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Switch to Remedyforce consolidates service desks for $15B oilfield service company

+33% of tickets

handled via self-service


saved annually

90 days

for global rollout

Business Challenge

A leader in the sustainable development and production of oil and gas resources, Weatherford International products and services allow customers to efficiently develop new resources and maximize recovery from producing oil reservoirs. In 2014, IT was concerned with the quality of technical support delivered to its 40,000 employees. The staff teamed up with BMC partner Cloudaction to reinvent Weatherford’s support model.

BMC Solution

Working together, Cloudaction and Weatherford consolidated eight regional service desks into a seamless operation that offers global support with local flavor. Remedyforce handles 26,000 transactions monthly, capturing and tracking all incidents, routing them automatically for faster resolution, providing in-depth reporting, and reducing support costs.

Business Impact

Remedyforce captures and accurately assigns every incident, ensuring exceptional support to Weatherford operating units in more than 100 countries, while taking into account time zones, languages, and other local characteristics. Plans include integrating the monitoring of oil rig sensors to generate and route tickets to the appropriate technician.

  • With a consolidated service desk, staffing for software management and maintenance dropped by two full-time equivalents (FTEs), saving more than $300,000 annually.
  • 1/3 of incidents are now submitted via the self-service portal and assigned automatically, reducing call volumes and fast-tracking troubleshooting efforts.
  • Employees spend less time getting support and more time assisting customers.

"After just 90 days of planning, design, and integration, we took a ‘big bang’ approach and rolled out Remedyforce to all employees in a single day. It wouldn’t have been possible without Cloudaction’s consultative, detailed, and best practice approach."

— Cathy Holladay, Manager of Client Support and Collaboration, Weatherford

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