TABLE OF CONTENTS
OVERVIEW
AUTO ATTENDANT
AND
UNIFORM CALL DISTRIBUTION
ADMINISTRATION GUIDE
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AUTO ATTENDANT
Recording Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Playing Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Changing the Greeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Manual Ring Plan Mode Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Auto Ring Plan Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
UNIFORM CALL DISTRIBUTION
iDCS 500 Release 2 / OfficeServ™
March 2004
Samsung Telecommunications America reserves the right without prior notice to revise information in
this guide for any reason. Samsung Telecommunications America also reserves the right without prior
notice to make changes in design or components of equipment engineering and manufacturing may
warrant. Samsung Telecommunications America disclaims all liabilities for damages arising from the
erroneous interpretation or use of information presented in this guide.
Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Supervisor Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Admin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Call Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Calls in Queue Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Abandoned Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Average Ring Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Number of Times All Agents Busy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Average Time in Queue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Total Calls Received . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Longest Queue Time Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Longest Queue Time Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Agent Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Logged In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Calls Answered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Average Call Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Average Ring Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Call Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Manual Wrap-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Agent Pin Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-14
Sample UCD Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
OVERVIEW
Your iDCS 500 telephone system is equipped with an integrated option package
to enhance call processing. The improved feature support is in the form of Auto
Attendant and Uniform Call Distribution. One or both may be activated in your system.
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AUTO ATTENDANT
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The auto attendant will answer and process incoming calls without human intervention. The caller is answered and hears a message prompting him/her to dial
numbers to reach extensions in the phone system or follow other options provided by the AA card.
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Press the AA PLAY key
Dial the first AA port (this will usually be 3951)
Enter the number of the prompt to play (if in doubt get a list of the prompts
from your installation and service company)
The prompt will begin to play along with all subsequent prompts
CHANGING THE GREETING
Your installation and service company has already designed and programmed
these options for you, including the greetings and messages that play at different
times while the call is being processed.
The AA card allows the system administrator to call in and change the current
operating ring plan with its associated greeting to a different ring plan mode with
or without an alternate greeting.
The only administration associated with this card is the greeting change. Different
day and night greetings may be programmed. These change when the iDCS 500
system switches from normal day operation to evening operation. Additionally, an
alternate greeting may be recorded to indicate a holiday, an emergency or another temporary closure. From time to time, it may be necessary to manually change
the active greeting from the current (day or night) to the alternate (holiday).
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RECORDING GREETINGS
To record greetings (or prompts) you must have an AA RECORD key programmed
on your keyset. Select a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Each AA card
has 2 minutes of recording time.
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Press the AA RECORD key
Enter the passcode (this can be supplied by your installation and service company)
Lift the handset and press HANDSET softkey
Dial the first AA port (this will usually be 3951)
Enter the number of the prompt to record (if in doubt get a list of the prompts
from your installation and service company)
Begin recording after the tone, when finished press the AA RECORD key
Repeat as necessary
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Call the auto attendant and dial a special passcode while you are listening to
the present operating ring plan's associated greeting. Your service company
technician programs the special passcode for you.
Dial 1 for the first ring plan with its preprogrammed greeting, 2 for the second
ring plan with its preprogrammed greeting, 3 for the third ring plan with its
preprogrammed greeting, 4 for the fourth ring plan with its preprogrammed
greeting, 5 for the fifth ring plan with its preprogrammed greeting, or 6 for the
sixth ring plan with its preprogrammed greeting.
Dial a 0 to leave the greeting for that ring plan or a 1 to enable your alternate
greeting.
Hang up. The selected ring plan with its associated greeting is set.
MANUAL RING PLAN MODE SERVICE
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When the iDCS 500 phone system changes from one of its ring plans, the AA
greeting associated with that ring will also change.
When the ring plan of the phone system is changed remotely the ring plan status of the iDCS 500 phone system is also changed. This means that a customer
who needs to put the system in a different ring plan can call in remotely and
do it.
When the alternate greeting is set, the iDCS 500 system will go into the ring
plan selected. If a RTO or a RP key is programmed on the iDCS 500 and alternate greeting is enabled, then the RTO or RP key will FLASH.
