ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand is a SaaS-based, ITIL compliant hosted help desk and asset management application for businesses of all sizes. The application can be accessed over the internet without installing any software.
ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand has been built on a robust SaaS framework adopting best practices approach to deliver a scalable, highly available and secure help desk and asset management solution on the cloud. There is also ample provision for live backup of data and disaster recovery.
Components of ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand
ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand essentially comprises the following basic components:
- Central Server hosted in a secure data center
- Remote Probes
- Web Interface
How does ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand work?
Central Server is the nerve center of ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand. All the helpdesk operations and customer information are stored in the central server, hosted in a secure data center.
End users access the ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand through a web interface, which can be launched on standard web browsers. Apart from the standard ticket management system, ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand has other ITIL modules providing robust incident management, problem management and change management. There is also an asset management system to handle purchase and contracts.
ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand has been designed to cater to the needs of not just the enterprises that are confined to a single location, but also those spread across multiple locations, helping them collaborate IT helpdesk efforts.
Remote probes, which are light-weight executables, typically reside in customer’s network and are used to automatically scan IT assets for asset management. Deployment of probes eliminates manual intervention normally associated with asset scanning in that particular network.
How secure are your data?
ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand is hosted in secure data centers and all communication between the web-interface at your end and central server are protected by enterprise-class encryption. It has been designed to offer maximum security at all stages - user authentication, data transmission, access and entire work flow. All sensitive data are stored in encrypted form in the data centers.
In addition, the data centers where the customer data resides, have been devised to follow security best practices at all levels – physical, technical, people and processes.
The inherent live replication, scheduled backup and high availability architecture prevents data loss and ensures business continuity.
What do you require to access ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand?
To get started with ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand and access data, all that you need is a standard web-browser like Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Chrome etc. If you choose to install probes for automatic asset scanning, you can deploy them on Windows 2003/2008 Server, Windows XP/Vista.