how your organization builds. I saw some really nice projects and implementations on Microsoft environments that an admin developed from scratch…
Cesar Quiroz
CIO at Grupo Kasto
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use and implement with a good user interface

What is our primary use case?

We're primarily using the solution for incident management. We use it for ticketing for end-users. We are using also all the functionality around change management, release management, and this year we implement project management and software license management. We also make use of the analytics.

Pros and Cons

  • "The overall functionality of the product is excellent."
  • "The product should look at BCM or ServiceNow and see if there are features that would make nice additions. It would help them stay competitive."

What other advice do I have?

We're just customers and end-users. I'm not sure of which version of the solution we are using. They recently changed the names of their services. While we were previously using what I believe was called Enterprise, which is now called Pro. We may continue to use, not just this solution, but other Freshworks options in the future. We've recently asked the company to put together webinars for our company to learn more about their offerings. I'd recommend this solution. In fact, I already have - to other CIOs. The pricing is very straightforward, and the solution is easy to use. It's not overly…
Imed Inoubli
Information Technology Service Desk Manager at MAF Retail
Real User
Top 5
Has easy to understand workflows and good speed

Pros and Cons

  • "The SLA, speed, the comments from agents' side, and the dashboard for agents are the most valuable features."
  • "From the customer side, it's not friendly used compared to other competitors, like ServiceNow or BMC. It's also not fully ITSM management if you compare it with ServiceNow or BMC. They have a full model of ITSM. In BMC they have TrueSight, they have Discovery, which helps IT to discover IT equipment with a serial number, with the specs, capacity of the server."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Jira an eight out of ten. I would like for them to have automation to change the portal, it's still limited. It's not user-friendly compared with other vendors. I recommend would, of course, recommend Jira. It depends on the users. When we started, it was good for us but now that the company is growing and we have a lot of applications, a lot of servers, a lot of complexity, and a lot of links between application services, it's not perfect for us. Our infrastructure has also become huge. We have cloud, hybrid, and on-prem. Sometimes we face an issue, but we spend hours…
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