Customer ratings

Asking customers to rate the support they received from a Helpdesk team provides an opportunity to gauge team performance and track customer satisfaction. Ratings can be published to the portal, providing customers with a general overview of the team’s performance.

Enable customer ratings on a Helpdesk team

To enable customer ratings on a helpdesk team by going to Helpdesk ‣ Configuration ‣ Teams. Select a team from the list and navigate to the settings page. Scroll to the Performance section, and check the box for Customer Ratings.

Overview of the settings page of a helpdesk team emphasizing the rating on ticket feature in Odoo Helpdesk.

Set a ratings request email template on a stage

To automatically request ratings from customers once their tickets have closed, an email template should be added to the appropriate stage.

Once the Customer Ratings setting has been enabled on the team’s settings page, (see above) click the Set an Email Template on Stages link. Select a stage from the list, or click New to create a new stage.


Customers should only be asked to rate tickets once an issue has been resolved and their ticket is closed. Therefore, a ratings request email should only be added to a stage that is folded in the kanban, as tickets in a folded stage are considered closed.

On the stage’s settings page, select Helpdesk: Ticket Rating Request in the Email Template field. This template has been pre-configured with ratings customers can use to provide feedback. To view the template, click the arrow button to the right of the field.

Once the template has been added to the stage, it will automatically send a message when a ticket is moved to that stage. Customers will be asked to rate the support they received with colored icons.

  • Green smiling face - Satisfied

  • Yellow neutral face - Okay

  • Red frowning face - Dissatisfied

View of a standard helpdesk customer review email template for Odoo Helpdesk.

After selecting a rating, customers are taken to a webpage where they can provide specific written feedback to support their rating. Once a rating is submitted, it is added to the chatter on the ticket.


Customer ratings can also be viewed through the Customer Ratings report. To view this report, go to Helpdesk ‣ Reporting ‣ Customer Ratings.

See also

Email templates

Publish ratings on the customer portal

After enabling the Customer Ratings setting, an option to publish ratings on the team’s website appears. Enabling this setting provides portal users with an overview of the ratings the team has received over the last thirty days. Specific written feedback will not be included; only statistics of the team’s performance will be visible.


In order to display ratings on the customer portal, a team has to have their visibility setting set to Invited portal users and all internal users. This setting is found on the team’s settings page under Visibility.

Next, to publish the ratings, go to Helpdesk ‣ Configuration ‣ Teams and select a team. Scroll to Performance and enable Publish this team’s ratings on your website.

To view the ratings for a team, a customer will log into the portal and navigate to one of their tickets. After clicking on the team name in the Managed By field, they will be directed to a page with the team’s ratings over the past thirty days.

View of the ratings performance overview from the customer portal.

Manually hide individual ratings

Individual ratings can be manually hidden from the portal. This allows for specific ratings to be kept out of the performance metrics that are shown to customers.

To make a rating visible only to internal users, navigate to the page for a rating. This can be done in one of the following ways:

  • Go to Helpdesk ‣ Reporting ‣ Customer Ratings and click on one of the kanban cards for an individual rating.

  • Navigate to Helpdesk ‣ Tickets ‣ All Tickets and remove the Open filter from the search bar. Then filter by Satisfied, Okay and/or Dissatisfied. Select a ticket from the results. Click the Rating smart button.

Once on the rating details page, check the Visible Internally Only box.

View of the ratings performance overview from the customer portal.