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13.09.2022

ServiceNow® ITSM vs. CSM: How to choose the right module for your organization

We are often asked whether ServiceNow® ITSM or ServiceNow® CSM is the right module for the respective requirements of companies. This question is justified, because both modules have overlaps and in some cases fit similar requirements. For example, the following requirements can basically be implemented with both modules:

  • Portal for making requests
    • Catalogue for requirements and errors
    • Knowledge management
    • Overview of tickets
  • Various ticket types (incident, problem, change, request, tasks...)
  • Asset management / CIS
  • Management overviews
  • User-friendly interfaces for editing and requesters

However, with all these requirements, the CSM module in particular offers some features that support customer service in a more targeted way.

The user groups as a distinguishing criterion

The initial question to ask yourself is "Who are my requesters?

a)    Internal people with company affiliation
b)    External people who act as customers. This includes B2B and B2C.
c)    I would like to support both audiences

If the answer to this question is a), the ITSM module is clearly the right solution. The recommendation for CSM is just as clear if the answer is b). The recommendation becomes somewhat more complex with c). Here, the component of processing groups plays a role as well. The smaller the number of groups that deal with purely internal issues without any reference to customers, the more likely it is that the decision will be made in favor of pure CSM. This is because the ITSM module is included in the CSM module.

If there are a large number of groups that perform purely internal tasks, the use of ITSM and CSM licensing is more recommended.

Overview of the module and package licenses

When this initial question has been answered, the next question is which package to use. Both modules come up with three packages:

  • Standard:
    • ITSM: incident, problem, change, request, CMDB, assets, knowledge management, mobile app, SLAs
    • CSM : ITSM standard + case handling, communities, omni channel
  • Professional:
    • Here, for CSM and ITSM, there are the great features of machine learning, chatbot, performance analytics
    • In CSM, great features such as industry datamodels, outsourced customer service and guided decisions are added to the mix
  • Enterprise
    • Features such as workforce optimization and process optimization

A specific comparison in terms of ServiceNow® CSM sublicenses was considered in our article "ServiceNow® CSM Pro Features - Professional vs. Standard".

The official ServiceNow® feature overview for both modules can be found here:

Since this topic involves a certain complexity, it is advisable to involve a competent partner in the module decision. Here, our certified ServiceNow® experts are at your side with help and advice.

About the author Christian Seiberl

Christian Seiberl has been focusing on customer service management processes since 2017. In various project roles, he has introduced these on the basis of ServiceNow at locally and globally operating customers across all industries. As Product Domain Lead 'Customer Service and Field Service Management', he is responsible for the further development of these processes at iTSM Group. This includes the integration of new technologies such as AI and augmented reality into the service management process.

 

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