ServiceMax vs. ServiceNow Customer Service Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ServiceMax
Score 5.0 out of 10
N/A
ServiceMax’s mission is to help customers with asset-centric field service management software. ServiceMax’s mobile apps and cloud-based software provide an overview of assets to field service teams. By optimizing field service operations, customers across all industries can better manage the complexities of service, support faster growth and run more profitable, outcome-centric businesses.
$100
per month
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Built on the Now Platform, ServiceNow offers their Customer Service Management solution through the Standard and Professional Customer Service Management bundles. Both include agent workspace, knowledge management, survey and assessment module, and the community module, oriented in this edition to support customers rather than internal employees. The Professional bundle also includes performance analytics, predictive intelligence, and related tools to support customer support agents improvement…N/A
Pricing
ServiceMaxServiceNow Customer Service Management
Editions & Modules
Subscription
$100.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ServiceMaxServiceNow Customer Service Management
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ServiceMaxServiceNow Customer Service Management
Top Pros
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Features
ServiceMaxServiceNow Customer Service Management
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
ServiceMax
-
Ratings
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
7.0
6 Ratings
12% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings7.15 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings4.55 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings6.06 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
ServiceMax
-
Ratings
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
4.8
5 Ratings
47% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings4.44 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings5.15 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
ServiceMax
-
Ratings
ServiceNow Customer Service Management
6.3
6 Ratings
20% below category average
Customer portal00 Ratings7.24 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings5.34 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings3.54 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings7.45 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
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Enterprises
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Score 7.9 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
ServiceMaxServiceNow Customer Service Management
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(4 ratings)
7.4
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ServiceMaxServiceNow Customer Service Management
Likelihood to Recommend
ServiceMax
Small deployments, where you have some specific need for ServiceMax and absolutely need offline capabilities, and are willing to deal with the problems. Otherwise, you may be better off looking at the built-in Work Orders and field service module that Salesforce is now providing. Their app is direct competition for ServiceMax and integrates much better with cases and knowledge articles.
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ServiceNow
It is well suited for medium to large companies that manage different teams and need to communicate constantly and track progress in a timely manner. It is less suited for small enterprises as it will overwhelm users with the features and functionalities embedded.
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Pros
ServiceMax
  • As it's built on Salesforce, the reporting tools are fairly robust
  • The service flow managers can be setup to easily lead technicians to entering data in the right place
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ServiceNow
  • Allows for clear communication between help desk and end users.
  • Provides a clean inventory option for both hardware items and software licenses.
  • Navigation is very intuitive and user friendly.
  • Many reporting features for all levels of the company.
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Cons
ServiceMax
  • Dispatch console seems slow and the data is more of a pull than a push into the database.
  • It seems to be a Ferrari and takes a lot of labor hours to configure.
  • Still does not integrate with Apple's products very well.
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ServiceNow
  • Adding in additional chat features would be nice
  • Viewing where you stand in priority
  • Having a way to automate more of the processes
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Usability
ServiceMax
No answers on this topic
ServiceNow
Bottom line is that it does what you need it to do. We've been using Service Now as a ticket managing tool for a few years now. There's really not much it can't do when it comes to recording interactions. It has been nice using inventory tracking for software licenses and hardware as well.
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Support Rating
ServiceMax
Engaged account management. Support is based worldwide but handoffs have not been too painful.
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ServiceNow
Support has been very good. Any time there has been a real issue, the team has responded very quickly and identified the issue without a lot of repetitive questions that I've seen from other services. There is a great external community and internal knowledge base that covers pretty much anything you need.
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Alternatives Considered
ServiceMax
ServiceMax has an offline capability, and also integrates with our Salesforce side of business. At the time, Salesforce did not have a field service application so we could not consider it, but if we could now, we would probably go with that instead. ServiceMax is also expensive. But at the time, ServiceMax was the only offering out there that integrated with Salesforce, had mobile offline capability, and could operate at the scale we needed.
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ServiceNow
Connectwise targets small to medium enterprises and kept things simple for cross-organizational communications. On the other hand, ServiceNow with users with more than 500 at least, tends to create lag and tension when all are using the app at the same time, especially getting reports in a timely manner.
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Return on Investment
ServiceMax
  • ROI for ServiceMax is mostly dependent on how in depth the organization wants the software. Our ROI is expected within the second year of operation due to the complexity of integration and the initial training requirements for in-house programmers.
  • Inventory control ROI is expected within year three or four due to the number of technicians and creating the foundation of information to import into ServiceMax. Expectations are the front end programming will be complete and our programmers will be better acquainted with the modules and architecture to make the inventory integration smoother than the initial integration.
  • Our organization has been working with ServiceMax for ten months and beginning to incorporate the financials to the work orders. This process has not been as seamless as once projected and the root causes are under investigation. It appears the original fields available to track time between employees were not in depth nor segregated sufficiently for granularity.
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ServiceNow
  • The negative impact for my team is the delay in team completing tickets but not a system issue.
  • A positive impact for my team is we can easily view the status of tickets and the follow-up emails are beneficial to maintain records of tickets.
  • Negative impact is that there is no user job aid or helpful tools for new users.
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