PortaBilling Customer Self-care Interface Guide for MR44

PortaBilling Customer Self-care Interface Guide for MR44
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Self-care
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Table of Contents
Preface ................................................................................................................................4
Hardware and Software Requirements..................................................................5
1.
Introduction ................................................................................... 6
Login to the Customer Self-care Interface...........................................................7
Overview.............................................................................................................................7
Common Features ..........................................................................................................8
2.
Web Interface.............................................................................. 10
Dashboard........................................................................................................................11
My Profile tab .................................................................................................................11
IP Centrex tab ................................................................................................................12
General.............................................................................................................................12
Extensions .......................................................................................................................13
Sites...................................................................................................................................16
Phone Lines ....................................................................................................................18
Follow-Me Forwarding Mode....................................................................................19
Advanced Forwarding Mode.....................................................................................21
Simple Forwarding .......................................................................................................22
DIDs (External Numbers)..........................................................................................23
Abbreviated Dialing .....................................................................................................24
Dialing Rules ..................................................................................................................25
Incoming Calls ...............................................................................................................26
Outgoing Calls ...............................................................................................................27
Call Logs ..........................................................................................................................28
Huntgroups.....................................................................................................................28
Call Queue.......................................................................................................................33
Identity.............................................................................................................................34
Music on Hold ................................................................................................................35
Billing Information tab................................................................................................35
Billing Summary ............................................................................................................35
General.............................................................................................................................36
Subscriptions..................................................................................................................37
Transactions ...................................................................................................................38
Reports.............................................................................................................................38
Volume Discounts.........................................................................................................39
Invoices............................................................................................................................40
Make a Payment ...........................................................................................................41
Payment Info .................................................................................................................43
Trouble Tickets tab ......................................................................................................44
3.
How to... ........................................................................................ 45
… define a time period using the wizard? ..........................................................46
… configure multiple pickup groups? ...................................................................48
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Preface
This document provides a general overview of the Customer self-care
interface.
Where to get the latest version of this guide
The hard copy of this guide is updated upon major releases only, and does
not always contain the latest material on enhancements that occur inbetween minor releases. The online copy of this guide is always up to
date, and integrates the latest changes to the product. You can access the
latest copy of this guide at: www.portaone.com/support/documentation/.
Conventions
This publication uses the following conventions:
 Commands and keywords are given in boldface
Exclamation mark draws your attention to important information or
actions.
NOTE: Notes contain helpful suggestions about or references to materials not
contained in this manual.
Timesaver means that you can save time by taking the action described
here.
Tips provide information that might help you solve a problem.
Trademarks and Copyrights
PortaBilling®, PortaSIP®, PortaUM® and PortaSwitch® are registered
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Hardware and Software Requirements
Client System Recommendations
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OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8, UNIX or Mac OS X
Web browser: Internet Explorer 8.0 (or higher), Mozilla Firefox 3.6
(or higher)
JavaScript and cookies enabled in web browser
Display settings:
o Minimum screen resolution: 1024 x 768
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Introduction
1. Introduction
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Login to the Customer Self-care Interface
Your ITSP will provide you with a URL and credentials for logging in to
the Customer self-care portal upon subscribing to their services.
Overview
The Customer self-care interface was designed for end-users to access
their profile data, check billing information, download invoices and, most
importantly, manage their IP Centrex settings. The front-end design
offers simple and intuitive navigation. This includes an easy-to-use
structure of menus and controls, graphic icons and improved presentation
of information.
For your convenience, the customer self-care interface is divided into four
tabbed sections:
 Dashboard (your home page)
 My Profile
 IP Centrex
 Billing Information
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At the top of the interface you can always view billing information such as
your balance, credit limit, etc.
Common Features
Most of the data on the self-care portal is formatted like a page and sorted
into columns. You can go to the next page or the previous page, jump to
the first or last page, or use the Refresh
icon to update any of the
pages. You can also change the number of columns and sort them in
ascending or descending order by clicking your mouse on the name field
of any of these columns. If you point your mouse at the name field you
will see a triangle; click on it and a drop-down menu will appear. You can
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choose how to sort your data and add or remove columns by ticking or
unticking items in the drop-down menu:
Action Buttons
The top right hand side of the interface provides you with the following
information and actions:
1. Your ID and a login name that was used to log in.
2. The Logout button that terminates your current session on the
web interface. Also, you can change your password here if
necessary.
