We use it as our one-stop shop for all IT service issues. We utilize a 3rd party provider for network and hardware setup type needs, but our users are now trained to simply use our internal Team Support service desk for all things IT related. We triage and forward to our 3rd party IT provider, as needed, but most things we are able to self serve from our internal IT team. Our users know that we are responding and feel like their IT needs are being serviced much quicker and more accurately the first time.
Setting up Team Support for our use was generally painless. We knew that we needed a cloud-based solution that offered "out of the box" functionality that could grow as our needs changed. We applied the KISS concepts and have tweaked as needed. Tweaking and customization is not complex; it's very straight forward plus we were provided with great coaching along the way. We also love using the Portal and Wiki, and often refer our users to both. And our users have adopted very well for the most part.
It works. Like anything I wish for a couple of minor things. It would be nice if I didn't have to refresh at times to cause a "read" ticket to no longer show as "unread", but eh, that's no big deal in the grand scheme of things.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
I personally like Team Support as it has optimized our business operations considerably. We create support tickets on this platform. We are able to track our inventory, we are able to create support tickets and keep them open till the issue is resolved. We are able to schedule email reports about the overall use of our company time and resources. We are delighted to see that Team Support is bringing new features on a periodic basis. I truly appreciate the webinars conducted by Team Support where they talk about new features and how to make best use of the software. I have acquired some interesting insights during the webinars and passed it on to my peers. Overall we like Team Support as it meets our current requirements and expectations .
I primarily use Team Support for Inventory Management. I like that I am able to search a terminal based on the serial number alone. It is helpful to leave a note for each terminal, I use the notes to indicate the current status of a terminal, whether it is ready to be loaned out or if it already been loaned etc. Team Support has a provision to assign an inventory item to a Customer. I find that very helpful. I like the feature where I am able to schedule the reports to be emailed to more than one email address. These reports need to be sent at particular time and day without fail. Auto scheduling the email report saves me a lot of time and complications. I also like the fact that Team Support is compatible for API Integration. We are looking to develop a centralised platform in our firm and want to be able to fetch info from Team Support for Data Analysis. This is in our pipeline and we are looking to implement this sometime in the future. In the past the upper management used to shoot us emails enquiring about the particular issue. It takes up our time to email the management back with the status of that issue. Now the upper management simply logs into team support to view and oversee the status of a ticket/issue
However, the frustrating part of Team Support is the reporting section. When I open up the inventory report, it displays a list of all the terminals I have added to the inventory and when I want to get more information on a particular terminal, I notice that I cannot click on the terminal to navigate to that terminals page. Not only that, I cannot copy the serial number of the terminal from the inventory report. This applies to pretty much all the reports. All reports are in read only format. I humbly request Team Support to make the items on the report as clickable and actionable in the future.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
The Team Support team has always felt like a valued partner. If ever need assistance or help they are always will to help. We have been able to manage our tickets in one location with all team members being able to see the tickets. The ability to have a Knowledge Base deflect ticket during the ticket creation is a great feature to reduce the number of tickets.
The CDI or Customer Distress Index is a great feature that allows client support contacts to see how the client is in terms of satisfaction. As a company you are able to weigh different criteria to gauge how at risk your clients are.
The ability for more robust or adhoc reporting.
Thanks for sending good vibes our way, Vince! Our primary focus is to ensure that our customers have the best possible experience while using the TeamSupport platform and enjoy all the benefits it provides.
We also realize that we need to continue to innovate and improve our user experience and you can look forward to several new updates to our platform this year. We'll keep you posted!
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Getting the system configured for our particular use has been "tricky". It is working for us, but there are some limitations that make it difficult in some areas. For instance, notification via text message should be based on "who is on-call". As it is, I can notify, but I have no-way to denote who is "on-call". So, there may be some way to do this and change the external calls/texting based on it, but it isn't intuitive. Another issue has been with refreshing the screens. (we need to manually do that) However, this system is working for us an our clients, overall, and has met 90% of our needs. Working with customer service, we have had to resolve our own issues on occasion, which is a frustration. (no ideas presented to us, and we just "found" a way)
Ability to customize ticket entry questions. Ability to allow customers to directly enter tickets Ability to allow for texting our cellphones for tickets that have not yet been assigned. Ability to enter time on tickets, and retroactively enter/change time. Ability to search on old issues and for our customers to see the issues.
