BMC Helix Remedyforce vs. Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BMC Helix Remedyforce
Score 5.1 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
Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Splunk supports IT operations analytics with the Splunk IT Service Intelligence premium offering, a software application available to subscribers to Splunk Cloud or Splunk Enterprise log analytics and SIEM platforms.N/A
Pricing
BMC Helix RemedyforceSplunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Editions & Modules
BMC Helix Remedyforce
$67.90
per user/per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BMC Helix RemedyforceSplunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
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 RemedyforceSplunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
BMC Helix Remedyforce
7.7
7 Ratings
7% below category average
Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
-
Ratings
Organize and prioritize service tickets9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Expert directory6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Service restoration9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service tools7.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications6.06 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards8.07 Ratings00 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
Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
-
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
Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
-
Ratings
Change requests repository9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Change calendar9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Service-level management9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BMC Helix RemedyforceSplunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(12 ratings)
8.9
(26 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.5
(4 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BMC Helix RemedyforceSplunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
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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Splunk
Splunk ITSI is a great tool (and toolbox) for combining together numerous and varied monitoring regimes to bring more holistic analysis and reduce alert fatigue. By leveraging the Splunk ITSI service and KPI modeling regime, ecosystem telemetry can be turned into a more reliable, clearer, high-level perspective on the current state of your components and services.
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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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Splunk
  • Monitor hundreds of IT services by continuously tracking thousands of KPIs in a scalable way.
  • Quickly identify problem areas by a combination of default visualizations and ability to create custom dashboards.
  • Extremely configurable to effectively monitor nearly any KPI imaginable from Splunk.
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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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Splunk
  • ITSI really needs a robust splunk log ingestion infrastructure at its core
  • ITSI requires a great engineering team to build out the automated discovery and topology
  • Unless you use an API to build the topology, the view can quickly become static
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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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Splunk
We have replaced our monitoring platform with Splunk & ITSI, and with the success, it's seen at our organization thus far we would be hard-pressed to pivot to another tool. Frankly, our business partners and application teams love Splunk & ITSI.
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Support Rating
BMC Software Inc.
They care about your success.
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Splunk
During POC, pre-planning, and implementation, we have had interactions with numerous folks at Splunk. Everyone from sales & engineering to markets analysts to specific IT component SMEs, and a small professional services engagement to get started. They have all been exceptionally helpful and go above and beyond the call of duty. They actively reach out to ensure success is being realized and find ways to help proactively, instead of having to simply open support cases with the vendor.
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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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Splunk
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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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Splunk
Splunk has raised itself as a platform not just as a tool unlike other products in the market. If I talk about Moogsoft it also has similar capabilities but Splunk ITSI has more visibility and its GUI is making a different impact on the users. ServiceNow and Splunk are equally capable products however Splunk seems to have more tech-savvy people tools than ServiceNow.
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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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Splunk
  • Splunk ITSI has reduced the number of alerts exposed to our Network Operations Center by 100x while increasing the context around outages.
  • Splunk ITSI has increased the accuracy of our incident detection by leveraging the Event Analytics system to weigh the behavior of the many characteristics of each component together instead of independently.
  • Splunk ITSI has reduced our incident MTTR (mean time to restore) by detecting issues faster, presenting them more clearly, and surfacing the salient details about the underlying issue.
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