When Rick Jordan took on the role of IT support manager at multicultural broadcaster SBS Australia he found the processes used by his team were "immature" and that their existing toolkit wasn't suited to providing a timely response to users.
After an "exhaustive" investigation of various options, he selected BMC FootPrints as it took just 10 minutes to go from a proof of concept to a working installation, and because the software was "ITIL compatible out of the box."
The old processes were largely manual, and Mr Jordan realised things were "falling through the cracks." But FootPrints automatically logs all requests made via email, and in the six months following the deployment of FootPrints the team recorded as many requests as they has in the previous four years.
Users are now confident that their requests will be attended to, and this helps customer satisfaction, said Mr Jordan.
Despite that massive increase in requests, "we haven't been able to put on more staff," he said, and the team still comprises five people on the support desk (four in Sydney and one in Melbourne) backed by four specialists.
"We've been able to get some good wins," said Mr Jordan.