Phased rollout


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


BMC Helix ITSM: Knowledge Management 21.05

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BMC Helix ITSM: Knowledge Management is a framework for creating, publishing, reviewing, and searching IT knowledge articles. It provides service desk analysts with a knowledge base of easy-to-find solutions and give users self-service search options to help them resolve issues on their own.

Release notes and notices
updated 27 Oct

Learn what’s new or changed for BMC Helix ITSM: Knowledge Management version 21.05, including new features, urgent issues, documentation updates, and fixes or patches.


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Related topics

Known and corrected issues

Support Information

BMC Helix ITSM release notes Open link

October 28, 202121.05 PatchesThis patch release includes defect fixes for Smart IT and BMC Service Request Management.
September 15, 202121.05 PatchesStarting with 21.05.02 patch, perform container deployment of BMC Helix Innovation Suite and service management applications. 
July 28, 202121.05 PatchesThis patch release includes updates and defect fixes for BMC Helix Innovation Studio and the service management applications.
June 23, 202121.05 enhancements

Improving the findability of knowledge articles


As an end user, use the BMC Helix ITSM: Knowledge Management Console to improve findability of knowledge articles.

Reviewing and improving knowledge articles


Learn how you can review and help improve the knowledge articles.

Generating reports


Learn how you can use the predefined reports to get various insights about your knowledge articles.



As an administrator, plan to give required access and permissions to your end users.



As an administrator, perform a standard configuration, manage knowledge sources, and configure approvals.

Onboarding and implementing


As an administrator, set up BMC Helix ITSM: Knowledge Management for your end users.



As an administrator, set up BMC Helix ITSM: Knowledge Management to communicate and share data with other applications.



As a developer, understand the development options forBMC Helix ITSM: Knowledge Management.



Resolve common issues or errors, review logs, or contact Support.


Knowledge Base



PDFs and videos

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YouTube playlist

BMC Helix ITSM Knowledge Management playlist Open link

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Frequently asked questions

Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about BMC Helix ITSM: Knowledge Management:

We have completely restructured the BMC Helix ITSM documentation spaces. Some of the older topics have been renamed or merged into other topics. Here is a list of 10 most popular topics in the earlier versions of Knowledge Management and where you can find them in the restructured documentation space.

Older topic titleWhere you can find the information now
KCS support in BMC Knowledge ManagementOverview of the Knowledge-Centered Service
Adding and deleting attachmentsFormatting knowledge article text
Creating a decision treeCreating a decision tree
Working with the KCS template

Knowledge article templates

Knowledge article functional areasKnowledge Management overview
Managing knowledge article visibilityHow knowledge articles are found
Creating a knowledge articleCreating and publishing knowledge articles
What is BMC Knowledge ManagementKnowledge Management overview
Reviewing a knowledge articleReviewing a knowledge article
Approval workflowManaging approval requests

Creating and publishing knowledge articles
Improving the findability of knowledge articles
Reviewing and improving knowledge articles

Configuring approvalsConfiguring approvals
Status transition workflowsChanging the status of a knowledge article

The BMC Documentation portal gives you the ability to generate PDF and Microsoft Word documents of single pages, and to create PDF exports of multiple pages in a space.  

Creating PDF and Word exports

You can create a PDF of a page or a set of pages. (Non-English page exports are not supported.) You can also create a Word document of the current page.

To export to PDF or Word

  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select a format:
    • Export to Word to export the current page to Word format
    • Export to PDF to export the current page or a set of pages to PDF
  2. If exporting to PDF, select what you want to export:
    • Only this page to export the current page
    • This page and its children to export a set of pages
    For example, selecting This page and its children from the home page exports the entire space to PDF.


Depending on the number of topics included in the export, it might take several minutes to create the PDF. Once the export is complete, you can download the PDF.


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