2022 Support Ticket Turnaround Time

Started by ruschan, Jun 19, 2022, 10:45 AM

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In 2022 -What is the customer expectation around Support Ticket Closure? What is the longest wait time you have had before the customer starts complaining or worse cancels their account. In another scenario, what is the turn around time for account migrations?


Generally, the*support response I expect is 30mins or less. But instead of a template reply, I would prefer a personalized reply or a quick solution in the first follow-up itself.

 I would suggest focusing on other key KPIs as well like First Contact Resolution etc, along with initial response time. Customers become happy when the whole experience is great. So focus on it and everything will fall in place.


It really depends on what kind of service that you offer for a customer.

Personally we want to resolve the issue for our customers as quickly as possible. Some things are fixed within just a few minutes, while others may take a bit more investigation but we're always keeping the customer up-to date on the progress.
I think any ticket measured in days is just plain bad, unless it's a special case, migration, monitoring etc it should be measured in hours, if not minutes from open to full resolution.


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Why we need support
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