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Find out what your peers are saying about OutSystems vs. ServiceNow and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"I like the mobile features the most, and there are also various features around the portal we created that I enjoy.""There is literally a ton of stuff it can do. It's very flexible.""It is a stable solution, and the initial setup is straightforward.""One thing I like about OutSystems is that there's no lock-in. You can keep running your applications because it's on .NET and hosted centrally. That's one of the advantages I see there in terms of not having an IT strategy that has a dependency on a particular platform.""The flow editor is the most valuable feature. It is simple and intuitive, and it can guide you step-by-step.""We have no complaints surrounding both the scalability and stability of this solution."

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"The solution integrates well with other products.""The solution is stable, scalable and easy to use.""The feature that I have found most valuable from ServiceNow is the ability to assign sub-tasks to different teams, including problem tickets and the regular and chain tasks.""We have found the service easy to use, although, we have ended up customising a lot of parameters.""You can put information in or export it out quickly, which is very useful when you have weekly or monthly reports.""Some of the valuable features I have found the solution to have are it can serve many different types of businesses, it has strong platform capabilities, provides application development, built-in predictive intelligence, and performance analytics reports.""I like the ease of use.""ServiceNow is great. You can download the data into Excel and you can basically create reports. It's very flexible."

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"The integration points need to be increased. People have also started to adopt this solution for their regular needs. That means it's not only the big enterprises that are adopting this solution. There are also small and medium enterprises that are adopting it. I've read that where you have large deployments, OutSystems starts to crumble a bit. That is the idea that no customer would know at the beginning and would also not like to hit the wall there. When it is on the client, there are a lot of applications already on low-code, and then suddenly you realize that you want to do some big applications, and you face hurdles. This is the general feedback for all such platforms.""Since we first started using OutSystems, they switched their language support from Java and .NET to .NET only, which was a bit of a surprise. Their language support could be better in this sense, although on our resource side it is now a bit more flexible.""The technical features are good, but the actual commercialization is out of reach.""There are not enough resources on the market.""One of the biggest areas for improvement is that every time an existing data element is modified, it creates a new data element. It doesn't really modify that particular data element. So, a user has to follow an extra step of removing the existing data element and bringing in the new and modified data element that is being added, which sort of goes into negative productivity.""The solution is costly."

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"There should be greater integration with other enterprise applications. We're using Microsoft, Oracle, and other applications, and it would be good to have a greater integration on some of the immediate hiccups that you have with these services. It doesn't mean that when we have a problem with using another application, ServiceNow should be able to fix it, but ServiceNow should be able to alert us to things. There should be a bit more automation or integration.""The solution should offer better security when it comes to storing data.""if I consider from the IT operations management side, ServiceNow is pretty premature on some things, especially the discovery, while the other tools like Micro Focus and BMC Remedy, those that have been in the market for quite some time. ServiceNow is evolving itself in the discovery piece of the future.""Their cloud management is also not that great compared to other products.""In an upcoming release, there should be more administration tools.""It's not user-friendly by default, but it can be customized to be customer-friendly.""It is annoying that ServiceNow keeps on changing back to Quebec every six months.""Making a mobile version would be helpful."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "OutSystems is a good solution, but it's not cheap."
  • "I think the pricing for OutSystems is comparable with similar solutions. I would place it somewhere in the middle. We pay for the bundle and don't pay anything extra in terms of licensing and other fees."
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  • "The mandatory minimum is US$ 20,000 for licensing."
  • "The licenses are expensive."
  • "The setup cost is high compared to others, especially when the scope is not fixed."
  • "I am from Brazil. For Latin American markets, ServiceNow is very expensive as compared to other vendors, such as VMware."
  • "$230 per user."
  • "It is very expensive because it is a big organization. You have to pay for additional things."
  • "ServiceNow tends to be a little bit more expensive as compared to BMC Helix ITSM."
  • "There are licensing fees."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    There is literally a ton of stuff it can do. It's very flexible.
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    The cost of the product is very high and would price out smaller organizations. My client pays for the solution. Therefore, I have no visibility of the cost. I can't speak to the licensing or the… more »
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    The solution is costly. The solution is still very new to me, and it's therefore hard for me to discuss missing features. I'm still learning and discovering.
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    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 »
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    Everything about the schema, including the design of ServiceNow, is great.
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    It's very expensive, and if care is not taken, competitions can quickly come and take over the space by offering better pricing.
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    Overview
    OutSystems is the number one platform for low-code rapid application development. Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems as only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire application portfolios that easily integrate with existing systems.

    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
    Randstad, Warner Brothers, HP, Intel, ING, Banco Popular, Thrivent Financial, Bacardi, Kent State University, Bacardi, FICO, ING, Vodafone, AbbVie, Estafeta, Siemens, Vopak
    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
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Logistics Company14%
    Hospitality Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    OutSystems is ranked 11th in Rapid Application Development Software with 6 reviews while ServiceNow is ranked 1st in Rapid Application Development Software with 73 reviews. OutSystems is rated 7.6, while ServiceNow is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of OutSystems writes "You can keep running your applications because it's on .NET and hosted centrally". 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". OutSystems is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Mendix, Pega BPM, Appian and Oracle Application Express (APEX), whereas ServiceNow is most compared with BMC Helix ITSM, Microsoft PowerApps, Pega BPM, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus and Moveworks. See our OutSystems vs. ServiceNow report.

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