Customers want to know when they can expect a response and resolution from you when they submit a support request. A service level agreement (SLA) policy lets you set standards of performance for your support team. You can set SLA policies for the time within which agents should respond to, and resolve tickets based on ticket priorities, and set up automatic escalation rules to notify specific agents about SLA violations

Your SLA Policies will be used in Freshservice to determine the “Due By” time for each and every incoming ticket. You can have a default SLA policy for all customers, or have multiple SLA policies for different customer tiers, like those who have subscribed to your Premium Support package.

Help desk best practices suggest that SLA policies be driven by ticket priorities. In Freshservice you can define your service levels for Urgent, High, Moderate and Low priority tickets. You can then use various automations in Freshservice or manually dictate which ticket constitutes an Urgent Priority issue and which is Low Priority.