PR Newswire | October 31, 2023
Springbrook Software, the leader in cutting-edge ERP platforms for local government agencies, has released a new modern AI-powered customer service solution: HelpDesk AI. The Springbrook HelpDesk AI empowers customers with lightning-fast access to vital product information, expediting their requests. This dynamic solution provides access to an extensive knowledge library covering all Springbrook Enterprise ERP modules, spanning Finance, HR, Payroll, Utility Billing, Payment Solutions, Tax Collection, Reporting, and Advanced Capital Budgeting.
Springbrook's HelpDesk AI harnesses ChatGPT technology and taps into Springbrook's immense product content library, packed with terabytes of video and textual resources.
We are committed to providing our customers with the most advanced and easy to use solutions to address their everyday needs. Utilizing Artificial Intelligence in customer service takes us one step further in making our customer's works easier. Our new HelpDesk AI continually evolves through each customer interaction, fine-tuning its content delivery. Expect more groundbreaking technology like this across our Cirrus cloud-based finance ERP platform, says Robert Bonavito, Springbrook CEO.
Springbrook's HelpDesk AI boasts adaptive learning capabilities, expertly guiding customers to the right content using a series of questions and prompts. Backed by thousands of hours of customer service interactions, this solution is primed to handle virtually any request for training, guidance, or product details.
About Springbrook Software
Springbrook Software is the country's leading cloud-based finance and administration software provider designing solutions specifically for small to medium sized local government agencies. Over 2800 cities, towns and districts from coast to coast use our suite of modern, high-performance solutions to manage their finances, HR, payroll, utility billing, reporting and collect citizen payments. Springbrook is headquartered in Portland, Oregon with regional presence in over 40 states, and seven countries internationally. www.springbrooksoftware.com
Business Wire | October 30, 2023
Deloitte and ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) today announced an expansion to their alliance to integrate Now Assist generative AI capabilities with next-generation managed services. The alliance will provide end-to-end managed services and beyond, known in the industry as Operate services, through the combination of Deloitte’s domain and industry experience coupled with ServiceNow’s generative AI-enabled enterprise platform. Deloitte will also pioneer the use of ServiceNow’s platform to scale their client Operate services globally.
In today's challenging market conditions, many organizations often face inefficiencies and loss of productivity due to siloed operations across enterprise functions, such as finance, HR, IT, supply chain and procurement. This lack of agility is causing many organizations to rethink how they can boost efficiencies across their businesses through evolving generative AI technology to gain a competitive advantage. Generative AI is number one on the list of C-suite emerging technology investment priorities over the next twelve months, and in the next 3 to 5 years, revenue growth is the top long-term business outcome executives are looking to achieve with generative AI initiatives, according to IDC.
With generative AI at the heart of our expanded alliance, Deloitte and ServiceNow are positioned to help organizations realize their business transformation agendas through end-to-end Operate solutions, said Joe Ucuzoglu, Deloitte Global CEO. Leading organizations are seeking industry-tailored technology solutions to accelerate the time to value, which is exactly what our expanded alliance will deliver.
“Deloitte’s commitment to enhance their service offerings with ServiceNow’s Now Assist generative AI capabilities demonstrates its market-leading innovation on behalf of customers around the world,” said ServiceNow Chairman and CEO Bill McDermott. “This kind of co-development creates a fly-wheel effect for businesses – more use cases drive more workflow automation. Together, ServiceNow and Deloitte can deliver superior digital transformation to help customers in every industry improve their business.”
Deloitte’s Operate services are focused on helping customers manage their organizations’ ongoing operational and technology needs through strategically enhancing technology applications, cloud, and infrastructure, while also delivering ongoing advisory, data, and analytics services to help exceed customers’ business transformation agendas.
OperateEdge, Deloitte’s proprietary Operate management and delivery platform, combines data, tools and knowledge driven by Deloitte’s methodologies, industry standards, and leading AI practices. Industries and business areas will see a dramatic change in outcomes via Deloitte’s industry experience—and by using ServiceNow as the platform to scale client Operate services globally. Examples include:
Incident management allows for greatly improved productivity and experience through faster resolutions. The overall workload across the service delivery spectrum can improve efficiency by 20 to 30 percent.
Customer Service Management can streamline the customer engagement process from beginning to end by rapidly generating summaries from cases and chats, reducing the overall manual work for agents.
HR Service Delivery can enable generative AI capabilities for Case and Knowledge Management to boost agent productivity and deliver faster case resolution for employees, improving overall experience.
Through Deloitte’s industry experience—and by using ServiceNow as the platform to scale client Operate services across the globe—the companies also plan on delivering transformation across industries and business areas. Examples include:
Supply Chain: Can enable organizations to achieve sustained value across the supply chain and manufacturing functions, by operating client’s supply chain end-to-end, and leveraging AI-enabled assets to deliver value in quality, cycle times, asset efficiency and overall cost optimization.
Financial Services: Deliver leading operations and technology capabilities, specialized talent, and advanced technologies to streamline, automate and operate multiple functions, by managing assets across the spectrum of specialists and technology solutions to accelerate the organization’s transformation goals.
Life Sciences and Healthcare: Manage, run, reimagine, and transform core healthcare processes such as clinical operations, patient/clinician engagement, supply chain and administrative cost management, using analytics and AI-driven operations for patients, members, and clinicians to have a differentiated experience.
