Who’s training who? After the fun and excitement of last week’s three-day HelpDesk and Issue Tracker training course in Las Vegas, it’s time to review the project and begin already to plan for the next. There is always scope to improve in the way the knowledge is delivered, practised and tested. Logistics of accommodation and … Continue reading Who learns the most in customer training sessions?
There is a great folklore that has built up of the weird and wonderful ‘issues’ that IT users bring to the attention of the help desk / service desk. There are some good examples listed here, and if you need a wry smile today, treat yourself to ten minutes scrolling through them. The hardest part … Continue reading Your IT Help Desk – it’s not meant to be a training resource!
Help Desk access options for your users: any favorites? A straw poll last week of the account managers for our service management , IT helpdesk and business issue tracking offerings revealed some interesting information on how the people they talk to each provide access for their IT user population to their organization’s help desk. The … Continue reading Saving money on the help desk with email integration
Helpdesk Software – cornerstone of effective customer support Organizations’ reputations can be damaged more by their customer support performance than by problems with the performance of their products and services. We all know what it’s like to wrestle with an automated call routing system which after endless selections from menus of choices doesn’t in the … Continue reading Effective customer support may start with helpdesk software, but often needs more. . .
HelpDesk software and service level agreements (SLAs). The concept of service level agreements (SLAs) has received a lot of attention over the last decade. In part this was fuelled by the need to monitor the performance of IT service providers in outsourcing deals. When spending thousands, millions or billions of dollars to someone else to … Continue reading Creating Business Value through HelpDesk Service Level Agreements
IT Helpdesk software and first call resolution First call resolution is a key target for an IT help desk. Productivity is maximized for both the end-user and for the support team. Personal skills and support team attitudes play a big part in the course of an issue’s resolution, but skill levels vary and every team … Continue reading Maximizing First Call Issue Resolution on an IT HelpDesk
Excuse me publicising a product capability, but I’ve realized we do not do this topic justice on the Web site yet. Many organizations now use VoIP to relay phone calls to their help desk analysts. Great value can be gained by providing the analyst with instant access to key data about the person or organization … Continue reading Integrating Issue Tracking with your VoIP Phone System
We have some interesting projects running at the moment where customers are using the Vector Issue Tracker engine to implement some challenging aspects of business process and workflow, and which involve integration with Great Plains / Microsoft Dynamics. The licensing model for Issue Tracker is well aligned to the value proposition for the customer, creating a solution which … Continue reading Great Plains Integration