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Zendesk Agent Scripting App – Version 9

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Our Contact Center customers using Zendesk are becoming more sophisticated, so we’re continuing to improve our Zendesk Agent Scripting app in response. This version 9 update automatically chooses scripts based upon one of the following:

  • The Zendesk brand field
  • Zendesk ticket tags
  • The value of a custom field

If you’re just using one script for everyone, this is supported as well.

Here’s how the app appears in the right hand sidebar in Zendesk:

Zingtree Setup

Script matching works by matching tree tags you set in Zingtree to values in the Brand, Tags, or a custom field in a Zendesk ticket. For example, if a tree is tagged with “astrology”, and the ticket tags include “astrology”, then that tree appears. If several trees match, then they will all appear.

First, add tags to a tree in Zingtree as follows:

  1. Select a tree from My Trees.
  2. Go to the Settings tool.
  3. Enter or select a tag from the tags field.

Zendesk Setup

You’ll need to download and configure the Zendesk Agent Scripting App version 9:

  1. Download the Agent Scripting app.
  2. In Zendesk, click the Admin icon and go to Apps > Manage.

  3. Click Upload Private App.

  4. The Upload App page appears.

  5. Enter “Zingtree Agent Scripting” for the App Name.
  6. For App File, locate the file zingtree-agent-scripting-v9.zip you downloaded in step 1.
  7. Click Upload, then confirm if necessary.

Configuring the App

Once you’ve uploaded the app, the configuration screen appears:

Here’s what each item does:

Title: A title for the app, as it displays in Zendesk.

Tree ID: If you’re installing just one script for everyone, enter the ID of your tree here.  If you will be offering multiple scripts to your agents, leave this blank.

Height (pixels): The height of the app as it appears in the Zendesk ticket sidebar.

Display in Panels Style: Tick this option to use the Panels style to display your scripts.  Untick to use Buttons style.

Open Script based upon Brand: If this option is checked, the subdomain of the selected brand will be matched to a tree tag.  Any matching tree or trees will appear.  For example, if the brand subdomain is xyz.zendesk.com, any trees tagged as xyz will appear. (Requires the Zingtree API key in this configuration.)

Open Script based upon Tags: If checked, the values in the Zendesk ticket tags will be matched with your tree tags to show one or more matching scripts. (Requires the Zingtree API key in this configuration.)

Open Script based upon Custom field: If you want to use a custom field value to show matching scripts, enter the field ID here. The Field ID can be found in Zendesk under Admin, Manage, Ticket Fields. Click Edit to see the field ID. (Requires the Zingtree API key in this configuration.)

Zingtree API key: Each organization in Zingtree has an API key, which is used to match scripts. If you’re using one of the tag matching options, this is required. Your API key can be found at zingtree.com under Help > API.

Try It with Example Data

You can use trees from the Zingtree Gallery to see how the Agent Scripting app works.

For a single tree, enter ’14’ as the Tree ID. This will show an Astrology web site troubleshooter example.

For multiple trees, see how a tree can be selected by tag by doing the following:

  1. Enter 6a103737e44e4aa6e1e4b6b0bcb46f83 as the API key.
  2. Make sure Open Script based upon Tags is checked.
  3. Try entering one or more of these tags into a ticket: “zingtree”, “astrology”, “pet_rock”.

Any questions? We’re always here to help

8 Call Center Technologies to Improve Your First Call Resolution

Is your call center using the most up-to-date software and tools to improve KPI’s? Zingtree was recently featured in TechSee‘s list of the best technologies to improve first call resolution, among other important customer service stats.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“First call or first contact resolution (FCR) is the golden lariat of the customer service sphere. Handling your customers’ problems the first time they call in, and making sure they remain satisfied, loyal customers has to be the defacto aim for customer support and retention teams. 

There are many significant metrics which contact centers need to monitor: Average Handling Time, Abandon Rate, Customer Satisfaction and other operational performance metrics need to be factored in when measuring your customer service performance. 

But, FCR is the most important and only KPI that addresses both ends of your contact center functionality in a single measure. First Call Resolution measures both productivity (getting the problem solved) and customer experience (solving it in the most efficient way for the customer). It’s this KPI that connects the dots in your organization.”

Read the full article on TechSee.me >>

A/B Testing with Zingtree Decision Trees

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One of the most important capabilities of any online sales system is the ability to A/B test different offers and messages.

This can be extremely useful for sales oriented Contact Centers, as agents can be presented with different offers to try, and managers can see which offers are gaining the most traction. Zingtree offers an easy way to do this sort of testing with your decision tree-based scripts.

