BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) vs. ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

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
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance provides the tools businesses use to proactively manage risk by measuring, testing and auditing internal processes. This solution helps business users ensure compliance to regulations, policies, standards and frameworks. It is available via the Standard, Professional, and Enterprise editions, the latter two supporting GRC and internal auditing processes.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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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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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
Chose BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
  • BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) is so much more stable and better structured than MSP
  • MSP has slowness issues if not implemented correctly
  • BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) has gotten better consistently with the cloud offering
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
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
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
-
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
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
-
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
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
-
Ratings
Change requests repository7.942 Ratings00 Ratings
Change calendar8.139 Ratings00 Ratings
Service-level management7.141 Ratings00 Ratings
Governance, Risk & Compliance
Comparison of Governance, Risk & Compliance features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
-
Ratings
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
8.5
10 Ratings
12% above category average
Common repository of GRC items00 Ratings8.610 Ratings
Risk management00 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Integration with Corporate Performance Management (CPM) systems00 Ratings7.610 Ratings
GRC policy management00 Ratings8.410 Ratings
Incident management00 Ratings8.89 Ratings
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BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
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User Ratings
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(50 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.5
(3 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(9 ratings)
7.4
(4 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)ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
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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ServiceNow
Oracle EBS R12 requires a unique user skillset to understand how it handles user access and functions. Accordingly, ServiceNow has this high level of sophistication to manage this information and apply it to Sensitive Access and Segregation of Duties rules to identify exceptions. This depth of configuration is critical to accurately identify when Oracle Responsibilities (access) truly allows access and thus could be a violation. ERPs with less complexity may not require this customization of ServiceNow GRC, but you would be wise to raise these questions and examples in the demo to ensure it will work for you. In the past, we have found that risks of under-reporting exceptions or false positives become so voluminous that users don't always get to the accurate violations for timely remediation. Proper configuration up front will improve your effectiveness and ROI down the road.
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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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ServiceNow
  • Finding reported by the auditor. GRC helps us identify, assign, and track the resolution of this.
  • Exception to information security policy. These require quarterly reviews and setting up reminders to revisit these.
  • Building out new projects and baking security and compliance into the project and tracking it in GRC to ensure we deliver a compliant product on day one
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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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ServiceNow
  • Delivering more out of the box functionality that rivals other GRC platforms. The bare bones approach may not help companies that do not have expertise or capabilities to build effective GRC processes.
  • Easier way to implement workflow.
  • Offering better metrics without buying add-on tools.
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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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ServiceNow
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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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ServiceNow
I'm satisfied with our experience. The configuration was the biggest challenge, but we have moved onto the stage of user training and usability. We would appreciate having better user training documentation and possibly videos and/or computer-based training to help our international users adopt this software for their GRC needs.
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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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ServiceNow
It's a good system, but I am awaiting key features in the new release. We hear that ServiceNow is continually adding new features and we look for improved reporting, better Oracle Integration, and user training opportunities. To the extent these materialize, we expect further improvements in our experience with ServiceNow GRC. Until that time, though, we believe we are meeting our objectives expected at the beginning of this project.
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Implementation Rating
BMC Software Inc.
Satisfied because I didn't have to do it!
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ServiceNow
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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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ServiceNow
We just recently started using TrustArc for data privacy requests and I can already speak to the fact that TrustArc is a more confusing platform once there. The positives of ServiceNow would be that a majority of our URL's drive to owned websites which our employees are very comfortable with using versus pushing them to another website that feels unsafe.
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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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ServiceNow
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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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ServiceNow
  • Effective Enterprise Risk Management
  • Holistic Real-time Monitoring of your technology and Risk
  • Negative - Asset Management has some issues and Ghost / Shadow IT is big issue
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