option for talk agents to set status

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  • Sebastiaan Wijchers
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    I'd like to have this too. Currently we have a (inhouse) solution for this, but native functionality would be much better.

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  • Jenny Gillett
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    Hi Emma and Sebastiaan, 

    This is feedback that we’ve heard from many customers and more granular reporting and flexibility around agent status. It is something that we’re looking into but it’s not on the roadmap at this time.

    Thanks

    Jenny

     

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  • Alexa Kelemen-Eordogh
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    @Sebastiaan Wijchers, what kind of solution have you found? I mean which programlanguage. As far as I know Zendesk accepts only Javascript. Is that correct? Thank you in advance!

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  • Sebastiaan Wijchers
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    Our solutions is a Zendesk App (version 1of the framework, so: JS/HTML/CSS), that talks to our API on the backend. There we store the custom status and native Zendesk status and do reporting.

    It runs from an i-frame so you can use any programming language you like, but you'll never realy get around JavaScript for solutions like this. As you want to make use of Zendesk App Framework SDK/Library:
    https://developer.zendesk.com/apps/docs/developer-guide/using_sdk

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  • Alexa Kelemen-Eordogh
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    Thanks a lot for the quick answer, it's very useful!

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  • kiran
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    We are new to ZenTalk moving from another web based telephony system. However, I found a bit strange to see only two statuses (online, offline) which the teams will struggle when they are on calls with customers via other channels. Can this be added to the top of your priority list as using customisation is for sure not a viable solution here. Please also let us know the timelines here.

    Appreciate your consideration here.

    Thanks,

    Kiran

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  • Jessie Schutz
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    Hi Kiran!

    Can you be more specific about what you mean by "on calls via other channels"? Are your agents taking phone calls via multiple phone channels, or do you mean other channels like chat or social?

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  • kiran
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    Hi Jessie,

    Thanks for your response.

    Our staff is equipped with GTM(Go To Meeting) to look into customer issues in more detail by screen sharing etc. If the issue not resolved on Talk, we have to setup a follow up GTM to debug the issue. During these times setting the status to offline does not reflect the accurate status of the agent while he is still working on the case and does not provide good report to the management either.

    There should be easier ways to set different statuses based on Agent's availability. 

    Hope that clarifies and let me know if you need further details.

    Thanks and regards,

    Kiran

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  • Erik
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     @Jenny Gillett  - Do you know if this ever made it to the roadmap? We are also interested in this functionality being something natively controlled. 

    Thank you!

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  • Amber Pospiech
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    I agree, please add the functionality to create custom statuses other than the online, offline, and agent wrap-up. 

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  • Hege Farsund Solheim
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    I am a bit confused as to why this is tagged as "Answered", when this isn't really something that is available in Zendesk Talk.

    I would love to see more flexibility with the agent statuses, such as

    - Being able to create more/custom statuses
    - A more flexible wrap-up - for example a button extending the wrap-up time in 30sec intervals, instead of either fixed time or an unlimited where agents have to remember to change back manually (including a better indication of when an agent is in wrap-up)

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