After years of using different global tools and processes, Telelogic AB with 25 offics located around the world, 1200 employees and 35 IT staff, started to search for a global Helpdesk and Network Monitoring Tool. Telelogic recognized that a lot of time and money could be saved by using already established solutions, documentation and troubleshooting tips.
At the same time it would be a great advantage to be able to combine integrated monitoring and escalation systems with a system that has the capability to raise a helpdesk case when a defined threshold had been exceeded.One issue that had to be considered was the difficulties the IT department had in enforcing global IT policies and standards since the different tools used regionally did not enforce their global best practices.
Having a global solution like SDP made Telelogic's IT team around the world to work onrequests and problems wherever they arise, not just in their own region. Thus ensuring far better use of competence and resources. During the last twelve months, Telelogic was able to process more than 36,000 helpdesk requests. The majority of requests arrived via email and was processed according to business rules based on organizational groups, key words, and locations.
Telelogic is currently using ServiceDesk Plus with 50 Technicians license. They run their server in a VMWare environment but SDP o ers to keep the request database on Telelogic's inbuilt corporate SQL server database used for all corporate database systems. Telelogic servers are based in Malmo but their IS/IT teams are based around the world with about 18 team members in Asia, 14 in Europe and 18 in North America. SDP recently offered them to use the inventory module to scan their computers and provide them with highly needed information about software usage and license compliance.
"On evaluating helpdesk tools extensively we found Remedy's Service Desk Express despite its great potential required too much tuning and configuration to give us the ROI we were looking for. Then one of our technicians more or less stumbled over ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus and suggested that we should evaluate that tool as well. The installation more or less convinced our entire team that this was the right tool for our needs and organization" said Michael Gerisch, SVP, Telelogic.
ServiceDesk Plus Streamlines Telelogic?s IT support
"Everything we were looking for was there in ServiceDesk Plus: AD integration, web-interface for technicians and users, self-service portal, solutions database, inventory module, service and device monitoring, in fact, it was more than we were looking for. After two weeks of testing and configuration we rolled out the system in October of 2006, with buy-in from all global offices. That in itself was impressive! What we saw was that the tool was so intuitive that technicians were able to get up to speed with a minimum of documentation and training" Michael added.
On implementing ServiceDesk Plus, Telelogic is now able to handle 36,000 requests per year with 50 technicians.
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