Milpitas, Calif.- January 6, 2015
One of the Largest American Community Colleges Chooses FrontRange to Support More Than 25,000 Students and Faculty
, the Hybrid Service Management
software company, today announced that Sinclair Community College
, has adopted FrontRange HEAT Cloud Service Management
. With HEAT, Sinclair Community College supports tens of thousands of Sinclair students and teachers who rely on their smartphones, tablets and laptops to connect to the college’s online services anywhere, anytime.
Sinclair’s rapid growth requires a modern service desk solution that can improve IT and administrative services to users while lowering operating costs. “The process of administration and updates is so much better in the cloud,” says Jeanna Reedy, manager of user support at Sinclair Community College
. “Moving to HEAT in the cloud has saved us a tremendous amount of time because we don’t have to upgrade software and manage servers and other hardware. Now we can spend our time implementing new processes and planning for future changes that will deliver better service to our users, rather than just keeping the helpdesk system up and running.”
Sinclair uses HEAT to manage IT incidents and problems for 25,000 faculty, staff and students. The IT team primarily uses HEAT incident, self-service, knowledge and reporting modules. In the next phase of deployment, Sinclair will roll out HEAT’s asset management, change management, voice and service catalog modules.
HEAT Cloud Service Management
will also be used to automate many of the college’s IT service requests such as system access to a shared drive or a name change, as well as processes to replace aging web or paper forms. “Using HEAT’s workflow automation makes processes faster and more accurate,” says Reedy. “Right now, a user has to fill out a form, which is emailed to the service desk, and we create an incident that we work with. Now, the incident is already created and the analyst can get right to work. That will save time.”
FrontRange worked closely with Sinclair
throughout the migration from their prior on-premise version of HEAT to HEAT Service Management in the cloud. “FrontRange support has been awesome, and they do everything they can to fix a problem in a timely manner,” says Reedy. “FrontRange has met all of my expectations.”
“The service desk is now the operational hub of many organizations, and Sinclair College is a good example of this,” said Kevin J. Smith, VP & GM of the Cloud Business Unit with FrontRange. “By automating many of the traditional service requests that used to consume valuable IT resources, Sinclair is now able to address the needs of its growing student and faculty population in a more timely fashion. And this is freeing up strategic IT resources to address new initiatives that improve the efficiency and reliability of Sinclair’s campus-wide operations.”
Read the entire Sinclair Community College Case Study.
About Sinclair Community College
With our enrollment of 24,000 students, our single-campus college in downtown Dayton, Ohio, is among the largest community college campuses in America. Our remarkable faculty, staff, and students exhibit quality as evidenced by frequent national and state awards. We are also proud to be members of the board of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
FrontRange is a leading provider of Hybrid Service Management
software solutions for organizations of all sizes. With our suite of HEAT applications, FrontRange is the only company in the world that provides, from a single platform, Service Management and Unified Endpoint Management software on-premise and in the cloud. HEAT manages millions of service interactions and millions of endpoints every day for more than 15,000 leading organizations across IT, HR, Facilities, Finance, Customer Service, and other enterprise functions. Our customers deliver world-class service while maximizing operational efficiencies with reduced cost and complexity. FrontRange isheadquartered in Milpitas, Calif., and can be found at www.frontrange.com