Blog Entries

19. 06. 2018 Gabriele Cecco EriZone & OTRS

A New Transition Action for Activity Management

This article will show you an EriZone innovation you can introduce into your process: a Transition Action for Activity Management. One of the main uses of this new feature is in the area of HR. There is no doubt that onboarding of a new employee in a company requires that multiple activities are fulfilled by…

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21. 03. 2018 MarinovMihail EriZone & OTRS

Process Activity Dialog Links for Common Ticket Actions

OTRS and EriZone are widely used as trouble ticketing systems. They have a rich set of standard common ticket actions used for ticket management. Some common actions are used for ticket classification – “Priority and Services”, “Additional ITSM Fields”, “Queue” – others for role assignment – “Owner”, “Customer” – still others for communication – “Note”,…

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07. 02. 2018 Mirko Morandini EriZone & OTRS

Reporting, Document Management and Risk Evaluation with EriZone

EriZone is mainly used as an (IT) SM tool to manage incidents, service requests and changes, and to document the assignment and return of devices. However, a ticket system like EriZone can also support other processes – for example, those that need to provide structured documentation. In fact, many standards require reporting risks or other…

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22. 01. 2018 MarinovMihail EriZone & OTRS

Ticket Templates Based on Selected Service and Category

EriZone 5.3 introduced new templates based on selected service and category. Those templates are used in the new Quick Ticket functionality, but can also be reused in all ticket creating masks. So once the service and category have been selected, the subject and/or the body can be pre-filled with the data of the template. In…

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20. 12. 2017 Gabriele Cecco EriZone & OTRS

How to Integrate the EriZone Customer Database with Web Services

One of the key points in the EriZone configuration is the connection to the database that contains information on the users of the system. A database without information on users has a negative effect on the incident management process. Let’s imagine that you are a Service Desk operator who has to work on an urgent…

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03. 11. 2017 MarinovMihail EriZone & OTRS

Quick ticket creation by image toolbar

With this new EriZone functionality (which will be available in the next EriZone version 5.3) customers can open a ticket with only a few clicks. The new ticket creation process is based on intuitive images, which should lead the customer to finish the process in just a few steps.

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10. 03. 2015 NetEye Blog Admin EriZone & OTRS, NetEye, Network Traffic Monitoring, ntop, Open Source System Management Conference


To further deepen the topics that will be covered during the Open Source System Management Conference, Würth Phoenix organizes four different workshops. The workshops will be held on April 15 at the Würth Phoenix Training Center to address the highlights for the network traffic analysis with ntopng, the process management with OTRS, the Event Handler and Log Management…

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03. 07. 2014 MarinovMihail EriZone & OTRS, Uncategorized

Monitoring USB Ports with Safed

Sometimes, especially for security reasons, it is important to know if the USB ports of a server have been used and what kind of operation has been carried out. Well, with the new version 1.7.0 of the Safed agent it is possible to monitor the USB ports for Windows Vista 2008 and later versions. Now…

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02. 07. 2014 MarinovMihail EriZone & OTRS, Uncategorized

Incident Management and Functional Escalation with EriZone powered by OTRS

Within organizations that implement ITIL processes and have a well-defined Service Desk, second and third level support, functional escalations are required when support of a higher-level specialist is requested. (Img 1)

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22. 05. 2014 Nicola Degara EriZone & OTRS

Evaluate the customer satisfaction with the emoticons in EriZone

Have you ever used the emoticons to express your mood? Well, in many countries around the globe there is the opportunity to evaluate the various services offered by the public administration through the usage of the emoticons . A simple and quick procedure, which consists in giving a vote through three smiley faces: a smiling,…

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14. 05. 2014 MarinovMihail Asset Management, EriZone & OTRS

CMDB integration between OTRS and OCS Inventory

OTRS is a configuration management system (CSM), ITIL© v3 compliant that has its own CMDB in order to manage configuration Items (CI) involved in ITIL processes. It implements the Service Asset & Configuration Management process to ensure that the assets required to deliver services are properly controlled, and that reliable information about those assets is…

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16. 04. 2014 Arianna Cunaccia EriZone & OTRS, NetEye

NetEye and EriZone at the Open Source Conference in Rome

Also this year we took part in the new edition of the Open Source Conference, which takes place today in Rome. At the convention for the Open Source world of the central Italy, Andrea Lernia in collaboration with Alessio Cuppari, ICT Services and User Assistance Manager at DigiCamere, will present the Open Source IT Service…

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14. 03. 2014 MarinovMihail EriZone & OTRS

New features for EriZone: ticket CC

In this post I would like to introduce you an interesting feature of EriZone (powered by OTRS) – named Ticket CC. Briefly, EriZone agents and customers are now able to select through the customer and agent web portals other customers with the same CustomerID as the customer of the ticket and/or agents with ‘wr’ permissions…

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12. 03. 2014 Arianna Cunaccia EriZone & OTRS, NetEye, Real User Experience Monitoring

Open Source System Management: the workshops

Would you like to understand the potential of the ITIL processes implemented with EriZone/OTRS ? Or do you want to deepen your knowledge in the End User Experience monitoring? Or are you curious to know what will be the future development of Nagios as an open project ? On April 11th, at the Würth Phoenix…

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26. 02. 2014 MarinovMihail EriZone & OTRS

Incident Management with EriZone/OTRS

Incident Management Process in accordance with ITIL® v3 deals with  restoring unexpectedly degraded or disrupted services (incidents) to users as quickly as possible, in order to minimize business impact. EriZone, based on OTRS, is ITIL compliant and supports fully the Incident Management process. An incident can be registered by the customers using the Self Service portal,…

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