If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering ServiceNow IT Business Management, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
It's a workflow thing so I guess one of the most important things is to really think about your requirements and your process flow because you need to customize to use it out of the box and match your work flow. I would rate this product a seven out of 10.
We used the cloud deployment model as opposed to the on-premises model. We used the public cloud and use Microsoft’s cloud with Azure. I’m a CTO and I have about 10-12 years of technical background. I’ve been a developer before, but over the past year I’ve moved into project management and our company is developing software for the energy sector. We may use this solution for that company going forward, although we aren’t using it right now. I’m comfortable using both Salesforce and ServiceNow. I find ServiceNow easier to use in comparison, but Salesforce also has a good interface. We have eight to ten people on the team working with the solution. We were working on a user based project, so there were 10 people to include in the design and then one person was there to develop the Java export and another one for running data for basic export. I’d recommend the solution. I’d rate it nine out of ten. I’d rate it higher if it wasn’t so costly as a solution. Feature-wise it’s very good and unique compared to Salesforce and other business management software.
I rate this program an eight out of ten, just because of the configuration. My main issue was the interface but I assume that it was because of the way the program was configured. It was not really user-friendly. There were a lot of things on my screen that was a little bit complicated. But I would still recommend this product to others looking to implement it.
We use the hybrid cloud deployment model. We're integrators for the solution. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
We use a sort-of a public cloud deployment model. The way ServiceNow works is, it's never public or private. It's kind of public, but you have your own server on the data center, however, you don't know how they're managing it. It's public, but it's not really public, it's hosted privately. One big takeaway for us is that you need to be able to change the users. The product is complex, so you have to help the user by providing some training, or to have them watch some videos of how it works. It's really about change management and user training. The product is quite complex to understand, and even if you know ITIO, you will need to do some training on the application; it's far too complex to understand otherwise. It's an application that does everything you want, it's just that you don't know that you can do it because it offers so many things. It does have good documentation, however, which is quite useful. The solution is still new to us, and we are learning more every day. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.