Overview: 8x8 integration for Zendesk 3.1

8x8 Work and 8x8 Contact Center integration with Zendesk brings phone communication through a dialer to your Zendesk environment. The application allows you to combine the benefits of Zendesk with the capabilities of 8x8 Work and 8x8 Contact Center, and interact with your customers via phone without having to switch to another app.

Upon receiving an inbound call, the app tracks if the caller is an existing contact by searching your Zendesk accounts and contacts, and pops the matching record for you to preview and prepare for the call. This way, you gain full insight into communications with any returning caller. You can be better informed and prepared to answer calls by previewing relevant caller record details before accepting a call.


This guide is intended for Zendesk administrators whose organization uses version 3.1 of 8x8 Work and/or 8x8 Contact Center integration with Zendesk.


The 8x8 Integration with Zendesk supports integration with 8x8 Work and 8x8 Contact Center.

8x8 Work for Zendesk offers the following features:

  • Communicate with users via voice channels and serve customers faster.
  • Tap contextual information about the user and provide high-quality service. Be ready for any call by previewing matching contact record details before accepting a call, as well as seeing past interactions with the caller.
  • Reduce the waiting time for the caller while you look up record details.
  • Access contacts from the 8x8 Work contact directory for quick search and calling.
  • Quickly and intuitively log call details into Zendesk and stay on top of communication with users.
  • Improve customer service with advanced call handling capabilities, such as call transfer and multiple party calling.

8x8 Contact Center for Zendesk offers the following features:

  • Use Single Sign-On capabilities agents can sign in only once and be logged into both Zendesk and 8x8 Contact Center.
  • View real-time agent presence and queue status.
  • Take advantage of phone, chat, and voicemail media support for communications.
  • Manage customer phone calls and chat requests from the integrated interface.
  • Get instant access to customer records via screen pop.
  • Track history of customer interactions via call logs and chat logs.
  • Set your status to accept or block interactions.
  • Check the status of other agents and communicate via phone or chat.
  • Use integrated functionality with Agent Console via a browser tab.
  • View real-time queue status and agent presence.
  • Log phone, chat, and voicemail interactions automatically based on the associated Contact.
  • Perform warm/cold call transfers between agents. This feature is only available in 8x8 Agent Workspace.


  • Automatic pop for new user creations is not supported yet.
  • Zendesk integration does not currently support click-to-dial.
  • The 8x8 Contact Center integration is only available for Zendesk Support. Zendesk Sell is not supported.

Browser requirements

We recommend using Google Chrome to ensure a smooth experience.

Supported Zendesk objects

The following Zendesk object has been tested with 8x8 Contact Center integration. Contact 8x8 Professional Services for any out-of-the-box customization.

  • Users
  • Tickets

Before you begin

  • Login access to Zendesk account.
  • Login access to an 8x8 Work extension and/or 8x8 Contact Center .