Chained Routing

With Studio, assigning incoming calls to agents or ring groups is easy: simply add and configure the Assignment and dial (A&D) component. If a call isn’t answered, you can direct it to different agents/ring groups by adding another A&D component. For example, if your tier-1 support team is unable to answer a call, you can direct it to your tier-2 support team.

Please follow these instructions to create two or more layers of call assignment:

  1. Add the Assignment and dial (A&D) component to your flow and name it “Support Queue 1”.
  2. Open the A&D component, and select the Preferences tab.
  3. Choose Ring Groups as the assignment type and select the appropriate ring group from the drop-down. In our example, we’ve chosen our “Tier 1 Support” ring group.
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  1. Fill out the remaining fields of the Preferences tab.
  2. Select the Exits tab.
  3. Add a new A&D component under the “No answer”, “Maximum waiting time reached”, and “No match found” sections. Every time the “Tier 1 Support” ring group is unable to answer a call, it will be directed to this new component.
  4. Name the component “Support Queue 2”.
  5. Open “Support Queue 2”, and select the Preferences tab.
  6. Choose Ring Groups as the assignment type and select your corresponding “Tier 2 Support” ring group.
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  1. Fill out the remaining fields of the Preferences tab.
  2. Select the Exits tab.
  3. Add the appropriate components in case your “Tier 2 Support” is unable to answer the call. In our example, we will route the call to the Play Audio component in all three sections.
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  1. Open the Play audio component and type or paste your message. Example: “All of our agents are currently assisting other callers. Please call again later or leave a message after the beep.”
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  1. Select the Exits tab and add the Voicemail component.
  2. Complete the configuration of the Voicemail component and any other incomplete component you may have.
  3. Save your flow.

From now on, if your “Tier 1 Support” ring group does not answer a call, it will be routed to the “Tier 2 Support” ring group. And if they are unable to answer the call as well, it will be directed to Voicemail.