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Score 7.1 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Maximo

IBM Maximo is highly flexible, being able to suit the needs of most of the business that relies on any sort of asset to operate accordingly. Out of the box, Maximo is better suited for companies with large inventories in multiple sites looking for a centralized tracking solution for all of its assets. But, with the proper customization and implementation, it is able to suit small business looking for an efficient solution to track it's inventory as well.
Pedro Henrique de Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

I would argue Salesforce is the best CRM option for most companies. However, I'm not sure it's always worth it. I believe you really need a managed partner available, or at least one full-time staff member that knows what they are doing. You can get it working on a shoestring, but not easily, and perhaps not as effectively. Coming from Zendesk, which mostly "just worked" and was about 30% of the cost, it can be a really good option. We purchased Salesforce to get our data in better shape and have sales, marketing and service in one system, and our data is in far better shape than we ever saw with Zendesk or HubSpot. It's hard to beat the level of customization available with Salesforce. If I want to do something, you can do it if you have the time or want to pay for something on the App Exchange. I think the larger the organization, the more likely I recommend Salesforce. The smaller, I might recommend HubSpot or Zendesk (which I've used in the past).
Jonathan Tanis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.1
Organize and prioritize service tickets
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.2
Expert directory
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.6
Subscription-based notifications
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.1
ITSM collaboration and documentation
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.8
Ticket creation and submission
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.6
Ticket response
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4

Self Help Community

IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.1
External knowledge base
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.2
Internal knowledge base
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.0

Multi-Channel Help

IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4
Customer portal
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.2
IVR
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4
Social integration
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.7
Email support
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.6
Help Desk CRM integration
IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.3

Pros

IBM Maximo

  • We like Maximo because it is highly configurable. We have faced challenges in the past where a lot of customizations have been done. This has resulted in a lot of pain when going for upgrades.
  • The recent development in the Asset Performance management area and having the capability to analyze the data has got us really excited and we are looking forward to more advanced capabilities in Maximo 7.6.
  • We have also enjoyed the capabilities it has provided in the operator log and managing our asset master data.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • Reporting and dashboards. These are completely customizable and can be shared across departments. I love being able to see cases by account and also track my team's productivity.
  • Integrations - there is no lack of integration options when it comes to Service Cloud. We are currently using a time tracking add-on and survey add-on that were easy to set up.
  • Support resources - I love how robust the Knowledge Base is for Service Cloud and having access to a community to ask questions to other users outside our company. I also have taken advantage of some of the video tutorials and Trail Blazer lessons to expand my knowledge on our new tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Maximo

  • Hard to implement. A high number of resources and manpower is necessary to implement and upgrade IBM Maximo due to its robustness and number of functionalities.
  • Version fragmentation. Due to the challenge imposed by a version upgrade, it is common to find systems relying on legacy versions of Maximo which might become a challenge for the support team.
  • Unfriendly UI. The excess of functionalities and services available might become a challenge for a starting user. Although it is possible to customize the UI to fit the exact needs of each user, it is important to map exactly what each user needs.
Pedro Henrique de Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • Salesforce Service Cloud can improve when it comes to integrating with other systems. For example, we use JIRA a lot with our agile development and although there is a standard app exchange package you can use, the out of the box integration is minimal. More robust features and integrations of this type would be beneficial.
  • Salesforce Service Cloud lacks a lot of knowledge capabilities with the new Lightning interface. I wish it had the knowledge types it used to have since it helps controls user permissions and access more easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Maximo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Professional edition works best for a small company with lower call volumes and is very useful but as you grow exponetially I think it has limited ability to do all the things we want to - SLA management, defect, release management to name a few. Reports and dashboards being available in real time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Maximo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Salesforce has evolved the Service Cloud solution from a rather basic tool for case management to a highly customizable, functional tool that scales from small to huge businesses. From working at a desktop to working a laptop in a hotel or even handling customer cases on a mobile device, Salesforce is not only available everywhere, but easy to use everywhere. Add in newer technologies like live video and screen sharing on mobile devices and you've got a great solution for support. The other addition to that which is vitally important is a great Knowledge Base. This helps reps solve issues faster in the future and leads to better customer satisfaction
Jeff Grosse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Maximo

IBM Maximo 8.0
Based on 1 answer
User friendly. No additional training is required for new users. Easy to use. Ticket creation is very simple.
Md Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 8.4
Based on 12 answers
I odten have to repeat myself and find it difficult to communicaye with the support team. My issues take several days to get resolution, but they do stay in contact daily which is good. I have to escalate to tier 3 to get a really good answer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Maximo

We were using an old software called MPX that had a lot of problems. We wanted to change it and move to a solution that would help us improve. The most used software for asset management in the market was IBM Maximo, so we didn't hesitate to adopt it. We have no regrets.
Gonzalo Segarra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

Service Cloud was a good choice for us vs. the other tools primarily for the seamless integration with all the other functionality in SFDC and the easy customization it allows. While ServiceNow has similar capability, we had to build an integration to SFDC during the time we used it, which was a lot of work to setup and was prone to failure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Maximo

  • Maximo has been a bit of challenge to deploy but we know that in the long term integrated asset management will be key to our success.
  • We do have a good return on investment when it comes to managing inventory in Maximo.
  • We feel that IBM has not done a good job of providing big picture thinking on how we can take strategy across the asset life cycle and execute that in a single system, i.e. Maximo.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • We greatly reduced redundant work and streamlined cross-team workflows by using cases as a place to document and distribute tasks.
  • This led to faster delivery times and reduced errors as well as better knowledge retention.
  • We use documentation from past experiences with a client to inform us on how to treat them in future interactions. It also helps us resolve issues with other clients experiencing similar issues thus reducing the chance of making the same errors again.
  • Metrics from case entries tells us our weak points whether they're resource based, training or systems so we can reduce future incidents and deliver a higher quality level of service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

IBM Maximo

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Salesforce Service Cloud

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Maximo
7.6
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.6

Usability

IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0

Support Rating

IBM Maximo
8.0
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4

Online Training

IBM Maximo
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0

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