ServiceNow is an innovative cloud platform that drives digital transformation and boosts operational efficiencies across the organization by removing silos and automating workflows. Like most powerful business systems, it requires extensive implementation and the need for ongoing maintenance and resources. That might not be the best fit for every business. The implementation also follows a rigorous framework, requires upfront annual fees and a minimum number of licenses. But there are options for companies not able to take the leap into a full-scale ServiceNow deployment. An out-of-the-box, managed instance may be what you need to leverage the power of the NOW Platform without the hefty investment and commitment.
What are the advantages of Managed ServiceNow?
Attainable & Flexible
For many organizations, a managed instance is more affordable than a full-fledged implementation. To start, there is no minimum annual contract or number of licenses. Start with as few as 5 licenses and scale rapidly should your needs evolve. A consumption-based model with pay-as-you-go options offers flexibility and is less restrictive than an upfront annual fee. Your organization is also spared the cost of infrastructure investment, ongoing maintenance costs, and the need to hire skilled staff to administer the platform for you.
Win with Bench Strength
A managed service provider (MSP) managing your ServiceNow instance means they handle the heavy lifting on your behalf, based on your requirements. Why recruit, hire, train, and retain hard-to-find ServiceNow resources when you can leverage an entire team with years of expertise? That bench of talent is available on-demand 365 days a year and doesn’t need sick days or time off. Big win.
Focus on Your Business
With an MSP taking care of your ServiceNow requirements and support, you are free to focus on strategic decisions and innovations to help grow your core business. Concentrate your energies on your organization’s real purpose, instead of consuming money and resources on routine IT tasks.
Minimize Time to Value, Maximize ROI
With a managed instance, your organization can take advantage of the full functionality and benefits of ServiceNow at a fraction of the cost of a full-scale implementation. In addition, ServiceNow streamlines your processes and boosts efficiency, further expediting the return from your IT investment. And with the right partner, you no longer have to worry about software upgrades and regular maintenance – your MSP handles that for you. Lower infrastructure and maintenance costs further reduce expenses while maximizing value.
We hope this blog provides a good starting point for evaluating whether a managed instance of ServiceNow is right for your organization. The approach you choose will depend on your business and the elements of the ServiceNow offering you need.
Fully Managed is an Elite Partner of ServiceNow and a leading North American MSP. Our exclusive managed ServiceNow offering, GrandCentral, is available near turnkey, and fully supported in ‘as-a-service’ model. It is designed for organizations looking to adopt the operational efficiencies of the Now platform, in a cost-effective, yet scalable model. It is 90% pre-configured resulting in quicker time to value. Get in touch today to discuss your specific needs and find out how Fully Managed can help.