Phased rollout

   

This documentation supports the 21.02 version of BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker.

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Synchronizing BMC Helix ITSM incidents with Salesforce ServiceCloud cases by using BMC Helix iPaaS

As an administrator, you can integrate BMC Helix ITSM with Salesforce Service Cloud to synchronize BMC Helix ITSM incidents with Service Cloud cases. With this integration, your agents can consolidate the Service Cloud cases into BMC Helix ITSM, and also broker BMC Helix ITSM incidents to Service Cloud.

BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker, along with BMC Helix iPaaS, powered by Jitterbit, provides an out-of-the-box integration template that you use to integrate BMC Helix ITSM and Service Cloud. You configure the integration in BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker and deploy the integration template to your BMC Helix iPaaS environment.

This integration provides the following capabilities:

Use caseIncident brokeringTicket consolidation
Create tickets

Create a case in Service Cloud for an incident created in BMC Helix ITSM.

Create an incident in BMC Helix ITSM for a case created in Service Cloud.
Synchronize comments

Create feed items and feed comments in a Service Cloud case from a worklog in a BMC Helix ITSM incident, with and without attachments.

Create worklogs in BMC Helix ITSM incident from a Service Cloud case feed comment and feed item, with and without attachments.

Synchronize updatesNot applicable

Update the vendor data in BMC Helix ITSM for a case that is updated in Service Cloud.

The following image gives an overview of the capabilities that this integration supports:

Before you begin

Make sure that you have the following items:

  • A valid  BMC Helix iPaaS, powered by Jitterbit Open link   subscription.
  • From the Electronic Product Distribution site, download the Sync_BMC_Helix_ITSM_incident_and_Salesforce_ServiceCloud_case.json project file.
  • Administrator access to the Service Cloud account and the Service Cloud security token.
  • BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker and BMC Helix ITSM users have the administrator permissions to run this integration.
  • You must create a read-only custom field named Corelation_ID (label: Corelation ID) under a case in Service Cloud. The field should accept 50 character alphanumeric value. This field gets updated with the Remedy Incident Number value from the BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker incident.

Service Cloud to BMC Helix ITSM flow

BMC Helix ITSM to Service Cloud flow

Task 1: To perform configurations in Quick Configuration Guide

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Innovation Studio.
  2. On Workspace, click Multi-Cloud Broker.
  3. To launch BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker, on the top-right corner of the page, click Visit Deployed Application.

    Tip

    You can access BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker directly by entering the URL https://hostName:portNumber/helix/index.html#/com.bmc.dsm.mcsm/login and logging in as a tenant administrator.

  4. Click Settings .
  5. Select Start Here > Quick Configuration Guide.
    The Quick Configuration Guide page is displayed.
  6. In the Step 1: Choose configuration tab, perform the following steps:

    Important

    In Choose configuration, Helix iPaaS(powered by Jitterbit) is selected by default. Do not change this value.

    1.  Select any of the following features and click Next:
      • To broker incidents from BMC Helix ITSM to Salesforce Service Cloud, under Incident Brokering, select ITSM Incident to Salesforce Service Cloud.
      • To consolidate cases from Salesforce Service Cloud to BMC Helix ITSM, under Ticket Consolidation, select Salesforce Service Cloud to ITSM Incident.
  7. In the Step 2: Perform configurations tab, perform the following steps:
    1. Add an operating organization, if you have not already done so.
    2. Add Salesforce as the vendor organization, if you have not already done so.
    3. To add vendor metadata for Service Cloud, click Map vendors, and perform the following steps:
      1. On the Map Vendors page, click Map Vendor.
      2. Complete the fields as described in the following table:

        Field

        Action

        DescriptionEnter a description for the Service Cloud vendor metadata configuration.
        Ticketing Technology ProviderFrom the list, select Service Cloud.
        (Optional) Instance NameIf you are using multiple instances of Service Cloud, enter the instance name that you are using to identify it.
        Add Mapping

        After you select the ticketing technology provider, click Add Mapping. BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker displays the default values in the Instance URL field and the Display Field Mapping section.

