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Voice Interaction

[Modified: 8.5.111.21, 8.5.117.18, 8.5.118.10]

The Voice Interaction window enables you to view all of the information that is necessary to handle a voice interaction with a contact or an internal target.

Overview: The Voice Interaction Window

Voice interactions can be started by using the Team Communicator, or by selecting Call from the Contact Directory. During an IM, chat, or email interaction, you can also use the Action menu on the left-hand side of the party name, and then select Call.

The Voice Interaction window enables you to handle many call-related tasks, including:

  • Starting a consultation and transferring or conferencing the call to an internal target or with a contact.
    Note: If you want to initiate an internal voice interaction to speak to another agent without transferring or conferencing the external call, use the Team Communicator.
  • Viewing and managing contact history.
  • Viewing and managing contact information. Your account might be configured to let you assign an interaction with an unknown contact to a known contact in the contact database by using the Manual Contact Assignment feature [Modified: 8.5.117.18].
  • Solving stuck calls.
  • Recording calls (VoIP/SIP only).
  • Adjusting microphone and speaker volume (for Workspace SIP Endpoint only).
  • Reading a standard response.
  • Blending the interaction with other media (such as email, voice, and SMS) by using the Party Action menu.

Media blending with the party action menu

The contents that are displayed to you in this view depend on your role and on the case information that is available about the contact.

This view is composed of many atomic views that together provide all of the features that you need to handle a voice interaction. You can use this view to:

VoIP-/SIP-enabled Agents

For VoIP-/SIP-enabled agents, additional call actions are available.

Inbound SIP controls

The VoIP/SIP call actions enable you to:

The Call status area of the Voice Interaction view

The Call status area of the Voice Interaction view provides the contact's phone number or name, or the internal target's extension or name, and the status of the call. Possible call statuses might include the following:

  • Connected—You are actively talking to the contact or internal target.
  • Ended—The call has been ended by either you or the contact.
  • On Hold—The call is in a state where the contact is unable to hear you, and you are not able to hear the contact when they are on hold.
  • Establishing—You are trying to connect to an internal target or queue for a voice consultation.
  • Establishing on hold—The call is put on hold before the internal target answers, so that the internal target will be on hold when the call is answered.

Call Actions

Call actions are standard controls for voice interactions. Workspace enables you to perform the following call actions:

  • End Call—Click End Call (IW End Call Button 850.png) to disconnect the call.
  • Hold Call—Click Hold (IW Hold Call Button 850.png) to place the active call on hold. If a call is on hold, you cannot hear the contact and the contact cannot hear you.
  • Resume Call—Click Resume Call (IW Retrieve Call Button 850.png) to reconnect to a call that is on hold. You will be able to hear the contact, and the contact will be able to hear you.
  • Instant Call Transfer—Click Instant Call Transfer (IW Instant Voice Transfer Icon 850.png) to redirect the current voice interaction to a contact, an internal target, or an Agent or Agent Group voicemail (IW 851 Transfer Voicemail Icon Team Communicator.png) ([Added: 8.5.118.10]) that you select by using the Team Communicator.
  • Instant Call Conference—Click Instant Call Conference (IW Instant Voice Conference Icon 850.png) to start a voice conference instantly with the current voice interaction and a contact or internal target that you select by using the Team Communicator.
  • Send DTMF—You can attach numerical data to a call by entering dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) digits into the call case history. Click the keypad button (IW Open DTMF Keypad Button 850.png) to open the DTMF keypad, then type numbers into the number field or click the keypad numbers to enter numbers.
  • Mute the Microphone—(For VoIP-/SIP-enabled agents working with Workspace SIP Endpoint only) The party to whom you are connected cannot hear you when the microphone in your headset or on your workstation is muted. There are two ways to access the Mute the Microphone button. Either click Mute microphone (IW SIP Mute Microphone Volume Properties Button 850.png) on the Volume Properties control, or click to open the Volume Properties control menu, and then click Mute the microphone next to the Microphone Volume control. When your microphone is muted, a small red circle with a slash is displayed next to the microphone icon.
    Microphone mute control
  • Mute the Speaker—(For VoIP-/SIP-enabled agents working with Workspace SIP Endpoint only) To access the Mute the Speaker button, click to open the Volume Properties control menu, and click then Mute the speaker next to the Speaker Volume control. When your speaker is muted, a small red circle with a slash is displayed next to the speaker icon.
    Speaker mute control
  • Adjust Microphone Volume—(For VoIP-/SIP-enabled agents working with Workspace SIP Endpoint only) To access the Microphone volume control, click to open the Volume Properties control menu, and then move the Volume control slider left to decrease the volume and right to increase the volume.
    Microphone volume control
  • Adjust Speaker Volume—(For VoIP-/SIP-enabled agents working with Workspace SIP Endpoint only) To access the Speaker Volume control, click to open the Volume Properties control menu, and then move the Volume control slider left to decrease the volume and right to increase the volume.
    Speaker volume control
  • Start Consultation—Start a consultation with an internal target or a contact (IW Consultation Icon 850.png). The target can choose not to accept the request. The target can end the consultation. You can end the consultation or you can transfer or conference your current interaction to or with the consultation target.
    Choose an Instant Message consultation or a Voice consultation.
    Consultation menu
  • Start/Stop Video—Add/Remove a video stream to your current voice call.
    Start/Stop Video icons
  • Schedule Callback—Click Schedule Callback (IW 851 New Callback Button.png) to open the New Callback dialog box. See Genesys Callback. [Added: 8.5.111.21]
  • Mark Done—Complete a call and close the Voice Interaction window by clicking Mark Done (IW Mark Done Button 850.png). Your environment might be configured to require you to specify a disposition code before you can click Mark Done. Your environment might also be configured to automatically change your status from After Call Work to Ready, Not Ready, or some other value, when you click Mark Done, or you might have to manually set your status to Ready, or some other value, after you complete your after call work.

