- Provides a comprehensive set of tools to manage the entire service lifecycle – including Incident and Problem Management. Service Requests, CMDB and Reporting
- Supports multiple channels for customer requests and interaction, including telephone, email and web
- Option to choose data centre location
- Ability to choose between Web Client – with full flexibility around IE, Chrome, Safari or Firefox – Windows Client, or Mobile Client
- Ability to discover, react and resolve requests via Twitter and create an auditable record of these interactions in the myservicedesk.comTM database
- The Customer Portal for web SelfService provides a web-based interface that allows customers to log, track and monitor requests to the Service Desk
- ITSM with the Human Touch – presents valuable information about customers – such as priority services, their competence with technology and satisfaction with IT technology – enabling service desk teams to tailor their response to deliver a better customer experience
- With myservicedesk.comTM users are assured of piece of mind deployments, with 24/7 critical issue response within 15 minutes. Read our Support Policy to find out more
- Web Services API – Access to the Web Services API providesmyservicedesk.comTM users with the ability to interact with the system at a transactional level, enabling real-time push data integrations
Comprehensive ITIL 2011 support
1 Incident Management
2 Problem Management
3 Knowledge Management
4 Change Management
5 Release and Deployment Management
6 Service Level Management
7 Service Portfolio Management
8 Service Catalog Management
9 Request Fulfillment
10 Service Asset and Configuration Management
Incident ManagementCustomers can submit support requests by telephone, email, mobile or web, so they can get support wherever they need it. Service desk staff have equal flexibility: they can choose between a richly featured Windows client and a web-based interface, so they can connect wherever they are.
Problem ManagementMultiple incidents often have a common root cause. Hornbill’s Problem Management capabilities help your IT professionals identify trends, reduce end-user downtime, and provide a more proactive service. Integrated Knowledge Management supports investigations, diagnoses, root cause analysis, workaround development, temporary fixes, and resolutions.
Knowledge ManagementHornbill solutions make information available in the right place at the right time, improving efficiency and reducing the need to rediscover knowledge. The Knowledgebase is accessible from all ITIL disciplines, and can make them more effective.
Our solutions provide a structured approach to managing change, from initial assessment through to impact analysis, scheduling, and post-implementation review.
Change templates enable certain changes to be fast-tracked and others to be made subject to authorization by a Change Advisory Board (CAB). Incidents or configuration items affected by the change can be associated with it to enable tight control and auditing of the change schedule.
Release ManagementTo manage infrastructure effectively, it’s vital to control change requests and manage any risks. Our solutions give service managers a single screen from which they can view and control scheduled releases, with comprehensive details about release type, risk level, status, planned rollout, and planned completion date. They can tightly control support resources and minimize the impact of releases on service availability.
Service level managementWith our solutions, you get a fully configurable Service Level Agreement (SLA) engine with support for international time zones, to enable monitoring of service against SLAs. Service Level Triggers define escalation and notification options, which include a pop-up messenger, email, and text messages. This way, no request reaches a deadline without relevant support staff receiving a warning. Operational Level Agreements (OLAs) can be used to monitor third-party service providers.
Service PortfolioOnce you have mature Service Level Management and Service Catalog processes, you get visibility of the cost of service provision, and can identify current and future demand for a given service. Hornbill solutions give Service Level Managers a comprehensive set of tools with which to manage the services offered to the business and negotiate service level options with business stakeholders.
Service CatalogHornbill’s ITSM Service Catalog has multiple views to support different stakeholders:
- IT staff can view the technical services catalog to understand the IT components that make up a business service.
- Business customers can view service level options, and tailor each service to the specific needs of employees within their business unit.
- End-users can view the services that they subscribe to, and any additional services they have been authorized to request.
Request FulfillmentHornbill’s ITSM solutions allow customers to raise service requests (including subscription requests) through the self-service portal. Standard business processes can be defined for service requests in order to offer consistent, measurable fulfillment. Similarly, standard sets of queries can be defined for service requests so that full requirement details can be obtained from the end-user making the request.
Logged service requests are visible within the Hornbill client, which provides a full range of request management functionality.
Service Asset and Configuration Management
Failure of a hardware item such as a server or an application such as a database service can often lead to failure of other systems and lost productivity. If service desk staff can quickly identify the services and customers affected, they can intervene immediately and can manage customers’ expectations.
Hornbill’s comprehensive Configuration Management Database (CMDB) makes that possible. It defines the IT services provided to the business and their relationships with Configuration Items (CIs). Comprehensive detail can be recorded against every CI, including technical, financial and supplier information. Our Visual Configuration Manager provides a graphical user interface for management of the CMDB, and allows the impact of a change to be assessed prior to implementation.