option for talk agents to set statusAnswered
Right now with talk agent status is just online or office and wrap up after a call is finished.
I think it would be extremely useful for myself as a manger if agents could have more status options rather than online or offline for example; break, lunch, training, meeting etc.
We recently launched an early access program for the feature Volkan mentioned that unifies on agent statuses across Zendesk Channels. The new agent status feature also provides the ability for admins to create custom statuses for their agents, like statuses for in a meeting, break, training, etc. You can find more information about the EAP here: https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/4504795624346-Announcing-the-Zendesk-agent-statuses-EAP
I'd like to have this too. Currently we have a (inhouse) solution for this, but native functionality would be much better.
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.
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.
Thanks a lot for the quick answer, it's very useful!
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.
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?
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,
@Jenny Gillett - Do you know if this ever made it to the roadmap? We are also interested in this functionality being something natively controlled.
I agree, please add the functionality to create custom statuses other than the online, offline, and agent wrap-up.
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)
Thanks for the feedback!
Implementing custom states for Talk is something we are considering and is on our roadmap awaiting prioritisation, can't commit on any timeline yet, in the meantime you can use work force management integration such as Tymeshift app.
Aux statuses on Tymeshift -. https://www.tymeshift.com/features/
On the feedback for the wrap-up time extension, this is not something we are considering at this time.
Hi there everyone :)
Rohan, thanks so much for suggesting Tymeshift here.
With Tymeshift you have the ability to have in-depth tracking of Zendesk Talk status, as well as the ability to create custom statuses for your agents to use.
This not only gives you the flexibility to segment your agent's time further, but also gives teams the ability to measure and report on the time spent in each of the statuses your agent is working in.
The Tymeshift team is always happy to help with any questions that come up, and you can book a call to chat more about this here:
We use Talk and Monet for WFM.
But Talk has very limited statuses for agents. And no reporting for time tracking.
We need a solution for tracking agents' time. Because we're not finding it, we are seriously investigating switching away from Talk and using RingCentral, which has this time tracking capability.
I have good news. We are currently working on unification of agent statuses across Zendesk Channels with ability to create admin defined custom statuses. With this, agents will be able to set their statuses for all channels in a single place in Agent Workspace and admin defined custom statuses will allow for more granular monitoring and reporting. We have also plans to develop Historical Agent Status Dashboards in Explore in our 9 months roadmap that will allow team leads to understand the duration of time that agents have spent in each status during a period of time. Hope that helps.
+1 on this feature request.
I see that the last official response to this was from 5 months ago - has there been any updates to this? Our group would love to see having the ability to set a custom statuses both for operational as well as reporting purposes.
+1 on this request!
I agree with Daniel, ideally, the chat and phone options would be consolidated into one, with the option to add custom statuses for why someone is offline and the ability to run a report on someone's status history.
If anyone has a suggestion for an external app that can do majority of the above I would really appreciate it.
+1 On this request! We also would love the ability to create custom statuses for reporting purposes. Please let us know if there has been any update since last update was over a year ago.
Omnichannel Routing with unified agent statuses is GA'ed recently. Please check the announcement https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/4948172181658-Announcing-omnichannel-routing-agent-status-and-live-reporting
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