1. Introduction #
Are you planning to schedule your staff to respond to after-hours support requests? It is now possible with 3CX On Call Manager. A web portal allows you to manage schedules and respond to requests.
1.1. Why On Call Manager? #
3CX On Call Manager relieves you from the trouble of taking care of your customer requests for help when your support staff is not working. 3CX On Call Manager seamlessly integrates with 3CX and makes automated notifications easy while enabling you to provide better service to your customers.
1.2. How does it work? #
When your customers are sent to a support queue, 3CX On Call Manager will search a calendar to see who is scheduled to handle after-hours support calls. The software logs your scheduled agents into the queue automatically. If the max queue hold time is exceeded, the caller will be asked to leave a voicemail. 3CX On Call Manager will automatically notify your staff that there is an open support request. In addition to calling your staff on the phone, the program can send text messages, and emails with a copy of the customer’s voicemail for your staff to hear, along with a text transcription of the voicemail.
1.3. On Call Manager features #
- Monitor multiple voicemail boxes
- Support for first level queues
1.4. How does it notify you? #
3CX On Call Manager provides multiple levels of notification. You can configure how staff are notified, how many times you want 3CX On Call Manager to notify an employee, and how long to wait between notifications. If an agent doesn’t respond, 3CX On Call Manager will escalate notifications to the next agent.
A web portal makes it easy for you to set up staff preferences, administer the schedule, review a log of support requests and notifications, and update the status of the support requests.
Having an event log makes it easy to track after-hours support requests, monitor compliance with service level agreements and track staff performance.
3CX On Call Manager makes sure you are notified of support requests and helps you provide timely responses to those requests. It ensures quick responses to help requests and thus improves your customer service.
1.5. How to use On Call Manager? #
3CX On Call Manager is a onetime installation process. Once you install it, the product will automate the call management according to the settings that you configure in the web portal.
2. Prerequisites #
Before installing 3CX On Call Manager, you need to ensure that your computer meets the minimum requirements mentioned below:
- 3CX Version V16 and V18 (64 bit) (Professional or Enterprise Version Only)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or above (Including the free SQL Express edition)
- Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0 or above
- .Net framework 4.7.2
- When installing SQL Server, we recommend you install it in “Mixed Mode” to include SQL Authentication, and install SQL Management Studio
- When installing IIS, be sure to install Basic Authentication, .Net Extensibility, and ASP.Net 4.X
3. Installation #
You can order ‘3CX On Call Manager’ on-line at http://www.voiptools.com. Your order confirmation email will include your license key and a link to download the software.
There are a number of prerequisites that must be installed prior to installing ‘3CX On Call Manager’. These prerequisites include Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) and Microsoft SQL Server.
Install 3CX On Call Manager
This User Guide contains step-by-step instructions to successfully install ‘3CX On Call Manager’. Begin by extracting the installer from the downloaded zip file (Step 1 above), then run the setup program named 3CXOnCallManagerInstaller.exe
Register your License Key
You must register your license key to activate ‘3CX On Call Manager’. Your license key is included in your order confirmation email, and can also be found in your order history on our website.
4. Step By Step Installation Procedure #
The following section guides you through a detailed walk-through of the installation process:
Step 1: Download ‘3CX On Call Manager’.
You can locate the software download link included in your order confirmation email. As an alternative, you can also find the link from your order history on our website.
Step 2: Install Prerequisites
Click on the software installer that was downloaded in step 1 above. The installation wizard will automatically identify the needed prerequisites and assist you with the install of the prerequisites needed to run ‘3CX On Call Manager’. These include .NET Framework (Web Installer), SQL Server Express (Web Installer) and, SQL Server Management Studio.
- Click the downloaded installer executable to launch the Prerequisites Setup Wizard and click Next.
- In the Prerequisites window, the installer will identify the missing prerequisites. It is important that you install all the required prerequisites. However, you can select/unselect the applications to be installed based on your unique requirements. Click Next to continue.
- The installer will download and install the selected applications.
- If you have selected to install “SQL Server Express”, the Microsoft SQL Server License Terms page will display. Click Accept to acknowledge the license terms and continue.
- In the next window, the Media Location field displays the SQL Server Media target location. If required, you can browse to change the location. Click Install to begin the installation of SQL Server Express.
