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Nov 23, 2022   |  By Simran Achpal
Behind the scenes, nearly every major web service has an API—an “Application Programming Interface”. APIs are bits of code that allow applications to pass data/information back and forth using a system of requests and responses. From booking your flight ticket to checking the weather forecast on your phone, APIs are everywhere.
Oct 31, 2022   |  By Simran Achpal
The ITIL definition of an incident is “an unplanned interruption to or a reduction in quality of an IT Service or unavailability of the service”. An incident could be caused by an asset that is not functioning properly or a network failure, or a human error.
Sep 15, 2022   |  By Simran Achpal
What is problem management? In ITSM terms, an incident is a single unplanned interruption or reduction of the quality of an IT service. A problem, on the other hand, is a larger issue. ITIL™ defines a problem as “a cause or potential cause of one or more incidents.” Problem management entails the set of processes and activities responsible for managing the lifecycle of all problems that could happen in an IT service.
Sep 5, 2022   |  By Veena Ramakrishnan
The not-so-secret ingredient to attracting and retaining employees is a good digital employee experience. But if you think a good digital employee experience can be achieved by implementing some shiny new tools, think again! To achieve the strong competitive advantage that a satisfying and productive employee experience can provide, organizations have to strike the right balance of technology, organizational structure, and culture.
Sep 1, 2022   |  By Veena Ramakrishnan
The recipe for a delightful employee experience is all about adding heaps and heaps of delightful service desk experiences. Think about it, what good is a service desk if it doesn’t solve your employees’ day-to-day tech issues? According to Forrester’s The State Of The Service Desk, 2022 report, only 66% of employees contact their service desk more than once a year.
Aug 22, 2022   |  By Simran Achpal
Self-service is a process by which end-users can find solutions and access resources independently. It was not so long ago that employees had to either write an email or approach a service representative in person to request a product or service or get an issue resolved. However, the modern workplace has evolved in such a way that self-service is key. One of the primary reasons is that offices are not just restricted to physical spaces anymore.
Aug 9, 2022   |  By Stephen Mann
If your organization is looking to improve its IT service management (ITSM) and/or IT Operations Management (ITOM) capabilities, then it’s probably considering Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations, which is commonly called “AIOps.” But what is AIOps, and how will it help your IT organization’s IT management capabilities and, ultimately, business operations and outcomes? Let’s start with an AIOps definition.
Aug 8, 2022   |  By Stephen Mann
As explained in the earlier “What’s ITOM?” blog, there are various definitions of IT Operations Management (ITOM). This variation has a knock-on for everything related to ITOM, including the relationship between ITOM and DevOps. This issue is further complicated when people and organizations have different views of what DevOps is and isn’t. Hence, we must start with a single definition for ITOM and DevOps.
Aug 5, 2022   |  By Stephen Mann
This is an increasingly popular question for IT professionals. In part, this is driven by the need for organizations to use IT Operations Management (ITOM) in conjunction with more traditional IT service management (ITSM) because of the ever-increasing reliance on technology to enable business operations and outcomes. To help with your understanding, this blog explains what ITOM is, why it is needed, and what it entails.
Jul 26, 2022   |  By Veena Ramakrishnan
Bloatware, or as we affectionately call it, junkware, has always been a problem for businesses across the globe. These unused and hidden programs that never see the light of day on our smartphones and laptops and yet take up all the space and cripple the performance of the devices are costing businesses billions of dollars every year.
Jun 24, 2022   |  By Freshservice
Create customized reports on service items and analyze trends in service requests easily through Freshservice Analytics. Freshservice Analytics, saves time by drafting reports from scratch to get a complete overview of your service desk performance. Deep-dive quickly and easily using a quick filter in widgets.
Jun 15, 2022   |  By Freshservice
Choosing an ITOM solution for your organization can be quite challenging. Unlike ITSM tools, which are built using best practice frameworks like ITIL as a reference, ITOM tools feature a variety of capabilities including: With so many features available, it can get confusing on what features to have and what to leave behind. To make that process simpler, here are some must-dos while selecting an ITOM solution.
