IT Service Management
What Is It And Why Does Your Business Need It?
What Is ServiceNow IT Service Management?
IT Service Management (ITSM) refers to all of the processes a company uses to design, create, manage, and implement information technology services for its users. As a customer-centric approach to IT service, ITSM solutions empower users to resolve IT issues independently, increase the IT team’s efficiency, mitigate IT risks, and reduce IT operating costs.
What Is ServiceNow ITSM?
ServiceNow ITSM is a robust solution built to transform the impact, speed, and delivery of IT through a single cloud-based platform.
The product allows businesses to consolidate their systems into one powerful solution on the Now Platform to increase productivity, achieve new insights, and deliver services that amaze end-users.
What Is The Difference Between ITSM And ITIL?
When talking about ITSM, you’ll often hear reference to ITIL, which stands for IT Infrastructure Library. Simply put, ITIL is a best-practice framework for IT Service Management.
ITIL outlines a standardized approach to several ITSM processes such as incident management, change management, problem management, and more. While there are several methods to deliver ITSM, ITIL is the most popular and widely adopted framework. As a result, IT professionals may use these terms interchangeably. Technically, all ITIL is ITSM, though not all ITSM is ITIL.
Why Does Your Business Need ServiceNow ITSM?
If your business utilizes any type of technology, whether it is as simple as providing laptops to your staff or as complex as space exploration, integrating modern ITSM solutions into your IT workflows can significantly impact company efficiency and productivity.
For example, imagine you hire a new Director of Operations. During their onboarding process, you have them log in to their new work email, which your remote IT staff set up last week. Your new employee notices their name is misspelled in their email address. What should they do next? IT has already set up several software accounts with this incorrect email address and other staff members are already sending your employee emails.
Without a modern and efficient ITSM process in place, fixing this blunder can quickly become a frustrating process where your new employee spends more time trying to resolve the issue with IT, than meeting their new colleagues and getting to work. But with ServiceNow ITSM, automated workflows and machine learning technology could correct the email issue before their lunch hour (and prevent it from happening again), saving your new employee and IT staff time, money, and headache.
The Benefits Of ServiceNow IT Service Management
If you’re currently using a legacy system or outdated ITSM solutions, your business could fall behind in the fast-paced digital age. As a modern cloud-based solution, ServiceNow ITSM offers operational efficiencies for your entire organization that can transform your business, improving both your staff and customer’s satisfaction.
With ServiceNow IT Service Management You Can:
Elevate the service experience
with virtual agents that use natural language
using machine learning algorithms and virtual agents
tools into a single platform in
Gain full visibility into processes and services
with built-in dashboards and analytics with real-time data
ServiceNow ITSM Applications To Implement For Your Business
How exactly can ServiceNow ITSM support your IT staff and users? Let’s take a look at a few of ServiceNow’s ITSM applications and learn how they can transform your business.
Let’s face it: Incidents happen. Laptops malfunction, software crashes, servers go down. Any interruption to normal service operation can impact your company's productivity and the user experience.
The goal of incident management is to resolve these interruptions as quickly as possible, minimize their impact on operations, and restore the high-quality IT experience your users expect.
What Is ServiceNow Incident Management?
ServiceNow Incident Management addresses the entire lifecycle of an incident including detection, prioritization, escalation, assignment, resolution, and reporting. Any user can report and track an incident using web or mobile self-service then the application’s machine-learning capabilities will automatically assign incidents to the appropriate IT professional. For complex incidents, the Major Incident Management portal will bring together key stakeholders and optimize a swift and effective incident resolution.
Benefits Of ServiceNow Incident Management
by consolidating incident resolution into a single platform
and ticket generation through self-service and virtual agents
Offer a positive
with innovative, responsive, user-friendly technology
Benefits Of ServiceNow Problem Management
Restore normal serivce
by creating transparency around known problems and their workarounds
Address the root
cause of problems
with structure problem analysis and applicable workflows
In ITSM, a problem is the root cause of issues that result in incidents. Problem management seeks to prevent problems from occurring, eliminate recurring incidents, and minimize the impact of incidents that cannot be prevented.
What Is ServiceNow Problem Management?
ServiceNow Problem Management helps to identify the cause of an error in the IT infrastructure, reported as occurrences of related incidents. With automated workflows, ServiceNow quickly diagnoses problems so that service managers can deliver faster responses and build long term solutions for their IT environment. Problem Management also maintains data about problems and their solutions, so that your business can mitigate the impact of problems over time.
In order to consistently offer a high quality IT experience to users, IT service managers and system administrators must regularly introduce beneficial changes to their IT environment such as new software, code updates, or problem solutions. Change management is the process that ensures standardized methods and procedures are used for efficient and prompt handling of these changes with minimal impact on IT services (and the business as a whole).
