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Dion Williams

If you're currently using ServiceNow but are contemplating a move to a more streamlined and cost-effective platform like Servicely, this blog post will guide you through the essential steps to ensure a smooth migration. From data transfer to user training, we'll cover it all to ensure your transition is smooth and successful.

Customers sometimes assume that migrating off ServiceNow is going to be costly, resource-consuming and risky, because that’s what it was like to implement ServiceNow in the first place.

The reality is that migrating off ServiceNow can be surprisingly rapid, economical and low in disruption and risk. There are a number of things you have to get right, though. The sections below outline give a high-level outline of Servicely’s winning approach.

Laying the Foundation

Thorough assessment and meticulous planning are essential before embarking on any migration journey. Begin by evaluating your existing ServiceNow setup to understand the modules, processes, and data structures currently in place. This analysis will help you identify the specific pain points and opportunities for improvement that you need to address. Set clear objectives for your migration project, establish timelines, allocate resources, and pinpoint potential risks to be prepared for.

Transferring Your Digital Assets

One of the key aspects of migrating is the successful transfer of your data. Begin by identifying the types of data you need to migrate, which may include configuration data, user records, incidents, requests, and knowledge articles. To ensure a smooth transition, map out the data fields and structures between the two platforms. Extract your data from ServiceNow and transform it, if necessary, to align with Servicely’s data model.

Tailoring Servicely to Your Needs

Servicely offers a unique opportunity to customise and configure the platform to suit your specific processes and workflows. Seamlessly transition by replicating existing forms, workflows, and automations within Servicely. If your organisation relies on integrations with other tools and systems, ensure that these are configured in Servicely for uninterrupted data flow.

Adapting Workflows for Success

Your existing ServiceNow processes and workflows are valuable assets, and migrating them effectively requires careful consideration. Analyse your current processes to determine how they can be adapted and how you can leverage Servicely’s features to design and implement new, efficient workflows that align with your business requirements. Rigorous testing of these processes will ensure their functionality and compliance with your needs.

Nurturing Smooth Adoption and Change Management

Transitioning to a new platform can be challenging for your users. To overcome this, invest in user training and change management strategies. Develop comprehensive training materials that cover the ins and outs of using Servicely. Conduct training sessions that empower users to navigate the platform confidently. Implement change management strategies to address any resistance to change and foster a positive attitude toward the migration. Communication is key!

Ensuring a Flawless Experience

Thorough testing is the cornerstone of a successful migration. Test the migrated data, processes, and integrations extensively to identify any discrepancies or issues. Address and rectify any challenges that arise during this phase to ensure your new setup performs smoothly when it goes live.

AI-Powered Service Management with Servicely

Migrating from ServiceNow to Servicely is a significant step toward optimising your processes and enhancing user experiences. With Servicely, you’re not just migrating; you’re embracing a platform that empowers you to tailor your processes and evolve with your business.

Whether it’s customisation, process migration, or post-migration support, Servicely provides the tools and features you need for a smoother, more efficient workflow.

Contact us to find out more!

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