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The best onboarding process for your new customer support agents

Get off to a flying start in support! A 30-60-90-day plan can help make the start in the company as pleasant as possible for new colleagues and team members. With such a plan, managers set realistic expectations and clear goals to ensure that new employees can get started right from the beginning.
New Work

Season's Greetings from Team Zammad

With the conclusion of a successful year, we sincerely thank all customers and users for their loyalty and support. Some team members have stepped in front of the camera to personally wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Special Christmas greetings go out to the heroes behind the virtual helpdesk!
Behind the Scenes

The right fit for your project: Open-source licenses at a glance

The agony of choice! The multitude of existing open-source licenses poses challenges for developers, requiring decisions with long-term effects. In our guide, we provide an overview of the most commonly used licenses and explain the foundational principles and advantages that your software can benefit from when using them.
Open Source

Magic of Team Spirit: A Glimpse into the Zammad Team Offsite 2023

Even as a 'fully-remote' company, we recognize that true magic happens when we meet in person. That's why once a year, we break free from the virtual world to learn, laugh, and experience the beauty of being together. Welcome to a behind-the-scenes look at our Team Offsite 2023!
Behind the Scenes

5 Top Open-Source Projects Everyone Should Know

Open-source software has long become an essential part of an efficient working environment. However, only a few people are aware that many of their favorite tools are also classic open-source projects. We introduce you to five applications and helpers from the community that you absolutely should know.
Open Source

Zammad Diary | Mirta Spitzer: with the laptop on the surfboard

From which location are you currently working? – Mirta often hears this question from her team because her webcam background changes regularly in our stand-up meetings. In an interview, she tells us how she perfectly combines her love for travel and adventure with her role in the product team.
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Digitization Made Easy: How a Helpdesk Enables Smart Work in the Public Sector

On the way to a digital society, municipalities, city councils and other players from the local government sector play a central role. They are in charge of shaping the quality of life, work, and location of different areas, as well as the user-oriented citizen services throughout the country. The focus is on a common understanding of digitization, a defined distribution of roles, and clear areas of responsibility.
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Zammad's Anniversary: seven years and still going strong!

October 2023 marks 7 years of Zammad! Wow, has it really been that long? What began as a daring vision to democratize customer service has blossomed into a self sustaining company in the open source environment. We haven't just crossed the pivotal point often referred to as the "seven-year itch" where many businesses stumble; we've thrived, fostering a strong community, expanding our user base, and earning the loyalty of countless customers along the way.
Behind the Scenes

IaaS, PaaS, SaaS: Here is how cloud computing models differ

In various service and business models, providers offer their customers suitable cloud computing solutions to choose from. This often involves distinguishing between the options of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. But which model is the right fit for your company? Our guide explains the differences and provides tips on which application aligns with your needs.
Helpdesk
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Effective Moderation: Five Helpful Tips for Vibrant Community Forums

In community forums, knowledge is exchanged, discussions are held, and questions are asked. These forums provide members with the opportunity to share their experiences and support each other in various topics. However, to ensure that the exchange in the forums does not diminish, appropriate moderation is essential. With our five helpful tips, you can achieve this.
Open Source
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SLA - Efficient utilization of Service Level Agreements

Those who make clear agreements reach their goals faster. With SLAs - Service Level Agreements - you define objectives, milestones, or outcomes within specific time slots that ensure effective work. Although SLAs are primarily established with external service providers, internal implementation also offers many advantages.
Helpdesk

Social Engineering: Prevention Strategies in Support

Social Engineering refers to the process of obtaining confidential information through deception. Unfortunately, no firewall can protect you from such manipulation attempts by people! However, there are common patterns that attackers often rely on. Protect your organization by recognizing and preventing these early on.
Helpdesk
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