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October 24, 2019

Powerful yet Clunky

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ServiceNow is used at my business organization across the entire organization for CI (Configuration Item) inventory, service desk ticketing, infrastructure design and build requests and specifications, firewall rule change requests, and is tied to AutoCloud for the automated deployment of Cloud based virtual machines (VMware). In short, everything related to IT in my company uses ServiceNow.
  • 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.
  • Finding requests that I opened and have since been completed by the assigned group/individual is very difficult to accomplish unless I've written down the request numbers somewhere.
  • Requests that I opened and are subsequently closed, often continue to appear in the list of "My Open Requests" giving the appearance that they were not completed when in fact they were.
  • It may exist, but if it does I haven't found it yet, which makes it less than intuitive, but I would like to see the ability to recall a request in ServiceNow.
  • I believe our firewall rule change request for is a custom form, but it has a serious drawback. If I submit such a request and need to make a correction to it before it is approved, there isn't anyway for me to do so. The request has to first be rejected with the creation of a sub-task in order to edit it before it is resubmitted for approval.
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.
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Score 8 out of 10
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ServiceNow is the ticketing system used by our entire company. Anyone from production, engineering, executives, field sales/support, finance, customer service and anything I may have missed uses ServiceNow to log tickets. The IS department uses ServiceNow to update, track, monitor and close out Tasks, Incidents, and Change Requests. ServiceNow is a pretty vital part of our business. We also use it for process documentation. I am sure that we use it for many other roles that I am not aware of.
  • I like the way the dashboard is setup, very easy to access reporting I need to see to help run my team better.
  • Its very easy to train end user on how to input a ticket. The process is typically very easy.
  • I also enjoy to ability to export reports to an excel file for further analysis.
  • When adding additional filters to a report that has already been created, that seems to create issue with pulling information from the database correctly.
  • We use SN for asset management, it can sometimes take awhile for information to update.
  • Alot of times, KB articles do not save to my favorites correctly and I have to go try to find them again. That can be a bit tedious.
ServiceNow is a great tool for any deskside or MSP team. Overall, it is easy to use, very end user-friendly and just makes my job a lot easier. I manage 7 deskside techs and our queue often gets to over 120-150 tickets. We support roughly 1000-1200 employees. One thing I did notice is the status of the tickets seems to have no effect on the SLA warnings like it should. Putting a ticket into Awaiting caller status doesn't seem to stop the "timer" on our SLAs as it should.
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Score 10 out of 10
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ServiceNow is used throughout the organization to perform and manage field services, professional services, and internal IT services. We manage our main ITIL processes with ServiceNow: Incident Management, Request Fulfilment, Problem Management, Change Management, Configuration Management, Service Catalog, Customer Self Service and Event Management. We are using event management with some monitoring tools.
  • It's an end to end ITSM solution with a lot of add-on market. Also, AI/ML support, Analytics.
  • ServiceNow CMDB is fully integrated to the ITSM side in helping the support team to relate any request, incident, problem, or change to a particular CI that registered in the CMDB.
  • The back end development side is supporting java and JavaScript. It is very flexible.
  • ServiceNow is serving as Saas and Paas as well.
  • It also supports the integration of autoCAD as well. It's very helpful if you are currently managing weak projects.
  • When using a UI action which has a script inside, it freezes the screen.
  • Upgrading an instance will become quite hectic.
  • The CMDB functionality is wonderful, but we have some high-cost concerns when you try to implement discovery tools for an automatic CMDB population.
  • Since it is web-based, there could be some incompatibility and web page display issues on some browsers.
ServiceNow is well suited as an ITSM tool. It includes all the necessary ITIL processes. It makes it simple to assign tickets, track and report workflows and tickets with analytic power.
The workflow engine is the best side of ServiceNow. For example, problem management is definitely connected to a workflow to take approvals and set state fields based on the approvals. Because of that, you can create some Business Processes. We did it as well.
All of our servers, network elements, and IT things are registered in CMDB, and we relate them with processes and manage them with our integrated monitoring tools.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We use ServiceNow extensively in the organization for Incident Management, Change management, Application Life-cycle management, Knowledgebase, and Content Management. It is the key system to control and support our IT operations globally.
  • Incident Management. Very robust and extensive solution, very easy to extend globally.
  • Application Management: We have our own custom developed SNOW module to manage Business apps that will be replaced with the upcoming migration to Madrid.
  • Change Management: Great way to keep control of any and all changes to production systems.
  • Limited Power-user Dev Tools for Forms: It would be great to offer a no-code alternative to Power Users to create forms and workflows, similar to what Infopath offered. We are using SNOW forms but each initiative requires a dedicated Dev team to develop.
  • JIRA Integration: We'd like to have a more flexible way to interface and promote Incidents in SNOW to Stories in JIRA.
  • Assignment Groups are difficult to manage and require a complex IT process to be done.
SNOW is great for Service Desk activities (Incidents, requests, etc). It is very scalable and robust, allowing proper segregation of duties and controls (ITIL type).

