VoiceManager IP Centrex Administrator Guide Release 2.0

VoiceManager IP Centrex Administrator Guide Release 2.0
VoiceManager IP Centrex
Administrator Guide
Release 2.0
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Accessing MyAccount .................................................................................................. 1
First-Time Users ........................................................................................................ 1
Logging into MyAccount ....................................................................................... 1
Group Administrator Web Portal .............................................................................. 2
Accessing the Web Portal ..................................................................................... 2
Administrator Activities ................................................................................................ 3
Overview of the Online Account Management Page ............................................... 3
Types of Administrator Tasks................................................................................... 4
My Account Menu ...................................................................................................... 4
Editing a Nickname .....................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Managing Cox PIN Information ............................................................................. 5
Updating Contacts ................................................................................................. 6
Managing Account Access .................................................................................... 6
Logging In As ......................................................................................................... 7
Profile Administration Menu ..................................................................................... 8
Adding an Account ................................................................................................ 8
Deleting an Account............................................................................................... 9
Managing Users, Roles and Accounts.......................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Adding a User .................................................................................................... 10
Adding a Phone Number to the New User ......................................................... 11
Deleting a User .................................................................................................. 11
Modifying a User................................................................................................ 11
Managing Roles.................................................................................................... 12
Editing and Deleting a Role ............................................................................... 12
Creating a New Role.......................................................................................... 13
Viewing Accounts ................................................................................................ 13
Managing the Profile Owner ................................................................................ 14
Voice Administration Menu ..................................................................................... 15
Managing Phone Numbers .................................................................................. 15
Managing User Profiles and Time Schedules .................................................... 15
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Activating and Deactivating VoiceManager IP Centrex Features for Users ..... 16
Managing Departments........................................................................................ 16
Resources............................................................................................................. 16
Numbers ............................................................................................................ 16
Services............................................................................................................. 17
Changing Your Password .................................................................................... 18
Configuring Group Features ...................................................................................... 19
Account Codes ........................................................................................................ 19
Authorization Codes ................................................................................................ 21
Auto Attendant ......................................................................................................... 23
Call Park ................................................................................................................... 26
Call Pickup ............................................................................................................... 27
Common Phone List ................................................................................................ 28
Custom Ringback Group......................................................................................... 29
Hunting - Directory Number .................................................................................... 30
Hunting – Pilot Number ........................................................................................... 33
Incoming Calling Plan (Group) ............................................................................... 36
Instant Group Call.................................................................................................... 37
Outgoing Calling Plan (Group) ............................................................................... 39
Series Completion ................................................................................................... 40
Time Schedule – Group ........................................................................................... 41
Voice Portal – Administrator ................................................................................... 43
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Accessing My Account
Accessing MyAccount
First-Time Users
As a first time user to the Cox Business VoiceManager IP Centrex application, you will
receive a welcome email from myaccount@coxbusiness.com before your installation
date. The email will contain your username and password.
Logging into MyAccount
Figure 1 shows a sample welcome email that new users receive. The link that is
highlighted should be used to access the VoiceManager MyAccount.
Figure 1.
Welcome Email (sample)
Complete the following steps to log onto VoiceManager MyAccount.
1. Click the embedded link in the email to complete the registration process. You
should see the phrase, “Congratulations; you have successfully activated your
account.”
2. Click Go to Login Page.
3. Complete the personalized Secret Question and Answer. (Note: The answer must
be 5-20 characters in length.)
4. Complete the Contact options and preferences information.
5. Click Save.
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Accessing My Account
Group Administrator Web Portal
You can access MyAccount web portal in VoiceManager IP Centrex through a graphical
user interface (GUI). The GUI allows you to view and configure resources and companylevel features of a group. Group services are located under the Voice Administration
menu.
NOTE: Within this guide, the word Group references all VoiceManager lines,
services and accounts that your company has within this specific business
profile.
Figure 2.
MyAccount Login Page
Accessing the Web Portal
Use the following steps to access the VoiceManager Web Portal.
6. Enter www.cox.com in your web browser to open the Cox Business home page.
7. Click MyAccount in the Business options at the top of the screen.
8. Enter the login name that has been assigned to you in the Username field. (Note:
Your login name/email address has been set up with Administrator privileges.)
9. Enter your Password in the corresponding field. (Note: All first-time users are
prompted to change their password.)
10. Click Go to view your online profile information and associated accounts.
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Overview of the Online Account Management Page
VoiceManager Group Administrators are responsible for configuring the software’s
functionality as it relates to the company’s business needs, as well as access rights for
its employees based on their roles and responsibilities. The highlighted menu options in
Figure 3 help administrators perform multiple tasks associated with these areas. A brief
overview of the types of activities related to these options is listed below.
Figure 3.
MyAccount Page (sample)
Click…
To…
Voice Administration
Configure group administrator functions
Voice Tools
Configure company-wide telephone features
Voicemail/Portal Tools
Configure messaging controls
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Types of Administrator Tasks
Now let’s look at how individual features and functions are set up. When you click a
menu item, such as My Account, Voice Administration or Voice Tools, a list of menu
options appear beneath them. When you click the option, associated task links display
on the right panel.
