BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) vs. HCL BigFix

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
BMC Helix ITSM replaces Remedy. It is a broad suite of ITSM, tools with strong integrations to other BMC tools and in-built ITAM. The product is used mainly by global brands and is offered in on-premise and SaaS configurations.N/A
BigFix
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
BigFix, now supported by HCL Technologies since the acquisition of BigFix from IBM in 2018, is an endpoint management solution providing endpoint visibility and IT asset discovery, automated endpoint patching (BigFix Lifecycle and BigFix Patch) policy enforcement (BigFix Compliance), and software asset discovery for licensed and unlicensed software (BigFix Inventory).N/A
Pricing
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)HCL BigFix
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)BigFix
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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Features
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)HCL BigFix
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
7.5
45 Ratings
8% below category average
HCL BigFix
-
Ratings
Organize and prioritize service tickets7.544 Ratings00 Ratings
Expert directory7.931 Ratings00 Ratings
Service restoration6.939 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service tools9.043 Ratings00 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications7.034 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation8.043 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards6.343 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.6
41 Ratings
5% above category average
HCL BigFix
-
Ratings
Configuration mangement9.138 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset management dashboard8.938 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement7.731 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
7.7
42 Ratings
8% below category average
HCL BigFix
-
Ratings
Change requests repository7.942 Ratings00 Ratings
Change calendar8.139 Ratings00 Ratings
Service-level management7.141 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)HCL BigFix
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(50 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.5
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(9 ratings)
6.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)HCL BigFix
Likelihood to Recommend
BMC Software Inc.
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.
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HCL Technologies
HCL BigFix is well-suited:
  1. Patch Management for Diverse Devices: HCL BigFix is ideal for organizations with a diverse range of devices, including laptops, desktops, cloud, virtual machines, and mobile devices. Its endpoint management functionality enables seamless patching across various operating systems such as Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS, and Linux.
  2. Comprehensive Patch Management: With HCL BigFix, organizations can achieve comprehensive patch management across their IT infrastructures. It ensures that all endpoints, regardless of the operating system, receive timely and secure patches, reducing vulnerabilities and enhancing overall security.
  3. Troubleshooting and Monitoring: HCL BigFix excels in providing a dashboard that effectively displays problematic and functional machines. This feature allows IT teams to quickly identify and address issues, improving overall troubleshooting efficiency.
    However, there are some scenarios where HCL BigFix may be less appropriate or areas for improvement: 1. Coverage Expansion: It is important for HCL BigFix to continue expanding its coverage to include all possible resources installed within the IT infrastructure. Ensuring comprehensive coverage can enhance its effectiveness. 2.On-Site and OS Upgrades: Optimizing the process of on-site and operating system upgrades can help streamline the deployment process further. Improvements in this area would contribute to a smoother and more efficient upgrade experience. 3.Communication Speed: Enhancing the speed of communication between the HCL BigFix agent and the server can help improve the overall responsiveness and efficiency of the solution.
  4. Pricing Optimization: Adjusting the pricing of HCL BigFix to be more cost-effective would make it more accessible and attractive to organizations of different sizes and budgets.
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Pros
BMC Software Inc.
  • 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.
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HCL Technologies
  • Software inventory.
  • Patch deployment.
  • Patch review.
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Cons
BMC Software Inc.
  • 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
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HCL Technologies
  • The patching function is difficult for RedHat Linux servers, and can be improved.
  • The site configuration and access control appears to be cumbersome.
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Likelihood to Renew
BMC Software Inc.
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.
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HCL Technologies
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Usability
BMC Software Inc.
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.
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HCL Technologies
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Support Rating
BMC Software Inc.
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.
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HCL Technologies
Recently we noticed the customer service on the support has dropped compared to when we first deployed the software.
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Implementation Rating
BMC Software Inc.
Satisfied because I didn't have to do it!
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HCL Technologies
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
BMC Software Inc.
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.
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HCL Technologies
We have significantly enhanced our ability to patch desktops, including laptops, desktop, cloud, virtual machines and other mobile devices used by end-users. BigFix's endpoint management functionality allows us to seamlessly patch a wide range of operating systems, such as Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS, and Linux systems, ensuring comprehensive patch management across IT infrastructures. We have established a track record of delivering secure and hassle-free patching solutions to our clients
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Scalability
BMC Software Inc.
Again, always room for improvement, but a very stable product none-the-less.
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HCL Technologies
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Return on Investment
BMC Software Inc.
  • 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.
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HCL Technologies
  • When there is a need to patch a Windows System it has worked
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