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FAQs and additional resources

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

Frequently asked questions about BMC Digital Workplace for all users

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 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. 

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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.

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 and Smart IT.
Yes, MongoDB supports Unicode (characters).

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.

Frequently asked questions about BMC AppZone deprecation

No, BMC AppZone is no longer supported for BMC Digital Workplace , starting with version 18.02.

You can replace BMC AppZone with BMC Digital Workplace Catalog . The following table provides a feature comparison. You can choose to implement BMC Digital Workplace Catalog in your BMC Digital Workplace environment, or subscribe to BMC Digital Workplace Catalog Cloud.

FeatureBMC AppZone BMC Digital Workplace Catalog

Banner Management


Banner Entitlement


Banner Scheduling


Rich Profile




Category Management


Recommended Applications from iTunes or Google Play


Optional versus Mandatory items


Service Template Management




Service Costing


Supplier Management


Frequently asked questions about Support tab deprecation

Yes, you can continue to use the Support tab, only if you enabled and configured it prior to the upgrade. If you disable the Support tab before upgrading to MyIT 3.3, there will be no way to enable or configure it again.

Versions subsequent to MyIT 3.3 will not support the Support tab in any way.

No, if you installed BMC Digital Workplace 3.3.02 for the first time, you cannot implement the Support tab. BMC highly recommends that you evaluate the broad capabilities and options provided by the Catalog and start providing these enhanced features to your end users.

The Catalog provides the additional capabilities not found on the Support tab:

  • Sections to promote top-requested items or content that needs to be more visible
  • Sections to include items from entire categories or a custom range of selected items
  • Detailed discovery through standard, tree-based lists for categories
  • Data collected from various sources, such as Service Request Definitions from BMC Service Request Management; knowledge articles from BMC Knowledge Management; HR requests, how-to items and quick links from BMC HR Case Management, and other sources
  • With BMC Digital Workplace Advanced, you can manage an enriched catalog in BMC Digital Workplace Catalog . The enriched catalog provides additional capabilities, such as promotional banners, rich media in catalog profiles, and shopping cart.

In addition, the Catalog is easily configurable. An administrator can set up the sections in Catalog and configure their look and feel. For more information, see Setting up sections in the Catalog. 

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Additional resources from BMC

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