Cisco Packaged Contact Center Enterprise contains many optional features that you can enable and configure after installation. In addition to the optional features in the Packaged CCE product, you can integrate other Cisco products with Packaged CCE to extend the functionality of your contact center.
This chapter briefly describes these additional features and products. It also lists assumptions and prerequisites for proceeding with the configuration of the optional features described in this document.
You can choose to enable
these features at any time after your Packaged CCE system is installed, configured, and operational.
Agent Greeting manages the recording and playing of greeting messages from agents. An agent's recorded greeting plays automatically to callers when they connect to that agent. Agents can set up different greetings for different types of callers, if the call center supports that option.
Courtesy Callback offers customers the option to hang up and then receive a callback when an agent is close to being available, rather than having to wait for an extended time on hold. Customers do not lose their place in the queue. The system collects callback information from the caller, monitors agent availability, and calls the customer when the agent is close to available.
Mobile Agent supports call center agents who are using phones that are not directly controlled by Packaged CCE. A mobile agent can be located outside of the contact center, using an analog phone or a cell phone. Mobile agents might also be located in the contact center using an IP phone connection that is not being controlled by Packaged CCE. All mobile agents use broadband connection to access the same Agent desktop and agent state controls as non-mobile agents.
Outbound Option manages and executes outbound dialing campaigns. You configure the system to automatically dial numbers using imported contact lists and filtering rules. When a call connects to a live person, the system transfers the call to an agent skilled in handling that calling campaign.
Post-Call Survey sends a caller to an automated survey after the agent disconnects. A Post-Call Survey is typically used to determine whether customers are satisfied with their call center experiences.
Whisper Announcement plays a brief message to an agent before connecting a caller to the agent. The message might include information about the caller or choices the caller made from menu options.
Integrations with Other Cisco Products
You can extend Packaged CCE functionality by integrating it with other Cisco products.
Cisco SocialMiner is a customer-care system that provides capture, filtering, workflow, queuing, and reporting for social media engagement teams. Internet postings captured by SocialMiner are referred to as Social Contacts. SocialMiner stores the social contacts and groups them into user-defined Campaigns. Each Campaign obtains social contacts from one or more Feeds. SocialMiner presents the social contacts to social media customer care personnel who can search, review, categorize, and respond to the postings. SocialMiner also produces reporting metrics on the handling of the social contacts.
SocialMiner has one default user, called the SocialMiner Administrator. The SocialMiner Administrator is the Application User who is configured during installation. The credentials for that user allow initial access to SocialMiner. Certain SocialMiner functions are available only to the SocialMiner Administrator — including access to Active Directory on the Administration tab, where the SocialMiner Administrator can set up other users.
Cisco MediaSense is a media recording platform that uses Web 2.0 application programming interfaces (APIs) to expose its functionality to third-party customers so they can create custom applications.
Cisco MediaSense can be used by compliance recording companies whose regulatory environment requires all conversations to be recorded and maintained. These recordings can later be used by a compliance auditor or a contact center supervisor to resolve customer issues or for training purposes. These recordings can also be used by speech analytics servers or transcription engines.
Cisco MediaSense is not dependent on the use of any other contact center product. However, it is capable of working with all contact center products. Its only dependency is Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), which is used to set up the recording profile and call control service connection (SIP trunk) information.
Silent monitoring provides the supervisor with the ability to listen in on agent’s calls for quality control and performance evaluation. Two silent monitoring types are supported for Unified Contact Center:
CTI OS based
Unified CM based
Both CTI OS based and Unified CM based silent monitor sessions are started and stopped using the Start Silent Monitor and Stop Monitoring Agent buttons on the Team State window. Silent Monitoring must be installed on a separate server from Packaged CCE.
Assumptions for Proceeding with Optional Features
This document makes the following assumptions about the state of your Packaged CCE system and the system administrator's knowledge of Packaged CCE:
Your Packaged CCE system must be installed, configured, and operational.
System administrators must have access to the following interfaces:
Cisco Packaged Contact Center Enterprise (CCE) Administration