PROVIDING SERVICE DESK SUPPORT TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
Florida Virtual Schools (FLVS) is an online school dedicated to personalized learning. Whether you live in Florida or beyond, you can access more than 190 courses, from algebra to AP Art History and everything in between. Their courses are real – just like the certified teachers who teach them. Public, private, and homeschool students from kindergarten through 12th grade use FLVS courses to succeed on their own time and schedules.
FLVS needed service desk support for 2000 faculty and administrative personnel, in addition to over 200,000 student and parent users. The students are located in almost every state in the U.S. and several dozen foreign countries. The service desk required 14 hour per day, 7 days a week accessibility to cover the worldwide time differences for every student. In addition, the service desk was required to provide bilingual support. Students use their own computing devices, requiring the service desk analysts to support any computer or tablet type and possess a broad familiarity with many operating system types and levels.
Titan Technologies service desk analysts manage approximately 170,000 calls/requests per year. Customer specific training is provided to analysts by the customer team lead or delegate. In addition to the ongoing and extensive technical training, analysts are continuously provided training in soft skills to ensure professional, courteous and first class customer service. Once trained, analysts are tested to ensure understanding prior to taking customer calls. Each analyst is assigned a mentor who works closely with the analyst before, during and after they are fully trained to ensure they are ready to be in the live environment. Analysts are also given access to an expansive online Knowledge Base that can be easily accessed when responding to customer requests. Regular monitoring and quality assurance reviews are done to ensure objectives are being met and that training and mentoring is successful.
The service desk is ISO/IEC 20000 certified and ITIL v3 compliant. First call resolution service level metric averages 98% for student systems. Even more impressive is the fact that service desk analysts are not allowed to use remote diagnostic and remediation tools to speed the resolution of issues. Titan Technologies has met and exceeded all SLA’s, year over year.