It’s Back to School Time, Is Your Instance Ready?

It’s Back to School Time, Is Your Instance Ready?

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Seems like it wasn’t that long ago when Labor Day weekend marked the end of summer and the beginning of the fall school season.

But to the dismay of students everywhere, school season keeps creeping up earlier and earlier, now well into August for many.

Meanwhile, time is getting shorter for schools to prepare—not only for student admissions but also continually changing regulations.

If your educational institution is still managing admissions and regulatory compliance with old-school manual methods, you could be wasting valuable time and resources that might be better applied helping the school strategically plan and… Click To Tweet

In some cases, the organization may already have the solution, but just hasn’t been able to implement it properly to take full advantage of its capabilities!

Here’s how Cask helped one institution of higher education overcome just such a challenge.

A Textbook Example of Right Solution, Poor Execution

California State University East Bay (CSUEB) is a textbook example of a school that purchased the right solution to replace its existing Service Management solution but was unsuccessful in the initial implementation. (Read More Here)

Because the initial ServiceNow implementation focused on delivering the same functionality as the existing toolset, it led to customer dissatisfaction and leadership’s decision to discontinue implementation. Meanwhile, new requirements continued to be added, including asset tracking as part of security audit regulations.

The Roadmap to Implementation Success

Cask developed a strategic roadmap to ensure a successful ServiceNow implementation and Service Management transformation program for CSU East Bay. We recommended a focus on services, including a self-service capability and service desk organizational change.

Cask engaged with CSUEB leadership to define services, build out a services hierarchy, and define user interaction requirements for self-service. We then implemented the ServiceNow Content Management System (CMS), Service Catalog, Request Fulfillment, and Incident Management functionalities.

Cask also worked with the CSUEB team on the organizational change required to make their ServiceNow implementation a success.

Start the School Year Strong

Get your fall season off to a strong start. Talk to your Cask advisor to elevate your admissions and administration processes to a higher level of performance and efficiency.


At Cask, we’re continually looking for new ways to help businesses get the most out of their ServiceNow investment. By keeping the focus on people, and how processes and technology can help meet their needs, we can improve the experience for customers and employees alike.

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At Cask, we know how to streamline business.

We understand that the world moves fast, but information moves faster. You need data in a hurry, and company-wide automation is the answer. If your business can’t keep pace, we can guide you through a strategic transformation to optimize your operational efficiency.

That’s why we are proud to partner with ServiceNow to provide the solutions to move from manual tasks and paper deliverables to digital applications for managing your business.