What is service desk software?
Businesses across all industries — particularly those in high-growth periods — are placing a technical backbone behind their internal support operations. This doesn't mean taking people out of the internal service equation; on the contrary, it means arming customer service teams (like IT, HR, and finance) with the tools to do their jobs better. One of the most common ways of doing so is via service desk software: software that automates and organizes ticket management and issues reporting, giving customer service teams an organized lay of the land.
A different approach
In the not-so-distant past, internal customer service was limited to a handful of certainties: one email to one email address, a hopefully brief(ish) waiting period, and a person-to-person discussion of the problem at hand. While digital channels, such as company portal with form fields, have given internal customers more options for communicating with their service providers, this has proven a double-edged sword. Queries are, now, spread out all over the place: on enterprise social networks, in email queues, and waiting for a call back, and more.
Service desk software gathers all the pieces strewn about the physical and digital customer service landscape and organizes it, helping teams achieve maximum efficiency.
As you build technical support into internal customer service, focus first on your talent. Service providing teams should feel empowered by these tools, which comes with proper training and recognition for a job well done. Arm them with links to content from your knowledge base, and encourage them to build that into their interactions with internal customers. Solicit their advice, too: After all, they are on the front lines and know your customers best.
Time for a solution
When determining whether a software solution is your best bet, look within to find the answer. Is your business in startup mode, growing more quickly each quarter? Analyze your ticket queue: Have your digital channels evolved into go-to places for self-assisted solutions? Are your service queries seemingly coming in from all directions? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time for a service desk software solution.
How Zendesk helps
Our help desk software is designed with people, and the relationships between those people, in mind. That includes arming internal customer service agents with customizable messages, custom views of the incoming queries, and more. It also encourages collaboration and internal messaging between members of the team, ensuring one agent isn't the sole bearer of knowledge and context behind a customer's concern.
The end result? A seamless experience for your customers.
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