Setup Multi-Tenant Contact Center With Asterisk

Setting up hosted multi-tenant contact center for remote and home agents

Multi-tenant contact center technology

Hosted Contact Centers

Indosoft provides technology for hosted Contact Centers, also popularly known Contact Center On-Demand, a complete, scalable, multi-tenant contact center software suite that includes ACD, IVR, CTI, Predictive dialing, voice recording with a complement of powerful administrative and management tools. With improving internet access and VoIP connectivity, contact center as a service has gained in popularity.

Why Q-Suite for your hosted multi-tenant platform?

Q-suite multi-tenant call center software suite for Asterisk is a mature platform capable of providing sophisticated inbound ACD with call routing based on skills and service levels. Q-Suite has a robust self pacing predictive dialer capable of significantly increasing the agent productivity for outbound telemarketing. GUI based wizards allow for easy management of both the inbound and outbound call center suite tenants. The administrator of the multi-tenant call center will provision the tenant and the number of concurrent seats for the tenant. Once provisioned, a tenant will have the ability to setup the call center suite to suit business requirements of the operation.

Features and Tools within Q-Suite

There are a significant number of salient features that make the Indosoft contact center software suite the ideal for hosted multi-tenant deployment. The agent devices can be configured to be either TDM or SIP. The agent screens are web browser enabled and can accommodate third party web applications as well as legacy main-frame emulators. The initial voice connection for the agent is setup by a nail-up call. The campaign management tool allows the creation of multiple lists and each list loading is identified by batch. The powerful script builder tool allows creation custom scripts and integration of web applications on a multi-page format. Hosted contact centers with remote agents offer distinct advantages. It reduces the overhead required in managing and running a premise based call center and makes it very flexible. For the service provider, its multi-tenancy model provides the ability to sell call center as a service.

Multi-tenant Hosted Contact Center Setup with Q-Suite

There are many good reasons to setup hosted contact centers. For individual businesses it gives them an opportunity to take advantage of home agents and eliminate large office space costs. With data centers eager providing quality hardware, internet bandwidth and SIP termination it is a a serious option to consider. For contact center service providers, it is an opportunity to provide contact center on-demand as a service and generate recurring revenue. 

Q-Suite will meet the requirements of both individual businesses as well as service providers. It comes with a powerful administrative portal which controls access to the functionality of the contact center based on roles and privileges. 

You can find more information about voice quality, codec and bandwidth in our blog. 

Contact Center Features 

  • Tenant Management
  • Trunk Management
  • Scaling to Multiple Asterisk servers
  • Outbound Campaign and Inbound Services Management
  • Lead and List Management
  • DNIS (B-Number) and CLID (A-Number) Management
  • ACD, Skills based Routing and Queue Management
  • Superior Script Builder
  • Graphical Call routing (Dialplan) Builder
  • Concurrent Multi-campaign Dialer with self-pacing predictive, power and agent-ready dialing
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Branding and Custom look and feel for Agent Screens and Admin Portal
  • Integration to your existing systems
  • .NET and OCX API for integration to Windows clients
  • Concurrent Multi-campaign Dialer controls

Multi-tenant Management

Q-Suite is a true multi-tenant contact center software allowing you to setup tenant partitions which are separate. The Admin Portal will allow the Super user to truly control the tenants without having to manage every aspect by enabling all aspects of the contact center except trunk setup and tenant control. The tenant can setup a hierarchy to allow different roles within the organization to view and manage screens and reports pertaining to their role.

  • Setup as many separate tenants with capacity and trunk control
  • Roles and privileges to control access to screens and reports
  • Setup and organize trunks as per tenants
  • Scale according to growth
  • Brand and Customize look and feel

Multi-tenant Outbound Dialer for Asterisk

Dialer Features
Q-Suite offers one of the best self pacing dialer for multi-tenant setup. It can operate in predictive, power and agent-ready mode.

  • Set limits on the number of concurrent dialers for each client
  • Individual Predictive dialer setting per campaign
  • Drop-rate Limit per campaign
  • Limit call setup per second per campaign
  • Allowable Maximum dial-rate
  • Booster rate dialing for low hit-rate
  • Live graph for Agent Status, Dial and Hit-rate, Channel (line) usage

Contact Center Features

Salient features of Q-Suite for Inbound and Outbound Contact Centers
Q-Suite offers the ability to manage and control outbound campaigns and inbound services effectively. You can set up inbound services with multiple DNIS (B-Numbers) and service specific call routing using our GUI based dialplan builder. There from setting up agents, queues, lists, dialer, scripts and dispositions, all available within simple intuitive graphical user-interface. Q-Suite is truly a contact center in a box for Asterisk. 