In my opinion the forms and workflow offering is limited as it requires a dedicated and expert dev team. Simple business processes are more challenging to be automated using SNOW as it is harder to identify an ROI.
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Score 7 out of 10
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ServiceNow was used as the centralized IT ticking solution for the student, staff and faculty helpdesk. It was later expanded to include the project and program management module. This was used by network operations teams, development teams as well as customer facing portal to submit tickets which will follow a back-end workflow to ensure it is properly triaged.

This product allowed us to address having a one-stop shop for ticketing internal and external. We are able to ensure tickets are routed properly without too much administrative overhead in triage.
  • ServiceNow does a great job in creating a one-stop shop for ticketing for any organization large or small. The system has the ability to scale easily to both internal and external customers.
  • ServiceNow has the ability to scale beyond ticketing to include contract and project management modules to further support one single operation for administration.
  • ServiceNow integrates very well with Microsoft Active Directory.
  • ServiceNow has a very robust set of permissions and rules you can apply for a high level of security.
  • ServiceNow knowledgebase is limited for self-learning on how to use their features.
  • ServiceNow sometimes has a very linear approach to some workflows or assignments where there could only be one child/parent relationship.
  • The ServiceNow features for Project Management serves its function is rather cumbersome. The dependencies aspect or predecessors or successors options are rather limited. It is more focused on hours planned vs hours worked then dependencies.
  • ServiceNow customer support is hit or miss. They could serve to have more self-help step by step articles.
  • ServiceNow needs to have a better export or import features for their Project Management module.
ServiceNow is a perfect and great fit for A to B style helpdesk ticketing! I would tend to shy away from this product is your project management shop is on the medium or larger scale. It is ok for smaller projects but not for large complex, multi-team projects. ServiceNow is also great for establishing routine and frequently used workflows that you want to publish to an external or public customer base. There is a lot of potential to relieve a lot of administrative overhead but it requires a lot of back end work to see those results.
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Score 10 out of 10
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ServiceNow is currently gaining market share, here at Wayfair. It was on-boarded to the company in early 2018 due to our Monitoring / Critical Response teams need for a robust reporting platform with available integrations to our monitoring tools (Data Dog/Logic Monitor).

Since then, we have seen team after team approach the ServiceNow Engineering group at Wayfair to onboard their ticketing needs.

I say ticketing, and not "Incident, Change, or Request needs", as ServiceNow is providing our team with the conduit to help all Wayfair employees understand how to organize themselves in a more ITIL based approach, where it makes sense. We haven't adopted a full ITIL approach, but the segmentation within ServiceNow allows the Wayfair ServiceNow team to coach its users to understand the importance of labeling, organization and building automation with a platform or layered (not app/tool/single use case based) approach.

Since then, our Monitoring, DC Operations, Infra Ops, and Help Desk organizations have partnered to build solutions in ServiceNow.

