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Knowledge Base

Advanced User Functions » Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base is great area to store documents for your internal team or for your customers to access at any time from the Customer Hub. There are three different areas where the Knowledge Base can be displayed and used. The setup and use of the Knowledge Base…

Knowledge Base Vs Wiki

Big Picture Topics » Knowledge Base Vs Wiki

TeamSupport implements a Knowledge Base feature which allows commonly used tickets to be grouped within the Knowledge Base section of the application, and also exposed to users through the Customer Hub. Most people use this as the FAQ. The Wiki also can be used for…

Using the Internal Knowledge Base

Advanced User Functions » Knowledge Base » Using the Internal Knowledge Base

Click on Knowledge Base from the left hand navigation from within TeamSupport. Here all of the Knowledge Base articles are listed including articles that your customers can see. Articles are displayed in custom categories. There are also two boxes on the right…

Knowledge Base Settings

Advanced Admin Functions » My Portal Settings » Knowledge Base Settings

You can configure all of your categories and subcategories within TeamSupport under Admin -> My Portal -> Knowledgebase Tab.

Knowledge Base Setup

Advanced User Functions » Knowledge Base » Knowledge Base Setup

The internal Knowledge Base does not require any setup. Simply create a Knowledge Base article, and it will be available for TeamSupport users. You may optionally create Knowledge Base Categories to help with organization. Some setup is required for Customers to…

Reporting on Knowledge Base

Advanced User Functions » Knowledge Base » Getting the Most out of your Knowledge Base » Reporting on Knowledge Base

An important feature of the Reporting Section is the ability to track how your Knowledge Base is being used. You can view and track the use of your knowledge base by going to Reports and selecting the “Knowledge Base Traffic” report. This report will…

Access to Knowledge Base

Advanced User Functions » Knowledge Base » Access to Knowledge Base

There are 3 different ways to access the Knowledge Base. Internal Knowledge Base If you are a TeamSupport user, you have access to the Internal Knowledge Base. This Knowledge Base section on the left hand navigation shows all of the articles that are available…

Creating a Knowledge Base Article

Advanced User Functions » Knowledge Base » Creating a Knowledge Base Article

Here is a quick step guide on how to create a new Knowledge Base article. 1. Create a new ticket 2. Give the ticket a name. This will be the name of the article. 3. The ticket type can be anything – this does not matter. In some cases, our customers…

Knowledge Base Article HTML Code

Advanced Admin Functions » My Portal Settings » Customer Hub Settings » Advanced View Designer Tab » Knowledge Base Article HTML Code

Here is the factory code for the Knowledge Base Article page for the Customer Hub. If you would like to use this code on your page, you can hit the red “Revert” button on your page. If you do not see the “Revert” button, that means your code…

Knowledge Base and Products

Advanced User Functions » Knowledge Base » Getting the Most out of your Knowledge Base » Knowledge Base and Products

Please note: The Products module is only available in the Enterprise Edition. When you associate a product with a Knowledge Base article, those articles will only be displayed to customers who are also associated with that product. This is a great way to display only…

Getting the Most out of your Knowledge Base

Advanced User Functions » Knowledge Base » Getting the Most out of your Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base integrates in to many other parts of TeamSupport. Browse this section to explore ways to get the most of your Knowledge Base. Topics include: Canned Responses: If you have common responses to questions, you can save them as a canned response to…

Knowledge Base HTML Code

Advanced Admin Functions » My Portal Settings » Customer Hub Settings » Advanced View Designer Tab » Knowledge Base HTML Code

Here is the factory code for the Knowledge Base page for the Customer Hub. If you would like to use this code on your page, you can hit the red “Revert” button on your page. If you do not see the “Revert” button, that means your code is up to…

Knowledge Sharing

Advanced User Functions » Knowledge Base » Getting the Most out of your Knowledge Base » Knowledge Sharing

You can turn any ticket into a Knowledge Base ticket. Here are a few reasons why you might want to do this: You have recently resolved an issue for your customer, and you would like to share the results with the entire team so that they can all learn from the…

Uses of the Wiki

Advanced User Functions » Wiki » Uses of the Wiki

The Wiki feature is a great capability within TeamSupport, but we often get a variation of the “What do we do with it?” question. This help article will try to give you a few ideas of what we see the Wiki being used for. Please keep in mind that you can…

