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Score 6.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

BMC Track-It!

Track-It! is great for a small-to-medium sized enterprise that has a fairly small IT department but needs far more control of tickets than just email and spreadsheets. It scales well enough as IT departments grow, adding techs is simple enough, as is changing the workflow.A large company would probably be better off with a different solution. The lack of easy customization, and the shortcomings it has in workflow templates (which would be a nightmare for project management) means it won't scale up that far.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

Zendesk is a really good ticketing platform, but if one of your primary goals with a support solution is to better understand and connect with our customers, Zendesk may not be the best solution. The difficulty with getting historical context about the tickets that are submitted, and the lack of a customer profile to really provide real-time insight into how customers feel about their support experience or just overall sentiment about the organization, are a few of the reasons you may want to consider a more robust solution.
Carmen Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

BMC Track-It!
6.4
Zendesk
Software and hardware inventory tracking
BMC Track-It!
6.5
Zendesk
License management
BMC Track-It!
7.1
Zendesk
Asset lifecycle monitoring
BMC Track-It!
7.0
Zendesk
Contract management
BMC Track-It!
5.4
Zendesk
Asset relationship management
BMC Track-It!
6.1
Zendesk

Incident and problem management

BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
7.8
Organize and prioritize service tickets
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
8.1
Expert directory
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
7.4
Subscription-based notifications
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
6.9
ITSM collaboration and documentation
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
7.8
Ticket creation and submission
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
8.5
Ticket response
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
8.2

Self Help Community

BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
7.4
External knowledge base
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
7.5
Internal knowledge base
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
7.2

Multi-Channel Help

BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
8.0
Customer portal
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
7.2
IVR
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
8.2
Social integration
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
8.4
Email support
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
8.0
Help Desk CRM integration
BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
7.9

Pros

BMC Track-It!

  • The software is simple to use. There doesn't seem to be a lot of bells and whistles which could be attractive to some users.
  • It includes email notifications where users are able to respond to an email and it updates the ticket.
  • The system gives you the ability to customize your view so that you only need to see that tickets that are relevant to you or your group.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

  • Customisable ticketing engine - you can specify what fields should be filled on each ticket, if they are mandatory and customise what type of data needs to be entered. This ensures the right data is captured to assist resolve the query. It also means reports can be run from these fields.
  • Reporting and analytics - you can run reports based on the ticket data. This helps you understand what product features need to be improved or added, what new help content needs to be created, if particular macros need to be setup, efficiency of support team and more.
  • Integrations - Zendesk integrates with billing, CRM and other platforms so customer data is available in-app. This information assists the support team give the right information to the customer.
Nikhil George | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BMC Track-It!

  • Care must be taken when configuring automatic replies otherwise you can end up in an endless loop of emails if response goes to another auto-responder. This will cause tickets to automatically be generated with every reply and then it takes a while to clean up the unwanted tickets.
  • The support model is prohibitively expensive if you let support lapse and then need support once again. This is because they expect you to pay for all of the previous versions/years between when you last paid for support and their current version. This means that if there have been 3 versions of the software since you last had support, they expect you to pay for the 3 versions even if you did not use them. This is a primary reason why we are looking at alternative ticketing systems currently.
  • It would be nice to have the ability to selectively kick a user our of a ticket without having to kick them entirely out of the application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

  • They tend to move slowly to integrate new options to the API but overall are pretty responsive.. Understanding the API is a far less used part of their platform as a whole.
  • We were grandfathered into the unlimited light agents.. but I think that access has been limited as of today.
Lou Gallo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BMC Track-It!

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zendesk

Zendesk 10.0
Based on 37 answers
It's the best day-to-day tool for customer care I have used in 16 years of working in the industry.Healthy happy teams get along well with the tool and I know that if I see it in use and being used well I can work with that team.
Forest Basford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BMC Track-It!

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.2
Based on 14 answers
The usability is great, but I do have to be honest and say that I still have a little trouble with the user interface sometimes. I have poor ability to differentiate between similar colors and sometimes if I am not directly in front of my screen I have trouble with the text inputs
Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

BMC Track-It!

