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We performed a comparison between Device42 and ServiceNow based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two IT Asset Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Device42 vs. ServiceNow report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The pricing is reasonable."

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"Data in reports and dashboards are easily accessible.""Great that it's knowledge-based and you can use the flows in ServiceNow.""The Workflow feature is the most valuable.""It enables us to meet SLAs, track issues across the environment, and report those issues.""For the nuts and bolts running of an IT organization, I can't really say there's anything lacking feature-wise.""I like the ease of use.""It is a very promising product. They have a new release every six months. They're investing quite a lot, and you can do many creative things with the product. If you know how it works, you can have stricter rules in the product.""It's great to do statuses or to review tasks."

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Cons
"If they could make it so their remote connector could do as much as 10,000 devices, that would be better."

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"When it comes to changing some of the features, I would like a little more leeway.""One thing I don't care for is the reporting and the way it functions.""There's always a room for improvement in terms of the ServiceNow UI. For customers, the UI is something that is a continuous improvement.""The RPA needs improvement. That's a new area for them that they're just entering into now.""There is a need to learn scripting because as in the case of all the ITSM tools, scripting is needed for customization. If you're not very comfortable with scripting, then you may feel that you cannot do everything in ServiceNow without learning scripting.""It's too complicated and there are too many options.""There is inherent complexity with this tool because of the number of things that it can do.""It would be nice if we could, with some specific access rights, move histories from one squad to another, as they generate dependencies or duplicate or flag them."

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  • "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."
  • "The price of the solution is comparable to industry standards. For the features that we received, it is reasonable."
  • "This is a pretty expensive product, so the licensing could be better."
  • "The price is okay for us. It's reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I'm a reseller. I'm more on the technical side and don't really handle billing and payments. Therefore, I don't have any details on licensing or costs. That said, my understanding is that it is… more »
    Top Answer:They always say and recommend that we should run one remote connector, and one discovery service for about 500 to 1,000 devices, which actually means the productivity of this remote connector. Even… more »
    Top Answer:The short answer is that OutSystems is far better for 2 main reasons. Firstly, with Service Now you are locked into that platform for good. The business model is to lock in and then keep pumping the… more »
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer:There are several differences 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 »
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    out of 44 in IT Asset Management
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    Overview

    Device42 makes IT decision making easier. With accurate, automatic inventory tracking powered by automatic discovery, Device42 is your go-to for everything from day-to-day ITSM to IPAM to encrypted secret storage, DCIM rack modeling, migration planning, and more!

    Say Hello! to Automated Data Center Management

    Say goodbye to spreadsheets and manual drawings which are, at best, inefficient and quickly outdated. Device42 auto-generates accurate infrastructure and inter-dependency diagrams making data center management faster, easier, and more accurate.

    • Gain – Gain accurate infrastructure visibility — know what you have, where it’s located, how it’s connected, and who owns it.
    • Beyond – Go beyond just the physical — gain visibility into blades, virtual machines, cloud instances, and the applications running on them.
    • Support – Support and document the entire lifecycle from purchase order to retirement.
    • Infrastructure – Device42’s comprehensive infrastructure management enables more informed decision making.

    Know Exactly What is Running, and Where, with Deep Application Mapping

    • Mapping – Powerful application mapping tools relate data from various sources.
    • Related – Auto-discovered data is related with imported and input data.
    • Components – Dependency flow diagrams relating application components are automatically generated.
    • Visualize – IT managers can visualize the application’s different parts and interdependencies.
    • Charts – Automatically-generated impact charts show the relationships between applications, hardware components, and facilities.

    Transform IT Anarchy into IT Organization

    Access real-time configuration data to understand where resources are and how those resources are being consumed. Support future capacity and growth planning.

    • IP Address – Get the next available IP address (eliminate ping and pray).
    • Capacity – Locate racks with enough space and power capacity to house new servers.
    • Affected – Determine which users are affected by scheduled and unscheduled outages.
    • Supported – Know if a server/OS is still supported, and where to find it.
    • Accurate – Maintain accurate server-switch port connections.
    • Manage – Accurately manage rack power and cooling capacities.
    • Device – Know device interdependencies and their service relationships.

