Complete Help Desk for Managed Service Providers
ServiceDesk Plus - MSP allows configuring these workflows specific to each account. Let me explain a typical workflow
1. Log a ticket
An Incident is a failure or interruption to an IT service or a Configuration Item. There various ways in which it can be created from
2. Categorize & Dispatch
Organize your incidents and get wider visibility of the source of incidents with the three levels of categorization - Category, Subcategory and Item. The incidents can be assigned to these categories depending upon the failure that is reported and can be automatically routed to the appropriate support engineer.
Business rules allow you to automate a coordinator job whose day today work is to document and assign tickets. Business Rules helps in automating the assignment of the incidents. Create the Business Rule criteria based on the pattern of failure and the incidents will be automatically assigned to technicians or categories or levels.
3. Incident Prioritization
The Incident can affect the organization differently. Define the Priority based on the Impact and Urgency of the Incident. It minimizes the incident impact on the business. In large companies, prioritization of incidents might be tough as the number of requests will be more. There will be predefined criteria for assigning the incident priority depending upon the failure reported. Priority Matrix helps you in automatically assigning the Priority to an Incident based on the Impact and Urgency levels.
4. Incident Diagnosis
When an incident gets created, it has to be analyzed and the full symptom has to be discovered. Add the symptoms as Notes so that it will help in finding out where the failure is and how to correct it. ServiceDesk Plus - MSP helps in searching the existing workarounds or solution from the Knowledge Base and getting back to the users immediately with the resolution. This helps in reducing the turnaround time for an incident.
5. Escalations & SLAs
When the support engineer is unable to resolve the incident, (i.e. when it is not a known error) the incident can be referred to the second-level support. The incident will get escalated to the third-level support when the second-level support is not able to resolve it within the due by time. Service Level Agreement helps in prioritizing the incident and enabling these timely escalations.
6. Incident Closure
Every support staff knows that closing the incident is really a painful task as it can be closed only after it is confirmed with the users for the issue resolution. ServiceDesk Plus - MSP helps you with the option of providing the user with the privilege to close his incident.
User Satisfaction Survey helps in identifying the Satisfaction Level of the users and knowing performance of the support engineers in resolving the issue. The performance of the support engineer can be measure and improved based on the survey results.
8. Incident Resolution.
The Recovery of incidents is very critical when it has affected any of the IT services. After identifying the issue and resolving the incident, make the resolution that you add as a part of the Knowledge Base or Solutions. This helps you in giving a quicker response time when another user comes in with the same problem. Giving an immediate resolution to the incidents will also help in giving a good customer satisfaction.