Axios Systems Achieves the Most Comprehensive V3 Verification to Date from Pink Elephant

Axios Systems Achieves the Most Comprehensive V3 Verification to Date from Pink Elephant
06/10/2008

Axios Systems announces that its flagship IT Service Management (ITSM) solution, assyst 7.5, has achieved v3 PinkVERIFY™ status for 10 ITIL® V3 processes. Not only is assyst one of the first solutions to be verified under Pink’s new V3 approach, but it is also the only solution to be certified on 10 processes for ITIL® V3 with a single software product. 

 

Pink Elephant’s independent certification program recognizes software that supports the definitions and workflow requirements of individual ITSM processes, specifically around the ITIL® best practice framework. Pink recently reviewed its assessment to bring it into line with the latest ITIL® framework, ITIL® V3. PinkVERIFY is a designation only applied to Service Management software that passes Pink Elephant’s rigorous and objective assessment against the functional requirements for ITIL® V3 compatibility. 

 

The number of processes PinkVERIFIED under one single license is a good demonstration of the functional completeness of a software solution and its match to an organization following an ITIL® approach. It is important that an organization considers how a software solution will extend beyond the current needs to avoid outgrowing the solution. A company does not want to be forced into complex integrations or costly, time consuming replacement projects. While Pink Elephant does not endorse the suitability of any software for a particular business, PinkVERIFIED status should be taken as a good indication of functional ITIL® capability and fit with an ITIL®-driven organization. 

 

The 10 processes of which assyst has been verified include Service Asset & Configuration Management, Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Release & Deployment Management, Service Level Management, Service Catalog Management, Request Fulfillment, Knowledge Management and Financial Management. Interestingly, to-date, assyst is the only solution verified for Financial Management in accordance with the third incarnation of ITIL®. 

 

“Axios has supported the ITIL® framework for many years,” says David Ratcliffe, President of Pink Elephant. “We are delighted to acknowledge that assyst is among the first Service Management toolsets that meet the functional requirements for ITIL® V3 processes.” 

 

Tasos Symeonides, CEO and co-founder of Axios Systems comments, “Pink Elephant shows that assyst delivers all 10 processes within one, single product without requiring integrations. No other vendor offers such a complete solution that is so easy to implement. Our customers go-live in a fraction of the time taken by other companies, meaning businesses experience the benefits of our software earlier, with no compromise on functionality or closeness of fit with processes.” He adds, “It is excellent that Pink recognizes the strength of the financial management functionality of our software. In such tight economic times, effective management of costs is crucial.”

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