If you are interested in learning more about the outbound dialer in general, have a look at this article on the different dialer types.
If you want to learn how to use the babelforce outbound dialer, keep on reading. This article explains the basics for agents using it in their day-to-day work. You will need to have set up the dialer with our team beforehand, and you should have uploaded a campaign with leads.
Introduction to the babelforce Outbound Dialer
Start by logging into the babelConnect app. Once you are logged in, click on the symbol with the little telephone receiver.
This will open the outbound dialer tab.
Joining a campaign
To join a campaign, click on the down arrow and choose the campaign you want to join (team leads should tell their agents which campaign to join). After the campaign is chosen, click on "Enter campaign".
The moment you click "Enter campaign", your softphone will ring. The call must be accepted in order to join the campaign. An automatic audio prompt will play to indicate that you have joined the campaign.
To begin with, the dialer is paused by default. You will see the current status of the campaign, for instance how many agents are waiting or how many are paused. To get started, click on "Resume campaign". You will now be placed in the campaign.
The dialer will now try to connect you with leads from the campaign list. The first successful call will be bridged to you. While you are waiting you will see the following information:
The moment you are connected, you will see something that resembles the next screenshot: the status is "bridged", you can see the call duration, the phone number and caller ID, and you may also see contact information.
Watch out: even if the customer ends the call, you must click on "End call" to finish the conversation.
After the call has finished, you must select the outcome of the call. Here you will find more details on the outcome reasons and how the selection of one reason will influence the lead pool.
Pausing and leaving a campaign
There are two options to interrupt the dialer. You can click on "Pause campaign" - you will still be connected to the dialer and can resume the session with one click.
Or if you want to call it a day or switch campaigns, you have to press the little red sign with the arrow pointing right, in the top right-hand corner.
Good to know: you cannot leave a campaign if you are in a call. You can only leave the campaign if it is paused or if you are waiting to be connected.