Business Problems addressed:
- Change, Incident, Request, Problem, Assets, CMDB: We are using these modules, out of box, to solve everyday operational needs
- Alert >> Monitoring: Infrastructure teams are storing and reporting on alerts, and creating custom INC records based on event mgmt logic (custom)
- General Use: digitizing process, decommissioning other internal apps
  • Request Management - ServiceNow's front end facing catalog is a fantastic cost-wise approach to expose the repetitive request-able functions your organization can offer to your company. Cost/Chargeback functions can be included effortlessly. Baking in Knowledge throughout the catalog like experience (to promote self service) is effortless. If you can organize your team into repeatable processes, then ServiceNow can take everyone out of email and spreadsheets, and into a fully transparent, documented, automated workflow to deliver each and every step of that process.
  • Alerting / Monitoring - ServiceNow provides the tables/functionality you would need to store, organize and report on all monitoring tools in your portfolio. Importing information into ServiceNow is decidedly easy. Enriching data within ServiceNow is straightforward and benefits from all other business / infrastructure related content that you store on the platform. Using Discovery alongside monitoring tools provides the capabilities and flexibility needed to protect and run daily operations needed to support a growing and thriving company that Wayfair is.
  • CMDB / Discovery - Very easy, licensing the technology that comes with Discovery is the single easier decision you can make to provide the level of support, transparency and consistency your infrastructure teams require to stay ahead of issues...and act quickly when they are happening.
  • Backend Support - If you size dictates it, purchase the technical support from ServiceNow. They react quickly and with a solution your team can actually use to solve both short and long-term roadblocks.
  • Pricing - we all want to expose as much as our data as we can, internally. Easy reporting makes happy employees, and happy employee's stay productive. ServiceNow allows you to expose a front-end catalog like experience to all users in your company...but restricts their intuitive and fantastic back-end reporting capabilities to a subset of paid (sometimes expensive) users. The trick is finding our where you can and cannot compromise on functionality and experience. Sometimes you need to buy a license for a team, sometimes you can provide on-demand reporting functionality. Really depends case by case.
  • Widget Flexibility - Allowing non-dev users to build their own widgets. Make the tool more friendly (no-code) to non-development/front-end only users. I would love to support a widget or piece of functionality which allows users to customize their ServiceNow catalog experience or reporting without my team's involvement.
  • Better back-end reporting - reporting on system tables or core data is not always accessible via ServiceNow reporting/logging. I have often found myself at a roadblock to report on simple statistics like page views or number of clicks. We want to understand how our users are engaging in the platform, but there is a lack of reportable tables/metadata to help us build this picture.
Centralizing Data / Reporting - ServiceNowexcels in providing easy ways to import/export data from the platform. Some automated, some manual, all users benefit with properly designed ServiceNow connected tables.

CMDB / Inventory Mgmt - Discovery and the CMDB functionality provide an easy means of keeping track of your configurable HW and SW environments. Best CMDB tool I have seen to date, in the market.

Change / Incident Mgmt - This is really the best out of box experience ServiceNow has. Very straightforward, with unlimited benefits to be provided in this space when enhancements to the CMDB are made. When everything is connected, gleaning context off a ticket becomes easy. Automation based on historical data is also a big feature in this space

Automation Tool - If you have tools which provide orchestration/automation, and you're just looking to replace them with a cheaper option, look elsewhere.
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March 11, 2019

ServiceNow

Score 9 out of 10
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ServiceNow is being used across the whole organisation. The infrastructure management [team] runs the full CMDB service hierarchy on ServiceNow and it is used to support the full ITIL environment in terms of change, incidents, requests, knowledge and asset management. End users make use of features such as the Service Catalog and are able to track their requests
  • The interface in terms of Incident and Request Management between Supplier, Business and Customer is simple and efficient.
  • Many changes to inventories can be made in real time.
  • The plug in modules are good but a high level of customisation is also possible.
  • When I click on an item on the left hand pane, it would be nice if ServiceNow could show a summary at the top of where I currently am in ServiceNow, similar to Windows Explorer. An example of this is: If I click on "User Administration - Users" All it shows is Groups at the top left of the right hand pane. What I'm asking for is that is shows the full path of where I currently am. This would also apply to SvcNow links that are sent to me.
  • My first point also also applies to ServiceNow links that are sent to me.
  • If I look at software models and then return to a specific request, the moment I approve it the screen jumps to the models before I've had a chance to populate a task.
It's well suited for our process owners in Change, Incident, Request and Problem scenarios. These areas are covered well. However in Event Management, I noticed that in every new release of ServiceNow, there seems to be an update in Event Management, where it's not required. It breaks our current setup, so we raise an Incident with ServiceNow’s support which takes months to resolve. A current example of this is that we've upgraded to the London release from Jakarta and Alert Management Rules were introduced. This prevented us from creating new Alert Rules until we enlisted an expensive training course! There was nothing wrong with the old Alert Rules, as they worked well. So why bring thing new functionality when it's not required?
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February 15, 2019

