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Find out what your peers are saying about Cherwell Service Management vs. ServiceNow and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The most valuable features are problem management and change management.""Its integration features, orchestration features, and discovery tools are the most valuable. It is also pretty stable, and it can be as scalable as you want.""The dashboard and the reporting functionality are the solution's most valuable features."

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"I like that in ServiceNow creating workflows is simpler than that in HP Service Manager. Also, I really like the customization feature. It allows us to customize the service portal and permits us to do a lot of customization per business needs.""ServiceNow is a very powerful tool that can perform a lot of different functions.""For change management, I find the CAB workbench very useful. I haven't seen any other solution that has a CAB workbench or advanced automated solutions for a change advisory board. ServiceNow also has the Workflow Engine which works very well and is very intuitive.""We consider the integration capabilities of the solution with other tools to be a valuable feature.""There are a lot of features within ServiceNow. There are plenty of add-ons that go beyond the typical core helpdesk operations, such as HR facilities, BRM functionality, and various compliance and governance capabilities.""The subsequent chain of tasks, I believe, is valuable.""What I like the most is the functionality, it's features are rich, and there is a high degree of compliance with IT standards.""I think ServiceNow is highly stable. These kinds of tools are used in a big company, and I haven't seen any issues in terms of the core platform."

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Cons
"Areas for improvement would be the service catalog and customer catalog, which is not very user-friendly. The shopping cart experience is also terrible - you submit and go straight to the cart, you can't continue shopping or see your overall cost.""The stability, specifically in the on-premises deployment model, could be improved.""Application service mapping, GRC, SecOps, and things like that need improvement."

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"Very expensive.""I find the way you need to attach things like screenshots and stuff is a bit gimmicky. I'm a casual user. I'll use it once every two months and only when I have an incident that I need to report. You don't get a lot of experience with it when you're just using it once in a while like that. Therefore, it needs to be more intuitive so that you don't have to re-learn how to do simple tasks as the way to do certain things just isn't obvious.""When it comes to changing some of the features, I would like a little more leeway.""When we are using the solution on mobile phones on their networks the performance is reduced with a delay of approximately 8 seconds. There is less delay using the desktop computers connected to the WiFi or to the network directly.""An area for improvement would be the accessibility of downloaded and compressed files.""Like all other IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS subscription cloud providers, ServiceNow is constantly improving by building new capabilities to expand the breadth and depth of its offerings while increasing its activities with partners to build more capabilities.""There should be greater integration with other enterprise applications. We're using Microsoft, Oracle, and other applications, and it would be good to have a greater integration on some of the immediate hiccups that you have with these services. It doesn't mean that when we have a problem with using another application, ServiceNow should be able to fix it, but ServiceNow should be able to alert us to things. There should be a bit more automation or integration.""It's too complicated and there are too many options."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "For an ITIL user, the cost is probably about 50 bucks a month."
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  • "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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Its integration features, orchestration features, and discovery tools are the most valuable. It is also pretty stable, and it can be as scalable as you want.
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    For an ITIL user, the cost is probably about 50 bucks a month.
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    Application service mapping, GRC, SecOps, and things like that need improvement.
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    Hi Netanya, I will choose ServiceNow because ServiceNow is a very good tool compared to Microsoft PowerApp.  Because ServiceNow has a very strong module (Performance Analysis) reporting which will… more »
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    It can scale well if you are managing IT assets.
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    It's very expensive, and if care is not taken, competitions can quickly come and take over the space by offering better pricing.
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    Overview
    Cherwell Service Management is a powerful IT service management (ITSM) solution that provides IT organizations the flexibility needed for rapid configuration and customization, minimal overhead, and frictionless upgrades at a fraction of the cost and complexity associated with legacy ITSM solutions. Cherwell's codeless design architecture means you can add new functionality without modifying a single line of code, integrate easily with third party applications, and upgrade without fear of breaking what you've built.

    ServiceNow is a cloud-based task-management platform that specializes in IT operations management (ITOM), IT services management (ITSM), and IT business management (ITBM). ServiceNow allows users to manage their teams, projects, and customer interactions using a variety of different plugins and apps with which it easily integrates.

    ServiceNow offers prebuilt applications to support any process, as well as a framework and tools that allow you to build your own.

    ServiceNow’s service management solutions include change, request, incident, problem, and cost management, as well as HR, IT, field service, and facilities management solutions. They also cover business management solutions such as vendor performance management, financial management, performance analytics and project portfolio suite, as well as governance, risk, and compliance.

    “The Smarter Way to Workflow”

    ServiceNow’s activities, processes, and tasks are overseen as part of a comprehensive managed workflow that supports such features as real-time collaboration, communication, and resource sharing. ServiceNow’s suite of products allow for operation using serverless computing, and include the categories of Business Apps, Customer Service, HR, IT, and Security.

    ServiceNow can be used to support most workflows because of the wide range of tools it offers. These include on-suite ticketing tools, predictive modeling to manage workflows, and benchmarking for the tracking of progress. ServiceNow can assist with artificial intelligence and machine learning processes and can be used to organize the cases of a help/service desk as well as for instance management and problem management. It also smoothly integrates with many legacy systems.

    ServiceNow offers service management software for industries including:

    Cloud services
    Education
    Financial services
    Government
    Healthcare
    Manufacturing
    Telecommunications

    Reviews from Real Users

    IT Central Station users prefer ServiceNow to its competitors because of its scalability, stability, and ease of use. It helps everyone in the company to be on the same page by creating a single source of record across all departments. One user stated that “I’ve definitely used over 20 project management solutions, but they can't be compared with ServiceNow.” Another said that “ServiceNow is an industry leader in multiple areas and provides an excellent ROI.

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    Sample Customers
    Ausenco, Highlights for Children, B/E Aerospace
    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    
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Cherwell Service Management is ranked 25th in Help Desk Software with 3 reviews while ServiceNow is ranked 1st in Help Desk Software with 73 reviews. Cherwell Service Management is rated 7.0, while ServiceNow is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cherwell Service Management writes "A scalable solution with good discovery, integration, and orchestration features, but application service mapping, GRC, and SecOps need improvement". On the other hand, 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". Cherwell Service Management is most compared with JIRA Service Management, BMC Helix ITSM, Ivanti Service Desk , HEAT Service Management and ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, whereas ServiceNow is most compared with BMC Helix ITSM, Microsoft PowerApps, Pega BPM, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus and JIRA Service Management. See our Cherwell Service Management vs. ServiceNow report.

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