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assyst Product suite 2

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Designed from inception to integrate all
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integrate all ITIL processes into a single application
ITIL processes

Problem Management
Problem Management is an essential step towards providing an optimized IT service Typical Problem
portfolio. By eliminating infrastructure errors, the number of IT service interruptions is Management Lifecycle
reduced, resulting in measurable improvements in productivity and profitability. With
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an effective Problem Management tool, the emphasis can be shifted from the reactive
creation of workarounds to the proactive elimination of known errors with permanent
fixes – reducing business impact by preventing repeat incidents. Through improvements Identification & Loggining
in infrastructure quality, service interruptions are reduced, user productivity is increased
and profitability is maximized.
Root Cause Analysis
Problem Logging

Audit & Reporting Automated Routing


Problem Diagnosis
Problem
Trend Identification Assignment & Notification
Management
Known Error
Monitoring & Tracking Root Cause Analysis
Knowledge
Management Request For Change

Identity, Diagnose, Resolve


Is your IT infrastructure out of control?
Are all your support resources dedicated to fire-fighting? Problem Monitor to
show all linked events.
Are repeat incidents preventing staff from being productive?
The assyst solution incorporates extensive best practice
Problem Management features to support rapid
improvements in infrastructure quality. ITIL Problem
Management functionality is a core part of the consolidated
assyst IT Service Management (ITSM) solution, with activities
taking inputs from - and recording all outputs in - the
integrated and centralized assyst CMDB. ITSM records such
as incidents, changes, known errors and knowledge solutions
are linked to problem records and all actions are recorded,
allowing full tracking and audit of the incident-problem-
change-release lifecycle within a single ITSM software solution.

“We have better visibility of problems


The relationships between
than we’ve ever had before and we can take
incidents, problems and
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action accordingly.”
changes can be easily
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identified in assyst.

Axios Service Desk & Incident


Incident Management
Management
Change Management • Problem Management
Configuration Management • Asset Management
Service Level Management • CMDB
For Service Catalog • On premise
SaaS or SaaS offering
offering

Service Desk and IT Service Management Software


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Problem Management
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of the CMDB with external
detail within the Problem Monitor
prioritized by business impact. sources.
Real-Time Management Reporting
Trend Analysis Identify ‘fragile’ components and Effective Integration Capability for Superior
problems introduced by change. Problem Management
Tracking & Compliance Problem records link back
to original incidents and forward to known error and assyst offers unrivalled connectivity via a wide range of plug-
resulting change records to create a full lifecycle. All in adaptors which enable assyst to interface to any external
actions performed on problems are recorded for full application. For example, incidents received from network and
audit reporting.
systems management applications and captured by assyst
Dashboards & Reporting Real-time dashboard
reporting of Problem Management Key Performance
will be automatically available for investigation and trend
Indicators (KPIs), plus detailed infrastructure, efficiency, analysis. By closing the gap between technical and business
trend analysis and intelligence reporting. management of networked IT systems, Problem Management
Contract Management Links to Supplier Management, with assyst brings a powerful improvement mechanism for your
IT infrastructure.
Problem Management

maintenance contracts and SLAs.

“assyst’s ability to link incidents and


problems to changes allows us to more
accurately understand the impact of a
change, and the history behind it.”
NFU Mutual

Service Desk and IT Service Management Software


Established in 1988, Axios Systems is the world’s leading independent provider of Service Desk and IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions. Its
software, assyst, is a fully integrated, out-of-the-box solution, available in on-premise and SaaS models, which helps organizations optimize IT
infrastructure efficiency, reduce overheads and lower the total cost of IT ownership.

www.axiossystems.com