ESWA serves its local elder community using Deskpro
The ESWA migrated to Deskpro to provide IT support for their staff and for elderly and disabled members of their community.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the ESWA began distributing smartphones and other technology to their elderly and disabled residents to make it easier for them to contact doctors and reduce feelings of isolation.
The Elder Services of Worcester Area found their previous helpdesk solution was limiting their ability to provide customer support whilst maintaining their internal IT system. This led IT Manager, Nick Martunas, to search for a new helpdesk: “We needed a separate ticketing system for supporting the elderly members of our community alongside our internal IT ticketing system.”
They had used other services but found they did not meet their needs, Nick explains how they “started off with Spiceworks, then we went to FreshService, they were good but too pricey as anything we were looking for was an add on, with Deskpro everything was included in just the base pricing.”
Ultimately the team at ESWA went with Deskpro due to its multi-branding capabilities: “We chose Deskpro because it has the capability to have separate uses included in the service, with others you had to pay for a full separate service.”
Whilst they take advantage of the multi-branding functionality their main use is still the ticketing system: “We mainly use the ticketing system for our IT team, day-to-day. But we have created articles and guides on their Help Center for staff to submit different requests.” They also benefit from Help Center content they have created for their internal workers.
Nick and his team have found that using Deskpro has streamlined their workflow processes, such as “When a staff member needs to order technology, they go to the Help Center instead of sending us an email because there are specific questions we need them to answer and this way we can drive responses.” Implementing their own processes has enabled the ESWA to work more efficiently and reduce the number of unnecessary tickets being created.
They also use the Help Center for other types of internal support; “We also use the Help Center for when HR hires someone, we have forms stored for all their information to make their new employee accounts.”
In addition, the ESWA benefit from Deskpro’s support team, Nick notes that “the Deskpro support team are responsive, we usually get something back within an hour.”
In the coming months, the Elder Services of Worcester Area look forward to migrating to Deskpro Horizon, as Nick explains “I like new stuff, I prefer to implement it sooner rather than later.”