Jun 15, 2022   |  By Freshservice
In the modern enterprise, the terms IT service management (ITSM) and IT operations management (ITOM) are often used interchangeably. While they are both similar by nature, they have important differences as well. ITSM is focused on the development, delivery, and management of IT services. ITOM is more about the management of the processes that enable and govern those services. Effective ITOM seeks to optimize operational processes to achieve outcomes and meet or exceed metrics deemed important to the business.
Jun 1, 2022   |  By Freshservice
As a modern organization scales, so does its software landscape. Automations that span multiple tools can become complex. Invoke actions in third-party apps right from Freshservice with the help of the Orchestration Center.
Jun 1, 2022   |  By Freshservice
AIOps is about more than just IT operations: It encompasses DevOps, IT service management (ITSM), incident management, observability, support, security, and KPIs/priorities from business stakeholders. It’s about providing actionable insights into IT operations data—whether it is hybrid, cloud-based, or private data center–based. In this video, Stephen Mann sheds light on the concept of AIOps, what are its applications, and dives deep into how artificial intelligence can be leveraged to improve IT operations in your organization.
May 30, 2022   |  By Freshservice
Discover key metrics to benchmark your IT team’s performance and gain insights on IT service desk excellence across employee experience, agent productivity, service desk efficiency, and scalability.
May 24, 2022   |  By Freshservice
In this video, Stephen Mann talks about the relationship between IT operations management and DevOps, and what enterprises need based on their requirements. He also discusses how ITOM and DevOps help each other, and how the DevOps approach extends beyond the "application development to deployment" process.
May 17, 2022   |  By Freshservice
In this IT Operations Management (ITOM) tutorial, Stephen Mann defines ITOM, breaks down ITOM concepts, why it's needed, how it stacks against ITSM, and what it offers to organizations. This is the first video in a 5-part series on IT Operations Management. Subscribe to our channel and stay tuned for a new ITOM episode every week.
May 16, 2022   |  By Freshservice
Description: Challenges organizations face in setting up enterprise service management and the types of solutions required to address them. Speakers: William McKeon-White, Analyst, Forrester Research, Nirmal Krishnamoorthy, Senior Manager - Product Marketing, Freshworks Duration: 28 mins
May 16, 2022   |  By Freshservice
Description: Find out what it means to adopt the ‘Anywhere Operations’ strategy, the challenges organizations face in adopting such a strategy, and practical situations where these can be implemented.
Aug 1, 2018   |  By Freshservice
This is a sneak-peek of all the things that are in store for you in this guide. By the end of this guide, you should have answers to these questions: What is an online helpdesk and why do I need one? What kind of online helpdesk is best for my business? ITSM or customer support? Hosted or on-premise? How do I put together a feature list? What if I have no idea what I need?
Aug 1, 2018   |  By Freshservice
In this whitepaper, we discuss, for those businesses, the advantages a helpdesk has over email and lay out just how easy it can be to win customer love.
Jul 1, 2018   |  By Freshservice
The key to winning in today's 'Age of the Customer' centres on the staging of hyper-personalized, meaningful experiences throughout the entire omnichannel customer journey. To achieve this requires an integrated customer-excellence vision that bridges the divide between the physical and digital worlds.
Jul 1, 2018   |  By Freshservice
To the outside world, customer service agents are the face of any business. They influence how people perceive brands and are directly responsible for the retention and churn rates for any organisation. This is not an easy responsibility to shoulder, especially if you're new to the industry.
Jun 1, 2018   |  By Freshservice
When 76% of consumers say they view customer service as the true test of how much a company values them, you have to make sure that your strategy, and tool, are top notch. Here's a collection of best practices, drawn from our conversations with customers, to help you improve your agents' productivity and win customer love.

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Founded in October 2010, Freshworks Inc. is backed by Accel, Tiger Global Management, CapitalG, and Sequoia Capital India. Freshworks has its HQ in San Bruno, California and global offices in India, UK, Australia, and Germany. The company's cloud-based suite of SaaS products is widely used by over 150,000 customers around the world including Honda, Bridgestone, Hugo Boss, University of Pennsylvania, Toshiba and Cisco.