ServiceNow offers world-class customer support to every customer. Quick solution paths can be found using customer support tools such as the community and product documentation. The Customer Support team, located in our support centers in Santa Clara, San Diego, Orlando, London, Amsterdam, Sidney, and Hyderabad is comprised of trained, experienced professionals with deep product knowledge and real-world experience. The goal of our customer support effort is to help your team resolve issues as quickly as possible.

Customers working for commercial organizations can read this page to learn about obtaining customer support from ServiceNow, including online resources and a customer support phone number. Customers working for government organizations can obtain information specifically for their needs by reading the Customer Support for United States Government Customers knowledge base article.

Note: Customer Support does not provide assistance with implementations. Please contact the ServiceNow Implementation Services team.


Support best practices

ServiceNow suggests this customer support pathway for quick solutions:

  1. Clearly identify the issue or question.
  2. View the ServiceNow Product Documentation.
  3. Search the ServiceNow Community. You must create an account in the ServiceNow Community in order to post.
  4. Open an incident using the online Customer Support system in HI.
  5. Contact the Customer Support team.

ServiceNow Product Documentation

The ServiceNow Product Documentation is the main repository for information about how to use the product. The search functionality returns answers from both the product documentation and the ServiceNow Community. Each article offers comment and ratings functions. Participation and feedback are encouraged. Questions concerning documentation can be registered directly on each page using the Feedback tab. 

ServiceNow Community

The ServiceNow Community offers blogs, articles, groups, and events related to ServiceNow usage, administration, and customization. Searching the community returns answers from all parts of the community site.

Knowledge Base

The ServiceNow Knowledge Base contains known errors, useful solutions, and troubleshooting tips to address commonly asked questions. It can be accessed within HI by navigating to Get Help > Knowledge.


ServiceNow monitoring
ServiceNow has a robust monitoring and diagnostics framework based on delivering cloud service to the end user. This framework helps detect, respond, predict, and prevent issues at each layer of the service dependency. For additional information, see ServiceNow Monitoring - Overview and Insight in the HI Knowledge Base.


Support basics
  • Hours: All support tools and materials are available on our websites 24 hours a day. The Customer Support team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays.
  • Online support: Customer Support system is available at Customers receive user IDs during the implementation process.
  • Phone support: For information, see Contact Us.

Searching for an answer to your issue (Enterprise customers)

In the HI Service portal, accessed by navigating to, you can search through ServiceNow knowledge base articles, known error articles, product documentation, and the community for an answer to your question or issue.

  • To find results in public knowledge articles and Community, Search on the landing page before you log in.
  • To find results from the Service Catalog, Knowledge bases, and Community, log in to and Search from the HI Service Portal homepage or in the navigation bar on any page of the portal.
  • To view contextual results on the incident creation form, click Get Help > Create an Incident and complete the Description.


Searching for an answer to your issue (ServiceWatch customers)

On the HI Self-Service Homepage, enter search terms or INT, PRB, CHG, FTASK numbers in the Find Anything field to search knowledge bases or to find specific records.

Submitting an incident

To report an issue, submit an incident. For detailed information about how to fill out the incident form and submit an incident, see Submitting Incidents to Report Issues.


Viewing open incidents

Customers can view incidents they have created at any time. To view open incidents:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Enterprise and Express customers, go to My Issues, and click the Incidents tab.
    • ServiceWatch customers, navigate to Self-Service > Incidents > My Open Incidents.
  3. Click an incident Number for detailed information.


Viewing closed incidents

Customers can view incidents they have closed at any time. To view closed incidents:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Enterprise and Express customers, go to My Issues, and remove Active=True by clicking on the breadcrumb.
    • ServiceWatch customers, navigate to Self-Service > Incidents > My Closed Incidents.
  3. Click an incident Number for detailed information.


Customer Admin role

ServiceNow requires customers to designate at least one user as Customer Administrator to create and manage users on the Customer Support portal. For more information, see Customer Administration.

Request Items

For information about requesting an Instance upgrade: Managing Upgrades with the Instance Upgrade Management Dashboard.

For information on how to Request plugin activation: Activating ServiceNow Plugins



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Last Updated:2018-11-13 03:34:49