Sustainability: Manage, visualize, report and mitigate on sustainability initiatives, policies, and compliance, by leveraging data and generative AI to unlock valuable insights that propel sustainable logistics, reduce carbon emissions, and drive progress towards an organization’s sustainability and climate goals.
According to Deloitte Consulting’s latest Global Shared Services and Outsourcing Survey, 67% of executives indicate a budget increase for Operate services. In addition, Deloitte’s recent thought leadership with Harvard Business Review showcases how bringing in outside experience for core functions is changing the shape of business. Key benefits include replacing traditional outsourced service projects that focus on simple task completion and cost reduction with outcome-oriented engagements that allow organizations to operate with greater agility.
Deloitte is also infusing generative AI applications and capabilities across its organization to help its professionals become more efficient and productive. As part of this ongoing commitment, Deloitte is rolling out purpose-specific Large Language Models (LLMs) to support specialized teams across its business, building on Deloitte’s proprietary and deep knowledge of industries and domains, enriched with other data and insights. Additionally, Deloitte is increasing AI fluency, training more than 120,000 professionals as part of the next generation of AI talent via the Deloitte AI Academy™, as well as investing more than $2 billion in global technology learning and development initiatives through the Deloitte Technology Academy program, to boost skills in AI as well as other key industries and functional areas.
‘’This is an exciting step in our combined Deloitte and ServiceNow AI journey where we are continuing to bring together leading, unique industry assets and services that help address complex challenges that clients need to overcome, with a dedicated ServiceNow Assets & Solutions group (ASG) of professionals, unlocking more value from their investments with speed, scale and insight,’’ said Asish Ramchandran, Deloitte’s Chief Commercial Officer for the ServiceNow alliance.
Deloitte and ServiceNow are building on an eleven-year alliance. Most recently, Deloitte launched a dedicated ServiceNow Assets & Solutions Group (ASG), a team built to harness the power of the ServiceNow platform to deliver industry-specific outcomes for customers. Additionally, Deloitte has been presented with several ServiceNow awards in 2023, including: Americas Service Provider Partner of the Year, Worldwide Manufacturing Industry Partner of the Year, Worldwide Built with ServiceNow Offering Partner of the Year, Worldwide Employee Workflow Partner of the Year, APJ Customer Workflow Partner of the Year, and EMEA Transformation Partner of the Year.
BMC Software | November 06, 2023
BMC Software's new AIOps capabilities in BMC Helix Operations Management use AI for quick IT issue resolution.
The solution boosts IT operations in hybrid, multi-cloud environments, enhancing visibility and service performance.
New features like service blueprints, causal AI-powered explainability, and AIOps situation fingerprinting expedite incident resolution and risk recovery.
BMC Software, a global leader in IT solutions, announces new AIOps capabilities for its BMC Helix Operations Management solution using the BMC HelixGPT capability. The solution uses advanced AI to find problems' root causes more quickly. It changes the way IT works by adding dynamic service modeling, situation explainability, and deep container auto-detection to better understand containerized environments.
As businesses grapple with complex hybrid, multi-cloud environments and increasing data volume and complexity, the need for advanced AI and machine learning to drive visibility, observability, and optimum business service performance is paramount.
Nancy Gohring, research director for IDC's Enterprise System Management, Observability and AIOps program, emphasized the importance of modernizing IT operations in line with the adoption of hybrid and cloud-native technologies. AIOps capabilities that leverage AI to pinpoint problem causes, guide users to the correct response, and predict potential future issues are key to ensuring service delivery aligns with business outcomes.
The BMC Helix Operations Management solution combines advanced causal AI to identify issue root causes, predictive AI for proactive problem identification and resolution, and generative AI for automating event summaries and best action recommendations for complex problems. These innovations enable IT operations to deliver higher service availability and resilience to businesses, driving efficient operational performance with greater tool silo visibility and superior AI-driven insights for significantly improved problem identification and repair times.
The new BMC Helix Operations Management innovations include out-of-the-box service blueprints, situation explainability powered by causal AI, and AIOps situation fingerprinting powered by AI, GPT, and NLP. These features ensure accurate service models in ever-changing IT environments, swift incident resolution, and faster recovery from service outages and other potential risks.
While the new AIOps capabilities in BMC's Helix Operations Management solution offer a host of benefits, they also present potential challenges. The complexity of AI systems can lead to difficulties in understanding and controlling their operations, which could pose challenges in troubleshooting and rectifying issues. Additionally, the heavy reliance on AI might reduce the level of human oversight in IT operations, which could be risky in certain scenarios. The effectiveness of the solution is also heavily dependent on the quality and quantity of data it receives, which might not always be optimal in real-world scenarios.
On the brighter side, the benefits of this solution are substantial. The use of advanced AI capabilities allows for swift identification and resolution of IT issues, greatly improving operational efficiency. The solution's ability to enhance IT operations in complex hybrid, multi-cloud environments is a significant advantage, as it provides much-needed visibility and service performance. The new features, including out-of-the-box service blueprints, causal AI-powered explainability, and AIOps situation fingerprinting, ensure swift incident resolution and faster recovery from potential risks. These innovations lead to higher service availability and resilience, which are crucial for businesses in today's digital age. Overall, despite some potential challenges, the BMC Helix Operations Management solution's new AIOps capabilities present a promising advancement in the field of IT operations management.