The Provance Blog

The Provance Blog will provide you with expert advice, insights and opinions in regard to IT Service Management, Microsoft, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft System Center.  

ITSM and ITAM Work Better Together

  Typically, IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) are implemented in separate areas of the organization with entirely different business objectives and mandates. Some of their underlying processes, however, are already highly interrelated; they often share the same technology and data. If you combine them within a ...Read More »

The 12-Step Journey to Modern Service Management

  Modern Service Management represents not only a philosophical change (e.g. DevOps is a core tenant of Modern Service Management), but rethinking the overall approach to IT. It isn’t a framework, and there are no intentions to monetize it. Modern Service Management is simply a continually evolving set of patterns ...Read More »

How Provance ITSM Greases the Wheels of Your Knowledge Management Program

  The benefits of a great knowledge management process far outweighs the time to set one up. In fact, without a great knowledge management process in place, all that time you used to set up a self-service portal could go to waste. Poor knowledge management often results in more tickets, ...Read More »

How to turn Office 365 Service Information into Provance ITSM Notifications

  First, let me explain what a Provance ITSM notification is—it’s a communication tool that lets the Service Desk tell users important information across Provance ITSM and the self-service portal. Here is a screenshot of a Provance ITSM notification: Provance ITSM notifications can be used, for example, to remind agents to ...Read More »

How to use Azure Watchers to Integrate your Third-Party On-Premise Monitoring Solution with Provance ITSM

  Let’s start with a scenario. The Service Desk gets a high-priority email because Jane Doe in Accounting can’t access her ERP application. It’s the 23rd email that they’ve received about this very issue, that’s on top of the 10 tickets that have been logged wondering when the service will ...Read More »
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