Enhanced Awareness of Queue Status

Before transferring an interaction to a queue, agents and supervisors can be informed if no agents are logged in to serve the queue. This may prevent agents from sending an interaction to an unattended queue. If the agent wishes to proceed with the transfer, they are warned about the non-availability of agents. With this enhancement, agents can make sure to transfer an interaction to an attended queue and avoid abandonment by caller.

How to Set Up

In 8x8 Configuration Manager, administrator has the privileges to enable or disable the option to allow agents to transfer interactions to an unattended queue. By default, it is enabled.

To change the setting:

  1. Log in to 8x8 Configuration Manager.
  2. Navigate to Home > Profile.
  3. Under Miscellaneous Tenant Settings, select or de-select the option to Enable transferring to queues with no working agents.

Change of behavior

This enhancement changes the following behavior for agents.

  • 8.1 - Disabled queue: Grayed out queues used to mean you have temporarily disabled interactions from that queue.
  • 8.1.6 - Disabled queue: When you have temporarily disabled interactions from a queue, you see the agent icon grayed out.
  • 8.1.6 - No agent: When none of the agents assigned to the queue are logged in, the queue is grayed out.