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We performed a comparison between BMC TrueSight Operations Management and ServiceNow IT Operations Management based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Event Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"The tailoring of the knowledge modules has been particularly useful as I can streamline the agents to only report on critical events.""The fact that they have a very integrated relationship with Sentry Software, the Knowledge Module, is valuable... The richest feature for us is the number of Knowledge Modules that we can load into the product to add breadth of service to the customer. It enables us to move up the operational stack from hardware, to operating system, to application, and to cloud... That enables us to provide one pane of glass over all those layers - hardware, OS, app, and cloud.""It works irrespective of the operating system we’re running.""We have one application, which is fairly large. In the past, we had Level 1 and 2 NOC support teams who were responsible for watching dashboards. When they saw an issue in the application, they would call Level 2 or 3 support and escalate the call, if necessary. Now, through the use of this product, we have been able to reduce the headcount by five people, as we are able to eliminate the eyes on the glass. We no longer have people watching the dashboard. We have events which are processed automatically through the system and get to the right people. We had six people in L1s, and now have one. So, we reduced five out of six headcount, which is pretty significant.""Signature baselines, which have allowed us to fine tune many of our events and significantly reduce the number of events generated.""It is breadth. It covers so many different technologies which can roll up into a single console.""The event management tool builds correlation logic and protection algorithms into a field of events that is valuable when a data center goes down.""The noise reduction for ticketing works much better than we have seen in a lot of other companies."

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"It's easy to set up.""It includes a valuable feature called Discovery, that aids in application portfolio management, enabling visibility into IT infrastructure from top to bottom.""Provides everything in one solution.""The auto remediation feature has been most valuable. They have also introduced an AOP feature of ServiceNow that we are keen to explore.""Their Event Management is very good.""The way this solution has helped us is that it improved our communication.""I am impressed with the tool's ability to track information in an easy way.""The most valuable features of ServiceNow IT Operations Management are ease of use, intuitive design, and ease of management, and its based on IT practices which are good."

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Cons
"The solution could improve its price.""Specifically around application performance monitoring, BMC is definitely not the market leader. The Dynatraces, the New Relics and the like are more of the market leaders in that space. I would like to see them grow that space a little bit more aggressively. It has not really been their bread and butter.""The product must provide application or service monitoring features.""This solution is lacking in application monitoring features. Technical support for this solution also needs improvement, particularly in product knowledge and response time.""The solution's support service could be better.""Application performance management (APM) is an area with certain shortcomings in the solution that needs improvement. I""I would like to see a little more out-of-the-box event correlation and expanded AIOps type capabilities. Where you can train your artificial intelligence operations to be able to memorize an issue once you encounter one scenario, so if you encounter that same problem, you can get to the root cause very quickly.""We were somewhat limited in TrueSight due to some of the RBAC controls not quite being what we wanted as far as delegating out administrative privileges for implementation. But because we were able to turn requests around pretty well, that burden wasn't too heavy."

