BMC Software

FootPrints

3.5 / 5 12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Small to Medium sized businesses who would benefit from streamlining and automating their Service Desk and ITSM processes in a fully customizable ITIL verified Service Desk solution.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews
  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 3 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • BMC Software
  • www.bmc.com/
  • Founded 1980
  • United States

About FootPrints

Easy to own, use & extend IT service management for mid-size organizations. Create personalized experiences for your employees to increase their productivity. Admins can quickly configure end-to-end business services for IT and beyond. FootPrints integrates with other systems such as BMC Client Management, Active Directory, SQL Databases & more. Configurable capabilities streamline the automation of service delivery, improving employee satisfaction and IT's reputation with your business users.


FootPrints Features

  • Availability Management
  • Change Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract Management
  • Dashboard
  • Incident Management
  • Problem Management
  • Release Management
  • Self Service Portal

FootPrints Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A complete ITSM solution for Enterprise Companies

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: FootPrints is the ITSM Solution Ferrari, as it may be adapted not only for IT processes but also for any other not IT process such as HR, Legal, Field Services, etc. configuring as many instances or workspace as you need in your organization for every of these processes. Its licensing is adaptable to the customer needs. It also has Mobile and web browser access, Graphical Workflow designer to configure your processes in an easy and fast way.

Cons: For asset management it is necessary the integration with BMC Client Management which means to pay for additional licensing in terms of number of assets and it increase the investment in comparison with other solutions that has asset management included.

A Fully Loaded HelpDesk That Poorly Brings Everything Together

Mar 20, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has tons of functionality and features, many of which we never even got a chance to delve into setting up for production.

Cons: Building the help desk out is a nightmare due to the way that Footprints maps everything. Instead of something that should have been quick and simple, like you find in Solarwinds help desk utility, Footprints manages to make it drawn out and difficult

Heavy Use at Wrok

Feb 01, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It functions and allows for a lot of customization. We are using a slightly older version. But being a member of multiple assignee groups is helpful. Assigning different teams as they are needed to a ticket while keeping yourself on is helpful in monitoring the problems completion.

Cons: Dated interface. Slow to respond at times. The need for Java to be installed, but no real use for it. The extra cost of a mobile interface, no mobile app.

Version 12 has been the most painful experience in my IT career

Nov 29, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There is very little to like about this product. Ii guess if i had to pick one thing it would be i like the color scheme.

Cons: Support is horrible, there are only a couple (literally two at the time of this review) senior support staff that have any knowledge about this product. The API does not work consistently. Random business rules stop working after a publish and supports only answer is to recreate the rules. We have consistent deadlock errors on the database, we have tracked it down to the table that contains ALL of the relationships for every item in the system. Support says they are looking at it, but we have seen this for about a year now and there is no resolution as of yet. If you don't believe my review, check the BMC communities and look at the idea section for footprints. You will find scads of suggestions about returning out of the box functionality that were in older versions of FP that is missing in v.12.x.

The migration was extremely painful it consisted of rebuilding everything from the start and the finished product is in such a bad state that the suggestion about what it would take to go back to version 9 has been discussed. it is not about bad logic in the rules, because when they work, it works. you just don't know what you will have after you publish. BMC needs to rethink what they did to the FP product.

Vendor Response

by BMC Software on January 23, 2018

Thank you for sharing this feedback. If you ever have an issue with our support team, please ask to speak to management immediately so we can address it. Our support team has consistently high satisfaction ratings so the experience you describe is not typical nor something we would be happy with. As for the product issues, during a recent visit by one of our partners to your site, we were able to join and conduct an in-depth analysis of your setup. During that evaluation we identified a number of configuration issues and based on those findings we provided several recommendations that your team is in the process of implementing. We are confident that when this is completed you will have a much improved situation. Please reach out to us directly once the work is completed and we will continue to work with you and your team until you are satisfied.