Create a Tutorial

Advanced User Functions » Knowledge Base » Getting the Most out of your Knowledge Base » Create a Tutorial

You can create Tutorials inside of TeamSupport to display on your Knowledge Base. Along with text, you can insert Screen Recording and Screenshots into the article. Simply create a ticket, create your recordings and/or screenshots, mark the ticket as Visible to…

Suggested Solutions

Advanced Admin Functions » My Portal Settings » Customer Hub Settings » Suggested Solutions

In an effort to reduce the number of tickets your customers send your way via the Customer Hub, you can use KB Tickets and Tagging to display suggested tickets to your customers in hopes they will find the answer to their question before actually submitting a…

Wiki

Advanced User Functions » Wiki

*Please note: Our Wiki has had a face lift since this video was made, however much of the functionality is the same. See screenshots below for the new Wiki. This article describes how to configure and use the Wiki section. Click here for some great ideas on how to…

Canned Responses

Advanced User Functions » Knowledge Base » Getting the Most out of your Knowledge Base » Canned Responses

When logging an Action on a ticket, you can insert a KB article on the fly. This is a easy way to provide answers to repetitive questions and avoid the need to retype the solution over and over again. Some people call this “canned responses” as…

Wiki Privacy Settings

Advanced User Functions » Wiki » Wiki Privacy Settings

There are 3 levels of privacy for Wiki Articles. Visible on Portals: This option will give your customers access to this article on your Customer Hub. Private Article : You can elect to make the article private so that only you can see it. This is useful if…

Customer Hub

Getting Started » Customer Hub

The TeamSupport application helps your team to provide exceptional customer support. TeamSupport also offers an extension of the application, called the Customer Hub, which provides a self-service resource area for your customers to manage their tickets and find…

Suggested Solutions / Canned Responses

Advanced User Functions » Ticket Functions – Advanced » Ticket Detail – Advanced » Action Editing Features » Suggested Solutions / Canned Responses

Please note: The “Insert Knowledge Base” feature is now “Suggested Solutions” When logging an Action on a ticket, you can insert a KB article on the fly. This is an easy way to provide answers to repetitive questions and avoid the need to…

Suggested Solutions (Ticket Deflection)

Advanced User Functions » Knowledge Base » Getting the Most out of your Knowledge Base » Suggested Solutions (Ticket Deflection)

In an effort to reduce the number of tickets your customers send your way via the Customer Hub, you can use Knowledge Base Tickets and Tagging to display suggested tickets to your customers in hopes they will find the answer to their question before actually submitting…

My Portal Settings

Advanced Admin Functions » My Portal Settings

This section deals with configuring your Customer Hub. Hub Overview While the TeamSupport application is used by your Support agents to provide direct support to your customers, the Customer Hub is a self-service tools that your customers will use to find answers…

Classic Portals

Big Picture Topics » Classic Portals

In 2016, we began sunsetting the Advanced and Public Portals to be replaced with the Customer Hub. As of April 2017, existing customers will still see the menu “Classic Portals” in their Admin section, while new customers will only see the Customer…

Code Samples on Tickets

Advanced User Functions » Ticket Functions – Advanced » Ticket Detail – Advanced » Action Editing Features » Code Samples on Tickets

TeamSupport provides the “Insert/Edit Code Sample” button in the action editing toolbar which gives you the ability to share code samples within actions. If you choose not to use this button and paste code directly into the action window, you may get…

Big Picture Topics

Big Picture Topics

Browse this section to learn more about how to bring different parts of the system together to give your customers the best support experience possible. Topics include: Web Conversations Knowledge Base vs Wiki Email – Best Practices Privacy and…

Advanced User Functions

Advanced User Functions

If you are a basic Support User, you might find all you need in the Quick Start User Basics section. Browse this section for Advanced User topics such as: Home Screen Navigation Dashboard Ticket Functions Ticket Tags Knowledge…

Ticket Detail – Advanced

Advanced User Functions » Ticket Functions – Advanced » Ticket Detail – Advanced

TeamSupport users spend the majority of their time inside of the Ticket Detail Window. There are many options on this screen for customization as are described below. When you open a ticket, it will open in a new tab along the top of the TeamSupport window. This…

