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ServiceNow

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Score 8.2 out of 100

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk is well suited to any information technology department or organization that operates on a ticket based system. The tracking and management of workloads is excellent, and in fact, the system is appropriate for any organization that track work based on tickets.
Any appointment based system can be modeled inside TOPdesk using the appointment planning board, allowing managers to see the planned appointments of employees.
Jason Barker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

ServiceNow
8.4
TOPdesk
7.8
Organize and prioritize service tickets
ServiceNow
8.9
TOPdesk
8.4
Expert directory
ServiceNow
8.0
TOPdesk
7.1
Service restoration
ServiceNow
8.2
TOPdesk
7.6
Self-service tools
ServiceNow
8.4
TOPdesk
8.7
Subscription-based notifications
ServiceNow
8.1
TOPdesk
7.8
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ServiceNow
8.6
TOPdesk
7.8
ITSM reports and dashboards
ServiceNow
8.5
TOPdesk
7.1

ITSM asset management

ServiceNow
8.0
TOPdesk
7.4
Configuration mangement
ServiceNow
8.2
TOPdesk
7.1
Asset management dashboard
ServiceNow
8.1
TOPdesk
7.7
Policy and contract enforcement
ServiceNow
7.6
TOPdesk
7.3

Change management

ServiceNow
8.7
TOPdesk
7.6
Change requests repository
ServiceNow
8.8
TOPdesk
7.8
Change calendar
ServiceNow
8.5
TOPdesk
6.9
Service-level management
ServiceNow
8.7
TOPdesk
8.0

Pros

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

TOPdesk

  • Support by TOPdesk is excellent. Until now, we didn't have any issues when support was requested.
  • The latest version supports ADFS/SAML authentication. In the former version, this was an add-on you should buy.
  • Continues development of the product bearing in mind the user's input.
Adrie Bergwerff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

TOPdesk

  • The tools for configuring events and actions need improving, especially the tool for events which, whilst very powerful, is cumbersome to use when configuring event criteria
  • The built-in form designer within TOPdesk is adequate but could do with better features to allow for more dynamic forms. It would also benefit from being able to post data to custom fields rather than just into the Action box. There is quite a step up between the built-in form designer and the custom XFG form engine which is the only other solution which TOPdesk provide
  • Asset management could do with some improvements as it can be a little inflexible when needing to customize the data being held as well as build processes around it
Ian Short | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.0
Based on 25 answers
TOPdesk is an integral and vital element of our IT support strategy. It provides excellent functionality and value for money. It is in use across multiple locations around the world, and we are actively looking for new ways to utilize it further.
Jim Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.0
Based on 8 answers
I haven't used other ticketing systems so I can't compare it to another else. There are some good and bad features but that would be the same with all ticket systems.
Randy MacFarland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

ServiceNow

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.9
Based on 95 answers
Pre-sales support was decent, but the onboarding was not so helpful. This was due mainly to the fact that it was delivered in the form of a series of information-heavy tutorials that were too overwhelming too early on. I also found the online documentation somewhat lacking, as it was often written for a different version of TOPdesk than the one I was using.The support site is pretty good, and makes it very easy to report and get updates on problems (they utilize their own engine to drive the site). The one drawback I ran into was tickets being closed with the assumption that the recommended resolution was one I was familiar with, requiring no in-depth explanations or background info. This meant re-opening many tickets in order to get clarification on an answer, or to ask a follow-up question.
Bob Gruett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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

TOPdesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 6.3
Based on 5 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

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

TOPdesk

I entered after the decision was made to implement TOPdesk and do not know if and which other products were considered. To my opinion, there are more products like TOPdesk to be taken into consideration when looking for an incident management / facility management etc. Some have more focus on the facility part, others on incident management (or only have incident management features). One should look well into the current and possible future needs of the organization, and the look and feel of the application, plus the capacity of providing good internal administration, in order to make the right decision. Choosing TOPdesk is not a bad decision in most cases!
Marije Snuverink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ServiceNow

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

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

TOPdesk

  • The quickest gain that we realized was reduced cost from our previous solution in terms of service contracts and on-premise infrastructure costs.
  • Additional gains are also found in standard solution management and service disruption notification. We now have a company dashboard that can inform employees about any large or small service issues.
  • Improved reporting has also allowed the department to focus resources where there are greater needs and monitor costs of service.
Jeff Walters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ServiceNow

General

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

TOPdesk

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ServiceNow
8.3
TOPdesk
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

ServiceNow
10.0
TOPdesk
8.0

Usability

ServiceNow
10.0
TOPdesk
7.0

Reliability and Availability

ServiceNow
10.0
TOPdesk
7.3

Performance

ServiceNow
9.0
TOPdesk
7.3

Support

ServiceNow
8.2
TOPdesk
8.9

Online Training

ServiceNow
1.0
TOPdesk

Implementation

ServiceNow
10.0
TOPdesk
6.3

Scalability

ServiceNow
10.0
TOPdesk
7.3

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