Compare BMC Helix ITSM vs. Micro Focus Service Manager

BMC Helix ITSM is ranked 3rd in IT Service Management (ITSM) with 14 reviews while Micro Focus Service Manager is ranked 14th in IT Service Management (ITSM) with 2 reviews. BMC Helix ITSM is rated 8.6, while Micro Focus Service Manager is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of BMC Helix ITSM writes "Full-featured, gave us incident/event management, based on monitors in our environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Service Manager writes "Well-structured in modules but needs a lot of customization for ops management". BMC Helix ITSM is most compared with ServiceNow, BMC Remedyforce and JIRA Service Desk, whereas Micro Focus Service Manager is most compared with ServiceNow, BMC Helix ITSM and JIRA Service Desk. See our BMC Helix ITSM vs. Micro Focus Service Manager report.
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Smart IT and the phone app are easily the most valuable features in reporting and tracking ongoing issues.Having all the processes, fields, and settings already setup out-of-the-box, thus minimizing implementation time.The ease of use and integration made it a worthwhile investment, since we did some integrations with other tools making our lives easier.MyIT is simple to use and its mobility is a big plus for our on the go users.The MyIT product has given our end users a much better perception of Remedy and made the product look more fluid. This has made people more likely to log calls rather than do work offline.Improved our organization with better customer experience and reporting abilities.The mobile features are the best part of the new version. It is easy to be notified and update your work from a mobile, which is great.The way you can customize this product to adapt to the process the customer is already using is what sets this apart from other ITSM products out there. This helps customers to adapt to the tool pretty quickly.

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It gives us better understanding and control of service management.It's pretty well-structured in modules.

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We have experienced outages, because some other customers did something on the same cluster that we share.It has created more layers of bureaucracy.Compared to ServiceNow, BMC Remedy is somewhat "closed." I can go to the ServiceNow website and learn everything there is to know about the product, and training is available. That really wasn't available with BMC Remedy.If I'm working with a client who wants to expand and move into other areas - they want to expand their workflow and other parts of the organization, they want to do some work with project management, they want to do some work with HR - I'm not sure that BMC Remedy is doing that. And it's because of their platform. Any software has a lifecycle. To me, BMC is a dated architecture.Support could be more skilled. We are wasting too much of our time debugging.‚ÄčThe amount of software issues are still too big, even considering the complexity of the tool.Whenever you start exploring some new product features, you run into defects. It has been like this for the last six years.SmartIT could include PR. This would help us greatly in bridging the gap between Remedy's views and SmartIT.

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Pure cloud-based native functionality is lacking.It needs good integration with the configuration database, that's lacking at the moment, It's not that good.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is costly, but it is well worth it.Just make sure you really sit down and look at what you will be using per user, therefore you will not be surprised with a big bill. You do not want every user having every license, it really is not needed.Please always get the latest quote from a BMC partner or from BMC. Check for the latest offerings.While purchasing, try to negotiate on per user licensing costs, associated maintenance, and purchase 20% more then what you think you should have. Bulk is always cheaper.If Customer and IT agents are happy, that is one of the greatest ROI. However, one of the major factors is Leadership, because at the end they have to justify the cost.

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Also Known As
Remedy ITSM, Remedy, Helix RemedyHPE ITSM, HPE Service Manager
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Overview
BMC Remedy is an innovative service management platform built natively for mobile with an intuitive, beautiful, people-centric user experience that makes your whole organization more productive. Simple to use and powerful enough to manage the most advanced digital enterprises, Remedy can be delivered from the BMC cloud or your own data center.

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Sample Customers
Brookfield, HealthSouth Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Mercator, SAP, Stanford Universityresultspositive, Globicon
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm27%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government13%
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Software R&D Company35%
Manufacturing Company12%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm33%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Pharma/Biotech Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
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