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"This product has helped us to maintain our OLAs (Organisation level Agreements) and SLAs (Service Level Agreements) by tracking incidents, requests, problem records, and change requests, all in the form of tickets.""In BMC, you can do absolutely anything. You can customize, you can configure, and you can customize and develop pretty much anything.""What I have found to be the most valuable is that it offers the radius deployment package not only to the BMC cloud but also to the public cloud such as Azure.""Automatic orchestration is the most valuable. The feature for designating some cases or incidents to the right PM for resolution, first call resolution, and change management are also important. The self-service feature and knowledge base resolutions are helping the customers in resolving issues rather than opening tickets.""It's a very integrated solution.""We find the incident management module the best. The reporting part is also useful. We use a feature called smart reporting, and it is very beneficial for us.""The most valuable features I have found to be the activity logs and the other features where you are able to continuously address issues and are able to annotate notes inside to convey them to the customer.""It has the power to automatize several different tasks in the ITSM world."

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"The solution is very stable. It's reliable and efficient.""The solution can find all asset details automatically, whether it's a Mac address, computer name, IP address, models, etc. It's very helpful.""The most valuable features are the inventory and personalization.""It shows the users that are currently logged in, which is not something that Active Directory by default will ever let you know up front.""The nice thing about Spiceworks is always it's free. Monitoring of printers for low toner. Finding machines that have low memory or low hard disk space."

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"To raise any ticket, there are too many fields to be filled and it makes generating tickets very time-consuming.""They could be more responsive to feedback from their community board.""In the next release, I would like to see AI used for classification or categorization.""It can have more features for hardware discovery and hardware information. The integration with IQ operations management should be streamlined. ITSM and ITOM should be more integrated, and there should be better integration from Helix Discovery to Helix CMDB. There were some issues regarding this integration, and they were difficult to resolve in big environments. We have a lot of devices and users to manage. Therefore, the integration should be better.""It needs to be more comfortable for the end-user.""Its performance can be improved. Sometimes, there is a performance issue, and it is a little slow and difficult on the usage side. It would be beneficial for us if there is a lighter version of this solution. There is also a limitation on the number of columns and memory for extracting a report, and this functionality can be improved. We would like to have better integration and UI in this solution. The user interface should be easy to navigate. Its integration with other tools, such as SharePoint or Jira, can also be improved, which would be beneficial for us. In terms of new features, there should also be a mobile version. The desktop version is available, but the mobile version is not available, which is one of the challenges that our team has. For users who work on Remedy and who raise the ticket, it would also be very beneficial to have some chatbot features.""The reports need improvement, it is not a good functioning tool.""Some parts of the solutions are using the old interface."

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"I would like the solution to allow for more direct interaction with computers. I can open tickets and I can see their status, but I can't interact directly with the computers themselves.""It would be nice to have remote access to the solution via a tablet. They also need remote control from a PC. Right now, to complete the technical support process, you have to have a tool to access the PC, and check the problems.""Having an integrated asset management tool, where I can plug in things that are offline, would be good.""The network mapping could be improved. Putting together an actual bonafide network map would be really nice.""There are a lot of disadvantages to Spiceworks because it's not an agent-based solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"If you are looking for some kind of professional services form the OEM then you would have to purchase that.""It is too expensive for a small business.""It is not very expensive and not very cheap. It is somewhere in-between. Some of the features are more expensive. There are also additional costs. If you want to use most of the features, you need to pay more.""I am not sure the exact price we pay for the solution but I know it is in the high seven-figure amount annually."

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Top Answer: : There is several difference between in Service and BMC Helix ITSM As BMC Helix ITSM is a fully internationalized environment: one can localize the labels, messages (system-generated messages)… more »
Top Answer: It has the power to automatize several different tasks in the ITSM world.
Top Answer: Some parts of the solution are using the old interface — the contracts and contract management part of the solution. It needs to mature a little further in order to become more user-friendly. BMC has… more »
Top Answer: The nice thing about Spiceworks is always it's free. Monitoring of printers for low toner. Finding machines that have low memory or low hard disk space.
Top Answer: There are a lot of disadvantages to Spiceworks because it's not an agent-based solution. So you don't get near the quality of discovery versus something that's got an agent on it. It's not really… more »
Top Answer: Spiceworks is for the IT guy that wants to monitor systems that he doesn't have a managed service partner behind him. And that's where Spiceworks has a really good place.
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Also Known As
Remedy ITSM, Remedy, Helix Remedy
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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.
From network inventory and network monitoring to help desk software, and mobile device management (MDM) to cloud services detection, Spiceworks helps you manage everything about your IT workday from one easy place.
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Sample Customers
Brookfield, HealthSouth Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Mercator, SAP, Stanford University
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, Pertino
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company18%
Financial Services Firm18%
Manufacturing Company14%
Retailer14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company11%
Retailer7%
Non Profit7%
Transportation Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company19%
Government7%
Educational Organization7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise59%
REVIEWERS
Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about BMC Helix ITSM vs. Spiceworks and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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BMC Helix ITSM is ranked 5th in Help Desk Software with 8 reviews while Spiceworks is ranked 8th in Help Desk Software with 5 reviews. BMC Helix ITSM is rated 7.8, while Spiceworks is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of BMC Helix ITSM writes "Lacking report functionality, complex to operate, but useful interactive activity logs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Has good policy enforcement but the network mapping could be improved". BMC Helix ITSM is most compared with ServiceNow, JIRA Service Management, BMC Remedyforce, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus and IBM Maximo, whereas Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, JIRA Service Management, Nagios Core and ServiceNow. See our BMC Helix ITSM vs. Spiceworks report.

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