- Once the prerequisites are installed successfully, click Close.
- Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio begins to install. Once the installation is complete, click Next
- In the confirmation message box, click Yes to reboot the computer.
Step 3: Start the installation process
- After all the prerequisites are installed, the 3CX Competitive Wallboard Setup Wizard appears. Click Next to Continue.
- On the Select Installation Folder window, the Folder field displays the location where the ‘3CX Competitive Wallboard’ will be installed. Note that you cannot change the path.
- Click Next to continue.
Step 4: Test Relay Settings
- In the 3CX Relay Services window, in the Relay Host field, enter the IP address or FQDN of your 3CX server.
- To maximize security, we strongly urge you to configure the Relay and 3CX On Call Manager to use of https (TLS encryption). To use TLS security, ensure the Relay Port is set to 8801 and the Protocol to HTTPS. However, if your Relay is not configured to use TLS encryption, change the Relay Port to 8800 and the Protocol to HTTP.
- Click Test Relay Settings to confirm ‘3CX On Call Manager’ can communicate with the Relay services running on the 3CX server.
If the test was unsuccessful:
- Confirm you have the correct firewall port open (default TCP 8801) on the 3CX server and the firewall protecting the 3CX server.
- Confirm that you have entered the correct IP address / FQDN for the 3CX server.
- Confirm that 3CX On Call Manager and the Relay are using the same port and protocol.
- If the ‘3CX On Call Manager’ is successfully able to communicate with the Relay services that run on the 3CX server, a Success message box appears. Click OK. If the test fails, you will not be able to continue until communication with the relay is established.
- Click Next to continue with the installation.
Step 5: Configure the database
When configuring 3CX On Call Manager, select an existing Microsoft SQL Server instance in your environment. The database server can be a remote SQL Server (How-to configure SQL Server to permit remote connections), or a local instance running on the VoIPTools server.
- On the SQL Database window, in the Server field, select the desired instance of SQL Server
We encourage you to use SQL Authentication rather than Windows authentication. Many of our tools leverage a Call Flow Designer (CFD) application running on the 3CX. Frequently our CFD applications require access to a SQL database. If the 3CX server and the database server are not in an Active Directory domain, Windows authentication will fail. To use SQL authentication, your SQL Server must be configured to run in “Mixed Mode”. If you installed SQL Server with one of our tools, we configure SQL in “Mixed Mode”.
- To use SQL Authentication, be sure to uncheck the Trusted Connection checkbox.
- In the Username and Password fields, enter valid SQL login account credentials
- To use Windows Integrated Authentication (not recommended), check the Trusted Connection (Windows integrated authentication) checkbox.
- In the Database field, the installer will automatically display the default database name. We encourage you to use the default name. If you are upgrading or reinstalling 3CX On Call Manager, select the existing database name from the list.
- Click the Test Sql Connection button to confirm connectivity to SQL Server and then click Next to continue.
Step 6: Installing 3CX On Call Manager
- In the Ready to Install window, click Install to start the installation of the ‘3CX On Call Manager’.
- The application installation progresses.
- Once the installation is complete, check Launch 3CX On Call Manager check box and then click Finish. The 3CX On Call Manager configuration screen opens. If you want to simply close the installer without opening the configuration screen, then simply uncheck Launch 3CX On Call Manager check box and then click Finish
5. Web Portal #
To access the ‘3CX On Call Manager’ web portal, click the Web Portal button on the configuration program, or click on the desktop icon that was created during the installation process (‘3CX On Call Manager’ Web).
When connecting to the web portal, you will be asked to provide login credentials.
- In the Extension field, enter your 3CX extension number
- In the PIN field, enter your 3CX voicemail PIN
- Click the Login button to login to your account
- As a ‘Manager’, you can have access to all the screens of the application.
- As an ‘Agent’, you can have access to only ‘Events’ and ‘About’ screens.
Registration is required to authorize your license key. Registering also makes it possible for VoIPTools to provide a replacement key if your license key is ever lost. Also, it enables VoIPTools to notify you of any product updates, and reminders if your key is reaching the renewal date.
- On the Settings menu, and in the License tab, enter your registration information in all the fields (Note the red dot denotes a required field).
- Click Register.
Note: The license key permits you to install the software on one computer. This is not free software.