Key ACD features for Inbound Services

  • Agent pop-up with DNIS (B-Number) CLID (A-Number), Description
  • Ability to do database dips to match customer record
  • Sophisticated IVR and Call routing using GUI Dialplan Builder
  • Schedule setup based on 'Time of the Day' and Days/Months as well as Calender
  • Skills based routing
  • Queue Prioritization
  • Music on Hold
  • Virtual and Overflow Queues
  • Tabbed script pages using Script Builder
  • Custom Wrap-up (Dispositions)
  • Custom DND
  • Interface to your Web based CRM or applications

Key Outbound Campaign Features

  • Multiple Concurrent Campaigns
  • Caller ID Name and Number insertion
  • Dropped call recording
  • Tabbed script pages
  • Custom Wrap-up (Dispositions)
  • Predictive and Preview Dialing
  • Agent assignment to Predictive dialing

Planning Infrastructure for Contact Center Hosting

Hosted Contact Center Deployment
Modern data centers provide very good hardware and infrastructure as well as good connectivity. The hardware requirement will be determined by the capacity of the call center. Bandwidth of both voice and data need to be considered. Typically voice requirements will be between The data bandwidth can be around 25-30 Kbps for web intense Agent screens. The other important factor is the overall delay. For good voice quality, the ping time should be in the order of 100 millisecond for VoIP terminations. ISDN PRI E1/T1 is a safe option when VoIP is not readily available. Bonded T1 is becoming very popular in U.S.A. 

Contact Center Infrastructure for Remote Agents

  • Good server hardware
  • Adequate Bandwidth
  • Minimum Network delays
  • SIP Termination
  • Agents using SIP soft-phones or IP phones 
  • G729 Codec 

Agent Interface

Agent Web Interface
Q-Suite offers web browser agent screen that can be customized and controlled using a powerful set of tools available within the call center software. An extremely sophisticated Script Builder for creation of scripts with custom variables and embedded URL like any web enabled CRM or web-sites. Custom disposition or wrap-up codes as well as custom DND codes allow for detailed reporting of agent activity. 

Agent Web Screen Features

  • Configurable Agent Screen
  • Customizable Screen Layout and Contents
  • Customizable Wrap codes/Dispositions
  • Connection within milliseconds, Hear the 1st 'Hello'
  • Custom Break/DND codes
  • Transfers (Blind/3-way/Consultative)
  • Nail-up and Dial-in feature for Voice
  • Multi-page scripts
  • Client - Customer data and custom fields
  • Get and Post data to your custom web CRM applications
  • Embed your Web Application within the Scripts
  • Integrate our CTI into your existing agent screens

If you are one of those companies who have invested in building native application for the agent CRM and want to integrate CTI into it, we provide a comprehensive set of API interface to the call center software suite. Like many of our existing clients, if you are a vertical outbound call center with special application, our API can accommodate and provide all the necessary interface for the agent to be logged in and receive calls based on "predictive dialing" or be in a blended mode. 

Agent .NET API integration
Q-suite offers a very powerful .NET library as well as an OCX library to integrate CTI software into your existing custom and native client applications. The .NET API provides complete access and interface to the call center software and its CTI database. This provides you with the opportunity to make the call center software and its CTI engine to work under the hood with your custom CRM or application. 

Socket API integration
Q-suite offers comes with a socket library to allow easy integration of your existing custom CRM or application to the call center software and its database. If you are looking to migrate your vertical application to Asterisk and need a powerful CTI engine with a fully developed ACD, the Q-Suite socket API will provide all the hooks and interface to this powerful call center software.

Contact Center Monitoring and Reports

Indosoft call center software offers detailed cradle to grave reporting for your contact center operations. These reports cover every aspect of the contact center operations. Agent performance, queue performance, lead performance and dialer performance can be monitored real-time.

Inbound Contact Center Reports

  • Real-time Agent Status
  • Real-time Queue Status
  • Agent Time Profile
  • Queue Performance Report
  • Agent Queue Performance Report
  • Agent Disposition & Wrap-up Report
  • Media Dollar Call Tracking (DNIS/DID)
  • Live Listening
  • Listening to Voice Recording
  • Custom Reports

Outbound Contact Center Reports

  • Real-time Agent Status
  • Real-time Dialer Status
  • Agent Time Profile
  • Agent Performance Report
  • Agent Disposition & Wrap-up Report
  • Custom Disposition Report
  • List Performance Report
  • Lead List Status Report
  • Call History Report

Contact Center Monitoring

  • Live Dashboard
  • Ability to Listen in on conversations
  • Ability to Listen to Recording

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