SupportCenter Plus

    Configuring Business Units

    Organizations with various marketing segments can be best thought of as a number of businesses, that supports their own set of accounts, customers and vendors. Hence, the customer support operations in these enterprises are complex, interconnected and extremely difficult to organize.


    In ManageEngine SupportCenter Plus, you can configure individual segment or division as a "Business Unit", with which, you can organize and manage your support team effectively.


    For instance, let´s take the company Acme Corporation. It has 3 Strategic Business Units which include Telecom, Retail and IT. Each Business Units can have their own customers (Accounts) and each customer can have multiple branches (Sub Accounts). The Accounts and Sub accounts can have their own contacts (Customer Contacts), who will be raising the requests.





    Before getting into the configurations and modules based on departments, let us understand the roles and privileges offered to a support representative in departments.


    Support Representative: Ability to be associated to multiple departments, and assigned with different roles for every department.

    • global-adminGlobal Administrator: All the business units is governed by a global administrator, who will have a wholesome view of all the business unit operations.

    • bu-admin-iconBusiness Unit Administrator: Each Business Unit can have its own Business Unit Administrator, who will have the rights to maintain the different accounts, sub-accounts and other related operations of the business unit.


    If you have enabled multi tendency feature in ManageEngine SupportCenter Plus, the configuration wizard opens to view the following tabs,

    • Manage Business Units

    • Business Unit Settings

    • Global Settings


    Manage Business Units


    You can manage and organize all your Business Units from this tab. Manage Business Units lists all the Business Units added in SupportCenter Plus from which you can add, edit and move Business Units to archive state. In addition, you can also set a Business Unit as default by cliking on the Set as Default Business Unit icon beside the business unit. The default Business Unit accumulates requests which are not aliased to any business unit. The business unit which is set as default cannot be archived.




    Add Business Unit

    1. Click on Add Business Unit link.

    2. Specify the name of the Business Unit. The name is a mandatory field.

    3. Select the Time Zone of the specified Business Unit.

    4. Enter a brief description on the Business Unit in Description field.

    5. If you wish to make this Business Unit available in Customer Portal then enable the check box "Make it available in the Customer Portal".

    6. Click Add Business Unit to add the business unit and return to the list view page. If you do not wish to add the Business Unit then click Cancel.

    Note: The number of Business Units added depends on the license purchased. If you have purchased a 5 Business Unit license then only 5 business units can be added along with the default Business Unit present in the application.



    Edit Business Unit

    1. From the list of Active Business Units, click the Edit icon editiconbeside the Business Unit you wish to edit.

    2. Modify the required fields and click Update.


    Archive Business Units


    Business Units cannot be deleted but can be made inactive by moving it to archive for further reference. The business unit currently viewed cannot be moved to archive state unless you switch to another business unit.


    To move a Business Unit to archive,

    1. From the list of Active Business Unit, select the Archive Business Unit icon archive beside the Business Unit you wish to move to archive state.

    2. A success message appears and the business unit is moved under Archive Business Unit.

      Business Units moved to archive will not take up a license.


    To reactive archive Business Units

    1. Select Archive Business Unit link. The list of all archive business unit is displayed.

    2. Click Reactivate Business Unit archive_reactive icon beside the business unit you wish to make active.


    Business Unit Settings


    The Business Unit Settings consists of all the admin settings that require separate configurations for each Business Units. To know more on configuring individual settings refer Configurations.





    Global Settings


    A few admin settings are applicable to all the Business Units configured in the application like the Mail Server Settings, Customer Portal, scheduling a backup and so on. These admin settings are grouped as Global Settings.


    In addition to the above list, Global Additional Fields can be configured for support reps, contacts and accounts. The addition fields configured are available while adding support reps, accounts and contacts for all the business units in the application.


    The Roles and Support Reps functionality under Global Settings is an added advantage to the multi tendency support, especially in scenarios where a support rep or a role is required for all the available business units.


    To know more on configuring individual settings refer Configurations.




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