Hardware Asset Management:
ServiceNow Hardware Asset Management (HAM) module offers innovative workflows, automation feature and mobile capabilities for maintaining the assets. ServiceNow HAM is a new module in the latest Paris release.
The major features of the HAM are:
- Automating the asset like cycle
- Hardware Asset dashboard display
- Normalization of the hardware model
- Asset inventory auditing
- Quick start tests feature for the HAM
Software Asset Management (SAM):
Software Asset Management module in ServiceNow tool offers tracking, evaluations, and management of the software licenses, compliances, and optimizations from time to time. We can also reclaim the unused software right, purchase the new software right and manage allocation for entitlements as well.
Software Asset Management (SAM) features:
- Dashboards View
- Licensing feature
- Discovery and normalization feature
- Reconciliation feature
- Software rights optimization
- Downgrading the Software rights
Software Asset Management Professional (SAMPro):
Implementing the SAMPro module in ServiceNow substantially adds value to an organizations Asset Management. using SAMPro for SAM is a completely logical choice. The decision for upgrading the SAM to SAMPro empowers SAM module to be more strategic.
Here is how SAMPro module adds value to the already existing ITAM and SAM modules:
- The implementation of SAM module is relatively easy in ServiceNow tool as the SAM Pro module fully supports the ISO/IEC 19770-1:2017 standard for IT Asset Management (ITAM). The SAM and ITAM teams control additional value of investment already made in the existing ServiceNow implementation.
- ServiceNow SAMPro module provides the feature for auto-calculating the cost of a change or saving as part of the standard IT change order/request.
- There is no more duplication of software requests needed from one tool to the other tool. SAMPro offers a feature for creating a Purchase Order request for a new software right and automate the service requests through fulfilment for the (Software as a Service) SaaS applications as well.
- The Performance Analytics feature for SAM offers a customizable visualization of potential savings and/or compliance risks.
- The potential difference between the SAM and SAMPro is the need to manually normalize all the discovered software installations to enable the calculation of effective license positions in SAM, whereas it is automated in SAMPro.
The ServiceNow Knowledge Management module enables offers knowledge sharing in the form of knowledge bases. The knowledge base(s) contain articles providing users with the information required for self-service, initial triage, and task resolution etc. Knowledge Management process has significantly improved with Fuji ServiceNow Knowledge release v3, which is auto enabled for all further instances.
Knowledge Management module can be utilized as several ways below:
- Creating a knowledge article
- Editing a knowledge article
- Mapping related articles
- Mapping catalog items related to an article.
- Scheduling a knowledge article for publishing’
- Recalling an article that is being reviewed.
- Approving an article that is being reviewed.
- Retiring a knowledge article
- Republishing a retired article
- Moving a knowledge article
- Commenting on a knowledge article
- Creating a knowledge article from an incident, problem, or case
- Giving feedback on the Knowledge article
- Importing a Word document to a knowledge article to create a new version.
- Authoring the Knowledge article in Agent Workspace• Email Notifications from Knowledge Management
- Knowledge articles subscriptions
- Knowledge articles blocks.
- Selecting a knowledge article category
- Creating e a knowledge article from a customer service case
- • Requesting a knowledge base
- • Using knowledge on mobile devices
The Request Management module in ServiceNow allows catalog items to be requested and fulfilled based on defined internal flows.
The various steps for the Request Management process are:
- Ordering a Catalog item directly without adding it to the cart
- Creation of a temporary cart, sc_cart.
- In the in the Cart Item [sc_cart_item] table, the catalog item along with the variables (values entered by the user) is added to the temporary cart as a record.
- Two table are used for saving the variables i.e. [sc_item_option] table and the Variable Ownership [sc_item_option_mtom] table.
- The temporary cart is checked out using database commands.
- Request is submitted after adding the item to the cart.
- After adding a catalog item to the cart, the request is submitted using the checkout process, the default cart is checked out successfully.
- Request is submitted using an order guide.
- The temporary cart is used for all items, considering a two-step order guide checkout, whereas a three-step order guide checkout is followed by the default cart use for the items.