It's time for another Traktip!
What's 'issue tracking software'? If you’ve never heard this phrase before, you may not be aware how these applications can benefit your organization. Issue tracking software solutions help teams work more quickly, streamline everyday processes, and keep issues from slipping through the cracks.
We’re only two and a half short months away from the 2019 Issuetrak User Conference! This year’s two-day event will be taking place on September 18th and 19th at the Main Hotel in downtown Norfolk, Virginia.
When you call an electrician or take your car into the mechanic, you aren’t looking for someone to pass you the tools and tell you to “do it yourself” (DIY). What you’re looking for is expertise -- for someone who’s studied and trained and acquired a deep knowledge of the subject at hand to perform a service for you, or to walk you through a task with hands-on assistance.
Quick Picks help make issue submission more efficient by allowing you to pre-define certain information and values within an issue. For example, let's say you have a Quick Pick for Employee Onboarding -- this Quick Pick could pre-fill a description with instructions and prompts for information, automatically attach necessary documents, and load in a pre-made task list. You can add in a pre-determined Subject, Description, Issue Type, Subtype, Priority, Email Distribution List, and more -- even User Defined Fields!
Any issue routinely submitted through your Issuetrak system is a good candidate to become a Quick Pick. Here are some examples of processes an organization may want to create a Quick Pick for:
When a customer has a complaint about your organization, picking up the phone or sending an email won’t always be their first move. It’s become more and more common for customers to go public when a problem occurs; social media and review sites like Yelp provide individuals with an enormous audience and can be used to put public pressure on organizations that haven’t been meeting expectations.
There’s no denying that we live in an online world. We may wake up and check our phones for emails and text messages, go to work and sit at a laptop all day, then relax with a tablet to read and browse the internet in the evening. With so many devices at our fingertips each day, information is becoming increasingly more mobile -- and companies have risen to the challenge of providing their products and services on every device imaginable, from the largest desktop computer to the smallest smartphone.
Change management is essential for any industry where documented, methodical change is frequent and necessary. Most organizations adhere to a change process that suits their industry’s unique needs; these vary from long, detailed processes to ones that are relatively short and simple.
When there’s an issue at your organization, what’s your first move? Maybe you put the details down in an email, make a note of the situation in a spreadsheet, or even jot something on a sticky note. And then what? What steps do you take to make sure the issue gets resolved?
Research about consumer trends and customer satisfaction abounds in today’s society. With the Internet, we now have the means to reach millions of people and gather data on all manner of topics, including customer needs and wants. And the overarching question is: what exactly do customers want?