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179 Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

I believe that Appian is very well-suited to provide an approval work-flow. For making requests where there is a specific hierarchy of approvals that must occur, it is great. For example, if an employee needs to make a capital request for a long term project, the number of approvals can be set based on the amount of the items/work that is to be capitalized. If the amount is < 10000, maybe only manager approval is required. If the amount is over 10,000, Department Budgetary approval is also required. Over 25,000, Finance approval is required. Over 100,000, executive approval is required. Appian makes it very easy to set these conditions and send out tasks based on them. Appian also Excels at reporting. Appian provides the tools to report on any of the data that is captured in the request. This data can be exported to Excel to be used for audits or data management. Data can be reported in a variety of ways grid format, generate a pdf, or with charts and graphs. I don't believe that Appian should be used to replace any cost accounting type of functions. There are enterprise systems, such as Oracle that do a better job with that. Appian's strength is providing workflows.
Christine Mulready | TrustRadius Reviewer

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

Large complex organisation, with complex technology that needs to manage Technology Services. It is very flexible and able to manage a large complex environment but the knowledge required to set this up correctly (foundation data and configuration) is the key factor for success. It can integrate with many other systems and tools and integrate data from many sources - whether that be AWS cloud, or an on premises bespoke system.I would not recommend for a Small Organisation without the resources to set up and maintain the underlying foundation data and configuration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
8.2
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.6
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
8.2
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
Platform Security
Appian
9.3
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
Platform User Management
Appian
7.6
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
Reusability
Appian
7.9
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
Platform Scalability
Appian
8.6
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

Incident and problem management

Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.3
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
9.3
Expert directory
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
7.6
Service restoration
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
9.2
Self-service tools
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.0
Subscription-based notifications
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.1
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
7.7
ITSM reports and dashboards
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
7.9

ITSM asset management

Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.1
Configuration mangement
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.8
Asset management dashboard
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.2
Policy and contract enforcement
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
7.3

Change management

Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.8
Change requests repository
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
9.0
Change calendar
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.9
Service-level management
Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.5

Pros

Appian

  • I have observed after version 17.1 we have a lot of good features in Appian that improve usability (UX). This adds real value in this competitive Digital space.
  • You can understand business use case and convert it to a logical process automation.
  • Process Modeller has improved a lot and providing smart services use adds more value.
  • Service integration helps us to seamlessly integrate with third-party systems
Ravi Joshi, PMI-ACP® | TrustRadius Reviewer

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

  • Integration with monitoring software like SolarWinds. where Remedy can transform notifications to work orders and assign to respective teams.
  • Detailed Customization capability to fit the exact needs of the organization.
  • Change management calendar, which integrates change orders from all organization departments and facilitates the scheduling process of project managers.
  • It can be offered as a cloud-based service, where you don't need to worry about server maintenance or database backup.
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Appian

  • Advanced functionality requires use of the Appian expression language. The more advanced the logic, the harder it is to build with the expression language. This means development expertise is more relevant if you need advanced functionality, which I imagine applies almost all the time. I would much prefer if they allowed some common language such as JavaScript out of the box.
  • Debugging has proved difficult. It’s easy for developers to get the app to or feature to a “working” state but it needs robust alpha testing.
  • Deployment can be tricky. When a solution gets big and there are many teams and dependencies, it needs a careful process to ensure things don’t break.
  • Reasuability of Appian objects is both a pro and con. Reusing objects across apps may be more trouble than its worth because of creating heavy dependencies. Experience is helpful to strike the right balance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