We will begin this section by reviewing the My Account menu, options and tasks.
My Account Menu
Use the My Account menu to create and edit nicknames for accounts, update your
contact information, configure user permissions, and access the account as another
user.
Figure 4.
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My Account menu options
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Managing Cox PIN Information
Use your four-digit Cox PIN code to help protect your telephone calling records and
other vital account information. If you want or need to change your previously assigned
Cox PIN, you may do so online any time. Cox is committed to protecting your privacy by
allowing you to:
•
•
Establish a personalized “Question/Answer” should you forget your Cox PIN.
Establish a preferred method of communication to notify you of changes made to
your customer-sensitive information.
Figure 5.
Cox PIN Edit
1. From the MyAccount menu, click the Manage CoxPIN Information link.
2. Go to the Change Cox PIN Code section to change your PIN.
3. Enter Current Cox PIN Code, New Cox PIN Code, and Confirm Cox PIN Code
in the fields provided.
4. Click the Save link in the lower right corner.
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Updating Contacts
We strongly recommend that you keep your contact data current so you can receive
pertinent information about your VoiceManager IP Centrex service.
Figure 6.
Update Contact Information
1. From the My Account menu, click the Update Contacts option.
2. Enter your first and last name, valid telephone number, and email address.
3. Click the Save link.
Managing Account Access
Use the Manage Account Access screen to configure a user’s access rights for a
VoiceManager IP Centrex account. Permissions are defined by roles across the
business. For example, to create a backup Administrator for your company, select the
user, check the Administrator role box and click the Save link.
Figure 7.
Configure User Access Rights
1. From the My Account menu, click the Manage Account Access option.
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2. Click the Add User link and select the user you want to add to the account.
(Note: The person must have already been added as a MyAccount user in the
system.)
3. Check the box(es) that corresponds to the role of the user you have added.
(Note: The Individual Privileges section will be automatically configured based
on the roles you select.)
4. Click the Save link.
Logging In As
You can log in as another user assigned to the VoiceManager IP Centrex account for the
purpose of changing that user’s settings or configuring the Personal Call Manager and
voicemail/voice portal tools for the user.
Figure 8.
Log In As (sample)
1. From the My Account menu, click the Log In As option.
2. Click the Log In As Another User radio button.
3. Highlight the User and click the Save link.
4. Proceed to select and configure any feature for that user.
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Profile Administration Menu
Use the Profile Administration menu to add and delete accounts as well as
VoiceManager IP Centrex users, their roles, and the account itself.
Figure 9.
Profile Administration Menu Options
Adding an Account
If you are a customer with service in multiple locations (offices), you can associate
multiple accounts with your My Account username profile.
If you do not have service in multiple locations, but want to activate a new account,
contact your local Cox representative.
Figure 10.
Add Account
1. From the Profile Administration menu, click the Add Account link.
2. Enter the Account Number you want to add.
3. Enter the Desired Location of the account.
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4. Enter the 4-digit Cox PIN in the field provided.
5. Enter contact information for people who should receive important correspondence
from Cox about the VoiceManager account. (Note: You can click the Set to me
link to quickly assign yourself as the contact.)
6. Click the Add New Account link.
Deleting an Account
You can remove an account from your online profile without canceling your services,
halting billing, or disrupting your service in any way. Once it is removed, you can always
add it back to your online profile.
Figure 11.
Delete Account
Figure 12.
Delete Confirmation
1. From the Profile Administration menu, click the Delete Account link.
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2. From the Select Account section, click the drop-down menu to select the account
you want to remove.
3. Click the Remove This Account From Your Profile link.
4. Click the Continue link.
5. From the Delete Account Confirmation window, click the Yes, I would like to
remove this account link.
Managing Users, Roles and Accounts
Use this screen to view and modify all Users, Roles, and Accounts along with the Profile
Owner assigned to an account.
Figure 13.
Manage Users/Roles/Accts – Add New User
Adding a User
1. From the Profile Administration menu, click the Manage Users/Roles/Accts
option.
2. Check that the Users tab is selected and click the Add New User link.
3. Enter the user’s email address, first / last name, and primary telephone number.
4. From the Assign Account Access Permissions section, check the box only if
the user has full administrator rights. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.
5. Select the account to which you are adding the user from the Account dropdown menu.
6. Check the box(es) based on the user’s role(s) in the company.
7. Click the Save link.
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Adding a Phone Number to the New User
1. From the Voice Administration menu, click the Manage Phone Numbers
option.
2. Highlight the new user’s name.
3. Select from the list of available phone numbers and click Assign Number.
Figure 14.
Manage Users/Roles/Accts – Delete Existing User
Deleting a User
1. From the Profile Administration menu, click the Manage Users/Roles/Accts
option.
2. Locate the user you want to remove and click the View link.
3. Click the Delete User link.
4. Click OK to confirm.
Modifying a User
NOTE: If a username change is required, do not edit the existing name. Follow
the steps to Add a New User, Figure 13.
1. From the Profile Administration menu, click the Manage Users/Roles/Accts
option.
2. Locate the user you want to modify and click the View link.
3. Edit the values as needed.
4. Click the Save link.
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Managing Roles
This section of MyAccount enables you to review, modify and create roles, or sets of
permissions that will be associated to users.