    Efficiently Manage Growth and Consolidation with Powerful Capacity Planning Tools

    • Rack – Find available rack capacity with heat maps colored by available units.
    • Power – Ensure power availability at a glance with overlaid color bars.
    • Find – Quickly find space, outlets, and power capacity for new equipment with “What-If” scenarios.
    • Connections – Visually ensure all your machines are redundantly connected.
    • Hardware – Easily identify any hardware without redundancy.
    • View – View power consumption, temperature, and humidity over time.
    • Data Center – Locate data center hot spots and eliminate problem areas.
    • Reports – Comprehensive reporting includes abundant pre-configured reports or easily create your own.
    • Change – Instantly report change history, contracts, rack space availability, and much more.
    • Consolidate – Remove the guesswork — know if you have room to grow, or power and cooling capacity to consolidate.

    Dramatically Reduce Data Entry

    Increase data center staff productivity. By minimizing or eliminating redundant and low-value data entry, IT staff can spend more time on high-value business initiatives.

    • Automatic – Device42's autodiscovery, import tools, and 3rd-party integrations do a vast majority of the hard work for you.
    • API – All the documentation you could ever want on our open API is available at http://api.device42.com.
    • Powerful – Device42’s open and powerful REST API is thoroughly documented, easy to use, and extremely powerful —enabling input and output of data to and from external sources with features like .XLS API imports.
    • Better Place – Freedom from excessive data entry means you can focus on building the next cool thing and making the world a better place!

    Enhance IT Service Management

    Device42 integrates with many popular 3rd-party tools and imports from almost anywhere!

    • Input – No need to input the same data into multiple systems!
    • Information – Enhance the information in your ticketing system with data from Device42.
    • ITSM App – Out-of-the-box integrations with popular ITSM applications such as JIRA, Confluence, ServiceNow, and Zendesk.
    • Automation – Out-of-the-box integrations with automation platforms like Rundeck, Puppet, and Chef.
    • CMDB Providers – Import data from other CMDB providers like Aperature, Microsoft SCCM, Solarwinds, OpenDCIM, Racktables, Rackmonkey
    • Anywhere – Import from spreadsheets, Visio docs, and anywhere else you can get a .csv file.

    Effectively Manage Asset Life Cycles

    Make the most out of your budget. Track software and support entitlements, and full hardware asset lifecycles.

    • Purchases – Record purchases.
    • Lifecycle – Asset lifecycle tracking from the day of purchase to the day it’s retired.
    • Contract – Associate a service contract with the actual asset it applies to.
    • QR Code – Automatically generate a smartphone-readable QR code for physical inventory.
    • Planning – Improve planning with accurate financial data for budgeting and auditing.
    • Proactive – Proactively manage contracts and maintenance renewals with powerful reporting and renewal notices.
    • Track Well – Track software licensing and ensure compliance.
    • Eliminate – Eliminate waste and save money.

    Resolve Technical Issues Faster

    • Services – Improve your IT service delivery with accurate and actionable data.
    • Flexible – Device42 will discover and correlate relationships between physical, logical, and virtual environments – providing a powerful tool for problem solving.
    • Ticket Makes – Attaching the actual device to a ticket makes confusion about which device is being referenced a thing of the past.
    • Locate Device – Locating the device has never been easier when it’s attached to a ticket; click the device and get all the relevant details from Device42.
    • Emergency – The next time a data center emergency arises, save the day in style!

    Centrally Manage Shared Accounts and Passwords

    • Find – Take control of who has access to what systems
    • Ensure – Ensure that data center teams have the information they need, when they need it
    • Very Fast – Quickly map service accounts and secrets to devices and applications
    • Powerful Control – Protect account and password information with granular access controls
    • Locate – Track password views, expiration dates, and password changes
    • Happiness – And yes…keep the auditors happy, happy, happy!

    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
    Computershare, Concur, Doosan, Fitch Ratings Inc., Fujitsu, HomeAway, Jasper Wireless, Mercedes-Benz, Square, Twitch, UCSB, Zayo Group Inc.
    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
    REVIEWERS
    University25%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Logistics Company13%
    Retailer13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Device42 is ranked 14th in IT Asset Management with 1 review while ServiceNow is ranked 1st in IT Asset Management with 75 reviews. Device42 is rated 0.0, while ServiceNow is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Device42 writes "Reasonably priced and stable but the remote connectors need to cover more devices". 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". Device42 is most compared with ServiceNow CMDB, BMC Helix Discovery, Infoblox IPAM, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus and Sunbird DCIM, whereas ServiceNow is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, BMC Helix ITSM, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, JIRA Service Management and Appian.

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