Finding the best helpdesk solution for your company isn’t always easy. Mostly because there are so many different options in the market. And specially if you’re a beginner, big software players — which are usually first to appear — aren’t necessarily the best option for you.
Helpdesks are great because they provide a centralized place to communicate with customers and make it easier to track enquiries. Customers tend to also get happier because the time to solve issues drops dramatically. QuickFMS says it even makes your brand stand out.
With that in mind, we’ve decided to help you make that decision with the mais arguments you need. Let’s get into it!
Here’s what we’re going to cover in this article:
- Do you really need a Helpdesk solution for your company?
- Why and how it will make your work — and customers satisfaction — better?
- How are other companies dealing with Helpdesk right now?
- How easy are these softwares to use if you’re a beginner?
- What resources a Helpdesk software implementation will require from your company?
- How much will you have to train your team?
After reading this article, please let us know if it was helpful in your final decision.
Do you need a Helpdesk platform?
In case you haven’t asked yourself this question, the moment is now. Helpdesk systems exist in order to organize customer support, and work very well for companies with lots of customers to deal with.
Is customer support currently giving you and your team headaches? So maybe you’re truly in need of it. In case for now you’re ok and your small number of customers are happy, you might want to wait a little bit longer in order to truly need such a tool.
Sometimes companies start out wanting to equip themselves of every tool available. However, what they often don’t realize is that more tools means more people needed — or just less time to do other important tasks.
After you and your team work it out and get to a conclusion that you need (or not) such software, then it will be time to think about the benefits of a Helpdesk and all available options.
How will it make my work better?
Helpdesk systems are meant to automate your work while increase your productivity. According to Finances Online, a Helpdesk software is able to raise revenues up to 2.4 times through improving customer experience.
With automation, Helpdesk softwares are able to categorize, prioritize and even assign the issue to someone in your team. It all usually happens in a ticketing system, that makes customers information more easily handleable.
If you handle customer support manually, you may love to know what technology can do for you.
How are other companies using Helpdesk nowadays?
Helpdesk softwares are incredible tools, with multiple features able to organize your customer’s enquiries properly.
Usually, an email is attached to the software, so for your clients, nothing will change, but inside your company you’ll gain control over who’s working on what, you can add tickets, forms and truly visualize the big picture.
That’s why big companies such as Zendesk have so many clients. This is a truly needed service, and they have found one good solution. But it’s not necessarily the best universal Helpdesk solution for any business.
How easy is it to use a Helpdesk?
It will depend on what tool you’ll choose. There are many competitors in the market, that serve from smaller businesses to big enterprises.
Basically, smaller softwares have on their advantage the ease to learn quickly about everything. On the other hand, more robust solutions won’t be as simple, but will provide further support, in a more complete way — that smaller companies often won’t need.
For example, have you ever thought on having your Helpdesk inside your inbox?
How much resources does this solution require?
Most Helpdesk tools will require some time and studying in order to get a proficiency. Also, keep in mind that some people take longer than others to learn and get used to new tools. So knowing your team is a key factor when making a decision like this.
If you don’t have time, people and money to spare, go for the solutions that integrate to tools you already use. Gmail is a master of extensions, and there’s a whole lot of different things you can go from there, so explore it fearlessly. You’ll be surprised with the amount of uses your email can have.
Will I have to train my team?
Again, it depends. Some Helpdesk softwares work from your email account, and don’t really require much learning. However, if you’re choosing for a software with its own platform, do your research and look for other customers’ reviews.
One recurrent issue I personally see in the market is from users that have decided for a tool and then their team did not adapt to it. So it might be a good idea to present options to your team and listen to them. If they’re the one that will be using the platform, their voice should be considered as well.
Choosing a software might seem tricky when you don’t know the market very well, but after you take a step back and learn a little bit, it all starts to become clearer. So don’t worry, there’s plenty of content online. Do your research and go for the one tool that makes the most sense for you.
In the end, all that matters is your customers’ happiness, so find a tool that empowers your team to do so and doesn’t need much resources.
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