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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Salesforce Service Cloud

If you are a growing company that uses Salesforce as your source of truth, Service Cloud is a great option to keep Support cases available in one place and to report on the account level. It's also great for Support teams that are tiered, as you can create various tiers to ensure cases are assigned to to appropriate representative. For example, we have a rep who only handles enterprise accounts. These are automatically assigned to her upon case submission
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow

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

Salesforce Service Cloud
8.7
ServiceNow
8.4
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.8
ServiceNow
8.9
Expert directory
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.2
ServiceNow
8.0
Subscription-based notifications
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.5
ServiceNow
8.1
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.5
ServiceNow
8.6
Ticket creation and submission
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.2
ServiceNow
Ticket response
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.1
ServiceNow
Service restoration
Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
8.2
Self-service tools
Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
8.4
ITSM reports and dashboards
Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
8.5

Self Help Community

Salesforce Service Cloud
8.8
ServiceNow
External knowledge base
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.9
ServiceNow
Internal knowledge base
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.8
ServiceNow

Multi-Channel Help

Salesforce Service Cloud
8.9
ServiceNow
Customer portal
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.9
ServiceNow
IVR
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.6
ServiceNow
Social integration
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0
ServiceNow
Email support
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0
ServiceNow
Help Desk CRM integration
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.8
ServiceNow

ITSM asset management

Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
8.0
Configuration mangement
Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
8.2
Asset management dashboard
Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
8.1
Policy and contract enforcement
Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
7.6

Change management

Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
8.7
Change requests repository
Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
8.8
Change calendar
Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
8.5
Service-level management
Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
8.7

Pros

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • Salesforce Service Cloud is a highly customizable CRM that can keep track of your support activities and give high visibility to these activities.
  • Salesforce Service Cloud easily allows for automating business processes and solutions which gained us hours of efficiency.
  • Salesforce Service Cloud is top notch when it comes to agile development where we need quick and easy enhancements and deploying new functionalities in a timely manner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow

  • 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

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • Reporting could be a bit more flexible. For some data we need to export to Excel and run formulas.
  • Needs better phone system (Shoretel) integration. The app exchange app from Shoretel is very buggy and not well supported. It would be nice to have a Salesforce-owned solution with proper support.
  • Out of the box customer surveying would be great for insight into our service levels. We use an app to generate surveys but its costly and this could be a standard feature in Service Cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow

  • 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

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

ServiceNow

ServiceNow 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

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

ServiceNow

ServiceNow 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

Salesforce Service Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow

ServiceNow 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Salesforce Service Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow

ServiceNow 9.0
Based on 1 answer
For a massive system, page loads are reasonably quick, including searches.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 8.8
Based on 5 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

ServiceNow

ServiceNow 8.2
Based on 16 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

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

ServiceNow

ServiceNow 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

Salesforce Service Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow

ServiceNow 10.0
Based on 3 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

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

ServiceNow

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

Salesforce Service Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow

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

Return on Investment

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • Positive: We are able to track the time it takes to close tickets and identify agents who are slower than others for additional training.
  • Positive: We are able to report on tickets submitted based on type and department - it's nice seeing that 80% of the tickets coming in from the Iowa region are focused around teller issues; while 80% of the Dallas based region are more around printer issues.
  • Negative: We have to adjust our reports to remove any spam-type or bounced-type emails from our reporting, as EVERY email that comes in creates that new ticket. (But also good for us to see what kind of emails are coming into an "internal" email address).
Jessie Mead | TrustRadius Reviewer

ServiceNow

  • 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

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Pricing Details

Salesforce Service Cloud

General

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

ServiceNow

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Salesforce Service Cloud
8.8
ServiceNow
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Salesforce Service Cloud
9.6
ServiceNow
10.0

Usability

Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0
ServiceNow
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
10.0

Performance

Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
9.0

Support

Salesforce Service Cloud
8.8
ServiceNow
8.2

Online Training

Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0
ServiceNow
1.0

Implementation

Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
10.0

Scalability

Salesforce Service Cloud
ServiceNow
10.0

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