Create and configure scripts

8x8 Contact Center phone, chat, and email scripts allow administrators to design and control the interaction flow in a contact center via 8x8 Configuration Manager. Quickly connect callers with agents and streamline customer flow with the 8x8 Interactive Voice Response (IVR) scripts.

IVR is a critical component of any contact center, allowing customers to get quick answers to simple questions and helping companies identify the right resource to help a customer with a given issue.


8x8 has powerful IVR capabilities that help in a number of ways:

  • Improve the customer service experience
    • Help customers find the information they need through self-service functions.
    • Identify who is calling and route them to the best available agent.
    • Give callers access to information even after business hours.
  • Provide value to your organization
    • Lower costs by automatically answering common questions.
    • Easily manage your IVRs online for complete control.
    • Create custom schedules for holidays and special events.
    • Make changes to your IVR on the fly.
  • 8x8 Contact Center can use CRM information to personalize customer interactions and significantly increase the efficiency of every call center interaction.
  • 8x8 provides our customers with three options for IVR:

    • Basic IVR: Easy-to-create menus, and simple self service capabilities that allow the contact center manager the agility to keep up with changing requirements through simple edits to the IVR flow.
    • eIVR: A powerful, full-function IVR that can access data from multiple sources and support speech driven applications.
    • Intelligent IVR: 8x8 provides speech recognition and natural language processing on all incoming calls. To learn more, refer to our content on how to create intelligent IVR.

Designing a script can be simple or complex, depending on your business operation. Before sitting down to design your script, you need to prepare your plan for the interaction routing.

Go to the Scripts tab in 8x8 Configuration Manager to create or edit scripts. Phone scripts are grouped under the Phone tab, and chat and email scripts are each grouped under their respective tabs. Scripts can be associated with one or more channels. You can create a user-defined script, or use our system default script.

To learn how to create or edit phone, email, and chat scripts, refer to:

To learn how to create social scripts, refer to our Social chapter.