Autoattendants – receptionist
Autoattendant is an IVR scenario that assists callers and lets them connect to an appropriate person.
A company can have multiple auto attendant scenarios. They can be created and managed from Settings\Auto attendant menu.
A scenario has following properties:
Name – a description of the scenario
Welcome greeting – optional, a greeting played when a caller connects to the scenario
Assign phone number – optional, lets you hook a number or numbers to the scenario, when called the autoattendant will answer and proceed with the scenario. A scenario can also be a menu option and in that case, it does not need a phone number.
Direct extension dialing – lets callers dial an extension number within the PBX
Menu numbers – lets a caller press a number associated with an action, for example press 1 to connect to sales, press 2 to connect to support
Non-activity timeout – how long the IVR will wait for caller to dial a menu number of extension; when elapsed the on timeout action is triggered.
Invalid input – when a caller dials a number that does not match any of the menu numbers nor the extension numbers (if extension dialing is allowed)
On timeout or invalid input action:
play greeting – choose a greeting to be played, if you choose to repeat scenario again you can play for example “No number was chosen, press 1 to connect…”
repeat scenario – define how many times the scenario can be processed, when this number is reached the scenario moves to the ending action
dial menu number – you can choose which menu number will be dialed. For example, you may want the caller to be connected with default operator if no menu number pressed.