Zendesk Acquires Tymeshift to Simplify Complex CX

Zendesk Inc. completes its acquisition today of Tymeshift, an AI-powered workforce management (WFM) solution. Built exclusively for Zendesk customers, Tymeshift simplifies the management of complex customer experience (CX) workloads.

“Companies of all sizes benefit from WFM tooling, so Tymeshift was a natural choice when looking to expand our product portfolio. With this acquisition we made adoption seamless and ensured immediate value to Zendesk customers,” said Matt Price, senior vice president of Zendesk. “Tymeshift has proven to be a comprehensive and intuitive WFM solution, enabling companies to streamline their scheduling, forecasting, and reporting, ultimately leading to better customer service.”

Tymeshift is an AI-powered solution built on Zendesk to help organizations track agent activity, productivity and efficiency in real time. Visibility into agent activity and automatic tracking in Zendesk allows support teams to save time previously spent on manual workforce management tasks by automatically creating schedules, forecasts and real-time reports.

From renowned e-commerce companies to freelance platforms and leading cellular service providers, Tymeshift provided a track record of proven value that Zendesk will bring to even more customers. Benefits include:

  • Predictive AI-powered forecasting: Zendesk data are analyzed to forecast ticket volumes and subject matter, so businesses can forecast future staffing needs with real-time insights to reduce operational costs
  • Scheduling – A completed schedule is automatically created based on customers’ staffing forecasts so that companies can schedule teams appropriately based on data
  • Reporting – Ability to visualize historical and real-time data to optimize costs and service levels
  • Visibility over team productivity and performance: Companies can see how productive agents are and analyze staffing decisions to make improvements

“Tymeshift allows customers to optimize staffing based on accurate forecasts and data, automate time-consuming chores, collect better insights and make great reports,” said David Birchmier, former Tymeshift CEO, and current director, WFM Strategy and GTM, Zendesk. “Having the right people on the right channels, at the right time, all based on real-time data allowed us to provide immediate value to Tymeshift customers, and I’m looking forward to expanding our impact by officially joining Zendesk.”

Tymeshift gives leaders real-time insight into agent activity, attendance, and adherence to schedules. This zoomed-out view of productivity for executives, gives the ability to identify areas of improvement and coaching opportunities to enhance productivity.

Acquiring Tymeshift is a step in Zendesk’s journey to a new era of Intelligent CX. The company will combine the predictive capabilities of Tymeshift with its AI capabilities to power the next generation of AI-assisted CX productivity – making organizations more productive by automatically managing agent scheduling and instantly reacting to spikes in customer inquiries.

To learn more about Tymeshift and the benefits of workforce management visit Tymeshift.com.