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Major improvements in Plumsail HelpDesk

We have been working untiringly on some major updates in Plumsail HelpDesk and we think that you will love it! So, what’s new?


New triggers and scheduler
We pretty much rebuilt our triggers from scratch and now they are even faster and user-friendly. It applies to the scheduler as well. Now you can send emails, start workflows and set ticket fields there.

Widget for internal users
Let’s say that you want to have internal communication channel for users in your service desk but you don’t want them to see all tickets that you are operating. How can they easily manage, track and resolve issues? The solution is quite simple — Plumsail HelpDesk widget. With the widget, you can provide a UI for internal users without giving them access to all tickets. Providing an intuitive user experience that empowers your users by making it easy for them to get service, support, and information no matter where they are. The widget can become your service desk with remote control capabilities to help you resolve issues without initiating a desk-side visit.

And other minor bug fixes and performance optimizations.

Don’t hesitate and check the new version of Plumsail HelpDesk.

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How to configure assigning based on forwarding address

In this article, I will show you how you can configure assigning based on forwarding address. In Plumsail HelpDesk for Office 365 and SharePoint 2013/2016, you are able to create multiple help desk instances and configure forwarding for every mailbox you have. But what if you want to keep all tickets from several mailboxes in one place but treat them differently?

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How to track time spent to solve the ticket

Knowing how much time was spent on solving some cases is a great help for improving your customer service. And it goes without saying that if profitability is on the top of your priorities, tracking time is a must. So, in this tip, I will show you how can you configure time tracking in the tickets in Plumsail HelpDesk for SharePoint 2013/2016 and Office 365. We will configure the view like on the screenshot below where billed hours will be counted for each agent, client, and task. Let’s get to the hearts of the matter!


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How to configure periodic notifications on overdue tickets in Plumsail HelpDesk for SharePoint Online with Microsoft Flow

We continue exploring capabilities of Microsoft Flow service, and today I’d like to show how easily you can configure periodic notifications about overdue tickets in Plumsail HelpDesk for SharePoint 2016 and Office 365. When you have only one ticket, you can afford some thoughtful answering. But during a rush hour, it’s so simple to miss something. For that, you can configure notification when your tickets have become overdue.

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Agent collision: how to detect it

It’s very common scenario for any system when two agents working on the same ticket without knowing about actions of each other. That’s annoying situation called collision. In Plumsail HelpDesk for SharePoint and Office 365, we have a solution how to avoid agent collision.

There are a lot of things which can happen to ticket since it has been created — someone added a comment or even it can be assigned to an agent. Autorefresh is taking care about this and allows you to keep up with ticket’s updates. 

When a ticket has been assigned to somebody, an agent gets a notification displayed at the top of the ticket. This helps prevent agents from trying to make updates to the same ticket at the same time and avoid the collision.2016-12-30_13-49-40

This feature is available for all plans for free. Stay productive!  

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Quick tip: How to edit ticket’s properties from mailbox

Can you imagine that you can work with Plumsail HelpDesk for Office 365 from your mailbox? It goes without saying that you can respond to tickets and all your replies will be transformed into comments. But as well as responding to tickets, you can update some ticket’s properties.

In this tip, I will show you how assignee can change ticket’s status, resolve it or update its priority straight from the mail.

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