Freshdesk vs ServiceNow

Last updated: May 11, 2021

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Freshdesk
Freshdesk was built ground-up to make your agents’ lives better. That is why you will find intelligent capabilities out-of-the-box, that automatically categorize, prioritize and dispatch your tickets, and even suggest the best solutions when you get one.
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ServiceNow
ServiceNow offers a portfolio of robust cloud-based products that automate and manage IT service relationships across the enterprise. Our products have the advantage of being built on a single cloud platform that consists of one user interface, one code base and one data model, delivering easy, automated upgrades. ServiceNow provides an intuitive and approachable user experience complete with expert services to accelerate time-to-value.
Freshdesk vs ServiceNow in our news:

2021. ServiceNow leaps into applications performance monitoring with Lightstep acquisition



ServiceNow has acquired Lightstep, an applications performance monitoring startup. ServiceNow wants to take advantage of Lightstep’s capabilities to enhance its IT operations offerings. With Lightstep, the company should be able to provide customers with a way to monitor the performance of applications with the goal of detecting problems before they grow into major issues that take down a website or application. Lightstep is part of the application performance monitoring market with companies like Datadog, New Relic and AppDynamics, which Cisco acquired in 2017


2021. ServiceNow acquired RPA startup Intellibot



IT service management vendor ServiceNow became the latest company to take the robotic process automation (RPA) plunge. It has acquired India-based RPA startup Intellibot. The purchase comes at a time where companies are looking to automate workflows across the organization. RPA provides a way to automate a set of legacy processes, which often involve humans dealing with mundane repetitive work. The company can now bring RPA natively to the platform with this acquisition, yet still use RPA bots from other vendors if that’s what the customer requires.


2021. ServiceNow adds new no-code capabilities



ServiceNow, says that distributed work has advanced the idea of putting software building into the hands of every employee. So, the company has decided to develop a new area called Creator Workflows, which are designed to help workers build new workflows suited to their needs. It provides the main development environment where users can drag and drop the components they need to build workflows that make sense for them. The templates take that ease of use a step further by providing a framework for some common tasks.


2020. ServiceNow is acquiring Element AI, startup building AI services for enterprises



ServiceNow, the cloud-based IT services company, is making a significant acquisition today to fill out its longer-term strategy to be a big player in the worlds of automation and artificial intelligence for enterprises. It is acquiring Element AI, a startup building AI-based IT services for enterprises. The deal is the latest move for a company aiming to build a modern platform fit for our times. ServiceNow has been around since 2004, so it’s not strictly a legacy business, but all the same, it is vying to position itself as the go-to company for “digital transformation” — the buzz term for enterprise IT services this year, as everyone scrambles to do more online, in the cloud and remotely to continue operating through a global health pandemic and whatever comes in its wake.


2020. ServiceNow updates its workflow automation platform



ServiceNow today announced the latest release of its workflow automation platform. With this, the company is emphasizing a number of new solutions for specific verticals, including for telcos and financial services organizations. This focus on verticals extends the company’s previous efforts to branch out beyond the core IT management capabilities that defined its business during its early years. The company is also adding new features for making companies more resilient in the face of crises, as well as new machine learning-based tools.


2020. ServiceNow to acquire configuration management startup Sweagle



ServiceNow, which includes in its product catalog an IT Help Desk component, has acquired Sweagle, a configuration management startup based in Belgium. ServiceNow claims that there can be as many as 50,000 different configuration elements in a single enterprise application. Sweagle has designed a configuration data management platform with machine learning underpinnings to help customers simplify and automate that complexity. Configuration errors can cause shutdowns, security issues and other serious problems for companies.


2020. Freshworks acquires AnsweriQ



Customer engagement platform Freshworks has acquired AnsweriQ, a startup that provides AI tools for self-service solutions and agent-assisted use cases where the ultimate goal is to quickly provide customers with answers and make agents more efficient. AnsweriQ, which has customers that use Freshworks and competing products, will continue to operate its existing products for the time being. Over time, Freshworks, of course, hopes to convert many of these users into Freshworks users as well. The company also plans to integrate AnsweriQ’s technology into its Freddy AI engine.


2020. ServiceNow acquires AI chatbot startup Passage AI


ServiceNow has acquired Passage AI, a startup that helps customers build chatbots in multiple languages, something that should come in handy as ServiceNow continues to modernize its digital service platform. With Passage AI, ServiceNow gets AI technology, which should fit in nicely with ServiceNow’s mission. For starters, the company’s chatbot solutions gives ServiceNow an automated way to respond to customer/user inquiries. Even more interesting for ServiceNow, Passage includes an IT automation component that uses a conversational interface to submit tickets, handle queries and take direct action through APIs. It also gets an HR automation piece, giving the company an intelligent tool it could incorporate across its Now Platform in tools like ServiceNow Virtual Agent and Service Portal, as well as Workspaces in multiple languages.


2020. ServiceNow acquires AI-based IT monitoring startup Loom Systems



ServiceNow has acquired Loom Systems, an Israeli startup that specializes in AIOps. The companies did not reveal the purchase price. ServiceNow is first and foremost a company trying to digitize the service process, however that manifests itself. IT service operations is a big part of that. Companies can monitor their systems, wait until a problem happens and then try to track down the cause and fix it — or, they can use the power of artificial intelligence to find potential dangers to the system health and neutralize them before they become major problems. That’s what an AIOps product like Loom’s can bring to the table. By joining forces, the companies want to bring together AI innovations and ServiceNow’s AIOps capabilities to help customers prevent and fix IT issues before they become problems.


2019. Freshworks raises $150M Series H on $3.5B valuation



Freshworks, a company that makes SaaS helpdesk and CRM software, announced a $150 million Series H investment on a hefty $3.5 billion valuation. The company also announced today a new unified data platform called the “Customer-for-Life Cloud” that runs across all of its tools. It covers marketing, sales, support and customer success — all of the aspects of a customer across the entire life cycle journey and brings them to a common data model where a business that is using Freshworks can see the entire life cycle of the customer. Freshworks, which launched in 2010, has almost 2,500 employees, a number that’s sure to go up with this new investment. It has 250,000 customers worldwide, including almost 40,000 paying customers. These including Bridgestone Tires, Honda, Hugo Boss, Toshiba and Cisco.