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Skills-Based Routing ​

Utilize your key resources more efficiently in your contact center.​

Key Features of Skills-based Routing​

Easy Setup

Provide better customer service with a queuing system that allows customers to avoid waiting on hold while maintaining their place in line. This convenience eases customer frustrations and leads to better interactions.

Reduce Call Abandonment

When customers place an incoming call and find themselves facing a daunting hold time, they’re not likely to stick around. Dropped and abandoned calls leave negative impressions on your customers. With queue callback, you’ll decrease your abandonment rate and improve customer experience.

Custom Call Flows

When customers place an incoming call and find themselves facing a daunting hold time, they’re not likely to stick around. Dropped and abandoned calls leave negative impressions on your customers. With queue callback, you’ll decrease your abandonment rate and improve customer experience.

Needs Vary, Make an Impact

Part of fostering a great customer experience is getting more first-contact resolutions. No one likes repeating themselves. With Skills-Based Routing, you can assess your skillsets in your contact center and direct calls accordingly. 

Smart Resource Usage

Skills-based routing allows you to create skills to log in and out of different media channels. You can group your agents based on skills and rate their expertise on a scale of 1 to 10.

Skills-based routing enables the reception of calls in different ways: linear, circular, most idle, or intelligent highest skill first. Each call flow pattern pairs your customers with the most qualified agent based on their questions.

When customers call, don’t give them the run-around. Get them to the right agent every time.

No one likes having to retell their story to multiple agents when they call for customer assistance. Skills-based routing allows the customer to tell their story one time, or assign them to the right agent by answering a few simple questions at the top of the call.


Be Heard the First Time

Skills-based routing directs customer call queues to the appropriate person, eliminating the need for customers to repeatedly explain their situation.


Work More Efficiently

With skills-based routing, you can use your diverse team’s unique skills to enhance the customer experience.


Maximize Resources

You’ve got a diverse team and with skills-based routing, you can use their unique skills to improve the overall customer experience.

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Make your queue work smarter, not harder.

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What People Have To Say

Frequently Asked Questions

Have some questions? Xima has answers. Check out the FAQs below.

This system assigns customer calls to agents with the skills needed to answer questions or resolve a conflict. Or, skills-based routing can ensure customers speak to an agent in their native language.

Customers respond to interactive voice response (IVR) queries in the first step of the call. They may be asked if their call falls into one of the following categories:

  • Billing question
  • Delivery question
  • Problem with an order
  • Queries about order status
  • I’d like to speak to an agent

The IVR prompts will funnel the call to the agent with the best skills to assist the customer.

Yes, there are myriad ways to route an incoming call. In addition to skills-based, there are:

  • Fixed-order: First available agent takes the call.
  • Talk-time: The agent with the least amount of talk time logged takes the call.
  • Time-based: Agents only receive calls during their working hours.
  • Rotary: Agents take turns one-by-one receiving calls.

We find that customers are more satisfied when they’re assigned to the right agent from the get-go; use skills-based routing to get them heard by the right agent without being endlessly transferred between departments.

You won’t waste customers’ or agents’ time when routing calls based on skills available, and customers will get the right answers the first time they call in. Avoid making customers wait and listen to endless hold music by assigning them to the right agent asap.

  1. Identify the skills agents will have.
  2. Provide skill information.
  3. Prioritize calls based on customers’ needs.
  4. Set a service level for each inbound call.
  5. Define abandoned calls.
  6. Save skills and all input related to them.

If you have a small team that has the specialized skills needed to assist customers, you can assign calls priority levels. This will optimize call distribution to and reduce hold time to ensure a select team doesn’t get overwhelmed with constant inbound calls. 

Xima is compatible with Avaya Cloud Office (ACO), RingCentral Office (RCO), 3CX, NetSapiens, and Metaswitch. For a comprehensive list, get in touch with us today. 

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Other Features From Xima

How else does Xima make your workforce management more efficient? Complement skills-based routing with these additional features available from Xima and find out:

Call Queuing System

Give your customers the option to wait on a call, or receive a callback when an agent is available. Call queue software answers calls in the order they’re received, and gives the option for customers to leave their phone numbers for a callback.

Live Agent Call Recording

Live agent call recording provides valuable, real-time insights into your agent interactions.

Interactive Voice Response

Enable customers to find what they need without speaking to an agent by using interactive voice response (IVR). Customize interactive menu options so customers are routed to the right agent as needed.

Web Chat

When customers don’t have time for a call, a web chat can get them the communication they need from you without just a few keystrokes.

Email and SMS

Have multiple channels through which customers are contacting your business? Seamlessly keep track of all inbound messages whether via email or text.

Social Media Messages

Not only will you be able to respond efficiently to social media inquiries, but you’ll get insights into how they’re responding to your social media platforms as well.

Never waste a moment getting a customer to the right agent for their inquiry.

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Feature Release Webinar

Join us for an exclusive webinar as we dive into our latest product releases for IVR, MMS Messaging, and Social Media Integration.

  • IVR (Interactive Voice Response)

  • MMS Messaging

  • Social Media Integration

Thursday, September 12, 2024 | 11:00AM ET