Across the UK, one in three teams is missing out on innovation opportunities, according to new research report by Axios Systems

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More than 30% of organisations in the UK only use service management for IT, meaning they’ve not yet realised the full ROI of their service management investment, according to research published today by service management provider Axios Systems.

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In order for UK businesses to retain competitive advantage, they need to fully leverage all opportunities to focus on innovation. This means looking for ways to automate tasks, streamline service provision and measure efficiency—not just in IT.

More than 30% of organisations in the UK only use service management for IT, meaning they’ve not yet realised the full ROI of their service management investment, according to research published today by service management provider Axios Systems.

Deciding to restrict service management to IT also means teams are missing an opportunity to divert resources from manual, time-consuming tasks, in favour of market-differentiating innovations.

But across the UK, 66% of organisations have adopted a service management strategy for at least one non-IT department (otherwise known as Enterprise Service Management, or ESM). UK-wide, ESM is most commonly used by Finance, HR and Facilities Management. Procurement, Legal, Sales, Marketing and other teams are also using ESM to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.

These insights put ESM uptake in the UK slightly behind the US (76% uptake), but ahead of Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux – 49% uptake), and ahead of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH – 32% uptake).

Service management provider Axios Systems produced the paper, in partnership with one of Europe’s leading business schools.

Among the findings critical to enterprises based in the UK, the research also reveals that:

  •     UK enterprises are most likely to cite budget/costs or technical issues, followed by security and training/knowledge, as concerns about implementing ESM.
  •     Increased operational efficiency is the strongest motivation for implementing ESM in the UK.
  •     HR is likely to be the UK’s biggest priority for ESM expansion in the coming year.

By using these insights, C-level executives can create actionable talking points to promote the time-saving, revenue-boosting benefits of service management beyond IT.

Tasos Symeonides, CEO of Axios Systems, said: “We’re pleased to see that most organisations across the UK are realising the benefits of a service management strategy that spans the enterprise. But it’s concerning to see that a sizeable percentage of large enterprises have yet to pursue these benefits.

“In order for UK businesses to retain competitive advantage, they need to fully leverage all opportunities to focus on innovation. This means looking for ways to automate tasks, streamline service provision and measure efficiency—not just in IT, but in every department. ESM allows you to take advantage of such benefits and fully align limited resources to deliver on stakeholder expectations and big-picture business requirements.”

The research spans the US, UK, DACH and Benelux. Survey respondents include ITSM professionals from large enterprises ranging from 500 to 5,000 employees.

A complimentary copy of the ESM research paper is available here >> http://bit.ly/1Mi3C5d

About Axios Systems

For over 25 years, Axios Systems has been committed to delivering innovative IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions that help customers improve not only their infrastructure operations, but also to enhance service delivery across business functions, including HR, Facilities Management and Finance. Axios is recognised as a world leader by leading analysts and their global client base, with a 100% focus on service management technologies.

Axios’s enterprise ITSM software, assyst, is purpose-built to transform IT departments into profitable business-focused customer service teams. assyst adds tangible value to each client’s organisation by building on the ITIL® framework to help solve their business challenges across the organisation. assyst is accredited for all fifteen PinkVERIFY™ ITIL® processes, and was the first technology vendor to do so within a single solution.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.axiossystems.com
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