BMC Helix ITSM vs. Oracle IT Service Management Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BMC Helix ITSM
Score 7.2 out of 10
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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
Oracle IT Service Management Suite
Score 1.5 out of 10
N/A
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
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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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 Helix ITSMOracle IT Service Management Suite
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix ITSM
9.9
46 Ratings
19% above category average
Oracle IT Service Management Suite
6.8
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets9.945 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Expert directory9.932 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Service restoration9.940 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Self-service tools10.044 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications9.935 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation9.944 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards9.944 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix ITSM
10.0
42 Ratings
19% above category average
Oracle IT Service Management Suite
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Ratings
Configuration mangement10.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset management dashboard10.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement9.932 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix ITSM
9.9
43 Ratings
16% above category average
Oracle IT Service Management Suite
6.0
1 Ratings
34% below category average
Change requests repository9.943 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Change calendar10.040 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Service-level management9.942 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BMC Helix ITSMOracle IT Service Management Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(51 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.5
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(9 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
6.6
(2 ratings)
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(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 ITSMOracle IT Service Management Suite
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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
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Implementation Rating
BMC Software Inc.
Satisfied because I didn't have to do it!
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Oracle
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
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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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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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