Phased rollout

 

Version 21.02 of the software is currently available only to early adopter SaaS customers as the first step in our phased rollout.

21.02 enhancements


Review the BMC Helix Integration Service 21.02 enhancements for features that will benefit your organization and to understand changes that might impact your users.

Product name changes in Remedy platform, Remedy ITSM, and BMC Helix Platform applications

Consult the following tables for changes to the product and component names starting with version 21.02.

While the product names have changed in 21.02, some instances in the product documentation still refer to the previous product name.

Remedy platform and ITSM applications

Version 20.08 and earlier

Version 21.02 and later

Remedy Action Request System (Remedy AR System)

Remedy IT Service Management Suite (Remedy ITSM)

BMC Helix ITSM
BMC CMDBBMC Helix CMDB
Remedy with Smart ITBMC Helix ITSM: Smart IT
Remedy Smart ReportingBMC Helix ITSM: Smart Reporting
Remedy Change ManagementBMC Helix ITSM: Change Management
Remedy Knowledge ManagementBMC Helix ITSM: Knowledge Management

Remedy Asset Management

BMC Helix ITSM: Asset Management

Remedy Service Desk 

BMC Helix ITSM: Service Desk

Remedy Single Sign-On

BMC Helix Single Sign-On

BMC Helix Platform and applications

Version 20.08 and earlier

Version 21.02 and later

BMC Helix Platform

BMC Helix Chatbot

BMC Helix Virtual Agent

BMC Helix Innovation Suite for Service Management applications

Starting with version 21.02, Service Management applications run on a single environment named, BMC Helix Innovation Suite. With the new BMC Helix Innovation Suite, we bring together the capabilities of Action Request System and BMC Helix Innovation Studio.

As an Action Request System user, use the Action Request System components and clients. Leverage Service Management applications or build a custom application by using Developer Studio.

As a BMC Helix Innovation Studio user, use the the Service Management applications or build a custom application by using BMC Helix Innovation Studio

BMC Helix Innovation Suite provides the following benefits:

  • A single-tenant common platform for Service Management applications.

  • A shared database between AR System and BMC Helix Innovation Studio.

  • A common Foundation data for applications that run on the BMC Helix Innovation Suite

  • The ability to interoperate between AR System and BMC Helix Innovation Studio. For example, you can call a process defined by using BMC Helix Innovation Studio in AR System. The process is called by triggering a filter written in Developer Studio.

Usability enhancements to the BMC Helix Connector Designer

This release includes multiple usability enhancements to the BMC Helix Connector Designer. Some highlights include:

  • Option to remove custom authorization parameters that are added to a connector

  • Reduced the maximum file count for API files that you can attach to a connector to 10 files
  • Fixed the alignment issues for the connector properties validation box
  • Fixed the placement of fields on the New Trigger and New Action dialog
  • When you add manual fields to an action or trigger, a confirmation message is displayed before the field list is reset

For more information about creating a new custom connector by using the new BMC Helix Connector Designer, see Developing connectors.

Prefix IDs added to error messages 

All error messages include the prefix ISR followed by a number, so that users can easily share error details with BMC Support. The numbers are unique to the BMC Helix Integration Service components. For more information about error code ID ranges for different components, see Error codes.

Export and import flows in non-production environments 

Export flows tested in non-production environments and import them directly to production environments to save the time to recreate and retest them in the production environment.

Deprecation of support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

As announced in our previous release, support for Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 is now deprecated. We encourage you to switch to other fully supported browsers listed for BMC Helix Integration Service in BMC Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility utility .

For a complete list of BMC products that no longer support Internet Explorer 11, see the BMC Customer Support Communities page .

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