In order for changes to take effect when adding / editing information,
you need to click the Save icon on the appropriate page. If you do not
want to save the information entered – just press Cancel.
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2. Web Interface
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Dashboard
Your home page is organized like a dashboard so that you can easily view
the most important information separated by category into different
windows. In addition, these windows can be moved around, rearranged or
minimized as you wish.
You will see three information windows on the Dashboard:
Column
Contact
Information
Brief Billing
Information
Recent Calls
Description
Here you can view your contact info such as address,
email, etc.
This reflects thumbnail billing information such as
your current balance and credit limit.
This table lists the most recent calls and call details
generated by your phone lines (account IDs on the
web interface).
My Profile tab
The My Profile tab allows you to view and change your personal (or your
company’s) details such as contact information, personal info, password,
etc.:
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Tab
General
Additional
Information
Settings
Change
Password
Web Interface
Description
Here you can enter general information such as
company name, address, etc.
Here you can define extra information (such as
driver’s license ID or tax code) in addition to
standard information. The fields for this tab are set
by the Administrator.
Here you can choose the language to be used on your
self-care web interface.
Here you can change your current password for the
self-care portal.
Enter your mobile number in the Alt. Phone field to receive SMS
notifications.
IP Centrex tab
This tab allows you to manage phone lines, add extensions and
huntgroups and configure other IP Centrex services. Here you can also
modify the options for separate phone lines.
General
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Field
Paging /
Intercom
Paging /
Intercom
Prefix
Extension
Number
Length
Web Interface
Description
Intercom calls enable users belonging to the same
group to use two phones like on-door
speakerphones. Here you can see whether this feature
is enabled or not for your phone line.
This appears only if Paging / Intercom is enabled;
this is a special code that is dialed before the other
extension number to automatically connect both
extensions. When a two-way audio channel is
established, speakerphone mode is immediately
activated on the phone of the party being called.
Here you can see the number of digits for an
extension number (e.g. 3, as per usual). Keep this in
mind when adding extensions.
Extensions
Here you can define a list of extensions for phone lines within your IP
Centrex environment. You can easily add new extensions or change
existing ones without any actual reconfiguration of your phone.
Branch Office extensions can only be added, deleted or modified on the
Main Office self-care portal.
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To add a new extension number, click the Add Extension button and
enter the following information:
 Extension Number – Type in the number the end-user will dial
on his phone (an extension number should contain only digits).
 Extension Name – Enter the logical name for this extension
(e.g. name of the person using this line: “John”).
 Branch Office – Select a branch office to which the extension
will be assigned. Leave this field empty for assigning the main
office’s phone extension. (Note that the Branch Office field is
only available on the Main Office self-care portal).
 Assigned To Phone Line – This is the number that the
extension is associated with. Here you should specify one of your
phone lines by selecting it from the drop-down list. (Note that
each phone line from the list can only be used once.
 Primary Group - Select the huntgroup to which this extension
belongs to allow calls within a group to be picked up by dialing
the group pickup prefix (without specifying the group number).
Make sure that you have assigned the extension to some
huntgroup beforehand.
 Published – Clear this check box to exclude certain extensions
from being accessible via dial-by-name (e.g. you do not want telemarketers to directly reach your CEO or CFO because their
names are publicly accessible).
 Recorded Name – You can record or upload a voice prompt
with the actual person’s name for each extension. This can be
used in the Dial-by-name Directory feature. If a caller does not
know the extension number of the person he is trying to reach, he
may look up the called party using the first three letters of his
surname.
