BMC Track-It! is Great for Small Business
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 31, 2019

BMC Track-It! is Great for Small Business

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BMC Track-It!

I use BMC Track-It! as our company's help desk ticketing system and for asset tracking. Every employee in our organization submits tickets through Track-It, and we in IT then use it to manage the work required for their needs. It also keeps a database of all the machines on the network as we add or remove assets. All of this addresses the business need for an efficient IT department that can triage and respond to issues appropriately.
  • Ticketing: This is the primary function of Track-It for us and it does it fairly well. Users log on to a portal and enter the data we've set as required for all tickets. We did require some customization to force them to include their managers, but everything else works right out of the box. It allows users to set priorities, enter a summary, the type of issue (network, software, &c.), and then a detailed description. They can also attach files or screenshots. Tickets auto-assign to technicians based on work role.
  • Asset Tracking: The other important element for us is keeping an inventory of all the PCs and servers we have throughout our enterprise. This actually ties into the ticketing system, as well, as it lists the asset the user is having an issue with. For example, if a user puts in a ticket that their PC needs a piece of software installed, the asset tracking system is configured to add the name of their PC automatically. This can be changed in case the ticket is about a different asset, too.
  • Workflow: Like any ticketing system should, BMC Track-It helps us with our ticketing and project workflow. We can pass tickets around to other techs, either because of a particular skillset or for escalation. Notes, attachments, and ticket history help us keep track.
  • Multiple Techs: It would be nice if there was a way for multiple techs to be assigned instead of having to pass the ticket off and hoping it gets done. Sometimes, this makes it tough to follow up or to make sure the end user is being taken care of.
  • Templates: There is a ticket template system, but it is not very robust. In fact, it's fairly useless, at least for our business. It's clunky and cumbersome. While you can set up separate tickets that tie into a template (say, for a new user, where different techs have different pieces to take care of), in order to do that, the template has to be manually applied, and each sub ticket manually created with all the info from the parent ticket re-entered manually. Every. time.
  • Integration: Track-It does not integrate well with any other software. It only has IMAP and POP3 for email, so no direct tie into Exchange. There's no way to tie in softphone features or chat integration (for example with Cisco Jabber). This may not be a major issue, but there are definitely competitive products that do this.
  • BMC Track-It definitely makes our jobs in IT support more efficient. It's much easier to use a ticket than a simple e-mail, which can get lost in the shuffle.
  • The asset management piece also helps us be more efficient, keeping track of PCs, their software, and licensing.
  • Workflow management could be better. We often have to track down where a ticket is, which technician has it when it's moved from one tech to another. Our new user procedure ends up very clunky because everyone in our department has to touch the ticket once, but only one at a time, and there's no real way to oversee its progress.
ConnectWise was far more robust with a lot more customization, project management features, templates, and documentation. It tied into other software that we needed to do our jobs. The interface was cleaner, the software was faster, and users had an easier time. Oversight was also much better.

That said, it was also far more expensive, and it was developed more for managed service providers and large companies than smaller enterprises like ours.
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.

BMC Track-It! Feature Ratings

Software and hardware inventory tracking
9
License management
9
Asset lifecycle monitoring
9
Contract management
Not Rated
Asset relationship management
Not Rated