Inbound Calls

Customize your inbound calls settings, such as phone numbers used, SLA (service-level agreement) and automatic answer. You can also customize your inbound processes in detail, including IVR (interactive voice response), call forwarding, voice file playback, virtual queuing, and more.

Table of Contents

To Access Inbound Settings

  • Select a project from the project list, then select Channels > Voice > Inbound.

To Set Up Inbound Processes

  1. Select a project from the project list, then select Channels > Voice > Inbound.
  2. On the Actions tab, press Actions, and select the items you want to add to your inbound process.
  3. Select an item that is already added to your process.
  4. The item’s properties are located on the right. Set the desired settings.
  5. Press Apply inbound changes.

Note: Read about processes you can add in the Inbound Processes section.

Tip: You can cut and paste processes using the right-click menu’s Cut and Paste functions.

To View All Inbound Processes

  • From the VCC Live menu, select Contact Center > Inbound processes.

To Specify Phone Numbers Used

  1. Select a project from the project list, then select Channels > Voice > Inbound.
  2. Select the Phone number tab.
  3. Select, then drag and drop the phone numbers you want to use in your inbound project to the Selected column.

Note: You cannot use the same phone number in multiple projects. If you remove a phone number from an inbound project, callers won’t be able to reach your contact center.

To Set SLA Time

  1. Select a project from the project list, then select Channels > Voice > Inbound.
  2. Select the Settings tab.
  3. Enter a value in the SLA value (sec) number field.

Note: SLA is used for call statistics and logs.

To Enable or Disable Automatic Answer

  1. Select a project from the project list, then select Channels > Voice > Inbound.
  2. Select the Settings tab.
  3. Mark or unmark the Automatic answer checkbox.

To Make a Test Call

  1. Select a project from the project list, then select Channels > Voice > Inbound.
  2. Select the Test call tab.
  3. Enter any phone number in the Caller number.
  4. Select an inbound phone number in the Called number drop-down list.
  5. Enter or select the date and time in the Call date and time date picker control for which you want to test the inbound process.
  6. Press Test call. You can simulate pressing DTMF keys using the DTMF text field. Inbound process stages are shown on the right.

To Find the Queue ID

  1. Select a project from the project list, then select Channels > Voice > Inbound.
  2. Select a Queue process.
  3. Refer to the Queue ID field.

Process ID

Each inbound process is assigned a unique decimal number that is used to identify it and refer to the specific inbound process.

To Find the Process ID of All Existing Processes

  1. From the VCC Live menu, select Contact Center > Inbound processes.
  2. Refer to the Process ID column.

To Find the Process ID of Project-Specific Processes

  • Select a project from the project list, then select Channels > Voice > Inbound.

Process ID illustration


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