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Outbound campaigns

As an agent, you might work on campaigns (for example, collections, telemarketing, or fundraising) where you make outbound calls to contacts. You can view and manage your campaigns from the My Campaigns tab.

What types of campaigns are available?

You might be working with one of the following campaign types:
  • Progressive or Predictive campaigns, in which the system automatically sends you a number to dial.
  • Preview campaigns, in which you manually request (or pull) a number to dial from the system.
  • Push-Preview campaigns, in which the system automatically sends you a record to preview, then you click to connect the call.

Video Tutorial: Outbound Campaigns

Here are four tutorial videos that give you a quick overview of being an agent in an Outbound Campaign. The first video introduces Outbound Campaigns, the second demonstrates Predictive and Progressive (automatic) campaigns, the third demonstrates Preview (manual) campaigns, and the fourth demonstrates Push-Preview (semi-automatic) campaigns.

Outbound Campaign Overview

Automatic record retrieval (Predictive and Progressive)

Manual record retrieval (Preview)

Semi-automatic record retrieval (Push-Preview)

How do I use the My Campaigns tab?

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You can find the My Campaigns tab in the Connect view of the Main Window.

This tab lists all the campaigns that are active or running to which you belong.

The table contains information about each campaign, including Status (Active or Running), Name, Delivery Mode (Manual or Automatic), and a Description of the campaign provided by your company.

When you want to get a new calling record, select the campaign you want to work on and click Get Record (GAPI 900 Outbound Get Record Button.png).

In some campaigns, records are delivered to you automatically whenever your status is Ready. If you have selected Done and Stop in a campaign and you are ready to resume receiving receiving records, select the campaign you want to work on and click Get Record.

How do I work with Progressive and Predictive campaigns?

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In campaigns using Progressive and Predictive dialing modes, outbound calls are directed to your workstation and dialed automatically.

You'll get a pop-up notification each time an administrator loads or starts a new campaign that you are part of. When you get the Campaign Started pop-up, click OK to close the notification.

If your status is Ready, a new interaction preview appears. You can then Accept to connect the call, or Reject to return the record to the top of the calling list. If you do nothing, the interaction goes back to the top of the calling list.

When you accept the record you are not connected to the outbound call until after the contact has answered the phone. The Origin of the call is the name and or number of the contact.

When you're connected to the contact, you can view the campaign call information, the Call Status, and the available Call Actions. Use the standard call controls to manage the call.

How do I work with Preview campaigns?

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In campaigns using Preview dialing mode, you request a record from the system and then dial the contact. You can preview the case information and other details before you start the call.

You'll get a pop-up notification each time an administrator loads or starts a new campaign that you are a part of. When you get the Campaign Started pop-up, you can choose:

  • Get Record to retrieve a contact record from the campaign list.
  • OK to close the notification. (With this option you'll have to retrieve a record manually. Go to My Campaigns, select the campaign you want to use, and select Get Record.)

When you have previewed the record, use:

GAPI 900 Outbound Preview Call Button.png to call the contact. When the call is connected, you can monitor the call status and use the standard voice call controls to manage the call.

GAPI 900 Outbound Preview Decline Button.png to decline the record. You can then choose Call this contact later to return the record to the campaign list or Do not call this contact to remove the contact from the campaign list.

GAPI 900 Done And Stop Button.png to stop receiving previews (Done and Stop). To start receiving previews again, go to My Campaigns, select the campaign you want to use, and select Get Record.

If asked, select the caller ID details you want to use.

How do I work with Push-Preview campaigns?

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In campaigns using Push-Preview dialing mode, a record is delivered to your desktop automatically from the system and then you dial the contact. You can preview the case information and other details before you start the call. You must be in a Ready status to receive records.

Important
In the My Channels tab, Push Preview is a separate channel from Voice. You must set the outbound preview channel to Ready to receive records.

You'll get a pop-up notification each time an administrator loads or starts a new campaign. When you get the Campaign Started pop-up, click OK to join the campaign.

If your status is Ready, a new interaction preview appears. You can then Accept to connect the call, or Reject to return the record to the top of the calling list. If you do nothing, the interaction goes back to the top of the calling list.

When you have previewed the record, use:

GAPI 900 Outbound Preview Call Button.png to call the contact. When the call is connected, you can monitor the call status and use the standard voice call controls to manage the call.

GAPI 900 Outbound Preview Decline Button.png to decline the record. You can then choose Call this contact later to return the record to the campaign list or Do not call this contact to remove the contact from the campaign list.

GAPI Mark Done Button 900.png to close a record.

If asked, select the caller ID details you want to use.

How do I schedule callbacks for a campaign?

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During a campaign, you might not be able to reach the contact or they might request to be called back at another specific date and time. You can schedule a callback at any time while you are handling an Outbound campaign call, even after the call has ended.

The Schedule Callback button (Link=) opens the Schedule Callback window, where you can set a date, time, and even a different phone number for the callback. You can also specify whether the callback is personal (you will handle the callback) or whether any available agent will handle the callback.

Tip: During Preview campaigns, you might be able to use this feature to postpone a preview call before the call is dialed.

When you've set the desired properties for the callback, the Schedule Callback button changes to Link= to indicate that a callback is scheduled. You can then end the call.

If you need to make changes to a scheduled call back, you can open the Schedule Callback window and make changes to the settings.

To cancel a scheduled callback, clear the Schedule Callback box. This must be done before closing the Outbound Record or the Interaction Preview.

When a rescheduled callback is directed to your workstation, an interaction preview is displayed as usual. The only difference is that the Case Information includes an indication in the Origin field that the call is a Callback or a Personal Callback.

Note: You might see an error message displayed in the Agent Desktop interface when you try to mark done an Outbound interaction that you have rescheduled. This can happen if the specified rescheduled date and time are invalid (for example, you might have set the rescheduled date and time in the past). You must fix any errors or cancel the reschedule first before you can mark the interaction done.

What next?

Top 5 topics

  1. Getting Started
  2. Navigating Agent Desktop
  3. Calls
  4. Contacts
  5. Contact and interaction history
This page was last modified on April 18, 2019, at 05:09.

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