SLA process example

As work is done on the relevant task, the SLA may change stage appropriately, depending on the information defined for that SLA in the relevant SLA definition.

About this task

For example, if an incident is resolved within the time specified, the SLA stage is typically set to Complete.

Similarly, if the incident does not reach the required condition within the set amount of time, the Task SLA record associated to that Incident marked as Has Breached. For example, by default, if a P1 incident is not resolved within 8 hours, the Task SLA for that incident will have Has Breached set to true.

This example demonstrates how an SLA can be attached to an incident, then progressed to completion.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Incident > Create New.
  2. Set both Impact and Urgency to 1. This changes the Priority to 1 - Critical.
  3. Save the form.
    The Task SLA Related List should now have a Priority 1 SLA attached to this incident.
    Task SLAs related list on Incident form - Priority 1 SLA
    Note: The default Priority 1 resolution (8 hour) SLA definition record is used to create and attach this Task SLA.
  4. Change the Impact to 2, which changes the Priority to 2 - High, then save the form.
    The Priority 1 SLA is now marked Cancelled, and a Priority 2 SLA has been attached, because of the conditions on the SLAs.
    Task SLAs related list on Incident form - Priority 2 SLA
  5. Change the Incident State to Awaiting User Info, then save the form.
    Awaiting User Info is a Pause condition on the Priority 2 SLA, so the SLA is marked Paused.
    Note: The pause duration on Task SLA gets updated only after the SLA moves out of pause.
    Task SLAs related list on Incident form - Priority 2 SLA paused
  6. Change the Incident State to Active, then save the form.
    Because the incident is no longer in a Pause condition, it resumes timing.
    Task SLAs related list on Incident form - Priority 2 SLA in progress
  7. Enter any Close code and Close notes values in the Closure Information section of the incident.
  8. Change the Incident State to Resolved, then save the form.
    The SLA is marked Completed.
    Task SLAs related list on Incident form - Priority 2 SLA completed