Editing and Deleting a Role
Figure 15.
Manage Users/Roles/Accts – Edit/Remove Roles
1. From the Profile Administration menu, click the Manage Users/Roles/Accts
option.
2. Click the Roles tab.
3. Click the View link to modify or delete an existing role.
4. To modify an existing role, change any of the values in the Role Name,
Description, or privileges for a role.
5. Click the Save link.
6. To delete an existing role, click the Delete Role link.
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Creating a New Role
Figure 16.
Manage Users/Roles/Accts – Add Role
1. From the Profile Administration menu, click the Manage Users/Roles/Accts
option.
2. Click the Roles tab.
3. Click the Add New Role link to create a new set of privileges.
4. Enter the Role Name, Description, and set(s) of privileges to assign to the role.
5. Click the Save link.
Viewing Accounts
View an account to see and manage the list of users and roles associated with an
account. From here, you can add, change or remove the ability for users to access this
account.
Figure 17.
Manage Users/Roles/Accts – View Account
1. From the Profile Administration menu, click the Manage Users/Roles/Accts
option.
2. Click the Accounts tab to see the account number, name, nickname and type.
3. Click the View link to manage account access permissions.
4. Click the Add New Account link to associate another account with your
MyAccount username profile.
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Managing the Profile Owner
This function allows you to make any user the account’s “Profile Owner”. This position
has the highest level of permissions on the account and directs all other Administrators
and Users assigned to the account.
Figure 18.
Manage Users/Roles/Accts – Profile Owner
1. From the Profile Administration menu, click the Manage Users/Roles/Accts
option.
2. Click the Profile Owner tab.
3. Click the Select New Profile Owner drop-down menu to select a different
person.
4. Populate the remaining fields with that person’s information.
5. Click the Save link.
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Voice Administration Menu
The Voice Administrator section is where the remaining Administrator functions reside.
They include: Manage Phone Numbers, Profile, Resources, and Services.
Figure 19.
Voice Administration Menu Options
Managing Phone Numbers
This area was covered in the Profile Administration section, “Adding a Phone Number to
the New User”, and is associated with the process of adding new users. Once a user is
added, a phone number must be given to the user
Managing User Profiles and Time Schedules
Select the Profile option to search and display all users in a group or department and
the features that users can access. You can also use it to add your holiday schedule and
create a time schedule to associate with certain features.
NOTE: The Profile menu is the default page that automatically opens when you
first access the MyAccount GUI.
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Activating and Deactivating VoiceManager IP Centrex Features for
Users
1. From the Voice Administration menu, click the Users link.
2. Click Search to display the users.
3. Locate the user you want to modify features for and click the Edit link.
4. Navigate to the type of feature you want to add, delete or modify for that user and
complete the steps. For example, to activate or deactivate a VoiceManager IP
Centrex feature such as Call Forwarding, select Incoming Calls, select the
feature and turn it on or off for that user.
5. Click Apply to save and OK to return to the previous menu.
Managing Departments
Call your Cox Business Representative to add, edit or delete a Department.
Resources
The Resources section contains menu items that you use to configure and assign
telephone numbers and features for a group.
Numbers
Use the Numbers page to view the phone numbers that belong to a group, as well as the
department and/or user to which the numbers are assigned. You can also see if the
phone numbers are activated.
You can select a phone number and modify the department to which it belongs. (Note:
The department of the phone number and the department of the user do not have to be
identical.) The department of the phone numbers allows you to categorize the numbers.
Figure 20.
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Resources – Numbers
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Services
This section displays the list of features and feature packs that have been authorized for
your organization. The Limits column contains the number of feature packs that can be
used. The Allocated column contains the number of how many group and personal
features are in use.
Click the Service Pack link to view the personal features that are included in that pack.
Figure 21.
Resources - Services
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Changing Your Password
Figure 22.
Reset Password link
1. Open the welcome email message you received from
myaccount@coxbusiness.com. (See Figure 1.)
2. Copy the temporary password that was provided in that email.
3. Open the MyAccount screen.
4. Enter your username and click the Forgot My Password link.
5. Enter your email address in the E-mail Address field and click the Reset
Password link.
Figure 23.
Create New Password
NOTE: For security purposes, we strongly recommend that you frequently update
your password and do not share it with anyone. Your password should follow
these requirements and suggestions:
Must be 8-24 alphanumeric characters in length
• Must include at least one letter and one number
• May include punctuation characters
• May not include any form of the word “password”
• May not be your username
6. Enter your new password in the New Password field and re-enter it in the
Confirm New Password field.
•
7. Click the Save link.
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Configuring Group Features
Account Codes
Feature Description
Benefits
Account Codes used with Cox Smart Billing service
provide your company with a monthly summary of toll
calling based on the Account Code used for each
call. An Account Code is an optional entry by users
for making outbound calls.
Cost Management — Track monthly toll
calls placed by department or that
support specific accounts, customers, or
projects.
Setup for Administration
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
From the Voice Administration menu, click the Acct / Auth Codes option.
Click the Administration link.
Click the Account Code radio button.
Select the number of digits you want to use to designate an account code.
