I have a work problem that I’m sure must have been solved multiple times and I’m hoping one of those solutions fits.
When we get a customer enquiry, we need to make sure it gets attended to in the pre-agreed manner and not ignored or forgotten. People sometimes need to be encouraged to meet their obligations. Important enquiries require a multi-step response that might be carried out by any combination of the three people involved. In this case it’s two business owners and an admin person across two locations.
Even though we’ve been doing this for years, we are, if anything, getting worse at it. Maybe it’s a memory related thing or maybe that we’re a bit less enthusiastic but whatever it is, we need to do better.
It seems like some kind of help desk ticket system might be good - I don’t know lots of details but I’ve heard of things like ZenDesk, but we are nowhere near big enough to afford something like that.
So, I guess the questions are:
What kind of software do we need to for this?
Which particular package might suit a small business operating in two locations?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions and apologies if I haven’t explained it well. Feel free to seek clarification.