University Hospital of South Manchester to Extend Service Desk Facilities with Hornbill's Supportworks ITSM
December 5th, 2007 -- Supportworks ITSM selected to support adoption of ITIL best practice at leading hospital NHS trust. The University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Trust has selected Hornbill's Supportworks ITSM, after a full tender process.
Supportworks ITSM was selected by the procurement team as the best fit for the Trust's requirements. The team felt that Supportworks ITSM was easy and intuitive to use, could be easily customised and yet provided a framework to support ITIL. Supportworks ITSM will be used by the Service Desk team to not only track calls but escalate where appropriate and will enable the team to implement Service Level Agreements. In time the Trust will also utilise Supportworks ITSM's Configuration Management Database (CMDB) capabilities, its change management module, and it will use the NHS Seamless Ticketing and OTI facilities to communicate directly with the Local Service Provider.
Mark A. Wright, Head of Service Management at the Trust commented, "Due to the NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT), there are more new clinical systems coming online and our users need support for these systems. In addition, so that we are able to take advantage of Seamless Ticketing we need to adhere to ITIL processes. Supportworks ITSM has given us the framework we need to adopt ITIL best practice and it will enable the Service Desk to provide many more extended and better services as the National Programme is implemented."
Mr. Wright continued, "One of the things we particularly liked about the sales team at Hornbill was their clear understanding of the NHS market place and our unique requirements. This approach to understanding its customers' requirements is truly reflected in Supportworks' intuitive nature. With just a small amount of training people can be using the system productively."
Gerry Sweeney, Managing Director at Hornbill Systems commented, "We are delighted to welcome University Hospital of South Manchester as a client. Over the last three years, Hornbill has been working very hard to really understand the NHS and ensure that our products meet its requirements. Through our 'Human Touch' initiative we aim to provide systems that are easy to use, with comprehensive out-of-the-box functionality that can also be customised to suit each individual organisation's way of working. Building on our early successes within the sector we have signed contracts for significant projects with NHS trusts every month this year. We believe that this is a reflection of our commitment to the sector."
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About University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Formed in 1994, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute teaching hospital Trust providing services to adults and children at Wythenshawe Hospital, and Withington Community Hospital, which is owned and managed by South Manchester Primary Care Trust.
The Trust employs 5,200 people including 800 who are employed via South Manchester Healthcare Limited; the Trust's Private Finance Initiative (PFI) partner. It has a total of 895 beds earns an annual income of around £260 million.
There are 430,000 patient attendances annually.
For more information, please visit: www.foundation.smtr.nhs.uk
Hornbill's IT Service Management solutions empower Service Delivery Teams to deliver truly customer-centric service and drive greater operational efficiency, enabling them to increase customer satisfaction and do more with the same resources.
Supportworks applications can be deployed as a cloud-based solution using myservicedesk.com or On-Premise. Ease of use for both service desk analysts and business users ensures customers are able to quickly deliver business value through rapid deployment and adoption of Self-Service, automation, proactive problem management and innovative knowledge management features. Unique 'Human Touch' features improve the service experience, putting people at the heart of the Service Desk.
Hornbill solutions include ITIL-compatible IT Service Management (ITSM), IT Helpdesk, Human Resources, Facilities Management and Customer Services, with the flexibility to build additional service desks at minimal extra cost.
Customers include: Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Camelot, Greggs, Kent County Council, Knight Frank, London Borough of Merton, London School of Economics, Natural History Museum, The National Archives, Toyota Motorsport and University of Portsmouth.
Hornbill was founded in 1995 and has its Head Office in London. For more information about Hornbill's service management solutions please visit www.hornbill.com.