What Is ServiceNow Change Management?
Whether your change is low-risk or more complex, ServiceNow Change Management will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of change implementation. Using automated conflict detection, risk assessment, and change approvals, ServiceNow reduces the occurrence of failed changes and ultimately lowers your cost per change.
Benefits Of ServiceNow Change Management
Empower your change managers
to seamlessly implement changes that boost user satisfaction and productivity
of low-risk changes with Change Success Score
Speed up change
processes with automated framework that lower barriers between IT and DevOps
Incorporate change processes
across IT with a single database of all planned changes
Request management is the process of handling customer service requests to include applications, hardware updates, software enhancements, password resets, and more. It includes any variety of requests that can be repeated and automated.
What Is ServiceNow Request Management?
ServiceNow Request Management empowers users to take control of their IT needs by offering a self-service platform to submit and track service requests, without involving the service desk. With ServiceNow, you can publish a catalog of services, automated workflows, and service level agreements for your users. Mobile capabilities enable customers to submit requests from any device at any time and receive automated status updates on the progress of their request.
Benefits Of ServiceNow Request Management
and speed by automating
tasks and workflows
by giving users control of request submissions and visibility into request fulfillment
Offer a user-friendly
that makes request submission enjoyable and encourages users to be proactive about their IT needs
There is a lot to learn about the in’s and out’s of your business. Knowledge management is the process of creating, sharing, using, and managing your company’s knowledge and information. Knowledge management is a multidisciplinary approach to reaching your company goals by leveraging the power of open information. It’s like the brain of your business documented for everyone to understand!
What Is ServiceNow Knowledge Management?
ServiceNow Knowledge Management creates a one-stop-shop for your business’ knowledge for any process or topic. ServiceNow Knowledge Management makes it easy for agents to create and categorize useful and effective knowledge articles. The Knowledge Management Service Portal is searchable and easy to navigate so users can quickly and independently find exactly what they are looking for.
Benefits Of ServiceNow Knowledge Management
to increase productivity, improve user satisfaction, and boost users knowledge and confidence
Foster a culture
sharing and employee self-improvement
and improve the accessibility of your business’ contextual knowledge
What is Knowledge
A self-service portal is the interface customers use to independently request services, find information, track incidents, and more. Within a self-service portal, users can complete a myriad of tasks on their own, reducing the demand on your IT team.
What Is ServiceNow Service Portal?
ServiceNow Service Portal offers a modular user interface framework that is easy to customize and use. Developers and non-technical administrators can collaborate to build an engaging and enjoyable Service Portal that will empower customers to take ownership of their IT needs. ServiceNow Service Portal was designed with mobile in mind so your users can access the portal from any device, anytime.
Benefits Of ServiceNow Service Portal
Create engaging app experiences that will improve user productivity
increase application use, and reflect your businesses unique brand and culture
Leveraging no-code, drag-and-drop development tools
to simplify the creation process and encourage collaboration between technical and non-technical staff
and identify areas where automation would most benefit your company
to Service Portal
A virtual agent is an automated online customer service representative. Using artificial intelligence (AI), a virtual agent offers customers a conversational interaction that quickly and intelligently addresses their needs and answers their questions.
What Is ServiceNow Virtual Agent?
ServiceNow Virtual Agent utilizes the full context of the Now Platform to deliver personalized and meaningful customer service that is truly useful. Employing natural-language understanding (NLU), ServiceNow Virtual Agent is an enterprise chatbot that give users the in-person customer experience they’re looking for without the cost or manpower to staff a service desk. In the event that a conversation escalates, interaction history and context can be seamlessly transferred to the appropriate IT staff.
Benefits Of ServiceNow Virtual Agent
in real-time without increasing your staff’s ticket and call volume
customized user services that properly reflect your business’ tone and vocabulary
to deliver and refine virtual agent capabilities with a visual conversation builder
Explore More ITOM Applications, Modules, And Features
ServiceNow IT Service Management is one of the most extensive products for the Now Platform. These are the many other applications, modules, and features your organization can consider to implement and use:
Vendor Manager Workspace
Service Level Management
Continual Improvement Management
Choose An Elite Partner For Your ServiceNow ITSM Implementations
Are you ready to take your company’s IT Service Management to new heights?
Whether you’re already using ServiceNow or are looking to migrate your IT system and process to a cloud-based solution, GlideFast Consulting will maximize the full potential of your ServiceNow ITSM implementation through tailored solutions and process expertise. As an Elite ServiceNow partner, GlideFast Consulting helps businesses leverage the full value of their ServiceNow investments.
Partner with our team of experts to modernize your ITSM solutions and make IT Service Management your superpower. Our expert team of developers and architects have unique perspectives and skillsets when it comes to implementing, integrating, and managing a ServiceNow IT Service Management solution that will transform your business.