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Control Desk

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IBM Control Desk Attachment Feature

Current attachment feature required user to click attach, browse the path and lastly select attachment.
over 5 years ago in Control Desk 4 Future consideration

CTI Integration for IBM Control Desk

In earlier IBM Control Desk releases there was a CTI integration with Genesys and potentially also with CISCO. The corresponding CTI plugin is still deployed together with the optional content for ICD. Nevertheless the Genesys SDK that is required...
over 1 year ago in Control Desk 0 Future consideration

Subscribe and unsubscribe to a service request

Should have the ability to "subscribe/unsubscribe" to tickets (Similar to “Add Interested Party”) so that subscribers can add logs, view everyone's log/updates, view ticket Status and receive all email updates. Anyone adding logs should automatica...
over 8 years ago in Control Desk 3 Not under consideration

Live Chat - Add timestamp next to chat message

There is missing timestamp in chat window next to chat text entry.All communicators like Sametime have such timestamp which tells when message was sent.We consider it as crucial and must have for business chat usage.
over 2 years ago in Control Desk 3 Future consideration

Enable Incident Entry in Self-Service-Portal

Currently when Incident are entered through the Self-Service-Portal, they result in a Service Reuqest ("Report Issue"). This makes it necessary for the Servicedesk to duplicate the tickets and close the originated Service Request. This again confu...
over 7 years ago in Control Desk 4 Future consideration

Porting user defined sw bundles from BFI to ICD via ITIC

Our customer defines the SW bundles by itself in BigFixInventory. Now, it wants to porting them to ICD in order to have an integrated environment for matching SW licenses acquired and SW installed and not to redo the work. The data from Big Fix In...
over 2 years ago in Control Desk 6 Future consideration

Show up Incident records in Control Desk Service Portal Self Service

Service Portal is commonly use so that the end users do not need to call the Service Desk to get their ticket status, this is very useful in SR ticket type, but end users also report Incidents and it would be useful for them that the Service Porta...
over 2 years ago in Control Desk 0 Functionality already exists

Integration of ICD with Jira - Bendigo

Ability to integrate ICD with Jira as with new Agile ways of working staff work across multiple applications. This is also becoming a standard integration capability with some of the major ITSM tool sets.IBM Care SR: CSPWBIROS
over 3 years ago in Control Desk 1 Planned for future release

Need text search within tickets to search all worklog & commlog updates

Here is one thing I would add to our ticketing system (SR, Incident & Problem apps). The ability to do do a search across all worklog and commlog entries, from within the ticket. When using ICD and I am working with a ticket, I don't always r...
almost 5 years ago in Control Desk 1 Future consideration

Update Worklog Entries to Display Activity Worklog Entries like they do for Related Records.

We're using IBM Control Desk and in order to get a comprehensive view of the ticket, worklog entries of any activities created on the ticket should be visible on the ticket like the worklog entries of related records are. Changes automat...
over 5 years ago in Control Desk 3 Future consideration