        InstanceURLIf you have clicked Add Mapping, this field is auto-populated.  Update the URL and replace the Service Cloud server with the correct host name.
        Vendor Field MappingYou must not update the default mappings.
        Display Field Mapping

        By default, the basic Service Cloud fields are mapped in this section. If you want to map additional fields to display in the BMC Helix ITSM UI, add the relevant mappings by clicking .

        Enable Local ITSM Communication

        By default, this toggle key is enabled. 

        If you want to use BMC Helix Integration Service as the underlying integration platform, disable this toggle key.

        Resolve Incident Ticket When Vendor Closes ItBy default, this toggle key is enabled so that when a Service Cloud case is closed, the corresponding BMC Helix ITSM incident is also closed. You can disable the toggle key, if required.
      3. Click Save.

    4. To fetch incidents from BMC Helix ITSM, click Define filter criteria to fetch records from ITSM to Helix Multi-Cloud Broker for incident, and perform the following steps:

      1. From the Select trigger event for incident list, select the operation for which you want to fetch the incidents.

      2. In Advanced filter, select any of the available filters.

      3. Click Save.
        When an incident matches the operation and filter that you have selected, the system fetches that incident to BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker.

    5. In the Configure Service Cloud integration section, refer the configuration steps listed and select the check boxes as you complete each step.

    6. Click Save.

Task 2: To download and import the integration template project file

  1. Log in to BMC Helix iPaaS and navigate to Cloud Studio.
  2. Select your organization.
  3. On the projects page, click Import.
  4. Click Browse to navigate to and select the JSON project file that you downloaded from the Electronic Product Distribution site.
    The Project Name and Organization fields are automatically populated. The default project name is displayed. You can change the project name.

  5. From the Environment list, select the environment to which you want to import this integration template, and click Import.
    The project opens after the integration template is imported. 
  6. To open the project file at a later time, select the environment where the integration templates are available, select the project name, and click View/Edit.

Task 3: To update the project variables for the integration template

  1. Click ... next to the Environment name and select Project Variables.
  2. Update the project variables as described in the following tables:
    • BMC Helix iPaaS variables

      Project variableValue
      BHIP_API_NAMEThe default value of this variable is BMCHelixITSMIncidentAndServiceCloudCase.
      BHIP_API_User_RolesSpecify the organization roles that should have access to the new API. You can add multiple comma separated values. Important: If you do not specify any value, all the organization roles get access to the new API.
      BHIP_MCSM_API_Profile_Username

      The integration template creates an API in BMC Helix iPaaS to handle requests from BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker.

      Enter the user name for the security profile used with the BMC Helix iPaaS BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker API.
      BHIP_MCSM_API_Profile_Password

      The integration template creates an API in BMC Helix iPaaS to handle requests from BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker.

      Enter the password for the security profile used with the BMC Helix iPaaS BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker API.
      BHIP_Vendor_API_Profile_Type 

      The integration templates create APIs to accept requests from a vendor.

      Enter one of the following API authentication mechanisms that you want to use with this API:

      • BASIC

      • ANONYMOUS

      • APIKEY

      BHIP_Vendor_API_Profile_Username

      Enter the user name for the security profile that you want to use with the vendor API. 

      Important: Provide a value for this variable, only if you select the BASIC option in BHIP_Vendor_API_Profile_Type.

      BHIP_Vendor_API_Profile_Password

      Enter the password for the security profile that you want to use with the vendor API. 

      Important: Provide a value for this variable, only if you select the BASIC option in BHIP_Vendor_API_Profile_Type.

      BHIP_Vendor_API_Profile_ApiKey_Name

      Enter the APIKEY name for the security profile that you want to use with the vendor API. 

      Important: Provide a value for this variable, only if you select the APIKEY option in BHIP_Vendor_API_Profile_Type.

      BHIP_Host

      Enter the BMC Helix iPaaS instance URL where you want to run this project.

      BHIP_Username

      Enter the user name for the BMC Helix iPaaS instance.

      BHIP_Password

      Enter the password for the BMC Helix iPaaSS instance.

      Enable_BMC_Helix_To_Vendor_Integration

      By default, this variable is set to true.

      Important: This variable enables the creation of Service Cloud cases from BMC Helix ITSM incidents, synchronizes updates, and shares comments.

