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Migrating from Halp to Foqal: A Seamless Transition for Your Customer Support

Vlad Shlosberg

If you haven't seen the April 4th post, Atlassian is officially moving Halp into Jira Service Management platform. This means Atlassian will discontinue the standalone Halp product and require you to use Jira Service Manager if want to continue supporting your customers through Slack and Halp. First, we’d like to express our gratitude to the Halp team for sparking people’s interest in supporting customers through Slack. Their investment in education about Slack support, product initiatives, and features has helped build this industry and expand Slack support. However, as Halp transitions to Jira Service Manager (JSM), many users may be reluctant to switch and are looking for alternatives.

Why Choose Foqal Over Jira Service Manager?

  1. Optimized for Customer Support Teams:

    Foqal is specifically designed for customer support teams. Many of the features such as the Salesforce integration, outbound announcements, @mentioning, and article attachments are not only designed for support but specifically around Customer support through Slack. Jira and JSM are primarily built for IT and engineering teams - catering to the needs of internal teams managing technical projects and tasks. As a result, JSM's tools and features are not optimal for customer support teams.
  2. User-Friendly Interface and Management:

    While Jira Service Manager has a wide range of features and capabilities, its interface can be quite complex, especially for customer support teams who are used to the simplicity and convenience of Slack. Foqal, offers a user-friendly interface that allows your team to easily access and manage tickets, change settings, and build automation without the need for extensive training or onboarding. Would you rather be spending hours Googling how to configure JSM or spending that time helping and retaining your customers?
  3. Integrations:

    Is your team working from Zendesk, Intercom, Salesforce, or a different ticket system? That is fine with us, you can stay with your ticketing system of choice and allow us to integrate them together bi-directionally.
  4. Competitive Pricing:

    Price is always a consideration when choosing a customer support solution. Foqal is price competitive at caters to businesses of all sizes, and we protect you from your growth. Don't be fooled into paying per-channel - why pay hundreds of dollars for customer channels which are rarely used? Foqal's pricing is based on Agent count and helps you grow predictably.

Seamless Migration to Foqal:

So is migrating from Halp to Foqal difficult? Nope - we’ve developed migration tools to ensure a smooth and hassle-free transition from Halp to Foqal. Over the last couple of years, we have successfully migrated many customers, providing them with a seamless experience and no impact to customers. Our dedicated team will work closely with you to understand your specific needs and develop a customized migration plan, ensuring all your data and settings are transferred accurately and securely. We also provide comprehensive support throughout the migration process, addressing any concerns or questions you may have.


As Halp transitions to Jira Service Manager, Foqal offers an ideal alternative for customer support teams looking to maintain the simplicity and convenience of Slack Support. With its user-friendly interface, seamless Slack integration, integrations, customizable features, and competitive pricing, Foqal is the perfect solution for businesses seeking a smooth and hassle-free migration. Don’t let the transition to JSM disrupt your customer support processes. Experience the benefits of Foqal for yourself, and join the many satisfied customers who have made the switch. Contact us now to learn more about our migration tools and how Foqal can help you provide exceptional customer support.

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