March 21, 2019
A common trend is that a lot of organisations have invested very heavily in self-service portals for customers and staff in a bid to reduce the workload on their service-desks. That investment also tends to come with a plan to reduce reliance on call-centres and to increase productivity by shifting left.
Unfortunately, users often struggle to find what they need on these portals and end up reverting to calling the service desk or sending a generic support email. This adds to the pressure that the service desks are already under.
In some cases, if their databases have been indexed, staff have been known to search for internal documents using Google. Which when you stop and think, totally defeats the purpose of a self-service portal.
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