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Find out what your peers are saying about IFS Applications vs. ServiceNow and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The solution overall is very versatile and flexible, especially compared to other products.""One of our favorite features is the "Info-Zone", which provides operational intelligence in flight and in context to guide both business users and support teams to productivity.""The product is quite flexible.""Some of the strengths are Enterprise Management Solutions and the series of Management solutions which is number one in Gartner's report and has been for the last five years.""The best feature is the maintenance module, which is essentially an industry-specific workflow designed with a manufacturing module as per industry standards. It's very precise and specific without having complex functionalities. It's straightforward. Field Service Management is definitely a wonderful product that IFS has developed because it caters to field services. The energy and utility sectors can answer their business needs using the software."

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"You can have it installed and up and running within hours if you know what you're doing. Time to market would be one of the main things to consider.""It gave us professionalized, faster incident turn around times. Improved quality of information shared with our customers. Over time we build an extensive knowledge base that assists in both self-service as in services provided by the servicedesk when handling incidents.""Your time-to-market, or TTM, becomes faster when you use ServiceNow. Even individuals that are not tech savvy can quickly change processes and workflows in it. This can make the organization as a whole more agile.""I like the ease of use.""Data in reports and dashboards are easily accessible.""I really like what they've done with their common service data model because now I can make a connection between the business process and technology.""The Idea Portal and the PPM platform are most valuable. Their out-of-the-box dashboards and reporting are fantastic. I use them almost on a weekly basis. I have developed a couple of PMO dashboards for reporting. It is user-friendly. Everything is done through a navigation bar, and it makes things a lot easier that way.""Great that it's knowledge-based and you can use the flows in ServiceNow."

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Cons
"We would like to see AI-driven CSI functions built into the tool that would allow us to quickly tie our improvement goals to metrics and activities, so Assyst will suggest the next steps to help us get closer to our goals.""The integration is a bit complex, and post-implementation support services need to be improved. They have a service center based out of Sri Lanka. The support aspect is good, but the response time is a little slower than we anticipated. In the next release, it would be better if Warehouse Management could be improvised. They have a product line that's a data warehouse management system, but it's still premature and requires a bit of enhancement.""The user interface can be improved. When you're clicking through the screens, there are some icons or symbols that really need updating and would be more useful and noticeable if they are aesthetically pleasing.""There are certain digital features that need to be incorporated, such as IOP.""It would be ideal if, in the future, the product could incorporate IoT and blockchain elements. We'd like to explore more of these types of features going forward."

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"If you have advanced questions, technical support often doesn't know the answer.""They need to be providing vendors and implementation partners with materials and guidance on implementation.""It's too complicated and there are too many options.""Currently, we are finding it a bit difficult to monitor the subscriptions that are being used. The reporting feature related to this can be improved. Its ITOM functionality can be improved. BMC does a better job than ServiceNow in terms of capturing utilization and other such things.""Licensing costs are very high.""The reporting, which also includes dashboards, needs to be improved, and there should also be the ability to turn on and off portions of Project Management. Currently, as soon as you install the new version, you've got to go back there and make all the tweaks. There should be just a configuration file that goes to the new version.  The Project Management module does not leverage the knowledge base the way it should, and there is no built-in ability to get to the articles. Resource management should be easier. It would be amazing if they can make resource management a little bit more graphical. There are other solutions that I've seen where resource management was a more visual experience.""The visuals are the one area where there is opportunity for improvement.""It's not user-friendly by default, but it can be customized to be customer-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Pricing is an area that could be improved. They could be more competitive.""IFS Applications is expensive software, but it's on par with SAP and Oracle. It's for large enterprises and government entities and not for small and medium-sized enterprises. They have one licensing model, but if you want to have a module-specific license, they provide component-based licenses. Unlike SAP and Oracle, it doesn't have different levels of licensing. It's one level of licensing.""Ask for all-inclusive pricing, as they are pretty flexible if you ask for custom models."