ServiceNow is THE BEST!!

Score 9 out of 10
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ServiceNow is used in our organization for internal tickets as well as with our customer facing requests. It is used for ticketing, asset management, and software management.
  • Asset management - ServiceNow provides detailed asset management capabilities.
  • Reports - ServiceNow allows reports that can be endlessly customized to provide any information.
  • Software Management - ServiceNow allows serial number and software deployment information to be centralized.
  • Customer Interface - ServiceNow can be difficult to use at first. It does require some initial training to get the hang of.
  • KB Articles - It really depends on who makes them but even the best KB article can be hard to understand at times.
  • ITIL Interface - The ITIL statistics interface could use some work, can be hard to understand.
ServiceNow is really suited anywhere. Since it is so customizable, you can make it fit any situation or organization. I like to think of it as a "Swiss Army Knife". The software management piece is really useful, it allows you to manage software deployment and serial number management. It also has a self-service feature that allows users to submit requests through templates that gather the pertinent information. I've used other systems like Remedy and KACE but ServiceNow is by far the best I've used.
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February 06, 2019

Service Now is Amazing!

Score 10 out of 10
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We use it for our service desk and the entire IT department, as well as our medical enrollment department, and we are adding groups monthly so that we are all on the same system. We are better able to communicate this way. It has helped to be on the same page as well and be better organized.
  • Organizes tickets very well.
  • Allows multiple users to interact at one time on a ticket.
  • Having the option to have multiple categories is also nice.
  • The ability to reopen a ticket even after it is closed for final. We then have to recreate the ticket.
Great all around, we love the ability to communicate inside of ServiceNow. we are able to work a ticket with multiple people even if from different departments. The ease of function in creating tickets is also nice. On a daily basis, we create tickets and are able to search them if something new comes from the user.
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Score 8 out of 10
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All IT-related requests are being inputted into ServiceNow. ServiceNow is retiring legacy software as the true cloud functionality is appealing. ServiceNow is handling enhancement requests as well as demands and projects. We're going to be using the agile method with the visual storyboards to help accomplish the desired results of the organization.
  • Internal communication
  • Workflow automation
  • Related objects
  • Too many objects.
  • A bit confusing in the backend.
  • Filters can be confusing.
ServiceNow is well suited when it comes to project management. For example, if your company or organization has many different departments that need to update or access data about a particular project then ServiceNow can meet that request.

