As well as introducing a raft of new and enhanced features, this new version sees a total rebranding of NetSupport’s existing web-based ITIL® solution, NetSupport DNA Helpdesk, two-time winner of Network Computing’s Service Management Product of the Year award.
With its restyled interface and clearly defined workflow processes providing ‘out-of-the-
Information is key to the smooth running of any help desk and in this new version you have access to a wider range of standard and customizable real-time management reports. A clear distinction between Incidents, Problems and Changes makes for more efficient allocation of operator resources with customizable profiles allowing you to identify those who specialize in each area, while the ability to link associated items ensures you have all relevant data to hand in order to perform effective trend and root cause analysis.
IT incidents that impact on day-to-day business operations can often relate to the manner in which changes have been introduced into the infrastructure, maybe through poor impact analysis, insufficient planning or inadequate testing. This immediately puts pressure on your support team who are required to deal with a rise in reported incidents. The benefits of NetSupport ServiceDesk 3 come to the fore in the area of Change Management. ITIL® guidelines mean there is no longer any excuse for organisations to take a ‘relaxed’ or informal approach to Change and NetSupport ServiceDesk provides the mechanisms to fully support the end-to-end ITIL® processes with clearly identifiable Change Managers assigned to each Request for Change, a visible Change Advisory Board (CAB) and the same level of tracking, notes history and reporting that exists throughout the product.
Commenting on the launch NetSupport’s Head of Customer Support, Andy Gibbons said: “The change of product name doesn’t mean we’re changing a winning formula, far from it! As NetSupport DNA Helpdesk the product tended to be pigeon holed as a simple ‘ticket management’ tool that integrated with our Asset Management Suite, NetSupport DNA, rather than a full functioning stand-alone ITIL® Service Management solution. We feel the product’s new identity combined with the large scale enhancements in version 3 will better position the product in the Service Management arena as well as offering our customers a solution that perfectly complements and adds to their existing portfolio of remote access and network management software.”
For a full list of enhancements in NetSupport ServiceDesk and to download a fully functioning evaluation copy visit www.netsupportservicedesk.com.
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Headquartered in the UK and USA, 2009 saw NetSupport celebrating its 20th year as a leading supplier of Desktop and Network Management software to both corporate and education customers.
Specializing in the development and promotion of commercial software packages to manage and support Local and Wide Area Computer Networks, its flagship products are the highly successful NetSupport Manager Remote Control & PC Management application, IT Asset Management solution, NetSupport DNA recently named Network Computing’s Service Management Product of the year for the second year running and NetSupport School; an interactive classroom and training software solution, recently announced as the winner of the 2009 Tech and Learning awards of excellence, the 2009 “Best in Tech” winner by District Administrator magazine and for a fourth successive year winner of a BESSIE in the “Best Teacher Tools” category from ComputED learning.