Cloud Computing Help Desk — 02 June 2014

Hybrid ITSM

Kevin J. Smith, Vice President & General Manager, Cloud Business Unit, FrontRange

 In a series of recent customer wins for FrontRange, Center Partners,a leading provider of high value customer sales and support solutions for distinguished brands requiring superior consumer experience,  recently selected the cloud-based version of our HEAT Service Management solution to replace their on-premise predecessor.  A key reason for replacing their legacy application was the lack of any reporting metrics or robust service management capabilities beyond simple incident ticketing. In contrast, our HEAT Hybrid ITSM solution provides Center Partners with a fully multi-tenant, easy-to-use SaaS application that serves as a consolidated and centralized service management platform across their organization.

As the industry’s only hybrid service management platform that supports cloud, on-premise and/or a combination of the two deployment options with a common framework, HEAT integrates IT best practices with voice and workflow automation.  This enables service desks in organizations, like Center Partners, to easily request a service or change, plan for appropriate remediation measures and automatically approve and authorize requests.   In addition, HEAT is designed to automatically deploy change requests for users, monitor the successful completion, compliance and service level agreements associated with the change and control of an organization’s service portfolio to ensure enhanced service quality and customer satisfaction.

Center Partners is revolutionizing their business processes by aligning service management with ITIL best practices. With the rapid implementation of HEAT’s Incident, Problem, Change and Knowledge Management capabilities, the company is immediately tracking incidents that are tied back to the knowledge database. Taking advantage of HEAT’s hybrid deployment capabilities in future rollouts, Center Partners plans to deploy self-service and service catalog in the cloud with HEAT Discovery deployed on-premise to complete their service management functionality. In addition, to further realize their vision of deploying a single enterprise-wide service management platform, Center Partners plan to expand their use of the HEAT platform by automating non-IT service processes across other business groups, like human resources and facilities.

It pleases me greatly that Center Partners, an organization that relies on its service management solution to provide business continuity in order to maintain optimal customer support, has selected HEAT Service Management as their platform of choice.

About FrontRange

FrontRange is a leading provider of Hybrid IT software solutions for organizations of all sizes. With our suite of HEAT applications, FrontRange is the only company in the world that provides, from a single platform, Service Management and Client Management software on-premise and in the cloud. HEAT manages millions of service interactions and millions of devices every day for more than 15,000 leading organizations around the world. Our customers deliver world-class service while maximizing operational efficiencies with reduced cost and complexity. FrontRange is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. and can be found at http://www.frontrange.com.

About Center Partners
Center Partners is a leading provider of high value customer sales and support solutions for distinguished brands requiring superior consumer experience.  Center Partners services multiple industries including retail, financial services, consumer products, media, and technology companies. The company has a 100% US based workforce with 4,000 employees. Center Partners is a proud member of the Kantar and WPP family of companies. www.centerpartners.com

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