To deploy your HelpMate on a support channel, you first need to build it. A HelpMate should mirror your company’s unique tone of voice and tackle key use cases so that your support team can manage the more complex issues that require a human touch. With the right Collections, your HelpMate can be an invaluable first-line resource for your customers!

Basic settings

  • HelpMate name: Give the HelpMate a name for easy internal reference. This name is not reflected to customers in external conversations.
  • Connect resources: Select the Collections that your HelpMate can access when generating responses.
  • Connect channels: Select which channel you would like the HelpMate to operate on. Please note that this channel cannot have any other Automation running on it, ie. Flowbot, another HelpMate, or Workload Balancing.

Advanced settings

  • Allow emojis in HelpMate responses: Allow or disallow the use of emojis in responses.
  • Default language: Select a default language for the HelpMate to fall back on when it receives questions.
  • Company context: Provide the HelpMate with as much information about your company as possible to help it answer according to your tone of voice. We strongly recommend including these details.
    • Company Name: Which company does the HelpMate work for?
      • This will change a response from ‘Refer to Trengo’s Pricing page’ to ‘Refer to our pricing page’.
    • Company Sector: What is your company sector?
    • Company Mission: What does your company stand for?
    • Company Activities: What services and support does your company provide?
      • This helps the HelpMate distinguish between expected questions and unrelated topics.
    • Company USP: What makes you different from the rest?
  • Scope and Representation: This helps your HelpMate determine what kind of ‘person’ it should be when having customer conversations. We’ve filled out these fields ahead of time for you according to industry standards, but feel free to experiment with different insights related to your field until you have the type of responses you need. We suggest adjusting this based on the role, Agent Assist vs Autopilot, so that the HelpMate can react accordingly.
    • Task: What is the HelpMate allowed to do and what is off-limits?
    • Role: What is the job title you would give the HelpMate?
    • Communication style: This is where you tell your HelpMate about your brand’s tone of voice. Are there certain words you avoid or taglines that are essential to your brand? Be specific and clear in providing these details. Take the text we’ve provided below as an example.

HelpMate role

Assigning your HelpMate its role will determine how it acts in conversations. We offer two modes for HelpMates: Autopilot and Agent Assist.

Autopilot: elevate your efficiency

Putting your HelpMate into Autopilot mode means that it will operate independently according to the settings you’ve built. It will generate answers for your customers on its own and automatically update conversation statuses. If a question is resolved, the conversation will be closed.

In situations where the HelpMate identifies a frustrated customer or encounters an unfamiliar question, it will automatically assign the conversation to the agent inbox, ensuring a smooth transition for a human colleague to take over.

Agent Assist: empowering human touch

Opt for Agent Assist when you want a little more control and support in customer interactions. In Agent Assist mode, your HelpMate will work behind the scenes, creating internal notes for support agents based on its connected Collections and settings. Your support agent can then take those suggested responses and use them as-is or adjust them before responding to customers.

Agent Assist is ideal for fine-tuning AI-generated responses before going live, particularly when your team is young or inexperienced in customer service communications.