Zendesk Vs ServiceNow (May 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / May 01, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Zendesk or ServiceNow?

ServiceNow is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Zendesk, Zendesk is rated higher (92/100) than ServiceNow (78/100). Zendesk offers more features (23) to their users than ServiceNow (18). There is a clear winner in this case and it is Zendesk!

Looking for the right CRM solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Zendesk compares with Servicenow?

Zendesk: Zendesk is founded in Copenhagen, Denmark. Zendesk is the leading cloud-based customer service software solution. More than 20,000 companies such as Groupon, Box, and Zappos are using Zendesk to lower costs, raise productivity, and increase customer satisfaction.

Servicenow: ServiceNow is a leading provider of cloud-based services that automate enterprise IT operations. Our service includes a suite of applications built on our proprietary platform that automates workflow and provides integration between related business processes. We focus on transforming enterprise IT by automating and standardizing business processe...

Who's more expensive? Zendesk or ServiceNow?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of CRM software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Zendesk and ServiceNow.

Zendesk price starts at $49 per user/month , on a scale between 1 to 10 Zendesk is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of CRM software. ServiceNow price starts at $30,000 per year + standard ITSM package , when comparing ServiceNow to their competitors, the software is rated 4 - lower than the average CRM software cost.

Bottom line:ServiceNow is more expensive than Zendesk.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Zendesk Vs. ServiceNow based on some of the most important and required CRM features. Zendesk: this software is considered "feature-rich" with more than 10 important features, here is a partial list: Customer Survey, Email Integration, Knowledge Base/FAQ, Multi-Site Support, Rules/Workflows, Scheduling, Self Service Portal, Service Level Agreements. ServiceNow: Asset Management, Billing and Invoicing, Change Management, Contract Management, Customer Survey.

Target customer size

Zendesk is the tool for any company, big or small, that has to deal with a certain number of customers on daily basis and needs an evolving platform to facilitate this process. Customers of the software include businesses of all sizes and a variety of types.

Zendesk

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

starts at $49 per user/month

Zendesk is a SaaS and a cloud-based customer service software that help the user to manage customers. The solution enables the user to build more meaningful productive as well as personal relationships with cus...

Categories: Customer Service, Ticket Management, Help Desk, Document Management.

ServiceNow

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

starts at $30,000 per year + standard ITSM package

ServiceNow is a Help Desk and CRM software created for small to large companies. Its key features include Marketing Automation, Knowledge Management, Customer Support, Audit Management, Self-Service Portal, Cus...

Categories: Fixed Asset Management, Audit Management, CRM, Call Center, Customer Service.

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Zendesk Specifications

ITQlick Score: 92/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.3/5)
Pricing: 2/10 - low cost
Category: CRM -> Zendesk
Company: Zendesk
Pricing: starts at $49 per user/month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: Zendesk review, Zendesk pricing, Zendesk alternatives

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Zendesk: 23 Features

Customer Survey
Email Integration
Knowledge Base/FAQ
Multi-Site Support
Rules/Workflows
Scheduling
Self Service Portal
Service Level Agreements
Change Management
Customer Survey
Email Integration
Knowledge Base/FAQ
Multi-Site Support
Rules/Workflows
Scheduling
Self Service Portal
Service Level Agreements
Customer Database
Customer Self Service Portal
Customer Service
Customer Support Tracking
Knowledge Base
Mail Order Sales

ServiceNow: 18 Features

Asset Management
Billing and Invoicing
Change Management
Contract Management
Customer Survey
Email Integration
Incident / Request Management
ITIL Compliant
Knowledge Base/FAQ
LDAP/Active Directory Synchronization
Mobile Integration
Multi-Site Support
Remote Control Access
Reporting
Rules/Workflows
Scheduling
Self Service Portal
Service Level Agreements
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
Software review
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Zendesk
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$49 per user/month
Functionality
48
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ServiceNow
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
78/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$30,000 per year + standard ITSM package
Functionality
31
Pipedrive
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$12.50 per user/month
Functionality
19
Salesforce
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$25 per user/month
Functionality
28
Zoho
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$12 per user/month
Functionality
36
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.