  • The interface (ironically). My company has made an attempt to replace the "classic" Remedy interface with some more functional, modern, but Remedy set to a particular look and feel (and consequently, functionality)
  • The API is hidden from the user: There exists an API for Remedy, that would make my job TONS easier, as I like to perform actions on Remedy in bulk (and therefore - programmatically). Exposing a user API is very much mainstream these days, so Remedy relying on its interface to perform ITIL is very limiting
  • By extension- the result of Remedy's interface is that it becomes very "click-happy": little buttons, and links stuffed into every corner of the screen, with options API logically together. API is old, but it still feels very rushed.
  • The primary tool for most of my ITIL operations is: searching. API of searching goes into finding assets, checking in equipment, finding users, tickets, etc. What Remedy could very much benefit from a "Google" -like interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 16 answers
We recently renewed our license with Appian. We are convinced that its flexibility, relative ease of use, the support they provide, there mobile advancements and their general willingness and desire to see us succeed all contributed to our reason to renew our agreement with Appian
Michael Campbell, PMP,CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We have been customers of BMC for well over 7 years now and our corporation is tightly integrated with BMC and multiple solutions they offer us.
Shayne Froelich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Appian

Appian 8.6
Based on 45 answers
Great platform for providing business process management. Fairly easy to learn tool (especially now that I have seen the evolution over 5 years). More difficult to master, but there is a great community that is always willing and able to help solve your problem.
Helmut Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) 6.5
Based on 3 answers
At least Remedy is all contained in a single platform, so the interface is consistent. Also, the most heavily performed functions are generally usable. However, to use some of the more advanced modules can be a bit more cumbersome (such as Change Management and CMDB (Not Including ADDM)). So, overall BMC Remedy ITSM is better than some applications like CA SDM or HP SM, but not quite on par with ServiceNow.
Lee Cullom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Appian

Appian 8.1
Based on 123 answers
We have a mixture of onsite and offshore support by Appian and their partner Cognizant. Our stated support hours for the business are 9-5pm Mon-Fri. Cognizant being located in India provides us with coverage up to 9pm should anything happen that needs urgent attention. Appian Cloud Support are also there should we have any issues connecting to the application.
Paul Cabrelle | TrustRadius Reviewer

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) 7.9
Based on 12 answers
The support is good in overall resolving the issues and even in the deployment phase. We are able to use it in production without any trained in-house engineer as the support team gets the job done. We can say that experts completed the deployment for us, and now it is functional.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 1 answer
As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Appian

Appian 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 8 answers
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
Peter Newnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) 6.6
Based on 2 answers
Satisfied because I didn't have to do it!
Travis Sirmon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Appian

The main advantage of Appian is the cost structure that is more suitable for starting a test-project to see how develop in Appian and most of all how Appian is accepted inside the company. In few weeks you can show the first results and start the journey on digitalization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

The decision to select BMC Remedy was made prior to my employment. We did conduct an RFC process for a new ITSM platform and BMC was considered but not selected. We looked at several platforms and ended up choosing Ivanti Service Desk (previously LANDESK) due to the features, ease of customization and price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Again, always room for improvement, but a very stable product none-the-less.
Travis Sirmon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Appian

  • Our objective to reduce customer effort when dealing with government by 25% was exceeded. In the process of applying for an alcohol licence renewal alone, we saw approximately 80% reduction in time and effort for the business customer - and that was just a prototype! Imagine the possibilities when this is taken into a live environment!
Lynley Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

  • When I was in Management discussion calls, and all the team is happy while using BMC Remedy so I don't find any specific negative impact on our organization.
  • I really enjoy Smart IT as the tool of choice for our incident management team.
  • Visibility of tickets is key. All support staff users can see tickets in consoles they have access to.
Mallesh Kanakam | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Appian

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Appian Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0
Standard60.002
Flat FeeContact Sales3
EnterpriseContact Sales4
  1. per user per month
  2. one fixed price per app, unlimited users
  3. unlimited number of apps, priced by user
Additional Pricing Details

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Appian
8.3
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Appian
9.0
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
9.0

Usability

Appian
8.6
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
6.5

Support Rating

Appian
8.1
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
7.9

In-Person Training

Appian
9.0
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

Online Training

Appian
10.0
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

Implementation Rating

Appian
9.0
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
6.6

Scalability

Appian
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.0

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