Benefits of using a helpdesk based on Microsoft Outlook

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Why Helpdesk in Outlook?

Your support team members all use Outlook extensively – all day, every day for email communications, appointments, contacts, tasks etc. When they have relied that heavily on Outlook, why not let them support tickets or calls in Outlook, without ever leaving Outlook? When you have your address books, mailboxes accessible from Outlook, why would one want to use another unfamiliar, expensive application, just to log in tickets? Why pay for one or more standalone products, and all their associated cost and training time required in installation and deployment, when you can leverage Microsoft Outlook to fulfill that needs, which by the way is already been running at all times in your desktop?

The problems with helpdesks based on Outlook

Microsoft Outlook itself is highly optimized for personal email exchange often falling short when it comes to providing a complete history of an event over time. When an email has been forwarded on to another helpdesk team member, the original owner loses insight into the progress. This has a serious implication, that is, in its original state, Outlook simply lacks the automation, reporting, reminders, and workflow to manage a support ticket request, which is critical for growing helpdesks looking to optimize and uniformly improve support staff and customer interactions.

The Solution – Extending your Outlook

The AssistMyTeam Helpdesk app answers these limitations by integrating itself within the Outlook process (as an add-in) and extending it as an ideal platform to collect, track and resolve trouble tickets while sharing this information with your entire team, all with ease. AssistMyTeam Helpdesk make use of your Outlook to increase productivity, increase effectiveness, or enhance internal communications between your support teams. It brings all of help desk functionalities and automation and tightly integrates with the easy workflow of Outlook, thereby allowing users to work in the same way they do with emails. And by presenting users with the Outlook user interface they’re already familiar with, training time and costs are greatly minimized.

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