Zendesk lets you deliver personalized solutions to complex issues with integrated call center software.

About Zendesk

Zendesk is a customer service platform that develops a software to empower organization and customer relationships. It empowers organizations to improve customer engagement and better understand their customers. Zendesk products are easy to use and implement. They give organizations the flexibility to move quickly, focus on innovation, and scalewith their growth.

How to connect

This article describes the following two connection options:

  • How to integrate the Zendesk telephony system with Gong
  • How to connect to Zendesk with the goal of creating support tickets from call transcripts

How to integrate the Zendesk telephony system with Gong

Create a new integration in Zendesk

  1. In Zendesk Support, click Manage, and then select API in the Channels category.

  2. Click the OAuth Clients tab on the Channels/API page, and then click the plus icon (+) located on the right side of the client list.

  3. Complete the following mandatory fields to create a client:

    • Unique Identifier: This field is auto-populated with a reformatted version of the name you entered for your app. You can change it if you want. Ideally the name should have no spaces in between the words.

    • Redirect URLs: Enter https://app.gong.io/dialers/auth/callback

  4. Click Save. After the page refreshes, a new pre-populated Secret field appears on the lower side.

  5. Copy the secret value to your clipboard and save it somewhere safe.

Note: The characters may extend past the width of the text box, so make sure you select everything before you copy.

WARNING: For security reasons, your secret is displayed fully only once. After clicking Save, you'll only have access to the first nine characters.

  1. Click Save.

Connect Gong to Zendesk

  1. In the Gong Settings page, click Telephony systems.

  2. Click + Add telephony system.

  3. Select Zendesk.

  4. Enter the following info:

    • Client ID: Unique Identifier from Zendesk

    • Client secret: Secret from Zendesk

    • Subdomain: Subdomain of your URL (when you are in Zendesk). For example, if your URL to login is "https://somename.zendesk.com/", then your subdomain is "somename"

  5. Click CONNECT

How to connect to Zendesk with the goal of creating support tickets from call transcripts

Send a support ticket to your support team

If your org is set up with a Zendesk integration, create support tickets directly from your call transcript to capture the customer issue in their own words. The ticket that gets created includes a link to the selected snippet in the call.

  1. In the call page, click TRANSCRIPT.
  2. Highlight the text snippet containing the issue at hand.
  3. In the pop-up menu that appears, click the share icon and open a support ticket.
  4. Add your take on the issue, and click Open.

A ticket is created in Zendesk, and the support team is notified. From the ticket, they can see and hear what your customer is really experiencing.

Get connected

You must be an admin in both Gong and Zendesk to complete the setup.

  1. In Zendesk, obtain a Zendesk API token by following these instructions:
  2. From this page, click Install.
  3. Enter your Zendesk instance name, the token, including the "/token" suffix, and the email address of the person who got the token.
  4. Test the connection works.
  5. Click UPDATE.

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