ADSELFSERVICE PLUS HELPS CAMH SAVE $26000 ON PASSWORD RELATED SERVICE DESK COSTS

COMPANY: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

INDUSTRY: Healthcare

LOCATION: Canada

ABOUT THE COMPANY: The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centers in the area of behavioral health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, CAMH central facilities are located in Toronto, Ontario, and they have nine offices across the province to provide support to the mental health system.

“CAMH will be able to save close to $26,000 a year on service desk calls related to active directory password resets and locked accounts, and will see a return on investment within the first six months of product implementation”

- Judy Olivier, Project Manager at CAMH

Challenge: Frequent password related calls from users increased the Service Desk cost

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centers in the area of behavioral health. The majority of CAMH’s IT services, including assisting users with Active Directory password resets and account unlocks, were outsourced to a Managed Service Provider (MSP), who charged them on a per-call basis. Unfortunately for CAMH, the number of password related calls made to the service desk were too high, and it pushed up the IT management cost.

"Since majority of our IT services are outsourced to a managed service provider, users calling the service desk for Active Directory account assistance comes with a cost per call", said Judy Olivier, Project Manager at CAMH.

Solution: Web-based, Self-Service Password Management

CAMH began searching for a solution that will allow its users to manage their Active Directory passwords on their own. Apart from Self-Service Password Management functionality, the ability to easily customize and rebrand the login pages and an easy to use interface were also important to CAMH. It started evaluating ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus along with two other self-service solutions.

Although all the three products provided self-service password management capabilities, CAMH picked ADSelfService Plus because:

  • Only ADSelfService Plus provided the facility to push the GINA extension (for password reset/account unlock from Winlogon screen) from a central console
  • A customizable self-update layout with which users can update their contact info
  • Simple, easy to use self-service portal that can be completely rebrand

The ADSelfService Plus advantage: Incredibly simple and cost effective deployment, phenomenal support, and an assured ROI

During the evaluation period, CAMH found many aspects of ADSelfService Plus to their liking including the ease with which they were able to deploy the tool. “The deployment has been incredibly simple and very cost effective”, said Judy Olivier.

One major benefit of ADSelfService Plus that CAMH was extremely happy about is the software’s ability to push its “GINA extension” onto users’ machines from a central console. The MS GINA extension, which comes bundled with ADSelfService Plus, is a tool that enables users to reset their passwords or unlock accounts from their Windows logon screen. As a result, CAMH was able to save additional costs and deployment fees from their MSP.

"For many organizations they can simply use SCCM, ZENworks or GPO to push out the agent. However, at CAMH, our managed services provider would charge us to deploy the agent through our SCCM infrastructure," noted Judy Olivier. "Having the ability to deploy the client from the console without assistance from our services provider has saved CAMH additional costs in project and deployment fees from the managed services provider."

Additionally, the technical support provided by the ADSelfService Plus's support personnel and the fact that it was covered in the overall product cost impressed CAMH very much. "The technical support I received from ADSelfService Plus during the evaluation phase was phenomenal. Compared to 2 other products we were evaluating, ADSelfService was far ahead of the others in terms of professionalism, product knowledge and responsiveness to questions", said Judy.

Result: CAMH to save $26000 on password related service desk calls thanks to ADSelfService Plus

After rolling out ADSelfService Plus to the end-users, CAMH realized the benefits right away. Users enrolled with ADSelfService Plus and started using the tool for password reset and account unlock. The feedback from users assured CAMH that they have made the right decision. "Users have commented on how easy the enrollment process is as well as the reset/unlock tasks. Very straight forward and simple," said Judy.

She added, "CAMH will be able to save close to $26,000 a year on service desk calls related to active directory password resets and locked accounts, and will see a return on investment within the first six months of product implementation".

About ADSelfService Plus

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ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus is a secure, web-based password reset program for domain users to perform self-password reset, self-account unlock and self-update of personal details in Active Directory. It helps on a large scale to eliminate the leading source of helpdesk calls and associated expenses by automating password resets and account unlocks thereby optimizing employee productivity. Learn more about ADSelfService Plus from our website.

About ManageEngine

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