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CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use, flexible, and customizable

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for Service Management, iCast Management, and Software Management. There are several use cases, you can use them in Education and in Health. We are using the latest version, which is called Paris.

What is most valuable?

I like the ease of use. I also like the flexibility.

What needs improvement?

It's not user-friendly by default, but it can be customized to be customer-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ServiceNow for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This product is scalable. We have approximately 50 users. We are going to continue to use this solution.

How are customer

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for Service Management, iCast Management, and Software Management.

There are several use cases, you can use them in Education and in Health. We are using the latest version, which is called Paris.

What is most valuable?

I like the ease of use. I also like the flexibility.

What needs improvement?

It's not user-friendly by default, but it can be customized to be customer-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ServiceNow for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This product is scalable.

We have approximately 50 users.

We are going to continue to use this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have raised a ticket with the ServiceNow technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used other products and switched because of the ease of use of ServiceNow, and the functionality of it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have to purchase a license.

The price is okay for us. It's reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

Depending on what it's being used for, I would recommend it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
ServiceNow Solution Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Integrates well, intuitive workflows, and responsive technical support
Pros and Cons
  • "I have found the workflows and integration the most valuable in this solution."
  • "The solution is lacking in the mobile application area that could be improved."

What is most valuable?

I have found the workflows and integration the most valuable in this solution.

What needs improvement?

The solution is lacking in the mobile application area that could be improved. Additionally, the configuration of the UI path could be made easier whether it is on mobile or web and their chatbot needs some improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Most of our clients are enterprise size businesses.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very responsive.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price could be a little lower for the solution. Many of my customers have issues with the licensing process, they have to make it easier and straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others this solution is a great platform that can meet their enterprise code requirements but it is best to do a cost-benefit analysis before switching platforms.

I rate ServiceNow a nine out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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IT Supervisor, (POLARIS) Calendar Management Office at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Lacks support for contract line items but offers control over asset management
Pros and Cons
  • "Will give us better control over asset management and technical debt once we can centralize all contract information."
  • "The contract module is quite rudimentary and doesn't support contract line items."

What is our primary use case?

We use ServiceNow for asset management. I manage the IT contracts that are in ServiceNow with the metadata that we have. I'm the associate director for IT contract assets.

What is most valuable?

When we can centralize all the contract information, ServiceNow will give us better control over asset management and technical debt.

What needs improvement?

ServiceNow is not meeting our expectations. The contract module is quite rudimentary. It doesn't support contract line items, which are subdivisions of contracts in VA. The result is that we're not able to track those sorts of assets down to the product level. I'd like to see support for contract line items included in the next release.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

My understanding is that the stability is excellent. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex because it's not meeting our needs. We're having to build a scoped app to address the inability to save contract line items and data.

What other advice do I have?

For now, I rate this solution five out of 10. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Will Sefara
Managing Director at Will Consulting
Real User
Top 5
Good ease-of-use, installation and configuration, but is costly to get the tool up and running

What needs improvement?

The solution has the same drawback as that of the DMC remedy. The capital expenditure neeed to get the tool up and running is extensive.  We are in the process of moving to a cloud-based solution. This and the issue of the solution's pricing should be addressed. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good and has been improving over the years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I do not have experience with OME support and, therefore, cannot comment on it. The skill-set exists for supplying local support. Locally, inter-office, we have skills. There are those partners who invested in training people. I feel that the technical support has been improving over the years. 

How was the initial setup?

I prefer…

What needs improvement?

The solution has the same drawback as that of the DMC remedy. The capital expenditure neeed to get the tool up and running is extensive. 

We are in the process of moving to a cloud-based solution. This and the issue of the solution's pricing should be addressed. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good and has been improving over the years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I do not have experience with OME support and, therefore, cannot comment on it. The skill-set exists for supplying local support. Locally, inter-office, we have skills. There are those partners who invested in training people. I feel that the technical support has been improving over the years. 

How was the initial setup?

I prefer the installation and configuration of ServiceNow to that of the competition. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Getting the solution up and running is expensive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I prefer ServiceNow to the competition because of its ease of use, installation and configuration. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate ServiceNow as a six out of ten. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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IT Business Analyst at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Interface mimics a web-base

What is our primary use case?

