BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) vs. ServiceNow Now Platform

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 Now Platform
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
The ServiceNow Now Platform is a digital workflow building and extension tool for ServiceNow featuring a number of low-code / no code tools.N/A
Pricing
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)ServiceNow Now Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)ServiceNow Now Platform
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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Community Pulse
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)ServiceNow Now Platform
Considered Both Products
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
Chose BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
Comparing the two, they are quite similar in terms of options available and functionality. I prefer using BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) as it is easier to customise the tool and has a better user interface. BMC Helix ITSM is the tool used across the business and also by many of our …
ServiceNow Now Platform
Chose ServiceNow Now Platform
ServiceNow is by far a better tool over Remedy. Its ability to integrate so seamlessly to so many tools allows for plenty of opportunity to streamline and improve processes. Servicenow has intuitive flows that allow you to quickly pivot if process change. Its adaptiveness is …
Top Pros
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Features
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)ServiceNow Now Platform
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 Now Platform
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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 Now Platform
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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 Now Platform
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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)ServiceNow Now Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(50 ratings)
9.1
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(6 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
6.5
(3 ratings)
8.7
(17 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(9 ratings)
8.6
(19 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)ServiceNow Now Platform
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
Using it in the application support team is worth it as it is capable of carrying a lot of information. But using it for a Service Desk operation might not be of much use as it won't be used up to its full potential and will be costly as compared to other alternatives available in the market.
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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
  • The best ITSM management just in 1 tool.
  • User friendly for no IT people when they must raise a IT issue.
  • It offer very good workflow during incident or request item.
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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
  • Providing admins/devs with easier mechanisms for providing businss stakeholders with self-service admin capabilities across the platform
  • Tutorials on how to be the best at reporting in servicenow
  • Guided tour functionaltiy is a bit rigid and could use more workflow capabilities
  • Making it easier to push form variables to the user so there is more context when providing an approval. The out of box approval UI/form is terrible in my opinion.
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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
Everybody in the company is happy to use ServiceNow. All people are happy to use a user-friendly web tool in order to open IT incidents. IT people can easily support people with a stable and solid tool.
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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
As a regular user of the ServiceNow platform, including the incident management, change management and enterprise application management modules, I find that I am able to competently use the platform with minimal training and assistance. User guides are available from the vendor if required. The customisable front-end that we use in the organisation as an ordering tool for internal IT services is very easy to use, and makes searching for the required IT service simple for business users.
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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
We have many levels of interaction with ServiceNow. The first line of support sometimes is not equipped to resolve more complex issues, but the escalation process is clearly defined and followed with limited friction. Our account team is very responsive and willing to brainstorm ideas to improve and increase usage. We also have direct interaction with product teams to see previews of new features and at times to provide input to influence implementation details.
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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
ServiceNow is by far a better tool over Remedy. Its ability to integrate so seamlessly to so many tools allows for plenty of opportunity to streamline and improve processes. Servicenow has intuitive flows that allow you to quickly pivot if process change. Its adaptiveness is what makes it far better solution over Remedy
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
ServiceNow
1. It is not great when they can't seperate apps/products from a particular sku, forcing you to make a business case for a larger portion of functionlity than your current business case seeks to address. 2. ServiceNow reps are able to work with you when economies of scale are projected out. They are willing to start at a desired tier and provide pricing at applicable upgraded tiers
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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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Professional Services
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
ServiceNow
Very easy to use. Capture more data from the Incident and problem management. Easier to escalate and following the change management process to resole the issues.
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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
  • Ensuring good service support internally and externally has triggered opportunities to sustain good links with everyone and opened the door to more sales and successful business and ServiceNow has been key in all this, so the investment came back to us faster than expected.
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