Tag Archives: Usability


Shoretel 2.0

For all you with Shoretel phone systems, we’ve got news for you!  Shoretel 2.0. What new features does this bring to the table? New Browse Calls Browsing calls was never so easy – you can now have any fields you’d like on the screen.  If you are investigating calls that disconnected for unusual reasons, need […]

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Creating new device types

The setup We provide a reasonable coverage of device types, but we can’t know them all.  Did you know that you can edit existing names or add new ones? Let’s jump right into an example of creating a new device type. First Step – Find your devices Suppose you have a situation where there are […]

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Hunt pilots, groups, and browsing extensions – Making your own call center!

Oh no, you’ve just been given control of the IT group.  You are trying to build your own miniature call center with hunt groups, but you have no way to accurately report on it.  Who’s taking calls?  Who’s not?  How much time are your agents spending on the phone?  How would you ever reward your […]

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Performance notes

Performance is a very big topic.  We try here to break down a few app-specific items on the browse calls page to help make sure your searches don’t take any longer than necessary. The tools we show you how to use should let you perform your own analysis on other screens in the Cisco CDR […]

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Field Gallery – or, “What does this field even mean?”

Have you ever wondered what all those “other” fields mean in your CDR data?  What exactly is a “OutgoingProtocolID” and why should I care? Or the call center people keep telling me that 1 in 4 calls end up being garbled and low quality.  How do I find out what to even look for? Your […]

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4.4 interface changes

New in 4.4 we have rearranged a few key pieces of the Browse Calls interface. Overall, the flow through these fields wasn’t as good as it could have been.  In our extensive customer testing (e.g. “we pay attention on Webexes with customers”) we realized that nearly everyone used the fields in an order that didn’t […]

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Using Leg Types to make your life easier

First, a quick chat about call legs vs. calls.   We all know what a call is – that period of time from when you pick up a phone until you put it back down again.  In modern systems each call  is comprised of one or more call legs, with each leg being a single source/destination […]

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