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Building Automation Rules in SolarWinds Service Desk

Automation continues to be a major trend in IT. Whether it's a small rule to send all hardware issues to a specific queue or a large rule which routes through several stages, automating as much as possible reduces the chance of human error. Watch this video to learn how to create simple automation rules in your SolarWinds Service Desk solution.

Scaling your support team: 7 common questions, answered

Many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) rely on a patchwork system of multiple tools just to capture customer information and respond to requests. This can result in time wasted, missed requests and lost sales—not a great look for a growing business. What’s more, these workarounds and stopgaps simply don’t scale. As your business matures, your technology needs to mature too.


How Do Bots Help With Training Customer Service Teams Remotely

How a support agent is introduced to a new role and how they’re coached until they can get up to speed plays a huge role in their performance throughout their career. In fact, organizations with a strong training and onboarding process improve new hire retention by 82% and productivity by over 70%1. So, it’s vital that you train and onboard your agents well, especially in a remote work environment.


Step-by-step guide: How to set up a Zendesk chatbot with Workativ Assistant

According to the Zendesk Benchmark, it takes an average of 24.2 hours to provide the first response to an internal support ticket. And internal support teams receive around 492 tickets per month. This means that help desk agents in internal support teams have to spend approximately a whopping 11906.4 hours to solve tickets per month which leads to attrition. Moreover, the cost of manually handling a help desk ticket is $22.


Part 2: Ouch! Solve the pain caused by your current B2B customer support system.

The right B2B customer support software means never having to say goodbye. In our first blog post in this four-part series we introduced the top pain points reported by B2B customer support professionals and how the right B2B customer support software will help you solve for all of them, starting with using a B2B help desk ticketing system instead of your inbox to resolve issues in a more timely, efficient manner.


What is Email Tracking and How to Use it for Customer Service

People barely consider email tracking to be a new thing these days. Salespeople and marketers have been using it for the last 15 to 20 years to engage with leads in a better manner and develop an email marketing strategy that actually delivers! Some of you might be wondering – what exactly is email tracking? And is there a hidden opportunity to use email tracking to provide better customer service? Keep reading to find out.


The 7 building blocks of customer service

Efficient and productive customer service representatives are a baseline, not a gold standard. A recent Aberdeen report reveals that forward-thinking customer service organizations have developed strategies to directly benefit customers by making engaging with brands more convenient. These companies understand that effortless service experiences create a competitive advantage.