And you can customize the type of alert that’s sent. A request that’s a low priority (e.g., updating a student’s operating system) won’t be the same type of alert as a high-priority request (e.g., a faculty member who accidentally downloaded malware onto the network).
2. Enhanced communication
No more repetitive emails. Automated features like email-to-request functionality, user visibility into statuses, and two-way communication for end users and technicians greatly improves the experience for both yourself and your requestors. Plus, communication is confined to the ticket, so you can communicate wherever you are and never miss an important detail.
If, say, an administrator needs help with one of his desktop computers, he can send an email to the help desk, which will then be delivered as a ticket to your team. This ensures a timely resolution, and the requestor can see the status of the ticket as you update.
3. Seamless workflows
Just as with alerts, you can also set conditions for routing requests so they’re assigned to the right technician as soon as they’re created. Many solutions require administrator approval before routing a request, or they rely on managers to dole out each individual task. With automation, you can automatically route tickets based on customizable rules so they immediately get to the right user the first time. This cuts down on your manual entry, improves time to resolution, and ensures that no tickets fall through the cracks.
You can even use this based on specific projects. For example: If you have a team set up that specifically handles new student laptop registration, any requests that are created relating to this project can be automatically sent to those technicians.
Time and resources are limited for IT teams. Automation is an excellent step toward reclaiming time back in your day. The best solutions address all your needs, but a good step forward is to start small. What would be most beneficial to your team? What can you realistically implement now? Setting out realistic goals based on what you need most is the first steps toward new and improved processes.