Symantec has announced the launch of Workflow 7.0 and ServiceDesk 7.0.

The new version of Workflow is designed to deliver comprehensive IT and business process automation with increased support for business systems, advanced reporting, increased performance and an expanded end-user portal.

It improves manageability by providing customers with a visual, self-documenting workflow designer, helping customers rapidly deliver processes by dragging and dropping predefined components to create a flow diagram.

ServiceDesk 7.0 is designed to allow IT to do more with less, as the company claims it will accelerate and enhance service delivery from the IT organisation through process automation and self-service capabilities for end-users.

Both products are built on the Symantec Management Platform, providing improved manageability and extensible integration across Symantec's product portfolio, allowing companies to integrate security, data loss prevention, systems management and backup and recovery.

Francis deSouza, senior vice president of the enterprise security group at Symantec, said: “Organisations today are looking for ways to improve efficiencies, increase compliance, and reduce costs while leveraging existing systems and resources and building out their IT organisation as needed.

“Both Workflow 7.0 and ServiceDesk 7.0 provide immediate customer benefits through process automation to shorten timelines and manoeuvre through organisational structure while maintaining accountability and ensuring compliance.”