Service Specification

When you design your catalog, consider the following service specification factors. These attributes help your customers understand the service.
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When you design your catalog, consider the following service specification factors. These attributes help your customers understand the service.
Attribute Name
Definition
Service Description
Brief description of the service which explains what the service includes.
Service Exclusions
Brief description regarding what is not included in the service.
Service Core Dependencies
Listing of the underlying services and processes that are necessary for this service.
Service Options
The various components and options available to users when ordering the service from the catalog.
Service Hours
The time period during which the service is typically available.
Service Maintenance and Planned Down Time
The time period during which the service is typically not available due to scheduled maintenance.
Service Availability
The targeted percentage (of the defined Service Hours) during which service is available for requests.
Service Owner(Performance Measure Owner)
The person responsible for the service.
Service Users
The intended group of requesters for this service.
Performance Measures/Descriptions
One or more defined performance measurements for the service fulfillment with a base line target.
Key Performance Indicators
The performance measurement which is the primary indicator of the performance of the fulfillment of this service.
Key Goal Indicators
The overall company benefit from this service.
Data Collection Method/Frequency
An overview of the intended data collection method and frequency. If tools and methods are known, specify them in this attribute.
Cost Categorization
(to Business Unit)
Definition of the cost categorization of the service regarding the following aspects of costs: direct and indirect, capital and operational, fixed and variable, cost type, cost elements, cost units.
Charging Policies
The charging policy for this service. The template gives examples both for internal and external providers.