Year: 2017

Setup Service Cloud Lightning Snap-Ins with Omni Channel – Basic Steps

When it comes to CRM Customer Engagement, as per Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center, Salesforce is the in the “Leaders” section. Gartner estimates that 20% of Salesforce’s new revenue came from Service Cloud in 2016 and it expects to exceed $2 billion in 2017. Reference: Gartner.Service always tries to bring new features, innovations to market and the goal is always to increase customer satisfaction. In order to serve the customer better, Salesforce introduces a new feature called – Service Cloud Lightning Snap-In. Service Cloud Lightning Snap-ins are a fundamentally new way to deliver a service experience for today’s connected customers. In this post, I will explain how to configure Lightning Snap-Ins with Omni Channel and receive chat request. So I know you guys are really excited to know this new feature. So without any further detail, let’s get into the main topic. I am going to mention the steps below. If there is any pre-requisite, I will mention the same.Step 1: Pre-Requisite: Live Agent and Omni Channel is enabled.You need to make sure Live Agent and Omni Channel is enabled. There should be user present in your org with Live Agent checkbox checked. Omni Channel should be added to your console app.Step 2: Create Queue for Live Chat TranscriptStep 3: Create Omni-PresenceStep 4: Create Live Chat ButtonStep 5: Create Live Agent DeploymentStep 6: Create Force.com Site. You can...

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Winter 18 – Automatically Styling of Existing Visualforce Pages in Lightning Experience

Salesforce Winter’18 release came with lots of surprises to all of us. Before Winter’18 release, one of the biggest pain to switch to Lightning was – How to migrate existing VisualForce pages? We all tried to use the standard VisualForce component in our VisualForce pages as a best practice till date. The reason was Salesforce’s backward compatibility. We all knew that using standard VisualForce component is safe because even if Salesforce enhances those components, we don’t need to change our VisualForce pages.But with the introduction of Lightning, things changed. People all over the world started investing in changing their existing VisualForce pages into Lightning and it is a not a very straightforward task.Salesforce realized the problem and in Winter’18 release came as a savior to all of us. With very minimum changes now, we can keep our existing VisualForce pages and it will still work in Lightning experience. This feature is still in beta mode as there are so many things to improve. But it is really a good starting point and good to know. I am quite sure Salesforce will support more and more components in coming releases. It is definitely a game changer.In this post, I will explain with an example what you need to do in your existing VisualForce page to make it work in both Lightning and Classic.I have written this below VisualForce page containing PageBlock,...

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Salesforce Service Cloud – Contact Center Reports

As a call center manager, it is very important to monitor team’s case performances targets, train new support agents, analyze team’s open case performance and etc. There are multiple matrices which a call center manager normally monitor to improve contact center’s performance. Call center manager can use Salesforce reports to monitor critical support metrics such as -Total open cases by agentsTotal cases created by agents and statusTotal cases created by agents and productsTotal average age by agentTotal closed cases by agentLet’s start with few important reports here -Agent Open Case Load by Origin/Type:This report will help call center manager to determine his/her team’s bandwidth/workload. The report will be grouped based on Agent and Case Origin/Type(based on your business operation). From here call center manager can easily get real time view of his/her team’s current work pressure. Here comes the report -Average Age of Open Case:Another very important report to understand your team’s performance – how long your agents are taking to serving customers and thus meeting the service-level agreements (SLAs). To create this report, you can customize the out-of-the-box report “Total Open Cases By Agent” and then summarize the Age column (Summarize by Average). Below is how the report will look like -Average Age of Closed Case by Agent:Call center managers can use this report to monitor their agent’s productivity in terms of how quickly agents are closing the cases....

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Salesforce Live Agent Chat – Objects

In this post, I am going to explain about the standard objects which will be created by default the moment you enable Live Agent in your organization. Let’s start – Live Chat Visitors:This object contains information about the visitors who has initiated the chat session. One important field here is the Session Key. A session key in a unique record which is stored on Live Chat Visitor’s record and end user’s machine as a cookie. But why? The reason is if the end user is initiating multiple chat sessions, then Salesforce will link all Live Chat Transcripts records (This is another object, which I will explain in a few minutes) to this unique Live Chat Visitor record. Here is a sample Live Chat Visitor record. Live Chat Transcripts:This is the record which tells you the conversation that happened between your Service Representatives and End Users. It stores the chat transcripts. Salesforce will automatically create the record for you as soon as the chat session is ended and your service representatives close the chat transcript. Here is sample Live Chat Transcript record.Live Chat Transcript Events:This object tracks all the events that occur between Service Representatives and Customer during the chat. Few important events are like Chat Request, Accept Request, Route Information, Transfer information. You can see the detail of events – https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=live_agent_transcript_events.htm&language=en&type=0Here is sample Live Chat Transcript Event record.Live Agent Sessions:This...

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Salesforce Live Agent Chat – Understand the Basics

Using Live Agent Chat, Sales Representatives can chat with their customers and solve their problems or answer their questions. In today’s world providing first class services to customers is very important and chat support plays an important role here. Live Agent Chats are referred as Live Chat as well. With Live Chat, customers don’t need to wait for the long queue or need to wait for replies for their email queries. They can get immediate attention which eventually improves customer satisfactions. Trailhead comes up with a very good project “Build a Branded Chat” which explains how to enable Live Chat and it’s basic configurations. I recommend everyone to please go through this one and understand the basic of the Live Agent Chat first before proceeding further. Below is the visual representation of “Live Agent” Object Model. Though I am saying it “Object Model”, but most of them are not objects. 🙂  Let’s try to two basic terminologies associated with Live Agent.1. Skill:To understand Skills, we first need to understand how we want to support our customers – is it based on geography? Is it based on business units? Is it based on products? etc.. Then based on the answers you will hire employees and train them so that they can support your customers. These peoples are known as Sales Representatives who normally support your customers. So let’s say, the...

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