Learning ServiceNow

Author: Tim Woodruff

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178588753X

Category: Computers

Page: 356

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IT Service management at your fingertips About This Book Leverage ServiceNow's capabilities to achieve improved service management and excellent results in your IT operations by following step-by-step, practical instructions Build core administration, management, and maintenance skills with IT service management and IT operations management Improve your workflow efficiency by designing and creating responsive and automated workflows Who This Book Is For This book is for IT professionals and administrators who are planning to or are already trying to implement ServiceNow in their organization for Enterprise IT service management tasks. Some familiarity with web technologies (JavaScript) would be helpful. System administration experience is necessary. What You Will Learn Acquire and configure your own free personal developer instance of ServiceNow Read (and write!) clear, effective requirements for ServiceNow development Avoid common pitfalls and missteps that could seriously impact future progress and upgradeability Know how to troubleshoot when things go wrong using debugging tools Discover developer “tips and tricks” Pick up great tips from top ServiceNow development and administration professionals, and find out what they wish they knew when they were starting out In Detail This book shows you how to put important ServiceNow features to work in the real world. We will introduce key concepts and examples on managing and automating IT services, and help you build a solid foundation towards this new approach. We'll demonstrate how to effectively implement various system configurations within ServiceNow. We'll show you how to configure and administer your instance, and then move on to building strong user interfaces and creating powerful workflows. We also cover other key elements of ServiceNow, such as alerts and notifications, security, reporting, and custom development. You will learn how to improve your business' workflow, processes, and operational efficiency. By the end of this book, you will be able to successfully configure and manage ServiceNow within your organization. Style and approach This book is a step-by-step practical tutorial to help you quickly deploy and configure ServiceNow in your organization.
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ServiceNow: Building Powerful Workflows

Author: Tim Woodruff,Ashish Rudra Srivastava,Martin Wood

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788626907

Category: Computers

Page: 1330

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Master the management of IT Service using full potential of ServiceNow. About This Book Leverage ServiceNow's capabilities to achieve improved service management and excellent results in your IT operations by following step-by-step, practical instructions Build core administration, management, and maintenance skills with IT service management and IT operations management Improve your workflow efficiency by designing and creating responsive and automated workflows Who This Book Is For This course is for IT professionals, ServiceNow administrators, and developers who would like to gain greater control of ServiceNow and its architecture to design and create automated workflows. You should be familiar with JavaScript and basic computing technologies, but you can be new to ServiceNow. What You Will Learn Acquire and configure your own free personal developer instance of ServiceNow Read (and write!) clear, effective requirements for ServiceNow development Avoid common pitfalls and missteps that could seriously impact future progress and upgradeability Use the ServiceNow plugins to manage development Build and publish custom applications for service management Write efficient and effective client-side JavaScript Find out how to authenticate and secure Web Services Integrate and exchange data with people and systems Create and secure your systems with proper access control In Detail ServiceNow is a SaaS application that provides workflow form-based applications. It is an ideal platform for creating enterprise-level applications, giving requesters and fulfillers improved visibility and access to a process. ServiceNow-based applications often replace email by providing a better way to get work done. This course will show you how to put important ServiceNow features to work in the real world. We will introduce key concepts and examples on managing and automating IT services, and help you build a solid foundation towards this new approach. You will then learn more about the power of tasks, events, and notifications. We'll then focus on using web services and other mechanisms to integrate ServiceNow with other systems. Further on, you'll learn how to secure applications and data, and understand how ServiceNow performs logging and error reporting. At the end of this course, you will acquire immediately applicable skills to rectify everyday problems encountered on the ServiceNow platform. The course provides you with highly practical content explaining ServiceNow from the following Packt books: Learning ServiceNow ServiceNow Cookbook Mastering ServiceNow, Second Edition Style and approach This pragmatic guide follows problem-solution based approach to help you configure the ServiceNow and eliminate the challenges faced when implementing and using ServiceNow. It enables you to configure and manage ServiceNow, and learn the fundamentals of the ServiceNow platform.
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Learning Robotic Process Automation

Create Software robots and automate business processes with the leading RPA tool – UiPath

Author: Alok Mani Tripathi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788396510

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 1975

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Design RPA solutions to perform a wide range of transactional tasks with minimal cost and maximum ROI Key Features A beginner's guide to learn Robotic Process Automation and its impact on the modern world Design, test, and perform enterprise automation task with UiPath Create Automation apps and deploy them to all the computers in your department. Book Description Robotic Process Automation (RPA) enables automating business processes using software robots. Software robots interpret, trigger responses, and communicate with other systems just like humans do. Robotic processes and intelligent automation tools can help businesses improve the effectiveness of services faster and at a lower cost than current methods. This book is the perfect start to your automation journey, with a special focus on one of the most popular RPA tools: UiPath. Learning Robotic Process Automation takes you on a journey from understanding the basics of RPA to advanced implementation techniques. You will become oriented in the UiPath interface and learn about its workflow. Once you are familiar with the environment, we will get hands-on with automating different applications such as Excel, SAP, Windows and web applications, screen and web scraping, working with user events, as well as understanding exceptions and debugging. By the end of the book, you'll not only be able to build your first software bot, but also you'll wire it to perform various automation tasks with the help of best practices for bot deployment. What you will learn Understand Robotic Process Automation technology Learn UiPath programming techniques to deploy robot configurations Explore various data extraction techniques Learn about integrations with various popular applications such as SAP and MS Office Debug a programmed robot including logging and exception handling Maintain code version and source control Deploy and control Bots with UiPath Orchestrator Who this book is for If you would like to pursue a career in Robotic Process Automation or improve the efficiency of your businesses by automating common tasks, then this book is perfect for you. Prior programming knowledge of either Visual Basic or C# will be useful.
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Mastering ServiceNow

