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Practical tips and information about running an efficient service desk. News and information about HelpMaster, PRD Software and the ITSM industry.

ITIL v4 introduces the Service Value System, Service Value Chain and Service Value Streams. Learn what these mean via an employee on-boarding workflow

A web client self-service portal is not longer just for the IT help-desk or purely in the realm of ITSM. A business portal can be used to log and track requests for IT, HR, Facilities Management, Legal, Policy and more. Learn the basic objects that HelpMaster uses to build a flexible and power web request portal.

Practical ways to improve the quality of your service-desk email communication

In this second part of the report creation series we have a look at using Microsoft Excel as the reporting tool to build pivot-table helpdesk dashboards.  For the first part in this reporting series, see http://www.helpmasterpro.com/community/blogs/entryid/49/creating-custom-reports-in-helpmaster-pro-part-1.aspx

Avoid the pitfalls and heart-ache of a botched ITSM software upgrade by utilizing some basic principles of regression testing the latest release of your helpdesk software. What is regression testing?

The face of helpdesk is changing, and it's not pretty... Do success or limited resources mean sacrificing courtesy and professionalism?

It's a Twitter thing... http://twitter.com/#!/HelpMaster

Join us for a webinar on how to integrate the award winning Specops password reset solution with your HelpMaster service desk applicaiton.

A new major release of HelpMaster is on the horizon.  Here's a few things to keep in mind that will assist in a successful upgrade.