Click Search to display all Group Users in the left column labeled Non-restricted Usage.
Click Add or Add All to move users to the Mandatory Usage column. (Note: When making
external calls, identified users receive a message prompt to enter an Account Code on their
phone.
7. Click Add or Add All to move users to the Optional (FAC-based) Usage column. (Note:
When making external calls, identified users will not receive a message prompt to enter an
Account Code. However, they can optionally choose to apply an Account Code to such calls
by dialing feature access code *71#. When the Account Code is entered, the user enters the
number to place the call.
8. Click OK.
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Setup for Codes Management - Adding Codes
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Voice Administration menu, click the Acct / Auth Codes option.
Click the Codes Management link.
Click Add.
In the Account/Authorization Code field, enter a digit value you want users to include when
they perform work for specific entities. This value must match the digit length set up in the
Administration area.
5. In the Description field, enter a name to associate with that code so you can track usage
performed for projects, departments or other areas.
6. Click OK.
Note: Account and Authorization Codes are referenced on this page but both features cannot be
operative in the same company. A service choice must be made to either have the Account Code
feature or the Authorization Code feature in place.
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Authorization Codes
Feature Description
Benefits
Authorization Codes used with Cox Smart Billing
service provides your company with a monthly
summary of toll calling based on the Account Code
used for each call. This setting prompts users to
enter an Account Code to place toll calls.
Cost Management — Control and track
monthly toll costs by department,
account, customer, or project by
requiring individuals or groups to use an
account code.
Setup for Administration
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
From the Voice Administration menu, click the Acct / Auth Codes option.
Click the Administration link.
Click the Authorization Code radio button.
Select the Number of Digits you want to use to designate an account code.
Click the Allow Local and Toll-Free Calls checkbox if you want to permit that calling rule.
Click Search to display all Group Users in the left column labeled Non-restricted Users.
Click Add or Add All to move users to the Restricted Users column. (Note: When these
users make toll calls, they receive a message prompt to input an Account Code on their
phone.
8. Click OK.
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Setup for Codes Management - Adding Codes
9.
10.
11.
12.
From the Voice Administration menu, click the Acct / Auth Codes option.
Click the Codes Management link.
Click Add.
In the Account/Authorization Code field, enter a digit value you want users to enter when
they make this type of call. (Note: This value must match the digit length set up in the
Administration area).
13. In the Description field, enter a name you want to associate with that code so you can track
usage performed for projects, departments or other areas.
14. Click OK.
Note: Account and Authorization Codes are referenced on this page but both features cannot be
operative in the same company. A service choice must be made to have the Account Code feature
or the Authorization Code feature in place.
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Auto Attendant
Feature Description
Benefits
Auto Attendant provides your company with an
automated and customized tool that routes incoming
calls without an allocated resource for that function.
Calls are answered immediately and callers hear a
company recorded message that outlines the options
for connecting the call. Routing destinations can be to
an internal extension or a direct-dialed number.
Cost — Reduce centralized telephone
answering expenses by automating
call routing options directly to the
resources that can support the caller.
Service — Enhance service options
even if your company prefers to have
“live answering” on incoming calls.
Enable the receptionist and others to
leverage Auto Attendant as a backup
for call management during lunch,
important meetings, and after hours.
Setup - Profile Page
1. From the Voice Administration menu, click the Services option.
2. Click the Auto Attendant link.
3. Click Edit to see the Profile Summary page created by your Cox Representative.
(Important: When you edit the Auto Attendant page, do not click Delete. This erases the
profile and you will have to call your Cox Representative to reactivate the Auto Attendant
service.)
4. Modify entries in the Name, Calling Line ID Last and First Name fields to define the area
that will use Auto Attendant. Check that the Time Zone entry represents your area.
5. Refer to the Time Schedule feature document and create that schedule for Business
Hours.
6. Select the schedule to be used by Auto Attendant.
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7. Create or use an existing Holiday Schedule to be used by Auto Attendant. (Optional)
Setup – Business & After Hours Greeting and Call Routing
8. Click the Business Hours Menu or After Hours Menu link to set up the Auto Attendant Call Routing
and Greeting.
9. Click the Personal Greeting radio button. Note: The Default Greeting is rarely used. This option
provides a system recorded message that informs callers that their calls are being answered by an
automated attendant. It allows them to:
•
Dial the extension number of the person they are trying to reach
•
Press 2 for an automated name directory
• Press 0 to reach the operator.
Note: The Business Hours Greeting can be recorded and uploaded by phone via the Voice Portal feature
or as a .wav file. Use the Voice Portal Feature document for Administrators to instruct you with this option.
10. Follow the steps below to upload a .wav file (for a custom greeting).
a. Click Browse and locate the Business Hours Greeting that matches the routing options
provided for that timeframe.
b. Select Open to display the Load personal greeting field. (Note: The .wav file must use the
CCITT u-law or a-law codec format.)
11. Check the Enable first-level extension dialing box to allow callers to bypass the greeting and dial an
extension.
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Setup – Business & After Hours Greeting and Call Routing
12. Enter the Description for each of the recorded call routing options next to the key that you
want the caller to press to initiate that action.
