BMC Helix Remedyforce vs. SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BMC Helix Remedyforce
Score 5.2 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
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds Web Help Desk is ticketing and IT asset management software. It is designed to simplify help desk management. This solution includes built-in ticketing management, asset management, change management, and knowledge base capabilities.N/A
Pricing
BMC Helix RemedyforceSolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Editions & Modules
BMC Helix Remedyforce
$67.90
per user/per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BMC Helix RemedyforceSolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BMC Helix RemedyforceSolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix Remedyforce
7.7
7 Ratings
6% below category average
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.8
19 Ratings
20% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets9.07 Ratings9.819 Ratings
Expert directory6.05 Ratings10.013 Ratings
Service restoration9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service tools7.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications6.06 Ratings9.817 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation8.07 Ratings9.014 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings9.89 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings9.99 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix Remedyforce
8.0
7 Ratings
3% below category average
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
-
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
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
-
Ratings
Change requests repository9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Change calendar9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Service-level management9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix Remedyforce
-
Ratings
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.4
8 Ratings
17% above category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings9.46 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings9.48 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix Remedyforce
-
Ratings
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.4
9 Ratings
17% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings9.78 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings9.89 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
BMC Helix RemedyforceSolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(12 ratings)
8.4
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.5
(4 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BMC Helix RemedyforceSolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
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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SolarWinds
SolarWinds WHD is well suited if you have a limited budget, as it costs less than many help desk software packages that are more full featured and modern in their design. It is not well suited to an environment where you want to manage inventory, users, purchases and tickets all in one package. It has an asset feature that we don't use but that looks quite limited. We track our assets and users separately from this.
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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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SolarWinds
  • Customized reporting allows us to track our service and support better, and find where we need improvements. This allows us to constantly upgrade our service levels and keep the customers happy.
  • Detailed tracking and response to the end users have led to quicker remediation of tickets. We are able to see where we need a better response or where to add additional resources for support.
  • Overall metrics allow us to staff properly for our tickets by location and remote users.
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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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SolarWinds
  • Because of AD integration, users sometimes try logging in with their email address and not AD credentials. The user then calls stating they can't put a ticket in, it would be nice if there was a method of matching the AD Email field with a login.
  • Setting up new techs with the building they are responsible for can be a little messy
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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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SolarWinds
We are definitely going to be sticking with Web Help Desk for the foreseeable future since the product is very inexpensive for the features that it provides, the integration that it has with our existing systems, and the ease for managing users, assets, locations, and tickets. Web Help Desk is a great product that is backed by even better support, which is well worth looking into if you are considering moving to a new ticketing system.
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Usability
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
The system has time and time again proven to be much easier to use and setup for both technicians and end users. It is simple enough to enter a ticket for end users, and even easier to communicate with logging back and forth because you can reply to the ticket emails to enter comments on the tickets. The technician side is a little clunky at first, but after looking at it for a few minutes it's very clear to see what you need to do to accomplish the goals. The mobile interface is snappy and responsive. It's a great product overall.
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Support Rating
BMC Software Inc.
They care about your success.
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SolarWinds
SolarWinds is a great customizable and affordable ticketing system. We use SolarWinds Web Help Desk for IT and Software
Development trouble ticket tracking and resolution. The reporting that
SolarWinds provides is great since it helps us discover problem areas and fix
those areas so they don't keep reoccurring
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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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SolarWinds
Take the time to roll out a test VM to configure and make changes to before doing a live deployment, this way you don't end up with a VM that has been tweaked and re-tweaked until it's perfect and instead end up with a final, polished product. I would also recommend taking the time to read through the support forums for figuring out minor issues that may pop up, chances are that you aren't going to be the first one to encounter them. When all is said and done, SolarWinds Support is VERY responsive and you shouldn't hesitate to contact them.
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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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SolarWinds
Web Help Desk is definitely lacking in the UI/UX department compared to most other ticketing systems I have used int he past. It's very utilitarian; however, what it lacks in UI it makes up for in extensibility and customization. The main issue that the developers need to address is the use of a Web Objects back-end.
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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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SolarWinds
  • Amazing impact on our Organization, we are much more organized since we implemented SolarWinds Web Help Desk
  • The ROI is in the statistics! The application cost pennies to run compared to what the product will do for your organization.
  • I challenge you to find a better product for the price!
  • Our documentation has improved since we implemented SolarWinds Web Help Desk
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