BMC FootPrints vs. Oracle IT Service Management Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BMC FootPrints
Score 6.7 out of 10
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BMC FootPrints is an IT service management (ITSM) solution featuring workload automation.N/A
Oracle IT Service Management Suite
Score 1.5 out of 10
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Oracle ITSM suite for enterprises was a suite of tools for managing, tracking, and servicing IT based on the Siebel HelpDesk. The suite is now End of Life, Oracle no longer offers the suite for sale.N/A
Pricing
BMC FootPrintsOracle IT Service Management Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BMC FootPrintsOracle IT Service Management Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
BMC FootPrintsOracle IT Service Management Suite
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
Oracle IT Service Management Suite
6.8
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets9.09 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Expert directory7.04 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Service restoration6.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Self-service tools7.07 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards9.07 Ratings00 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
Oracle IT Service Management Suite
-
Ratings
Configuration mangement7.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset management dashboard8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
BMC FootPrints
9.0
4 Ratings
7% above category average
Oracle IT Service Management Suite
6.0
1 Ratings
34% below category average
Change requests repository9.03 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Change calendar9.03 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Service-level management9.04 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BMC FootPrintsOracle IT Service Management Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(18 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BMC FootPrintsOracle IT Service Management Suite
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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Oracle
It is helpful when someone wants to reassign issues and delegate tasks to other co-workers. However, it is not a good place for documentation because it is difficult to navigate older issue tickets. This is my personal experience with RightNow, an Oracle application used to manage our incident reports and project tracking documents
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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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Oracle
  • It kept a log of all our issue tickets going back many years.
  • Oracle made it easy to collaborate on issue tickets and work with my team members.
  • It offered a number of features for formatting and inserting images and links, to make our issue tickets resemble an email.
  • Oracle helped our department to delegate issue tickets and monitor each other's projects.
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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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Oracle
  • The search function was very poor, which made it difficult to find our issue tickets in RightNow.
  • The Reply feature was kind of messy at times, it was difficult to find out who originally sent in tickets and reply all to people.
  • It could have looked a bit sleeker, it looked somewhat outdated in the RightNow function.
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
  • It was helpful because it was our only system for organizing incident reports, and it was where I worked 70% of the time to correspond with our customers.
  • The interface was sometimes time-consuming to use, and I wondered if there would have been a more streamlined program to use. It made our work seem slow at times.
  • This program did provide us with a back-log of all of our issues, so it was important for us to use to in order to find repeated incident reports.
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