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This topic provides information that supplements the BMC Digital Workplace  documentation.

Frequently asked questions about  BMC Digital Workplace  

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about  BMC Digital Workplace .

BMC Digital Workplace includes mobile and desktop client applications that enable employees to interact with their IT and HR departments efficiently and "in the moment." You can find details about BMC Digital Workplace capabilities in Use cases. BMC Digital Workplace Catalog provides web-based administration of the next-generation service catalog.  BMC Digital Workplace Catalog aggregates service catalogs from different sources and orchestrates fulfillment of service requests. For more information, see Creating and managing the service catalog.

BMC Digital Workplace is aimed at consumers of IT or other services, while BMC Remedy IT Service Management (ITSM) is aimed at staff members delivering or supporting IT or other services. Both BMC Digital Workplace and BMC Remedy ITSM offer mobility UI options. For BMC Remedy ITSM, mobility was, in the past, delivered via BMC Mobility products, but it is now delivered via BMC Remedy with Smart IT.

BMC Digital Workplace is aimed at consumers of IT or other services. Remedy with Smart IT is the new user experience for BMC Remedy ITSM, which is aimed at staff members delivering or supporting IT or other services. Both of them share the same installer and technology infrastructure, but the solutions can be enabled and used independently. For best results in service management, the use of both components is recommended. BMC Digital Workplace has specific user licenses, whereas Smart IT is licensed via standard BMC Remedy ITSM user licenses.

You have a number of options to change the terminology, to rebrand BMC Digital Workplace , and to customize icons. For details, see:

You can, as an administrator, manually update the status of any asset. "Down" printers are shown as red icons, for example, instead of green. Future releases will automatically update status icons of assets on maps.

This is by design. Only requests with Open status are displayed on the Request Timeline.  If a request has been set to cancel or closed, they are removed from the Requests view. To view additional requests, click the filter icon and select additional status values.

The email conversation between support staff and an end user is not stored in the BMC Digital Workplace activity feed history. These conversations are stored only in fulfillment records such as incidents and work orders. 

  Turning off location service affects the positioning on any of the relevant screens (your locations, nearest locations, and their distance).

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For information about which clients and consoles are localized, see Supported languages and locales. For more information about localizing content in BMC Digital Workplace , see the Localizing titles and messages.

No, BMC Digital Workplace does not replace BMC Service Request Management. Instead, it adds value to the solution. BMC Service Request Management comprises a service catalog to publish services, a workflow engine to process requests, and a self-service portal to request services. BMC Digital Workplace replaces the current self-service portal, which customers can still access if they choose to.If you use BMC Digital Workplace Catalog, instead of fulfilling service requests directly through BMC Service Request Management, you can fulfill service requests through BMC Digital Workplace Catalog workflow. This workflow calls BMC Service Request Management activities.

No, it is not. As explained in Adding assets, BMC Digital Workplace is not integrated to update BMC Atrium CMDB.

One set of users can use BMC Digital Workplace , and another set can use BMC Service Request Management, which is comprised of a service catalog to publish services, a workflow engine to process requests, and a self-service portal to request services. You can configure BMC Digital Workplace to use the same service request definitions (SRDs).

As of today, your users can use the BMC Service Request Management self-service portal and BMC Digital Workplace . However, you can replace the self-service portal with BMC Digital Workplace .

Anyone accessing BMC Digital Workplace requires a People profile with a minimum of a Read license and a Remedy Login ID.

One. Only BMC Remedy Incident Management uses the floating license. BMC Digital Workplace does not have floating licenses.

No, BMC Digital Workplace supports Microsoft Exchange only.

No, BMC Digital Workplace does not check for licenses. However, you can run a report to review usage, as described in Reviewing active users.

No. Installing a bundled JRE is a prerequisite that you must fulfill before installing BMC Digital Workplace . For more information, see Installing BMC Digital Workplace.

BMC Digital Workplace is multitenant capable. The application code and the data that powers the application are shared between tenant instances. However, all customer data is stored separately for each tenant.

No. You can only install the BMC Digital Workplace Catalog on a Linux server.

The iOS and Android mobile clients packaged with this release contain the features released with  BMC Digital Workplace  18.08, and also include defects fixes available with the BMC Digital Workplace 18.11 Universal Client. However, the features released in BMC Digital Workplace 18.11 are not available for use on the mobile clients. The native mobile clients will be deprecated in the next release, and replaced with a new mobile client user interface.

Mobile applications will not be supported after the 18.11 release. On a mobile device you will be able to open the BMC Digital Workplace in a browser.

Frequently asked questions about BMC Digital Workplace  Cloud and BMC Remedy OnDemand

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about BMC Digital Workplace used in BMC Remedy OnDemand environments.

BMC Digital Workplace will run on servers different from your BMC Remedy OnDemand servers.


Yes. The BMC Remedy AR System API is always automatically encrypted.

You will use a different URL.

Yes, users can be logged on to both at the same time.

If it works using BMC Remedy Single Sign-On with BMC Remedy Mid Tier, it will also work with BMC Digital Workplace . BMC does not do anything special beyond how it works with BMC Remedy Mid Tier.

It is a shared cluster sized for many customers. No specific provisioning of resources is required per customer. The environment is monitored and sized for growth.

Related documentation spaces

Additional resources from BMC

The following BMC sites provide information outside the  BMC Digital Workplace  documentation that you might find helpful:

The following are the most recent official documents on the Digital Workplace community:

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