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  Article updated: January 04, 2022

Sparkcentral topics

You can apply topics to conversations to help categorize, route, and prioritize the queue. Admins must create the topics, and then agents can apply them to conversations. Topics can also be applied by using automations. For more information see Use automations in Sparkcentral.

To create, update, or delete topics:

  1. Go to Admin settings, expand Routing and automations, and then select Topics.
  2. To create a new topic, select Add topic, and then enter a name and description.
  3. To edit a topic, select the Edit icon next to the topic.
Note: Topics are global, so any changes made apply to every channel and every conversation where the topic is applied.

To delete a topic, select the Delete icon next to the topic, and then select Delete when prompted.

Note: Deleted topics are removed from all channels and conversations. Admins can still see reporting for deleted topics, but there is no audit trail in conversations histories for deleted topics.

Topics in conversations

Agents can apply any number of topics to conversations by selecting + Topic above the conversation. Applied topics appear in conversation headers and remain associated with that conversation. Admins can also automatically apply topics based on keywords or phrases by setting up automations.

Route conversations using topics

To learn how to route conversations to your team using topics, see Skill set routing in Sparkcentral.

Prioritize topics

Admins can label certain topics as high priority to prioritize conversations in the queue. In Settings, expand Routing and automation, and then select Prioritization.

The more topic matches in a single conversation, the higher the priority and the higher its place in the queue. To learn more, see Sparkcentral conversation prioritization.

Topic reporting data

The Topics report provides visibility and insights into topic volume and usage. Supervisors can review topic reporting data in two ways:

  • Channel supervisors can go to Exports, and then select Topics in the Export type list to review topics data.
  • Supervisors can go to Reports, and then select Topics. Select any channels and any topics for a customized report.
    Note that when a user first opens the Topics report, the top 10 topics for the selected channel and date range appear by default, to provide insight into the most-used topics.


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