The entire IT infrastructure was structured more efficiently by the Deskcenter Management Suite and all of the IT staff are very satisfied with the solution. Also, the support by the manufacturer was commendable. Our wishes and requirements were taken seriously by the developer and are incorporated into the development of the suite. So we finally have found a holistic administration tool that fits our requirements.
The IMO Group manufactures highly specialized slewing rings in market-leading quality at two plants near Nuremberg. Before the implementation of Deskcenter the management and monitoring of IT systems was mainly done manually and with an enormous amount of time by the administrators. There are over 350 systems that should be controlled modernly and be automated with one central workstation. The introduction of a powerful user helpdesk with web client was also necessary to relieve the administrators and to ensure proper IT operations.
“The processing of helpdesk queries up to date was based on tasks in Outlook and Excel. Eventually, we came here on our technical limits. The capture of requests was not transparent enough and was comprehensibility lacking.”
“Editing took too long and status messages to the user took too much time,” explains Rainer Dressel, Head of the IT management. “However, all other administrative tasks, such as the complete inventory, an automatic software deployment and an audit safe license management should be covered with the new software solution.”
On the recommendation of their IT service provider the IMO Group was aware of Deskcenter and it quickly came to a decision for the solution.
“Thanks to the straightforward implementation and intuitive operation of the suite we were able to work productively in record time,” says Rainer Dressel. All tasks of the IT department are managed from one central point for all working places. With Deskcenter Helpdesk, requests can be recorded and resolved quickly and effectively. Users can at any time open tickets directly through a web interface and address their queries, requests and problems to the IT department. The independent query of the processing status is an important feature that makes the support work easier. The possibility to expand the knowledge base individually helps employees to look for already dissolved requests and solve their problem by themselves.
Thanks Deskcenter we can make a clear division of responsibilities for the service desk employees and ensure single point of contact. The recording and processing of requests is now much faster and the user can view the processing status via web portal. We improve service quality, save time and increase transparency.
The compilation of all relevant system data, the deployment of software applications and the creation of an automatic license overview, which immediately provides valid data for a license audit, are also managed with Deskcenter. And with the integrated reporting, a user based cost distribution is possible, which is important for the IT-Controlling.
Rainer Dressel sees the implementation of the suite as a substantial improvement for the IT operations of the company:
“The entire IT infrastructure was structured more efficiently by the Deskcenter Management Suite and all of the IT staff are very satisfied with the solution. Also, the support by the manufacturer was commendable. Our wishes and requirements were taken seriously by the developer and are incorporated into the development of the suite. So we finally have found a holistic administration tool that fits our requirements.”