My Top 10 Features in Remedyforce Summer ‘20

By Kedar Zavar, Architect, Cloudaction The Summer ’20 release brings some great features to BMC Helix Remedyforce. Here are my top 10 favorites. 1) My Workday This new metric option is available on Remedyforce Console based on different objects such as incidents, tasks, problem, change, and release broadcast. Makes for easy prioritization of work. Offers…

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BMC Helix Remedyforce Winter 20 Review

By Kedar Zavar, Architect, Cloudaction The Winter 20 release brings some great enhancements for Remedyforce administrators and users alike. Here are my favorites. 1. Ability to Move Service Requests from Sandbox to Production Using Configuration Sets BMC Helix Remedyforce has introduced a new feature called configuration sets. Before, administrators could not move Service Request from…

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BMC Helix Remedyforce Summer ’19 Review

By Kedar Zavar, Architect, Cloudaction BMC Helix Remedyforce Summer ’19 release offers us some great new features. Here’s an at-a-glance list at enhancements at a glance, followed by a brief look at my favorite Summer ’19 enhancements. My Summer ’19 favs Easily see attachments on Console with new attachment icon, including “see all” button. Ability…

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Top 10 Features in BMC Helix Remedyforce Winter 19

By Kedar Zavar, Architect, Cloudaction BMC Helix Remedyforce brings some great features with the Winter 19 release. Here are my top 10. 1. New HighCharts for QuickViews Benefits No more Adobe Flash needed 2D-3D options Available “donut chart” option 2. Ability to Find Records Using Multiple Column Filters on Console Benefits Agents can easily sort…

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Remedyforce Consulting: Remedyforce Summer 18 Is Here!

By Kedar Zavar, Architect, Cloudaction The release of Remedyforce Summer 18 brings some great enhancements for Remedyforce administrators and clients. Here are my “summertime” favorites. 1. Enhanced Search Options with “Superbox” Self-Service Portal Benefits: Clients can use Self-Service easily search service requests, templates, knowledge articles and broadcasts. Search results are displayed with count if matching…

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Onboarding/Offboarding Automation Is Simple with Remedyforce and the actionHub Integration Platform

By Samir Kumar, Co-Founder and President, Cloudaction Any HR professional will tell you that onboarding of new hires is a resource- and cost-intensive process. A Deloitte study pegs the average cost-per-hire at more than $4000. What’s more, that number does not include hidden post-hiring costs such as paperwork and administration by HR and hiring managers,…

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MSP Provides Perfect Non-IT Use Case for Remedyforce

By Harendra Thatola, Global Delivery Director, Cloudaction A comprehensive business service management solution created by Cloudaction for a global managed services provider (MSP) provides the perfect use case for Remedyforce’s extraordinary value for both IT and non-IT deployments. Our client is a MSP specializing in  high-speed internet, on-demand media, and voice/phone systems solutions for the…

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Welcome to Remedyforce Winter 18

By Kedar Zavar, Architect, Cloudaction Remedyforce Winter 18 is now generally available, but I’ve had the privilege of getting to play in the BMC Early Access sandbox. This release offers some great new features for Remedyforce admins/users, so let’s have a look at some of most noteworthy. Page Layout Types on Console Winter 18’s new…

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Remedyforce Consulting: Remedyforce Summer 17 Highlights

By Kedar Zavar, Architect, Cloudaction Among the greater BMC Remedyforce community – to include admins, support staff, clients, and consultants like me – it is generally understood that with every release the Remedyforce team adds some amazing new features. Summer 17, now generally available, carries on the tradition of excellence. As a member of the BMC…

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Remedyforce Consulting: What’s So Cool About Remedyforce Winter 17? Plenty!