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"The pricing is high.""Enhancing automation-related solutions, such as Wi-Fi, porting, machinery, and product automation would help to achieve better operational outcomes.""If you are new to using the solution, you will find the setup complex.""It should have better integrations with other solutions.""The most complaints we have received from our clients are the solution's discovery aspect. I've heard a few concerns from the customers where we have to integrate with a third-party tool to make a full-fledged discovery along with ServiceNow. ServiceNow alone does not do the total capacity of the discovery. The discovery portion of ServiceNow IT Operations Management is not in-depth as what the customers are looking for. The information that it gathers from the assets is a little more limited than what other tools provide.""I would like more manual issues to have automated report-facing options.""Lacks the ability to do its own monitoring.""ServiceNow could be more prescriptive on how customers can leverage some of the benefits."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Use conservative figures. In terms of hardware, monitored servers and also effort. The product is not cheap. But as with other products, you get what you pay for."
  • "The solutions are not the cheapest but are robust and stable. License model is rather complex and BMC do often change the model."
  • "Pricing is very high."
  • "We pay license fees of between $150 and $200 per asset. There is an enterprise software license fee, and then you pay a percentage for your maintenance, and then Premier Support. For example, if you buy a two-year license for the product, then the maintenance fee is added to that for two years at X percent a year. Then there's a small fee on top of that for Premier Support..."
  • "Pricing is all volume-driven. I think we were paying between $80 and $85 per license. That's per unit, for a perpetual license. You pay it one time and then, every year, you pay 20 percent of that for annual maintenance and support. But now that we've grown, we've purchased tens of thousands of licenses and the cost per license has gone down to something like less than $30..."
  • "It is a large, complex product. So, there is a commitment of manpower to deploy it, as it is not a cheap product."
  • "There is a big upfront cost when you buy the license, then there is annual maintenance. We look at, if I bought a license and paid for maintenance for five years, then average it out, what would be my monthly cost. We have had some of the competing tools come in around four dollars. This is coming in as a premium, which is why I don't have it deployed as I would like it. Therefore, we're in negotiations right now. If I can get it down to the four dollar range, I will triple my deployment in a year and a half."
  • "The only possible additional cost that I can mention, that you might not be aware of, is that it uses Oracle partitioning, if you use Oracle. There are Oracle partitioning fees that go with that."
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  • "The pricing is high and may be excluding the small to medium-sized enterprise businesses."
  • "It has different subscription models."
  • "There are additional costs, you have to pay more for everything."
  • "The price of ServiceNow IT Operations Management is expensive."
  • "It is expensive. It is around 10 Euros per server per month."
  • "This solution offers good value but comes at a very high premium. Pricing could be reduced by 10 to 20%."
  • "The solution offers yearly licenses and a subscription model for add-on features."
  • "My customers pay for the ServiceNow IT Operations Management license annually. I'd rate the pricing based on value. ServiceNow IT Operations Management is a premium product as it has better features than competitors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The tool is flexible enough to be customized based on customer requirements.
    Top Answer:The product must provide more AI capabilities. AI is already available but must play a deeper role in the solution.
    Top Answer:From my perspective as an asset manager, the most valuable feature of the solution is the configuration management portion, where I can actively add something to the database.
    Top Answer:It is moderately expensive. The pricing itself and the licensing options are depending on the model and the customization. The standard version offers numerous ready-to-use automation options and is… more »
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    Also Known As
    ProactiveNet, TrueSight Operations Management
    ServiceNow ITOM
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    Overview

    BMC TrueSight Operations Management is a solution that delivers end-to-end performance monitoring and event management. It does so by using machine learning, analytics, and AIOps to identify, analyze, and resolve application and infrastructure problems quickly. BMC TrueSight Operations Management also offers automated remediation and ticketing.

    BMC TrueSight Operations Management Features

    BMC TrueSight Operations Management has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • TrueSight Smart Reporting
    • Broad monitoring capabilities
    • Hundreds of integrations
    • Event grouping
    • Proactive alerts
    • Incident tickets
    • Cause analysis
    • Automated log analysis

    BMC TrueSight Operations Management Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using BMC TrueSight Operations Management include:

    • Detects performance issues: BMC TrueSight Operations Management helps you detect and address performance abnormalities before they impact your organization.
    • Beneficial for IT teams: Since BMC TrueSight Operations Management automatically learns the behavior of your infrastructure, it is able to alert you when specific behaviors require attention, helping IT departments focus on other pressing priorities.
    • Cost efficient: BMC TrueSight Operations Management will save your company money by eliminating the need to manage thousands of traditional, static thresholds for event generation.
    • Reduces manual tasks: BMC TrueSight Operations Management minimizes the need to manually define, configure, and maintain correlation rules and policies.
    • Fewer false alarms: With BMC TrueSight Operations Management, the number of false alarms and associated incidents decreases drastically.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by BMC TrueSight Operations Management users.

    Mudassir A., Sr. Technical Consultant at a tech services company, says, "The event management part of TrueSight Operations Management, in my experience, is probably the best in the market. You have endless flexibility. You can build your own rules, you have the MRL language, and you can implement any kind of logic on the alerts. It may be correlation, abstraction, or executing something as a result of the alerts. You have almost the whole range of options available for event management using the available customization."

    A General Manager - Sales at a tech services company explains, “There are many features that are most valuable in BMC TrueSight Operations Management. First, its proactive monitoring feature is highly developed. BMC TrueSight Operations Management is an intelligent tool that's able to understand day-to-day operations and consistently gives alerts. The alerts are not automatic for some activities, e.g. some alerts are given monthly, while some are given more frequently. The consolidated dashboard where you can enjoy a single pane of glass to look at the full infrastructure from the servers to the VMs, to the clouds, to the application, to the database, to the network devices, including having a topology, and having a tendency map of the topology of key offerings, is also a valuable feature of this solution.”

