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Creating a percentage-allocation routing plan

If your toll-free traffic flow consistently needs to be redirected to different locations, use the percentage-allocation routing feature to automatically send your inbound calls to where you have the staff. For example, if you have call centers in Colorado, Arizona, and Virginia, but your largest support team is in Colorado, you can set up a rule to divide where calls are sent, such as 50% to Colorado, 35% to Arizona, and 15% to Virginia.

To route call traffic based on percentages:

  1. Click the Inventory tab, the Inventory Services subtab opens. 

Control Center displays a list of all services assigned to the accounts under your enterprise ID. If you have more than 10 services, you can view the rest of your services by clicking one of the blue linked Show numbers at the top of the list or you can click the blue down arrow at the bottom of the list to add 10 services at a time to the view.

  1. Search for the service in one of these ways:

    • Sort your services using the Sort by… list (e.g., Service Type). You can toggle between descending and ascending order using the arrow to the right of the Sort by… list.

    • Filter your services by selecting an option from the View All (Default) list.

    • Search for a specific service (by service type, account, etc.) using the Search by… field and search box. (To search using multiple search criteria, click Advanced Search, then fill in your search criteria and click Apply Search Filters. When you're done, click Close Advanced Search.)
  1. When you find the service you want to route call traffic for, click the blue arrow on the right of the line for the service, the Details section opens.
  1. From the Call Plan More Actions list, select Edit Call Plan.
  1. On the right of the global default (dark gray) bar, click the down arrow, then click Add New Feature.
  1. In the pop-up window, select Percent Allocation from the Select Feature list, then click Submit.
  1. If the Confirm Feature ADD/Delete window appears, click Accept.
  1. If you want to route all calls to a single number, select the Uniform checkbox. (Otherwise, leave it empty. If you select the checkbox, Control Center won't let you specify more than one termination or type a percentage.)
  1. Click Add Rule.

    From here, unless you selected Uniform, you're creating a rule to tell the system what to do when someone calls a certain phone number. For instance, we routed our calls between two locations, with each getting 50% of the calls,
  1. In the Terminating Route Type section, select either the DED (dedicated trunk) or SWI (switched ANI) radio button—depending what kind of number you want to route.
  1. Select a trunk/ANI from the ANI list.

    If you don't see the trunk/ANI you need, click the ADD ANI TO THE LIST button, fill in the fields, click Add, then select the number from the list.
Note: If you give the ANI a description, describe it so you and your colleagues will remember it. If you leave the description blank, the phone number will show in the list.
  1. Scroll down, type the percentage of calls you want to route to that number, then click Update.

    You must allocate 100% of your traffic. Repeat steps 6–12 until your total percent adds up to 100. You must also use whole numbers for the percentages (e.g., 50% rather than 50.33%).
  1. When you've accounted for all your traffic, click Update.
  1. Click Save Changes (at the bottom of the Details accordion).

    Control Center prompts you to schedule when you want the new routing to activate.
  1. Enter a date and time for when you want the new routing to activate, confirm the time zone, then click Submit.
Important: We recommend you schedule your call plan an hour before the activation time. After it has been scheduled, you are unable to edit the plan. If you want to make changes after the plan has been scheduled, you need to wait until the changes go into effect and then you can change it.
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