Boston MA (January 5, 2023) – Vivantio Customers Gain Full Visibility into their Asset Estate with Lansweeper – elevating the customer experience by harnessing a single source of truth across the entire service and support ecosystem.
Business success today hinges on reliable, continuous access to mission-critical applications and services. Any downtime or service disruptions can impact productivity, and make it difficult to deliver on customer expectations for seamless experiences. As companies continue to adopt new technologies and expand their infrastructure to accommodate the demands of digital transformation, service teams will inevitably feel the heat.
In fact, ticket volumes in Service Management have increased by over 35% over the past year, largely due to employees working remotely. The traditional office-centric workplace is evolving, and now distributed enterprises with geographically dispersed workers are the norm. As they continue to access corporate technologies and services remotely, service issues – from failing equipment to password recovery requests and poor service performance – will continue to proliferate.
Unfortunately, the cost of a slow response to an open ticket can be extremely high – and not just to the individual or group experiencing the outage. MetricNet reports that businesses spend about $1.60 per minute resolving a ticket and the average mean time to repair (MTTR) for failed or broken equipment is more than 8 hours. At nearly $770 per ticket, costs add up, especially considering that enterprise service desks receive an average of 492 tickets per month.
While service management tools are essential to helping Service Desk personnel respond to and remediate service issues quickly, they’re more effective with access to complete and accurate asset data. Most tools rely on Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) for that information, but the CMBD can be outdated or inaccurate, especially if they still rely on manual, error-prone updates. Using inaccurate data to remediate service issues can impact the Service Desk’s ability to make informed decisions and take action. Additionally, poor visibility into asset data leads to poor agent utilization and high overhead, not to mention slow and ineffective service for customers.
Specifically within B2B Customer Service Teams and across MSPs, there has been a significant focus on how customer service and customer experience drive organization growth. Forbes state that companies with a customer experience mindset drive revenue 4-8% higher than the rest of their industries and 96% of customers say customer service is important in their choice of loyalty to a brand.
65% of companies say improving their data analysis is very important to delivering a better customer experience and those companies are now leaning towards technology platforms that can extend the digital ecosystem beyond case management. By integrating with other critical business applications, service teams are able to gain a more holistic view of the customer, and through predictive analysis, automation and workflow, deliver faster and more efficient service without compromising quality.
That’s where Lansweeper comes in. Through its partnership with Vivantio’s leading Customer Service Management and ITSM platform, Lansweeper has built a seamless integration that enables Vivantio customers to access complete, accurate IT asset data right within their Vivantio solution. These integrations streamline the process of investigating and resolving tickets and requests for service, and speeding MTTR to reduce downtime.
A Best-in-Class Solution for IT Asset Discovery & Inventory
Vivantio was founded in 2003 as the only service management solution that empowers B2B customer service teams with an enterprise-level best practice solution that is also intuitive, flexible and scalable enough to meet the needs of fast-growing mid-market organizations. “In everything we do, we aim to empower customers to build and configure our Service Management platform according to their needs,” said Bill Varga, Chief Revenue Officer at Vivantio. “Many of our customers are growing and scaling their businesses and moving away from less sophisticated tools. They realize that enterprise service management offers a way of scaling by leveraging the advantages brought by the technology, without the need to increase headcount. We examine their existing processes and parameters and determine how our solution can best support them. Ultimately, we aim to create super users within our customers’ organizations and empower them to be self-sufficient, so they can maximize the ROI from our platform.”
“Typically, our customers would need to find a third-party provider for asset discovery and set up an integration themselves,” Varga said. “We also considered developing a solution in-house but came to the conclusion that it was better to go with a best-in-class providers instead of reinventing the wheel.”
Vivantio selected Lansweeper, along with other technology partners, because of its market reputation as a leading IT asset discovery and inventory solution. “A lot of our customers were asking for us to integrate with Lansweeper, so it just made sense,” he said. “And once we evaluated the technology and the capabilities of Lansweeper, we knew it would be a fantastic solution to bring into Vivantio’s technology ecosystem.”
A Simple and Automated Way to Empower Your Service Desk
Lansweeper combines agent-based and agentless deep scanning with credential-free device recognition (CDR) to automate IT asset discovery. The platform discovers any connected asset – IT, OT or IoT – using a wide range of network protocols. Lansweeper can detect and recognize any device that touches the network, however briefly, including shadow IT and rogue devices, as well as forgotten or idle devices that would otherwise be overlooked during a manual inventory. After discovery, Lansweeper retrieves granular data about the device, users, installed software and more, creating a complete and accurate IT asset inventory automatically. Through an API-based integration, this information is delivered to Vivantio in seconds, making all the data necessary to diagnose and remediate a service issue easily and instantly accessible.
With Lansweeper data flowing automatically into their Vivantio Service Management solution, Vivantio customers gain full visibility into complete and accurate IT asset data to inform incident resolution, change management and service management decisions. This speeds resolution and reduces the risk and potential impact of outages to critical IT services – all while eliminating tedious and time-consuming manual tasks that introduce error and drive up operational overhead.
Vivantio customers can take advantage of the Lansweeper integration as an option for IT asset discovery and inventory via an easy-to-configure API. “The experience is seamless for customers who want to leverage the Lansweeper integration,” said Varga. “For customers who have limited visibility into their infrastructure, this is the perfect solution.”
Vivantio’s integration with the Lansweeper platform fits seamlessly into your existing technology stack.
Lansweeper helps Service Desk teams align with ITIL processes with a common view of the services IT delivered and how the infrastructure supports them. Insight into what hardware is up for maintenance, along with the ability to identify machines that are sitting idle or running outdated software, means Service Desk teams can proactively initiate updates and changes to minimize the risk of new service issues. Access to Lansweeper data also reduces the costs and hassle of audits, as well as the potential risk of noncompliance with increasingly stringent regulatory requirements.
Vivantio is a leading provider of customer service optimization software and solutions for demanding B2B service teams. By combining the power of enterprise-level software with the flexibility of a cloud-based solution, Vivantio is the only unified service management solution that empowers teams through rapid configurability enabling effortless operations and elevating the customer experience for future-ready businesses.
Vivantio leverages proven approaches and frameworks (ITIL V4) with a unified service management platform empowering companies to take charge and reduce operational costs, improve response times, meet performance objectives, and elevate the customer experience.