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February 21, 2017

New Ask IT page on the Computing Website.

For quick and easy analyst access to Cherwell, Remedy and the Client Portal, we have added a new Ask IT webpage. To view it, please click here.

February 7, 2017

Cherwell training documentation.

  • For the Cherwell User Manual Guide, click here.
  • For the latest version of the Cherwell User Training Guide, click here.

January 5, 2017

Cherwell training is coming!

Analyst training sessions are being scheduled for the first half of February. Stay tuned for the invitations to register.

We are offering two types of training, based on your support role:

  1. First Level Analyst Training for members of customer facing teams (Service Desk, Accounts and Classroom Operations as examples).
  2. Second Level Analyst Training for members of escalation teams (SMS, IDIS, Network Operations, Information Security as examples).

December 5, 2016

The ITSM instance of Cherwell is going live on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017. The Incident, Service Request and Change Management processes will be going live as part of Phase 1 of the implementation. Training and documentation will be provided for all Cherwell agents in early February. Stay tuned for more information.

Connect with IT for assistance with your Cherwell questions

Reference Documents

  1. Cherwell Corporate SLAs (Excel Spreadsheet)
  2. For the Cherwell User Manual Guide (Word Document)
  3. For the Cherwell Service Category list (Excel Spreadsheet)
  4. For the Cherwell Portal Documentation (PDF Document)
  5. To view the ticket management best practices video
  6. For the latest version of the Cherwell User Training Guide (PDF Document)

Application Enhancements


Please view the following Word Document on Dashboards

This version of Cherwell is not AODA compliant. The vendor is working towards incorporating AODA compliance into their next version.

Cherwell is compatible with all of our browsers, including Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Perform a Quick Search:

  1. Click on the magnifying icon beside the Quick Search
  2. Select Incident from the drop-down list
  3. In the Quick Search box, type in the ticket number
  4. Click on the Options (Wrench) button
  5. Uncheck the Open Incidents only selection
  6. Click on the Close button
  7. Click the Go button
  8. Search will return the desired ticket

Some of the advantages of moving to Cherwell include:

  1. Customer Portal integration – allows the community to log their tickets/requests via the Cherwell web portal interface.
  2. Dashboards – live reporting tool. Allows analysts and managers to see live reporting of their teams’ tickets.
  3. Better alignment to ITIL processes – intuitive, out of the box ITIL process workflow built into the incident or request lifecycle.
  4. Enhanced functionality – improved look and feel to the “analyst view” of the application. Easier to follow ticket creation, update and resolution workflow, resulting in more efficient ticket creation and flow.
  • Process Log tab contains all entries such as status changes, team/assignee change history, mail history, customer notes and agent notes.
  • Journals tab contains only Incoming emails & Note entries from Customer and/or by Agents

SPAM related tickets are to be "Resolved" through the SPAM Quick Step Action:

  1. Open the spam ticket
  2. Click on One-Steps from the Menu bar
  3. Click on One-Step Manager from the drop-down
  4. Click on _Quick Actions from the One-Step Actions Manager window
  5. Double click on SPAM-New to resolve the spam ticket