Incident management is one of the most important aspects of ITSM practices for any type of business delivering internal or external customer service. According to the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), incident management can be defined as an unplanned interruption to an IT service or a reduction in the quality of an IT service. ITIL separates incident management into six categories namely:
Incident management software will help IT teams ensure these activities are performed with ease and efficiency.
With growing customer bases and increasing end-users to support, the volume of service desk tickets is on the rise, making it harder for resource-constrained IT teams to manage and resolve them. Incidents, when left unchecked will give rise to problems which also have to be identified and tackled by help desk teams.Unchecked incidents will give rise to problems, which also have to be identified and tackled by help desk teams. From a central web console, support agents will be able to monitor and manage incident and problem tickets quickly and easily.
Incident management software allows you set up a parent-child relationship between incident and problem tickets. When an incident ticket is raised, it can be clubbed under a related problem ticket. And when the problem ticket is closed by the technician, all related incident tickets get closed along with it. The ability to differentiate incident and problem tickets, and handle them differently is a key functionality of incident management software. Furthermore, incident management software delivers flexible automation rules to allow IT technicians to simplify service request management. This reduces considerable time and effort for support agents to manage incidents.
SolarWinds® Web Help Desk® is an easy-to-use incident management software that empowers IT pros to centralize, streamline, and manage the entire service request fulfilment process—from ticket creation to resolution.
Managing the use, availability, and health of IT assets, and tracking this over time, is a major undertaking, especially as your business’ IT footprint grows.
Checks and balances makes service management feasible.
Tracking the progress and performance of your support team is critical for meeting end-user expectations and other requirements.