In most helpdesks, a ticket can have one of four statuses:  Open, Pending, Resolved or Closed. When a ticket requires any action from you or your agents, it is marked as Open; which means every new ticket is marked Open by default. When your agents require additional information from the customer, instead of letting your SLA timers run on, they can mark the ticket as Pending and halt the timer until the status changes. Once you've provided a solution and have answered all questions, you can mark it as Resolved. And, finally, once the customer accepts the solution you've provided, they can Close the ticket from your support portal or your agents can Close the ticket for them.


Any time a customer responds to a ticket, its status will automatically be moved back to Open by the execution of the default Observer rule. That way, all the tickets that your support team needs to respond to will always be Open.


Resolved and Closed tickets


It's a good practice to request the customer to Close a Resolved ticket, because the solution that an agent provides may not actually solve the customer's problem. While reading helpdesk reports, the number of resolved tickets shows how many tickets have been solved according to the agent; and the number of closed tickets shows how many tickets have been solved according to the customer.


What are custom ticket statuses?


In a situation where you want to bring specific helpdesk workflows into your ticket statuses - for example, a ticket might need specific inputs from your third-party vendors - you might want to create a custom status such as 'Waiting on Third-Party'. You can create these additional ticket statuses by going to Admin > Ticket Fields > Status.



 

With custom statuses, you can even choose what can is seen by agents or customers when they login to the support portal to check the ticket status. For example, you can display the ticket status as 'Waiting on Customer' for your agents, and 'Waiting for Your Response' to your customers - click here to learn more.


Updating incomplete required fields 


When you attempt to close or resolve tickets without filling in the required fields, a message prompting you to fill in these fields will be displayed.  


To see the tickets with incomplete required fields, click on the tickets that could not be closed. You can update the incomplete fields in each ticket and then close the ticket.   



In most helpdesks, a ticket can be in one of four statuses:  Open, Pending, Resolved or Closed. When a ticket needs any action from you or your agents, it is marked as 'Open'. That means every new ticket would be marked as Open by default. When your agents require additional information from the customer, instead of letting your SLA timers run on, they can mark the ticket as Pending and halt the timer until the status changes. And when you are finally able to provide a solution (and are satisfied by it) and have answered all questions, you can mark it as Resolved.
 

Once you have provided a solution to their ticket, the customer can Close the ticket from your support portal, or your agents can close the ticket for them.


Any time a customer responds to a ticket, its status will automatically be moved back to Open by the execution of the default Observer rule. That way, all the tickets that your support team needs to get working on, will always be 'Open'.


Resolved and Closed tickets


It's a good practice to request the customer 'Close' a 'Resolved' ticket because what seems like a solution to an agent, might not really solve the customer's problem. While reading helpdesk reports, the number of resolved tickets shows how many tickets have been solved according to the agent. And the number of closed tickets shows how many tickets have been solved according to the customer.


What are custom ticket statuses?

Often, you might want to bring in your specific help desk workflows into your ticket statuses. For example, a ticket might need specific inputs from your third party vendors. You might want to create a field called 'Waiting on Third party'. You can create these additional ticket statuses by clicking on the 'Status' field under Admin > Ticket Fields

 

With custom statuses, you can even decide what should be displayed to the customers when they log in to the support portal to check the ticket status and what is seen by your agents. That means you can show the ticket status as 'Waiting on Customer' for your agents, but when your customers login to your support portal, they can see the status as 'Waiting for Your Response'. Click here to learn more.


Updating incomplete required fields 


When you attempt to close or resolve tickets without filling in the required fields, a message prompting you to fill in these fields will be displayed.  


To see the tickets with incomplete required fields, click on the tickets that could not be closed. You can update the incomplete fields in each ticket and then close the ticket, right from within the popup.