Likelihood to Recommend
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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If your budget is really tight, then JitBit is not for you. It's kind of pricey. That said, JitBit HelpDesk is very robust--we've never had one second of downtime in my two years of using it. It depends on what's important to you. If you need rock-solid Help Desk and stellar, trouble-free performance, then JitBit it. If not, there are alternatives that are much less expensive. The cloud version might be less expensive for companies that don't need an on-premise solution.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Fantastic ticketing system to keep track of old conversations from clients. Fantastic analytics and metric tracking. Fantastic for sharing relationships with a customer. Generally, this would be a salesperson sharing an onboarding with a support person, but I think you could get creative with it. JitBit is very flexible. Super easy to learn and use. If you can use your email, you can use JitBit. Read full review Cons 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 Read full review Better feature request timing. Email notification filtering. Automation of integrations. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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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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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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Satisfied because I didn't have to do it!
Read full review Alternatives Considered
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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We've looked at several different Help Desk solutions, but the names escape me at the moment. We looked at
and didn't find it to be bad but we didn't like the ads. There is a purchase version for about $500/year, but we still decided against it--I can't recall why. JitBit's reviews and history are both very good. And if two years worth of no issues is any indication of how well it works, then that alone speaks for itself. I have used other Help Desk applications over the past 20 years and none are perfect, but a hassle-free experience gets a gold star from me.
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Again, always room for improvement, but a very stable product none-the-less.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Allowed us to blow up the amount of employees we had in our company. Created accountability between teams, which reduced bickering and finger pointing. Brought light to blind spots in work flow. Every, EVERY, hand off is fast, clear and understood between employees... It's great. Read full review ScreenShots