Call Centers give more teams more flexibility when it comes to customer support and call routing. Call Center features include:
- Flexible routing options
- Real-time dashboard and service alerts
- Real-time coaching via listen-in, barge, and take over
- Customizable Hold Queue rules & limits
Let's take a quick look at how you'd create a new Call Center in Dialpad.
Create a Call Center
To get started, navigate to Dialpad.com > Admin Settings > Call Centers > Add a Call Center
After creating your Call Center, you'll be able to add local or toll-free numbers as well as add a fax number (additional charges apply).
Purchase Call Center Licenses
Before you can assign users as Agents to a Call Center, you'll need to purchase Call Center licenses for each user.
You'll see this option under Agents & Admins as well as under Admin Settings > Office > Team > Buy Call Center Licenses
Just purchase the number of licenses you'll need for each active agent that you plan on adding to a Call Center.
Dialpad Tip: You'll assign an individual Call Center licenses to a user, so users can work more than one Call Center.
Add Agents and Admins
Next, you'll need to assign team members as Agents to make and receive calls on your Call Center. Here's how:
- Add people from your team by typing in the search field
- If desired, select either Make Supervisor or Make Admin from the drop-down
Call Center Supervisors have all the access as an Agent with the ability to utilize coaching metrics like Listen In, Barge In, and Take Over, as well as access the dashboard and set alerts.
Call Center Admins have all of the above-mentioned access in addition to being able to edit Call Center settings.
Set Business Hours & Call Handling
This section includes areas to:
- Set business hours for your Call Center
- Set call routing options
- Set your Hold Queue rules and limits
- Set or record your Call Center voicemail
Whether you decide to upload your own tune or one of ours, make sure to set your Hold Music as this will play for callers while they wait in your Hold Queue.
Your advanced settings give you more control over your Call Center. Scroll through this section to:
- Automatically record calls (including recording prompt)
- Add a post wrap-up time for Agents
- Set the Call Queue Caller ID
- Allow callers to be placed in Hold Queue when no Agents are available
- Call Queue Failover Number
- Let Agents know Supervisor is listening in
- Automatic call logging for integrations
Dashboard and Alerts
Keep a finger on the pulse of your Call Center. Your Dashboard & Alerts section is where you'll find customizable alerts & notification settings.
Admins can set alerts for the following:
Have more questions about Call Centers? Check out FAQ.