ServiceNow at the same time is so complex that training and change management will be the most difficult pieces of onboarding.
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ServiceNow is being used as the major service management tool at my organization. We are using it as an Incident, Problem & Change Management Tool. Also this is being utilized as an Asset Management tool which is integrated into our deployment cycle for real-time updates on Deployment status. Apart from serving the major role of ticketing tool, ServiceNow helps us in our reporting and analytical work on incident data through machine learning and other features. ServiceNow's API based architecture helps us to integrate it with other platforms easily which is a key factor in our automation journey in Production Support division
  • 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
  • Search capability can be further improved
  • The bulk ticket update feature can be added if not available as I haven't seen it until now
  • Can introduce power chart features like Power BI and others
ServiceNow is well suited as a ticketing tool for both large enterprises where major ticketing tool needs to have integrations with multiple third-party apps and the medium scale companies as well, where management doesn't want to spend too much cost and manpower in creating and maintaining a ticketing system. ServiceNow also provides lots of features which helps to reduce the cost of different tools required for individual tasks.
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We are using ServiceNow in a proof of concept that includes the ITOM and ITSM products. We worked with a ServiceNow partner to set up the instance and connect the mid-server required for ITOM to the instance. The product is very powerful and is able to scan the network for devices and provide data on those devices.
  • It does a great job building a CMDB based on data scanned by ITOM. We have looked at lots of competing products and they all require a ton of manual interaction to build a CMDB. The ServiceNow product is the most automated solution we have found.
  • The ITSM product is best of breed and provides all the bells and whistles including chat and automated actions like password reset and machine reboot.
  • The service mapping feature is very nice as it will map the root URL of your applications and create relationships needed to build the visual topology map.
  • 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!
The tool is great, very powerful and provides so many valuable features used in large companies. The product is very integrated and provides amazing customization and dash-boarding options. I have looked at several ITSM products, and ServiceNow is by far the best product I have worked with. Everything is thought out and you will not find any feature or function it is missing.
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Score 9 out of 10
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ServiceNow is a fully integrated part of our corporate intranet. It is used to allow users to open service requests ranging from technology issues to HR issues, to facilities issues. ServiceNow (aka SNOW) is used across our entire organization. Because it is full-featured and a fully integrated solution, we no longer have multiple systems by which problem tickets and/or requests are opened and managed. This unified system improves efficiency and enhances the overall user experience.
  • Fully integrates with custom web solutions.
  • Provides detailed control of user security by user, role, network group, etc.
  • Offers a full-featured tracking system which allows attachment of documents and other objects.
  • ServiceNow offers to many options that it is sometimes difficult to navigate.
  • The ServiceNow documentation, while comprehensive, is provided through a completely separate window rather than being integrated directly into the system.
  • The mobile interface is sufficient but performance is a bit slow.
ServiceNow is well suited for the large organization with multiple locations. Because it is web-based, it is easily accessible throughout the entire organization. However, depending upon your implementation, it can be a bit technical and cumbersome for the less technical user. I would not recommend ServiceNow for any type of publicly accessible interface as there are likely much less complex, and certainly less costly solutions.
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ServiceNow is our central hub for ITSM, project and product management, and our CMDB. It is primarily used by our MSP branch but internal IT also uses it for ticketing, as well as HR and our app dev team. We use it for ticketing, project management, and integrate with our customers' ServiceNow systems.
  • Uptime is amazing. We have never had a ServiceNow outage that I'm aware of.
  • Incredibly customizable. We regularly adjust ServiceNow to suit our specific needs.
  • Great integration with other software. The RESTful API is outstanding and the ability to create intermediate tables for data transformation makes it very reliable and customizable.
  • Outdated interface. If you missed the 90s and the early 2000s, get ServiceNow now!
  • I wish there was a warning when you're about to customize a core element of the product. That kind of customization can cause problems with upgrades in the future.
  • Developing in a domain-separated ServiceNow environment can be a bit of a nightmare.
If you have very specific custom needs for your ITSM and want to integrate with numerous other platforms, ServiceNow is highly appropriate. There is a very active community of admins and developers to help. Development is reasonably straightforward. If you want to have a modern look to your ServiceNow instance, however, expect to put in some development hours. If you're using the product extensively, expect to have a team of developers and admins on hand to support it.
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February 22, 2019

ServiceNow Review

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SercieNow helps us to maintain and track all tickets from incidents to change requests. Better and efficient Project management. Reduces the number of hours someone has to spend to make reports that identify what is going on, where the problem is and what the root cause is. Incident tickets can be categorized and tracked as well as reporting features are amazing to be able to keep track of metrics. One central location for all ticketing and problem/change management information.
  • The audit functionality is incredibly powerful. If well managed, it allows service desk users to gain insight into support queries and their history from start to finish.
  • I like it much better than our previous incident management software. I love the ability to run reports and have it create graphs/charts to present to my manager about call tickets.
  • It's highly customizable while still being beginner friendly. It's fast, easy to use, and snazzy when it comes to the UX experience.
  • Some features are hidden from you at the very beginning. If you want to go advance mode, research is required, aka there is a learning curve.
  • The mobile view doesn't let us see the full stream of comments on the ticket.
  • There are a lot of tabs that hardly anyone uses but still appear on the dashboard. Should be more control over what is displayed.
We use it for IT support requests and incidents. We use it to manage approval for purchasing. The main benefit realized was the reporting. It is way ahead of what we got from our previous ticketing system. Since tasks can be divided up between techs, it makes the request process much easier with less clutter.
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February 16, 2019

