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Likelihood to Recommend

Knova

We expereienced an upgrade by Aptean in March 2014 and it actually created issues with our interfaces to Word and well as performance issues. As of November, we have most of the performance issues resolved, however our interface with Word is still not working. It takes alot of upfront work to convert with Word and with the upgrade that was affected. Authors are still frustrated with many issues in the formatting and editing of existing data. A vital tool to update the product home pages has not been available except for sporadic late night periods since the upgrade in March. Overall, many authors are not happy with this knowledge management tool
Sue Novak | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow IT Service Management

In very large enterprises. ServiceNow can handle a multitude of operations to help with overall IT management. The downside is two-fold: it can get quite clunky at times, and is expensive. While much of it is not intuitive and can be difficult to figure out and use, it has quite a wide range of reporting capabilities. If set up properly with solid process flows, it can be a tremendous tool for IT consumers, technicians and management.
Dr Gardiner Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.3
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.8
Expert directory
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.9
Service restoration
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.8
Self-service tools
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.2
Subscription-based notifications
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.2
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.8
ITSM reports and dashboards
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.6

ITSM asset management

Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.9
Configuration mangement
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.2
Asset management dashboard
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.0
Policy and contract enforcement
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.6

Change management

Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.6
Change requests repository
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.8
Change calendar
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.5
Service-level management
Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.6

Pros

Knova

  • Aptean offers simple access to Knowledge Management for our Clients, Customer Support teams as well as internal support teams. Allows our knowledge management team the ability to provide consistent and up-to-date processes and troubleshooting tips for our associates as well as ADP Clients.
  • Aptean provides an easy to use user interface with tools for authors that mimic Microsoft Word (Cut, Paste, Spell Check, Bullets, Indentation etc). It also provides an easy to user user interface for our associates in accessing the Knowledge Management solutions. The Search tool is very powerful and allows the users quick access to the information they need!
  • In the more than 3 years that we have been using Consona/Aptean, we have had very little down time. This is important to our authors as well as end users in being able to access the information. Allowing the authors the ability to update the information in near real time is another key feature of keeping our information current.
Sue Novak | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow IT Service Management

  • Web based GUI where we can have drag and drop feature enabled for handling the items
  • Integrates well with third party platforms using REST APIs like monitoring tools to create tickets or Alerting tools to create alarms in case of an event
  • Available as a SAAS solution by ServiceNow hence users needn't worry about the backend infrastructure
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Knova

  • We have experienced some slowness with importing pictures into our Aptean application. While they do eventually complete, it is very timeconsuming when several images are needed. Definitely tries our patience, or consider not including them at all!
  • Some of the formatting issues transfering our information from Word to Aptean are still challenging and require too much manual intervention than necessary.
Sue Novak | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow IT Service Management

  • It is hard to find areas for improvement, the tool is very powerful. That said, building the CMDB still involves some manual interaction which was not how it was presented in demos.
  • The CMDB data is almost too deep and detailed. When you build the relationship map it can be so large that it is overwhelming. You can limit this, but the default maps are massive if you are discovering lots of device classes.
  • The product is expensive. Since they are the leader in the industry and the product has tons of features, they definitely charge for it!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Knova

Knova 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Many business units are using the Aptean product for knowledge management and a change now would be too crucial to the processes that the associates are becoming familiar with using. We have spent a lot of time promoting our Aptean Knowledge Management tool and interfaced it with our call tracking system.
Sue Novak | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 10.0
Based on 12 answers
At the moment, ServiceNow provides the best offering in the space and our customers are very happy with their current portals. We recently conducted an ROI review of the ServiceNow product with a client that was very favorable to the product. We keep our options open, but as of right now, we don't see a reason to change.
Akil Franklin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Knova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 10.0
Based on 7 answers
The dashboard is so confusing, [there are] many clicks to open a task and search by a ticket. The Enterprise customisation [we did] has finished to kill the software and creates a really bad experience on a daily basis. [It is] So slow, and so many clicks to process a ticket. Works only on IE so, that [should] make you realize that [it] is a bad idea.
Max Lewenhaupt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Knova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We have never had any issues with ServiceNow's availability that I am aware of in the two years I have been using it.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Knova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 9.0
Based on 2 answers
For a massive system, page loads are reasonably quick, including searches.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Knova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 8.3
Based on 36 answers
I would give it this rating because we have had no major issues with the support for ServiceNow after we implemented it at our organization. They seem to respond promptly and efficiently if we ever do need to open a support case with them about an issue we are having.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Knova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 1.0
Based on 1 answer
To type in what should be a text box, you have to click an empty cell, a tiny text box pop up opens with a check box and an X. You the. Type in the text box and have to click the check mark. If you have a bunch of fields to fill out, doing this is very annoying. Absolutely know thought went in to this. I'm sure somebody in marketing thought it was a good idea. It wasn't.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Knova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Without exception, every client I have worked with has been very happy with their resulting product. While this is partly due to my work, I must point out that the platform is the winning decision, not the implementer.
Randall Hodgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Knova

No answers on this topic

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow seems to be able to scale as large as you would like it to and outpaces the competition as far as ease of licenses and growth. While it is clunky it really allows you to drill down to the smallest workflow or permissions to really allow the system to build around your environment. Other products seem to want to push you towards templates or more of the "wizard" style set up.
Jesse Bickel, MS - PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Knova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 10.0
Based on 1 answer
ServiceNow works as an enterprise solution.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Knova

  • Increased Employee Effciency adding ability to look up processes and troubleshooting tips is invaluable.
  • Ability to share information with our Client Facing interface, which results in better customer service. Encouraging ADP associates and clients to become more self sufficient is what we're all about!
  • Ability to keep the information current with the effciency of the product.
Sue Novak | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow IT Service Management

  • ServiceNow has positively impacted ROI as it has improved the efficiency of request handling.
  • It has had the positive impact of allowing our organization to standardize on one ticketing tool eliminating a number of others.
  • A negative impact on ROI has been the licensing cost of ServiceNow. Being the premier ticket management system, it definitely has the price tag to match.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Knova

General

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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Knova
3.0
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Knova
10.0
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

Usability

Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

Performance

Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
9.0

Support Rating

Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.3

Online Training

Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
1.0

Implementation Rating

Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

Scalability

Knova
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

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