Setup integration with Best Practical

Next up from our series of successful integrations of Nicereply is  Best Practical, a very popular support tool with over 10 years of history. We’re going to try and take a different, shorter approach with this tutorial, so here is how you get Nicereply working with Best Practical in three simple steps.

Setting up Nicereply

First of all, you’ll need to set your Nicereply agents’ usernames to their RT usernames. Usernames in RT can be found under Configuration -> Users. That will give a list of
usernames, full names, and email addresses. The screenshot shows the screen after clicking on one of the users.

Next, we have to activate the Ticket Link feature (Settings -> Ticket link) to link every rating to a ticket at RT. We put the ticket URL into “Ticket system URL” field, in this case it’s  http://rt.example.com/Ticket/Display.html?id= >. Make sure to change “rt.example.com” to the location of your RT installation.

Setting up Best Practical

Navigate to Configuration -> Global -> Templates. Some of you may have customised your correspondence template for each queue, in which case you’d have to make the change to each queue-level template as well.

Insert the following to the correspondence template just above your signature.  Important! – make sure to replace the “my-company” in the url to your company name in Nicereply.

{    return '' unless $Transaction->CreatorObj->Privileged;    my $id = $Ticket->Id;    my $actor = $Transaction->CreatorObj->Name;    RT::Interface::Web::EscapeURI(\$actor);    "Please rate my reply: http://nicereply.com/my-company/$actor/$id"; }

If you want to track ratings for individual replies instead at the overall ticket level,
use this instead:

{    return '' unless $Transaction->CreatorObj->Privileged;    my $id = $Ticket->Id;    my $trans = $Transaction->Id;    my $actor = $Transaction->CreatorObj->Name;    RT::Interface::Web::EscapeURI(\$actor);    "Please rate my reply: http://nicereply.com/my-company/$actor/$id%23txn-$trans";  }

That’s it!

We have now successfully connected Nicereply with Best Practical. Your customers will now be able to rate your help desk emails and you’ll have the ability to easily evaluate performance of your help desk team AND see what ticket every rating relates to.

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