WHAT IS SERVICE DESK?
A Service Desk is a ticket management system which allows enterprises to implement strong and effective work-flows for internal and customer-facing support departments.
The Support Ticketing Management System (also called as Help Desk or Help Desk Ticketing System or Remote Help Desk Support System), enables MSPs (through administrators and help desk staff) to keep track of tickets raised by users, attend to them, reassign them to appropriate department or organizations, and generate reports and more.
ITarian Service Desk is a fully featured cloud-based ticket management system that is a part of ITarian - a complete, scalable central IT management platform that includes Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM), Service Desk, Patch Management, Mobile/Endpoint security management and other essential IT management tools for MSPs in a single, easily navigated console.
The ITarian Help Desk Ticketing System provides enterprises with a single point of contact for meeting communication needs of all departments- internal as well as customer facing. A company, its customers, employees, business partners all would converge at the Help Desk and a strong and effective workflow would thus be maintained.
MSPs will be able to gain real-time visibility as issues develop and generate detailed reports based on project timeline, assets, costs, ticket type and staffing. Further, MSPs will be able to easily define service level agreements and configure ticket due dates, warnings and billing to match. It also allows the administrators to set up auto-responders, knowledgebase articles, and automatically assign tickets to departments/staff based on specific criteria
WHY DO YOU NEED SERVICE DESK SOFTWARE?
Do you keep track of your customer requests with sticky notes, and email - or have you upgraded to using spreadsheets?
Well, none of these is an ideal solution for keeping tracking of all those many requests that your customers would keep on generating…
You need to easily track as to what the issue is, who it came from, what kind of SLA is in place to resolve it and such things.
The ITarian Service Desk module, integrated into the ITarian MSP, provides you an easy and efficient way to manage and respond to customer requests. It allows your customers help themselves; it offers them a place to log their issues, track its progress without having to email, call or text you. On the centralized dashboard you can easily view the status of each ticket, whether it's open, closed, overdue, and even specify and view the different priority levels.
ITarian Service Desk provides you and your customers a clear insight, with clear statistics and reporting. There is also an integrated knowledge base providing your customers with instant answers to common questions, giving them the ability to help themselves, reducing the demand on your IT staff.
With ITarian MSP completely integrating Service Desk with all of its modules, tickets can be created for actions needed from other modules and the actions taken, without having to leave ITarian, providing your staff with a single complete IT management system.
Why ITarian Service Desk and Ticketing?
- Automate ticket management to facilitate service requests, SLAs, and ticket prioritization
- Create, assign, track, manage, and integrate tickets for any number of custom issues
- Implement strong and effective workflows for both internal and customer-facing support departments
Service Desk Vs Help Desk
There is some confusion around the concept that a service desk is different from a help desk. Sometimes the terms are used interchangeably, and in most cases - they are completely separate.
Service desks focus on the corporate strategy and is a single point of contact between IT management and its users. Help desk focuses more on the end-user needs, such as your customers and employees, or your clients if you're a managed service provider (MSP). They provide incident management to ensure that a customer's problems are resolved quickly and efficiently.
How IT Ticketing System Works?
IT ticketing system's main purpose is to enable people visiting a website to report their issues. It could be anything from site navigation, products or services, and it could also be used by employees, customers, clients or business partners. The user simply clicks a button to access the site's help desk and creates a ticket. The ticket system is the best option to deal with customer questions or reported issues.
Key Benefits & Capabilities of IT Service Desk
Anytime, anywhere access
Visibility and reporting
Branded customer portal builds consistency and confidence in the support process.
TYPES OF SERVICE DESK
There are, generally, four types of Service Desks available-
Local Service Desk: Located within or near an enterprise's premises, it caters to the requirements of a small or medium-scale enterprise. It would help address requirements of country-wise or location-wise entities of an enterprise. However, this service desk would not be enough to handle large volumes of calls or service requests.
Centralized Service Desk: A more cost-effective and efficient solution for ticket management, the centralized service desk helps manage larger volumes of tickets/calls with fewer staff members. An enterprise that maintains local service desks will benefit by merging them into a centralized desk.
Virtual Service Desk: This is the most commonly used type of service desk among enterprises, corporate and IT companies. Through the Internet, a single, centralized Service Desk takes care of all tickets raised from all types of devices and entities in different geographical locations. The tickets can also be addressed and managed by personnel in various geographical locations.
Follow the Sun Service: Some enterprises combine Service Desks located at multiple geographical locations to provide round-the-clock service.
ITarian SERVICE DESK
ITarian Service Desk is a fully featured ticket management system offered as part of ITarian MSP, the ITarian integrated platform for Managed Service Providers. The Service Desk software allows enterprises and corporates to implement effective workflows for both internal and customer-facing support departments. This system enables administrators and staff members to perform numerous activities including responding to tickets, reassigning or escalating tickets, generating reports, and creating knowledge base articles.