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Attribute Ratings

  • ControlUp and ServiceNow IT Operations Management are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.6

ControlUp

96%
2 Ratings
9.6

ServiceNow IT Operations Management

96%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ControlUp

An environment where visibility of general performance metrics isn't currently done or is done with a system that is difficult to use (which was our case). An environment where resource allocation decisions need to be made (e.g. how much RAM and CPU to allocate to VM pools). An environment where a troubleshooting tool is needed (e.g. to answer the question, "Why is this person experiencing poor performance right now?")
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ServiceNow

We have taken advantage of the single platform for different IT disciplines over the past few years and now we are doing more and more with the integrations. Our teams are looking at the same information which stops the blame game a lot. Their newest AIOps has been a very nice surprise as we've tried another tool for about 2 years and it required us to hire outside consultants to try and build what we needed. So far, ServiceNow found a lot of things we didn't know to look for. It's not perfect in fixing everything, but really has provided a lot of visibility and troubleshooting.
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Pros

ControlUp

  • The triggers are very flexible and can be configured to alert on things from events in sessions to hardware failures. Script actions are what they sound like. They are scripts that can be created and run on demand or tied to a trigger. One example is that if a hard drive is low on space we have a script to clean up certain things on the drive.
  • Script actions are supported by the ControlUp community. Community members can submit scripts that are reviewed by ControlUp and approved. This means more script are added over time.
  • ControlUp support and sales support has been great. Our sales engineer is always willing to jump on and help us with configuration issues and standard support is quick to respond and are good at resolving issues.
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ServiceNow

  • license management
  • Integrate with other tools
  • Dashboards
  • Change Management - impact analysis
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Cons

ControlUp

  • It seems that there is a gradual transition occurring from one interface (a local program) to another (Web). This creates confusion at times.
  • ScoutBees module has a problem with our version of Horizon, so we can't do a login test
  • The local program for ControlUp uses a lot of resources
  • The training session focus on very large environments, which we aren't. Might be good to offer SMB sessions separately.
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ServiceNow

  • They have a little more room for improvement on the reporting side, as well as on the IPC scheduling communications side.
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Pricing Details

ControlUp

Starting Price

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ControlUp editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    ServiceNow IT Operations Management

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    ServiceNow IT Operations Management editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      ControlUp

      I feel all these products are good and have their strengths but for me it came down to two categories. How easy is it to find issues and cost. It seemed to me that the easiest to use is ControlUp and eG. Price broke down to ControlUp and SysTrack being lower than Goliath and eG.
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      ServiceNow

      BMC was our legacy system before deploying ServiceNow. It's time had passed for us as it couldn't really keep up with our move to cloud and the number of services we were using. The cost kept getting higher, especially with all of the customization we had to do. Over the years, just got unwieldy. We still use Splunk for raw data and log analysis, but we upgraded to ServiceNow event management and the Loom system log analytics. We had Loom before ServiceNow bought them, but it's nice it's all on one platform for us. Splunk at times had so much info, we didn't know where to start, but ServiceNow gives us a great starting point.
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      Return on Investment

      ControlUp

      • It led us to make some quick and simple changes that reduced our logon times by 25%
      • We are better able to evaluate CPU and (especially) RAM utilization in our VDI pools (used for planning)
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      ServiceNow

      • Saved license allocated to inactive users
      • Allow better negotiation
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