ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus is a comprehensive help desk and asset management software that provides help desk agents and IT managers an integrated console to monitor and maintain the assets and IT requests generated from the users of the IT resources in an organization. The IT help desk plays an important part in the provision of IT Services. It is very often the first contact the users have in their use of IT Services when something does not work as expected. The IT help desk is a single point of contact for end-users who need help. Without this, an organization could certainly face losses due to inefficiencies.
The request module functions as the Help Desk where requests are fetched and necessary solutions provided by assigning technicians to resolve issues reported.
Clicking on the Requests tab on the header pane takes you to the request module. This serves as the IT help desk module where the IT requests from individual users are fetched, tracked, technicians are assigned, and a solution is provided.
The objective of Problem Management is to minimize the adverse impact of Incidents and Problems on the business that are caused by errors within the IT infrastructure, and to prevent recurrence of Incidents related to these errors. In order to achieve this goal, Problem Management seeks to get to the root cause of Incidents and then initiate actions it improve or correct the situation.
The goal of Change Management is to ensure that standardized methods and procedures are used for efficient and prompt handling of all Changes, in order to minimize the impact of change-related incidents upon service quality and consequently to improve the day-to-day operations of the organization.
This module serves as a knowledge base for your IT help desk team as well as your users. Users can search this for solutions for issues and solve them themselves. Also when technicians resolve issues, they can directly convert these resolutions as knowledge base articles. To view the solutions, click the Solutions tab in the header pane.
Assets tab helps you to track & manage your assets efficiently. It tracks all your newly added assets, and has a record of all the assets in the organization. Assets can be categorized as IT, Non IT Assets & Asset Components in an organization. This includes Workstations, Printers, Routers, Software Licenses, Scanners, Projectors and even your air conditioning systems. Thus it offers a single view to track and manage all your assets in the organization.
Here you can create new purchase orders and track them till the order has been delivered. The same details can also be maintained for future reference. Clicking the Purchase tab takes you to the Purchase module.
This module holds the details regarding the maintenance contracts between your organization and the vendor (s) from whom the assets of your organization have been purchased. Clicking the Contracts tab in the header pane takes you to the contract module.
Configuration Management Database
Configuration Management Database (CMDB) lets you track and manage all your Configuration Items (CIs) in a single repository. Unlike the asset database that comprises of a bunch of CIs, the CMDB in ServiceDesk Plus is designed to support a vast IT structure where the interrelations between the CIs are maintained and supported successfully. It's the CI relationship that makes the CMDB an effective decision making tool, impact and root cause analyzer.
This module holds the details regarding projects that are configured within ServiceDesk Plus application. Access this module to create, edit, maintain your projects and various other details connected with them. To access this module click on projects tab.