A versatile ITSM solution

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At my previous job, working at Florida State University, we had a massive inventory of computer systems and other IT equipment that we were responsible for managing. We needed a robust IT service management system and after careful evaluation of several products, we decided to go with ServiceNow. It's an excellent IT service management solution that can handle inventory tracking, incident reporting and ticketing, and a self-service portal. This tool was used by the IT department across the whole organization.
  • An extremely robust system that is highly scalable and capable of handling the full-service management needs of any large organization.
  • Features an easily searchable knowledge base that can be handy for issue resolution.
  • As a ticketing system, it is extremely configurable and provides great reporting functionality.
  • Major updates to the product can sometimes bring about a lot of changes that make it difficult for the staff to keep themselves at pace with the product.
  • Pricing model can be a deterrent for smaller enterprises.
ServiceNow is like a Swiss army knife for IT services management. It is great for asset management, bugs/issue tracking and now, with advanced analytics, it can provide trend analyses and metrics on different scenarios.
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ServiceNow is in use across our entire enterprise. It is the one location for Incident Management, IT Procurement, Problem Management, and System Access and Change Control. This allows Tickets to be routed to the owners for approval and for completion. Reporting is completed from one system and allows for the streamlining of processes.
  • Incident Management -- Calls to Incidents to Problems for tracking of issues.
  • Reporting -- very intuitive User interface to create reports, dashboards, and other metrics.
  • Ease of Integration -- Has many API's exposed to integrate with other systems.
  • Complex reporting requires data extracts.
  • Initial Setup (Lookup Data - Groupings and Categories/subcategories) must be done correctly or it can impact your ability to expand in the future.
  • Creating of users and user groups must be thought out and you must understand specifically what roles and tasks are to be completed in ServiceNow.
ServiceNow is great for any size company. Due to Cloud Deployment Options, it is quick and easy to deploy. If you are looking to create custom flows and work products, you will need either an in-house owner or contract with a company to support it for you. It is a very strong tool, but you must be willing to hire the talent to use the tool to its utmost capability.
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Easiness of the Tool in setting up things like workflows, application/module arrangement makes things to be understood easily unlike other famous tools in the market. Documentation is also good and the best part is you don't need to face any hassles in maintaining the server/hardware performance.
  • Reports and Services dashboard is altogether a new evolution which cannot be beaten by any other tool in the market.
  • A change request which is basic for any enhancement or development project can be tracked flawlessly in this.
  • It even provides a knowledge management feature with approval flow. and if your project has Agile, Waterfall methodology even it fits best.
  • I don't like the email notifications this program generates.
  • Some of the required approvals are not relevant to our organization and become a bit of a hurdle for us.
  • At times, too many modules are introduced, and improvements to the existing ones are slowed down.
The ability for ServiceNow to provide several offerings on one page.
Well suited for the following:

1. Generates and populate data for report quickly.
2. Incident Tracking.
3. Agile Workbench and Development.
4. Change request tracking.
5. Process Management.
6. Maintaining Knowledge articles.

Some limitations are: event rules are tough to manage, the need for more simplification, confusions in trigger function and scheduling jobs.

It works very slow with Internet Explorer. They should find a way to make it faster in Internet Explorer.
We run into a lot of permission related issues. We utilize a small team of developers to help us manage the upstream/downstream impacts

