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A New Service Management Platform is coming in 2024

TeamDynamix (TDX), a comprehensive ticketing system, will replace Cherwell, the University of Missouri’s current service management platform, in late 2024 in order to better meet the expanding service management needs of the University of Missouri System. Divisions and departments who currently use Cherwell as a ticketing portal, incident and/or request management solution are projected to migrate to TeamDynamix by the end of 2024.

TeamDynamix Selection Process (Background)

In Spring 2023, the Division of IT Enterprise Service Management team collaborated with a steering committee representing campuses in the UM System and MU Health Care to assess alternative ticketing solutions. The goal was to replace Cherwell, the current service management platform, with a system that would meet both current and future needs. After thorough research and feedback, the committee chose TeamDynamix as the new, comprehensive ticketing system.

Benefits of TeamDynamix

  1. Higher Education Focus
    TDX is focused on Higher Education. A significant number of SEC and other peer institutions, including those with multiple campuses, have moved to TDX in recent years.
  2. Separate Applications per Campus
    TDX enables customized applications for each campus or business unit, offering users autonomy to meet their specific needs.
  3. Codeless Development
    One of the key advantages to working in a codeless environment is that our campus and/or business units get to spend time working on the initiatives that matter to them. TDX allows our teams to seamlessly deliver upgrades and reduce wait times for changes requested by users.
  4. Robust Service Catalog Features
    User friendly service catalog search capabilities and the ability to bookmark services you use routinely.
  5. Unlimited Licensing
    TDX uses an unlimited licensing model.


Implementation of the new end user portal and ticketing applications will include those services currently provided by the Cherwell product, utilizing a strategy for decentralized administration and a governance process for requesting, prioritizing, and completing changes for a customer-friendly experience.

Project Milestones:

  • Select TeamDynamix and contract for services – Completed
  • Define Tier 1 category standard for all IT service catalogs – Completed
  • Identify application administrators – Completed
  • Complete application administrator training with TeamDynamix – Spring 2024
  • Build and configure end user portals and ticketing applications – Fall 2024
  • Complete training with end users – Winter 2024
  • Go-live with TeamDynamix – Winter 2024


Why are we replacing Cherwell?

  • Ivanti purchased Cherwell in March 2021 and the Cherwell platform end of life has been announced for December 2026. A transition to Ivanti would require the University to undergo a complete re-implementation. Due to ongoing issues with Cherwell’s stability as well as general dissatisfaction with Cherwell, it was decided that the timing was good to initiate a review of Enterprise Service Management (ESM) solutions in order to find a product that better meets the expanding service management needs of the University of Missouri.

Why did we select TeamDynamix (TDX)?

  • Higher Education focused
  • Separate applications can be leveraged for each campus and business unit
  • Service Catalog keywords search features
  • Unlimited customer and user licenses
  • Conversational AI / Chat features
  • Project Portfolio Management features
  • Single or multiple approvals steps during a ticket's lifecycle
  • Codeless systems and development

What is the implementation plan for current service catalogs/ticketing systems in Cherwell?

**Groups identified in footnotes

**All current Cherwell service catalogs/ticketing systems will have an end user portal and ticketing system built in TeamDynamix by go-live.  As the Division of IT Enterprise Service Management Team and Campus Application Administrators begin to build and configure the specific applications, they will be engaging with Service Providers for the ticketing and portal configurations.

What functionality will be included when we go live with TeamDynamix (TDX)?

  • Service providers will be live with a customer self-service portal to include a service catalog and knowledge articles.
  • Service requests, Incident and Major Incident tickets.
  • Ticketing dashboards to assist technicians and staff fulfill requests.
  • Additionally, some IT units will choose to implement change and/or asset management.
Will Cherwell tickets be migrated to TeamDynamix (TDX)?
  • No. Migrating tickets between different systems is a complicated task. One of the major difficulties to translating this function is that the two systems’ basic ticket creation process is different. Technicians will be given the opportunity to create TDX tickets for any open Cherwell tickets.
  • Data retention policies require we have reporting available for any historical Cherwell tickets.

Does TeamDynamix (TDX) have email ingestion to ticket creation functionality?

  • Yes. TeamDynamix (TDX) can monitor mailboxes and either update existing tickets with customer/technician comments or create tickets from each email received.
Who is leading the implementation project?
  •  The Division of IT Enterprise Service Management Team - For questions contact
Who has provided input during the implementation process?
  • Representatives from IT, HR across all four campuses, and MU Health Care participated in the project steering committee and are helping drive this process. Their input and collaboration continues to be essential to this implementation.

If my application is not on Cherwell today, how do I get a ticketing application on TDX?

Contact the Division of IT Enterprise Service Management Team by emailing Departments that express interest in utilizing TeamDynamix as a ticketing application will be prioritized in future projects.

If my services are currently on the Cherwell site, when will the project team reach out to me to discuss ticketing and portal configuration decisions?

A member of the Division of IT Enterprise Service Management Team will contact listed Service Providers to review the approved standards and discuss ticketing and portal configuration decisions, starting in March 2024.

**Users who will have access to Team Dynamix

Departments Transitioning to TeamDynamix

•DoIT •UMSL IT •Missouri S&T IT •UMKC IT •MU Health Care Human Resources •MU Student Information Systems (SIS) •MU Office of the University Registrar •MU College of Arts and Science - Business •MU Cashiers Office •MU College of Veterinary Medicine Facilities  •MU Docs •UM System Human Resources •UM System Finance •UM Marketplace •Health Care System Information Security •Missouri Online Academic Activities •Missouri Online Recruitment & Student Support • Electron Microscopy Core (EMC)

Interested in Using TeamDynamix?

The team is already planning out future onboarding of departments into TeamDynamix, after we’ve successfully implemented groups listed above. If you are interested in using this platform, please contact the following application administrator teams for your university:

Reviewed 2024-05-29