13. For each routing alternative, determine the Action you want the Auto Attendant service to
take. Options include:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
"Transfer with prompt": Plays the message, Your call is being transferred, please hold,
and transfers the call to the specified number. If the “transfer to” phone number is a
VoiceManager IP Centrex user and they have recorded their name in the Voice Portal
feature, the message: Your call is being transferred to <name> is heard.
"Transfer without prompt": Transfers the call to the specified number without playing a
transfer prompt.
"Transfer to operator": Plays the message, Please stay on the line while your call is
transferred to the operator and transfers the call to the specified operator number.
"Name dialing": Places the user in the automated name directory.
"Extension dialing": Prompts the user for an extension, and transfers the user.
"Repeat menu": Replays the Auto Attendant greeting.
"Exit": Terminates the call.
Note: On the Name Dialing option, VoiceManager IP Centrex uses the name associated with the
original telephone number provided at installation. If a user’s name changes or the administrator
reassigns a telephone number to a different user name, call Cox Business to make the name
modification in the system.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
Enter the direct dial Phone Number of the call transfer destination
Check that all Descriptions, Actions, and Phone Number entries are completed
Click OK.
Repeat process steps 8-16 to set up the After Hours Menu.
Based on your selection, click OK on the Auto Attendant Modify screen OR navigate to the
Auto Attendant summary page, check the Active checkbox and click OK to make the feature
active immediately.
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Call Park
Call Park enables you to answer a call and
park it (place it on hold) so a party at
another extension can retrieve it.
If you have the Music On Hold feature, you
can enable it so callers who are parked can
listen while they are waiting to have their
call answered.
Setup
Flexibility — Hold and retrieve calls from any
phone in the facility.
Service — Answer and hold important calls for
other team members until they are available to
speak with the caller.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
From the Voice Administration menu, click the Services option.
Click the Call Park link.
Click Add.
Enter a description for the new Call Park department in the Group Name field.
Click Search to locate users who may be part of a call park group.
Select a user from the Available Users panel and click Add to move that person to the
Assigned Users panel. (Note: You may click Add All to move everyone to the right panel.
To sort the Assigned Users, click the name and click Move Up or Move Down.)
7. Click OK.
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Call Pickup
Feature Description
Benefits
Call Pickup enables you to set up groups of
users that can answer each other’s line
from any phone in the group.
Convenience — Answer calls for any phone in
the group from any other phone within the call
pick-up group.
Customer Service — Ensure that customer calls
are answered in the fewest number of rings.
Setup
1. From the Voice Administration menu, click the Services option.
2. Click the Call Pickup link.
3. Click Add.
4. Enter a description for the group in the Group Name field.
5. Click Search. (Note: All Available Users in the selected Company or the Department
appear.)
6. Click Add or Add All to move users from the Available Users panel to the Assigned
Users panel.
7. Click OK.
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Common Phone List
Feature Description
Benefits
Common Phone List allows you to create and
store a list of frequently called contacts that
others in the company can access and call.
Click-to-dial capabilities are provided via the
VoiceManager Toolbar and Personal Call
Manager features.
Setup
Convenience — Create a customized list of
contacts you may call at the click of a mouse
from anywhere.
Productivity — Find and use frequently called
phone numbers instantly.
To Input And Save Phone Numbers
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
From the Voice Administration menu, click the Utilities option.
Click the Common Phone List link.
Click Add.
Enter the contact’s Name and Phone Number.
Click OK. (Note: To modify an existing contact, follow steps 1-2 above and click the Edit link
to the right of the contact’s name. Make the changes and click Save.)
To Dial Common Phone List Numbers
1. From the Voice Tools menu, click the Personal Call Manager link.
2. Select the Group tab.
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3. Select the Number you wish to contact.
4. Click Dial. (Note: To eliminate this step and place the call when you click it, open the
Settings tab and check the Use One-Click Dialing checkbox.)
Custom Ringback Group
Feature Description
Benefits
Custom Ringback Group enables all callers to hear a
media file when they call any company number. Instead
of ringing, callers hear the message or music you
specify until their call is answered or goes to voice mail.
Image — Enhance your business by
providing callers with customer
messages related to your company’s
product and service offering or music
for them to listen to until their call is
answered.
Setup
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
From the Voice Administration menu, click the Services option.
Click the Custom Ringback Group link.
Click the Custom Ringback Group On radio button.
Click the Personal Ringback File radio button and click Browse.
Locate the audio file you want to use and click Open. (Note: A .wav file must use the CCITT
u-law or a-law codec format and be less than 2 minutes in length.)
6. Click OK.
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Hunting - Directory Number
Feature Description
Benefits
Directory Number Hunting routes incoming
calls to one or more specific users so the call
is answered. If the intended recipient of the
call is unavailable to take the call, it
automatically hunts to a targeted group of
users so the call is answered. A busy or no
answer condition with any user in the group
routes the call to the next available user
based on a specific, pre-configured call
routing policy.
Service — Target calls to specific users and
ensure the call is answered and addressed
regardless of the intended recipient’s availability.
Productivity — Leverage options to route calls
more evenly between resources to balance the
workload more effectively.
Setup
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
From the Voice Administration menu, click the Services option.
Click the Hunt Group link.