Hover over the mouse on Settings tab to display the dropdown menu with the following menu options:
- General Settings
- Site Settings
5.2.1.General Settings #
The General Settings screen enables you to register the software, configure notifications, create 1st level queues, create voicemails, create monitor extensions, control who can access configuration screens, configure email server and configure voicemail to text transcription.
184.108.40.206. General #
The General screen enables you to configure Notification settings and start/stop 3CX On Call Manager Windows Service.
- Under Notifications, from the Contact Attempts box, select or type the number of contact attempts.
- From the Time between attempts box, select or type the time (in minutes) you want 3CX On Call Manager to wait between the ‘contact attempts’.
- From the Max Escalation Levels box, select or type the number of escalation levels
- Click Save to save the changes.
Note: 3CX On Call Manager supports up to 99 escalation levels.
|Contact Attempts||The number of times you want the 3CX On Call Manager to attempt to contact a person before escalating to the next level.|
|Time Between Attempts||The time (in minutes) for which you want 3CX On Call Manager to wait between notification attempts.|
|Max Escalation Levels||Number of escalation levels you want 3CX On Call Manager to escalate. If the first level does not respond by listening to the voicemail, after the maximum call attempts, it escalates up to the next level until the max escalation level has been reached. Entering a maximum escalation level will limit the number of levels 3CX On Call Manager attempts to contact and make the application run more efficiently.|
• Service Status
- To start or stop a service, click Start/ Stop button.
- Click Refresh link to update the status if changes to the service status were made directly in the Windows Service Snap-in.
Note: If the service status is “Unknown”, this is typically caused by the 3CX On Call Manager IIS Application Pool user having insufficient rights.
|Start/Stop||A Windows Service (3CX On Call Manager) runs in the background monitoring for new voicemails. You can monitor the status of this service here (Running, Stopped, Unknown). If you make changes to the Contact Attempts, or Time between attempts settings it is necessary to stop and start the service. This should happen automatically when you press the Save button.|
|Refresh||The ‘Refresh’ link will update the status if changes to the service status were made directly in the Windows Service Snap-in.|
220.127.116.11. Monitors #
The Monitors screen defines how 3CX On Call Manager processes inbound calls.
There are two approaches to handling incoming calls:
1. Without Using ‘1st Level Queue’ Feature
Traditionally, callers are forwarded directly to a voicemail that starts the notification process. In this case, you need to craft the voicemail message carefully to reassure the caller that an agent will call them back. If the caller truly has an emergency, they may not be prepared to “hope” for a call back. Sending the caller to a queue will increase the caller’s confidence that someone will answer their call quickly.
Figure 29: Inbound Call Pattern without ‘1st Queue Level’ Feature
2. With Using ‘1st Level Queue’ Feature
When inbound calls are sent first to a queue, these queues are referred to as a ‘First Level Queue’. In other words, the first level of notification occurs when a caller is forwarded to a queue and the call is answered by a 3CX remote agent.
An important feature of 3CX On Call Manager is the ability to login remote agents into a queue based on a schedule. When a caller is destined for a queue, they are first transferred to a CFD application that queries the assigned on-call schedule and log agents into the appropriate queue. In other words, when a customer calls, ‘3CX On Call Manager’ looks at the ‘On Call Schedule’ and logs appropriate agents into the queue just prior to transferring the caller to the queue. Then if the caller exceeds the maximum hold time defined for the queue, the caller can be forwarded to voicemail and start the traditional notification process. Agents who do not have active schedule at the time of call arrival, but are present in the queue will be automatically logged out of the queue.
‘First Level Queue’ feature thus enables you to provide better caller experience.
Figure 30: Inbound Call Pattern with ‘1st Level Queue’ Feature’ Feature
Note: Using First Level Queues is optional. This feature utilizes ‘Remote Agents’ which is only available in the Pro Edition of 3CX.
From the Monitors screen, you can monitor multiple voicemail boxes and 1st level queues. Any CFD, Voicemail Monitor or Queue Monitor that you create in the web portal in Monitors screen will be automatically created in the respective list in the 3CX Phone Management Console.
- When you create Log In/ Out CFD in the ‘Monitors’ screen, the respective call queues gets automatically published in the ‘Call Queues’ list of the 3CX Phone Management Console. Similarly is the case with other digital receptionists like ‘New’ Prompt and ‘Heard’ Prompt.