Action Editing Features

Advanced User Functions » Ticket Functions – Advanced » Ticket Detail – Advanced » Action Editing Features

When you click the “Add Public or Private Action” link in TeamSupport, the following text box will open up and allow you to type directly into it. A very useful resource for supporting your customers may be to provide them with screenshots. You may copy…

More User Functions

Quick Start User Basics » More User Functions

Ready for More? Click here for Advanced User functions such as advanced Ticket Functions, Knowledge Base, and User Account settings. Click here for Advanced Admin Functions such as advanced Custom Fields, Customer Hub customization, and Ticket Automation…

Basic Hub Settings Tab

Advanced Admin Functions » My Portal Settings » Customer Hub Settings » Basic Hub Settings Tab

The Basic Hub Settings Tab contains many of the settings you need to configure your Hub. This page is also where you can add additional Hubs. The Advanced View Designer Tab allows you to edit the HTML on each page of your Hub for further customization. We have…

Search Basics

Quick Start User Basics » Search Basics

TeamSupport offers a powerful search tool which allows you to find Tickets, Knowledgebase, and Wiki articles quickly. You can also perform advanced filters and sorting to better narrow down your search. Click the Search section on the left hand navigation, then…

Document Manager – Wiki

Advanced User Functions » Wiki » Document Manager – Wiki

The Document Manager is used to store documents that you can later insert into Tickets, Knowledge Base, and Wiki Articles. You can upload a new document, or insert an existing document into your Wiki article by clicking on the Link button from the Wiki toolbar, and…

Customer Hub

Customer Hub

The TeamSupport application helps your team to provide exceptional customer support. TeamSupport’s Customer Hub is an extension of the application which provides a self-service resource area for your customers to manage their tickets and find answers to their…

Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to the TeamSupport documentation center! TeamSupport is the leading customer support and helpdesk solution for B2B technology companies and we pride ourselves in the support we provide to our customers. This documentation is a comprehensive collection of…

Customer Hub Settings

Advanced Admin Functions » My Portal Settings » Customer Hub Settings

The Customer Hub has an admin page which will allow you to customize and control all of your settings. The Customer Hub is a replacement for our Advanced Portal and Public Portal. If you are already an Advanced and/or Public Portal user, we have provided this…

Community (Forum)

Advanced User Functions » Community (Forum)

If you give your customers access to your Customer Hub you can enable Community (or what some call forums) at no additional cost and let your customers help each other, and also converse with your team. This page will cover how to use the Community Section of…

Search HTML Code

Advanced Admin Functions » My Portal Settings » Customer Hub Settings » Advanced View Designer Tab » Search HTML Code

Here is the factory code for the Search page for the Customer Hub. If you would like to use this code on your page, you can hit the red “Revert” button on your page. If you do not see the “Revert” button, that means your code is up to…

Help Center

Help Center

We are here to help! This documentation site may have the information you need, but it is not your only resource. Is this a new account? Visit the Getting Started section. Are you a new user? Visit the Quick Start User Basics section. Advanced User? Visit the…

A Note about Ticket Visibility

Advanced User Functions » Ticket Functions – Advanced » A Note about Ticket Visibility

There are two layers of visibility on a ticket – the ticket level, and the action level. Typically, a ticket which is visible to customers will have a mix of visible and non visible actions. Non visible actions are great for internal notes to yourself, or…

Multiple Customer Hubs

Customer Hub » Multiple Customer Hubs

Edition: Enterprise Product Lines allows you to organize many aspects of your TeamSupport account. Along with Knowledge Base Articles, Custom Fields, Email Templates, Ticket Types, and other modules, you have the ability to create an unlimited number of Customer Hubs…

What about all of the icons on the left?

Advanced User Functions » What about all of the icons on the left?

