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Ivanti Latest Solutions for Self Service

With the release of Ivanti Neurons for ITSM 2022.1 the Self Service Home Page now has more configuration options for the widgets.

The latest solution Ivanti clients are now re-evaluating the homepage configuration, including the two buttons for “Report an Incident” and “Request an Item”

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Home Page buttons for Report an incident and Make a request

This may seem like a very simple solution but it is actually a huge improvement for end users and analysts. Differentiating between Incidents and Service Requests is simple for seasoned consultants however end users struggle with this concept (and so do some analysts). After all, to an end users (the customer), they just want to fill out a “ticket”.

That’s exactly what you can do now, with the latest solution by Ivanti to allow home page configuration.

You can now combine the two buttons into one button and call it “Service Catalog” for example.

That’s exactly what clients on the Ivanti Service Manager 2022.1 release in Australia, UK, and Europe have started doing. If you’re in Canada, the US, or South America, then you’ll need to wait until your scheduled upgrade. Check the latest Ivanti System notifications here.

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Ivanti Clients are also choosing user-friendly Category/Subcategories such as “I have an issue with…” and “I need…” to differentiate between “Report an Incident” and “Request Offering” Templates.     Client culture dictates the exact wording that users can relate to and easily pick the correct template, whether Incident or Service Request.  

In addition to the above, the latest solutions for Self Service are improved load time, custom icons, improved widget controls.

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Ivanti Service Manager 2021.3 Release

WOW. Plenty of new and exciting new and improved features for Ivanti HEAT 2021.3 and beyond!

From Enhanced Security Permissions and Role Management, with a role rollback option to Mobile Analyst configuration options and customizable Mobile UI for any and all roles, and one of my a19 best practices, using Global Constants to control new & enhanced features, Tablet device support for the Enterprise Self Service page, improved Self Service Performance for Request Offerings, Self Service Chat Improvements, Consumable Workflow enhancements.

One thing is for sure. Ivanti is focused on quality and HEAT (Ivanti Neurons ITSM) continues to be a market leader for over 2 decades now.

Upcoming Versions

2021.3 – Planned October 2021

2021.4 – Planned December 2021

Updated Architecture

Updated Searches, more “Google Like”

Machine Learning

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What’s New in 2021.2

Ivanti Neurons for ITSM & ITAM

formerly Ivanti Service Manager & Ivanti Asset Manager

Please note that Ivanti has deferred Service Manager 2012.2 Upgrade and we are waiting on Ivanti Announcement for new target date. Meanwhile updates are being deployed to STG/UAT.

  • Self Service Portal
    • Updated Self Service Portal Look & Feel
    • My Items Card
    • My Favorites
  • IoT Asset Type
    • New Asset (CI) Type
  • Mobile Asset Manager Role
    • Offline barcode scanning
  • Asset Discovery with Service Mapping by Virima
  • Cherwell Integration
  • Over 50 Hot Fixed Issues

Please see the Ivanti Neurons for ITSM and ITAM Release Notes 2021.2 for more information

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Self Service Portal

One of the most under-utilized features of Ivanti Service Manager (HEAT Call Logging System) is the Self Service Portal.

Some organizations are hesitant to roll out Self Service, other companies simply don’t know where to start, and then there is the huge price tag from Ivanti Business Partners that lack consultative approach and are prone to utilize scope of work templates and cookie cutter ivanti implementation project plans that under-utilize Self Service.

What are the benefits of Self Service?

The self-service portal is more than the name implies. From experience and past Ivanti Implementations I can tell you that my customers have experienced a 50% drop of service desk calls and emails (shift left methodology), on average, with IT service desk resources freed up, and intangibles like increased customer satisfaction, plus well streamlined Service Request workflows.

Shift-Left Methodology is where it’s at. Enabling the customer to self-resolve incidents, request services, and monitor the progress of incidents and service requests. And that’s not all, HR Onboarding, Off Boarding, and Change Requests can be automated as well.

Self Service not only replaces online forms, intranet sites with pdf forms, and the underlying administrative burden, or worse yet, paper forms. but better yet, Self Services improves data capture and underlying workflows significantly, improving Service Delivery timeframes.

Beyond the typical Service Desk implementation of self service, there are advanced implementations for self-service kiosks and online booking & reservation systems.

One of my clients, the City of Brampton implemented self-service kiosks and an online booking system for their parking authority and had this to say:

Gregor was able to implement what everyone else said couldn’t be done! A booking and reservation system for our parking authority. Now citizens of the City are able to reserve daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly parking passes. Gregor delivered what other consultants said was impossible.”

Shelley, City of Brampton, Municipal Services Manager

Where to start with Self Service?

First and foremost you want to do an intake of your top obstacles and challenges, see my Ivanti Implementation Poll for ideas, and then contact a seasoned consultant. Why? You are not getting the most out of your Ivanti Implementation until you talk to me. Guaranteed.


Self Service Request Offerings for Covid-19

With Covid-19 the world has been turned upside down. Customer Service in many industries is facing an influx of calls, emails.   Air Asia has done a great job implementing AI to deal with flight cancellations and issuing credits.  Ivanti Service Manager will be adding AI functionality very soon (stay tuned on some great examples and ideas for your company’s implementation).

What can you do now to streamline customer service and service desk processes for Covid-19?

Self Service Request Offerings

Where you are in the travel or hotel industry or an organization dealing with IT infrastructure strategies for remote works, Ivanti Service Manger can help.

Use Anonymous Forms

You can set up Anonymous Login in situations where not all customer, employee, or account data is available or configured.

Implement simple Self Service Request Offerings

Make forms easy and simple to use by requesting and requiring only absolutely essential information such as a unique identifiers, such as email address, reference number, booking code, asset tag, etc. as well as contact information (again email address) and phone number, or shipping location.

Use dropdowns or radio buttons to identify the type of inquiry or better direct the inquiry.    This is very powerful if you create a generic request form and then have options to better channel those requests. Think workflow, tasks assignment, approvals, which can be configured based on cases.

Going back to my example with Air Asia, I was prompted for my Booking Reference #, Last Name, travel origin, and type of  request (rebook, credit).  Upon providing all the information I was provided a credit to my account for my flight.

To implement the same functionality within Self Service you would create a request offering, with anonymous login if your target audience does not have logins, with all the above mentioned information, along with requester contact email address, and then in your workflow configure the path based on the type of request and forward to the corresponding team or notify the corresponding department to process the request.  Upon completion Ivanti Service Manager can be configured to send out the corresponding closure notification to the requester.