- When you create 1st Level Queue in the ‘Monitors’ screen, the respective queue monitor will be created in the ‘Call Queues’ list of the 3CX Phone Management Console.
- When you create a Voicemail (monitored voicemail extension) in the ‘Monitors’ screen, the respective voicemail monitor extension will be automatically created in the ‘Extensions’ list of the 3CX Phone Management Console.
- Once you have created all the required monitor extensions, you can create a new Monitor by selecting appropriate extensions from the drop down lists beside all the column headers.
Note: As an Admin, you can view and create monitors for all the groups.
Note: As an Manager, you can view and create monitors for only those groups to which you are manager.
|Name||A label that is used to identify the monitor. It is displayed in the combo box on the ‘Scheduler’ screen when selecting which schedule you want to update.|
|Log In/ Out CFD||3CX On Call Manager includes a separate program that creates special CFD extensions (Call Queues) capable of looking up who is scheduled to be on call and logging the appropriate agents into the assigned queue. Once the CFD application is created, you can select this extension from the list of Call Queues in the combo box.|
|1st Level Queue||The queue to which the inbound calls are first sent.|
|Voicemail||This is the monitored voicemail extension. It is a 3CX extension (with voicemail enabled) typically created specifically for receiving after-hours support requests. 3CX On Call Manager will monitor this extension for new voicemails and notify the agents on call.|
|New Prompt||When a new voicemail is received in a monitored voicemail box, 3CX On Call Manager will call (if configured to do so) the scheduled employee(s) and connect them to the digital receptionist. The digital receptionist’s prompt informs that a request has been received and then automatically transfers the agent to the 3CX Voicemail extension. Then agent will need to login to the voicemail box in order to listen to the voicemail.|
|Heard Prompt||After a monitored voicemail has been heard, assuming you selected to be notified by phone, 3CX On Call Manager will call all the agents previously notified to let them know the voicemail has been heard. This digital receptionist typically plays the recorded prompt that explains the message has been heard and then hangs up.|
18.104.22.168. Admins #
Admins screen enables you to control who can access the configuration screens and has right to make changes by assigning ‘Admin’ role to one or more extensions. From here, all the extensions that you select will play ‘Admin’ role and hence will have complete access to the application. Unlike if you do not select any extension then, all the extensions in the list will play ‘Admin’ role and all of them will have complete access to the application.
- In the Settings screen click Admins tab.
- Under Admins section and from the list of available extensions, check all the check boxes whom you want to assign the ‘Manager’ role.
- Click Save
Note: If you do not wish to restrict who has access to the configuration screens, simply leave all extensions unchecked and everyone will have access to the configuration screens.
22.214.171.124. Email #
The Email screen enables you to configure Email Server and Authentication.
• Email Server
- In the Email tab, under Email Server section and in the Server field, enter IP address or ‘Fully Qualified Domain Name’ (FQDN) of your email server.
- In the Port field, enter appropriate port number. Default port number is 25. (For Google: 587)
- In the From Email field, enter reply email address for email and SMS text notifications.
- In the To Email field, enter valid test email address.
- Check Attach Voicemail to email box to attach the voicemail to the specified email.
- Click Save.
|Server||IP address or Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of your email server. Examples 192.168.1.20 or mail.mydomain.com|
|SMTP Port||Default port is 25. (Google: 587)|
|From Email||The reply email address for email and SMS text notifications.|
Be sure to test both an email address and SMS text message. VoIPTools suggests you to test each mail, distribution, or SMS address to ensure you can send to all addresses. Sending mail within your domain may not require authentication, while sending outside your domain (SMS address for example) may require authentication. The domain for sending SMS text messages is specific to the wireless carrier.
|To Email||This is a temporary valid test email address that is only used for sending test emails and is NOT required.|
Some mail servers require authentication to relay emails.
- Under Authentication section, in the User field, enter valid username. For Microsoft Exchange, use a Windows domain (network) username.
- In the Password field, enter valid password.
- Check Requires SSL/ TLS box if your server requires a secure connection to relay email.
- Click Test button to test whether your SMTP settings are correct. (For this, you need to enter a valid email address in the To Email field and press Test button).
