Ideas for Service Catalog Items?

  • 29 May 2019
  • 3 replies


Background - I manage the Help Desk/Service Desk for Asbury University in KY USA.  We're SLOWLY implementing FreshService for our campus.  We're at the process now of differentiating between Incidents, Service Requests, etc. and teaching ITIL to our staff (we haven't previously used ITIL or FreshService). I was wondering if anyone out there had a good running list of services they provide to their organization/business/campus?  

Here's a preliminary list of services we came up with.  Please note that we aren't presently including Employee Onboarding items that are non-IT (like we don't provide Office Supplies, Physical Keys, etc.)

Access Requests:

  • ID Card Access
  • Network Share Access
  • Email Account Access
  • ERP System Access
  • CRM System Access
  • ITS Ticketing System Access

Replacement Technology Requests:
  • Laptop Upgrade
  • Desktop Upgrade
  • Mobile (Cell) Phone Upgrade
  • Desk Phone Upgrade
  • Printer Upgrade
  • Scanner Upgrade
  • Docking Station Upgrade

New Hardware Requests:
  • New Laptop
  • New Desktop
  • New Scanner
  • New Printer
  • New Fax Machine
  • New Docking Station
  • New Mouse
  • New Keyboard

Software Requests:
  • Adobe Acrobat License Purchase
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Licence Purchase
  • SPSS License Purchase
  • Camtasia License Purchase
  • Operating System Upgrade Request
  • Microsoft Office Upgrade Request

Professional Services
  • Software Training Request
  • Campus Learning Space Training Request
  • Workstation Setup Request
  • A/V Event Support (Staffed)
  • A/V Event Support (Setup and Tear Down in Advance, no Microphone)
  • Equipment Checkout
  • Data Backup
  • Guest Wireless Request

Design, Graphic & Media Services
  • Digital Signage Post Request
  • Digital Signage Design Request
  • Media Order Form

Misc. Requests
  • New ID Card
  • Name Change Request

What are the SR items you're featuring??



3 replies

Userlevel 4
Badge +6

Hi Andrew,

In Freshworks, our internal teams are using Freshservice and we have categorised our Service catalog into various categories including HR Ops, Engineering Operations, IT Apps and Admin Ops. We have service requests for Hardware and Software Licenses available under our IT service category. Under IT Apps, our team has configured service requests for various applications that as an organisation we use. Apart from the application requests for various softwares, we have also configured Non IT services like Facilities, HR etc into the service catalog. Few examples would be Cab/Transport request,ID card,Merchandise,Business cards,HR letter/documents and Engineering and product tool purchases.

On looking at your list of services that you have provided, these seem to be inclusive of most of your services in your helpdesk and this seems to be ideal to begin with. Also, over time you can run reports to identify the most commonly raised requests and add them to the catalog.



Userlevel 4
Badge +2

This looks like a good comprehensive list of activities, service offerings and products available. However there is no info here on the service delivery aspect of how these will be delivered and eg prioritised. A service catalogue should contain this (warranty) information too, so that appropriate levels of response can be assigned to the services as consumed by your users. To get to the point where you know what these priorities are will involve dialogue and agreement with your user/customer community. This will also provide valid levels of contest for how and when there may be changing business needs and priorities. The approach for Service Catalogue is summarised in my ITSM Goodness pages. I’ve also attached a picture here of a very simple service list - based on 4 services, just to show the distinctions across different types of services. 

Userlevel 7
Badge +10

If the item names are being searched for and seen by end users, then the terminology used will also be a key element of offering an easily usable service catalog. It would be worth an end-user sense check that these are the terms they’d use (although they look pretty clear in the main to me).

Depending on your current support situation, you might want to add student service and support offerings too (and perhaps differentiate for employees based on role - educators versus back-office enablement - such that available offerings can be presented by role).