Administrator control with no chat license

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  • Ramin Shokrizadeh
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    Hi there Greg,

    Thanks for sharing your feedback regarding the licensing behaviour today in the Zendesk products. We currently don't differentiate between an admin and agent license and the billing is based on total number of seats including the admin. Although the admin does not pick up chats/tickets, they are still getting value from the service by running reports and managing the other agents.

    We don't have any immediate plans to change this behaviour across the Zendesk products but I will pass your feedback to the marketing team.

    Thanks,

    Ramin

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  • Phil
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    Just to add my voice, I also agree with Greg. We have the same process.

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  • Greg
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    'We don't have any immediate plans to change this behaviour across the Zendesk products but I will pass your feedback to the marketing team'

    Please do as when these licenses run out we will be changing to another chat desk company that does not waste a license for the Administrator, if you manage to get it changed we will stay.

    Greg

     

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  • Jeffjr
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    This is an essential feature for smaller companies, please proceed with this feature quickly.

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  • Parrish Chamberlin
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    I propose that Chat Administration should be conducted through Zendesk Support rather than Chat itself thus reducing the extra license.

    As Zendesk Administrators we need to be able to configure all the products in one space as we do not necissarily use any of the fetures.

     

    For my company, I have to add a chat license to administer, even though I dont use it.

    Adding yourself to chat can also make you available to receive calls (which is not ideal) depending on your configuration.

    This is ridiculous and can impact customer satisfaction and chat ratings if we drop a call.

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  • Jeffjr
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    "Although the admin does not pick up chats/tickets, they are still getting value from the service by running reports and managing the other agents." - Greg

    Admins are not getting any value, just retaining control of the service. We use many cloud platforms, none require admins to have full paid accounts.

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  • Karen Anjema
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    I agree that the Admin should not require an agent license.

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