If your organization uses TOPdesk but has incidents or changes without prefixes, it will eventually run into problems. These can range all the way from being unable to include external numbers in email subject lines to accidentally importing information into the wrong incident or change. But changing the prefix can lead to its own problems, too—like no longer being able to refer to old incidents within the request/action fields. So how did we tackle this problem here at TOPdesk? And why did we wait so long to do it?
6 October 2020
Knowledge plays a very important role in the TOPdesk product. By allowing operators to easily create, integrate, and collate your organization’s knowledge, they’re able to vastly improve the overall levels of service. Needless to say, this greatly benefits your customers - they’re able to find solutions faster and without needing to wait for an operator’s response.
15 July 2020
At the end of 2019, product manager Tom Knippenberg informed you about our exciting plans for improving the TOPdesk product in 2020. In this blog, we’re going to delve into how we’ve been progressing so far and what you can expect throughout the rest of this year.
The majority of organizations are no longer fully self-sufficient when providing a service to their customers. Most of the time, they also need the help of other experts and organizations in their field like 24/7 IT support, Identity & Access management or managed hosting for applications . But this isn’t always a seamless process
New advances in automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) offer novel opportunities to improve service desk efficiency and customer satisfaction. So what’s TOPdesk’s vision when it comes to automation and AI? Where do we see the potential in using AI for service management? And what applications will we invest in throughout the years to come? In this post, I’ll share our vision on how automation and AI will shape service management, the impact that they will have on our product, and how you’ll benefit.
26 June 2020
Your service desk plays a crucial role in ensuring that your organization runs smoothly. However, it’s not enough to simply cater to your employees’ needs — you also need to provide much-needed assistance to your guests, whether they’re public citizens, patients, or students.
As guides to service excellence, we believe it's important to practice what we preach. It goes against our beliefs to exclude groups from access to services due to disabilities or other reasons. That’s why TOPdesk is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. How? By improving the user experience for everyone, and applying relevant accessibility standards where needed.
12 May 2020
Nothing is more frustrating than being transferred over and over to get to speak to the right person. As an end-user, you just want to talk to somebody that can help you out, when you cannot find the appropriate form to submit your incident or request.
7 May 2020
In many countries, anti-COVID-19 measures have been in place for a while now. Lockdowns, social distancing and obligatory working from home are currently facts of life businesses need to deal with.
You’ve been able to use incident management on the Kanban board for some time now. Many of you asked for change management to be added – and we’ve listened! After two months in a staged roll-out, and a lot of valuable user feedback, simple changes and change activities are now available on the Kanban board in Labs – and will be available in all SaaS environments at the start of Q3. Now you can easily collaborate to find the right balance between your reactive (incident) and proactive (change) work.