Fresh off the press, here is the May round-up of our brand new features for Halp!
Packed with all the learnings we had from our last product, BubbleIQ, we’ve added a new integration to Halp to 2-way sync with Zendesk tickets. All tickets created in Halp will sync comments, status, assignee, requester, and title with a Zendesk ticket. We even map your existing Zendesk Custom Fields and Forms to Halp Fields. This means you can leverage all the powerful Ticket Recipes in Halp while storing all relevant data back to Zendesk. Learn more here.
In the past we offered the ability to do email relay right from within Slack, but that was linked to one email address. We now support the ability to set up multiple email addresses and even route them accordingly based on their source.
A great use case for this would be email@example.com routes to the #support-triage channel while the firstname.lastname@example.org routes requests to the #hr-triage channel. Agents can additionally hook up automated answers or automated assigning to users to leverage our Ticket Recipes even further.
We’ve added a way for Halp users to push data into ticketing systems that we have not fully integrated with yet. When a ticket is closed, it sends a summary of that ticket via email to any email address you want. We’ve already seen some customers set this up to send to Desk.com and Freshdesk when a Halp ticket is closed. We hope this feature will serve 2 purposes: 1) Halp remains very un-opinionated about what ticketing system your company uses. We want to integrate with everyone of them and just focus on providing an amazing chat based experience while syncing with your legacy system. 2) Internally we can use this as a way to quantify demand for our next 2-way integration. Let us know what we should build next!
User permissions are critical for defining roles and access to team or ticket data. We’ve added user management interface so that admins can add other admins as well as have visibility into their entire agent count broken down by channel. We’ve also partitioned ticket access based on what #triage-channels that agent is part of. More info on permissions here, but TL;DR agents can only see the tickets they need to.
So many exciting things happening this week! Buckle up for this week’s Halpful Tips. This week we take a look at Slack’s top 5 apps to save a little time each day. We learn about the Slack origin story, which is an unexpected one. How Atlassian will benefit from Slack’s IPO from now and in the future. Finally, Slack has invested in six startups just this year, we learn about their thoughts and motives for investing in startups.