I previously covered some simple solutions for main number handling for smaller offices. Now let’s have a look at larger offices.
I’ve worked with several organizations that prefer a human voice answer the phone wherever possible, and when that can’t happen they would allow the call to handled by an Auto Attendant.
The simplest way to configure this is to have the main number be a response group workflow. The receptionist is added as an agent. In the Queue, set the timeout (and optionally the max calls) overflow destination to the SIP address of your Auto Attendant. Callers now ring the agents when they first call, and then get the Auto Attendant if no agent can take their call.
Up next, some scenarios where you might want to add a second group of agents.