Standard change catalog

Standard changes are preapproved, low risk changes with a proven history of success. The standard change catalog contains the changes that have been approved by the Change Management application as standard changes.

Users with the itil role can view the list of available standard changes and submit change requests.

This video demonstrates how the standard change catalog works and how it enables change managers to manage change requests effectively.

A property controls whether the selection of a standard change request from the catalog inserts the change request record into the database. An administrator can select the Two step check box in Standard Change Properties. This property requires the requester to click Submit to insert the change request record.

Standard changes are logically grouped under specific categories. The Change Management application uses a proposal process to control which changes become available in the standard change catalog.

The standard change catalog enables you to perform the following activities:
  • Request, review, and approve standard change templates.
  • Request preapproved standard changes.
  • Determine access to standard change templates at the user level.

You can propose, modify, and retire standard change templates based on the requirements of your organization.

Preapproved standard changes

Submitting a change request from a standard change template ensures that preapproved information is automatically populated in the necessary fields. Standard changes are submitted more quickly and fulfillment can be expedited.

Note: You cannot mass-update a set of Configuration Items (CIs) in standard changes. However, you can propose individual changes.

Determine access to standard change templates at the user level

Standard change templates are logically grouped under specific categories. These categories are displayed to users based on user criteria such as user role, geographical location, and department.