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BT aims for £25 million in savings by leaping towards AI-led operations with ServiceNow

BT aims for £25 million in savings by leaping towards AI-led operations with ServiceNow

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BT Digital has announced plans to consolidate BT’s legacy service management platforms into a single system, ServiceNow, as part of a large group-wide transformation programme. ServiceNow will rollout across all of BT Group as rapidly as possible, replacing 56 legacy applications, 76 different ways of implementing service processes and forecast savings of over £25 million by 2027. 

“We are focused on building great products and platforms and ensuring that we provide brilliant service on them,” said Harmeen Mehta, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer at BT. “Our AI and cloud-first approach is a core part of how we unlock this at pace and at scale, so we’re delighted ServiceNow share our vision for the AI Ops model as the way to transform the way we deliver across BT.”

“Under Harmeen’s leadership, BT’s Digital Unit is investing with urgency in technologies that deliver business impact,” said Bill McDermott, CEO of ServiceNow. “The era of digital business is in full flight at BT. BT and Harmeen understand differentiated innovation must be built. Together, we are expanding the use of this powerful platform so BT can transform the world’s great challenges into the biggest opportunities.”

The partnership with ServiceNow has already begun to bear fruit, showing early benefits in the management of BT’s own internal IT, as well as in its customer facing units in enterprise and global. ServiceNow are working closely with BT on the deployment, supporting BT’s own culture change programme with DevOps and AI perspectives from the ServiceNow team reinforcing and embedding BT’s Digital Way culture change process.

Early read-outs are showing a 50% reduction in efforts required to deliver service requests and 20 times boost in the speed of deploying changes into customer services. The service management platform is integrated into BT’s data repository – built with Google Cloud – to integrate real-time AI insight into the service management process. It is being rolled out to teams across BT Group, including service management experts in Digital, Networks and BT’s Customer Facing Units.

“ServiceNow is not only helping BT improve our efficiency, but also freeing investment and resource for more strategic and innovation focussed programmes, supporting our long-term strategy to invest in growth,” added Mehta.

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