Author: Martin Wood

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782174222

Category: Computers

Page: 606

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This book is intended for those who are familiar with web technologies such as JavaScript. We start from the computing fundamentals to understand how ServiceNow is architected, working from the ground up to really leverage the full capabilities of the platform.
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ServiceNow Development Handbook - Second Edition

A Compendium of Pro-Tips, Guidelines, and Best Practices for ServiceNow Developers

Author: Tim Woodruff

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781983092138

Category:

Page: 116

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ServiceNow is a powerful ITSM (IT Service Management) software solution with a massively configurable back-end. One of the greatest benefits of ServiceNow is that it lets you do just about anything you could want to do, to suit the needs of your business. On that same note, one of the most dangerous things about ServiceNow, is that it lets you do just about anything! With such freedom and capacity for customization, comes risk, but that risk is not without great reward, which you can realize with a strong understanding of best-practice. Description The goal of this book is to explore the pitfalls, standards, and best-practices that most ServiceNow ITSM developers either learn the hard way, or never learn at all. These are the things that every developer wishes they knew from day one, and which - once learned - will make you a more effective and efficient developer. This book will teach you how to avoid pitfalls, and empower you with knowledge that will allow you to build much more robust, resilient, powerful, and efficient solutions within the platform. Having an understanding of why a given standard is what it is (and why it's important), will not only make you more likely to adhere to it, but will empower you to apply the logic and underlying concepts behind those standards to other areas of the platform and development. It'll make you a more effective administrator, developer, or architect. That's that spirit in which this compendium was written: Teaching and explaining, not simply listing out a series of arcane edicts under the heading of "best-practice". The ServiceNow Development handbook will serve to boost your knowledge, your confidence, and your career. What to expect The ServiceNow Development Handbook covers a wide range of topics including (but not limited to): Coding guidelines Writing DRY code Pass-by-reference Controlling fields in the client AJAX and asynchronicity When not to code Debugging Naming conventions List and form design Testing Execution paths Impersonation Handling Errors Code documentation Update sets Batching and merging What is (and isn't) tracked Tracking scoped records Performance Query efficiency Nested queries Service portal Widgets and option schema Portal coding best-practices Security Who this book is for Administrators and developers at any level of their ITSM development career would find the information in this handbook useful. However, this is a condensed "developer guide", and not a complete ServiceNow training course. If you are just starting out your ServiceNow development career, consider reading the more beginner-friendly "Learning ServiceNow, Second Edition" (ISBN-13: 978-1788837040) first. You can find Learning ServiceNow at http://lsn.snc.guru/ Note: This book's contents may be updated slightly over time, as new information becomes available. This is to prevent you from having to buy a new edition of this book, every time ServiceNow changes something about how their platform works, or for every minor addition to the contents. You can find details on the changes at http://changelog.snc.guru/. For this reason, we've made it so that if you buy the paperback version, you can get the Kindle version at a drastically reduced price, and can update your Kindle version for free whenever new content is available, by going to http://update.snc.guru/.
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ServiceNow IT Operations Management

Author: Ajaykumar Guggilla

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785889818

Category: Computers

Page: 266

View: 9536

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Align your business requirements with IT by implementing ServiceNow IT Operations with ease. About This Book Written to the latest specification, it will cover basic to advanced concepts and architecture. Take a service-centric approach to operations management and consolidate all your resource data into a single system IT record. Beat the key challenge of managing multiple business operations (even running globally) over a complex IT infrastructure and see immediate results. Who This Book Is For The book is aimed at System administrators, IT operations and IT managers who plan to implement ServiceNow IT Operations Management for their organization. They have no knowledge of ServiceNow ITOM. What You Will Learn Step by step guide in setting up each features with in ServiceNow ITOM Install and configure the required application or plugin Integrate with other provider services as deemed appropriate Explore Orchestration capabilities and how to analyze the data Learn about the ServiceNow graphical interface Integrate with other applications within ServiceNow Aims to cover the fundamentals concepts to advanced concepts Best practices and advanced features In Detail ServiceNow ITOM enables infrastructure and processes to be managed in a highly automated manner. It contains various segments that ensure its applications and enterprise infrastructures are optimized for high performance and helps in creating a lean and agile organization through service-level visibility and automation. This book will be a comprehensive guide that will be based on Geneva release and will help you discover how IT activities can be connected to your business needs, rather than just focusing on internal IT process. It will take a service-centric approach to operations management and consolidate all your resource data into a single system IT record. You will learn about discovery, orchestration, MID server and cloud management, helping you take full advantage of ServiceNow IT Operations Management to improve the quality of service & increasing the service availability. By the end of the book, you will be able to achieve improved service availability, immediate visibility of vital business services and much more, all from the convenience of your single screen. Style and approach This will be a step by step learning guide helping readers to implement ServiceNow IT Operations Management for their organization.
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ServiceNow Application Development