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Once all the information is entered, click the Save button. You can easily
change the number and extension name and manage phone line
assignments by simply clicking on that extension number or on the Edit
icon. To remove the extension from the list, click the Delete
button. Having saved the new extension, you can choose Primary Group
this extension will belong to by clicking the Edit
icon:
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To view and edit information about the extension, press the Configure
icon next to the extension number. You will see the Edit Extensions
page (note that some details are read-only):
Sites
A site is a group of customer’s accounts that can be conveniently
managed as a single entity. For instance, all of the phone lines used in a
sales department or in ‘office building A’ can be joined into a single
group. This allows you to apply certain configuration parameters or
service restrictions to the accounts in that group. You can limit the
combined number of simultaneous calls for all accounts of a particular
site. This is useful if, for instance, ‘office building A’ has limited
bandwidth and can only support 30 calls – no more calls will be allowed
in order to avoid severe degradation of the sound quality on all calls in
progress.
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Any account that is not assigned to a specific site will share the limitations
of the Default site.
Site Name
Name for a group of accounts
Limit
Simultaneous
Calls
Engage real-time checks of the number of
concurrent calls made by accounts that belong to
this site. When the specified number of concurrent
calls has already been established (calls are in a
“connected” state) and the account tries to place
another call, that call will be rejected.
Allow only a specific number of concurrent calls
(regardless of their type, such as incoming or
outgoing) for accounts at this site.
Allow only a specific number of concurrent
incoming calls for accounts at this site.
Allow only a specific number of concurrent
outgoing calls for accounts at this site.
Allow only a specific number of concurrent
forwarded calls for accounts at this site.
Codec connectivity profile that will be used for
bandwidth allocation calculation. Every new call’s
allocated bandwidth is calculated by considering a
negotiated codec and its parameters to enable full
use of the available bandwidth and block new calls
if no more bandwidth is available.
Bandwidth utilization limitation to ensure that only
an acceptable number of calls are allowed, in order
to avoid severe degradation of the sound quality on
calls in progress.
Bandwidth utilization limitation for incoming calls.
Max Number of
Simultaneous
Calls
Max Number of
Incoming Calls
Max Number of
Outgoing Calls
Max Number of
Forwarded Calls
Codec
Connectivity
Profile
Max Bandwidth
Max Incoming
Bandwidth
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Max Outgoing
Bandwidth
Location
Information
Current Location
Bandwidth utilization limitation for outgoing calls.
Customer’s permanent location for geo-IP fraud
prevention.
Customer’s permanent location. It contains a
country code top-level domain (in iso_3166_1_a2
format, e.g. fr for France, de for Germany etc.)
Allowed Mobility Stationary user (constant location) option can be
used if the customer is not authorized to make calls
from various countries (e.g. as a residential
customer would make calls from his SIP phone).
Calls made from any other country will be screened.
The Roaming user (frequent location) option
can be used for customers who travel frequently. In
this case, a change in location would be considered
acceptable.
Phone Lines
Here you can view the full list of phone lines and configure them if
necessary:
Column
Configure
ID
Idle, days
Available
Funds
Type
Description
Click the Configure icon to edit the settings for a
particular phone line.
The primary identification for this phone line.
The amount of days the phone line has not been in
use.
The amount of funds available for the user to spend
on services.
The type of phone line. It may either be “Debit” or
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“Credit.” “Debit” is usually associated with prepaid
cards. “Credit” is a phone line that will be invoiced
for costs incurred.
The product assigned to a particular phone line.
Batch is a group of phone lines under the same
logical name. Here you can see the name of the batch
that a particular phone line belongs to.
The name of the site the phone line belongs to.
The forwarding field shows whether this function is
enabled or disabled for a particular phone line. When
it is enabled, the icon is shown. The field with an
icon indicates that forwarding is disabled.
When the phone line is used by a phone to register
IP Phone
Model
with the SIP server, the
icon is shown.
Indicates the IP phone that is assigned to a particular
phone line.
Product
Batch
Site
Forwarding
Enabled
You can also view phone lines grouped by batch by clicking
the
Group By Batch button located at the top or bottom of the page.
You can configure forwarding when it is enabled for the phone line. Just
click the Configure icon next to the phone line to go to the Edit
Phone Line page. There are several call forwarding modes: Follow-Me,
Advanced Forwarding, Forward to SIP URI and Simple Forwarding.
Follow-Me Forwarding Mode
Using follow-me you can forward calls to multiple destinations. You can
also configure it so that each of these destinations will be used during its
own time period.