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"The price is okay for us. It's reasonable.""The price of the solution is comparable to industry standards. For the features that we received, it is reasonable.""For the modules we use, we found it competitive. I can't think of any costs in addition to the licensing fees.""The price of this solution is expensive.""The pricing is on the high side, but if you look at the stability and option to work, it's kind of justified.""ServiceNow tends to be a little bit more expensive as compared to BMC Helix ITSM.""The mandatory minimum is US$ 20,000 for licensing.""The licenses are expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The best feature is the maintenance module, which is essentially an industry-specific workflow designed with a manufacturing module as per industry standards. It's very precise and specific without… more »
Top Answer: IFS Applications is expensive software, but it's on par with SAP and Oracle. It's for large enterprises and government entities and not for small and medium-sized enterprises. They have one licensing… more »
Top Answer: The integration is a bit complex, and post-implementation support services need to be improved. They have a service center based out of Sri Lanka. The support aspect is good, but the response time is… more »
Top Answer: Hi Netanya, I will choose ServiceNow because ServiceNow is a very good tool compared to Microsoft PowerApp.  Because ServiceNow has a very strong module (Performance Analysis) reporting which will… more »
Top Answer: For the nuts and bolts running of an IT organization, I can't really say there's anything lacking feature-wise.
Top Answer: For the modules we use, we found it competitive. I can't think of any costs in addition to the licensing fees.
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7th
out of 55 in Help Desk Software
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7.8
1st
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Overview

IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Within our single platform, our industry specific products are innately connected to a single data model and use embedded digital innovation so that our customers can be their best when it really matters to their customers – at the Moment of Service™​​​​​​​. The industry expertise of our people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,500 employees every day live our values of agility, trustworthiness and collaboration in how we support our 10,000+ customers. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.

ServiceNow is a cloud-based task-management platform that specializes in IT operations management (ITOM), IT services management (ITSM), and IT business management (ITBM). ServiceNow allows users to manage their teams, projects, and customer interactions using a variety of different plugins and apps with which it easily integrates.

ServiceNow offers prebuilt applications to support any process, as well as a framework and tools that allow you to build your own.

ServiceNow’s service management solutions include change, request, incident, problem, and cost management, as well as HR, IT, field service, and facilities management solutions. They also cover business management solutions such as vendor performance management, financial management, performance analytics and project portfolio suite, as well as governance, risk, and compliance.

“The Smarter Way to Workflow”

ServiceNow’s activities, processes, and tasks are overseen as part of a comprehensive managed workflow that supports such features as real-time collaboration, communication, and resource sharing. ServiceNow’s suite of products allow for operation using serverless computing, and include the categories of Business Apps, Customer Service, HR, IT, and Security.

ServiceNow can be used to support most workflows because of the wide range of tools it offers. These include on-suite ticketing tools, predictive modeling to manage workflows, and benchmarking for the tracking of progress. ServiceNow can assist with artificial intelligence and machine learning processes and can be used to organize the cases of a help/service desk as well as for instance management and problem management. It also smoothly integrates with many legacy systems.

ServiceNow offers service management software for industries including:

Cloud services
Education
Financial services
Government
Healthcare
Manufacturing
Telecommunications

Reviews from Real Users

IT Central Station users prefer ServiceNow to its competitors because of its scalability, stability, and ease of use. It helps everyone in the company to be on the same page by creating a single source of record across all departments. One user stated that “I’ve definitely used over 20 project management solutions, but they can't be compared with ServiceNow.” Another said that “ServiceNow is an industry leader in multiple areas and provides an excellent ROI.

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Sample Customers
Carlsberg, Pukka, Aston Martin, Sky, China Airlines, Cimcorp, Mini, Pepsi.
AAA, AstraZeneca, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Broadcom, Christus Health, Epicor, Equinix, GE Capital, Intuit, KPMG, Loyola Marymount University, OshKosh, Quantas, RedHat, Royal Bank of Scotland, Swiss Re, U.S. Department of Energy, Safeway, Yale University, and Zillow    
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Computer Software Company15%
Healthcare Company10%
Manufacturing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise45%
Large Enterprise9%
REVIEWERS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise68%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise65%
Find out what your peers are saying about IFS Applications vs. ServiceNow and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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IFS Applications is ranked 7th in Help Desk Software with 5 reviews while ServiceNow is ranked 1st in Help Desk Software with 61 reviews. IFS Applications is rated 7.8, while ServiceNow is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IFS Applications writes "A cloud-based ERP solution with a useful maintenance module, but post-implementation support could be better". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ServiceNow writes "Solid, highly scalable, and has got all the features, but needs better reporting, a graphical interface for resource management, and the ability to turn on and off portions of Project Management". IFS Applications is most compared with SAP ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, IBM Maximo and SAP S4HANA, whereas ServiceNow is most compared with BMC Helix ITSM, Pega BPM, Microsoft PowerApps, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus and Appian. See our IFS Applications vs. ServiceNow report.

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