Call Queues are found within the numbers menu.
From this page you can:
- Add agents to be part of a queue: calls will route to agents based on the scheduled availability of the individual agents and the schedule for the queue.
- Set up schedules of routing (optional): you can choose when the queue is running. Any available agents will be routed calls when the queue is running.
- Create queues of agents/schedules: queues are made up of agents and schedules.
- Manage your various queues: you can have multiple queues in an account to account for different routing at different times of the day.
Within a call queue, as calls come in, available agents can answer and can take the call by pressing 1 after the prompt. At that point, the call is considered answered and it won't be available to other agents.
The call log will automatically display the agent that accepted the call in the "receiving" column.
Reasons why you would want to use a call queue:
- To ring to multiple people
- To set a different ring tone
- After ringing to multiple people fall back to a voice menu or other person if the first set of agents can not answer.