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We are currently using ServiceNow ITSM (IT Service Management) and ITOM (ITOM) modules. ITSM is currently being used for Incident, problem, change and request management. ServiceNow ITSM has allowed our organization to embrace ITIL best practices using various ITSM and ITOM modules. It has boosted productivity by automating many of our processes. Provides management on-demand reports and dashboards, with a single data model to generate and distribute important information on demand and in real time. ServiceNow is being used both at the back office and roadside. Asset Management Module is used for maintaining and tracking all inventory at the roadside along with purchase orders and transfer orders. We use the Procurement Management module for maintaining all our contracts and vendor management. In a nutshell, Service Now is one stop shop for all your IT needs.
  • Utilize ServiceNow API’s to perform integrations with 3rd party applications and also automate the ticket creation process as applicable.
  • Restore service after an unplanned interruption by investigating the root cause of an incident or escalating it to a major incident to quickly resolve critical service disruptions. ITOM CMDB is a must have for this scenario.
  • Improvement in mean time to respond (MTTR) for all Incidents. Reduce incident response times and improve the mean time to restore service (MTRS) for all Incidents.
  • ServiceNow supports a subset of the standard functionality on smartphones and similar devices, allowing mobile users to remotely access their ServiceNow instances to perform common tasks. This improves the ITSM processes and increase the level of accessibility for all our customers.
  • Reporting. Building Reports need unnecessary scripting unless you have activated paid plugins performance analytics.
  • Some of the API's which comes with ServiceNow support.
Easy to customize and has many options available to tailor your needs. The application is very scalable. ITSM guided setup provides a sequence of tasks that help you configure the IT Service Management (ITSM) applications on your ServiceNow instance. Ease of moving customization from one instance to another. ServiceNow provides a developer instance which is free for developers to learn and explore the product. Ability to build your own custom app. Reporting needs some improvement.
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Score 8 out of 10
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ServiceNow is being used for ticketing, asset management, purchasing, change management and multiple other functions within our organization. It was the single system that is able to bring everything listed above together in a single web GUI interface.
  • The ticketing system is amazing.
  • Change Management is pretty good.
  • Time sheets.
  • Change Management could use a bit more polishing.
  • Problem system is strange and cumbersome and seems redundant.
  • Asset Management requires third-party plugins or expensive add-ons to work properly.
In a very large organization, where multiple functions need to be collapsed into a single web-accessible system, ServiceNow shines! Time Management and correlation to the tasks, projects, and incidents are great for billing back and/or keep track of employees. Integration with domain system is also very useful and provides a clear base for user management.
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Score 9 out of 10
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I am a consultant and do works towards ServiceNow Implementation and Integration at end customers. Since I work with various customers in various verticals and domains, I come across a wide variety of use cases that ServiceNow can resolve and the way it can be implemented to achieve it. ServiceNow is known for ITSM solution. But in my opinion, ServiceNow very well works for ITSM, ITOM solutions. Nowadays ServiceNow has also launched their HR and CRM solution but I have not used those much.
  • ITSM functionality is very strong and available out of the box where you might want customization as per your organization need.
  • Another Strong point of ServiceNow is easy customization as per the requirement. Creating new fields or new modules or even new applications are easy and provides lots of flexibility even if being a cloud application.
  • ServiceNow is focusing a lot of platforms and provides the opportunity to build many things as per the need if something is not available out of the box for certain customer specific requirements. Or it's even possible to partner and build the solution and sell the same from ServiceNow marketplace.
  • The platform is not as mature as Force.com and needs a little improvement where a customer may require the least amount of coding.
  • Creation of new application or modules requires some sort of coding skill. It is not pure drag and drop.
If the requirement is for internal IT management or Service Cloud (operations) internal or external, ServiceNow is a perfect solution. ServiceNow is moving towards becoming a complete ERP but it will take some time to reach there.
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Score 9 out of 10
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ServiceNow is our new customer communication tool within Amtech Software and Futura Services. It is replacing our old system, Remedy, and we find that access to it is so much simpler. We are able to publish press releases and news on ServiceNow, we are able to send notifications to users about news we do not want them to miss. We like the ease of being able to receive tickets, or issues, and also keep all customer information in one place.
  • I like the ease of setup and access for all users within the system, including our employees and customers.
  • I like that we can personalize our ServiceNow site, which we have branded iServe for our customers.
  • I like that we can use the system similar to our social media accounts, and pass along news to our users.
  • The only issue we have had thus far is that it doesn't integrate with HubSpot, without going through a third-party.
ServiceNow will work perfectly for organizations that had ticket logs, etc. We have found, through the implementation process, that it also works for us in seeing who is compliant and who is not. We can see who has expired on support, who is not paying and who is using more licenses than what they pay for.
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August 22, 2018

