This documentation supports the 21.05 version of BMC Helix ITSM. To view an earlier version, select the version from the Product version menu.


BMC Helix ITSM reduces the complexities of customer support, change and release management, and asset management processes and activities by making them simple, integrated, and efficient. This complete IT service management solution enables your organization in faster resolution of incidents and problems, and effective implementation of change requests because:

  • BMC Helix ITSM is developed on a purpose-built architecture that helps you provide end-to-end services even in the most complex enterprise environment.
  • BMC Helix ITSM is developed for better alignment of people, processes, and technology.
  • BMC Helix ITSM provides seamlessly integrated environment for managing your IT infrastructure and improving service availability.

You can watch the following videos for an overview of BMC Helix ITSM and its applications.

Quick tour of BMC Helix ITSM: Change Management :

Quick tour of BMC Helix ITSM: Service Desk:

Quick tour of BMC Helix ITSM: Knowledge Management:

Quick overview

You can effectively manage ITSM processes, such as creating and resolving tickets, fulfilling service requests, viewing and associating related items such as tickets, assets, or knowledge articles, updating profile information, implementing change requests, and managing releases. Along with the classic Mid Tier interface, BMC Helix ITSM provides the following interfaces that you can use to perform ITSM functions:

Classic Mid Tier interface

BMC Helix ITSM: Smart IT interface

BMC Helix ITSM: Smart IT (Smart IT) provides the next-generation user experience for BMC Helix ITSM (BMC Helix ITSM). The Smart IT user interface reduces the steps involved in performing the ITSM tasks. It provides an intuitive, social, and mobile service desk experience that enables a more knowledgeable and collaborative workforce organized around IT roles, not modules. To learn more about Smart IT interface, see  BMC Helix ITSM: Smart IT Open link .

Progressive Web Application screens in Smart IT

Progressive Web Application screens in Smart IT provide a modern, mobile-friendly interface that is similar to Smart IT. Additionally, these screens are customizable and extensible like the Mid Tier screen.

Product features

BMC Helix ITSM provides simple, easy to implement and use, predictive and industry leading service management capabilities.

  • Helps in implementing and aligning organization's IT goals to ITIL best practices
  • Delivered in the cloud, hybrid, or on-premise option
  • Gives you persona-based user experience which helps you perform effectively in your role
  • Powered with cognitive automation capabilities that transform the overall service desk experience
  • Built-in Knowledge-Centered Service (KCS) helps faster and accurate resolution of tickets and fulfill requests
  • Optimizes management of service assets from initial procurement to retirement
  • Helps in achieving comprehensive Change and Release Management with minimum risks
  • Packed with data driven insights, visualizations, and reports
  • Effectively manage single, shared data model

To learn more about the BMC Helix ITSM applications, see BMC Helix ITSM suite overview.

Product documentation

Use the links listed in the tables to quickly find information that will help you get started working with the BMC Helix ITSM according to your role:

Product roleUser typeWhere to go

System administrators working with new installations and upgrades

Loading Foundation data by using Data Management Open link

Onboarding and implementing


System administrators working with existing installations

Loading Foundation data by using Data Management Open link


Onboarding and implementing


Data Management Administrators

Loading Foundation data by using Data Management Open link

Task Administrators

Configuring the Task Management System Open link


Service Desk users (Incident and Problem Management)

Change and Release Management users

Asset Management users

BMC Helix ITSM suite overview

Accessing BMC Helix ITSM application console


Data Management users 

Loading Foundation data by using Data Management Open link

DeveloperDeveloping customizations



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