A Zendesk dashboard helps the customer service to monitor, analyze and optimize the ticket system, as well as all relevant customer support processes. It enables the customer support to take advantage of data-driven decisions by summarizing KPIs in one central place.
Let's take a look at these 3 Zendesk dashboard examples: Daily Operational Zendesk Dashoard - Zendesk KPI Dashboard - Support Team Performance Dashboard.
Zendesk is a cloud-based help-desk solution used by more than 200,000 companies worldwide as a support ticket system for effective customer service management. With datapine's advanced KPI dashboard software, you can deeply analyze your Zendesk data in combination with numerous other data sources and thereby leverage the full potential of your enterprise data while increasing the quality of your customer support on a long-term and sustainable basis. Thanks to professional dashboards, you can keep an eye on all important KPIs at all times and share them within the team or company with just a few clicks to promote a data-driven corporate culture. In the following sections, we will demonstrate the advantages of professional Zendesk dashboards with the help of 3 practical examples.
Our first Zendesk dashboard example is an operational dashboard used for effective daily customer support management that provides the team leader with a comprehensive overview of daily support performance. Among other things, these key metrics are displayed in a visually appealing way: the number of tickets and ticket status, the first response time (FRT) and the average resolution time (MTTR). In the upper part of the dashboard you will find the number of tickets per status such as created, unassigned, open, solved and escalated tickets as well as the percentage deviation of this key metric compared to the previous day. Thanks to such a clear overview in real time, problems in the ticket system or an increased number of customer questions, for example, can be detected at an early stage and appropriate countermeasures can be initiated promptly.
In the lower part of the dashboard you will find the number of tickets solved for each individual support employee as well as the current daily values and the monthly average values for the first response time (FRT) and the average resolution time (MTTR), which we have selected to illustrate these two, central help-desk key metrics. The FRT describes the average time interval between a customer inquiry and the first response of the customer support. The MTTR, on the other hand, captures the average time it takes for customer service to complete a resolution after a case has been opened. Both indicators have a significant impact on customer satisfaction because customers are reluctant to wait a long time for a response and want the issue resolved as quickly and effectively as possible. You should therefore monitor these two metrics on a daily basis, especially since customer satisfaction is often not measured every day or the corresponding sample size for one day is not sufficient to perform a meaningful analysis.
Modern, dynamic dashboard solutions such as datapine facilitate the daily monitoring and analysis of all relevant key performance indicators from different perspectives thanks to a large number of interaction options such as drill-down, zoom-in, drill-through and extensive filter options. In addition, they reduce the manual analysis and reporting effort to a minimum.
Our second Zendesk dashboard example - the Zendesk KPI dashboard - unlike our first dashboard template, has a strategic focus and considers a longer time perspective. For the last month the following KPIs are displayed: customer satisfaction, the different ticket types, the number of tickets for all relevant support channels as well as the daily development of the already discussed first response time (FRT) and average solution time (MTTR).
In the upper section of the dashboard, you will also find a representation of the individual ticket statuses for the last month. For example, we can see that approximately 800 out of 20,000 tickets were reopened within a month, equivalent to roughly every 25th ticket. Such analyses with correspondingly larger sample sizes over a longer period of time help you to better evaluate the daily key performance indicators also on our first operational dashboard example (this also applies to FRT and MTTR). Below is the history of the number of tickets created and resolved for each day of the month. This allows you to identify patterns and trends that you can consider in your future resource allocation. It is also worth analyzing the number of tickets per weekday or on an hourly basis. If, for example, you receive a lot of customer enquiries by telephone, especially on Mondays, you can take this into account in the corresponding personnel planning. With modern dashboard tools such as datapine, intelligent data alarms also help you to identify such patterns and anomalies in the data: they automatically do so with the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
In the lower part of the Zendesk KPI dashboard you will find an overview of the different tickets by types as well as the most frequently used contact channels of the customers. To illustrate this, we have divided this into 4 categories, which of course can vary greatly depending on the industry and business model. In our example, the majority of customers use e-mail to contact us. Here, trend analyses are useful for your strategic planning in order to meet the needs of customers in the future as well - in other words, to offer the preferred form of contact in the best possible quality. When considering tickets by types, you should try to create a maximum of 5 to 6 main categories from the total of tickets. You can then analyze the relevant key metrics for these main categories in detail, or filter them on your dashboards with just a few clicks. With this approach, you can, for example, identify inefficient customer support procedures for certain ticket categories, which manifest themselves in a long average resolution time or low customer satisfaction.
The last Zendesk dashboard template will help you monitor the performance of the entire support team, which we have illustrated for a five-person team. Our Support Team Performance dashboard considers, among others, the following KPI templates: first contact resolution rate (FCR), occupancy or utilization rate, and net promoter score.
In addition to the first response time (FRT) and the average resolution time (MTTR) already discussed, the first contact resolution rate (FCR) is a key success criterion for customer service. It reflects the percentage of tickets and support requests that can be clarified directly without a second contact to the customer. Accordingly, a high FCR usually correlates with a lower MTTR. Last but not least, you should always look at the 3 indicators mentioned above together, and not in an isolated perspective, and always keep an eye on the impact on customer satisfaction. On our dashboard example we have illustrated the first resolution rate for various tickets by types and customer enquiries. In addition, it makes sense to consider individual employees or support channels. As a rule, a high FCR is expected, especially in cases of telephone inquiries from customers.
In the central section of the dashboard you will find the utilization rate for the entire team as well as a summary of those employees who have a low utilization rate of less than 75 percent (please open the Support Team Performance dashboard in full screen mode to see all details discussed). The utilization rate shows you the percentage of time employees spend on support-related activities, such as answering phone calls, processing tickets, or supporting live chats. In customer support, utilization rates of 75 to 85 percent are appropriate. By monitoring the workload for the entire team, you can, for example, identify additional personnel requirements if these are permanently well above 85%. By monitoring and analyzing the utilization rate for individual employees, you can quickly identify overloaded or underchallenged employees, analyze the underlying causes, and take them into account in future task planning and team development.
On the right side of the dashboard you will also find a detailed overview of the 5 members of customer service staff: the number of closed and open tickets as well as customer satisfaction. Experience has shown that, in addition to the customer satisfaction score (CSAT), it is extremely useful to survey the net promoter score (NPS) to measure customer satisfaction within customer service. Therefore, you will also find it on our dashboard example. Of course, you can also view the NPS on an employee basis.
We hope that with the 3 Zendesk dashboards discussed here, we were able to demonstrate the advantages of modern dashboard software for monitoring, visualizing, analyzing, and optimizing all relevant customer support processes. So, what are you waiting for? Discover for yourself, and test our software in full functionality for 14 days completely free of charge, and create your first Zendesk dashboard with just a few clicks!
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