U.S. Bank began rolling out ServiceNow modules last July with the IT Service Management (ITSM) application,
followed by their HR and security applications, with more Now Platform
features rolling out yet this year.
Bank executives wanted to get a look at how the new applications
were helping their goals of encouraging employees to self-serve their
technical support needs instead of calling service centers for help,
enabling them to get back to work faster. Using ServiceNow Performance
Analytics, ServiceNow worked with U.S. Bank to create a dashboard that
showed how the applications were delivering business value.
Like many companies, U.S. Bank previously relied on multiple
productivity tools to manually create monthly IT incident reports and
distribute them among managers. With the new dashboard, “we’re on a
journey toward making [that whole process] digital,” said Tracy Hall,
ITSM product and reporting manager at U.S. Bank. Metrics and formulas
are all consistent and clear, making it easy to understand.
The dashboard is also helping incident-management and
change-management teams realize how they can save time. For example,
all incidents were once routed to the service center even though many
could be addressed more efficiently in other ways. “Depending on the
issue, we’re now routing incidents to appropriate groups,” Hall said.
“We’re seeing the numbers really shift from calls or chats from
employees about IT issues toward resolution through self-service.”
Hall admits that the volume of reports available at first can feel
overwhelming. She recommended that new users take the time to identify
service areas with the best opportunity to produce change, and then
focus on three or four key performance indicators for each process.
The ultimate payoff for U.S. Bank is that the platform helps
managers make smarter decisions that drive the desired business
results. “Having the Performance Analytics piece built into the
dashboard means we’re not looking for that needle in a haystack
anymore, but driving quickly toward getting results,” said Hall.