The left side of the application displays a list of navigation buttons which direct the user to the specific area of interest. The available buttons will depend on the version of TeamSupport you are using. In this display, you can see everything available in the…

Zoho Reports

Advanced Admin Functions » 3rd Party Integrations and API » Zoho Reports

TeamSupport offers powerful reporting and charting capabilities through an integration with Zoho Reports. Through this integration you can create custom reports, charts, and dashboards on a variety of TeamSupport data and you can also create custom dashboard which…

Header HTML Code

Advanced Admin Functions » My Portal Settings » Customer Hub Settings » Advanced View Designer Tab » Header HTML Code

Here is the factory code for the Header page for the Customer Hub. If you would like to use this code on your page, you can hit the red “Revert” button on your page. If you do not see the “Revert” button, that means your code is up to…

Create a New Ticket Manually

Advanced User Functions » Ticket Functions – Advanced » Create a New Ticket Manually

*If you want to learn the basic requirements for creating a ticket, read this section first. To create a new ticket manually, click on the New Ticket Button. The following form is displayed. The only required field for this form is Name. Name: Each ticket…

Community Settings

Advanced Admin Functions » My Portal Settings » Community Settings

You may choose to enable Community (or what some call forums) on your Customer Hub at no additional cost and let your customers help each other, and also converse with your team. Note: Some customers may want to create a new ticket type called Community or Forum…

What do all the buttons on the top do?

Advanced User Functions » What do all the buttons on the top do?

“Current navigation” – shows which section on the left hand navigation you have currently selected. “New Ticket Button” – Click this button to open a new ticket “Opened Tickets, Customers, and Reports” –…

Products Section

Advanced User Functions » Products Section

Edition: Enterprise One of the biggest differences between TeamSupport and the rest of the solutions on the market is understanding the importance of being able to track specific product versions to a customer and a ticket. The development/product management…

Screen Recording

Advanced User Functions » Ticket Functions – Advanced » Ticket Detail – Advanced » Action Editing Features » Screen Recording

TeamSupport provides a screen recording feature so that your teams can better describe a solution to your customers. You can record your screen and embed it within the ticket action so your customers can play a video and optionally hear your voice recording describing…

Dashboard HTML Code

Advanced Admin Functions » My Portal Settings » Customer Hub Settings » Advanced View Designer Tab » Dashboard HTML Code

Here is the factory code for the Dashboard page for the Customer Hub. If you would like to use this code on your page, you can hit the red “Revert” button on your page. If you do not see the “Revert” button, that means your code is up to…

Search – Advanced

Advanced User Functions » Search – Advanced

TeamSupport offers a powerful search tool which allows you to find Tickets, KB’s and Wiki articles quickly. You can also perform advanced filters and sorting to better narrow down your search. Simply type a keyword into the search bar and your results will be…

What’s Next?

Getting Started » What’s Next?

You’re finished with the Getting Started Section… What’s Next? Click here to learn the basic day-to-day tasks of a typical support software user. Click here if you would like to see a bit more of what is under the hood. Click here to expand your…

Ticket Functions – Advanced

Advanced User Functions » Ticket Functions – Advanced

*Please Note: This section includes Advanced Ticketing Functions. Basic ticketing functions are covered here, in the Quick Start User Basics section of this manual. Tickets are the core of the TeamSupport system and is where the majority of the work happens within…

Logging In

Getting Started » Logging In

Login to TeamSupport using one of following methods: Global login page: https://login.teamsupport.com. Your issued URL. How do I find my URL? Your email address is your user name. If you have multiple accounts with your email address, you will be asked…

Ticket Detail Tab

Quick Start User Basics » Manage your Tickets » Ticket Detail Tab

When you open a new ticket, a new ticket detail tab will open. You can multitask by having multiple tabs open at once for tickets, customers, and reports. The Ticket Detail tab will show all correspondence from Customer and Agents in the white action…

SQL Wildcards

Advanced Admin Functions » Ticket Automation » SQL Wildcards

Ticket Automation uses standard SQL Wildcards for search results. % : Use a percent symbol as a substitute for zero or more characters. For example: will return results that contain “apple” and “apples” _ : Use an underscore as a…

Troubleshooting

Help Center » Troubleshooting

If you’re not seeing what you expect in one of our applications, these quick fixes should get you back on track. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Empty your…

Embed Ratings in your Website

Advanced Admin Functions » My Portal Settings » Agent Ratings – Setup » Embed Ratings in your Website

Embedding your Ratings page into an iframe on your website is an optional feature. The pros to doing this to provide your customers with a more integrated experience with your website. If you choose not to embed your ratings in an iframe on your website, you may use…