By Kedar Zavar, Senior Architect, Cloudaction As a member of the BMC Early Access Program, I am always excited when it’s time for a new Remedyforce release. I get to take a pre-release deep dive into the new Remedyforce features and capabilities that will provide measurable benefits to my customers, and which in turn will…

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Virtual Reality CMDB: The Future of Service Management

By Collin Parker, Software Architect, Cloudaction Virtual reality (VR) is one of the most promising technologies for the ongoing evolution of service management. Here at Cloudaction, we’re looking out five to 10 years to imagine how VR can be a game changer for Remedyforce users. The area where VR could have the most immediate impact…

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Remedyforce Consulting: My Top 16 Enhancements in Remedyforce Summer 16

By Kedar Zavar, Senior Consultant, Cloudaction As a member of BMC’s Early Access Program, I have the privilege to test-drive new Remedyforce releases before they’re generally available and provide feedback to the development team. It’s always exciting for me to see new enhancements because I know how new features and functionality can have a positive…

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Remedyforce Consulting: Salesforce API endpoint retirement Jan. 1, 2016 – Action Required

By Kedar Zavar, Senior Consultant, Cloudaction Salesforce has announced that the API endpoint https://www.salesforce.com will be retired Jan. 1, 2016. Because Remedyforce runs on the Salesforce platform, this means that Remedyforce integrations using https://www.salesforce.com as a step—including all Pentaho transformations—must be updated to Salesforce’s new official endpoint, https://login.salesforce.com, before the end of the year. What…

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Remedyforce Consulting: 18 "can't miss" enhancements in Remedyforce Summer 15

By Kedar Zavar, Senior Consultant, Cloudaction  As a Sandbox customer, I was privileged to get early access to Remedyforce Summer 15. While every Remedyforce release adds some wonderful enhancements, Summer 15 is particularly robust. And with so many new features and customizations to offer, it took some effort to squeeze everything great about this release…

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ITIL Thoughts on Remedyforce: What’s the urgency?

By Ron Hill, Principal Solution Consultant, Cloudaction     I am big fan of a service-oriented service management implementation. And you’re no doubt thinking, so what does service-oriented service management implementation mean? A service-oriented service management implementation is when all decisions regarding support and changes take into account the service affected and the value that each service…

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Remedyforce Integration: Chatter 101 for Remedyforce Help Desk

By Kedar Zavar, Senior Consultant, Cloudaction     Chatter is a Salesforce “enterprise social” tool that brings the power of social networking to the business world. The idea is simple: Harness the power of Facebook- and Twitter-like communications – for sharing information and communicating – then turn it loose within the organization to empower employees, enable teams…

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Remedyforce Implementation: For new Remedyforce customers, preparation is key

By Mark Hodge, Senior Remedyforce Consultant, Cloudaction     I love working with new Remedyforce customers. A new Remedyforce implementation is like the proverbial clean slate. But taking advantage of a clean slate requires a structured approach and preparation in order to turn your clean slate into a practical Remedyforce ITSM success. Remedyforce’s greatest benefit is its…

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Remedyforce Implementation: Five “hidden” Remedyforce features that make an admin's life easier

By Aslam Sayed, Senior Consultant, Cloudaction     Remedyforce Help Desk is the most robust “ITSM in the cloud” solution on the market today. And while it is designed for easy use for business users and IT, there are a number of “hidden” features – i.e., not visible in Remedyforce’s out-of-the-box default settings – that can make…

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Remedyforce Implementation: Tips for using Remedyforce sandbox

By Kedar Zevar, Senior Consultant, Cloudaction     An important aspect of Remedyforce administration is making sure that system changes are validated and tested prior to moving them to the production environment. While some may argue that you don’t need to test before implementing routine changes, making any change directly in production can be dangerous, especially in complex…

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Remedyforce Integration: Enable Remedyforce single sign on (SSO) using free OneLogin starter plan

By Kedar Zavar, Senior Consultant, Cloudaction     What is OneLogin? OneLogin is a cloud-based identity management solution that provides single sign on (SSO) capabilities to allow users to log in to their cloud-based applications using their employee corporate credentials. SSO from OneLogin provides benefits to users and to IT. For users, they don’t need to remember…

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