PLAYING GREETINGS
AUTO RING PLAN SERVICE
You may play the greetings to check that you are happy with the quality and content. To do this you must have an AA PLAY key programmed on your keyset.
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Manually changing an Auto Attendant to a different ring plan without an alternate greeting.The greeting will change the iDCS 500 system ring plan until the
next scheduled change by the automatic time tables program.
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Manually changing an Auto Attendant greeting to an alternate greeting will
flash the RTO and/or RP button to indicate that the alternate greeting is set.
The system will continue in the selected ring plan until manually changed.The
auto ring plan service will be suspended during this time.
UNIFORM CALL DISTRIBUTION
UCD is used to distribute calls to a group of agents. If the group members are all
busy, UCD controls queue patterns and information messages. It also provides
agent and call statistics in both real time on a keyset display and in the form of
printed reports at a customer-provided printer.
Your installation and service company has already designed and programmed
these options for you, including the group members, timing parameters, greetings
and messages that play at different times while the call is being processed.
SUPERVISOR
Each UCD group can be assigned one or more optional supervisors. A supervisor
can be responsible for more than one UCD group. If you are a supervisor, you will
have a special key assigned to your display keyset that will allow you to administrate the UCD group. Your keyset will have a separate SUPERVISOR key for each
UCD group. UCD alarm conditions will show by flashing these keys.
ALARMS
Your installation and service company may have programmed alarm conditions to
alert you to the following:
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The number of calls waiting at the UCD group has exceeded a specific programmed number
The amount of time a caller has been waiting has exceeded a specific programmed time
Both options above
When the alarm is activated at your keyset, one of the following will occur:
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Your SUPERVISOR key will flash and the keyset display will indicate the type of
alarm condition (time or number of calls).
ALARM SUPERVISOR
5XX: RING TIME
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or
ALARM SUPERVISOR
5XX: QUEUE TIME
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Your SUPERVISOR key will flash and the keyset display will indicate the
type of alarm condition (time or number of calls) and an audible alarm will
sound.
Press the UP key.You will be presented with the following display. It shows you the
number of C.O. calls that rang in when all members of the group were busy. It is
possible for this total to represent more than one day’s calls if the AUTO CLEAR
option is not turned on.
NOTES:
1. Pressing the SUPERVISOR key has no effect on the visual alarm but it will cancel the audio alarm (stop it from ringing until the next activation—it is not disabled permanently).
2. Your keyset will indicate a visual alarm condition for as long as the alarm condition exists.
000 times all
busy today
Press the UP key.You will be presented with the following display. It shows you the
average time a caller waits in queue before being answered by an agent.
average time in
queue is 00:00
SUPERVISOR KEY
Throughout this guide, the displays used are for example only. The numbers and
names on your display may differ slightly.
Press the SUPERVISOR key. You will be presented with three options:
Press the UP key.You will be presented with the following display. It shows you the
total number of calls received. It is possible for this total to represent more than
one day’s calls if the AUTO CLEAR option is not turned on.
0000 calls
received today
523: SALES
CALL ADMIN AGENT
The CALL and AGENT options allow the supervisor to view statistics for each of
these areas while ADMIN is used to clear the saved data and run reports. Let’s
explore each of these options by pressing the key directly below the word on the
display.
Call
When you press CALL, you will be presented with the following display. It shows
you how many calls are currently in queue.
000 calls in
queue now
Press the UP key.You will be presented with the following display. It shows you the
average amount of time it takes a caller to be answered after the call begins ringing at a station.
average ring
time is 00:00
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Press the UP key.You will be presented with the following display. It shows you the
longest time a caller waited in queue before answered by an agent.
longest queue
time is 00:00
Agent
Throughout the AGENT menu, you can press the SCROLL key at any time to view
an individual station’s data. You can also use the UP and DOWN keys to move
between stations.
When you press AGENT, you will be presented with the following display. The
“available” number shows how many agents are programmed in this particular
UCD group. The “logged in” number shows how many agents are currently available to take calls (not in Do Not Disturb (DND), logged out or busy).
06 available
05 logged in
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Press the UP key.You will be presented with the following display. It shows you the
first station in the UCD group, its associated directory name and the status of that
station (in group, out of group or in DND).
Clearing Stored Data
Select the CLEAR option. You will be presented with two options—MANUAL and
AUTO.
