Five9 vs. ServiceNow Customer Service Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Five9
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Five9 is cloud contact center software for inbound, outbound, blended, or multi-channel operations. This solution includes management capabilities such as campaign management, quality monitoring, real-time and historical reporting, and call recording.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
Five9ServiceNow Customer Service Management
Editions & Modules
Core
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Premium
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Optimum
Contact sales team
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Ultimate
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Five9ServiceNow Customer Service Management
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFive9 offers pricing options to suit your business needs: Monthly On-Demand —Companies looking to quickly scale their operations with minimum costs Per-Minute Fees — Products such as voice message broadcasting or IVR with Speech recognition Annual Contracts — Reduced fee compared to monthly on-demand pricing
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Community Pulse
Five9ServiceNow Customer Service Management
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Five9ServiceNow Customer Service Management
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Five9
8.5
14 Ratings
2% above category average
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
-
Ratings
Agent dashboard8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Validate callers7.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Outbound response8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Call forwarding8.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)9.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Warm transfer8.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive dialing9.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive voice response9.610 Ratings00 Ratings
REST APIs8.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Call scripts6.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Call tracking8.914 Ratings00 Ratings
Multichannel integration7.413 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM software integration8.813 Ratings00 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Five9
8.5
23 Ratings
3% above category average
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
-
Ratings
Inbound call routing8.912 Ratings00 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing7.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Recording8.813 Ratings00 Ratings
Quality management7.723 Ratings00 Ratings
Call analytics9.413 Ratings00 Ratings
Historical reporting8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Live reporting8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics9.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Five9
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Ratings
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
7.0
6 Ratings
11% 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 Ratings4.45 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
Five9
-
Ratings
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
4.8
5 Ratings
46% 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
Five9
-
Ratings
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
6.3
6 Ratings
19% 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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Five9ServiceNow Customer Service Management
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Five9ServiceNow Customer Service Management
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(38 ratings)
7.4
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(9 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Five9ServiceNow Customer Service Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Five9
Five9 is suited for both large-scale and small-scale companies. If your company deals with marketing more than the technical aspect, Five9 gives a mode of communication and getting in touch with our customer or client in the most reliable way rather than setting physical meetings. In the covid period, Five9 has made it easier to work on calls.
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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
Five9
  • Easy dialing and call logging. The process of starting or answering a call, then logging a call disposition with its notes, is simple and easy.
  • Voicemail drops. You can pre-record voicemails to leave for customers without needing to speak the voicemail content each time. This is a huge timesaver for our reps.
  • You can customize the call dispositions / call labels to match what's used in your CRM.
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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
Five9
  • Java based desktop application is a pain to keep updated.
  • The user interface for the agent desktop application is clunky and outdated. It could use a facelift.
  • The help center for documentation isn't well organized and the documentation needs substantial editing.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Five9
Robust product, great reliability and support.
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ServiceNow
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Usability
Five9
UI is very user friendly and intuitive. Updates are implemented immediately.
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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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Reliability and Availability
Five9
We have had minimal downtime due to system outages since it was implemented.
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ServiceNow
No answers on this topic
Performance
Five9
The system's performance is great. Page loads quickly. Reports are generated quickly and sent to our email or FTP. The integration did not impact the performance of our other applications. We have not seen any drop in the performance of either applications since we performed the integration.
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ServiceNow
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Support Rating
Five9
Five9's Customer Support team is also based in Manila Philippines, thus turnaround email response times for our reported issues are great for our requirements. Their CS agents also facilitate mobile calls to followup on outstanding issues and operate on a 24/7 schedule. We've also had experience working with the senior tech agents to investigate recurring issues to completion.
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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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Online Training
Five9
I took the certification course for administrator and also received some tips while working with the developer during implementation. The UI was very intuitive, so I was able to figure out how things worked when I configured the users, skills, campaigns, IVR scripts. I worked with the Five9 AI team to beta test Agent Assist.
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ServiceNow
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Five9
The implementation team that was assigned to us was great. The project manager was very helpful and managed the timeline very efficiently. The developer was very helpful and provided insights while helping us configure the system.
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ServiceNow
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Alternatives Considered
Five9
Initially selected Five9 but have since switched to RingCentral which has given us what we needed. Better CRM integration, simpler and in my opinion more robust reporting capabilities and the same omnichannel solution at a fraction of the cost
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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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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Five9
We do annual renewals and it's concurrent licensing which is great.
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ServiceNow
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Scalability
Five9
It was very easy to add additional licenses. Once we placed the order, it was activated the following day. Since it's web-based, it's very quick to deploy across multiple sites.
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ServiceNow
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
Five9
Five9 Professional Services team is very knowledgeable and efficient. I worked with them during implementation and during beta testing for Five9 Agent Assist and Ai Insights.
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ServiceNow
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Five9
  • Cost savings: Five9 replaced a premise-based outbound dialer and a different virtual call center solution for inbound.
  • Cost savings: Five9's voice over IP is less expensive than the land lines we were using.
  • Cost savings: Five9 requires significantly less management than our previous solutions.
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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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