BMC Helix Remedyforce vs. SysAid

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
SysAid
Score 8.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
SysAid is presented as comprehensive ITSM platform with generative AI baked into every element of service management. With a fully conversational experience wrapped into the UI, SysAid aims to empower organizations to unleash their full potential for productivity.N/A
Pricing
BMC Helix RemedyforceSysAid
Editions & Modules
BMC Helix Remedyforce
$67.90
per user/per month
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BMC Helix RemedyforceSysAid
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional DetailsSysAid Copilot is available as an add-on for any plan. It bakes generative AI into every aspect of service management.
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Community Pulse
BMC Helix RemedyforceSysAid
Considered Both Products
BMC Helix Remedyforce
Chose BMC Helix Remedyforce
Remedyforce had the most features of any ITSM we reviewed and was the most cost effective. This was the driving force in deciding to purchase the product.
SysAid

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BMC Helix RemedyforceSysAid
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
SysAid
8.3
154 Ratings
1% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets9.07 Ratings8.7154 Ratings
Expert directory6.05 Ratings8.0123 Ratings
Service restoration9.07 Ratings7.9106 Ratings
Self-service tools7.95 Ratings8.7148 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications6.06 Ratings7.8110 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation8.07 Ratings8.7123 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards8.07 Ratings8.7132 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
SysAid
8.2
135 Ratings
1% below category average
Configuration mangement9.07 Ratings8.0126 Ratings
Asset management dashboard9.05 Ratings8.4132 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement6.03 Ratings8.189 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
SysAid
8.4
123 Ratings
0% below category average
Change requests repository9.07 Ratings8.7114 Ratings
Change calendar9.07 Ratings7.894 Ratings
Service-level management9.07 Ratings8.8116 Ratings
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User Ratings
BMC Helix RemedyforceSysAid
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(12 ratings)
8.7
(156 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.5
(4 ratings)
9.1
(15 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(41 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(51 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(13 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.2
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(8 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BMC Helix RemedyforceSysAid
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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SysAid Technologies
SysAid has been great in our management of handling tickets within our Helpdesk but has also allowed us to include other departments. Having work flows has helped us with onboarding and setting up approval process for phones and computers, along with auto prompting end user with additional required info for requests and incidents minimizing the back and forth communication for basic info.
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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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SysAid Technologies
  • Email integration. End-users can interact with the ticketing system exclusively through email, and admins can message exclusively within a ticket. All communications are linked directly to user accounts including SysAid admin accounts.
  • Ticket management is very customizable. You can add categories, statuses, action and communication automation, ticket sorting, and much more.
  • knowledge base links directly to tickets, so repeat issues are easy to solve.
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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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SysAid Technologies
  • There are still issues with how well the cloud version of SysAid performs. It can be slow at times. It can be offline every so often (very rarely).
  • There is a lot to learn with this solution so reaching out to their Support is crucial.
  • Cost. This is not the cheapest solution and cost is not an issue for us, but it might be for some companies. I think it is very reasonably priced and you get what you pay for.
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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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SysAid Technologies
Having personally used SysAid for the past 10 years or so, when it was still in its infancy, the trajectory of its improvement and the pricing, there is no doubt that it will be soon an overall market leader, because whilst there other services with options that SysAid doesn't have or haven't mastered, they come at [an] eye-watering price, and in my comparison, for up to 300% more.
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Usability
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
SysAid is easy to use and configure. There are some technical components to the configuration, but their implementation of the SysAid system allows for easy self-service. There was only one time that SysAid could not provide a solution to my direct need. We quickly found a workaround. The issue was integration with Microsoft Office 365 when it was first released. The connection between SysAid and Outlook was problematic. It was not long before SysAid had resolved the issue and provided that integration.
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Reliability and Availability
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
Ha habido pocas veces que no ha estado disponible pero siempre avisan con antelación cuando el servicio no estará activo por una situación controlada
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Performance
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
No, In my company it is integrated with the Control-M and when ever we receive any incident of the control M console, we receive a ticket at the same time on SysAid
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Support Rating
BMC Software Inc.
They care about your success.
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SysAid Technologies
I have had nothing but positive experiences working with the SysAid support team. There are multiple pathways to request and receive support, which are all connected with each other. I get an efficient and effective response most of the time and when there is not immediately a good answer, they create a support request to follow up for resolution.
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In-Person Training
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
My team was greatly assisted and trained well. Despite the time zone difference the trainer made every effort to be available during times that were suitable for us and the assistance and help offered was extremely appreciated by my team. A wonderful experience by the team.
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Online Training
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
Training was well structure and delivered. Questions were thoroughly answered and any issues we had were provided with support and help.
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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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SysAid Technologies
In the initial stage we implement separate SysAid servers for head and branch offices. When we managed to link up our offices via point to point VPN, we manage to console them into one server. All the assets and devices on branch office were divert back to the server in head office
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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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SysAid Technologies
SysAid, compared to other helpdesk software, was reasonably cost-effective; they provided seamless integrations and were willing to redesign the software to meet our needs. One of their current features that is winning with my organization is the SysAid bot. This is a great idea, and we hope that in the future, we will be able to customize this to our organization's needs.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
When we purchase it, the plans were different and mainly we acquired lifetime licenses. in the past year, we migrated to the cloud version. In both cases, the pricing structure was accurate, although they could provide some extra flexibility to pay for exactly what we need in the business.
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Scalability
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
Le doy esta calificación porque los módulos que contiene se pueden usar para casi cualquier departamento, tanto gestión de tickets como inventarios de equipos, hemos utilizado una versión gratuita en Ingeniería para gestionar sus tiempos en las tareas asignadas, es lo único que utilizan pero podrían usar fácilmente el módulo de inventario para su herramienta y el módulo de proyectos también
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Professional Services
BMC Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
Professional services is just that professional, i have had the opportunity to use this service on several occasions, a technical issue comes up, i made an appointment for one hour and i am contacted at the required time, the representative that hold of my system and goes through the problem while i look on so its also a learning process
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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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SysAid Technologies
  • How easy it is to configure the app to our existing ITIL process. The ability to pick what services we would like to have as well as the ability to integrate using API as well as the marketplace.
  • Intuitive interface. Integration to Outlook. Easy reporting.
  • It has a very user-friendly interface and effective management capabilities.
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