How to set up IVR in the Contact Center App?

Updated on January 15, 2020 09:15PM by Admin

Customizing your call flow becomes easier with the Contact Center App. Contact Center App allows you to set up your IVR(Interactive Voice Response) according to your necessity. You can decide when and to whom the call has to be forwarded.

  • Once the phone number is purchased, navigate to Settings in the Contact Center App. Here, select Contact Center → Phone Numbers → Select a Phone Number.
Phone Numbers

  • You will be directed to set up the call flow. Here, you can add a friendly name for the phone number and set up the path.

Note: You can have only one path for a number.

Configure IVR


You can create two types of call flow:

Simple Forward: You can forward your purchased number to a particular number.

Simple Forward

Standard Tree: You can set up the IVR using the Standard Tree call flow.

Messages: You can convert your text to speech at the start of the call. The entered message will be converted to text.

Standard Tree

Call Handling Rules: In the call handling rules, you can decide the call flow when the call reaches your organization or the contact center.

Add Rule
  • Select Add Rule to start the process to enable the call handling rules.

For Instance: Let us build the IVR for the contact center that represents your firm.

User Action

The caller can press a number → The caller has the option to choose numbers between 0 and 9 along with “.”, “*”, “#” according to the IVR setup.

Call Handling Rules

Routing Profile

You can choose to whom the call has to be forwarded to. Apptivo allows you to perform a number of routing.
  • Route to Employee

You can forward the calls to an Employee by clicking (+) to add the particular employee.

  • Route to Team

You can forward the calls to a Team by clicking (+). Anyone from the team can answer the call.

  • Forward To

You can forward the call to a particular number.

  • Hang Up Call

On pressing a particular number, you can decide to hang up the call.

  • Insert Nested Rule

You can create sub-IVR for a particular number by using the Nested rule.

  • Ticket Status

It will pull all the cases logged for the customer with their status.

When the caller presses

Call Properties

You can decide the properties of the call using the Inspector tab. Consider a routine is set to transfer the call to an Employee.

Call Properties

Start of Cycle

You can set up for how long the call can ring to the Employee.

End of Cycle

If the call is not answered, then you can either set up to disconnect the call or add a message.

  • If the message feature is disabled, then you can configure asking to just send a voicemail or add the call in the queue for a callback.
  • If the message feature is enabled, then you can send a message using the Text to Speech Converter. You can also configure asking to send a voicemail or add the call in the queue for a callback.