4me.com vs. Knova Knowledge Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
4me.com
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Next-Generation Enterprise Service Management Built for the world’s most demanding enterprises. 4me® combines ITSM with ESM and SIAM capabilities making it possible for all internal departments, such as IT, HR and Facilities, to work seamlessly with each other, as well as with external managed service providers. The vendor describes…
$0
per user per month
Knova
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Knova KM is a full-featured knowledge management software solution for large customer service and support organizations, especially those that must handle complex queries across channels in industries such as high tech, telecommunications, financial services, and the IT help desk. It is supported by Avolin headquartered in Austin, the company created from the sale of Aptean Vertical Business Applications to ESW Capital in 2018.N/A
Pricing
4me.comKnova Knowledge Management
Editions & Modules
4me.com Freemium
$0
per user per month
4me Premium
on Request
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
4me.comKnova
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
4me.comKnova Knowledge Management
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Features
4me.comKnova Knowledge Management
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
4me.com
8.7
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Knova Knowledge Management
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Organize and prioritize service tickets10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Expert directory9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Service restoration6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
4me.com
8.3
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Knova Knowledge Management
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Configuration mangement8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset management dashboard10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
4me.com
10.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Knova Knowledge Management
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Change requests repository10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change calendar10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Service-level management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
4me.comKnova Knowledge Management
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
4me.comKnova Knowledge Management
Likelihood to Recommend
4me.com
Great visibility of asset assignment to user but not so good if you track also assignment of user rights through CI for users. It would be nice if you can group types of assets/configuration items to user not to show everything mixed up. There is great options to adopt product to your particular needs, there are options for adding some special fields in process automation to help to have tailored process from enduser fill in forms to complex workflow which utilises various specialists
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Avolin
We expereienced an upgrade by Aptean in March 2014 and it actually created issues with our interfaces to Word and well as performance issues. As of November, we have most of the performance issues resolved, however our interface with Word is still not working. It takes alot of upfront work to convert with Word and with the upgrade that was affected. Authors are still frustrated with many issues in the formatting and editing of existing data. A vital tool to update the product home pages has not been available except for sporadic late night periods since the upgrade in March. Overall, many authors are not happy with this knowledge management tool
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Pros
4me.com
  • IT processes automation
  • Responsive GUI
  • Weekly updates which pinpoint some difficulties in daily usage
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Avolin
  • Aptean offers simple access to Knowledge Management for our Clients, Customer Support teams as well as internal support teams. Allows our knowledge management team the ability to provide consistent and up-to-date processes and troubleshooting tips for our associates as well as ADP Clients.
  • Aptean provides an easy to use user interface with tools for authors that mimic Microsoft Word (Cut, Paste, Spell Check, Bullets, Indentation etc). It also provides an easy to user user interface for our associates in accessing the Knowledge Management solutions. The Search tool is very powerful and allows the users quick access to the information they need!
  • In the more than 3 years that we have been using Consona/Aptean, we have had very little down time. This is important to our authors as well as end users in being able to access the information. Allowing the authors the ability to update the information in near real time is another key feature of keeping our information current.
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Cons
4me.com
  • It is easy to do first deployment in wrong direction - maybe there should be better guidance how to setup services/service instances to properly work at the end.
  • Reporting is based on predefined templates - to get most of them you have to properly implement services in IT - it is not an easy process
  • Integration with O365 for out of office would be helpfull
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Avolin
  • We have experienced some slowness with importing pictures into our Aptean application. While they do eventually complete, it is very timeconsuming when several images are needed. Definitely tries our patience, or consider not including them at all!
  • Some of the formatting issues transfering our information from Word to Aptean are still challenging and require too much manual intervention than necessary.
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Likelihood to Renew
4me.com
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Avolin
Many business units are using the Aptean product for knowledge management and a change now would be too crucial to the processes that the associates are becoming familiar with using. We have spent a lot of time promoting our Aptean Knowledge Management tool and interfaced it with our call tracking system.
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Usability
4me.com
Tool has built-in automation module which helps to more precisely define user requests or workflow condition. This from one hand gives end-user easy and understandable forms to fill in, and from other had it ensure all needed information has been fulfilled for further steps in workflow. Once you follow service principle which is base for that tool it will help you to track in detail your business and your partners
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Avolin
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Return on Investment
4me.com
  • As we are finance institution we are strictly regulated so this product helps us in many fields to satisfy regulatory requests through easy workflow management setup.
  • Product is easy to implement, easy to adopt so we use it in different segments of business (central purchase department, security office, IT department) for tracking and standardising various processes in each niche.
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Avolin
  • Increased Employee Effciency adding ability to look up processes and troubleshooting tips is invaluable.
  • Ability to share information with our Client Facing interface, which results in better customer service. Encouraging ADP associates and clients to become more self sufficient is what we're all about!
  • Ability to keep the information current with the effciency of the product.
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ScreenShots

4me.com Screenshots

Screenshot of Portfolio ManagementScreenshot of Change Calendar showing possible conflicts of changesScreenshot of Customer SLA Reports: after defining a SLA the report is automatically thereScreenshot of Waterline Portfolio Management analysisScreenshot of Agile Project ManagementScreenshot of Enterprise Resource planning with 4me