Tiledesk for Unisalento

As a leading University in the South of Italy, Unisalento (https://studenti.unisalento.it) realized the importance of contact with students in real time.

 

They already have a ticketing system that provides asynchronous support to students and candidates. But they started looking for a software that would enhance the efficiency of their support staff by providing customer service via live chat. After their research later in 2018 they decided to go with Tiledesk.

Very proud of this choice, we supported their technical staff to solve all the architectural issues coming from the adoption of a live chat.

Authentication

First of all they would separate the types of users coming into their live chat:

  1. Anonymous, unauthenticated Users
  2. Students, already registered into their Portal.

The first kind of users, Anonymous, are eligible to ask for general information, not privacy-sensible.
The second kind of users, the Students, are already signed up in the Unisalento Portal, and can ask privacy-sensible informations.

Agents, on the other end of every conversation, must be aware of the authenticity of the communication and must have a way to trust a user who declares himself to be a Student.

We achieved this task with Tildesk custom authentication and JWT token technology (ref: https://docs.tiledesk.com/en/latest/auth/).

A custom widget asks for users credentials. Users are authenticated on a custom Unisalento service that returns a JWT used by Tiledesk widget to verify user’s identity.
Agents on the dashboard will see a shielded profile icon for authenticated users.

With a shield on the profile now the Support’s Agents can talk with trusted Students, safely exchanging privacy-sensible informations.

Business Hours

Fundamental to accomplish a real time service was the possibility to edit the agent’s availability hours in the business day.
Here came the Business Hours Tiledesk’s feature. The Admin can easily setup the operating hours of team.

Departments, Agents and Groups

Support Agents are actually organized into different teams based on specific skills and competencies. Setting up Tiledesk Departments and Agents groups has allowed Unisalento’s students to always find the most suitable answers to their questions.

Rating

Unisalento evaluates overall customer satisfaction by using Tiledesk’s chat-rating feature. Receiving both positive and negative feedbacks helps to increase the overall quality of Unisalento’s support representatives. It gives to supervisors an overview of who is performing well. Receiving positive feedback after a chat session motivates their support staff as well.