Khoros Service vs. ServiceNow Now Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Khoros Service
Score 8.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Khoros Service offers omnichannel engagement on publicly available channels like social, digital, chat, and voice, as well as owned online communities like Khoros Communities. The solution offers 1-to-1 and 1-to-many engagement with customers and consumers, bringing together automation through bots and human agents. Customer inquiries and support-related conversations can be routed and prioritized based on a variety of parameters, and the robust agent desktop solution…N/A
ServiceNow Now Platform
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
The ServiceNow Now Platform is a digital workflow building and extension tool for ServiceNow featuring a number of low-code / no code tools.N/A
Pricing
Khoros ServiceServiceNow Now Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Khoros ServiceServiceNow Now Platform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is variable based on the needs of the customer.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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User Ratings
Khoros ServiceServiceNow Now Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(110 ratings)
9.3
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.6
(77 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
6.4
(8 ratings)
8.7
(17 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(10 ratings)
8.6
(19 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(69 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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(0 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(75 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Khoros ServiceServiceNow Now Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Less Appropriate Scenarios- A fintech company has highly specialized or industry-specific workflows that are not easily accommodated within the standard capabilities of Khoros Care. In such cases, the platform may be less appropriate for businesses with extremely unique processes that require a high degree of customization. Well suited- financial institutions face a high volume of customer inquiries related to account management, transactions, and security concerns. Khoros Care's security features, automation capabilities, and integration with banking systems make it suitable for managing customer interactions in the financial services sector.
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ServiceNow
Using it in the application support team is worth it as it is capable of carrying a lot of information. But using it for a Service Desk operation might not be of much use as it won't be used up to its full potential and will be costly as compared to other alternatives available in the market.
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Pros
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Tagging system - it's possible to add a wide variety of labels and categories
  • Search feature - being able to find users by conversation number, username, or keywords makes it easier to navigate old conversations
  • Easy system for assigning conversations to other users
  • When you claim a conversation, it gets removed from the queue. This is much more visually explicit than Khoros Marketing's queue, for example, where all content remains visible in the queue and a bookmark gets moved around to distinguish the point where other users left off
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ServiceNow
  • The best ITSM management just in 1 tool.
  • User friendly for no IT people when they must raise a IT issue.
  • It offer very good workflow during incident or request item.
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Cons
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • I would like to be able to see deleted comments/tweets so we can look into the issues.
  • I would like to be able to better customize dashboards for our exact metrics. Some things previously available in Spredfast are no longer available in Care.
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ServiceNow
  • Providing admins/devs with easier mechanisms for providing businss stakeholders with self-service admin capabilities across the platform
  • Tutorials on how to be the best at reporting in servicenow
  • Guided tour functionaltiy is a bit rigid and could use more workflow capabilities
  • Making it easier to push form variables to the user so there is more context when providing an approval. The out of box approval UI/form is terrible in my opinion.
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Likelihood to Renew
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Simply, there isn't anything on the market that is quite as personable as Khoros Care. After using a few different client messaging systems, this program gave the closest feel to in-person interaction that we could get during the COVID-19 epidemic and is an important part of our agency still to this day in 2023.
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ServiceNow
Everybody in the company is happy to use ServiceNow. All people are happy to use a user-friendly web tool in order to open IT incidents. IT people can easily support people with a stable and solid tool.
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Usability
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
The ability to auto tag, manually tag, make notes, and "snooze" posts is extremely helpful. The efficiency of the work flow for agents is also a huge plus. It keeps agents moving quickly and prioritizing responses for the cases that need it most.
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ServiceNow
As a regular user of the ServiceNow platform, including the incident management, change management and enterprise application management modules, I find that I am able to competently use the platform with minimal training and assistance. User guides are available from the vendor if required. The customisable front-end that we use in the organisation as an ordering tool for internal IT services is very easy to use, and makes searching for the required IT service simple for business users.
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Reliability and Availability
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
No issues.
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ServiceNow
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Performance
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
No issues.
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ServiceNow
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Support Rating
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros Support has always very responsive and helpful when it comes to getting my issue/inquiry addressed. Their ticket portal is great for tracking any open tickets and they can be updated via the portal or by responding to the email thread. Support reps are always extremely knowledgeable and care about getting you taken care of
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ServiceNow
We have many levels of interaction with ServiceNow. The first line of support sometimes is not equipped to resolve more complex issues, but the escalation process is clearly defined and followed with limited friction. Our account team is very responsive and willing to brainstorm ideas to improve and increase usage. We also have direct interaction with product teams to see previews of new features and at times to provide input to influence implementation details.
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In-Person Training
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
The team received training (from the same executive team member who has been supporting us) over the web and this was of very high quality.
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ServiceNow
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Implementation Rating
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Implementing the platform was not a big hassle for our client, it was seamless and easy we just had to follow a few steps and it was done. Just scaling was a bit of an issue but it got resolved with time and a bit of effort at both ends
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ServiceNow
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Alternatives Considered
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros is more than just a platform for social publishing. No other competitor provides the in-depth moderation and social listening services that they do. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop of a platform for all things social, this is the tool to be using. Others are better in usability and innovative functionality.
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ServiceNow
ServiceNow is by far a better tool over Remedy. Its ability to integrate so seamlessly to so many tools allows for plenty of opportunity to streamline and improve processes. Servicenow has intuitive flows that allow you to quickly pivot if process change. Its adaptiveness is what makes it far better solution over Remedy
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
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ServiceNow
1. It is not great when they can't seperate apps/products from a particular sku, forcing you to make a business case for a larger portion of functionlity than your current business case seeks to address. 2. ServiceNow reps are able to work with you when economies of scale are projected out. They are willing to start at a desired tier and provide pricing at applicable upgraded tiers
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Scalability
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Of course as the company grows owing to its growing customer base, they need to think of out-of-the-box solutions to offer its clients and customer satisfaction is one of them. Retention is very much needed in competitive environment like today and hence it becomes imperative for companies to find different ways to reach their client basis and fix their issues
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ServiceNow
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Professional Services
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
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ServiceNow
Very easy to use. Capture more data from the Incident and problem management. Easier to escalate and following the change management process to resole the issues.
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Return on Investment
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • We have seen a positive shift of customers from reaching out to the Call Centre to the Social Care Team.
  • Monthly and Annual Reporting to keep track of performance and stats related to the team has been much easier to highlight areas for improvement (month2month and anually)
  • CSAT/NPS Survey results have increased via Khoros Care in comparison to the Call Centre.
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ServiceNow
  • Ensuring good service support internally and externally has triggered opportunities to sustain good links with everyone and opened the door to more sales and successful business and ServiceNow has been key in all this, so the investment came back to us faster than expected.
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ScreenShots

Khoros Service Screenshots

Screenshot of a customer conversation in Agent view. Access past customer conversations and interactions in a single pane of glass.Screenshot of the analytic dashboard. Monitor key metrics across your service organization, such as available agents, time to first response, and agent handle time.Screenshot of Khoros Agent Assist. This feature provides agents with real-time recommendations, reducing the time needed to handle customer inquiries, deliver accurate resolutions, and train new agents.Screenshot of Work Queues under Rules and Routing. This allows admins to build rules around tagging to ensure timely and effective follow-up from agents.