Table of Contents

Customer Management

In Connex, Customers are managed through customer cards. Each card has tabs that hold different management options, which we will explain below.

Customer Management is found in the Management tab, the four horizontal lines beneath the Home icon in the dashboard:

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Adding Customer

The following explains how to add new customers using the Customer Management screen:

  1. Click the + button.

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  1. Enter relevant details in each text box.
  2. Click the Save button.

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Above is an image of the new customer window. The following is a descrtption of each entry:

  • Customer Name: - A name or unique identifier for each customer.
  • Paypal Email: The email address associated witht he customer's PayPal account.
  • Website: The customer's website address.
  • Status: The customer's status, i.e.:
  • Active : The customer is active and allowed to pass calls.
  • Inactive: The account is disabled, and
  • Pending Approval: New signups will be listed as pending approval. The customer cannot pass calls or become active until this phase is completed.
  • Debit Limit: Sets the debit limit for postpay customers.
  • Minimum Payment: Set the minimum payment to keep accounts active.
  • Tax: Tax is added as a percentage that is charged on top of costs.
  • Currency: Select the currency from the dropdown menu. Note that you wont be able to change the account currency once the account is created.

Portal Access: Users can turn Portal Access to yes(on) or no(off). Selecting 'no' will restrict user access to the Customer Portal Address: Complete the customer's physical address, not to be confused with email addresses.

Delete Customers

You can delete customers from the list by selecting them and pressing the Delete button.

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Checking the status

You can also check/filter Customers by status:

  1. Click the button to the right of the trash bin labeled Active.
  2. Select a filter option from the dropdown menu.
  3. Results will automatically arrange themselves according to the filter.

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Searching Customers

Search for Customer information by adding a query in the Search text field and clicking the search icon or pressing Enter.

Editing Customers

Editing customers by clicking their name in the customer list, then Edit Customer. The screen that opens is similar to the new customer screen, except the details should already be filled. You can edit these, and click Save.

Main

In the Main tab, users can view or add customer contacts. Summaries are available in live, daily, and monthly formats, as shown above.

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Stats

In the Stats tab, you can view items such as Channels, Calls Per Second (CPS), ACD, ASR, Attempts, Codes, PDD, and filter them by day or month.

Routing

Ingress Routing

In Ingress Routing you can assign a Customer Rate Card to a customer account.

  1. Click on the + button.
  2. Select the customer card and fill in the relevant details.
  3. Press Save.

The details of the dialogue box can be seen in the image below:

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See our Ingress Routing page in these for more in-depth information.

Call Recording

  1. Click Management>Customer.
  2. Click the Customer Name>Routing>Proxy Info.
  3. Click the rate card name, and then select Enable from Recording.

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  1. Recorded files are accessed from the file section
  2. Select Management>File>Recording.
  3. Click the Download button to download the file.

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Adding CLI

CLI / ANI is the From part of the SIP INVITE message and contains the information about who the call was placed from, more specifically we are referring to the number that is presented to have sent the call. The detailed functions are explained on CLI

  1. Click on the '+' button.
  2. Popup will appear. Fill out the details in the dialogue box.
  3. Press Save once the details are correctly entered.

Details of the dialogue box can be seen below:

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Authentication

Under the Authentication tab, users can choose either IP Authentication or User/Password Authentication.

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IP Authentication

To set 1. Click the + button. 2. Enter the IP address and click save

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In a Basic dialogue box, Users can add the IP/Hostname, Channels, and Flow Speed in numeric digits, as shown in an image above. In the image below, there is a description of the Advanced dialogue box.

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  1. Select the codecs.
  2. Enter the switch manufacturer and Version of your customer in the respective text field.
  3. Select the SIP Protocol, Port and Dial Pattern.
  4. Optionally you can add CLI Prefix.
  5. Enter the Tech Prefix, Strip Digits and Bandwidth in digits only.
  6. You can Force From in the given text field.
  7. And you need to select one of the options: Ingress or Egress.

User/ Password Authentication

You can set the User/Password authentication.

  1. Click on the '+' button.
  2. Enter the username & password & click save.

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Latest Calls

Here you can check the latest call from this tab, look up calls and refresh the list of simulated calls. For simulating the call:

  1. Click on the Simulate button.
  2. Popup will appear.
  3. Fill out the details of the dialogue box like Dialed Number, CLI/ANI, Switch IP etc., as mentioned in the image below:
  4. Finally press Simulate button.

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Dialogs

The Dialogs tab shows the active calls on the account so you can easily see the Active calls with just one click.

Payments

In this tab, you can make a list of all the payments that have been made so far and you can also add new payments by:

  1. Click on the '+' button.
  2. Fill out the dialogue box as shown in the image below. Add the Description of the payment, the total amount in digits and finally select the status of it whether it’s Completed, Pending or Cancelled.
  3. Finally press the Save button.

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Alerts

The last tab is the "Alerts" tab. It allows you to generate alerts to your customers when some specific events are triggered. You can view all your alerts by clicking on this tab.

You can also add a customised alert by clicking on the "+" sign.

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You need to give the alert a name such as: Low Balance Alert

Next select the email address or phone number to whom you wish the alert to go to

The Area is the place that is being monitored ie Balance

The Operator is the comparitor to which the threshold is compared. If the Operator is set to eg >$50 and the Threshold is set to $50 then the Alert will be triggered and sent out to the recipient

Click "Save" and a new alert will be created.

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Call Detail Record (CDR)

You can check the details of the calls by following a simple procedure:

  1. Click on CDR to view the CDR.
  2. You can click on the download CDR buttton to download the CDR.

Recalculate CDR

This feature lets you recalculate the long duration calls which have been timed out.

  1. Click on the Recalc CDR button.
  2. Fill the dialogue box. Here you can select the day, maximum duration and new duration as shown in an image below:

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  1. And finally press Save once the details have been entered correctly.

DID

You can assign DID in an account by following these steps:

  1. Click on the ‘+’ button which is at the extreme right of the page.
  2. Popup will appear. Add DID name, set the Destination; select the Provider name, Provider Card, Customer name and Customer Card from the dropdown menu options respectively; Cost in digits and Retail as shown in the image below:
  3. And Press Save button.

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Packages

You are able to add the customer package and its quantity for their ease in just one click.

  1. Click the + button.
  2. Fill in the dialogue box with relevant details. Checking Auto Decrement will debit the package amount from the customer account depending on the quantity.
  3. Press Save button.

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You can also choose package duration, quantity, cost, and frequency by clicking the drop down arrow in the Package box.

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Contacts

  1. Click Management>Customers.
  2. Select a customer from the list.

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  1. Enter the contact name.
  2. Enter the email address used to log in.
  3. Check the Auto Generate Password box to have a password generated online and sent via email. Unchecking the box will let you manually set the password.
  4. You may enter any information on public notes. These notes will be displayed on the customer portal when logged in. Private notes will display in the control panel.
  5. Click Save.

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