10 Ways to Control Time in the Call Center ACD

Shocking fact: Your callers don’t enjoy waiting to speak to an agent.

Sometimes it’s not the actual amount of time waiting, though. It’s the perception of time.

Everyone’s experienced the perception of time issue. You’re sitting in a meeting, and you look at the clock. After what seems like hours, you see it’s only been a few minutes. You get home from work. You finally have a chance to that thing you wanted to do. You start doing it, then after 10 minutes you look at the clock and an hour has passed. Continue reading 10 Ways to Control Time in the Call Center ACD

Dealing With High Volumes and Skilled Agents

Your call center has received an unexpected burst of calls. Volumes are up all day. Calls are waiting too long. What do you do?

When you’re using skills-based routing, the answer may be reskilling your workforce and logging in additional personnel. Continue reading Dealing With High Volumes and Skilled Agents

Making the case for open data

Dollarphotoclub_38702803-aOpen Data and it’s uses have been making the news lately. Governments are liberating data that tax-payers paid to collect. This trend is creating many opportunities for new business ideas as well as enhancing existing ones. Continue reading Making the case for open data

Building mission critical contact centers with Asterisk

Asterisk is often referred to by many as the “Swiss Army-knife of Telephony”. It is a Soft-switch, a complete software based PBX switch with a full feature PBX and a VoIP stack supporting SIP, IAX and H323. It is also a hybrid switch with TDM support for ISDN PRI (T1/E1). The last few decades have been the age of software, propelled by the incredible power and flexibility of software driven systems. No wonder, Asterisk within a span of 10 years has overtaken all it peers and is the undisputed leader this field. Continue reading Building mission critical contact centers with Asterisk

ACD call distribution and skills based routing for Asterisk PBX

Managing and keeping up with the “state of the art” in technology is always a challenge. In late 2002, the design architects at Indosoft were looking to move away from maintaining and enhancing our PBX software based on legacy CTI boards. Indosoft wanted to keep its focus on call center software development. The emerging confluence of VoIP and TDM, made possible by PBX software like Asterisk, created significant product development opportunities in contact center industry. After considerable due diligence, we began porting and migrating the outbound and the inbound call center suite to the Asterisk PBX platform.  Our Legacy to Asterisk migration was well timed. Continue reading ACD call distribution and skills based routing for Asterisk PBX