Customer Effort Score (CES) trigger distribution in Help Scout

This article will show you how to start measuring Customer Effort Score (CES) via triggers - automated emails after a ticket is resolved - in your Help Scout account.


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NOTE: every step is the article is the same for CSAT, NPS and CES

Connecting Help Scout with Nicereply

1. Choose the CES metric in the “left menu” in your Nicereply account. Click on START CES. If you do not see the START CES button click on CES - Surveys - ADD SURVEY

2. From distribution options choose TRIGGER

3. You’re on the app directory page now, click on Help Scout icon

4. In the next step you'll need to Authorize Nicereply to access your account. Simply click Authorize.


5.  Then, Add your users from Help Scout to Nicereply by clicking Continue. New users will get an automated email with login instructions from us. 

Trigger activation in Help Scout

You’re on the good way! The CES trigger is waiting for activation.

6. You can manage the trigger behaviour in “Trigger settings”. When you’re ready hit the “active trigger” button.

11. Now go to your Help Scout account -> Manage -> Apps and search for Nicereply. Then click the Install App button.


12. The last thing you need to do is set up custom ticket field. To do this go your Help Scout account -> Manage -> Mailbox. Choose the Mailbox you want to set up the custom ticket field for and click on Custom fields on the left side of the screen.  Then click New Custom field. The name of the field must be Nicereply CES. The type must be number. 

Then click Save Field.

Good job!

Nicereply will utilise your existing integration with HelpScout and the workflow is follows:

1.  After CES trigger activation Nicereply will start scanning the status of your tickets on a regular basis

2. Nicereply will send the CES survey to the ticket requestor for all tickets created via Email channel, with status Resolved and without ticket update for 48 hours (by default)

3. Nicereply will collect the CES ratings and push it to Help Scout as a note and the custom field value.

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