- Click Save.
|User Name||For Microsoft Exchange, use windows domain (network) username|
|Password||For Microsoft Exchange, use windows domain (network) password|
|SSL/TLS||Your mail server may require a secure connection. – Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) to relay email. Gmail, Google Apps, and Microsoft 365 require a secure connection.|
|Test button||You can test whether your SMTP settings are correct by entering an email address in the ‘To Email’ field and pressing the ‘Test’ button.|
126.96.36.199. Transcript #
The Transcript screen performs voicemail to text transcription.
The accuracy of voice recognition can be greatly affected by a number of factors. For example, the quality of the recording, background noise, volume of the speaker, and the speech patterns of the speaker can all have a significant impact on the accuracy of the transcription.
3CX On Call Manager sends voice transcriptions to VoIPTools servers where we process the audio based on various providers on the back end.
• Voicemail Transcriptions
3CX On Call Manager uses Google Speech Translate for voice transcriptions. To enable and perform speech transcriptions, mention the ‘Google Speech Service Account File’ path that consists of google credentials and then mention the ‘Cloud Storage Bucket’ name where you want to store the transcriptions. Cloud Speech-to-Text is priced monthly based on the amount of audio successfully processed by the service, measured in increments rounded up to 15 seconds. For more details regarding pricing please gothrough this link: https://cloud.google.com/speech-to-text/pricing. Note:On Call Manager uses your local file copy to transcribe the audio file if its duration is upto 60 seconds; or uses google cloud storage if the duration is beyond 60 seconds with the help of cloud storage buckets. Once the file is transcribed successfully in the google cloud, the On Call Manager deletes the file from the storage bucket.
- We are using Google Cloud Speech-To-Text for transcription of voicemails. For this, you need to first create a google cloud account. Once you create the account, you will get a JSON file which has account credentials. In the Google Speech Service Account File Path field, enter the path of the JSON file.
- Create a storage bucket in your Google Cloud account and in the Cloud Storage Bucket Name field, enter your cloud bucket name.
- Click Test Credentials button to verify whether you have entered valid credentials.
- From the Culture dropdown list, select desired option. The default option is English-US.
- Check Remove offensive words from transcription check box if you want to remove offensive words from transcription. Info message box appears.
- Click OK.
5.2.2.Site Settings #
Site Settings enable you to customize branding settings for the application that include the following:
- Customize the gradient color of ‘Application Header’
- Customize grid color in screens that display grid data
- Customize logo on the ‘Application Header’
- Customize ‘Header Title Prefix’ on the ‘Application Header’
188.8.131.52. Custom Brand Settings #
- Hover over the mouse on Settings tab and from the drop down menu, select Site Settings
- In the Custom Branding Settings form, perform the following Brand Setting Customizations:
a. Customize Application Title Header – Gradient Color
i. Beside Header Gradient Color and from the Top Color palette, select the desired color that you want to display as the top color for the ‘Application Title Header’.
ii. From the Bottom Color palette, select the desired color that you want to display at the bottom of the ‘Application Title Header’ in gradient to the selected Top Color.
b. Customize Grid Color
i. From the Grid Color palette, select the color that you want to display for the grid in screens that display grid data.
ii. The final display after applying ‘Grid Color’ branding settings:
c. Customize Logo
i. If you are uploading the logo for the first time then, beside Upload New Logo field, click Browse and select the logo that you want to apply. You will now observe that the logo is added to the Custom Logo drop down list.
ii. From the Custom Logo drop down list, select the logo that you have just uploaded.
d. Customize ‘Header Title Prefix’ Text
i. In the Header Title field, enter the text that you want the application to display as ‘prefix’ for the existing title in application header.
- Once you perform desired customizations, click Apply.
The Scheduler screen enables you to control visible resource count, view resource appointments for a specific date and in desired calendar format, create new appointments and edit/ delete existing appointments.
Note: As a ‘Manager’, you can view and create schedulers only for those groups to which you are manager while as an ‘Admin’, you can create and view for all the groups.
5.3.1. Scheduler Screen: Features #
- The ‘Visible Resource’ buttons enable you to select and view one or more resources on the ‘Scheduler’.
