BMC Helix ITSM vs. SysAid

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BMC Helix ITSM
Score 7.2 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
SysAid
Score 8.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
SysAid is presented as comprehensive ITSM platform with generative AI baked into every element of service management. With a fully conversational experience wrapped into the UI, SysAid aims to empower organizations to unleash their full potential for productivity.N/A
Pricing
BMC Helix ITSMSysAid
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BMC Helix ITSMSysAid
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsSysAid Copilot is available as an add-on for any plan. It bakes generative AI into every aspect of service management.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
BMC Helix ITSMSysAid
Considered Both Products
BMC Helix ITSM
Chose BMC Helix ITSM
BMC Remedy is the whole package where all of your ITSM operations can be managed. It is a reliable product on which the whole organization can depend on as ITSM is highly critical for any organization. Nobody thinks of using any other tool if they are using this tool. Nowadays, …
SysAid
Chose SysAid
We selected SysAid because of cost saving and doing same ITSM job
Chose SysAid
Could not find the product listed in the list but the automation would be the largest glaring feature that has greatly improved documentation and time spent on tasks allowing a lot more time to focus on issues at hand and customer service.
Chose SysAid
SysAid is an excellent tool that fully complies with the ITSM requirements, compared to its competition, its functions are the same or better, but the value is found in the price per license that is lower, in our case that was the differentiator so we decided to go with SysAid …
Chose SysAid
I like SysAid more than Remedy as it is much simpler to use and admin. Remedy is too confusing and busy for me to get much out of it.
I like Jira Service Desk more than SysAid as the UI is more modern and I was able to create automations.
Chose SysAid
SysAid is much easier to use and have proper tech support. We'd use "RT" but this one was free and no support included. RT also had a very small database so we had a few problems when the number of tickets started to grow.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BMC Helix ITSMSysAid
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
SysAid
8.3
154 Ratings
1% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets9.945 Ratings8.7154 Ratings
Expert directory9.932 Ratings8.0123 Ratings
Service restoration9.940 Ratings8.0106 Ratings
Self-service tools10.044 Ratings8.7148 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications9.935 Ratings7.8110 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation9.944 Ratings8.7123 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards9.944 Ratings8.7132 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
SysAid
8.2
135 Ratings
1% below category average
Configuration mangement10.039 Ratings8.1126 Ratings
Asset management dashboard10.039 Ratings8.4132 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement9.932 Ratings8.189 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
SysAid
8.4
123 Ratings
0% below category average
Change requests repository9.943 Ratings8.6114 Ratings
Change calendar10.040 Ratings7.894 Ratings
Service-level management9.942 Ratings8.8116 Ratings
Best Alternatives
BMC Helix ITSMSysAid
Small Businesses
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Ivanti Neurons for ITSM
Ivanti Neurons for ITSM
Score 9.3 out of 10
Ivanti Neurons for ITSM
Ivanti Neurons for ITSM
Score 9.3 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
BMC Helix ITSMSysAid
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(51 ratings)
8.7
(156 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(6 ratings)
9.1
(15 ratings)
Usability
6.5
(3 ratings)
8.8
(41 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(9 ratings)
9.0
(51 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.6
(2 ratings)
8.2
(8 ratings)
Configurability
5.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(13 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.2
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(8 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BMC Helix ITSMSysAid
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.
Read full review
SysAid Technologies
SysAid has been great in our management of handling tickets within our Helpdesk but has also allowed us to include other departments. Having work flows has helped us with onboarding and setting up approval process for phones and computers, along with auto prompting end user with additional required info for requests and incidents minimizing the back and forth communication for basic info.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
SysAid Technologies
  • Email integration. End-users can interact with the ticketing system exclusively through email, and admins can message exclusively within a ticket. All communications are linked directly to user accounts including SysAid admin accounts.
  • Ticket management is very customizable. You can add categories, statuses, action and communication automation, ticket sorting, and much more.
  • knowledge base links directly to tickets, so repeat issues are easy to solve.
Read full review
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
Read full review
SysAid Technologies
  • There are still issues with how well the cloud version of SysAid performs. It can be slow at times. It can be offline every so often (very rarely).
  • There is a lot to learn with this solution so reaching out to their Support is crucial.