      Enable_Vendor_To_BMC_Helix_Integration

      By default, this variable is set to true.

      Important: This variable enables the creation of BMC Helix ITSM incidents from Service Cloud cases, synchronizes updates, and shares comments.

    • Service Cloud variables

      Important

      You must register the BMC Helix iPaaS API (Vendor to MCSM) URL in Remote Site Setting in Salesforce Service Cloud. This ensures that Salesforce Service Cloud whitelists the URL and enables a custom code to call the BMC Helix iPaaS API (Vendor to MCSM) URL.

      Project variableValue
      ServiceCloud_UsernameEnter the user name that enables you to interact with Salesforce Service Cloud.
      ServiceCloud_PasswordEnter the password for the user name that you provided.
      ServiceCloud_Security_TokenEnter the API security token for Salesforce if the user requires it.
      ServiceCloud_Apex_NameThe default value of this variable is BHIP_SFSC_MCSM. If required, you can change it.
      ServiceCloud_HostEnter the Service Cloud instance URL in the following format: [http/https]://[host name and port]
      ServiceCloud_Apex_Case_Create_FilterEnter a trigger condition in the SOQL format to filter cases from Service Cloud. For example, enter Status = 'Escalated'.
      ServiceCloud_Apex_Case_Update_FilterEnter a trigger condition in the SOQL format to filter cases from Service Cloud. For example, enter Status = 'Escalated'.
    • BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker variables

      Project variable

      Value

      MCSM_Host

      Enter the BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker host URL to which Service Cloud cases should be synchronized.

      MCSM_Username

      Enter the user name that enables users to interact with BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker.

      MCSM_PasswordEnter the password for the provided username.
      MCSM_Vendor_Name

      This variable is autopopulated. You must not change the value.

      The following variables are inputs from BMC Helix ITSM. Either enter values for these variables or map appropriate Service Cloud fields if the data is available:

      Project variableValue
      ITSM_Company_NameEnter the company name for which the integration template needs to be run. For example, Calbro Services
      ITSM_Customer_First_NameEnter the first name of the BMC Helix ITSM customer.
      ITSM_Customer_Last_NameEnter the last name of the BMC Helix ITSM customer.
      ITSM_Incident_TypeEnter any of the following incident types that you want to create:
      • User Service Restoration
      • User Service Request
      • Infrastructure Restoration
      • Infrastructure Event
      • Security Incident

Task 3: To refresh activity schemas for Service Cloud and BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker activities

You need to perform this task only when you use custom fields in the template.

To refresh the activity schema, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to BMC Helix iPaaS and navigate to Cloud Studio.
  2. Open the required integration template as required.
  3. Open the activity that you want to refresh.
  4. On the Schema page, click Refresh.

Task 4: To deploy and enable the project

  1. To deploy the integration after you update the project variables, on the project page, click 
    Deployment is a one-time activity that initializes the integration configurations. The UI displays a message for the deployment status.

  2. After successfully deploying the integration, select the Enable Integration workflow.
  3. Click ...  next to the Enable Integration element and select Run.

(Optional) Task 5: To set the API debug mode

By default, the debug mode is set to 2 hours after you run the integration. Debug logs are updated for the time set for the debug mode. To increase the debug mode for a longer period of time, perform the following steps:

  1. In BMC Helix iPaaS, select API Manager > My APIs.
  2. Open any of the following APIs:

    • BMC_Helix_ITSM_Incident_And_ServiceCloud_Case_MCSM_To_Vendor—This API creates a Service Cloud case from a BMC Helix ITSM incident.
    • BMC_Helix_ITSM_Incident_And_ServiceCloud_Case_Vendor_To_MCSM—This API creates a BMC Helix ITSM incident from a Service Cloud case.
  3. Select Enable Debug Mode Until: and set it for the required date and time.

  4. Save and publish the API.

(Optional) Task 6: To map a custom field between BMC Helix ITSM and Service Cloud

You can map custom fields between BMC Helix ITSM and Service Cloud. To learn about the steps to map the custom fields, see Customizing BMC Helix iPaaS integrations.

Related topics

BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker overview

Reference of integration between BMC Helix ITSM and ServiceCloud by using BMC Helix iPaaS



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