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Next week brings the first physical Service Desk and IT Support Show since 2019. It’s in London on the 11th and 12th May: https://www.servicedeskshow.com/If you’re there and want to meet up or to be introduced to some of the ITSM industry authorities that will be in attendance, please let me know either here or via a message.It should be a fun and informative two days (but attend as little or as much of this free ITSM event as you wish).
Why are there no Templates in Solutions like the ones that are present in Freshdesk for Freshervice? The KB articles are the most important part to any Helpdesk and the fact that you have the ability to have them, but leave them out of Freshservice is questionable. Why would you take that away in your prize winning app? Keeping and maintaining a standard look and feel for Helpdesk articles is what makes the Helpdesk stand out. Is there a way to add this functionality in Freshservice?
Have you successful employed machine learning, natural language understanding, and/or chatbots to improve the adoption of your IT self-service capabilities?If so, please share what worked with others as a response to this post (plus, what didn’t as this is often just as useful to know).Thanks :)
Hi, New in the FRESH SERVICES world, i have a few questions to ask the community, about Automation in Active Directory On Premise integration.The orchestration server is well functionnal, and first tests (for example) to force a password reset is OK.In our active directory, user (samaccountname) is built with the first letter of the lastname + firstname.(For Jean DUPONT, SamAccountName is jdupont).My Question is : How to create user, or a reset password’ user based on this approach ?More generally, does it exist a knowledge base with automator example on Active Directory OnPremise ?Thanks in advance for your help guys :)Kevin DEVOS.
On my dashboard I have a ticket widget that shows any open/pending tickets in groups that are set for auto-assign, but for some reason tickets end up in the group unassigned. I’ve found that if assign the tickets to another group, update, then back to the original group, and update, they will auto-assign. Is there an easier way to sort-of “trigger” the auto-assignment? Again, I’m not sure way they end up being unassigned…Thanks!
Hi So this is a mix of how do i do this but also what i have created is causing a mixed result. I felt i had created an easy percentage result but from checking further it looks incorrect. I wanted toget a percentage From tickets raised last month Show tickets from ‘ Tickets within first response SLA’I believe this was correct but when i compared with first response sla violated there is basically a gap of 21% because it should tally up to 100% because you either hit the first response or don’t. The widget filter is below along with the metric used. This one is specific for incidents. Am i missing something
How do you handle tickets being closed when they are pending approval? The issue is when there are multiple approvals and 1 person approved and 1 is requested, if you close or resolve, the ticket it ultimately becomes cancelled and who ever did not respond to the approval is cancelled.Is there a rule to not allow ticket closure if approval is pending? Maybe there should be a toast message pop-up that says, “this ticket is pending approval, are you sure you want to close?” or something to that nature.
Hi All,I’m part of a small team developing our new FreshService system and having issues creating a workflow that produces the following scenario and would be ecstatic if I could get some support on this:We want to setup our approval structure in a way that when a user requests a service item(e.g. a CAD 15” Laptop), they are presented with a prompt field that asks for that requester’s cost centre in order to send their department cost centre owner an approval email. The idea behind this, would be such that if a user in the Finance department for example requests the CAD 15” Laptop service item, this item cost will come from the Finance cost centre/budget rather than the IT budget. With the below configuration, I’m not getting approval emails sent through to the cost centre owners at all.Things tried so farCreated “Cost Centre Approval” Custom Object - Text field with records for each individual cost centre# and a lookup field referencing each approver email address for approval. Creat
What software have you been able to pair up with Freshservice that has given you that inside edge? Add your Tech Stacks down below in the comments and let’s see if we can build some “Power Combos”.For example….mine would be Freshservice and Microsoft Power Automate. I have used this combo to leverage the Freshservice API in some unique automations. It saves the agents time and makes my life easier 😃Look forward to seeing how others have built out functionality for their usecases!!!
Dear Freshworks Community,Has anybody succeeded in implementing the Employee Onboarding module in a multi-tenant (MSP) configuration? We are a group with multiple companies across Europe, a configuration which is by no means unique. Our companies have various onboarding processes, and implemented in each country’s local language of course. Many thanksDavid
Yesterday we recorded some short ITOM-related videos and it got me wondering how many of you are using Freshservice to fulfil some ITOM needs and how many would like to see what others are doing before trying things out. Please share your experiences and potential future plans as a response.
