The welcome screen

The welcome screen

The Welcome screen displays information about the staff member logged on.  Details displayed include, the current date and time, the number of jobs within the staff member’s job queue, as well as their personal support status indicators such as Availability status, Assign Job status and the new Where am I status

The Welcome Screen is a great place to start when you first log on to HelpMaster and can be configured to appear automatically when you first logon. Likewise, it can also be displayed when logging off.

Welcome Screen


The Welcome Screen allows the logged-on staff member to alter their Availability Status and other details. Use the Welcome Screen whenever these details need to be changed. It may be useful to change these details when leaving the office to attend a job. 


Availability Status

A description of your current ability to action helpdesk requests. Choose from the user-defined pick-list, or type your own.

Note:  The Availability Status on its own does not determine whether any jobs may queue holders current availability.  It is descriptive only.

Time In

The date that the staff member is in and available for work

Time Out

The date that the staff member has left

Where am I?

A brief description of where the staff member currently is. Very useful in busy helpdesk environments.

Where do you want to start today

You can open one screen automatically when the HelpMaster Desktop is launched.  The screens you can choose from are Helpdesk Explorer, Knowledge Base search, Message Board, or Queue Check.

  • Queue Check - Who’s logged on, what skillgroup(s) they belong to, and are they busy.
  • Knowledge Base Articles- Access articles that may assist you with your job.
  • Message Board - View all of the latest messages on one screen.
  • Job Explorer - The Explorer screen displays job queues and skillgroups.  A great place to start in HelpMaster.

Current location

Use this section to update your geographical details.  Use the options in this section.

Geographical details are used in the Auto-Assignment algorithm “Geographical - closest”

HelpMaster Latest News

An RSS feed from the HelpMaster website ( that displays news, blogs, discussion board posts and more.  Read here, and then go on-line to contribute.  Click an item to open it in your default web-browser.

The details of each staff member’s Welcome Screen details are summarized on the Queue Check screen.

See Also

The Queue Check screen

Auto Assignment - Action Templates