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 on the portal, providing customers with a general overview of the team’s performance.

Enable customer ratings on Helpdesk teams

To enable customer ratings on a helpdesk team, navigate to Helpdesk app ‣ Configuration ‣ Helpdesk Teams. Select a team from the list and click on it to open the settings page. Scroll to the Performance section, and tick the Customer Ratings checkbox.

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.

After the Customer Ratings setting has been enabled on the team’s settings page, 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 the template, Helpdesk: Ticket Rating Request in the Email Template field. This template has been preconfigured with ratings customers can use to provide feedback. To view the template, click the arrow button to the right of the field.

After the template is added to the stage, it automatically sends a message when a ticket is moved to that stage. Customers are then asked to rate the support they received with colored icons.

  • Green smiling face - Satisfied

  • Yellow neutral face - Okay

  • Red frowning face - Dissatisfied

After selecting a rating, customers are taken to a webpage where they can provide specific written feedback to support their rating. The rating is then submitted, and the rating, as well as any additional comments, are 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 app ‣ 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.


To display ratings on the customer portal, a team must have their visibility setting set to Invited portal users and all internal users (public). To enable this setting, navigate to Helpdesk app ‣ Configuration ‣ Helpdesk Teams. Select a team from the list and click on it to open the settings page. Scroll to the Visibility & Assignment section, and tick the Invited portal users and all internal users (public) checkbox.

Next, to publish the ratings, go to Helpdesk app‣ Configuration ‣ Helpdesk Teams and select a team. Scroll to Performance and tick the checkbox for 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.

See also

Portal access

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 shared with 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 app ‣ Reporting ‣ Customer Ratings and click on one of the Kanban cards for an individual rating.

  • Navigate to Helpdesk app‣ 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.