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

Find out in this report how the two IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed ITRS Geneos vs. ServiceNow IT Operations Management Report (Updated: November 2022).
653,522 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution is used across the entire investment banking division, covering environments such as electronic trading, algo-trading, fixed income, FX, etc. It monitors that environment and enables a bank to significantly reduce down time. Although hard to measure, since implementation, we have probably seen some increased stability because of it and we have definitely seen teams a lot more aware of their environment. Consequently, we can be more proactive in challenging and improving previously undetected weaknesses.""The flexibility of the product is most valuable. It is highly customizable. If you put your mind to it and think of something you could do, there's a good possibility you can get it integrated within the console, if it's not readily available. The simplicity or ease of customization has been valuable.""The ability to completely tailor and customize what it's monitoring is one of its strongest points. A lot of other monitoring tools are good at certain things, but one of my colleagues described it as the “Swiss Army Knife” of monitoring tools. It can do anything you want.""One of the best aspects of Geneos is that it has a broad scope and can cover a lot of use cases. You can write your own scripts to monitor really specific things. And the rules that you can put in place can be quite complex for the alerts.""The biggest benefit of Geneos is the fact that we can clearly see, if we have an alert, where that alert has come from. We can see the data around that alert and anything that might be relevant is also shown. We can very easily right-click and see why we've received that alert. That's the best part about it, that you've got all the data there with the alerting."

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"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.""It is easy to use and simple to learn.""ServiceNow IT Operations Management is a stable product.""Has service mapping, impact management, metric intelligence and health of analytics.""It helps streamline management and processes.""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.""The auto remediation feature has been most valuable. They have also introduced an AOP feature of ServiceNow that we are keen to explore.""It's easy to set up."

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Cons
"Mobile phone integration is probably not as rich as it could be.""The deployment method for upgrading is a bit tricky. It takes a little bit of manual effort. If that could be a bit more automated, it would help us a lot.""ITRS have started to make some major changes that we haven't taken on board yet, in the creation of dashboards and more visibility of the metrics that we collect. At the moment, that's something that's lacking, but I know they have addressed it. Still, it’s not that easy to create stuff to help with visibility and dashboarding in Geneos.""One area where there is room for improvement is the log file. I would like to be able to do a pre-run on the log files. When you are testing log files for regular expressions, it would be good to be able to do a quick check up front on that side of things before you release that into production.""For the last year or two, I've been asking the vendor about the mobile app. This is something that probably everyone asks when they see the tool and they see how powerful it is. If there is any mobile app for this or if there is any way this tool can be more easily accessible other than having a big client installed, it would be great. I know you can build dashboards, et cetera, but there is no quick and easy way. I should be able to download an app, log in, and see my status. That will put this product above everything else out there. I believe it's on their roadmap."

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"The out-of-the-box reporting feature is not as user friendly as other tools.""At times, it got cumbersome from the project management perspective. It could have been because of the way we were using it. I found Microsoft Project to be more extensive and robust than ITOM.""My managers would say that the price is too high. We wanted to also have the visibility version of it, but it's too expensive for us. Going for visibility would have doubled up the price.""The setup and deployment could be simplified, and the pricing could improve.""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.""The tool can be improved by including more detailed information to assist new users.""If you are new to using the solution, you will find the setup complex.""The time for deployment of ServiceNow IT Operations Management depends on many factors. It's a SaaS application, it should not take too long, but if you want to define the tool based on your processes, then it would take some time. It fully depends on the company's complexity. There are out-of-the-box product flows and if you want to use them, you can from day one. However, if you want to customize it and change it to your company's practices, then it will take more time. The setup could be faster."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is expensive. They have to look at the model around when we move to cloud and how that's going to work. The licensing cost does pay off because of the improvements in support to our business."
  • "When I first came in, their pricing was very high. ITRS had a high expectation of what their price should be based on perceived value. I think they have been realizing, more recently, that there are other competitors, so their pricing is a lot better. Licensing for on-premise is okay, however I feel there is quite some work to be done for cloud and containers. We're still working with them to try and work out what that pricing should look like."
  • "Given our spend and the amount of service we have in it, the pricing is quite reasonable."
  • "The pricing seems reasonable. We're happy enough with it."
  • "The pricing is fairly market-related. They have been very lenient because we have been working with them for so long. An example is that we're currently migrating some of our services to AWS, and they've given us a grace period for some of the things to help with the migration and not to grow additional costs while we are migrating, but it's still on par with the market."
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  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The biggest benefit of Geneos is the fact that we can clearly see, if we have an alert, where that alert has come from. We can see the data around that alert and anything that might be relevant is… more »
    Top Answer:It is expensive. They have to look at the model around when we move to cloud and how that's going to work. The licensing cost does pay off because of the improvements in support to our business.
    Top Answer:One area where there is room for improvement is the log file. I would like to be able to do a pre-run on the log files. When you are testing log files for regular expressions, it would be good to be… more »
    Top Answer:The cost could be lower. For those customers who are already using ServiceNow for service management, for example, then it is just the license costs and no other cost is involved. In that way it is… more »
    Top Answer:Service Mapping is a time-consuming process. The time and effort versus the benefits are very difficult to articulate to customers. That is one challenge we see. If Discovery, for example, could be… more »
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    Also Known As
    Geneos
    ServiceNow ITOM
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    Overview

    ITRS Geneos is a real-time monitoring tool designed for managing increasingly complex, hybrid and interconnected IT estates.

    Built with financial services and trading organisations in mind, it collects a wide range of data relating to server performance, infrastructure, trading, connectivity and applications, and analyses it to provide relevant information and alerts in real time.

    Geneos can give full stack visibility across highly dynamic environments and presents all the information through a single pane of glass and its configurable and customisable dashboards provide end-to-end visibility to both technical and business users.

    For more information, please visit https://www.itrsgroup.com/products/geneos

    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

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    Sample Customers
    ITRS Geneos is used by over 170 financial institutions, including JPMorgan, HSBC, RBS, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Clients range from investment banks to exchanges and brokers.
    servicenow, TransAlta, NATS, Symantec
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm97%
    Computer Software Company3%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm67%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Comms Service Provider5%
    Insurance Company2%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Consumer Goods Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise83%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    ITRS Geneos vs. ServiceNow IT Operations Management
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ITRS Geneos vs. ServiceNow IT Operations Management and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,522 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ITRS Geneos is ranked 13th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews while ServiceNow IT Operations Management is ranked 12th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 14 reviews. ITRS Geneos is rated 8.6, while ServiceNow IT Operations Management is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of ITRS Geneos writes "You can easily pull data together onto a screen to show business flow". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ServiceNow IT Operations Management writes "Useful for event management, aggregation, correlation, and analytics". ITRS Geneos is most compared with Splunk, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Datadog and Prometheus, whereas ServiceNow IT Operations Management is most compared with BMC TrueSight Operations Management, Datadog, Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI), HPE OneView and Moogsoft. See our ITRS Geneos vs. ServiceNow IT Operations Management report.

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