The key is to use Scoring Nodes, and the new A/B Test option, like so:

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The A/B Test Demo in the Zingtree Gallery shows a simple example tree.

Step by step:

  1. Create a new Scoring Node.
  2. Select the A/B test option.
  3. In the Scoring node, add branches for each node that you want randomly tested.
  4. Click Save when finished.
  5. Link a button from any other node to this new A/B test node to start your test.

Thanks to Ben C. for the idea!

Adding Confirmation Messages to Call Center Scripts

Another recent goodie in the Zingtree arsenal of Call Center Agent tools is the new Require Confirmation to Continue option. If you’ve ever been on a call, and the agent says “This call may be recorded for quality assurance purposes”, then you can see how this is helpful.

Agent’s View

On the agent side, they will see this:

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Clicking the checkbox will activate the Continue button, and the agent can proceed with the script.

Author’s View

On the publishing side, when in Overview, Edit Node, any question node will show this Require Confirmation to Continue option:

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Click the checkbox, and a message option appears:

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The message appears as a part of the agent script, and it must be clicked upon for the agent to proceed. Pretty handy, eh?

If you have any questions, please reach out to us!

Prepare Your Support Call Center for the Holiday Rush with Zingtree

The most chaotic season of the year is quickly approaching, and it’s more important than ever to prepare your call center staff for the impending holiday craziness. Beyond having helpful, well-trained agents at the ready, it’s smart to adopt technology to handle inquiries and get agents online faster.

Zingtree interactive decision trees are one way to avoid the headache of customer service disarray during the peak periods of November and December. With customers self-solving using customized decision trees and agents being guided with interactive scripts, your support team will have a happy holiday season instead of a hectic one.

Decision Trees for Customer Support

Happy customers lead to happy agent staff, and vice versa. Zingtree is an amazing tool for any customer support team, as it allows you to create custom troubleshooters to take customers, or agents, through the support flow step-by-step.

Organizations that deploy Zingtree troubleshooters have seen a 20% reduction in support costs on average. Customers are gently guided to answers, and, if a problem can’t be solved, your agents receive background information on the problem, saving time and resources. With no programming required, Zingtree decision trees and troubleshooters make it easy to build each step of the process so no important information is left behind.

With design customization and plugins to fit your integration needs, Zingtree can help you ramp up your support this season.

Agent Scripting Solutions

High-tech solutions can also empower your live support agents to be efficient and effective when communicating with customers. Agent Scripting is a robust tool for any company offering chat or phone support.

Scripts are easy to build using Zingtree’s tools, you’ll effectively reduce time and resources spent on holiday support. With powerful tracking and analytics, Zingtree agent scripts help companies collect useful data that can even be used to prepare for the holidays next year – we even have a direct integration with popular customer service platform, Zendesk!

Learn More

Remember – the holidays can be stressful, but with proper preparation for your call centers and support staff, you’ll make the load just a little bit lighter, and the season just a little more jolly!

Visit Zingtree.com to get started free for 30 days, and see how Zingtree will save you time and money.

 

Freshdesk Call Center Scripts with Zingtree

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If you’re running a call center, or doing live support via Freshdesk, you can have a Zingtree script ready for your agents to follow to help problem-solve with a customer on the line. Better still, the script is linked to the ticket, so if another agent takes over the support session, they can see the steps the previous agent took, and start at the same node where the previous agent left off.

Freshdesk makes it easy to link Zingtree scripts into your ticket pages using their FreshPlugs. Our implementation adds an “Agent Script” button to the right hand panel of the ticket page. Clicking this button opens a Zingtree script in a new tab, tied to the current ticket.

Here’s how it looks in Freshdesk:

 

Here’s how to set up Freshdesk with Zingtree scripts:

  1. Log into Freshdesk, and go to Admin, Integrations in your support portal.
  2. Click on the FreshPlugs tab and choose New FreshPlug.
  3. Give your FreshPlug a name and description.
  4. Copy paste the code below into the script section. Substitute ######### with the ID of the tree you want to use for your script (this appears twice!):
    <a class="btn btn-success" target="_blank" href="http://zingtree.com/host.php?tree_id=#########&style=panels&show_history=1&persist_names=Restart&persist_node_ids=1&nopermalink=1&session_id=#########-{{ticket.id}}"><b>Agent Script</b></a>
  5. Click Save when finished.

More customization: You can use the Zingtree Advanced Hosting Options to create a custom URL to tailor how the tree will appear.   To use it in your FreshPlug, just add this code to the end of the URL (again substituting ######### with your tree ID):

&session_id=#########-{{ticket.id}}

Update: The Zingtree Freshdesk Agent Scripting for Call Centers plugin is also available in the FreshPlugs Gallery.