Ticket Automation

Advanced Admin Functions » Ticket Automation

Ticket Automation is a powerful feature within TeamSupport that allows you to create rules for handling tickets. The potential uses of Ticket Automation are almost limitless, but a few examples include: Automatically reminding customers when they haven’t…

Sending an Email from a Ticket

Advanced User Functions » Ticket Functions – Advanced » Sending an Email from a Ticket

TeamSupport is built around a very strong base of email communication, and we make it very easy to communicate with clients via email directly from the ticket. We call this feature “Web Conversations” and it is the ability to hold communications with…

Creating a Ticket Automation Trigger

Advanced Admin Functions » Ticket Automation » Creating a Ticket Automation Trigger

Important Note There are a few important things to remember about ticket automation: Ticket Automation will only work on tickets that were modified after the trigger was created. This is a safety mechanism put in place so that if a mistake is made and you create a…

Ratings

Advanced User Functions » Ratings

TeamSupport gives you the ability to create a customer feedback loop, which gives you valuable insight into the satisfaction of your customers. *Please note: If you signed up for TeamSupport after June 28, 2014, Ratings will be pre-configured in your account. For…

Custom Properties – Advanced

Advanced Admin Functions » Custom Properties – Advanced

The Custom Properties section allows you modify, add and delete the various properties in the application to customize it to have exactly the data you want. *The default will be the first value in the list. The order of the dropdown will be as they are ordered in the…

Add/Edit an SLA Trigger

Advanced Admin Functions » SLA (Service Level Agreement) » Add/Edit an SLA Trigger

Once you have created an SLA, the next step is to select which Ticket Type would like to use. Selecting a Ticket Type is useful as different ticket types may have different SLA requirements. For example, a “Feature Request” might allow for a longer…

Relating Tickets

Advanced User Functions » Ticket Functions – Advanced » Ticket Detail – Advanced » Relating Tickets

In many situations, it is important to be able to associate, or relate, multiple tickets together. This can be useful, for example, when multiple issues all relate to a common root cause or if several customers report the same issue. In TeamSupport there are three…

Placeholder Variables for Ticket Automation

Advanced Admin Functions » Ticket Automation » Placeholder Variables for Ticket Automation

Placeholder Variables There are a handful of placeholder variables which can be used in the Log Public/Private Actions and Notify User Actions. Simply place the text as below, including the “squiggly parenthesis” and the text will be replaced by the…

Custom Ticket Widget

Advanced Admin Functions » My Company Settings » Custom Ticket Widget

Edition: Enterprise Only TeamSupport gives Enterprise Customers the ability to add a Custom Widget to the Ticket page. This option allows you to add custom code that will appear as a widget, or plugin, on the right hand side of your ticket. For example, you may…

Screen, Audio, and Video Sharing on Chat

Advanced User Functions » Customer Chat Functions » Screen, Audio, and Video Sharing on Chat

*Screen, Audio, and Video Sharing are currently in “Public Beta”, which means we expect there to be some updates made based on your feedback. Please do not hesitate to contact our Support team with any feedback you have! Edition: Enterprise Only Customer…

My Company Settings

Advanced Admin Functions » My Company Settings

The first tab in the Admin section, Company Information, stores the basic information about your company and your Chat settings. To edit this information, click the “Edit Properties” Button in the upper right hand corner. Name: Company Name. If you…

Email Integration – Advanced

Advanced Admin Functions » Email Integration – Advanced

*If you would like to know the basic requirements for setting up email integration, read this first. How it works – High Level: When your customer (or anyone) sends emails to your support@yourcompany.com address, it will create a new ticket. The sender will…

Customer Chat Functions

Advanced User Functions » Customer Chat Functions

Customer Chat provides an additional channel for your customer to reach your Support team. Some of your customers may never use chat, but others may gravitate to this method if it is available. It is good to provide several different channels of communication and let…

My Tickets – Advanced

Advanced User Functions » Ticket Functions – Advanced » My Tickets – Advanced

*If you want to learn the basics of the My Ticket section, read this section first. Each ticket grid throughout TeamSupport is laid out in the same fashion. The upper section provides quick tabs, actions and a ticket grid. If you have Ticket Views defined, they…