Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BMC FootPrints
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
BMC FootPrints is an IT service management (ITSM) solution featuring workload automation.N/A
Freshservice
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Freshservice is a cloud-based service desk and IT service management (ITSM) solution that currently serves more than 10,000 SMB, mid-market, and enterprise customers worldwide.
$19
Per Month Per User
Pricing
BMC FootPrintsFreshservice
Editions & Modules
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Starter
$19.00
Per Month Per User
Growth
$49.00
Per Month Per User
Pro
$95.00
Per Month Per User
Enterprise
$119
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BMC FootPrintsFreshservice
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
BMC FootPrintsFreshservice
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
BMC FootPrints
8.1
9 Ratings
1% below category average
Freshservice
8.2
112 Ratings
0% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets9.09 Ratings9.0112 Ratings
Expert directory7.04 Ratings7.478 Ratings
Service restoration6.02 Ratings7.063 Ratings
Self-service tools7.07 Ratings8.4102 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications10.06 Ratings8.581 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation9.06 Ratings8.693 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards9.07 Ratings8.397 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
BMC FootPrints
7.9
7 Ratings
4% below category average
Freshservice
7.7
90 Ratings
7% below category average
Configuration mangement7.77 Ratings8.483 Ratings
Asset management dashboard8.05 Ratings7.988 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement8.04 Ratings6.762 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
BMC FootPrints
9.0
4 Ratings
7% above category average
Freshservice
8.1
84 Ratings
4% below category average
Change requests repository9.03 Ratings8.378 Ratings
Change calendar9.03 Ratings7.864 Ratings
Service-level management9.04 Ratings8.278 Ratings
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User Ratings
BMC FootPrintsFreshservice
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(18 ratings)
9.0
(113 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(9 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(4 ratings)
8.4
(77 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BMC FootPrintsFreshservice
Likelihood to Recommend
BMC Software Inc.
BMC Footprints is so well suited to keep the documentation easy to read and find, as same as typification. You can find specific documentation for an audit so fast and export a report using the specific criteria that you need to comply with your boss or audit needs. As I told before, BMC footprints need to be more friendly to the end users because they get lost many times trying to track some ticket or typing documentation.
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Freshworks Inc
Freshservice is a complete ITSM solution. I have used some others over the years and moved away from them to Freshservice. I have implemented Freshservice in 2 new roles over the years, and everyone has loved it. The functionality that it incorporates, enabling IT teams to become ITIL compliant is truly useful. Compared to 5 other ITSM tools that I have used over the last 10 years, Freshservice is far better.
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Pros
BMC Software Inc.
  • Documentation. We try to reduce the amount of paperwork needed for staff to do their job, so by automating certain tasks, we are able to speed up the resolution process for trouble tickets.
  • Reporting. We'll use the reporting tool to get the number of tickets opened, response times and can go into granular reports.
  • Surveys. When tickets are closed, we automatically send out surveys to end users to get valuable feedback on how we did and what we can improve.
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Freshworks Inc
  • Workflow automation
  • Knowledge base articles for users and agents
  • easy to add categories & sub category and make them compulsory so that ticket cannot be closed without filling the information
  • it works with email address very simple to create different department and queues
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Cons
BMC Software Inc.
  • Purpose based configuration- It would be beneficial to see a more purposed based, out of the box, configuration option. For example, if you need PCI compliance, more intuitive reporting would make managing compliance much easier.
  • Initial design and implementation- Don't think that your experience as an IT professional will allow you to stand this system up on your own. To properly configure Footprints and set yourself up for success down the road, get Professional Services with this one.
  • Somewhat behind the times- Service Core is making a huge leap forward with the latest version, 12, but Asset Core is far behind. There are quite a few quirks to how the application works and how it is used.
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Freshworks Inc
  • Change Management - Current system is geared towards full software or system change management. It would be great to have a simple Yes/No approval without having to utilize their workflow tools.
  • Data selection filters - Overall, their data filters are very good, but it would be useful to have "Last Week" and "Last Month" in the date selectors.
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Likelihood to Renew
BMC Software Inc.
It has been the business decision to go with them and that is what we will do. Going back, this would have not been the choice, but nothing can be done about it now. We are stuck with this application for years to come. Wish there were other possibilities that could be done.
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Freshworks Inc
It's overall value in our organization is extremely high and it has become an essential part of our business.
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Usability
BMC Software Inc.
It's so simple to use and customize however you want. You can create new workspaces and workflows with ease, set up new users, incoming email rules, customize the layout of the forms, and even change the colors and logos. It's just very easily customizable overall. It's also really straightforward to figure out how to use, you really almost don't have to show somebody how to use it. If you just sit them down in front of it and let them look it over, they could figure it out themselves easily.
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Freshworks Inc
On the I.T. side, the time to ramp up and understand how FreshService operates only took a few hours. After that, it was off to the races with configuration and customization. From the start, with minimal assistance, our end users found FreshService to be incredibly intuitive. At launch, we expected most to submit tickets via email, however, our analytics has shown that end-users actually prefer the portal for managing their I.T. tickets.
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Support Rating
BMC Software Inc.
I've had no issues with the support for FootPrints. We haven't really had to use them all that much over the years, but when needed they have always been prompt and knowledgeable at dealing with any issue. I've worked with a lot of different support teams over the years, and they have been one of my favorites to work with.
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Freshworks Inc
I contacted support once and the person handling the request was very helpful. The staff is very competent. In my opinion communication could be improved as the level of spoken English is very high. I was unable to understand some words, in fact two people participated in the second meeting.
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Implementation Rating
BMC Software Inc.
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Freshworks Inc
think of what you want to do with FreshService : a clean start or a migration. Migration can be done with csv files, it's easy to do but you need to test it first.
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Alternatives Considered
BMC Software Inc.
I was not involved in the selection process but in my opinion either SQL or Access databases would have worked just as well without the same amount of cost. These two systems would have been much easier to manage and would have tracked the same information in a less convoluted process and expense.
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Freshworks Inc
I've used monday.com for ticketing, but Freshservice is made for it and the asset management feature adds value. NinjaOne's ticketing is not built out so we only use it for its RMM features. Atera has a nice ticketing platform and looks similar to Freshservice but they do not have an onboarding feature and other integrations that Freshservice has
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Return on Investment
BMC Software Inc.
  • It helps us with keeping projects on track, which saves time
  • When someone wants to know about a project, they are able to without calling around
  • I have had a difficult time searching specifics, as how many tickets closed by me in 2021
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Freshworks Inc
  • Freshservice has allowed our organization to better track the amount of tickets that come in for a particular individual. This allows us to better support a user that is having multiple of the same issue over an extended period.
  • The communication to the user has greatly increased due to the automated messages that Freshservice has built in.
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