Click Edit on the Directory Hunt Group you wish to modify.
From the Profile menu, click the Addresses link.
Check that your Cox Business Representative has set the Profile Number value to None
and has pre-populated the Extension field.
6. Click OK.
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7. From the Profile menu, click the Profile link.
8. Edit values, as needed, for the Hunt Group Name, Calling Line ID Name, and Department.
9. Click Allow Call Waiting on Agents to enable Call Waiting for the Hunt Group. If this box is
checked, Hunt Group users that are on the phone hear the Call Waiting tone and can answer
the second call. (Note: Individual users must have the Call Waiting feature activated to use
this feature.)
10. From the Group Policy section, click the radio button for the hunting type you want to use.
Options include:
•
Circular: Incoming calls hunt through users in the order they appear in the list, starting
with the user following the last user to receive a call. When the search reaches the end
of the list, it loops back to the top and continues until it has tried all users.
•
Regular: Incoming calls hunt through users in the order they appear in the list, starting
from the top each time.
•
Simultaneous: Incoming calls alert all users at the same time. The first user to answer
handles the call.
•
Uniform: Incoming calls hunt through all users in order, starting with the user who has
been idle the longest and ending with the user who most recently answered a call.
•
Weighted Call Distribution: Incoming calls are assigned to idle users based on
percentages you assign on the Hunt Group's Profile – Weighted Call Distribution page. If
you select this option, you must edit the Weighted Call Distribution page. (Note: When
you complete steps 7-12 below, execute steps 1 and 2 again and select Weighted Call
Distribution. Insert the % of calls per user (which must equal 100%) that you wish to
assign and click OK.
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11. From the Skip to agent after <x> rings drop-down, select the number of rings that may
occur before the call routes to the next person. From the Forward call after waiting <x>
seconds field, you may elect to enter the number of seconds you want a call to ring before it
goes to the next number.
12. Enter the telephone number in the Calls Forward to field to route unanswered calls for the
Hunt Group. (Note: If you have Cox Voice Mail set up on the hunt group, the field should be
pre-populated with 9999999999).
13. Click Search to display a list of all Available Users in the Group in the left panel or refine your
search by selecting values in the drop-down menus before you click Search.
14. Select the Users you want to be in Hunt Group and click Add or Add All to move them to the
Assigned Users column.
15. Click the user’s name and click Move Up or Move Down to re-order the sequence of who
receives hunt group calls.
16. Click OK.
17. Return to the Voice Administration menu and click the Services option.
18. Click the Directory Number Hunting link to display a list of all newly assigned Available
Users appears on the Hunt Group Profile page.
19. Select the user or users that you want to receive calls directly; and if they are unavailable to
take the call, trigger the hunt sequence to route to other users in the Hunt Group Profile list.
Use the Add or Add All buttons to place these users in the Assigned Users panel.
20. Click OK.
Note: Call Forwarding Busy and Call Forwarding All Calls features are deactivated on users
assigned to a hunt group.
Important: When editing the Hunt Group profile page, do not click Delete. This erases the profile
and requires you to call your Cox Representative to reactivate the Directory Hunt Group line.
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Hunting – Pilot Number
Feature Description
Benefits
Pilot Number Hunting routes incoming calls to
a specific company telephone for a targeted
group of users to answer. Calls that
encounter a busy or no answer condition hunt
to the next available user in the group based
on a pre-configured call routing policy.
Service — Reduce delays in answering high
priority calls by routing them to the first available
resource qualified to assist.
Productivity — Leverage options to route calls
evenly between resources to balance the
workload more effectively.
Setup
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
From the Voice Administration menu, click the Services option.
Click the Hunt Group link.
Click Edit on the Directory Hunt Group you wish to modify.
From the Profile menu, click the Addresses link.
Check that your Cox Business Representative has set the Profile Number value to None
and has pre-populated the Extension field.
6. Click OK.
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7. From the Profile menu, click the Profile link.
8. Edit values, as needed, for the Hunt Group Name, Calling Line ID Name, and Department.
9. Click Allow Call Waiting on Agents to enable Call Waiting for the Hunt Group. If this box is
checked, Hunt Group users that are on the phone hear the Call Waiting tone and can answer
the second call. (Note: Individual users must have the Call Waiting feature activated to use
this feature.)
10. From the Group Policy section, click the radio button for the hunting type you want to use.
Options include:
•
Circular: Incoming calls hunt through users in the order they appear in the list, starting
with the user following the last user to receive a call. When the search reaches the end
of the list, it loops back to the top and continues until it has tried all users.
•
Regular: Incoming calls hunt through users in the order they appear in the list, starting
from the top each time.
•
Simultaneous: Incoming calls alert all users at the same time. The first user to answer
handles the call.
•
Uniform: Incoming calls hunt through all users in order, starting with the user who has
been idle the longest and ending with the user who most recently answered a call.
•
Weighted Call Distribution: Incoming calls are assigned to idle users based on
percentages you assign on the Hunt Group's Profile – Weighted Call Distribution page. If
you select this option, you must edit the Weighted Call Distribution page. (Note: When
you complete steps 11-16 below, execute steps 1 and 2 again and select Weighted Call
Distribution. Insert the % of calls per user (which must equal 100%) that you wish to
assign and click OK.
