We've had a productive start to 2018 here at BubbleIQ! As always, if you have ideas for new features, you can request them here.
If you're an existing customer, please go to our homepage, click "add to Slack", and reauthorize Slack and Zendesk to enable these features. We have a few new scopes in Slack and Zendesk that are required to make them work.
Trigger Workflows based on a custom Zendesk Field
Many of our customers want to create workflows in Zendesk after a ticket has been synced with BubbleIQ. In order to accomplish this, we have added a new custom field to your Zendesk account called "slack_channel". For every ticket synced with Zendesk, this field is populated with the name of the Slack channel the ticket is in.
Here's a ticket I created in the #bubup-test channel in our Slack.
By default, this field is hidden, which we recommend leaving because you should not edit this field. For the purposes of showing you how it works, we've included it in our default ticket form. As you can see, the field has been populated with the channel.
You can start workflows using Zendesk Triggers based on this custom field.
Create tickets in DMs
Many of our customers use BubbleIQ to manage internal IT and HR requests. These requests typically come in as a direct message to the IT or HR manager.
Now, the IT or HR manager can just mark that message with a :key:, and it will create a Zendesk ticket, which the BubbleIQ bot will DM to the person. All responses to the ticket will post back to that thread in the DM between the BubbleIQ bot and the employee who asked the question.
The IT or HR manager will get a message from BubbleIQ too with a link to the ticket.
Sending Tickets into Multiple Slack Channels
We've had the ability to send tickets from Zendesk to multiple Slack channels for a while, but it was previously a manual process.
Now, to set up a new Slack channel that can receive Zendesk tickets, you can just invite the bot, then say @bubbleiq alt-1.
This will automatically create a Trigger in Zendesk called BubbleIQAlt1. You can change the conditions of this trigger to whatever you want, and those tickets will post to the Slack channel.
A more detailed setup guide for this is in our FAQs.