Call Timers

[Modified: 8.5.111.21] The Interaction Bar contains call controls to enable you to complete call actions such as putting the call on hold and retrieving the call. It also contains a timer that tells you how long you have been handling the call.

When you place a call on hold, a new timer might be displayed that tells you how long the call has been on hold, and a progress bar might also be displayed. The progress bar changes from green to yellow to red as time goes by. If the progress bar changes to red, the call has been on hold too long and you should click Resume (IW Retrieve Call Button 850.png) to update the contact and let them know that they are still on the call. If you hover your mouse pointer over the hold timer, the call duration and hold time are displayed in a tool tip if this feature is enabled.

After a call, before you click Done, a timer that displays how long it takes for you to complete your After Call Work. If you hover your mouse pointer over the After Call timer, the call duration and After Call Work time are displayed in a tool tip if this feature is enabled.

Contact Information and History

Use the Show/Hide Information view menu button to show or hide contact information and contact history for the current contact.

The Contact Information view enables you to view and edit contact information. If the contact is already in the Contact database, their information will be displayed in this view. Use the fields to add or modify contact information. For more information about the Information view, see Contact Directory.

The Contact History view enables you to view information about past interactions with the current contact if the contact is already in the contact database. Use the search tools to find specific interactions. For more information about the Contact History view, see Contact History.

If there are in progress or recent interactions for the current contact, the number of interactions is displayed beside the connection status of the interaction.

Force Closing a Case (Stuck Call)

If you are on a call and are unable to close the Interaction window because the call has become stuck in the system, right-click the tab in the Interaction window that represents the call, and select Force Close This Case from the shortcut menu. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to force-close the call.

Troubleshooting Remote and Virtual Desktop Environments

[Added: 8.5.109.16] You might work in an environment that uses Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to run Workspace. This means that when you start Workspace, it is displayed on your screen, but it is not actually running on your workstation, it is running on a remote machine.

If the you are unable to make or receive calls and the Workspace SIP Endpoint icon (IW 851 Workspace Standalone SEP Sys Tray Icon.png) is grey instead of red, you might have to restart the Workspace Standalone SIP Endpoint application.

For more information, refer to Remote and Virtual Desktop Environments in the Login topic.

Related Resources

The Workspace Desktop Edition User's Guide (English only) provides detailed lessons for using all the features of Workspace. You might find the following lessons useful:

Related topics

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