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SugarCRM For Customer Support Automation

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SugarCRM Customer Support Automation

SugarCRM Customer Support: Elevating Customer Satisfaction

Acquiring new customers is much more expensive than selling to existing ones. With Sugar Customer Support, companies have the confidence that customer cases will be handled quickly and effectively.

Sugar Customer Support centralizes customer service requests across channels to allow companies to manage inbound emails, diagnose bugs, share knowledge, and resolve customer issues. In addition, companies can defray customer support costs with the Customer Self-Service Portal.

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SugarCRM is a complete CRM that contains customer support automation modules that help you streamline customer support activities among the support team. Some of the Modules/Features include:

Case Management

Sugar Case Management centralizes the service history of each customer, allowing for a detailed view of customer requests and responses. Case management metrics allow managers to monitor how cases are handled and to escalate issues to ensure customer satisfaction.
Case Management Dashboard in SugarCRM
Cases are captured from the moment they are created and monitored though the life cycle of the Case like New, Assigned, In Progress, Closed, Re Opened etc. These stages are configurable based on the company.

Inbound Email

SugarCRM Inbound Email processing allows support organizations to better manage customer support requests through information sharing and routing. With Inbound Email Processing, users can create rules for in-bound e-mails and automatically assign cases to the right customer support representative.

The inbound Email configuration allows you to create a new case automatically when a new email is received at your support email Additionally Sugar comes with twitter feed whereby if someone comments about his support issue on company twitter handle the same thing can be converted into a Case for processing.

Once a case / ticket is created, it starts calculating the SLAs and workflows can be created for allocating them to corresponding persons

Inbound Email Configuration in SugarCRM

Case Auto Allocation Logic

Once cases are created automatically from a Sugar captured inbound email, they will be configured to allocate on a round robin basis or least busy user basis. The allocation logic can be configured to be manually if an assistant needs to validate the Case and assign. All the Cases created by multiple channels are configured to be allocated.

Case Priorities, Escalations and Resolutions

Cases can be prioritised like High Priority, Medium Priority and Low Priority or as per the company definitions and then put separate TAT (Turn Around Time) and corresponding escalations are triggered. And sometimes Case types can be defined to route cases to different agents or teams so that competent agents facilitate faster resolution.

Email and Activity History Tracking for Cases

Whenever an email is converted into a Case, system acknowledges the customer with a Case ID that is embedded in the Email Subject. And from next time onwards as and when customer responds to this Email, the responses are automatically tagged with the Case thus helping all the new team members with 360 degree view of the case.

Reports and Dashboards

SugarCRM comes with pre-configured case reports and dashboards that help teams visualise the summary of their support team. The report engine helps in either copying the existing reports and create a new company specific report or an entirely new reports on cases can be created without too much of sugar developer involvement.

Knowledge base

The Sugar Knowledge base helps customer support and engineering teams to better manage and share structured and unstructured information. Knowledge base allows user to create frequently asked questions (FAQs), manage files, and search and rate content – all in an easy-to-use interface. Knowledge Base modules helps companies to build assets that can be used for self service by the customer using customer self service portals. Also these can be used to educate the partner ecosystem for their own self services.
Knowledge Base module in SugarCRM

Many a times knowledge base acts as the repository of the support team knowledge so that when a new customer support executive is recruited or an existing customer support executive is stuck up with any unknown issue, knowledge base can help by bringing to the user.


SugarCRM Tags component helps in tagging modules and knowledge base articles at will so that global search can come in handy. It enhances user experience by facilitating efficient data organization within the platform, enabling users to tag modules and articles, and integrates with global search functionality.
Tags module facilitates efficient data organization by allowing users to tag modules and knowledge base articles.

Bug Tracking

Effective service organizations resolve customer problems quickly and recycle feedback from customers into the next generation of product. With Sugar Bug Tracking, companies gain a complete view of product problems, their frequency and the effort needed to resolve the problem.
Bug Tracking Management in SugarCRM
Sugar bug tracking not only ensures that customer problems are solved, but that products are improved.

Self-Service Portal

Sugar’s Customer Self-Service Portal allows companies to provide self-service capabilities to customers and prospects for key marketing, sales, and support activities. Customers can create cases, upload relevant information, search the knowledge base, and track cases to resolution without ever having to pick up a phone. All cases automatically appear within the Sugar Cases module.

Access our blog on how to implement SugarCRM for Customer Support Automation.

Customer Self Service Portals in SugarCRM

Customer Support - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A dedicated crm tool for customer support is essential if you are not able to track customer issues properly.

A support CRM assist customer support teams by organising service requests and automating the necessary customer support activities.

Yes. Sugar Serve from the SugarCRM product suite is specially designed for customer support teams, making it an effective customer support tool.

Customer service CRM enables companies to onboard customers and manage, organise and address their service requests in a systematic manner. It is also called helpdesk software, case management system ,or customer ticketing system.

Yes, a tech-savvy support team manager can implement Sugar Serve using the extensive documentation provided by SugarCRM. The user-friendly admin area along with developer tools like Studio helps configure the system without the help of a developer.

Yes, you can. Sugar Serve is a 100$% RESTFul application and can be seamlessly integrated.

Sugar’s service CRM called Sugar Serve is priced at $80 per use per month and billed annually.

You can get started with a service CRM in a matter of days. However if you have complex workflows and integrations the process may take a few weeks. Bhea can provide a detailed guide.

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