BMC FootPrints vs. Vision Helpdesk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BMC FootPrints
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
BMC FootPrints is an IT service management (ITSM) solution featuring workload automation.N/A
Vision Helpdesk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Vision Helpdesk, which started in 2005 as a simple help desk software has evolved into three customer service and IT support management tools. Help Desk Software - A multi-channel help desk software that allows users to manage customer communication across various channels like email, web portals, chat, phone, and API. Satellite Help Desk Software - A multi-company/brand/product help desk software that allows users to manage support for multiple companies in place.…
$8
per month
Pricing
BMC FootPrintsVision Helpdesk
Editions & Modules
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Starter Help Desk
$8
per month per seat
Starter Help Desk
$12
per month per seat
Pro Help Desk
$16
per month per seat
Satellite Help Desk
$20
per month per seat
Pro Help Desk
$20
per month per seat
Satellite Help Desk
$24
per month per seat
Pro Service Desk
$24
per month per seat
Pro Service Desk
$32
per month per seat
Ent Service Desk
$32
per month per seat
Ent Service Desk
$48
per month per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BMC FootPrintsVision Helpdesk
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BMC FootPrintsVision Helpdesk
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
Vision Helpdesk
6.8
3 Ratings
15% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets9.09 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Expert directory7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Service restoration6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service tools7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications10.06 Ratings8.03 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings5.03 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
Vision Helpdesk
-
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
Vision Helpdesk
-
Ratings
Change requests repository9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Change calendar9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Service-level management9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
BMC FootPrints
-
Ratings
Vision Helpdesk
5.0
2 Ratings
43% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
BMC FootPrints
-
Ratings
Vision Helpdesk
7.0
3 Ratings
9% below category average
Customer portal00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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User Ratings
BMC FootPrintsVision Helpdesk
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(18 ratings)
5.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(9 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(4 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BMC FootPrintsVision Helpdesk
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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Vision Helpdesk
I think that there is probably nothing that Vision Helpdesk can't do given enough work to customize it. The problem is that you almost have to have someone dedicated to knowing everything there is to know about the system and then have them be the administrator of all the customizations and feature additions you want. It's great that it can do so much, but it's not great that it's so complicated and has very little out-of-the-box configurations.
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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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Vision Helpdesk
  • The best thing for us - the timer. It's really cool. We can start the timer and end it when support finishes. It's very important for working with other companies we give support for.
  • Good-looking, with good visualisation and usability dashboard.
  • Ticket transfer between support users, comments, ticket printing.
  • The best price and functionality, comparing to other help desks.
  • Support. Best support I have seen on internet. Helped with setup, and helped with few minor questions.
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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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Vision Helpdesk
  • Chat feature.
  • Remote desktop.
  • Get more integration with other software and Mobile apps.
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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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Vision Helpdesk
For us it's really best solution.
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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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Vision Helpdesk
Really simple, good-looking interface, many features and customizations
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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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Vision Helpdesk
Support from Vision Helpdesk was rather lackluster. We uncovered a bug pretty early on in our use of the system and it took them about a month to fix it. Our internal admin of the system had to keep pestering them to get it fixed. It wasn't critical to our business but was something we needed fixed and it just seemed like they didn't care that much about fixing it.
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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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Vision Helpdesk
Vision Helpdesk was more open for an NGO while the other companies were more attended on the "big-money", which we don't have as an NGO. Second point is that Vision Helpdesk is very easy and simple to use. Not too much installation, programming etc.
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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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Vision Helpdesk
  • Most cost-effective help desk software I have researched from Kayako to SAAS [products] like Zendesk.
  • We got more features and easy customization done with Vision Helpdesk which where not possible for Zendesk and Kayako was too costly.
  • Ticket tracking has been easier and faster with Vision Helpdesk; for our web hosting business we prefer a download version which is not possible with SAAS help desk providers ( Zendesk or Freshdesk).
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ScreenShots

Vision Helpdesk Screenshots

Screenshot of Vision Helpdesk's - Satellite/ Multi Company Help DeskScreenshot of Vision Helpdesk's - ITSM Service Desk SoftwareScreenshot of Vision Helpdesk's - Live Chat SoftwareScreenshot of Vision Helpdesk's - Help Desk Software