This help page covers Chat Queues and Queue Automatic Texts.
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The chat queue configuration page allows you to control the vast majority of the settings for SysAid Chat. Remember that the settings you configure here apply only to the currently selected chat queue. If you have multiple chat queues, be sure to configure each according to your specific needs.
Be sure to save your work when you are done making changes to this page by clicking OK or Apply.
Queue Name: Give your chat queue a name.
Group: Only administrators in this group will be able to access this chat queue. If you choose group "None," all administrators will be able to access this queue.
The chat icon appears on the End User Portal* and in any website where you choose to embed it (see Script to embed in web sites below). The icon is dynamic, and will automatically reflect the online status of your administrators. If at least one administrator is online in Chat, it will show the online icon. If no administrators are online in Chat, it will show the offline icon.
*The End User Portal uses the chat icon from the "Support" queue. For that reason, the recommended dimensions for the icon for the support queue are 163*72 pixels. If you create other queues, the icons you use there will not impact the End User Portal and therefore can be of any size you like.
Offline Image: Choose an image that will be displayed to end users if no administrators are logged into Chat.
Online Image: Choose an image that will be displayed to end users if at least one administrator is logged into Chat.
Miscellaneous Chat Settings
Add timestamp in each chat session line: If this is enabled, each chat message sent will have a timestamp (only on the administrator side, not on the end user side). This is a useful quality assurance tool for when you are reviewing chats at a later time under Service Desk --> Chat Sessions.
Script to embed in web sites*: Copy this segment of code into the html for your website to insert the SysAid Chat icon into your website. This will allow end users to access Chat from any intranet or internet page you maintain for them.
*Important note if you have created multiple chat queues: You can only embed one chat queue icon per web page. If you would like to have multiple chat queue icons on one page (e.g. IT chat icon next to Maintenance chat icon), you must embed the icons into two separate frames.
Time (in minutes) before the chat session becomes idle: If there are no messages sent by either user or administrator for the specified number of minutes, the chat will be marked as idle and a warning message will appear to both end user and administrator.
Time (in minutes) before chat session is closed by the system: If there are no messages sent by either user or administrator for the specified number of minutes, the chat session will automatically close. Please note that this time is from the time of the last message, not from the time the chat becomes idle. (e.g. idle time of 15 minutes, close time of 20 minutes: after 15 minutes, chat is idle; 5 minutes later, chat closes.)
Allow leaving a message when the chat is offline: Choose whether users will be able to leave a message in the event that there are no online administrators. If they do leave a message, it will open a service record.
Leaving a message Leaving a message is disabled
Display the details screen before the chat starts: If this is enabled, SysAid will show the chat user's details before they start the chat. This give the end user the opportunity to put in their service record number, if they have one, making it easy for the administrator to pull up the entire service record history. If this is not enabled, the chat window opens directly.
End user details and SR#
Chat System Messages
SysAid Chat allows you to customize the automated system messages that it displays in certain specific circumstances. The following is a description of these messages and when they appear:
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SysAid Chat supports automatic texts so that you can easily send prewritten responses to your customers. Click here for information about using automatic texts.
Creating or modifying an automatic text
Edit Automatic Text
Note: Automatic texts are configured per queue, which is to say that if you want to use the same automatic text for two different queues, you must configure it for both queues.
Deleting an automatic text
To delete an automatic text, click the tickbox next to the text(s) you would like to delete, and click the Delete icon .
HTML in automatic texts
Automatic texts support HTML for hyperlinks and for images. If you have links or images that you regularly send to customers, you can include them in your automatic texts.
Example hyperlink: <a href="http://www.sysaid.com" target="_blank">Welcome to SysAid!</a>
Example image*: <img src="http://www.sysaid.com/images/SysAid-IT-logo2.gif">
*When sending images, please keep in mind that the end user chat console text display area is about 300 * 350 pixels.