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Accept Phone Interactions

As an agent, you are ready to process new phone interactions when you change your status to Available. If you are assigned to a phone queue, you are offered the interactions waiting to be served in that queue. For an overview of an inbound call flow, refer to Inbound Phone Call Flow.

To accept an inbound phone interaction:

  1. In the Control Panel, change your status to Available.
    Agent ConsoleVirtual Contact Center's browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) used by Agents to manage customer interactions. offers new phone interactions only to available agents assigned to an enabled phone queue.

    Note: The Reject interaction button is disabled if your contact center administrator has not granted the permission. This prevents agents from rejecting the interactions they are offered.

  2. When your agent telephone rings, answer the call.
    Your status changes to Busy.
    If the Local CRM uses the caller's phone number to identify an existing customer, the Display Panel pops the customer's CRM record.

    Note: Your contact center administrator determines the event that triggers a screen pop. Based on the configuration, screen pop may occur before or after accepting or completing an interaction.

    Note: If the screen pop fails to open, clean up your browser cache and cookies and log back in.

  3. Process the call.
  4. If required, select the Transaction CodeThe Transaction Codes feature enables agents to supply supplemental information about the reason for or outcome of an interaction. Transaction codes provide enhanced metrics or enable the calling line ID on an outbound call to be modified. For example, transaction codes could be created for different categories of sales activities such as Initial Contact, Prospect, Customer Satisfied, and so on. before ending the call.
  5. Click End Call in the Control Panel to initiate the post processing countdown timer. Your status changes to Post Processing.
    If the post processing countdown interval reaches zero, Agent Console automatically sets your status to Available.
  6. Click End Post Processing to make your status Available, or click Work Offline if you need more time to complete any post processing tasks.

    Note: If your contact center administrator has set up codes to state the purpose of an interaction or record the outcome of an interaction, you have to select appropriate codes to indicate the call outcome. For more information, see Select Transaction Codes.

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