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ChipBot Update v2.0 Atarashii Gijutsu
Matt Lo
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Matt Lo
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May 04, 2020
ChipBot Update v2.0 Atarashii Gijutsu

Two months ago, we set out on a journey to build the next foundation for managing and administrating your ChipBot. Two weeks ago, we rolled out our latest to a handful of beta testers. This week, we’re finally ready to announce it and enable the new update for all users.

Here’s what we updated:

  • Added an all-new Dashboard
  • Built new ChipBot features
  • Refreshed existing ChipBot abilities
Click here to jump to the patch notes.

We learned quite a few lessons in what it takes to build and maintain a good support product. Back in November of 2019, we launched a huge user experience update to ChipBot so our customer’s end-users would have a rich support experience. Now with our latest update, you’ll be enjoying a rich and powerful administrating experience for your ChipBot. It is full of data integration, analytical insights, and usability enhancements.

But I couldn’t write this post without you and your support.

Whether you’re on the free tier giving feedback or on the paid tier asking for features and support, you all have helped build the future of support for small businesses. Thanks to you, our latest release opens a new door of growth and opportunity!

Finally, if your business is impacted by COVID-19, please email with a small detail on how you’ve been negatively impacted and we’ll waive any payments for 6 months on your account (up to a $120 value).

Now let’s get into the update notes for the ChipBot Update – 2.0 Atarashii Gijutsu!

What’s with the name Atarashii Gijutsu? I’ve been studying Japanese for about a year now and I want to incorporate it more into my work. You’ll be seeing some Japanese inspired updates in the future.

新しい(あたらしい)atarashii means new
技術(ぎじゅつ)gijutsu means technology

Noteworthy Updates in ChipBot 2.0

Since this is a huge update, I’ve provided a quick screen share video of all the latest visual updates. Right below, I’ve highlighted the most important sections.

One Minute Dashboard Walkthrough

A few notes about the new dashboard:

  • Existing users who signed up before April 17, 2020, have the ability to switch between the old and new dashboard.
  • Users who signed up after April 17, 2020, will always see the new dashboard.
  • After May 31st, the old dashboard will no longer be accessible.

Article Manager

This is the new way of managing support content. A few highlights: category management, drag and drop organization, quick access to global footer content, and article sentiment view to measure impact.

Component Manager

This is a brand new feature that allows you to customize the main screen of ChipBot. You can sort, add, and remove components based on your needs.

Component Examples

A recent user implemented ChipBot to help convey the stay-at-home order and the Governer’s latest news address within the ChipBot main screen.

New Analytics

This is our new analytics view, highlighting the parts that help you determine where ChipBot is making an impact.

Analytics Data Export

You can now see and download all the emails ChipBot has collected for you. And you can still use Zapier to connect ChipBot with your CRM.

Preview Mode

You can now preview ChipBot without installing it. This makes it easy to see the changes without switching between your website and the dashboard. It also allows new users to customize ChipBot before installing it on their website.

Other Updates In ChipBot 2.0

  • Zapier is no longer invitation based, and you can now discover ChipBot through the Zapier market place.
  • A few nuanced naming changes:
    • Insights are now called Articles
    • Triggers are now called Call To Actions, or CTAs
  • Plans have changed, but as a paying customer, you get the benefits
    • All the benefits from the old $20 tier have been transferred to the $10 tier. If you were on the $20 tier previously, your billing has been automatically updated.
    • If you were paying $10 before, you’ll still be paying $10 now, but you’ll enjoy all the upgrades and have the same unlimited call to actions and articles as before.

Marketing News

In the coming weeks, you’ll see ChipBot marketed as a knowledge base solution on our homepage, social media, and parts of our newsletter. Although we’ll be targeting a more sustainable audience, your original reason for choosing ChipBot hasn’t changed.

You use ChipBot because it blends AI bot technology with proven support experiences. It gives you the confidence in customer support you didn’t have before, and it itches your curiosity about what new technology can do for your business. You can count on us to continue to innovate and improve every day.

The shift will help grow our sales and avoid confusion about being a chatbot or live chat. However, this won’t change anything for you. You still get your blend of AI bot technology and support experiences. It adds the confidence in customer support you didn’t have before, in a form that is familiar to users. We’re not changing the philosophy, and it is the main reason users stick with us.

What’s Up Next

We have a lot in store in the next update, but you can expect some bug fixes as more users begin using the new Dashboard.

We’ll have another update post near the end of May, so stay update to date on our Twitter account or in your inbox. If you have any feature requests, feel free to drop them as a question on our ChipBot in the bottom right.

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Matt Lo
Matt Lo

Matt is a Chicago-based entrepreneur with over a decade of experience building highly scalable web-based technology solutions. Knowledgable in 12 different programming languages and experienced startup veteran; having worked on 6 others. He's currently the founder and CEO of ChipBot. You can reach Matt on Twitter, LinkedIn, or StackOverflow.



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