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

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

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Pros
"There are not many enterprise asset management systems on the market and not many that have the categories that IBM Maximo has.""We were doing all kinds of paperwork for every type of order and to maintain our assets but with the use of the IBM Maximo application, we can automate a lot of the processes.""The most valuable feature is asset management maintenance as well as asset management overall.""IBM Maximo is the best software for assets management.""The most valuable features are the ability to create work orders and preventative maintenance.""The most valuable features of IBM Maximo are the overall power and interface, and there are a lot of different modules that we use that are helpful. Additionally, it's an integrated solution and it has a lot of capabilities.""I have found Work Order management the most valuable feature. Additionally, it is a very robust and powerful solution.""They have a real strength of tracking the asset itself along with the condition of the asset, the maintenance of the asset and who has access to the asset, etc."

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"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the possibility of the application development cap so that we can digitize workflows.""It's great for keeping everyone informed in the company - not just IT. Everyone becomes aware of change requests and incidents so the entire company is on the same page.""I have found the workflows and integration the most valuable in this solution.""I find almost all the features valuable. It can do nearly everything except make your coffee, as my colleagues always say. It's got pros and cons, like every software, but the good thing about it is that it has a very structured approach.""Very easy to implement and to respond to my clients' needs.""There are many expansions available.""Will give us better control over asset management and technical debt once we can centralize all contract information.""It's easy to integrate. For instance, yesterday we closed the integration with SAP for the IP business management module to manage the forecast of projects. We created an interface between ServiceNow and SAP to control projects for accounting and on the forecast of the project. It was really easy. We don't have any problems with ServiceNow at the moment. As a company, they are improving constantly."

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Cons
"IBM is a big company and they have a lot of products. Level One, the first level of tech support, is the one that is used to stop the tsunami. For everyone, it's always work to get past that.""Areas for improvement would be the user interface and support for Arabic. They could also be more customer-oriented.""There are always ways to improve and make things better.""The solution is not stable. We can have one day when it is stable and another day it is not. Sometimes it crashes or becomes very slow, and there are times we are not even able to download all the databases. Without the database, we cannot work on that application. These are the small glitches, and stability issues we are facing.""This solution could improve by integrating or embedding finances, charts of accounts, and invoicing.""Could use some alignment regarding some standards and the tracking of the IT assets. Even though they have all of the information (i.e. where are the assets, who owns the asset, etc.), they were not mapping it to different cyber standards.""Initial setup is a longer process because Maximo is bigger and has more processes.""IBM Maximo can improve the financial support and financial application, to make it more similar to an ERP as opposed to an EAM. Overall they can improve the financial processes."

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"Integration capabilities can improve.""Their user interface is old-fashioned and outdated, and it can be more friendly for the eye. They can improve the user experience.""The solution is lacking in the mobile application area that could be improved.""The contract module is quite rudimentary and doesn't support contract line items.""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.""Loads slower than expected, and its user interface needs improvement. Support for this product also needs to improve on their response time.""I have enjoyed all the features. There is not any feature that I have missed or didn't have.""Their GUI could be updated."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I do not know about the price of the solution. However, this has been an expensive project overall."
  • "IBM Maximo offers a licensing application, and you have to comply with the license."
  • "IBM has changed the licensing policy. As I understand now, they are going from a complex way of licensing to a more simple way of licensing."
  • "The price of IBM Maximo could reduce, it is expensive."
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  • "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."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We are very thankful to have IBM integrated with our own Legacy cloud-based system
    Top Answer:IBM Maximo is similar to an ARP. Because it's so massive, you can easily get lost using the application. You need to focus on training the partners and channeling the structure in order to enhance the… more »
    Top Answer:We developed our own manufacturing distribution system and management system. We also have experience with AI and machine learning. So, you can imagine, as a company with a manufacturing distribution… 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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    Overview
    Organizations of all sizes reduce equipment downtime, closely control and track maintenance expenses, cut spare parts inventories.

    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
    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., DTE Energy, Swedish Match, Projetech, Fingrid, East Coast
    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
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Energy/Utilities Company17%
    Government17%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Government9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Insurance Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%

    IBM Maximo is ranked 1st in Enterprise Asset Management with 8 reviews while ServiceNow is ranked 1st in IT Service Management (ITSM) with 76 reviews. IBM Maximo is rated 8.6, while ServiceNow is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Maximo writes "A rare enterprise asset management system with good ROI and helpful technical support". 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". IBM Maximo is most compared with JIRA Service Management, IFS Applications, ABB Ability Asset Suite EAM, Oracle Enterprise Asset Management and BMC Helix ITSM, whereas ServiceNow is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, BMC Helix ITSM, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, JIRA Service Management and Moveworks.

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