The Agent desktop section is designed to facilitate the work of contact centers and helpdesk agents. Use the agent desktop to manage cases in a single window with the help of out-of-the-box best practice processes, get instant access to customer's profile, and improve customer experience.
Using the agent desktop an agent can quickly process tickets in the omnichannel mode, manage incoming and outgoing calls, and work with other queue items. In the agent desktop, the employee can read the messages posted on the feed and analytical KPI dashboards of a single employee or the whole team are available.
The Agent desktop (Fig. 1) section consists of the following areas:
The working area of the agent (1) displays the list of records for processing.
The feed area (2) displays posts from your enterprise social network.
The analytics area (3) displays aggregate data on agent performance.
The working area of the contact center agent or helpdesk agent on the agent desktop is a number of tabs with the records that are displayed in the agent desktop according to the conditions of pre-configured queues.
The agent desktop tabs are created automatically, based on the queue teams of which the current agent is a member. Each agent desktop tab corresponds to a system object regardless of the number of the configured queues. For example, all records coming from the “Case” type will be displayed in the Cases tab of the agent desktop.
By default, the Cases tab displays incidents, service requests, claims, and complaints, that come from the Cases to be processed queue. These are unresolved requests.
Use the feed channel for prompt notification of the helpdesk agents or agents about noteworthy events of the company. The agent desktop feed displays posts and comments from a specific feed channel. Use the Agent desktop - Channel system setting to select this channel.
The agent desktop dashboard displays. The agent desktop analytics consists of two tabs. One tab displays the agent’s personal achievements and the other tab displays the team's achievements. These dashboards display summary data for the current day.
The list of records displayed on the agent desktop tabs depends on the queue type, which can be "regular" or "blind."
Regular queues display lists of records and the agent can select which record to process. The order of the records depends on the sorting rules of the agent desktop records.
Blind queues display:
The Next record button initiates the processing of the next record in the queue. The processing order depends on the sorting rules of the agent desktop records.
The list of records for which the processing started, but has not been completed yet.
Use the Maximum number of records in progress for a blind queue system setting to limit the maximum number of records that can be displayed in the list of a blind queue. By using this system setting, you can limit the number of cases in progress shown to the agent in order to increase the case resolution efficiency.
By default, the Maximum number of records in progress for a blind queue system setting is set to “1”. Thus, the agent desktop working area shows either the Next record button or a single record if the processing of this record has not been completed.
If you increase the value of this system setting, the agent will be able to continue working with the record in progress or take the next record in the queue for processing as long as the number of displayed records is not at maximum. When the number of displayed records reaches the maximum, the Next record button becomes unavailable.
For example, the value of the Maximum number of records in progress for a blind queue system setting has been set to “3”.
The agent who has started processing one or two cases on the agent desktop will see both the list of his cases in progress and the Next record button (Fig. 1). The agent can choose to continue processing the cases in the list or take a new record.
If the agent takes a third case, it will be added to the list in the agent desktop working area and the Next record button will be unavailable, so in order to be able to take another new case for processing, the agent must resolve at least one of the currently open cases.
The records on the agent desktop tabs are sorted based on certain rules. These sorting rules are identical for both regular and blind queues.
The records whose due date has been reached are displayed at the top of the list.
These records are followed by more records from the existing queues.
If multiple queues have been created for an object, then the records from a higher priority queue will be closer to the top of the list.
If multiple queues with the same priority have been created for an object, their records will be sorted based on the internal sorting settings of the corresponding queues. Therefore, the records from multiple queues may take turns on the agent desktop. If the records which are coming from different queues should not be mixed in the list, create additional priorities in the Agent desktop queue priority and assign a separate priority for each queue specified for the object.
The records in the queues are sorted based on the object columns first, and then – by the number of calls connected to each record (the less repeated calls there are, the higher the record's position in the list will be).