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Department represents a specific division of your organization by product or service, field of knowledge, physical location or Responsibility.

Departments OverviewDepartments Overview

Distribute Tickets and assign support Agents into Departments. Define Filters and transfer Rules so that your Tickets will always land in the right hands. Specify different signatures, Phone and Chat answering Rules for different Departments. Instantly see how many new, open and resolved Tickets are in your Departments.

ExampleYou can create a Department called “Sales” and a route suitable Tickets into it.

Every Department will have its own support process for which you can specify Agents, configure suport-e-mail addresses, track support Tickets, set workflow Rules, define Service-Level Agreements and Business hours.

Departments allow you to:

  • Restrict access to Tickets for Agent belonging to the same department as the Ticket
  • Customize your e-mail communication Templates per Department
  • Configure the availability of Chat, Phone and messaging services per Department

Adding agent to departmentsAdding Agents to Departments

Are you running a one-man show?

You do not need to use Departments if you are running a one-man business or a very small organization. In that case all Tickets are distributed and handled by all, regardless of type.

Benefits of Departments:

  • Distribute work, authority and Responsibility
  • Group team of specialists together
  • Increase effectivity and quality of Ticket handling
  • Decrease Ticket response and resolution time

Examples of use:

  • Function - Human Resources, IT, Accounting
  • Product or Service - city bikes, road bikes or Bikes-Shop.com, Flowers-Shop.com
  • Customers - Resellers, Affiliates, VIP
  • Geographically - US, Europe, Asia

Department Report

LiveAgent offers a report of answered Tickets, Chats, Calls, Rankings and more (see all options below) from a specific time range. Individual entries can be sorted by time range, Department, Channel and Agent. Department Report can be exported to a CSV file.

Department ReportDepartment Report

Department report display options (columns):

  • Tag
  • Answer
  • New answer avg. time
  • Open answer avg. time
  • Calls
  • Miseed calls
  • Call minutes
  • Chat messages
  • Chats
  • Missed chats
  • Chat pickup avg. time
  • Chat avg. time
  • Not ranked
  • Not ranked %
  • Rewards
  • Rewards %
  • Rebukes
  • Rebukes %
  • Incoming messages
  • Incoming calls
  • Finished calls
  • Incoming chats
  • Finished chats

Department report can show your data in these types of charts:

  • Area chart
  • Tag Report - Area Chart
  • Line chart
  • Tag Report - Line Chart
  • Bar chart
  • Tag Report - Bar Chart
  • Pie chart
  • Tag Report - Pie Chart

Use Department reports with API

Use LiveAgent REST API to call values from Tag reports.

Knowledgebase resources

Learn how to setup Departments

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