6 Valuable Tips for dealing with Legacy Data

Working with legacy data is a common and often frustrating issue to handle. This article will give you the knowledge needed to begin dealing with it effectively.

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5 Essential Tips for Self-Service Success

Whether you’re looking to implement self service for your customer, or assessing the quality of your current self-service solution, there are five key enablers that need to be in place in order to achieve a successful self-service solution.

Self service is an excellent tool that I always recommend every organization to implement as a service to their employees, as it improves service and support. A good self-service solution will also reduce support costs, decrease incoming calls to the service desk, and improve job satisfaction within the service desk. Invest some time in my five recommended  key enablers to discover how you can dramatically improve the results of self service:

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The support iceberg is growing 24/7 – opportunity or threat?

As service-oriented support organizations and service desks, how do we address the new generation of employees, the old generation’s new behaviors, and new technology?

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That´s why you want a separate specialized knowledge tool

The right tool supports the chosen method and reduces the need to develop workarounds. It also encourages users to follow the correct methods through having the right flow and functions.We give you three reasons to why you should use a specialized knowledge tool.

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Knowledge – The shift to good enough

The traditional viewpoint that every article created should be perfect has no connection to how we consume and process information. Support organizations that realize it’s impossible to create perfect knowledge articles will succeed with knowledge management. Successful support organizations develop methods for the early identification of new issues, and they create effective articles that resolve the new issues.

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Common questions related to the adoption of KCS

Many support organizations have started to align their support model with Knowledge Centered Support (KCS) as their methodology for working effectively with knowledge. In this article we reply to the most commonly asked questions related to the adoption of KCS.

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Your first line resolution should be low!

It is an undeniable fact that CIO´s and CFO´s across the globe’s Fortune 500 companies have measured how well their company’s first line resolution rate performs as an important KPI. The higher the resolution rate the better. I dare to say “No”.

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Self-service close at hand

At the office, we all work long hours in order to meet fast approaching deadlines. The last thing we want is for our basic programs such as Outlook, Word, or Excel to provide us with yet another obstacle to overcome. We do not have the time to contact the service desk for simple tasks. It takes time to contact the service desk, and it can even be a bit embarrassing to ask these questions. I mean, I do not want to be that person that makes the service desk sigh and laugh about. There has to be a better way, right?

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Part 6: Resolve more cases with self-service – Creating awareness of the new solution

It is not enough to offer self-service if users are not aware that it is available or understand the advantages. It is essential that Service Desk markets the self service solution, its content and the benefits it provides in order for more users to resolve their problems via the self-service solution.

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