Transform the way you build apps for enterprises

Author: Sagar Gupta

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787129780

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 9553

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Develop and extend efficient cloud-native applications with ServiceNow About This Book Build and customize your apps and workflows to suit your organization's requirements Perform in-depth application development from designing forms to writing business rules, client-scripts, and workflows Comprehensive guide to the end-to-end implementation of designing and extending apps with ServiceNow Who This Book Is For If you are a ServiceNow administrator and developer and need to build and customize your service management solution (apps and workflows) with ServiceNow, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Customize the ServiceNow dashboard to meet your business requirements Use Administration and Security Controls to add roles and ensure proper access Manage tables and columns using data dictionaries Learn how application scopes are defined within ServiceNow Configure different types of table to design your application Start using the different types of scripting options available in ServiceNow Design and create workflows for task tables Use debugging techniques available in ServiceNow to easily resolve script-related issues Run scripts at regular time intervals using the Scheduled Script Execution module In Detail ServiceNow provides service management for every department in the enterprise, including IT, Human Resources, Facilities, Field Service, and more. This book focuses on all the steps required to develop apps and workflows for any of your business requirements using ServiceNow. You will start with the first module, which covers the basics of ServiceNow and how applications are structured; how you can customize the dashboard as required; and also how to create users. After you get used to the dashboard, you will move on to the next module, Applications and Tables, where you will learn about working with different tables and how you can create a scope other than the global scope for your application. The next module is Scripting and APIs, where you will learn Scripting in ServiceNow and use powerful APIs to develop applications. The final module, Administration Essentials, covers debugging, advanced database features, and scheduled script creation. By the end of the book you will have mastered creating organized and customer-friendly applications Style and approach A step-by-step tutorial to designing applications and workflows with ServiceNow
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Spinning Up ServiceNow

IT Service Managers' Guide to Successful User Adoption

Author: Gabriele Kahlout

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484225716

Category: Computers

Page: 241

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Learn how to onboard ServiceNow ITSM tools by evangelizing, educating, and coordinating your organization's service desk, developers, and stakeholders. Drawing on his own story of lessons learned in spinning up the adoption of ServiceNow throughout the Al Jazeera Media Network, application architect Gabriele Kahlout shows IT service managers how to launch automated ServiceNow ticketing tools in seamless integration with their organization's existing email and Active Directory. Spinning Up ServiceNow: IT Service Managers' Guide to Successful User Adoption shows you how to orchestrate your IT service desks and developers to facilitate the adoption and consumption of IT services by all users, supporting their various business needs while optimizing human-computer interaction and minimizing stress and productivity loss arising from poor human-system design. What You'll Learn Quick-start ServiceNow in a matter of days with the minimum configuration required to start processing tickets via email Avoid the teething problems that can spoil your users’ onboarding experience with ServiceNow Automate the process of scaling up new teams into ServiceNow Shape your users' experiences so that they retain their familiar bearings in email and Active Directory while welcoming the power of ServiceNow enhancements Create a strategy to avoid common pitfalls that sabotage ITSM programs Who This Book Is For IT managers charged with implementing ServiceNow ITSM suites in their organizations and business analysts determining the requirements for such implementation. The secondary readership is system administrators and developers involved in ITSM.
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ServiceNow Automation

Automate Complex Processes with ServiceNow to Achieve Streamlined Delivery

Author: Ashish Rudra Srivastava

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785885761

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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The only book you need by your side when automating ServiceNow within your IT organization. Key Features Discover how to automate complex tasks on remote computers quickly and reliably. Learn how to fully utilize the skills and knowledge of your entire organization without increasing costs or labor. Master the skills needed to run orchestration-specific workflow activities with ServiceNow Book Description ServiceNow helps organizations create a modern work environment by making daily activities service-oriented and streamlining the delivery and management of services. Automating these processes and tasks remains at the heart of what ServiceNow does and learning how to automate ServiceNow is critical in putting enterprise-level service management to work. This book shows exactly how IT organizations can automate complex tasks on remote computers quickly and in a secure manner. We will cover various facets of automation and take a multi-system approach with examples ranging from VMware, Amazon EC2, and Active Directory to configuring Puppet and Chef automation. What you will learn Understand the Importance and the power of automation. Replace unstructured work patterns with intelligent workflows. Identify the components of the ServiceNow user interface. Learn to automate and align business service workflows across the organization in support of the core mission. Perform an objective-based analysis that delivers a business case presenting the costs and benefits associated with migrating from legacy solutions to ServiceNow Who this book is for ServiceNow system administrators who would like to automate their processes. Some experience building workflows in ServiceNow is expected. ServiceNow scripting or equivalent knowledge would be helpful.
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