11. From the Skip to agent after <x> rings drop-down, select the number of rings that may
occur before the call routes to the next person. From the Forward call after waiting <x>
seconds field, you may elect to enter the number of seconds you want a call to ring before it
goes to the next number.
12. Enter the telephone number in the Calls Forward to field to route unanswered calls for the
Hunt Group. (Note: If you have Cox Voice Mail set up on the hunt group, the field should be
pre-populated with 9999999999).
13. Click Search to display a list of all Available Users in the Group in the left panel or refine your
search by selecting values in the drop-down menus before you click Search.
14. Select the Users you want to be in Hunt Group and click Add or Add All to move them to the
Assigned Users column.
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15. Click the user’s name and click Move Up or Move Down to re-order the sequence of who
receives hunt group calls.
16. Click OK.
Note: Call Forwarding Busy and Call Forwarding All Calls features are deactivated on users
assigned to a hunt group.
Important: When editing the Hunt Group profile page, do not click Delete. This erases the profile
and requires you to call your Cox Representative to reactivate the Pilot Hunt Group line.
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Incoming Calling Plan (Group)
Feature Description
Benefits
Incoming Calling Plan enables businesses to permit
or restrict answering types of incoming calls.
Permissions can be set on a company-wide or user
specific basis.
Cost — Reduce calling expenses by
preventing collect calls from being
accepted.
Productivity — Prevent outside callers
from reaching and speaking with users
that should be restricted to only internal
calling
Group Setup
1. From the Voice Administration menu, click the Calling Plan option.
2. Click the Incoming Calling Plan link.
3. In the Calls From Within Group column, check the box to grant Departments permission to
accept calls from group members.
4. In the Calls From Outside Group column, select Y, N, or P from the drop-down menus to
identify whether the Department can accept or reject calls from external callers, or opt to calls
that are transferred.
5. In the Collect Calls column, check the box if you want to permit departments to accept that
type of call. (Note: Collect Calls incur charges to your business.)
6. Click OK.
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Instant Group Call
Feature Description
Benefits
Instant Group Call immediately
establishes a conference call with a
pre-determined list of telephone
numbers by dialing an extension
number.
Communication — Instantly connect a team of people to
share information, review an issue, or make decisions.
Convenience — Initiate conferencing by dialing a single
extension number to automatically call all conference party
numbers.
Setup
From the Voice Administration menu, click the Services option.
2. Click the Instant Group Call link.
3. Click Add.
4. Enter your company name or two or more characters that are in the format of an email address in
the Instant Group Call ID field.
5. Enter a unique value in the Name field.
6. Enter values in the Calling Line ID First and Last Name fields.
7. Select the proper Time Zone from its drop-down menu.
8. Check the Enable Maximum Call Time checkbox and enter 1 in the Minutes field.
9. From the Specify Phone Number area, enter the telephone numbers or extensions that you want
to automatically conference. Click OK.
10. Click Edit on the newly created Instant Group Call profile.
1.
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11. From the Profile option, click the Addresses link.
12. Create a new extension number for your company in the Extension field and click OK.
Application Notes: When anyone in the company dials the defined extension number, all preconfigured numbers are called and conferenced simultaneously, regardless of the number of lines
your firm has for making calls. Toll charges for the calls are billed to the company. Since this is an
automated conference call, dialed parties must be ready to answer their phone. If calls go
unanswered, members in the conference will hear ringing and the person’s voice mail message, as
applicable.
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Outgoing Calling Plan (Group)
Feature Description
Benefits
Outgoing Calling Plans enable businesses
to allow or restrict the types of calls that are
made. Permissions can be set for the whole
or on a user-specific basis.
Cost — Reduce toll calling expenses by
preventing certain types of outgoing calls that
may incur a charge, such as Long Distance,
International, 900, 976, or 700.
Security — Prevent internal resources from
placing inappropriate calls that could damage
your company’s reputation or jeopardize
business policies.
Group Setup
1. From the Voice Administration menu, click the Calling Plan option.
2. Click the Outgoing Calling Plan link.
3. From the Originating tab, check the types of calls Department group members may place.
(Note: The individual Departments are configured by the administrator.)
4. From the Group-Initiating Call Forwards/Transfers tab on calls initiated from within the
group modify the types of calls that users in your group or departments can forward and
transfer.
5. From the Group-Being Forwarded/Transferred tab, on internal calls received within the
group, modify the types of calls that users in your group or departments can forward and
transfer that may incur a charge.
6. Click OK on each tab.
(Note: When you attempt to place an external call and the amount of time to enter a digit
exceeds four seconds, the call may not be completed.)
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Series Completion
Feature Description
Benefits
Series Completion is a company feature that
automatically moves callers to the next available line
in the hunt group if the first line is busy.
This type of hunting seeks an open line from a predefined list sequentially. It does not reverse direction
and does not hunt on a no-answer condition.
Service — Improve service levels and
reduce callback messages by
automatically hunting for the next
available resource to answer a call.
Setup
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Voice Administration menu, click the Services option.
Click the Series Completion link.
Enter a description for the Series Completion members in the Group Name field.
