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Likelihood to Recommend

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow [IT Service Management] is well suited for situations where you want a quick, responsive, and one-stop platform that can be accessed by support engineers and they can work on the fixes with specified SLAs. Also, they can interact with the dashboard and update the info so that easy management of incidents and requests can be done.
Panav Beri | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

If you work with the standard ITIL processes, TOPdesk meets everything.
If you want to configure and organize everything yourself, TOPdesk does not meet your wishes.
Easy to link to third party applications.
Linking TOPdesk environment of customers and / or suppliers (Collaboration Center).
See also my use case how we use TOPdesk.
Timo Snijders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.1
TOPdesk
8.0
Organize and prioritize service tickets
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.5
TOPdesk
8.6
Expert directory
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.7
TOPdesk
7.0
Service restoration
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.5
TOPdesk
7.9
Self-service tools
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.8
TOPdesk
8.7
Subscription-based notifications
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.3
TOPdesk
8.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.3
TOPdesk
8.3
ITSM reports and dashboards
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.3
TOPdesk
7.4

ITSM asset management

ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.6
TOPdesk
7.7
Configuration mangement
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.9
TOPdesk
7.6
Asset management dashboard
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.7
TOPdesk
7.0
Policy and contract enforcement
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.3
TOPdesk
8.4

Change management

ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.4
TOPdesk
7.3
Change requests repository
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.5
TOPdesk
7.6
Change calendar
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.3
TOPdesk
6.9
Service-level management
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.3
TOPdesk
7.4

Pros

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

TOPdesk

  • They are making good progress in developing API's for communication with other apps which is becoming more and more important. Also the development of a collaboration platform for easy connecting to other/customer (TOPdesk) systems is a positive move.
  • In our company we will build a extensive API configuration to communicate with MS Dynamics and we already have several connections with customers that gives a better user experience.
  • The events and actions module gives extra power to the system to overcome some limitations or automate manual actions.
  • We use this option for a lot of different activities. One is for a notification when a certificate or application license is almost expired but there are a lot more applications for this function.
  • Technical support department performs nicely and in a professional way.
Rob Slinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

TOPdesk

  • Modeling more complicated workflows is difficult and could need the support of a consultant
  • Graphical output of Topdesk is very limited. Users mainly will rely on Excel as reporting tool, except for some basic graphs that are provided in your dashboard by Topdesk itself.
Bernd Fredriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.2
Based on 34 answers
We only recently converted to the SAAS version of TOPdesk, for the simple reason that this version is more expensive than the old on-premise version that we had been using in the year before.The advantages of this SAAS version are clear though: no problems anymore with updates or servers that fail. I am convinced that we will stick with TOPdesk in years to come.
Mark Coutinho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.6
Based on 22 answers
Sometimes I think some things are hard to find. I often do not know if I have to search in Settings or in Modules. In some cases the user has to do a lot of clicks for example to link a key to a user. Something could work a little smarter.
Rianne Willems | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Like I said somewhere else in this review: the helpdesk of TOPdesk is top of the bill! In the Netherlands, that is. I can not plea for the helpdesks in other countries, but I guess the TOPdesk organization will make sure the quality of the helpdesk is the same in every country.
Mark Coutinho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.1
Based on 6 answers
Although being a SAAS solution, TOPdesk performs pretty fast. One can imagine that any SAAS solution is slow or has hiccups, but we have not experienced such with TOPdesk. Pages load quickly, logging in goes smoothly.We have made reports on premise in the past - that always took some time, as you might expect with such complex tasks. It seems that in the SAAS solution TOPdesk somehow has managed to make it even faster!
Mark Coutinho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 8.2
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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.9
Based on 132 answers
TOPdesk support is TOPnotch. The support engineers and setup people we encountered during our setup phase were knowledgeable and experienced with the design and setup of the optimum TOPdesk based on our requests, and were able to help us avoid snags that we would have otherwise encountered based on our unique setup. Requests since the initial setup period have been met with quick, easy to follow instructions to resolve the issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

ServiceNow IT Service Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The training was short but effective. 1 day to train key users
Wil Kuijpers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Simple training, Just to know the basics
Bart Wessels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.5
Based on 12 answers
SAAS implementation on our end could not be done by TOPdesk due to the fact that they do not offer it. Ask directly from the beginning for support from a SAAS specialist.
Karl Schuele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

TOPdesk

Speaking only to our specific implementation of Heat, which admittedly we did not put much effort into improving over time, we have noticed far better usability in every respect from hands-on ticket remediation all the way through to back-end system maintenance. Implementation was a significant exercise which required a great deal of planning and evaluation of our existing processes, but in spite of this “pain”, it was necessary to move from where we were to start down the path toward where we wanted to be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ServiceNow IT Service Management

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.8
Based on 6 answers
We have not yet much experience for scalability. There are some good features to make TOPdesk more scalable, for example the value mapping as part of action sequences.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

TOPdesk

  • We have been able to provide a more streamlined experience for staff and students when raising issues
  • We have been able to replace 3 previous separate systems with TOPdesk and are looking to replace a 4th in the near future by using some of the TOPdesk features
  • We have had to use quite a bit of staff time to configure and support TOPdesk which was not expected. Ideally it requires someone with dedicated time to administer which we did not take into account when implementing
Ian Short | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TOPdesk

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

TOPdesk Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
TOPdesk has a unique license model: - Modular: Select the modules you need and easily expand as your business grows - Saas or On premise - Unlimited number of assets. Successful asset management should not be dependent on the license of your product. - End users OR service agents based, whichever fits your situation best. If you are looking for flexibility in the number of agents for e.g. extra busy times of the year, the flexible end user license lets you add agents without any restrictions, no day passes needed.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.9
TOPdesk
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0
TOPdesk
8.2

Usability

ServiceNow IT Service Management
6.5
TOPdesk
8.6

Reliability and Availability

ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0
TOPdesk
9.0

Performance

ServiceNow IT Service Management
9.0
TOPdesk
8.1

Support Rating

ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.2
TOPdesk
8.9

In-Person Training

ServiceNow IT Service Management
TOPdesk
7.3

Online Training

ServiceNow IT Service Management
1.0
TOPdesk
6.4

Implementation Rating

ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0
TOPdesk
7.5

Scalability

ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0
TOPdesk
7.8

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