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BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

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Score 7.5 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

The BMC remedy perfectly fits the need of an IT department following the ITIL service management standards in any industry. It can also be used in facilities management and operations management. I do not recommend it for managing banking and financial institution operations or supply chain and logistics operations.I have personally used it at 2 different large scale IT departments operating in the higher education sector.
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

TOPdesk is well suited to any information technology department or organization that operates on a ticket based system. The tracking and management of workloads is excellent, and in fact, the system is appropriate for any organization that track work based on tickets.
Any appointment based system can be modeled inside TOPdesk using the appointment planning board, allowing managers to see the planned appointments of employees.
Jason Barker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.2
TOPdesk
8.0
Organize and prioritize service tickets
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
9.0
TOPdesk
8.5
Expert directory
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.1
TOPdesk
7.3
Service restoration
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.8
TOPdesk
7.7
Self-service tools
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
7.9
TOPdesk
8.9
Subscription-based notifications
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
7.9
TOPdesk
8.2
ITSM collaboration and documentation
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
7.7
TOPdesk
7.9
ITSM reports and dashboards
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.3
TOPdesk
7.3

ITSM asset management

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.1
TOPdesk
7.5
Configuration mangement
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.6
TOPdesk
7.1
Asset management dashboard
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.2
TOPdesk
7.7
Policy and contract enforcement
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
7.5
TOPdesk
7.5

Change management

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.6
TOPdesk
7.7
Change requests repository
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.6
TOPdesk
7.8
Change calendar
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.8
TOPdesk
6.9
Service-level management
BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.3
TOPdesk
8.3

Pros

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

  • Remedy is great for housing much of the ITIL process in one System: if you want a complete package with every bell and every whistle, Remedy is for you
  • Remedy breaks down the functions of ITIL into "consoles": separate areas of the System, that allow one to focus on Changes, Incidents, Assets, etc
  • The interface is VERY compatible with legacy web browser tech: The last surviving member of the browser wars is still the favorite for remedy users: IE 11
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

  • Support by TOPdesk is excellent. Until now, we didn't have any issues when support was requested.
  • The latest version supports ADFS/SAML authentication. In the former version, this was an add-on you should buy.
  • Continues development of the product bearing in mind the user's input.
Adrie Bergwerff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

  • Expandability is limited and once you make certain customizations the upgrade process can become difficult or impossible
  • Relationships between Configuration Items and Changes is clunky and difficult to setup/maintain
  • Service Desk functionality is not as robust as other tools and does not allow for easy configurations/customizations
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

  • The tools for configuring events and actions need improving, especially the tool for events which, whilst very powerful, is cumbersome to use when configuring event criteria
  • The built-in form designer within TOPdesk is adequate but could do with better features to allow for more dynamic forms. It would also benefit from being able to post data to custom fields rather than just into the Action box. There is quite a step up between the built-in form designer and the custom XFG form engine which is the only other solution which TOPdesk provide
  • Asset management could do with some improvements as it can be a little inflexible when needing to customize the data being held as well as build processes around it
Ian Short | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) 9.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
Shayne Froelich | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.1
Based on 28 answers
TOPdesk is an integral and vital element of our IT support strategy. It provides excellent functionality and value for money. It is in use across multiple locations around the world, and we are actively looking for new ways to utilize it further.
Jim Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) 6.5
Based on 3 answers
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.
Lee Cullom | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 6.9
Based on 8 answers
I haven't used other ticketing systems so I can't compare it to another else. There are some good and bad features but that would be the same with all ticket systems.
Randy MacFarland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) 7.8
Based on 9 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 9.1
Based on 98 answers
Pre-sales support was decent, but the onboarding was not so helpful. This was due mainly to the fact that it was delivered in the form of a series of information-heavy tutorials that were too overwhelming too early on. I also found the online documentation somewhat lacking, as it was often written for a different version of TOPdesk than the one I was using.The support site is pretty good, and makes it very easy to report and get updates on problems (they utilize their own engine to drive the site). The one drawback I ran into was tickets being closed with the assumption that the recommended resolution was one I was familiar with, requiring no in-depth explanations or background info. This meant re-opening many tickets in order to get clarification on an answer, or to ask a follow-up question.
Bob Gruett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) 6.6
Based on 2 answers
Satisfied because I didn't have to do it!
Travis Sirmon | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 6.0
Based on 5 answers
SAAS implementation on our end could not be done by TOPdesk due to the fact that they do not offer it. Ask directly from the beginning for support from a SAAS specialist.
Karl Schuele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

I used Salesforce case Management system which is a powerful tool where we can automate many things that we can't do in BMC Remedy. I do suggest to introduce Escalation Management system within BMC remedy so that most of the clients might utilize. I haven't used any other tools which will track the incidents or tickets.
Mallesh Kanakam | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

I entered after the decision was made to implement TOPdesk and do not know if and which other products were considered. To my opinion, there are more products like TOPdesk to be taken into consideration when looking for an incident management / facility management etc. Some have more focus on the facility part, others on incident management (or only have incident management features). One should look well into the current and possible future needs of the organization, and the look and feel of the application, plus the capacity of providing good internal administration, in order to make the right decision. Choosing TOPdesk is not a bad decision in most cases!
Marije Snuverink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Again, always room for improvement, but a very stable product none-the-less.
Travis Sirmon | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

  • Identifying trends quickly is a big deal and gets people back to work quickly.
  • The identifying trends is a big deal but it's useless if you do not have the capability to notify support staff. BMC/Remedy/ITSM has a very reliable notification system and is very customization.
  • The fact that BMC/Remedy/ITSM is customized for every need and is able to create standalone applications, helps ROI.
  • I have seen companies and the government spend millions of dollars on applications for very specify jobs, that BMC/Remedy/ITSM could do by customizing ITSM or creating a standalone Remedy application at a fraction of the cost. Plus there is no need to pay for support for the other application.
Martin Rockwell &quot;Rocky&quot; | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

  • The quickest gain that we realized was reduced cost from our previous solution in terms of service contracts and on-premise infrastructure costs.
  • Additional gains are also found in standard solution management and service disruption notification. We now have a company dashboard that can inform employees about any large or small service issues.
  • Improved reporting has also allowed the department to focus resources where there are greater needs and monitor costs of service.
Jeff Walters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TOPdesk

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.7
TOPdesk
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
9.0
TOPdesk
8.1

Usability

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
6.5
TOPdesk
6.9

Reliability and Availability

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
TOPdesk
7.3

Performance

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
TOPdesk
7.3

Support Rating

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
7.8
TOPdesk
9.1

Implementation Rating

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
6.6
TOPdesk
6.0

Scalability

BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy)
8.0
TOPdesk
7.3

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