Setting up automated work order tracking
Organizations have many service management related automation initiatives that need to be analyzed and tracked for continuous progress. For analyzing and tracking the opportunities and improvements for these automation initiatives over time, process owners or service request managers can use the Service Automation Dashboard in Smart Reporting. For example, a work order template is automated for running a script and a work order is created by using this template. When the work order is executed, an interruption occurred, which stopped the automation job. In this case, by using the automation logic, the value of Automation Status can be set to Failed. The process owner can analyse such failed automation jobs by tracking the reports that are available on the Smart Reporting dashboard.
For more information about the Smart Reporting dashboard, see in the Smart Reporting online documentation.
Process for setting up automated work order tracking
|1||Setting the automation status in a work order template||For populating reports on the Smart Reporting dashboard, you can fill the Automation Status field on the work order template form while creating or managing the work order templates. You can use this field to mark work order templates for which the process is automated. For each work order that is created by using a template, the value of the Automation Status field is copied over to the work order record.||Configuring the Work Order form and templates|
|2||Developing the automation logic and error detection process||As a part of developing the automation logic and error detection process for failed automation, you must develop a rule to set the Automation Status field value to Failed in the work orders.|
|3||Using the Service Automation Dashboard|
Process owners or service request managers can use the Service Automation Dashboard in Smart Reporting for analyzing the progress of automation initiatives.
For work order templates that are created inversions earlier than BMC Service Request Management 20.02, the value of the Automation Status field is set to Manual by default.