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ServiceNow vs. Splunk: Comparing ServiceNow ITSM and Splunk On-Call

In the world of IT Service Management (ITSM) and incident response, ServiceNow ITSM and Splunk On-Call (formerly VictorOps) are two prominent players. This blog provides a detailed comparison of these two solutions, focusing on their features, pricing, and other key factors. By the end of this blog, you will have a better idea of which platform suits your business goals and challenges.

Feature/Aspect ServiceNow Splunk
Core Functionality IT service management, operations management On-call management, incident response
Pricing Model Subscription-based, tiered (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) Subscription-based, starting at $5 per user
User Interface Highly customizable depending on the use case Intuitive, streamlined
Integration Capabilities Extensive, with numerous third-party integrations 300 plus, particularly with monitoring tools
Automation Advanced automation with AI and machine learning Automated alert routing and escalations
Reporting and Analytics Comprehensive reporting suite Detailed analytics and reporting
Mobile Support Full-featured mobile app Robust mobile app
Unique Selling Point Holistic ITSM solution with strong automation Specialized in incident management and response

Feature Comparison

Core Functionality

ServiceNow offers a wide range of ITSM capabilities including incident, problem, and change management, making it a holistic solution for IT operations. Splunk focuses on incident response and on-call management, with features like alerting, on-call scheduling, and escalation policies.

IT Service Management

Pricing Model

ServiceNow Has a tiered subscription model that can be tailored based on the size and needs of the organization. Companies can contact sales and receive a quote based on their use case and the package they would like to choose of which there are three. Splunk On-Call pricing starts at 5$ per user, however, Splunk On-Call can be coupled with Splunk's other observability tools which may have an impact on the pricing.

ServiceNow pricing- IT service management

 

User Interface and Experience

ServiceNow is Known for its customizable interface, allowing organizations to tailor the dashboard and workflows to their needs. Implementation partners can further customize the user interface tailored to the organization's needs. Splunk boasts an intuitive interface that's easy to navigate, especially beneficial for teams managing high volumes of alerts.

ServiceNow serinterface

Integration Capabilities

ServiceNow offers extensive integrations with a variety of tools for IT operations, security, and business management. Splunk is strong in integrating with monitoring tools and other ITSM platforms, enhancing its incident response capabilities.

ServiceNow integrations

Automation and Efficiency

ServiceNow leverages AI and machine learning for advanced automation thus reducing manual workloads. Splunk automates alert routing and escalations, ensuring quick response times.

ServiceNow Automation and effiency

Reporting and Analytics

ServiceNow provides comprehensive reporting tools for detailed insights into IT operations and performance. Splunk offers in-depth analytics and reporting features, focusing on incident response metrics and trends.

ServiceNow reporting dashboard

Mobile Support

Both platforms offer robust mobile applications, ensuring team members can respond and manage tasks on the go.

ServiceNow mobile  support

Conclusion

While ServiceNow stands out as a comprehensive ITSM solution with strong automation capabilities, Splunk shines in incident response and on-call management. The choice between them depends on the specific needs of your organization. For those requiring a broad ITSM framework, ServiceNow is ideal. Conversely, if the focus is more on incident management and rapid response, Splunk On-Call may be more suitable.

Before signing off, there is a third option available, Squadcast! We are a Reliability Automation Platform that combines the best of On-Call and Incident Response functionalities in one platform. We also offer a native bi-directional integration with ServiceNow instances. Our feature set covers each stage of the incident lifecycle with on-call scheduling, nifty AI/ML-based automation to reduce noise, extensive integrations ecosystem, API extensibility, and 24/7 chat and video call support to help you stay on top of your incidents. Our transparent yearly pricing starts at 16$ for our premium and 21$ for our enterprise plan. You can give us a spin with a 14-day free trial. 

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