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Score 6 out of 100

ServiceNow IT Service Management

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Likelihood to Recommend

Rocket Aldon

Rocket Aldon is perfect for simple changes to traditional IBM i development using RPGLE, CL, and DDS. It is great for finding related objects that are referenced in many locations and helping recompile all of these objects. However, Aldon has a particularly hard time with SQL views. For some reason, it is determined to lock every table related to a view even though this is not required by the operating system. Whenever one view references another view, you are always in danger of losing a view permanently if you didn't check it out and promote it. To clarify, imagine you created a view CUSTOMER_INFO. Then you make another view called CUSTOMER_SHIPMENTS that joins the CUSTOMER_INFO to a shipping table. If you ever change CUSTOMER_INFO and then promote it, there is a good chance that Aldon will delete the CUSTOMER_SHIPMENTS view and you will not get a single warning. It doesn't happen every time but when it does you are going to have a real mess on your hands.
Stewart Locklear | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow IT Service Management

I think [ServiceNow IT Service Management is] best suited for very straight-forward customer support type ticketing. If the problem can't be solved by the customer support team, then the ticket likely is a larger issue (ie: a bug) and then likely a Jira ticket would need to be created for more robust documentation.
Jessica Rich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.9
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.6
Expert directory
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.8
Service restoration
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.5
Self-service tools
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.3
Subscription-based notifications
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.1
ITSM reports and dashboards
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.0

ITSM asset management

Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.6
Configuration mangement
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.8
Asset management dashboard
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.7
Policy and contract enforcement
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.4

Change management

Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.0
Change requests repository
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.2
Change calendar
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.8
Service-level management
Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.0

Pros

Rocket Aldon

  • Allows flexibility for user groups
  • Scripting for releasing of code
  • Ease of comparing code versions within the tool
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow IT Service Management

  • When I have a number of requests to make, for example a request to add a dozen or so user accounts to more than one group account in Active Directory , I can put all the needed information into the initial form, add it to my "shopping cart" and all of that information remains on the screen for the next item for which I only need to edit a few items (like the AD group name in this example), and keep adding them to the shopping cart until I have them all. When I "Check Out" each of those items is generated as a separate task under the one request. It simplifies and expedites the creation and tracking of these kinds of requests.
  • I can easily and quickly see what tickets are currently assigned to me in order to prioritize them and remain aware of my workload.
  • Numerous fields for CIs can be used when trying to find the entry for a particular item. For example, IP Address, server name, raw text, classification, and so on.
  • To help with making sense out of related tasks, when a task is assigned to me and I need to open another task for a different team to work in order to complete my task, I can open a sub-task from my ticket so that the relationship between the two can be pulled up later into reports. For example, I may have a task to build a new vm, and need to open tasks for networking, security accounts, software installation and so on. By opening sub-tasks from my assignment, the time spent by all parties concerned is tied together for more meaningful cost accounting.
Dr Gardiner Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Rocket Aldon

  • SQL object promotions
  • User interface
  • Incomplete error checking
  • Fragmented promotion logs
Stewart Locklear | 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

Rocket Aldon

Rocket Aldon 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Based on current integration with our release process, we will need to keep this for the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 10.0
Based on 12 answers
To be completely honest setting up a new ticketing system can be a pain in the ass. Once you have it setup and customized the way you want it, you don't want to switch unless you're unhappy with the product. Unless future releases and updates really muck the system up, I wouldn't change.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Rocket Aldon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 6.5
Based on 11 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

Rocket Aldon

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

Rocket Aldon

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

Rocket Aldon

Rocket Aldon 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is hit and miss. Sometimes they give some great assistance and sometimes they are no help at all. It always seems like they can't replicate the problem but then they never try to get on our system to do deeper research. It's kind of frustrating dealing with them. Also, the website isn't that helpful.
Stewart Locklear | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 8.0
Based on 40 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

Rocket Aldon

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

Rocket Aldon

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

Rocket Aldon

Aldon provides needed functions for our current implementations and legacy systems. As we move toward modernization, we are going to look at alternatives from reviewing cost, integration capabilities and functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow is not just a standalone tool, its a complete suite of powerful tools which provide you a framework to develop your ticketing system and the data stored within the ticketing process can be used to analyze and optimize your production environment. Also visual dashboards can be created on this data. Chatbot, Taskboard, Machine learning etc are the other features that differentiate ServiceNow with its peers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Rocket Aldon

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

Rocket Aldon

  • Software promotion is much easier and doesn't require custom coding.
  • Developers can work collaboratively with less overlap.
  • Developers can find objects faster and research code more thoroughly.
Stewart Locklear | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow IT Service Management

  • Overall ServiceNow has a positive impact on getting the SLA of tickets down in supporting our customers.
  • One negative impact has been the amount of time to get the product to produce an ROI, it's almost too big to fail and too big to replace. You almost become committed to the product. Good or bad.
  • Another negative impact would be if you track metrics of employees and time tracking, there is a lot of scenarios where engineers will track time on tickets but not get credit for closing them as the assignee function of tickets can only be tied to one user and credits only the engineer who closes the ticket.
  • Another positive impact would be the level of security for permissions and scaling the workloads is robust and you will get out of the system what your team is willing to put in.
Jesse Bickel, MS - PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Rocket Aldon

General

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

Rocket Aldon Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

ServiceNow IT Service Management

General

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

ServiceNow IT Service Management Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$10,000.001
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Rocket Aldon
6.0
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Rocket Aldon
8.0
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

Usability

Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
6.5

Reliability and Availability

Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

Performance

Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
9.0

Support Rating

Rocket Aldon
7.0
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.0

Online Training

Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
1.0

Implementation Rating

Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

Scalability

Rocket Aldon
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

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