BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog is an enterprise app store solution designed to be the center of your digital workplace. Through a single administration dashboard, different departments in an organization can aggregate, manage, deliver, and track hardware, software, and services from multiple cloud-based and on-premises sources.
For BMC Helix Business Workflows, BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog is a single place for case catalog administrators to create, maintain, and track services for different departments like HR, Finance, Facilities, and so on. It also enables case catalog administrators to create questionnaires to define the information that employees should provide while requesting for a service.
The minimum version required for BMC Helix Digital Workplace Advanced is 18.08.
Relationship between a case and service request
From BMC Helix Business Workflows, a Case Catalog Administrator can directly access BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog and create services that are specific to BMC Helix Business Workflows. When employees of a company request these services from the BMC Helix Digital Workplace Advanced client application, corresponding cases are created automatically in BMC Helix Business Workflows. The information from service requests is displayed in the corresponding case. If a service request contains an attachment, it is displayed on the Attachments pane in the corresponding case.
Communication between a case agent and an employee
The bi-directional communication enables case agents and employees to share the latest information about a request that is visible in both service request and case. Case agents can post comments on cases and employees can post comments service requests.
A case agent can view the employee comments, with attachments, if any, in the activity feed of a case. In a service request, an employee can view the status updates of a case or public comments that a case agent posts in a case.
Updates to a service request based on the case status
The following table provides the out-of-the-box mappings between case and service request statuses:
|Case status||Service Request status|
When a service request is canceled, the corresponding case is also canceled.
A case catalog administrator cannot modify the out-of-the-box status mappings.
Overview of Catalog
The following figure explains how various concepts of the BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog lead to a case creation from a service request:
The following table describes the concepts that are related to BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog:
Connects BMC Helix Digital Workplace Advanced with BMC Helix Business Workflows to ensure that whenever an employee submits a request, a corresponding case is created.
A workflow is a graphical representation of a process that a case catalog administrator creates by using the Process Designer in BMC Helix Innovation Studio. A workflow is an integral part of a service request because it determines how the service request should be processed. A workflow helps in defining the following details related to a service request. :
|Questionnaire||A questionnaire contains information like Name, Contact, Company, Description, Summary, and so on that employees need to provide when they submit service requests.|
|Service||A service is a collection of workflows and information that a case catalog administrator creates. When employees use these services to raise a request and provide the required information, the underlying workflows are run and the service request is processed.|
After a case catalog administrator creates services in BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog, these services form a sub-catalog. When a case catalog administrator accesses BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog from BMC Helix Business Workflows, only the services that are specific to BMC Helix Business Workflows are displayed. When the case catalog administrator accesses BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog from BMC Helix Digital Workplace Advanced, all the available services are displayed.
For more information about subcatalogs, see .