212: FRED SMITH
status: IN
NOTE: Press the key directly below the word IN or OUT to change the status of the
station to the opposite condition. DND cannot be changed here.
CLEAR GROUP DATA
MANUAL
AUTO
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Press SCROLL. You will be presented with the following display. It shows you haw
many calls station 212 answered. It is possible for this total to represent more than
one day’s calls if the AUTO CLEAR option is not turned on.
212: answered
000 calls today
If you select MANUAL, choose YES or NO to immediately clear the data.
If you select AUTO, you can turn the automatic clear function ON or OFF to
clear the data automatically at a programmed time. If you select ON, you will
be prompted to enter a new time to automatically clear the data. The time is
entered in 24 hour format, for example, 11:30 p.m. is entered 2330. Select VIEW
to see or change the currently selected AUTO option. Press the right soft key
to turn automatic clearing ON and OFF.
Printing Data/Running Reports
Press SCROLL. You will be presented with the following display. It shows you the
average call duration for this agent.
Select the PRINT option. You will be presented with two options—MANUAL and
AUTO.
212: average
call time 00:00
Press SCROLL. You will be presented with the following display. It shows you the
average amount of time it take for this agent to answer a call.
212: average
ring time 00:00
Admin
When you press ADMIN, you will be presented with the following display. The
CLEAR option is used to clear (set to 0) the CALL and AGENT data for the current
group (in this case 529, the sales group). The PRINT option is used to print the
CALL and AGENT data for the current group (in this case, 529, the sales group). It
requires a customer-provided printer.
PRINT GROUP DATA
MANUAL
AUTO
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If you select MANUAL, choose YES or NO to immediately print the data to your
customer-provided printer.
If you select AUTO, you can turn the automatic print function ON or OFF to
print the data automatically at a programmed time. If you select ON, you will
be prompted to enter a new time to automatically print the data. The time is
entered in 24 hour format, for example, 11:30 p.m. is entered 2330. Select VIEW
to see or change the currently selected AUTO option. Press the right soft key
to turn automatic printing ON and OFF.
529: Sales group
PRINT
CLEAR
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CALL STATISTICS
Total Calls Received
The following is a description of statistics that can be viewed by a UCD Supervisor.
The total number of times that calls were sent to the UCD group number. (This
does not include calls sent to a station number that happens to be in a UCD group,
the call must be sent to the group number 530 - 549).
Calls in Queue Now
How many calls are currently in queue.
This statistic is a real time statistic and so will not print on a report.
Abandoned Calls
This shows the number of callers that reached the UCD group, but hung up before
being answered. A high number probably means that there are not enough
agents available and the wait time is too long.
Average Ring Time
This is calculated from the time an agent begins to ring until the time an agent answers the call, this does not include ringing at an agent station that does not
answer or is logged out because of the ring next option.
Number of Times All Agents Busy
This is the number of times that a call is placed to a UCD group and all agents are
busy or out of group. This check is made when the call is first placed to the group.
If all agents are busy or logged out this counter is incremented. It will not increment again for this call unless the call is answered and transferred back into the
UCD group.
Example: If there are 5 members in a group, 3 are Out of Group one is busy and one
is idle, and a call is placed to the group, because there is an idle station the all
agents busy counter is not incremented.
If the idle station rings, does not answer and is logged out, although the condition
of the group is now all agents busy, the check has been made and the agent busy
statistic does not increment. Also if a call comes into a group with all agents busy
and then one becomes idle, the busy counter will increment because the check
has been made.
This statistic includes calls that were answered by the group, Calls that went to a
group with all agents busy or out of group, calls that are abandoned and calls that
go to UCD final destination. This includes intercom calls to the UCD group.
If this number is less than the total calls received by all the agents it is possible that
calls were transferred from one agent to another. If this number is more than the
total calls received by all the agents it is possible that calls were unanswered by an
agent and went to final destination or callers hung up while in queue.
This statistic includes:
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Calls answered by agent.
Calls that are not answered by an agent and go to final destination.
Calls that are sent to the UCD group but callers hang up before being
answered.
Longest Queue Time Today
This shows the longest call in queue today.
The queue time is calculated as follows:
Queue time begins when a caller starts to hear the first UCD message.
