PCR-360 Functionality

PCR-360 Functionalities are the critical capabilities of the enterprise-level management tool. This comprehensive suite allows users to track, manage, and bill the activities of assets, people, operations, or workflow.

By navigating seamlessly between integrated sets of data, PCR-360 software manages your organization's information while providing a simple, cohesive user experience.

PCR-360

The application's namesake tool allows users to locate an item – be it a contact, location, piece of equipment, service, or any other item defined in the system – and view a comprehensive representation of how the item relates to the other items in the system.

This 360 View is more than a typical search engine; it's a powerful tool that helps users understand precisely how their data and resources interact and fit within their organization.

360 Search Grid

Service Desk

The Service Desk tool serves as the portal to many of PCR-360's most essential functions.

Visitors to the Service Desk will find a comprehensive record of services their organization will provide, is currently providing, or has previously provided. PCR-360 tracks each service your organization provides, so you'll know the circumstances of every transaction that occurs – the who, what, where, when, and why.

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Inventory

PCR-360's Equipment Inventory function empowers organizations to define and track any tangible asset (i.e., Polycom VVX500, Cisco 2911 Router, etc.) – and even some intangible assets (i.e., software licenses, warranty dates, etc.) – in real time.

Far more than a simple monitoring tool, the Equipment Inventory function also encourages users to interact with their assets. Users can order new equipment to a warehouse, initiate bulk transfers of equipment between storage facilities, and even set default reorder points to ensure a fully-stocked inventory across a large network of locations.

Inventory:Equipment Grid
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Cable

Switches, routers, servers, phones, printers, cables, wireless, voice. The modern business is a complex network of information supported by a physical infrastructure, the integrity of which is critical to the people who really make an organization tick.

PCR-360's Cable tool employs both text and visual representations of your organization's data and voice network to afford users a virtual roadmap of the many wires, cables, switches, and servers that support your business.

By defining components relevant to specific segments of the cable infrastructure, users can build detailed, comprehensive cable paths to serve as references for tracking and management concerns. That way, if there's a break in service somewhere along the line, it'll be easy to pinpoint; or, if new equipment needs access to the network, it'll be easy to connect.

Visual Cable Path
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Catalog

The Catalog function enables users to browse a comprehensive list of all the equipment, services, charges, features, and service level agreements (SLAs) that their organization can access or employ.

Consider it the same way one might consider a catalog of retail goods. If a user needs a new piece of equipment – say, a new iPhone, for example – the Catalog is the place to order it. Need to dial up a specific service – say, an email account – for a new customer? The Catalog is the place to locate it.

Users will notice that the Catalog function appears throughout the PCR-360 application. Whenever you're selecting a specific item from a drop-down menu – be it an iPhone or a specific service – you're selecting from your organization's Catalog.

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Services

One of PCR-360's most important elements from a practical perspective, the Services function allows organizations to develop custom billing procedures that eliminate the inconvenient pricing concerns and discrepancies caused by undefined billing hierarchies. By setting default charges that accompany specific services and equipment, users can unify billing procedures organization- wide, ensuring consistency and saving time.

From who pays for it to how much you're owed, PCR-360's Services function makes buying and selling services and equipment simple and transparent.

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Reporting

PCR-360 allows for the creation standard reports to be shared by designated users of the system. Typically these reports are for monthly billing, Service Desk operations, time keeping, etc. Many of the reports that can be generated for use in this area are enhancements of grid reports throughout the system. Reports available in this area are defined in the implementation process and developed jointly between PCR and the customer.

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Knowledgebase

PCR-360’s powerful knowledge management features can help your service desk team – and your customers – improve resolution times by providing a repository to successfully capture, structure, and reuse service-related knowledge. The Knowledgebase can be arranged by category, topic, and article. And you can decide what articles to publish internally or to your entire user community.

With the integration of the PCR-360 Knowledgebase, organizations will be able to reduce service desk requests by providing quick access to searches of existing articles.

Article Management Grid
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people

The People function is the PCR-360 user's one-stop shop for locating the contact information for customers, vendors, fellow users, and all other members of the user's network.

Beyond its value as a practical phonebook of sorts, the People function also allows users to construct project- or department-specific Workgroups and develop an ultimate Organizational Hierarchy.

The People function also serves as a Time Entry tracker for employees or contractors working on an hourly basis.

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Communication

For landline voice services, a significant amount of manual effort is generally involved to configure the voice switch for the features, line appearances, authorization codes, etc. that are unique to each station. With PCR-360’s optional switch provisioning there is no need to manually make those programming changes in the switch. PCR-360 Switch Provisioning is integrated with the service order/service request processes to perform software-based Move, Add, Change and Delete (MACD) activities directly to the switch. Using a browser GUI, the user merely populates the requested features on the selected keys of the telephone sets and PCR-360 immediately performs feature-to-feature and feature-to-set edits prior to issuing commands to the switch. All features are tracked, by key, for each station.

In addition to updating your switch with MACD program changes, PCR-360 also makes sure that our application is always in sync with your switch. The PCR-360 synchronization process continually polls the switch during off hours to keep the PCR-360 database perfectly aligned with your switch for accurate reporting, billing, and troubleshooting.

Whether you operate a TDM switch, VoIP switch or hybrid environment, PCR-360 Switch Provisioning allows you to reduce costly switch programming and accurately chargeback for all features programmed on each station.

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Dashboard

The PCR-360 Dashboard is the primary portal through which users can access a series of insightful charts and graphs generated using a user or organization's real-time SLA status, critical due date, inventory status, cable capacity variables, and/or other criteria. Click on a chart and immediately drill into the details.

More than just a veiw into critical statuses, the Dashboard icon alerts users when an item needs attention. By inputting a Warning Threshold in the dashboard set-up, the user can specify threshold values at which point the Dashboard would warn the user that the item being watched had reached the defined point. The same protocol can apply to approaching deadlines, cable capacity issues, and SLA statuses.

Dashboard Bar Chart
Dashboard Pie Chart
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CustomerCenter

The PCR-360 CustomerCenter provides your customers with an on-line self-service function that doesn't tie up your own back-office resources. With CustomerCenter, your customers no longer have to call the IT Desk for many of the common requests that would normally divert your staff.

Functionality includes:

  • System Alerts/News - News and Alerts can be added to disseminate information to the system users. Messages are displayed on the homepage for each user.
  • Directory Search
  • Service Requests - A step-by-step walkthrough approach regarding Service Requests allows users to submit orders via a web-cart format.
  • Incident Reporting - A step-by-step method for users to log incidents and trouble tickets. This functionality comes with a built-in Knowledgebase search to help divert known issues and problems.
  • Web ViewBill - An HMTL bill rendered in a user-friendly format with drill-down functionality, showing different levels of bill detail.
  • Knowledge Base - A library where users can search through help articles to get information and helpful knowledge. The Knowledgebase can be used in tandem with Incident Reports in order to help divert known tickets issues.
  • Approval Workflow - The system provides a workflow approval process that will seek authorization from the appropriate people and groups before the workflow's submission as a Service Request.
  • Assorted Html Reports - A variety of HTML reports rendered in an easy-to-view and simple-to-use format for Ratings Report, Building Report, Station Inventory and Asset Inventory Report. Available in HTML, PDF, and CSV outputs.

CustomerCenter is directly linked to PCR-360, so all requests and incidents initiated in the CustomerCenter automatically generate orders and tickets in the organization's application.

CustomerCenter Homepage
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