I am a customer of ServiceNow. We use the solution for operations and ITSM.

What needs improvement?

ServiceNow has a user interface that mimics a web-base and is easy on the eyes however, it is too fluid. Currently, we are unable to audit notes. ServiceNow should be more organized and structured so it enables us to classify notes. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ServiceNow for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has good stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

ServiceNow is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

Due to some of the complexities within our organization, the initial deployment was complex. The tool itself is straightforward. …

What is our primary use case?

I am a customer of ServiceNow. We use the solution for operations and ITSM.

What needs improvement?

ServiceNow has a user interface that mimics a web-base and is easy on the eyes however, it is too fluid. Currently, we are unable to audit notes. ServiceNow should be more organized and structured so it enables us to classify notes. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ServiceNow for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has good stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

ServiceNow is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

Due to some of the complexities within our organization, the initial deployment was complex. The tool itself is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

The deployment of ServiceNow was completed in-house.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We compared ServiceNow with Remedy. 

What other advice do I have?

I recommend ServiceNow to commercial or private companies. I would rate this product a 10 out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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Information Security & Compliance Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Upgrade integrations available, scalable, but setting private tickets could improve
Pros and Cons
  • "There are many expansions available."
  • "The solution could improve by making the CMDB integrate with a CI better to allow it to be seen across multiple platforms."

What is our primary use case?

We use ServiceNow as a ticketing tool that processes and catalogs customer service requests in our organization.

What is most valuable?

There are many expansions available.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by making the CMDB integrate with a CI better to allow it to be seen across multiple platforms. Additionally, an option to easily make tickets private or not generally visible. ServiceNow has to set up the individual tickets and there is not an easy way for us to do it ourselves.

There are integrations we can do that requires outside people to help us expand, such as business continuity and other areas. It can be complicated to expand the solution which could be made easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ServiceNow for approximately five years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

What other advice do I have?

I rate ServiceNow a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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General Manager - Consulting & AMS at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
MSP
Top 20
Easy to use, good support, and simple configuration

What is our primary use case?

ServiceNow can be used for service requests and change management.

What is most valuable?

ServiceNow is easy to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ServiceNow for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution could improve by being more stable.

How are customer service and support?

The support of ServiceNow is good.

How was the initial setup?

The time it takes for the implementation depends on the customer requirements. Sometimes it will take longer. The out of the box configuration is easy and simple.

What about the implementation team?

We have five developers that do the implementation of the solution. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and

What is our primary use case?

ServiceNow can be used for service requests and change management.

What is most valuable?

ServiceNow is easy to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ServiceNow for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution could improve by being more stable.

How are customer service and support?

The support of ServiceNow is good.

How was the initial setup?

The time it takes for the implementation depends on the customer requirements. Sometimes it will take longer. The out of the box configuration is easy and simple.

What about the implementation team?

We have five developers that do the implementation of the solution. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is an annual subscription to use this solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate ServiceNow a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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Technical Architecture Director with 51-200 employees
Real User
Faster time-to-market, makes organizations more agile
Pros and Cons
  • "Your time-to-market, or TTM, becomes faster when you use ServiceNow. Even individuals that are not tech savvy can quickly change processes and workflows in it. This can make the organization as a whole more agile."
  • "ServiceNow's mobile app should be seamless and it is not right now."

What is most valuable?

Your time-to-market, or TTM, becomes faster when you use ServiceNow. Even individuals that are not tech-savvy can quickly change processes and workflows in it. This can make the organization as a whole more agile. 

What needs improvement?

ServiceNow's mobile app should be seamless and it is not right now. Whatever I'm able to do through a laptop or a browser, I should be able to do via mobile. That would be a big advantage. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ServiceNow for more than a decade. 

What other advice do I have?

ServiceNow was designed entirely on the cloud from scratch and its competitors like HP and BMC are trying to catch up to it now. It has a beautiful interface and a single system of record. 

If you are just starting to use it now, take baby steps first. Then, when you understand how it can fit into and benefit your business, implement bigger changes. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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