I am the Footprints admin and part of the set up/customization team for our company

Aug 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Customization and the ability to have different work spaces or containers. Different work spaces allow multiple teams to have their own ticketing space.

Support team is great

Cons: Opening a ticket via phone - the first group you speak with is out sourced and they don't always comprehend English well

For over 3 years, I have administrated multiple BMC FootPrints Service Core workspaces.

Aug 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Footprints has become one of the most important software packages many departments in the company use. What I like most is how the workspaces can be adapted to suit the needs for any department. We started using it for IT help desks, which is our most complex workspaces, but we keep identifying other departments in need of a new workspace for various needs. For example, several departments used to keep track of requests in emails and track requests on shared Excel workbooks. Service Core provides a workspace to receive, store, provide trackable accountability, report, and develop workflow previously unavailable for incidents handled by each department. The abilities of Service Core has improved processes for every department we have implemented.

Cons: While the software almost always accomplishes desired workflow for new tasks, I sometimes have to come up with a workaround to accomplish the desired advanced workflow. On the positive side, Service Core is flexible to allow manipulation of the workspace to allow workarounds when necessary.

Overall: FootPrints Service Core is a robust tool that improves efficiency for many departments at O'Reilly Auto with at current total of 22 workspaces. Almost on a daily basis, processes are improved using capabilities FootPrints Service Core offers. The efficiency gains helps the corporate departments accomplish more in less time with streamlined processes. This helps the company save money on payroll for additional corporate employees even though several additional stores are opened each day. We don't have to hire as many people on the corporate level to keep up with the store growth due to the improvements of processes related to this software.

Footprints is a great tool that helps us track interactions with our clients.

Jun 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like being able to do searches on previous calls. Working support, it is invaluable to be able to look at previous solutions to aid in today's issues.

Cons: Sometimes the fields get out of index and I see the wrong data in the fields. I can delete the ticket and start a new one to correct the problem.

Footprints 12 was a big step backwards. The interface is much more complex to learn

May 16, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I liked Version 11 with five stars but they are dropping support next June 2018. The Escalations that automate processes was also very nice. System was very easy to use and was easy to navigate. All the bells and whistles that automated processes was extremely beneficial for our company. I was really pleased with this product.

Cons: We were pushed into a new version that is basically a shell and you have to create most processes that are pre-built in other products. What was BMC thinking? Up to this version I have always had a great experience. They took away several features that are going to cause us a lot of work, no quick descriptions and no quick actions which was one of the reasons we bought this product. I think their level 1 desk is in India they only take ticket info. What happened to supporting the USA economy?

Vendor Response

by BMC Software on June 07, 2017

Hi Debra, it sounds like there has been a miscommunication or misunderstanding here. FootPrints 11 Support We have no plans to end support for FootPrints 11. It is still fully supported. There are also no plans to force anyone to move to FootPrints 12. Tech Support To better support our global customer base, we added capacity in the US, UK, Mexico & India as well as a global triage center to ensure that everyone is served effectively, especially those with severity 1 issues who are routed to the front of the queue during triage. Configuration FootPrints 12 is more powerful & customizable than ever before & includes many automation features. Most customers use FootPrints as their Service Desk & it includes built-in templates for this. If you dont mind, we will follow up with you directly to get more clarity on the support issues and to provide help with configuration.

Footprints

Feb 22, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Portal to review assigned tickets

Cons: Hangs to update

Overall: Great experience for ticketing system, easy to log and update tickets and assign to groups and individuals

Recommendations to other buyers: Good for ticketing

Footprints

Jan 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Footprints allows us to track our support tickets and aids in providing quality support to our clients.

Automated CLM Solution

Nov 03, 2016
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: BMC's CLM gave our support staff the ability to quickly and easily stand up servers to provide the best support we could to our customers.

Footprints

Oct 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I work with footprints to track and report on my interactions with clients. It has proven to be an invaluable tool in my office.