1. In the IP Centrex section, choose Forwarding.
2. Click Add New Number.
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3. Enter the following information:
 Number – Enter a number for redirecting calls (e.g.
35644890078).
 Description – A short description for this number.
 Ring for – If a call is not answered, set the number of
seconds it will ring for until it is forwarded to the next number
on the list.
 Calling Party Display – Choose how to display the caller’s
info during forwarding:
o Select Caller Number and Name to see the
phone number and the name of the original caller.
o Select Caller Number and Forwarder Name to
see the phone number of the caller and the
forwarder’s name (they will be displayed.)
o Select Forwarder Number and Name to see the
phone number and the name of the forwarder
 Use this number – Choose the period during which the
number is used. If you check the box next to Always, the call
will always be forwarded to your cell phone. If you want to
forward calls to a cell phone only during a specific time
period, check the box next to Only at the following time
interval field and click the icon to define that interval.
Please consult the How section for more information.
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4. Click the Save icon to save the results of your work.
5. Repeat steps 2-4 until all the desired follow-me numbers have been
added.
Advanced Forwarding Mode
This is similar to follow-me mode, but has a few extra options that allow
you to route calls to SIP URI. To do this, follow the steps below:
1. In the IP Centrex section, choose Advanced Forwarding.
2. Click Add New Number to add the number on which you wish to
receive forwarded calls.
3. Enter the information needed. The fields are very similar to those for
adding a follow-me number as described above.
4. Below are additional fields that are not available when adding a
follow-me number.
 SIP Proxy – Select SIP proxy from the drop-down menu.
 Keep Original CLD – Check this option to ensure that the
originally dialed number is present in the call information
when forwarding a call to another phone line.
 Calling Party Display – Choose how to display the caller’s
info during forwarding:
o Select Caller Number and Name to see the
phone number and the name of the original caller.
o Select Caller Number and Forwarder Name to
see the caller’s phone number and the forwarder’s
name (they will be displayed.)
o Select Forwarder Number and Name to see the
forwarder’s phone number and name.
 Transport Protocol – This enables you to choose the UDP
or TCP transport protocol. You can use the TCP protocol
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instead of UDP for SIP communications for PBXes that do
not support UDP.
5. Click the
Save icon to save the results of your work.
Simple Forwarding
The simplest type of forwarding is when you specify a single phone
number to which all calls will be sent.
1. In the IP Centrex section, choose Simple Forwarding.
2. Enter the following information:
 Forward To – The number you wish the calls to be forwarded to.
3. Click the
Save icon.
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DIDs (External Numbers)
In addition to the user’s main phone number, he/she can be assigned
multiple alternate DID (direct inward dialing) phone numbers.
In this tab you can easily browse the complete inventory of available DID
(or toll-free) numbers online, and select the numbers you want to use as
alternates. To do this, click the Add DID button located at the bottom
of the page and specify a country and a city in which you want to
purchase a DID. Once you have specified a country and a city you will see
the applicable fees for using this DID number:
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As soon as you confirm the new DID number, your number will appear
as unassigned. You can assign this number to the desired account (phone
line) by simply double-clicking on it.
Abbreviated Dialing
Here you may define a list of phone extensions for your IP Centrex
environment, plus create abbreviated dialing for external phone numbers.
You can set up dialing rules as an international prefix, outside prefix,
direct number (e.g. 911), or abbreviated dialing for your accounts.
NOTE: To be able to add extensions / abbreviated numbers, you should enter the
maximum length of anticipated digits (e.g. 3 in the case of 123-like numbers) in the
Abbreviated Number Length field.
To add a new abbreviated dialing number, click the
enter the following information:
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Field
Description
Abbreviated # The number the end-user will dial on his phone
(extension number).
# to Dial
The number that the call will be forwarded to. You
may enter the ID of one of your accounts or any
phone number. If you leave this field blank, then the
abbreviated number is considered to be a direct
number, or “dial as is.” This is useful for making sure
that special numbers (e.g. 112) are never converted by
other translation rules.
Note: Phone numbers must be entered in the E.164
format.
Description
Description of this abbreviated number, e.g.
“Andrew’s IP phone.”