  • Cost. This is not the cheapest solution and cost is not an issue for us, but it might be for some companies. I think it is very reasonably priced and you get what you pay for.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
SysAid Technologies
Having personally used SysAid for the past 10 years or so, when it was still in its infancy, the trajectory of its improvement and the pricing, there is no doubt that it will be soon an overall market leader, because whilst there other services with options that SysAid doesn't have or haven't mastered, they come at [an] eye-watering price, and in my comparison, for up to 300% more.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
SysAid Technologies
SysAid is easy to use and configure. There are some technical components to the configuration, but their implementation of the SysAid system allows for easy self-service. There was only one time that SysAid could not provide a solution to my direct need. We quickly found a workaround. The issue was integration with Microsoft Office 365 when it was first released. The connection between SysAid and Outlook was problematic. It was not long before SysAid had resolved the issue and provided that integration.
Read full review
Reliability and Availability
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
Ha habido pocas veces que no ha estado disponible pero siempre avisan con antelación cuando el servicio no estará activo por una situación controlada
Read full review
Performance
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
No, In my company it is integrated with the Control-M and when ever we receive any incident of the control M console, we receive a ticket at the same time on SysAid
Read full review
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.
Read full review
SysAid Technologies
I have had nothing but positive experiences working with the SysAid support team. There are multiple pathways to request and receive support, which are all connected with each other. I get an efficient and effective response most of the time and when there is not immediately a good answer, they create a support request to follow up for resolution.
Read full review
In-Person Training
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
My team was greatly assisted and trained well. Despite the time zone difference the trainer made every effort to be available during times that were suitable for us and the assistance and help offered was extremely appreciated by my team. A wonderful experience by the team.
Read full review
Online Training
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
Training was well structure and delivered. Questions were thoroughly answered and any issues we had were provided with support and help.
Read full review
Implementation Rating
BMC Software Inc.
Satisfied because I didn't have to do it!
Read full review
SysAid Technologies
In the initial stage we implement separate SysAid servers for head and branch offices. When we managed to link up our offices via point to point VPN, we manage to console them into one server. All the assets and devices on branch office were divert back to the server in head office
Read full review
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.
Read full review
SysAid Technologies
SysAid, compared to other helpdesk software, was reasonably cost-effective; they provided seamless integrations and were willing to redesign the software to meet our needs. One of their current features that is winning with my organization is the SysAid bot. This is a great idea, and we hope that in the future, we will be able to customize this to our organization's needs.
Read full review
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
When we purchase it, the plans were different and mainly we acquired lifetime licenses. in the past year, we migrated to the cloud version. In both cases, the pricing structure was accurate, although they could provide some extra flexibility to pay for exactly what we need in the business.
Read full review
Scalability
BMC Software Inc.
Again, always room for improvement, but a very stable product none-the-less.
Read full review
SysAid Technologies
Le doy esta calificación porque los módulos que contiene se pueden usar para casi cualquier departamento, tanto gestión de tickets como inventarios de equipos, hemos utilizado una versión gratuita en Ingeniería para gestionar sus tiempos en las tareas asignadas, es lo único que utilizan pero podrían usar fácilmente el módulo de inventario para su herramienta y el módulo de proyectos también
Read full review
Professional Services
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
Professional services is just that professional, i have had the opportunity to use this service on several occasions, a technical issue comes up, i made an appointment for one hour and i am contacted at the required time, the representative that hold of my system and goes through the problem while i look on so its also a learning process
Read full review
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.
Read full review
SysAid Technologies
  • How easy it is to configure the app to our existing ITIL process. The ability to pick what services we would like to have as well as the ability to integrate using API as well as the marketplace.
  • Intuitive interface. Integration to Outlook. Easy reporting.
  • It has a very user-friendly interface and effective management capabilities.
Read full review
ScreenShots

SysAid Screenshots

Screenshot of IT Ticketing DashboardScreenshot of AI ChatbotScreenshot of Ticket JourneyScreenshot of Workflow DesignerScreenshot of Monitor & Fine TuningScreenshot of AI Case Summarization