Note: We're rolling out the revamped SLAs in batches to all Freshdesk accounts


An SLA policy (service level agreement) lets you set standards of performance for your support team. They're like a target, or a deadline, within which your team is expected to respond and resolve tickets. 


You can set targets for 

- the very first response that you send to the customer

- every response that's sent after the first response (Available from Estate) 

- the ticket resolution 


You can either have a single SLA policy for all tickets or have different SLA policies for different types of tickets. As an example, you can have a shorter SLA target for tickets from Social media or VIP customers. 



                               


In these series of articles, we'll be talking about


Editing the default SLA policy

- Multiple SLA policies

- SLA targets for every response

Reminders and escalations for an SLA policy 



Editing the default SLA policy


The default SLA policy applies to all your tickets.

  • Login to your Freshdesk
  • Go to Admin > General Settings > SLA Policies
  • If you're on the Blossom plan of Freshdesk, you can edit the Default Policy


  • Because how fast you're required to respond to tickets depends on its priority, you can set-up a different SLA target for the different ticket priorities- urgent, high, medium and low
  • Choose whether the SLA timer should be calculated based on Business or Calendar hours


  • If you'd like to enable escalations when service levels are violated, make sure that the Escalation option button is toggled on (Available from Estate onwards) 
  • Click Save to finish setting up your SLA Policy