Dialing Rules
Using this tab, you can define a way of dialing phone numbers that is
convenient to you or your users.
By default, Dialing Rules are disabled. This means that the system
identifies calls arriving from a user as being in the E.164 format. If Dialing
Rules are enabled, this will allow you to choose various dial plan
parameters such as an international dialing prefix or area code. You may
change or type in your own number translation rules instead if you select
the Custom Rule option.
Several sample settings are provided for your convenience. For instance,
in order to load sample settings for “traditional” North American dialing,
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select “North America, WA, 10 digit dialing” from the drop-down list and
click
Save.
Confirm that you have described the numbering format correctly. Verify
that for all examples provided (domestic and international calls) this is
how you want the numbers dialed.
Incoming Calls
Here you can set the parameters for incoming calls:
Column
Ext-to-ext call
distinctive ring
Group Pickup
Group Pickup
Prefix
Description
For incoming calls from phones within the IP
Centrex environment, use a ring pattern different
from the default one.
Enable the Group Pickup feature, which enables
phones within the same IP Centrex environment to
answer each other’s calls by dialing a Group Pickup
Prefix.
This is only available if Group Pickup is activated.
Specify the special code for picking up calls here.
Call Parking
Call parking allows users to put a conversation on hold and then resume it
from a different IP phone. If you enable this feature, you can set the
required parameters for it here.
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Call Parking
Park Prefix
Release Prefix
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Description
Enables the Call Parking feature.
This is only available if Call Parking is activated; this
allows you to specify a key combination for parking a
call.
This is only available if Call Parking is activated; this
allows you to specify a code in order to quit the call
parking status and resume the conversation.
Outgoing Calls
Here you can view different parameters for outgoing calls (note that this
page is read-only):
Column
Limit
Simultaneous
Description
This shows whether there is a limit on the number of
concurrent calls that can be made by your phone
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Max Number
of
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Calls
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lines.
This shows the maximum number of concurrent calls
permitted for your phone lines.
Call Logs
With the help of this feature, the users of IP Centrex services can record
their phone conversations for later playback.
Here you can check whether the Call Recording feature is enabled or
not. When it is enabled, you can view information about calls, listen to
recordings and filter them for / from a certain period.
Huntgroups
Sometimes there is a need for a call to be delivered to several extensions
at once. With the Huntgroup function – you can easily configure a
scheme for call distribution in such a way that incoming calls are delivered
to one or more assigned extensions.
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Branch Office huntgroups can only be added, deleted or modified on the
Main Office self-care portal.
To add a new huntgroup, click the Add Huntgroup button and enter
the following information:
 Huntgroup Number – The number the end-user must dial on
his phone to reach one or more assigned extensions.
 Huntgroup Name – Logical name for this group of extensions,
e.g. “New department.”
 Hunt Sequence – Specifies the order for delivering a call to one
or more extensions.
o If Order is chosen, extensions will be called one by one
from the first (topmost) to the last number until the call is
answered.
o Choose Random if you want to use a random order.
o Simultaneous enables simultaneous calls to every
extension from the list.
o If you choose Least Used: This sorts the phone lines in
descending order beginning with their last usage, and
delivers a call to their extensions, accordingly. (For
example, phone line 777111 with extension 111 was last
used on 2010-12-11, and phone line 777222 with
extension 222 was last used on 2010-12-12, so the call
goes to extension 111 and if it is not answered, it goes to
extension 222.)
 Caller ID:
o Keep original
o Set to name and CLI of the huntgroup
o Replace Caller Info with Huntgroup Name, keep
Caller CLI
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Call Pickup Allowed – enable this option to allow extensions to
pick up calls made to the members of this huntgroup
Once all the information is entered, click the Update button. Then
specify one or several extensions that calls should be delivered to.
Click the icon next to Huntgroup Number to add one or several
extensions that calls should be delivered to. Click the Add Extension
button, then choose the extension from the drop-down list of the
Extension Number and set the parameters:
 Ringing Delay, sec - Delay (in seconds) before the extension
starts to ring.
 Ringing Time, sec - Duration (in seconds) of ring.
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Ignore Follow-me/Voicemail – Select this check box to disable
forwarding (voicemail, follow-me) on the specific extension for
calls made to this huntgroup.
