Cherwell Announces New Crisis Management and Remote Work Applications
April 01, 2020
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Cherwell Software announced two new Cherwell applications dedicated to helping customers automate operations for remote employee management, and automating crisis management communications.

Remote Employee Management - In an emergency, it is essential to ensure that the employee transition to working at home is as smooth and efficient as possible. Cherwell Remote Employee Management helps remove obstacles to productivity by providing:

- Simple and intuitive processes for employees to initiate work from home directly from the self-service portal they are accustomed to using

- Clear, concise ways to communicate best practices, policies, and how-to guides needed to promote efficiency in an unfamiliar work mode

- A streamlined equipment and application request process, along with automated tracking and reporting, so businesses can more efficiently manage remote processes and restore normal operations when the time comes

- A simple and fast way to broadcast updated knowledge and announcements that will help reduce service request and incident volume.

Crisis Management - Transitioning employees to remote work is one part of the solution. During a crisis, employees also need to feel connected and engaged. Working with human resources managers, companies can leverage technology to efficiently track the welfare, safety, and status of their workforce. Cherwell Crisis Management supports the process by providing:

- A simple way for employees to check in and self-report their status and location, right from the IT self-service portal

- Automated processes that filter employee self-reporting results by employee status, response, or lack of response, which may suggest a need to reach out to the employee

- A management dashboard with at-a-glance or deep-dive visibility into the welfare of the workforce, overall and by individual

- Easy ways to notify employees of policy updates and safety procedures, send requests for employees to check-in, and respond quickly to employee concerns.

“We understand these are difficult times for companies grappling with the COVID-19 crisis around the world, and many companies are looking for new ways to keep employees and companies productive,” said Steve Rodda, COO of Cherwell. “We are making technology work for our customers and partners to provide the resources they need to make work flow for their business operations and to enable employees to do their jobs in new and challenging work environments.”

Cherwell Software also partnered with numerous Technology Alliance Partners to offer solutions that will enable customers to continue to the valuable work they do every day, available in the Cherwell Marketplace.

- Everbridge provides a mApp or mergeable application—the Everbridge Cherwell Connector—that helps customers streamline incident response holistically and accelerate resolution time. This application allows customers to engage the right IT staff in a digital war room within five minutes or less.

- BeyondTrust integrates with Cherwell through their remote support solution to enable IT agents to support end-users from afar. The details from each session automatically update the ticket in Cherwell, providing a single source of truth. BeyondTrust is offering a limited number of free remote support licenses for 90 days for companies requiring additional Cherwell licenses during this unprecedented time of remote working.

- ComAround’s Knowledge Management application enables self-service by making knowledge available in the right place and at the right time. They’re also offering Cherwell customers unlimited number of free licenses to make it easier for companies to share knowledge, such as company policies, digital collaboration tools, and best practices. This application also provides 12,500 pre-built knowledge articles to remote employees. This knowledge can be shared and consumed in Microsoft Teams, on mobile devices, or via a web-based portal.

Additionally, Cherwell is working closely with customers to support their unique needs stemming from the rapid transition to a remote workforce. Cherwell has developed a temporary expansion pack allowing for quick extension of Cherwell Service Management licenses to support near term needs.

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