    An Information Systems Computer System Controller at an insurance company states, “The business event manager tool that consolidates detailed information from a single instance of equipment is the most valuable thing for me. It provides support for the business tools and the IT services which come from several systems.”


    ServiceNow IT Operations Management (ITOM) is a cloud management and infrastructure tool that facilitates the administrative and development process of creating, planning, and operating digital services, technology, application requirements, and components for organizations. Service Now ensures effectiveness, performance, and availability throughout an organization's processes and services.

    ServiceNow ITOM will help organizations facilitate consistent policies with regard to deployment, support, and services to ensure trustworthiness and quality of service (QoS). ServiceNow ITOM will ensure that all applications, services, and infrastructure are consistently available and stable.

    ServiceNow IT Operations Management Features

    • Help Desk: ServiceNow ITOM help desk enables IT and operations administrators to better communicate issues concerning managing data latencies, controlling the monitoring of user profiles, executing disaster recovery plans, and any other problematic incidents.

    • Device and server management: ServiceNow ITOM will ensure IT operations teams can better handle general maintenance, upgrading, and patching for server-related concerns. The solution will also help to maintain the health of organization devices such as laptops, phones, tablets, mobile devices, and desktops.

    • Infrastructure maintenance: ServiceNow ITOM helps organizations set up remote access networks, maintain network security, regulate communication with external servers and firewalls, and also monitor and manage internal telephone systems.

    ServiceNow IT Operations Management Benefits

    • Improve DevOps: ServiceNow ITOM improves the ability to inspect microservices, which enables DevOps and SRE teams to improve incident response.
    • Improve data control: The solution will help to manage the entire digital lifecycle, and will also enhance the organization's configuration management database (CMDB) to enable a more robust data foundation.
    • Problem-solve: ITOM is able to proactively identify anomalies before they become issues/problems with tremendous accuracy. ITOM helps organizations minimize outages and reduce the negative impact to end users so that they do not experience any downtime or service degradations. ITOM will also use artificial intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) along with machine learning (ML) to reduce the possibility of false positives, saving time and increasing productivity.
    • Automate workflows: ITOM offers a pre-designed workbook and no-code/low-code workflows to reduce redundant tasks and improve recovery times. ITOM provides intuitive workable processes to be shared easily with all teams throughout the organization.

    ServiceNow ITOM enables organizations to become robust, strategic operations able to successfully anticipate issues before they have an impact on the organization. Organizations that use ServiceNOw ITOM will be able to easily automate workflows and improve how their IT teams communicate and work together to deliver successful outcomes and maintain productivity and profitability 24/7.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “With this solution, operational costs will be reduced. Your maintenance cost will be reduced when you use the item model. You will deliver a fast solution to the customers. If something happens on the server-side or router-side, it will be immediately caught. Efficiencies are improved. “ - Rupesh J., Solutions Architect at Globant

    “It has been very useful for tracking. It has evolved a lot over time, and there is a single pane of glass where you can track and see everything.” - Uday T., Project Manager at MindTree

    Sample Customers
    Ensono, Transamerica, Boston Scientific, Park Place Technologies, inContact, TD Ameritrade, PNC Bank
    servicenow, TransAlta, NATS, Symantec
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm32%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Computer Software Company38%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Consumer Goods Company8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    BMC TrueSight Operations Management vs. ServiceNow IT Operations Management
    May 2024
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    BMC TrueSight Operations Management is ranked 1st in Event Monitoring with 49 reviews while ServiceNow IT Operations Management is ranked 2nd in Event Monitoring with 34 reviews. BMC TrueSight Operations Management is rated 8.2, while ServiceNow IT Operations Management is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Operations Management writes "The product is reasonably priced, but the solution is a little obsolete because it is deployed on-premise". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ServiceNow IT Operations Management writes "A very capable solution that includes a valuable, user-friendly workflow management tool". BMC TrueSight Operations Management is most compared with BMC Helix Monitor, Dynatrace, Zabbix, New Relic and Splunk ITSI (IT Service Intelligence), whereas ServiceNow IT Operations Management is most compared with OpsRamp, Moogsoft, Splunk ITSI (IT Service Intelligence), Datadog and VMware Aria Operations. See our BMC TrueSight Operations Management vs. ServiceNow IT Operations Management report.

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