Set This Group as Primary – Select this check box to allow the
extension owner to pick up calls within that group by merely
dialing the group pickup prefix.
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In order for changes to take effect you need to click the Save icon
at the bottom of the page; you can also use the Back button to return
to the previous menu.
Several huntgroups can be combined into one huntgroup. Go to the
Included Huntgroups tab and choose the required huntgroups to
add from the list of Huntgroup Number. Select the Ignore Followme/Voicemail check box to disable forwarding for calls made to this
huntgroup. Then click Save.
NOTE: Extension and huntgroup numbers must be different.
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Call Queue
This feature allows you to provide a “call center” functionality to your IP
Centrex customers. When a large number of incoming calls from
customers arrive to the auto attendant, PortaSIP® can forward these calls
to the actual agents within a huntgroup (customer service representatives)
in a regulated fashion.
Each call queue contains a pool of incoming calls (users trying to get
connected) and a number of connected outgoing calls (calls that have
already been connected to agents). When a new incoming call arrives, it is
assigned a position in the queue. The caller will hear an announcement
about his position in the queue and the estimated waiting time, which is
calculated as (average call duration) / (maximum number of connected
calls) * (total number of users before him in the queue). After that, the
specified “music on hold” is played, and every minute the caller is updated
as to his current position in the queue and the estimated waiting time.
Every call queue contains several configuration parameters:
Column
Call Queue
Name
Huntgroup
Number
Maximum
Number of
Description
Objective name of the call queue
When creating a new call queue, a customer will need
to select a huntgroup number (i.e. a common dialing
code for multiple extensions). When a call arrives at
the call queue, it is transferred to the corresponding
huntgroup.
The maximum number of calls that can be placed on
hold within this queue.
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Call Duration
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The average expected processing time for each call
(used to calculate the estimated waiting time).
A melody (or announcement) which is played to
users waiting to be connected.
Identity
It is possible to set up the following options for handling Identity
information:
Column
Hide CLI
Description
Removes CLI (ANI) information for outgoing calls.
You can choose one of the following options:



Hide CLI
Prefix
Show CLI
Prefix
Never – Always show CLI. Privacy service is
not permitted.
Always – Always hide CLI. Privacy service is
permitted and in effect (all calls are private).
Automatic – Allows flexible configuration
for CLI hiding. It depends on the prefix
number dialed and the privacy headers
provided by an IP phone device.
Enter the prefix to be dialed before the outgoing
number in order to prevent the called party from
seeing your phone number (Only available when
Hide CLI option is set to “Automatic”).
Enter the prefix to be dialed before the outgoing
number in order to allow the called party to see your
phone number (Only available when Hide CLI
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option is set to “Automatic”).
Music on Hold
Here you can define which music will be used for calls on hold within
your IP Centrex environment.
to enable / disable this feature. To upload your
Click the treble clef
own music, select a file from your local file system using the Browse
button.
To rename the music file, enter the desired name in the Music Name
field; otherwise the local file name will be used. The uploaded music will
replace the previous entry in the list, and will usually be enabled within 10
minutes of performing this action.
Billing Information tab
Billing Summary
On this page you can view your billing information arranged in five
information windows:
 Brief Billing Information
 Transactions Totals Information
 Invoices Information
 Active Subscriptions
 Volume Discounts
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Brief Billing
Information
Transactions
Totals
Information
Invoices
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This reflects your billing info such as current balance,
etc.
This reflects your total transactions (calls, payments,
refunds, subscription charges, etc.)
This displays information for your most recent invoice
along with its status (due / unpaid). To view all of the
invoices use the See All Invoices button. You can also
view the amounts due for the present day and make
payments at the same time.
Subscription plans that currently apply to you.
Active
Subscriptions
Volume
Volume discount plans that currently apply to you.
Discounts
General
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Your tax ID.
Send Statistic Defines what kind of xDR statistics should be delivered
to the you by email:
 Customer class default – Use the settings for
the customer class.
 Full Statistics – Send a CSV file with a complete
list of xDRs.
 Summary Only – Do not send a full list of
xDRs, only a brief summary
 Do Not Send – This option prevents the
delivery of event statistics to the customer via
email.