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Score 8 out of 10
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ServiceNow is used as a Service desk tool where we can track customer incidents, Change management, task assignment, and SLA's. It also automates the flow of the business process with the help of structured workflows. We will get the customer requirements as we will be developing the new applications or adjusting the existing ones.
  • Usability of ServiceNow is very easy and users feel it is simple to use its UI for automating processes
  • Integration of ServiceNow with any system is smooth with its flexibility and technology
  • Processes are clearly defined and automation allows for easy implementation of workflows
  • The user interface of SN is not friendly for process automation tools like BluePrism etc. Need to use images and keyboard shortcuts, instead of UI elements
  • The application is slow if we did more customization
  • Works well with some specific browsers
ServiceNow is well suited in the areas where we need to have service desk features. Incident management and change management are the other two areas where SN is well suited. The knowledge base scripts provide a method for both customers and help desk to resolve issues very quickly.
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Score 7 out of 10
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My interaction and usage with ServiceNow(SN) was/is two-fold.
1-Was: While with FDA, we used SN for our FDA Wide ticketing system for our IT Help Desk contract and other various support. Supporting over 20,000 customers, those customers would call the Help Desk, and log Interactions and Incidents for assistance. SN is very robust with lots of customizing, and ease of use for not only the Help Desk and Technicians but also customers as well.

2-Is: Currently I'm beginning the process of development and implantation of SN. The training program and eventual certification process so far have been straightforward and easy to follow. Eventually, I will be customizing SN for use over various contracts and agencies.
  • Navigation is fluid and easy to follow.
  • Customizing views to suit your need is a breeze.
  • Generating reports that you need is "fun" as there are many built-in options as well as the ability to create your own.
  • Exporting reports in various formats help as different clients prefer different products.
  • Sometimes too much, is just that; too much. SN offers so much, that you can kind of get lost in all its features.
  • Color customizing would be nice for those with visual impairments.
  • Cost is steep, but you do get a lot.
Any arena where SLAs and Ticketing is a factor, SN performs terrifically. If you need a tool that is easy to learn and train, then SN is your choice. An area of issue is also a strong point (oddly enough), as with its wide range of custom-ability, many customers often create more work for our SN team to make changes, while subtle at times, if only to appease 1 person. Basically, its flexibility can create bottlenecks.
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Score 10 out of 10
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ServiceNow lets the organization consolidate many process related to the enterprise service model on a single platform. Typically, the companies start with the main ITSM processes, such as incident, problem and change, using the CMDB, Asset, SLA and KB as foundational applications. Then may then move on to other process such as HR and customer service. With a cloud based solution, and with all major needs covered out of the box, enterprises can go live with this solution very quickly.
  • Application fully alligned to ITIL best practices. At least 11 process have been certified by companies like Pink Elephant.
  • Cloud-based solution with major needs covered out of the box, with high standard of performance and availability.
  • Application fully integrated, making transitions between modules easy and straightforward.
  • Service portal, mobile applications and email capabilities provides the end user a self-service experience.
  • Licensing model for Fulfillers in order to share pool licenses.
  • Report capabilities to obtain certain kind of metrics without performance analytics
  • Graphical representation of the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) configuration items (CIs) and their relationships
ServiceNow can be used to any organization no matter the sector. Companies that want to consolidate on a single platform with many enterprise services provided for internal users or customer. For small companies it could be an expensive solution.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Organize and prioritize service tickets (43)
9.0
Expert directory (32)
8.0
Service restoration (35)
8.5
Self-service tools (40)
8.5
Subscription-based notifications (40)
8.1
ITSM collaboration and documentation (40)
8.4
ITSM reports and dashboards (41)
8.3
Configuration mangement (39)
8.2
Asset management dashboard (40)
8.1
Policy and contract enforcement (37)
7.7
Change requests repository (39)
9.0
Change calendar (36)
8.5
Service-level management (37)
8.7

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