How to create and set up a call distribution queue

What is a distribution queue ?

A distribution queue allows to keep one or several calls on hold while the system contacts available users to deal with the call.

You can add, or not, music to the waiting time. Distribution queues allow to have a precise follow-up of the number of calls introduced, of the agent's average response time,and of the average waiting time of users before having someone on the line. To manage your distribution queues:

Go to Telephony > Distribution queues

Overview of the "Distribution queues" page

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Click on "Add a distribution queue" to create a new queue

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Assign agents through a drag and drop

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Other available settings

Name of the queue
The name of the distribution queue allows to identify the queue in the selections, menus and statistical reports. (ex. Doctor's phone reception, Sales department, Support service...)

Distribution mode
The distribution mode allows to choose how calls will be distributed on the different user stations.
Several modes are available. The classical one for call distribution on a tele-advisors team, or telemarketers, is the "one at a time" mode.

This mode is best to distribute calls as fast as possible, while respecting a fair distribution between the different agents available.

Musique on hold
This drop-down list allows to choose the musique played to callers while they are on hold.
The file's name matches the mp3 files that were added to the "Sounds & Musics"module (see how to import a sound).

Waiting time 1
This time is the maximum amount of time during which a call stays on hold in the queue if all agents are already online, that is to say their status is "Unready" (administrative reasons, break..)

Waiting time 2
If all your agents are "Unavailable" (Disconnected), there is no need to keep the call on hold that long. This second waiting time allows to define an amount of time way shorter during which a call stays on hold in the queue when no user is connected to the system (Unavailable status)

This box allows to activate or to deactivate the recording of calls from the distribution queue, recordings are then available in the "Recordings" module.

Users assigned / Unassigned
Allows to choose amongs your users those who will receive calls from this distribution queue when they are ready.
To assign a user to the queue, drag the unassigned user to the left side of "Users assigned to the queue".

Once you are done setting up your distribution queue, don't forget to click on "Save and leave".

For any questions, contact the Support.