Subscriptions
This tab displays the subscription plans currently being applied to you and
your phone lines. Pending (not yet active) subscriptions are always on the
bottom of the list and highlighted in grey.
Subscription Subscription plans being applied to you.
Periodic Fee This is a recurring fee for a particular subscription.
Start Date
Subscription activation date.
Finish Date This shows the date on which this subscription will be
automatically canceled.
* Default fee and the amount of discount applied for this subscription.
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Transactions
Transactions (calls, payments, refunds, subscription charges, etc.) serve as
the primary record of services provided to you.
This screen allows you to view and download transaction records – for
any desired time period and service.
On the Transactions Filter page you can make an extensible search via:
 A date and time range by clicking the icon
 A certain service type
 The type of required phone lines (accounts)
 If you want failed transactions to be included in the list, select the
Show Failed Transactions check box.
icon and press the Show
Set the from / to dates by clicking the
Records button. The result page contains a summary and tables list all
calls and accompanying charges during a specified time period. If you
want to view additional information (charged quantity and amounts due)
for the chosen service(s), click the Show Details
Click the
the .CSV format.
icon.
icon to download Transaction Detail Records in
Reports
The Reports screen allows you to download xDR reports for any desired
time period either in .csv or .pdf formats.
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Set the from / to dates by clicking the
icon and press the
Search
button. The resulting page contains a list of xDR reports generated within
a specified time period. Each report is available in .csv and / or .pdf
formats.
Click the
Download button to download an xDRs report in the
desired format.
Volume Discounts
The Volume Discounts screen allows you to view discounts that apply
to you.
Field
Service
Destination
Group
History
Discount Plan
Description
A specific service (voice calls, messaging, data
transfer, etc.) that this volume discount will apply to.
Information about discounts used and remaining is
shown, grouped by Destination Group names. Each
name represents one group included in the volume
discount plan assigned to you.
Invokes a pop up window which shows extended
information about the discount plan.
The name of the volume discount plan applicable for
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Combined
Discount
Used /
Remaining
Expiration
Status
Current
Discount
Expiration
Combine With
Other
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this customer.
Shows the total discount value currently applied to
the customer that resulted in the discounts’
combination.
Shows the current value of both consumed and
remaining discount volume (in minutes or funds).
The progress bar graphically reflects how much of
the discounted service has been consumed.
Shows the time left for the discount to be reapplied
to the customer.
If Never is defined, it means that this discount is for
one-time use and will not be reapplied to the
customer.
Discount History window
The current status of the discount plan:
 Active Discount Plans – the discount plans
that are currently in use
 Consumed – the discount plans that have
already been used up
 Not Yet Active – currently inactive discount
plans
The value of the discount currently applied to the
customer.
The time left for the discount plan counters to be
reset.
Shows the way this discount plan is combined with
other discount plans applicable to a session.
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Invoices
The invoices screen allows you to view all your invoices. A particular
invoice can be found either by entering its number or by selecting a date
range and clicking the icon . If you want to include void invoices, just
select the corresponding check box and then press Search.
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Invoices cover these parameters:
 No. (invoice number) – the unique identifier for an invoice
 Date – the date that the invoice was issued
 Payment status – this specifies one of the following:
o Do Not Pay – the invoice amount is 0, therefore no
payment is required
o Unpaid –payment has not yet been received
o Partially Paid – payment has been received but in an
amount less than the amount due
o Paid – invoice has been paid in full
o Overdue – invoice is unpaid and past due
o N/A – payment status is not applicable for this invoice.
 Period Starts / Ends – the period for which an invoice is
generated
 Due date – date by which payment should be received
 Amount – sum of all charges for this period minus credits /
refunds
Select the View icon in the result list to view or print a particular invoice.
Make a Payment
This screen allows you to see your current balance and top it up by
choosing one of the available payment methods.
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When the screen is loaded, the Amount field will show the amount
necessary in order to equalize the balance. If you have a credit card whose
payment characteristics are recorded in the system, it will be used by
default. Change the amount if needed and click the Pay Now button to
proceed with the payment.