Inability to tag a ticket with a "classification". (we charge different rates and minimum hours for different times of day/week/holiday) There isn't a good way to track that in the system and we are having to use the comment entry to work out offline ourselves. My customers want 1 report entry (at the end of of the day), that shows them what the issue was, and the final resolution (only), and time/$ breakdown per time spent on the project. I do find it hard to externally work a report for that. We have had to generate a VB application to manipulate/merge and calculate everything based on the reports that I can get form the system in order to get what we actually need to share with our clients. CDI should take into account tickets that are "Waiting on Client". (and remove them from the calculation) Currently, I have 2 tickets that are waiting on clients, but the CDI is "maxed out", because it has taken then more than 2 months to get their "act in order". That shouldn't frustrate them and drive the CDI up. Why can my clients (outside their contract date enter a ticket, but I cannot enter a ticket for them?). Sometimes we need to "catch them up later"..... I need a way to track our active "on-call" resource and make it so that our ticket automation only alerts us the "on-call" resource (via text message) to those considered currently "on-call". Currently, we have to change that setup manually (pain).
Likelihood to recommend: 4/10
i had a great experience using this software. it was a joy in teaching y sales team how to use it and they all had great feedback
i like the fact that team support is straight to the point with b2b and helps teams communicate efficiently unique ticket id which helps major
it would be good if we did not have to refresh all the time for the unread to say read
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
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A company’s customers are its most valuable asset, which is why customer support plays such a critical role in the growth of businesses today. TeamSupport is a customer support solution that uses a combination of collaboration features and real-time data to understand where pain points are located. As a result, businesses are able to deliver support to customers before they’re even aware that it’s needed.
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The next time you have a question about a particular ticket or customer, post your query to the internal WaterCooler. Your colleagues will be able to see your post, and they can respond back with advice, feedback or support. Agents can “like” each other’s comments, which is a useful way to see which comments are the most helpful or provide the most information.
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When a ticket is created by a creator who isn’t sure which who that ticket should be assigned to, Groups serve as a backup. Instead of guessing, and potentially selecting the wrong individual, the ticket creator can assign the ticket to a Group—usually, something like the Support, Product Development or Quality Assurance team. All members of that group will receive a notification, and any of those members can take ownership of the ticket.
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It’s incredibly important that service, sales, and management teams know which products their customers are using. TeamSupport enables its users to understand not only which products their customers are using, but also which versions they are using. An unlimited number of products and versions can be associated with each individual customer.
Link specific product versions to a customer and a ticket through TeamSupport. Every product within the Products section should be defined by your company’s development/product management team, since doing so will allow you to generate reports that are based on the actual products and versions that your customers are using. You’ll also be able to see which tickets are associated with which versions of your product.
Track physical inventory (assets) that have been shipped to customers through TeamSupport’s Inventory module. TeamSupport has also made it possible to associate assets to tickets, which makes for easier issue tracking.
TeamSupport’s inventory section includes room for assigned assets and unassigned assets, which are assets that haven’t shipped, but are available in the warehouse. It also includes space for junkyard assets, which are assets that are no longer functioning.
TeamSupport offers advanced native integrations with a number of apps, including Salesforce, Highrise, Zoho, Oracle Fusion, Jira, Beanstalk, Mailchimp, Dropbox and NiceReply. TeamSupport is also on the Zapier platform, which allows customers to connect the various web apps they use day-to-day. Lastly, TeamSupport has a robust REST API for users who need custom workflow functionality between multiple apps.
TeamSupport offers two plans, starting at $30 per user, per month. Free trials are available, as well. Customers can pay monthly by credit card, or they can opt to be invoiced for 6 or 12 months in advance to receive a discount
Collaboration features help multiple departments work together for customers.
Help desk solution uses data to better understand customer pain points.
Built for B2B software and technology companies of all sizes.
Integrated screen recordings allow customers to capture images from their own screens to explain issues.
Reporting tools help businesses gain deeper insight into their customers’ needs.