- First button enables you to select the first agent from the ‘Visible Resources’ list
- Previous Page button enables you view resources from previous page of the ‘Scheduler’
- Previous button enables you to go to the previous resource
- Next button enables you to go to the next resource
- Next Page button enables you to view resources in the next page of the ‘Scheduler’
- Last button enables you to view last resource from ‘Visible Resource’ list
- Increase visible resources count button enables you to add one resource at a time in consecutive order from the ‘Visible Resources Count’ list
- Decrease visible resources count button enables you to remove one resources at a time in the order you added from the ‘Visible Resources Count’ list
- You can also select the desired resource from the ‘Visible Resources’ drop down
- On the right hand side of the ‘Calendar’ header, you can select appropriate tab to view the scheduled appointments of the visible resources in various calendar formats like Day, Work Week, Week, Month or Timeline.
- Day tab displays all the visible resource appointments for a specific date in day format.
- Work Week tab displays all the visible resource appointments in work week (Monday-Friday) format.
- Week tab displays all the visible resource appointments in a week (Sunday-Saturday) format.
- Month tab displays all the visible resource appointments in a month format.
- Timeline tab displays all the visible resource appointments in a timeline format.
- The colors of the appointments are different at each escalation level.
- The ‘Right Click’ menu is a context menu that enables you to create new appointment for any agent. To view the menu, right click your mouse in the scheduler grid of the desired resource by positioning the mouse in the appropriate cell that matches your required date and time. For field definitions, click here.
- From the ‘Right-Click’ menu, you can select 60 Minutes to view the Scheduler screen that divides the grid to show time interval in terms of 60 minutes. Similarly, you can view the grid in other time divisions like 30 minutes, 15 minutes, 10 minutes, 6 minutes or 5 minutes.
- Right-Click on appointment to open and edit the selected appointment. For field definitions, click here.
5.3.2. Create New Appointment #
- In the Scheduler tab, on the left side of the ‘Calendar’ header, click the Today dropdown to access the calendar.
- Select the date on which you want to create the appointment.
- From the ‘Visible Resource’ header, click appropriate ‘Visible Resource’ button, you can select appropriate agent(s) to display on the scheduler.
- In the grid, and in the block that matches your required date and time, right click your mouse.
- In the context menu, click New Appointment.
- In the Untitled-Appointment box enter appropriate information in all the fields.
- Click OK. Appointment is created for the agent.
• New Appointment – Right Click Menu
• Appointment dialog box
The Appointment box enables you to schedule a new appointment for a specific agent.
|Subject||Brief description about the appointment|
|Location||Location of the agent for whom you are creating the appointment|
|Label||Escalation level in which you want to place the agent|
|Start time||The date and time from which the ‘On Call’ time starts for the agent|
|End time||The date and time at which the ‘On Call’ time ends for the agent|
|Show time as||Specifies the work status of the agent as busy, free, tentative, out of office or working elsewhere. Show time as is valid for Start time to End time|
|All day event||If Show time as is for the complete day, then check All day event box. If you check this box, you will observe that the time selection box (from ‘Start time’) will disappear.|
|Resource||Select the agent from the dropdown for whom you are creating the appointment.|
|Remainder||Check this box if you want to remind the appointment to the agent. You can select the time from the dropdown so that the agent receives the reminder message after the specified time.|
|Recurrence||If you want the appointment to recur, check the Recurrence box. From the available options select appropriate value (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly, Every—day(s) or Every weekday) for the appointment to recur.|
|No end date||Select this option if you do not want to stop the recurrence of the appointment.|
|End after||Select appropriate number from the drop down so that the appointment recurrence will occur for the specified number of times.|
|End by||Select this option and select appropriate date from the ‘Date’ drop down so that the appointment recurrence will end by the specified date.|
5.3.3. Edit Existing Appointment #
- In the Scheduler screen, from the ‘Visible Resource’ header, select the resource for which you want to edit the appointment.
- In the grid, select and right-click the appointment that you want to edit. ‘Edit Appointment’ context menu appears.
- Select appropriate option from the context menu to open the appointment.
- Edit the appointment in the required fields.