I wasnt sure exactly how to word the question within the search to know completely if its been answered..I created a new state “30 day hold” for HardwareI created an automation to email the “used by” they have 30 days to let us know if anything is missing before it gets wiped.Is there a way to do an if/then checking how long its been in holdif (Asset state =>30 days)Then (Create a ticket to wipe the PC Once that TKT is closed, change to in stock /retired based on warranty status)
Hi there,I’m trying to figure out a way to set up Employee onboarding so that the person filling out the form declares a supervisor and then the supervisor gets an email giving them a heads up that a new onboarding request has been submitted, and that they can go to the service catalog to set up any additional services needed.The problem:We could add the supervisor as a stakeholder, and setup a kit but we don’t want the user creation process being held up by waiting for an approval/additional info from the supervisor. The thought is after the workflow orchestration does everything, we have a Send Email to action at the end to send an email to the supervisors email, but unfortunately that action doesn’t allow placeholders in the to field.I could get around the issue by using powershell, but I wanted to see if there was something I was missing and an easier way to go about it.
I am looking for a way to allow a person’s supervisor, manager, director etc., access to view their subordinates tickets. For Example I report up to a supervisor, my supervisor reports to a manager, who reports to a director. We want to allow my supervisor, manager, and director access to see any tickets I have submitted. For example, if I send an email to my director with a URL link to a ticket I submitted, they should be able to open and view the ticket. I did see an option in the requester record to check “Can see all tickets from this department”. That works for requesters that are in the same department but most of our managers and directors are in a different department. Is there a way for a requester to view tickets submitted by a requester in another department?
I have a question from one of our users below, is there an option to integrate our phone system into the app, we are using Mitel Phones currently I can get more information on these if needed. Is there an app/ or a quicker way for our agents to get tickets logged with a phone call (aware of the ticket templates that can be added) Does anyone have any ideas or are they willing to share how they have configured the app to make it easier for their agents to log calls quickly and easily?
We have been trying to make some small adjustments to our support portal and are struggling with the content in the side navigation menu and cards. None of my team, myself included, are versed in HTML so we’ve been doing all of this in a sort of reverse engineered manner.Before going further, I should note that we are on the Growth plan, which has a more limited scope of customization.So far, we’ve used scripts in the footer as outlined in this post to change the content of our cards while retaining their ability to display based on the level of access the requestor has. However, we have not been able to change the order in which the cards are listed. From what I can gather, I believe that this is controlled by the array that is referenced but I have not found where that lives. As for the navigation menu, I believe that we can apply the same/similar kind of script in the header to change these items, but I’m not sure what elements need to be changed/referenced for this to work.
Too many organizations still struggle with IT self-service. IMO it’s something that we need to be more vocal about, rather that sitting waiting for the capability to finally take off in employee adoption terms. Especially when the factors that prevent mass adoption are likely to adversely affect employees when they do use self-service.What do you think hurts your self-service capabilities most? And what have you done to raise self-service adoption levels and the benefits?
Last month I shared some stats about the link between ITSM and digital transformation success: It didn’t get any traction but I thought it worth “banging on” about the link between ITSM and DX again. IMO it’s a missed opportunity for IT organizations to further show their business value. What do you think? And what are you doing? Please let me an others know via a response.
I found some bugs in Freshservice’s “Microsoft Active Directory – Orch” app. 1. I found the account creation PowerShell Script isn’t sanitizing the -AccountPassword flag’s ConvertTo-SecureString value, so you’ll get the following errors if the password contains some special characters.New-ADUser -Name "Test Account" -AccountPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString goo)Club19 -AsPlainText -Force) for example will generate error:Unexpected token ')' in expression or statement.OrNew-ADUser -Name "Test Account" -AccountPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString eUU9&k=wK -AsPlainText -Force) will generate:The ampersand (&) character is not allowed. The & operator is reserved for future use; wrap an ampersand in double quotation marks ("&") to pass it as part of a string.ConvertTo-SecureString’s value needs to be in quotations to successfully run, or the value should be a variable.https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.security/convertto-securestring?view=powe
Hello, I have been expieriencing some issues running multiple workflows on a single ticket. Essentially when a ticket is created we have several tasks that needed to be added based on multiple fields being selected on the form. Right now a single workflow would require a lot of duplication. With multiple workflows I wanted to have a the trigger be the same (Service Request is raised) and have the main condition be the same as well (Service Request item is X). Does anyone know anyway to achieve this? Thank you!
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