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.6
Based on 13 answers
In all the time I have used it, I have only experienced "down-time" with it once, and guess what. It was during a scheduled downtime that i forgot about which was posted at least a month in advance.
Colby Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

BMC Track-It!

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.0
Based on 10 answers
There has been minor performance degradation on a very few days out of the two years I have been using the product.
Taylor Wielage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BMC Track-It!

BMC Track-It! 7.3
Based on 4 answers
I only gave it this rating for the fact that we did not really use their support for much of the time we used the product. The support documentation in the actual program seemed to be lacking, so finding the information via the web or the vendor's site provided more helpful, from a support standpoint. I did notice that the vendor does have a portal where you can manage support cases and also has live phone support and an email option. All of these options are good for any customer that needs good support while using the product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

Zendesk 6.3
Based on 27 answers
Every time I contacted them they were not only very responsive and knowledgable, but always seemed to have a positive upbeat attitude. It probably helps that we did not have significant service outages or sev 1 level issues, but even my lower severity issues were quickly answered. And the positive and upbeat attitude really made things feel comfortable.
Kevin Pearce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

BMC Track-It!

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zendesk

Zendesk 7.9
Based on 9 answers
Zendesk has tons of available material for training - videos, webinars, articles, etc. The only reason this is not a 10 is because it can be hard to figure out how to navigate to these things and find what you are looking for.
Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BMC Track-It!

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zendesk

Zendesk 9.0
Based on 17 answers
If you're looking for a system that can tie all your channels together, allow you to report on just about any metric in regards to customer service, use chat, and build a knowledge base/FAQ all in one, Zendesk is it
Shane Swor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BMC Track-It!

Depending on your organization size, you have to be very particular with the ITSM that you choose. Track-It! does the work we need it to right now. However, we will soon need to use something like Jira in order to become a next-generation service desk.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

We have used HelpSpot for several years prior to the transition to Zendesk. Our biggest gripe was the cost and limitations on what kind of communication channels could be integrated into HelpSpot. Zendesk allows us to have multiple communication channels even for the most basic users and to build on it. With a few changes to the overall system (like better social media support for attachments etc) and inbox enhancements, it can be great.
Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BMC Track-It!

  • We were able to consolidate down to one ticketing system and build it to fit our needs without any extra add ons.
  • Adoption did have some trouble with people trying to manipulate the data entry system to match the reports they wanted. This resulted in some wasted time as the system was reset and those individuals were removed from the implementation team.
  • This was able to eliminate many spreadsheets for tracking project work. This eliminated 'lost' projects and work and kept progress going forward.
  • The built in reporting replaced hours of work creating reports out of spreadsheets and emails.
  • We moved our help documents to their Solutions knowledge base and were able to eliminate a separate wiki server for holding that information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

  • Zendesk can help large and small companies improve their customer service capabilities. Customer service can drive repeat sales, deflect returns, and increase customer satisfaction in measurable ways.
  • Zendesk can be more expensive than alternatives, however it is a more complete product than many alternatives, so the additional features and integration should be weighed against lower cost.
Brendan Farrar-Foley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BMC Track-It!

General

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

BMC Track-It! Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zendesk

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$5*

* per agent

Zendesk Editions & Modules

Edition
Support Essential$51
Zendesk Suite (Support, Guide, Chat, Talk)$891
Support Team$191
Support Professional$491
Support Enterprise$991
Support Elite$1991
Zendesk Duet (Support + Sell CRM - 40% off)$592
  1. per agent, per month
  2. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BMC Track-It!
5.8
Zendesk
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
10.0

Usability

BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
8.2

Reliability and Availability

BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
8.6

Performance

BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
8.0

Support Rating

BMC Track-It!
7.3
Zendesk
6.3

In-Person Training

BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
10.0

Online Training

BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
7.9

Implementation Rating

BMC Track-It!
Zendesk
9.0

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