Dispatch vs. ServiceNow Customer Service Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dispatch
Score 5.0 out of 10
N/A
Dispatch is a field service management platform for brands that use 3rd party contractors to install, repair, support or maintain products for customers. It allows brands to find and hire contractors, and allows contractors to communicate about service details with customers from their mobile phones.N/A
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Built on the Now Platform, ServiceNow offers their Customer Service Management solution through the Standard and Professional Customer Service Management bundles. Both include agent workspace, knowledge management, survey and assessment module, and the community module, oriented in this edition to support customers rather than internal employees. The Professional bundle also includes performance analytics, predictive intelligence, and related tools to support customer support agents improvement…N/A
Pricing
DispatchServiceNow Customer Service Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DispatchServiceNow Customer Service Management
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DispatchServiceNow Customer Service Management
Top Pros
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Features
DispatchServiceNow Customer Service Management
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Dispatch
-
Ratings
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
7.0
6 Ratings
14% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings7.15 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings4.55 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings6.06 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Dispatch
-
Ratings
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
4.8
5 Ratings
49% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings4.44 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings5.15 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Dispatch
-
Ratings
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
6.3
6 Ratings
23% below category average
Customer portal00 Ratings7.24 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings5.34 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings3.54 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings7.45 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
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DispatchServiceNow Customer Service Management
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Enterprises
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ServiceNow Customer Service Management
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
DispatchServiceNow Customer Service Management
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.4
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DispatchServiceNow Customer Service Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Dispatch, Inc.
Dispatch is well suited for teams looking to improve their delivery notification process. The ability to notify customers via automated phone call or text is invaluable and takes the burden away from the drivers and delivery team on the ground, who can be unreliable and inefficient at times depending on the situation.
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ServiceNow
It is well suited for medium to large companies that manage different teams and need to communicate constantly and track progress in a timely manner. It is less suited for small enterprises as it will overwhelm users with the features and functionalities embedded.
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Pros
Dispatch, Inc.
  • Easy to set up
  • Good integration with customer notification
  • Streamlined set up process and support
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ServiceNow
  • Allows for clear communication between help desk and end users.
  • Provides a clean inventory option for both hardware items and software licenses.
  • Navigation is very intuitive and user friendly.
  • Many reporting features for all levels of the company.
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Cons
Dispatch, Inc.
  • Buggy desktop app interface
  • Mobile app needs a lot of improvement
  • Login for vehicles can be a bit tricky
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ServiceNow
  • Adding in additional chat features would be nice
  • Viewing where you stand in priority
  • Having a way to automate more of the processes
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Usability
Dispatch, Inc.
No answers on this topic
ServiceNow
Bottom line is that it does what you need it to do. We've been using Service Now as a ticket managing tool for a few years now. There's really not much it can't do when it comes to recording interactions. It has been nice using inventory tracking for software licenses and hardware as well.
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Support Rating
Dispatch, Inc.
Dispatch has timely customer service and set up support. Unfortunately, they are only able to assist via phone and do not have a chat option. Chatting would be much easier for being able to answer simple questions or software issues instead of having to wait on hold over the phone.
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ServiceNow
Support has been very good. Any time there has been a real issue, the team has responded very quickly and identified the issue without a lot of repetitive questions that I've seen from other services. There is a great external community and internal knowledge base that covers pretty much anything you need.
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Alternatives Considered
Dispatch, Inc.
We used Route4Me but surprisingly there are very few alternatives and companies on the market that are well suited for performing this kind of tracking. I am somewhat disappointed that Dispatch is the only option, only because the desktop and mobile applications can be so buggy and, at times, unreliable. But, the other existing options on the market are much worse.
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ServiceNow
Connectwise targets small to medium enterprises and kept things simple for cross-organizational communications. On the other hand, ServiceNow with users with more than 500 at least, tends to create lag and tension when all are using the app at the same time, especially getting reports in a timely manner.
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Return on Investment
Dispatch, Inc.
  • Dispatch gives us the ability to track orders that have shipped locally
  • Digital footprint
  • Reduction of carbon emissions using paper products
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ServiceNow
  • The negative impact for my team is the delay in team completing tickets but not a system issue.
  • A positive impact for my team is we can easily view the status of tickets and the follow-up emails are beneficial to maintain records of tickets.
  • Negative impact is that there is no user job aid or helpful tools for new users.
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