- Click OK to save the changes you made to the appointment.
|Open||Enables you to open selected appointment|
|Edit Series||Enables you to edit all occurrences of the selected recurring appointment|
|Show Time As||Edits Show Time As for the selected appointment as Free, Tentative, Busy, Out of Office or Working Elsewhere.|
|Label As||Edits Label As for the selected appointment to the desired escalation level.|
|Delete||Enables you to delete the ‘Series’ or ‘Occurrence’ of an appointment.|
5.3.4. Delete Existing Appointment #
- In the Scheduler screen, from the ‘Visible Resource’ header, select the resource for which you want to delete the appointment.
- In the grid, select and right-click the appointment that you want to delete.
- In the Confirm Delete message box, select The Series option if you want to delete all the occurrences of the recurring appointment or, select This Occurrence option if you want to delete only the present occurrence of the appointment.
- Click OK to delete the appointment (series or just present occurrence, which ever option you have selected).
5.4. People #
The People screen enables you to control who should be notified about the missed calls, and who should be updated about the receipt of the voicemail message. The notification can be done through either call or email or sms or all of them. When a customer calls, the available agent in the scheduler will get the call. If incase the agent fails to receive the call, the monitoring extension will receive the voicemail message and the same will be notified to the people that the voicemail message is sent to the monitoring extension. As soon as the voicemail message is heard by the monitoring extension, the same will be again notified to the people.
Note: As an Admin, you can view and create people for all the groups.
Note: As a Manager, you can view and create people for only those groups to which you are manager.
- To add people, on the header column, click Add button and then:
- From the Group Name dropdown list, select the group to which you want to create people. If you are a manager, then the dropdown lists only those groups to which you are a manager. If you are admin, then the dropdown lists all the groups from 3CX Management Console.
- In the Name field, enter the agent’s name.
- In the Ext field, enter the extension number of the agent.
- In the Cell field, enter the cell number to which the agent receives the notification through call.
- In the Email field, enter the email address of the agent to which the notification should be sent./p>
- In the SMS Address field, enter the contact number to which the notification should be sent as sms.
- At the footer of the Manage People page, click Save.
- To notify the desired agents that the monitoring extension has received the voicemail, in the People screen, and in the Contact section, check:
- Call if you want to notify through call.
- Email if you want to notify through email.
- SMS if you want to notify through SMS.
- To notify the desired agents that the monitoring extension has heard the voicemail, in the People screen, and in the Update section, check:
- Call if you want to notify through call.
- Email if you want to notify through email.
- SMS if you want to notify through SMS.
The Events screen enables you to view the call logs of all the ‘On Call’ events for all the monitored extensions between the agents and the customers. The details of every event include date/ time, caller extension, caller name, action, notification type, monitor extension and the notes.
6. Support #
Visit our website to access our on-line manuals and receive quick answers to most of your questions. Otherwise, you can contact us by phone, email, live chat and on the VoIPTools forums.
- Support Hours (USA and India)
Our team is ready to assist you with answers to your technical questions, during normal business hours, which is Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Central Standard Time), and 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Indian Standard Time).
- Windows Event Log (Applications and Services > VoIPTools)
The Windows Event Log lists various errors, information messages and warnings related to all our VoIPTools applications and services. The data here can be used for troubleshooting various application errors.
Our forum is intended for VoIPTools customers to collaborate on real-life challenges, solutions and best practices. You can participate on our forum at: https://www.voiptools.com/community/
- Submit a Bug
If you suspect a bug in any of our VoIPTools products, you can bring it to our notice by reporting your issue at: https://www.voiptools.com/report-a-bug/
- Live Chat
Our chat support team is ready to acknowledge your queries in real-time. You can start a live chat with us by simply clicking on the Live Chat button at the lower right corner of our web page.
You can email us at: email@example.com. Be sure to describe your issue in detail. We’ll get back to you within one business day of receiving your request.
You can call us at +1 801-642-4655 to reach a representative. VoIPTools will accept calls at this number from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Central Standard Time).
- Support Services
- Free Support:
If you purchased our products through a VoIPTools Partner, your Partner will provide first level support. Partners have access to 100% free technical support, provided they participate actively in the troubleshooting process.
VoIPTools customers have access to our on-line manuals and we will respond to emails (next business day) and live chat, but we will not login to your servers remotely.
- Paid Support:
If you purchase “Installation Support’ our support team can login to your servers and install and configure all our tools for you. This includes installing SQL Server Express and Internet Information Server if required. Our team will work with you to configure our applications to best meet your needs.