Queue time ends when a caller is either:
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Answered by an agent.
System gets disconnect from C.O. or
Caller is transferred to final destination.
Average Time in Queue
This is calculated as an average of all the calls that were in queue.
Note that this is ONLY an average of the calls that were in queue. The caller must
have heard the first UCD recording to be considered in queue.
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Longest Queue Time Now
Average Ring Time
This shows the longest call currently in queue.The queue time is calculated as follows:
This is an average of all the ring times for the agent. Ring times are previously
explained.
Queue time begins when a caller starts to hear the first UCD message.
Queue time ends when a caller is either:
CALL STATUS (CS)
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Answered by an agent.
System gets disconnect from C.O. or
Caller is transferred to final destination.
AGENT STATISTICS
Each statistic in this category can be read individually for each UCD agent.
Logged In
The number of stations programmed in the UCD group and the number of stations that are currently logged in.This statistic is a real time statistic and so will not
print on a report.
This key may be programmed on each agent keyset to provide an indication of
waiting calls at the UCD group.
This key has no effect when pressed, but will flash amber or red to indicate that
calls are waiting.
There are two levels that can be programmed for this key, the are CS level 1 and
CS level 2.
By default these levels are 05 for level 1 and 10 for level 2. This means that when
there are 5 or more calls in queue at the UCD group the CS key will flash amber,
when there are 10 or more calls in queue at the UCD group the CS key will flash
red. These levels can be changed by your service company.
Status
MANUAL WRAP-UP
This screen shows the agents name, extension number and status. The status can
be in Group, Out of group or in DND.This statistic is a real time statistic and so will
not print on a report.
When it is not practical for an agent to follow the preset wrap-up timer it can be
manually controlled. Assign an Agent Busy Wrap-Up (ABW) key to select keysets.
Calls Answered
The total number of calls received by the agent. This does not include ring no
answer to a agent station.
If the total number of all agent calls is less than the calls received by the group it
is possible that calls were unanswered by an agent and went to final destination
or that callers hung up while in queue.
If the total number of all agent calls is more than the calls received by the group
it is possible that calls were transferred from one agent to another.
Average Call Time
This is an average of all the call durations for the agent.
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While on an UCD call press the ABW key.The LED will light red and you will not
receive another UCD call.
When finished with any work related to this call press the ABW key again. The
LED will turn off and you are available for another UCD call.
AGENT PIN NUMBERS
The system has the capability to require agents to log in and log out with a PIN
number. Ask the installing technician to enable this option on a per UCD basis
(MMC 607). In addition you may be permitted access to MMC 718, Agent ID Code,
where you can assign up to 300 (L version) and 100 (M version) agents. Codes can
be from 1-4 digits in length.
Dial code entry number 001-300 (e.g., 005) or press UP or DOWN keys to select
index number and press RIGHT soft key to move cursor.
AGENT PIN (005)
ID: GRP:
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Enter ID code via keypad (e.g. 1234) and press RIGHT soft key to move cursor.
AGENT PIN (005)
ID:1234 :GRP:
Enter group number 501 to 519 (e.g., 505) or press UP or DOWN key to select
group or press the ANS/RLS to select all UCD groups and press RIGHT soft key.
AGENT PIN (005)
ID:1234 :GRP:505
SAMPLE UCD REPORT
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UCD GROUP 530 : SALES
FROM: SUN 02 Feb 00:00
TO : SUN 02 Feb 02:54
CALL STATISTICS
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AVERAGE RING TIME(TIME TO ANSWER)......00:40
NUMBER OF TIMES ALL AGENTS BUSY........00002
AVERAGE TIME IN QUEUE..................00:51
TOTAL CALLS RECEIVED...................00011
LONGEST QUEUE TIME (TODAY).............02:14
TOTAL CALLS ABANDONED..................00004
AGENT STATISTICS
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MEMBER AGENT NAME
CALLS
AVERAGE
RING
ANSWERED
CALL TIME
TIME
-------------------------------------------------------01
210
JOHN
0002
01:55
00:05
02
211
SAM
0001
02:18
00:06
03
208
MIKE
0003
01:22
00:04
04
207
PETER
0001
03:16
00:05
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