Do You Need a Service Desk for Your IT?

Caitlin Harrison

3 Min Read

A well-managed service desk is essential for IT services. It's the first point of contact between end-users and IT support, leading to quick resolution of IT issues, higher employee productivity, and satisfaction.

What Makes a Great Service Desk?

An excellent service desk is focused on customer satisfaction. Therefore, it should be easy to access and provide multiple channels for end-users to submit IT service requests. The service desk should also have well-trained engineers with the expertise to handle various IT issues.

Multiple Ways to Submit a Ticket

At DKBinnovative, an excellent service desk is critical for providing quality IT services to our clients. Therefore, we follow the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) service desk framework, a globally accepted process for quality IT service management to achieve this goal.

One of the critical aspects of the ITIL service desk framework is providing multiple channels for end-users to submit IT service requests. DKBinnovative offers several channels: Email, Launch Pad app, Phone, Text message, and Web Portal. This ensures that end-users can choose the most convenient medium, making it easier to submit IT service requests and reducing the time it takes to resolve issues.

In addition to offering multiple channels, we provide regular updates to end-users throughout the process. This includes an immediate acknowledgment of the IT service request and updates on the status of the request as it progresses through our support team.

By keeping end-users informed, we can provide a transparent and efficient support experience, which is critical for maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.

Tiered Service Desk Engineers

A practical service desk should have a tiered support model; this is a critical ITIL service desk framework component. The tiered support model ensures that end-users receive the appropriate level of support, depending on the issue’s complexity.

DKBinnovative  uses a tiered support model with different support staff levels, ranging from Tier I to Tier III engineers. Tier I engineers handle simple issues such as password resets, software installation, and general user inquiries. Tier II engineers are responsible for complex issues like network connectivity and software configuration problems. Finally, Tier III engineers handle the most challenging cases, such as server crashes and database issues. By having different levels of support staff with varying expertise, we can resolve problems quickly and ensure that end-users receive the appropriate level of support.

Quick Response Time

Our company knows that quick response times are critical for providing high-quality IT support services to our clients. Therefore, when an end-user submits an IT service request, they should receive an immediate acknowledgment and be updated regularly throughout the process.

Our service desk is designed to respond to IT service requests within minutes rather than hours. End-users receive an immediate acknowledgment confirming that we have received their request after they submit an IT service request. This acknowledgment includes a reference number, which the end-user can use to track the progress of their appeal.

Once the request has been acknowledged, our service desk team will begin working on the issue immediately. We use a tiered support model, meaning that the request is routed to the appropriate level of support staff based on the issue's complexity. This ensures that problems are resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Throughout the process, we provide regular updates to the end user. This includes updates on the status of the request, as well as estimated timeframes for resolution. By providing regular updates, we keep the end-user informed and reduce the need for them to follow up with us for status updates.

Escalation Process

Some IT service requests require additional support due to their complexity or impact on the organization. To address this, we have implemented a well-defined escalation process for tickets that need extra support.

Our auto-escalation process is designed to prioritize VIPs and critical infrastructure users. These are the users who have the most vital needs and whose issues require immediate attention. This auto-escalation process ensures that VIPs and infrastructure-critical users receive priority attention from our service desk team. 

Customer Satisfaction

At DKBinnovative, we prioritize customer satisfaction and maintain a 98% CSAT score by providing high-quality IT support services. We use a tiered support model, provide regular updates, and conduct regular surveys to gather feedback from end users. Our goal is to provide the best service desk experience possible. In addition, we are constantly striving to improve our processes and procedure.

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