An alternative payment method can be used by clicking the
icon. The list of currently supported payment
methods is the following:
 Credit or Debit Cards – allows you to pay using your credit or
debit card
 Bank account (eCheck) – allows paying from your checking
Bank Account
 Direct Debit NL – allows you to perform financial transaction in
which you withdraws funds from a bank account
 PayNearMe – allows you to pay for services in cash at any 7Eleven or ACE Cash Express store across the United States. You
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need to specify your email to get a PayNearMe payment slip via
email and then print it. The payment slip contains the bar code to
be scanned at a 7-Eleven or ACE Cash Express location. You pay
cash to the store clerk, who then records the transaction – the
payment information is immediately delivered to the service
provider via the PayNearMe network. PortaBilling® records the
transaction and updates your balance so you can immediately start
using the service.
You can return from that screen by clicking the
icon.
NOTE: If the card information has not been stored, only the Alternative Payment
screen will be displayed.
Payment Info
This screen allows you to set up the following parameters for periodic
automated payments.
In the Preferred Payment Method block you can choose which type of
payment method to use.
The Auto-pay invoices using this payment method allows you to
define whether a credit card should be charged at the end of the billing
period.
To set up automatic payment with a debit or credit card when the balance
crosses a specified threshold, select the Pay check box and specify the
threshold in the second field. When the balance crosses this threshold the
credit card will be charged for the amount specified in the Pay field.
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Trouble Tickets tab
Using the Trouble Tickets tab, you can view a list of recent tickets and
create new tickets within the RT (Request Tracking) system.
To create a new ticket, simply click the
bottom of the page.
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How to...
3. How to...
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… define a time period using the wizard?
With the period definition wizard, you can easily define the time period
for which a number (e.g. a follow-me number) will be used. If you want
the number to be permanently active, click the Always button at the
bottom of the Period Wizard page. Otherwise, define the desired period.
(Times given are based on a 24-hour clock, i.e. 8pm is the same as 20:00.)
The Period Wizard is intuitive and lets you configure multiple time
intervals from a single page in just a few mouse clicks. The following
example illustrates the process of creating a period within the MondayFriday workweek that starts at 8pm and lasts until 8am the next morning:
1. On the Period Wizard page, select 20:00 in the Start Time box and
08:00 in the End Time box. In the block containing days of the week
select Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. In the block
containing months click the Select All Months button. Then click the
Include New Period button and this time period will appear in the
Time Periods window on the right side of the page.
2. Click Finish to complete the period definition. If you wish to set
another definition for this period, repeat step 1.
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3. Click Save to add a specified time period for the current forwarding
number.
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… configure multiple pickup groups?
The multiple pickup groups functionality allows phone lines in the same IP
Centrex environment to be grouped so that phone line owners within the group
may answer each other’s calls by merely dialing a Group Pickup Prefix on their
phones.
Let’s assume that there are two offices working with shared secretarial services.
First you must enable a Group Pickup feature, then configure two huntgroups
and lastly configure the pickup groups within them:
1. Go to the Incoming Calls page:
 Enable the Group Pickup feature
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In the Group Pickup Prefix field specify *77.
2. Go to the IP Centrex tab.
3. On the Huntgroups page of the IP Centrex tab add two huntgroups (for
how to add huntgroups, see the section titled Huntgroups):
 To the first huntgroup 88 (e.g. Sales Department) add the required
extensions: 222, 333 and the secretary’s 999 extension. Define huntgroup 88
as primary for extensions 222 and 333. Make sure the Call Pickup Allowed
feature is enabled for the huntgroup.
 To the second huntgroup 99 (e.g. Support Department) add extensions 444,
555 and the secretary’s 999 extension. Define huntgroup 99 as primary for
all these extensions – 444, 555 and 999. Make sure the Call Pickup
Allowed feature is enabled for the huntgroup.
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With these settings the following scenario is possible: There is an incoming call
to extension 444. The secretary (extension 999) can dial *7788 to pick up the call
(because 444 is in their non-primary group, thus *77 won’t work. They have
to dial the group pickup prefix and the number of huntgroup). To pick up an
incoming call to the extension 222 the secretary can dial *77 because extension
222 is in their primary group.
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