|By Business Wire||
|September 18, 2012 07:45 AM EDT||
SALESFORCE.COM DREAMFORCE – Luxury modern furniture retailer, Design Within Reach, faced a corporate relocation that would geographically disperse the IT group and its physical assets. The company saw an opportunity to re-think its IT, replacing many of its hardware assets with state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure.
“We were looking for something that could be up and running before the move so we wouldn’t have any downtime,” said Alec Davis, senior system analyst at Design Within Reach. “At Dreamforce 2010, Remedyforce was announced. I was really excited about the product. I was familiar with BMC’s previous tools, so we jumped to it.”
Davis added, “We are big on change management, but we were just using fancy Microsoft Word documents to get approvals. We liked the idea of a change management capability in Remedyforce and having the improved approval process.”
Design Within Reach needed to reduce its reliance on hardware, manage incidents with a geographically dispersed IT group and implement a more sophisticated change management process.
The company implemented BMC’s Remedyforce Service Desk solution to shift from on-site hardware to a cloud solution.
BMC provided Design Within Reach with web-based access to incident management, and made change management more efficient. The company experienced a number of benefits by implementing BMC’s cloud solution, including:
- Elimination of all hardware management related to help desk functions via a cloud solution
- Flexibility to interact with incidents without the need for a virtual private network (VPN)
- Enhanced collaboration with national sales force via mobile capabilities
- Improved change management processes
- Ability to identify patterns and issues requiring attention through detailed reporting
At Dreamforce 2012
BMC will offer a preview of new product features to its Remedyforce Service Desk solution at Dreamforce 2012. New product features include major integrations with asset management features found in BMC FootPrints to help IT help desk technicians resolve end-user issues faster. New release management features to existing ITIL processes allow IT organizations greater visibility and control to manage multiple changes and tasks to enterprise-wide application updates for customers. Finally, over 50 customer-suggested enhancements focused on reducing time to value and improving overall end-user satisfaction have been added to the new release of Remedyforce.
The new features are expected to be available for customers later this calendar year, in the November timeframe.
Read a BMC blog for more detailed information about the new product updates.
For more information about Design Within Reach and their implementation of the BMC Remedyforce Service Desk solution:
- Access an interview with Design Within Reach at ZDNet
- Follow @BMC_Remedyforce and @BMCSaaSGuy on Twitter
- Access the BMC Remedyforce Customer Community
- Learn more about BMC Consulting Services for IT Service Management
- Become a fan of BMC on Facebook
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