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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BMC Helix Remedyforce

This product came with a lot of great functionality right out of the box. It served the needs of a 500+ organization in the U.S. well but required a significant amount of additional time for planning and configuration to properly implement for a global roll out. Much of this time though is not at the fault of BMC, but with planning support strategies and how teams will globally work with one another and share information
Rich Beliveau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

It could work well as a service desk ticketing system. It is great at building out and managing a specific workflow. Using the workflow Jira can be used to manage any number of development type projects. This allows you to be strict on the steps being followed in development while turning over the management of that process to the developers. That allows for fewer hands-on project management and allows for more of an Agile approach where you focus on impediments and removing roadblocks. It's also a great tool for managers to be able to see everything that is going on without reading through hundreds of emails. Additionally, managers can quickly dive into issues and see the full history of what has gone on with a particular ticket.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

BMC Helix Remedyforce
6.3
Jira Service Desk
8.9
Organize and prioritize service tickets
BMC Helix Remedyforce
6.0
Jira Service Desk
8.9
Expert directory
BMC Helix Remedyforce
5.0
Jira Service Desk
9.0
Service restoration
BMC Helix Remedyforce
5.0
Jira Service Desk
9.5
Self-service tools
BMC Helix Remedyforce
7.9
Jira Service Desk
8.2
Subscription-based notifications
BMC Helix Remedyforce
6.0
Jira Service Desk
10.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
BMC Helix Remedyforce
6.0
Jira Service Desk
8.1
ITSM reports and dashboards
BMC Helix Remedyforce
8.0
Jira Service Desk
8.3

ITSM asset management

BMC Helix Remedyforce
7.3
Jira Service Desk
10.0
Configuration mangement
BMC Helix Remedyforce
8.0
Jira Service Desk
10.0
Asset management dashboard
BMC Helix Remedyforce
8.0
Jira Service Desk
10.0
Policy and contract enforcement
BMC Helix Remedyforce
6.0
Jira Service Desk
10.0

Change management

BMC Helix Remedyforce
7.0
Jira Service Desk
7.6
Change requests repository
BMC Helix Remedyforce
7.0
Jira Service Desk
8.0
Change calendar
BMC Helix Remedyforce
7.0
Jira Service Desk
6.5
Service-level management
BMC Helix Remedyforce
7.0
Jira Service Desk
8.3

Pros

BMC Helix Remedyforce

  • 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.
Michael Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

  • Highly configurable Notification Scheme, allowing free customization on who receives notifications and when
  • Ability to add extra features through the highly diverse Atlassian Marketplace.
  • Simple and highly customizable ticket interface. The Software can be almost completely branded in every aspect to represent your organization.
  • Integration with Jira Software allows support tickets to be moved into other Log Term projects as necessary.
Gary Smolyak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BMC Helix Remedyforce

  • 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.
Pauline Mulvey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

  • Some of the built-in functions and workflows are surprisingly limited given the fact that you can customize a lot with JQL. These limited areas do not allow you to use JQL. For instance, the built-in notifications are lacking. They have one that is great-- "notify on critical ticket creation"-- EXCEPT that it does not allow you to notify a group or anything, only individual users.
  • The ticket interface is a little odd for agents. Changing the status is not a simple drop down from unassigned to open to in progress to pending, etc. There are a couple of tabs ("investigate", "pending", "workflow") where you can change the status in different ways. Maybe I am just not used to this way of doing it, but I feel like it could be simplified.
  • It can get complicated deleting/changing some of the out-of-the-box fields and rules, because you never know what will break workflows or other automated/built-in features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BMC Helix Remedyforce

BMC Helix Remedyforce 7.5
Based on 4 answers
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
Joseph Bettio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

Jira Service Desk 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I give it this rating because one has to be a creator or a master of tool before he renews it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BMC Helix Remedyforce

BMC Helix Remedyforce 8.0
Based on 1 answer
They care about your success.
Phil Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

Jira Service Desk 8.5
Based on 24 answers
I have not used the technical support from Atlassian. In terms of online help and resources, they are a bit limited thus making it more of a challenge to troubleshoot issues and learn more functionality. There aren't a lot of resources available on the Atlassian site besides developer documents. It would be nice to have a blog or forum where users can get the help they need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BMC Helix Remedyforce

BMC Helix Remedyforce 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Phil Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BMC Helix Remedyforce

We chose Remedyforce primarily because of what it had to offer (even in its infant stage) and because it was leveraging a platform that we were very familiar with (Salesforce). We had evaluated similar products AFTER the purchase and it made us realize that we definitely made a wise decision.In the past 3 years, I have seen several other ITSM tools and they do not come close to what BMC have created with RemedyForce.
Mike Leveiller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

Before JIRA, I used Basecamp to track all projects. We did not have a "ticketing system", but Basecamp served to track any open issues that we needed to be worked on. This was not very effective as Basecamp is not made for this purpose. Switching over to JIRA has been a much better experience. Tickets are not lost, there is accountability across the team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BMC Helix Remedyforce

  • 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.
Robert Rose | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

  • We would not be very organized as a software company without using JIRA and it would in turn reflect negatively across the entire studio and the products that we release.
  • Almost everyone in our company uses JIRA in one way or another from developers to testers to marketing and every team in between.
  • The only time I have witnessed that JIRA has a negative effect on our objectives is if they suffer a major failure on their part and JIRA is not accessable or usable for a length of time. Thankfully in over 3 years of using JIRA this has only occurred a handful of times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BMC Helix Remedyforce

General

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

BMC Helix Remedyforce Editions & Modules

Edition
Pricing60.001
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details

Jira Service Desk

General

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

Jira Service Desk Editions & Modules

Edition
Small Teams$101
Growing teams$202
Large teamsDiscount3
  1. per agent for up to 3 agents
  2. per agent per month for 4-15 agents
  3. per agent for 16+ agents
Additional Pricing Details
View the pricing calculator for 16+ agents here: https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/service-desk/pricing/upcoming#pricing-calculator

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BMC Helix Remedyforce
6.0
Jira Service Desk
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

BMC Helix Remedyforce
7.5
Jira Service Desk
10.0

Support Rating

BMC Helix Remedyforce
8.0
Jira Service Desk
8.5

Implementation Rating

BMC Helix Remedyforce
7.0
Jira Service Desk

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