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Overview

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ServiceNow is an IT service application platform-as-a-service provider that offers a range of ITSM products to automate...

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Zendesk's fully customizable help desk solution makes things easy on your customers, sets your teams up for success, and...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

100

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

55

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

242

5

4

3

2

1

137

89

12

1

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

4.4

3.9K

5

4

3

2

1

2.1K

1.3K

303

62

47

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

Pros

KB and Articles for support documents are good. ServiceNow Community is great Help and they resolve most of the Issue there the way the Technical person explain and presenation is good.
It’s far better than the last ITSM tool- Remedy on terms of efficiency and usefulness. Integrating with other tools is most popular in SNOW with easy REST API.
The best feature I liked about its workflows, the way it is implemented in a backend process for tasks, approvals , and autopopulating required fields etc are signs of great features.

Pros

I love that its very user friendly to use ad easy to manage tasks. I love the interface make it easy to get tickets handled and provide the best customer service for my job.
This was a much appreciated improvement. A great feature is that you can integrated with the big social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to allow CC to responde quite quickly.
Overall I’m extremely satisfied with Zendesk, It has a lot of great features that helps us provide a great customer support service which is important for a successful business.

Cons

New users need to be oriented on how to navigate through this tool because it is quite confusing and intimidating to users at first.
Capacity Management is still a missing factor in ServiceNow though demand management can be somehow captured through projects.
Some out-of-box examples really don't match up to any organizations needs and leave you wanting more.

Cons

Tremendously disappointing for a company that sells ticketing software to have such a poor interaction when it comes to using it.
Non-Existent & TERRIBLE Customer Service. You are just a number to them.
If you ever need support from Zendesk then it is horrible.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review19 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 days ago

Key features

  • Total features66
  • API
  • Account Alerts
  • Account Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Routing
  • Automatic Call Distribution
  • Autoresponders
  • Availability Management
  • Batch Communications
  • Blended Call Center
  • CMDB
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Logging
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Reporting
  • Call Routing
  • Call Scripting
  • Caller ID
  • Campaign Management
  • Canned Responses
  • Capacity Management
  • Case Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Churn Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Complaint Monitoring
  • Compliance Management
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customer Social Profiles
  • Customer Support
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Decision Support
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Filtering
  • For Insurance Industry
  • For Startups
  • For iPad Devices
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Geotargeting
  • Group Management
  • Health Score
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • IT Cost Management
  • IT Reporting
  • IVR
  • Impact Management
  • Inbound Call Center
  • Incident Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interactive Content
  • Inventory Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lead Management
  • License Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Manual Dialer
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Scripts
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Form
  • On-Demand Communications
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Onboarding
  • Online Forums
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Personalization
  • Phone Key Input
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Prioritization
  • Proactive Chat
  • Problem Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Queue Management
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Recurring Issues
  • Relationship Mapping
  • Release Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Request Assignment
  • Revenue Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Reporting
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Status Tracking
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Text Analysis
  • Text Editing
  • Text to Speech
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Trend Analysis
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Version Control
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Assistant
  • VoIP Connection
  • Voice Customization
  • Voice Mail
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Widgets
  • Win/Loss Analysis
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features182
  • API
  • Account Alerts
  • Account Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Routing
  • Automatic Call Distribution
  • Autoresponders
  • Availability Management
  • Batch Communications
  • Blended Call Center
  • CMDB
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Logging
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Reporting
  • Call Routing
  • Call Scripting
  • Caller ID
  • Campaign Management
  • Canned Responses
  • Capacity Management
  • Case Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Churn Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Complaint Monitoring
  • Compliance Management
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customer Social Profiles
  • Customer Support
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Decision Support
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Filtering
  • For Insurance Industry
  • For Startups
  • For iPad Devices
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Geotargeting
  • Group Management
  • Health Score
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • IT Cost Management
  • IT Reporting
  • IVR
  • Impact Management
  • Inbound Call Center
  • Incident Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interactive Content
  • Inventory Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lead Management
  • License Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Manual Dialer
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Scripts
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Form
  • On-Demand Communications
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Onboarding
  • Online Forums
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Personalization
  • Phone Key Input
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Prioritization
  • Proactive Chat
  • Problem Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Queue Management
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Recurring Issues
  • Relationship Mapping
  • Release Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Request Assignment
  • Revenue Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Reporting
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Status Tracking
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Text Analysis
  • Text Editing
  • Text to Speech
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Trend Analysis
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Version Control
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Assistant
  • VoIP Connection
  • Voice Customization
  • Voice Mail
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Widgets
  • Win/Loss Analysis
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations498
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations1107
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

User reviews that mention these apps

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Rishabh P.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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ServiceNow

A decent tool to manage enterprise operations

Reviewed 2 years ago

The overall experience with ServiceNow has been pretty neutral. While there is no denying that the tool serves its purpose, it must evolve on all fronts to stay in the competition. Support, Interface, Design, New features, everything.

Pros

The pricing of the software, in comparison to JIRA, Zendesk, etc.

Cons

The interface of the software can be worked upon.

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Eldose J.

Financial Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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ServiceNow

Great ITSM tool available in the market

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great experience

Pros

This is one of the great product available in the market. Cannot compare some of the other products. One suite for all. Love this product

Cons

Adding each module is very expensive. Small companies cannot afford

RW
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Ryan W.

Telecommunications, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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ServiceNow

As Flexible as it is Functional

Reviewed 3 years ago

We've been using ServiceNow for 5+ years and it has really transformed our Service Desk and Customer Service teams ability to work with the customer.

Pros

ServiceNow is such a user friendly product. Their out of the box modules require very little customization to get you up and running using a wide suite of available modules, there's not a lot ServiceNow can't do.

Cons

Over-customization can make upgrading time consuming but there are plenty of guides to assist you with this process.

AR
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Computer & Network Security, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Zendesk Suite

Good for ticketing, other use cases could use some development work

Reviewed 3 years ago

Ticketing. It's our customer-facing helpdesk, but internally, we use ServiceNow.

Pros

Good for ticketing systems and really hums when it's automated. Fairly widely used in the industry so there's a lot of good forums and support on it.

Cons

It's aged. I don't feel like it's kept up with modern devops practices and has stayed more with traditional ticketing systems. Often, even with DKIM/SPF/DMARC, we still get emails from Zendesk ticketing system marked as spam.

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Financial Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Zendesk Suite

Great Helpdesk Product

Reviewed 6 years ago

Probably the best help desk solution out there and a lot easier to get up and running by comparison to ServiceNow.

Pros

Easy to use, very affordable, ticketing system is clear and concise, flexible and integrates with many other platforms.

Cons

Notifications can be overwhelming and there is a lot to learn in the platform to really meet all support needs.

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Ben W.

Entertainment, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Zendesk Suite

Zendesk is recommended

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Configuration is pretty easy to set up without a lot of programming to get things working the way you want.

Cons

Coming from ServiceNow, there was a little learning curve, such as the fine tooth comb experience of modifying whatever I wanted. There's limits to what I can modify in Zendesk. One of the drawbacks is the necessity to add plugins where native features should (at least in my opinion) be available, such as being able to manage users. I have some workarounds, but there is some room for improvement on this end.