BMC Helix Remedyforce vs. eStreamDesk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BMC Helix Remedyforce
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
BMC Helix Remedyforce is a cloud-delivered SaaS solution for IT Helpdesk and Ticketing Management.
$67.90
per user/per month
eStreamDesk
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
eStreamDesk is a flexible helpdesk platform that enables support staff to easily manage many requests from multiple services.N/A
Pricing
BMC Helix RemedyforceeStreamDesk
Editions & Modules
BMC Helix Remedyforce
$67.90
per user/per month
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BMC Helix RemedyforceeStreamDesk
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll accounts start as 30 days free trial and continue as free or pay as you go plans. There are no sign up fees or long term contracts and no upfront costs. You pay only for what you use and you can change or cancel your plan any time.
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Features
BMC Helix RemedyforceeStreamDesk
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix Remedyforce
7.7
7 Ratings
5% below category average
eStreamDesk
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets9.07 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Expert directory6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Service restoration9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service tools7.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications6.06 Ratings10.01 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix Remedyforce
8.0
7 Ratings
2% below category average
eStreamDesk
-
Ratings
Configuration mangement9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset management dashboard9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix Remedyforce
9.0
7 Ratings
7% above category average
eStreamDesk
-
Ratings
Change requests repository9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Change calendar9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Service-level management9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix Remedyforce
-
Ratings
eStreamDesk
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BMC Helix RemedyforceeStreamDesk
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(12 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.5
(4 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BMC Helix RemedyforceeStreamDesk
Likelihood to Recommend
BMC Software Inc.
[BMC Helix Remedyforce] is probably best suited for an MSP who needs to keep multiple clients separated. If you were an internal IT department I think the additional features it has would be lost. When dealing with an MSP who needs to know what software and what issues have effected specific clients it is very well suited to do that.
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eStreamDesk
The application's simplistic approach to Web-based helpdesk management makes it simple to use. It avoids unnecessary functionality and has a simple, clear user interface. The only features that are really helpful to businesses are hosted on the platform. This is of great help in minimizing workload, especially if you meant to use it for customer requests.
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Pros
BMC Software Inc.
  • An admin user is able to quickly create a request definition with all of its components from one screen. We use to have to go to the 7 or 8 different screens to create each piece of the request definition.
  • Ability to update multiple Incidents/Service Requests at once with the update button. This allows essentially an inline edit functionality within Remedyforce.
  • Change management schedule is a great feature as well to be able to see how changes align and what there expected start dates/times are.
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eStreamDesk
  • It is very easy to implement in small and medium enterprises.
  • The rules engine is simple and effective.
  • 100% usable right out of the box.
  • API simple and functional integration.
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Cons
BMC Software Inc.
  • The ability to monitor/regulate the volume of tickets when you integrate with your monitoring software. We have so many items that trigger alerts, creating a ticket for each is somewhat overwhelming. Would like to be able to better control when an incident should be created.
  • Being able to report on Service requests and tasks together would be nice. Right now I have to do it separately as they are in different buckets, so to speak.
  • Remedy console is an improvement from where it started but can still be a cleaner interface for a tech to be able to work out of for their day to day work.
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eStreamDesk
  • No complaints - it does what it is expected to do at a very reasonable price.
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Likelihood to Renew
BMC Software Inc.
The total amount of time spent from installation to configuration for a minimal ticketing system was 2 hours. Maintenance and customization for the application can be completed with a great amount of ease. In addition having a customer portal is an added benefit that pays for itself
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eStreamDesk
No complaints at all. Great cost. eStreamDesk does the job.
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Support Rating
BMC Software Inc.
They care about your success.
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eStreamDesk
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Implementation Rating
BMC Software Inc.
Learning industry best practices or gaining insight on them from either BMC or an implementation partner would have saved some headaches we faced after roll-out.
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eStreamDesk
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
BMC Software Inc.
I previously worked with tools like Service Manager which were difficult to configure, administer and maintain. The support options were very limited. Remedyforce has local US support, dedicated reps, and a more developed infrastructure to work from to support an organization. This runs on the Salesforce platform so worrying about server failures and unscheduled outages was no longer going to be an issue for us. Self service, knowledge base, and change control were just a few highly utilized features that helped employees support themselves and automate very manual processes.
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eStreamDesk
I tried several open source tools. The relationship between product quality and effort to set up open source tools, and the acquisition of a server, favor eStreamDesk. The US price is $7 a month per agent. It is perfectly translated into Spanish.
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Return on Investment
BMC Software Inc.
  • Remedyforce has allowed us to eliminate other solutions that provided similar features. By now using one true ITSM we have been able to save money which in higher education is always a concern.
  • The reports and dashboards allow for a birds-eye view of our daily operations and provide managers and executives the information they need to make important cost saving decisions.
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eStreamDesk
No answers on this topic
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