Click Search to display the list of all users in the group. Optionally, you may select specific
criteria from the drop-down menus and enter a value in the blank text field in the Enter
search criteria below section for quicker member location.
5. Click Search.
6. From the Available Users panel, select users you want to include in the Series Completion
group and click Add or Add All to move them over to the Assigned Users column.
7. To change the order of the Assigned Users for receiving calls that hunt on a busy condition,
select the User name and click Move Up or Move Down to re-order.
8. Click OK to save.
Note: Users in the Series Completion Group should not activate Call Waiting on their lines
because this will prevent a call that comes to them from continuing the hunt sequence. The Call
Forwarding Busy and Call Forwarding All Calls features do not operate on Series Completion
Assigned Users. However, the Call Forwarding No Answer feature is operational since calls to an
Assigned User in a Series Completion Group will only hunt on a busy condition.
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Time Schedule – Group
Feature Description
Benefits
Time Schedule at the Group level enables
administrators to create schedules that can be
accessed company-wide by anyone with features
that use a scheduling option.
Schedules are created as events which can be
based on criteria such as: holidays, date, day of
week, and time of day. Recurring pattern options are
provided to help set up multiple occurrences.
Setup - Time Schedules
Convenience — Customize the use of
select features to your company’s unique
schedule.
Efficiency — Build or edit Time Schedule
templates company-wide so individual users
are not required to duplicate the effort. Add,
change or delete Time Schedules quickly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
From the Voice Administration menu, select the Profile option.
Click the Schedule link.
Click Add.
Enter a description in the Schedule Name field and select the Schedule Type that represents
the kind of timetable you want to create; either Holiday or Time (non-holiday).
Select the newly created Schedule Name link and click Add.
Enter a more detailed description of the time schedule name In the Event Name field.
Enter the Start Date and Start Time along with the End Date and End Time. A 12-hour clock
is used, requiring that either AM or PM be designated. (Note: You may elect to check the All
Day Event checkbox if applicable.)
In the Recurrence Pattern section, click the Recurs drop-down menu to define whether the
event repeats and if so, how often it occurs. The options are: Never, Daily, Weekly, Monthly,
and Yearly. Based on the selection you choose, you are prompted to populate associated
fields.
Click the radio button that corresponds to the schedule expiration time. The options are: Never,
a specific quantity in the After ___ occurrences space, or a specific Date.
Click OK twice.
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Setup –Holiday Schedules
11. Repeat steps 1-3.
12. Enter a description in the Schedule Name field and select Holiday hours.
13. Click OK.
14. Select the new Holiday Schedule Name and click Add.
15. Repeat steps 6-10.
Application Note: Time and Holiday Personal Schedules can be used with several VoiceManager
IP Centrex features including: Auto Attendant, Call Notify, Custom Ringback, Priority Alert,
Selective Call Acceptance, Selective Call Rejection, Selective Call Forwarding, Simultaneous
Ring, and Sequential Ring.
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Voice Portal – Administrator
Feature Description
Benefits
Voice Portal provides the Administrator with the
ability to access VoiceManager IP Centrex
remotely from any telephone number. This
allows them to record and upload a new
greeting for their Auto Attendant service.
Flexibility — Enables Auto Attendant greeting
recording changes to be made from any phone
at any time.
Continuity — Modify Auto Attendant greetings
remotely in the event of an operational issue
that impacts building access, facility power, or
other system capabilities.
Setup
1. From the Voicemail/Portal Tools menu, click the Message Controls option.
2. Click the Voice Portal link.
3. Check the Use Personalized Name for Auto Attendant checkbox and click the Browse
button to download the file that will be used as a greeting to callers.
4. Check the Auto-login to Voice Portal when calling from my phone checkbox to sign into
the feature automatically when you place calls from your home. (Note: From your phone, you
may elect to use Feature Access Code *62# to configure.)
5. Click OK to save.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Voice Administration menu, click the Services option.
Click the Voice Portal link.
Click the Voice Portal On radio button.
Check the Use Voice Portal Wizard checkbox to allow users to set up their own access to
Voice Portal.
5. Enter the Administrator Password you want to use to access voice portal in the Type
Password space. (Note: This must be a numeric value from 6-8 characters; and it should be
different than the password set up for Voice Portal at a User level. Additionally, a) repeated
single digits are not permitted, b) user phone numbers are not allowed, c) previous
passwords are not permitted, and d) all passwords will expire and require resetting in 45
days.)
6. Re-enter the password in the Re-type Password space.
7. Click OK.
Remote Access and Use of Voice Portal
1. Call the Voice Portal from a remote phone and dial the outside Voice Portal number provided
to your company by Cox.
2. Enter the 10-digit Auto Attendant number followed by # when the system prompts you for
your 10-digit office telephone number.
3. Press the asterisk “*” key and 9999# when the system prompts you for your passcode.
(Note: This is the internal command that produces the 10-digt string requested.)
4. Enter your passcode and #.
(Note: You have two options you can use to make modifications: For Option 1, use the steps
provided to change or record an Auto Attendant greeting. Option 3 enables you to change the
Administrator passcode for Voice Portal. Option 2 is not operational without calling a Cox
Representative.)
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