Web Help Desk Review

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Web Help Desk

Web Help Desk is a 100% web based application created in JAVA. The Web Help Desk software is deployed as a Java servlet running under the Apache Tomcat 5.5 servlet container (included in the installation). A compatible Java 5 Runtime Environment (JRE) is included for all platforms except Mac OS X and Solaris, which have a pre-installed JRE. Because the application is 100% pure Java, you have the freedom to install the Web Help Desk server-side software on the operating system you like.

Operating Systems Supported:

  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 or later
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Debian Linux
  • Sun Solaris 8 or later

Database Support:

  • MySQL 5 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or later
  • Oracle 8i or later
  • OpenBase SQL
  • PostgreSQL 8 or later
  • FrontBase 4 or later – An embedded FrontBase database is included for Mac OS X and Windows installations for instance functionality.
  • The application and database are not required to run on the same server or operating system.

Features Includes:

Help Request Prioritization

The Web Help Desk software uses intelligent business logic to determine which technician is assigned to a new ticket. Using a combination of location, skill-set, work schedule and work load balancing, you always get the right tech for the job. Group various locations and departments to allow the tracking of requests from separate entities within your organization to be centrally managed. Jobs can also be assigned to a Tech Group pool, so your technicians can select jobs as they become available.

Client Request and Self Help

Clients have a simple interface to submit requests, view updates on previous requests, and self-serve with our FAQ Knowledge Base. The Help Request form dynamically updates as the end user defines what type of help request they are submitting. Custom fields, in the form of text boxes, popup menus, radio buttons or check boxes, are displayed dynamically based on the Problem Type chosen by the client end-user.

E-Mail Based Submission and Updating

Help requests can be submitted via e-mail to one or more dedicated e-mail addresses. Help desk e-mail accounts are monitored by the application, with new messages used to automatically generate tickets (including attachments). Requests can be updated by e-mail to add notes, change status, attach files and reassign a Technician.

Asset Management

Manage both hardware and software and the clients they are assigned to; build parent/child relationships between assets to make tracking them a snap. Enter purchase order information for your assets and let Web Help Desk calculate warranty and lease end dates. Define asset types, status, locations, manufacturers and models for simple tracking.

Apple Remote Desktop Integration

Web Help Desk provides seamless integration with Apple Remote Desktop, Apple’s award-winning desktop management system for Mac OS X. The easy access to ARD information and instant remote control connectivity from within the Web Help Desk promises to boost technician productivity and raise the bar on customer satisfaction.

Performance Reports

As the help desk administrator, your job depends on getting end-user requests handled in a timely manner. With Web Help Desk’s robust graphic reporting tools, you will always know how your technicians are performing, which locations or customers are in need of extra assistance, real-time billing data, and what problem types are causing the most trouble

LDAP and Active Directory Synchronization

Schedule automatic synchronizations to your Lightweight Directory or AD, then use the Web Help Desk to authenticate users and look up client contact info. With built-in connectivity for standard LDAP and Microsoft’s Active Directory, the Web Help Desk seamlessly integrates into your companys IT infrastructure.

FAQ Knowledge Base

Knowledge base functionality is built into Web Help Desk, facilitating the creation of an expansive, searchable database of common requests and their resolutions available for self-service by clients, technicians, and administrators. Attach one or more files to each FAQ to make knowledge sharing even more powerful.

 

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you can play with the demo at this URL:

http://www.webhelpdesk.com/demo

 

this app looks very clutter for me, especially the tech interface – but it really has many features. please share your experience with this application if you have used it.

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