In this article the following topics are covered:

General Overview

UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE is a type of the Hunt Group with extended functionality including supervisor monitoring User Interface in the client, scheduled reports, extended storage, a real-time dashboard, smart greetings, and much more.

Note: any Hunt Group can be upgraded from Hunt Group to the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE. The instructions can be found in the article Upgrading Hunt Group To A UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE on UNIVERGE BLUE™ CONNECT.
UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE charges are applied on a per UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE user per month basis.

General overview is available in the Control Panel under Services >  UNIVERGE BLUE™ CONNECT > Contact Center > General



  1. Navigate to Services > UNIVERGE BLUE™ CONNECT > Contact Center > Groups.
  2. Click the Create group button.

  3. Enter the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE settings:
    • Name: Choose an easily identifiable name for the group; for example, Sales or Customer Service.
    • Extension: Type 3-6 digit extension that is not assigned to a user or another object.
    • Email for voicemail: email address where voicemails directed to UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE 's built-in voicemail box will be sent.
    • Ringing Order: Select the way calls will be distributed among agents.
      • Longest Idle: An incoming call goes to the agent who has not been on the phone for the longest period of time.
      • Round-Robin: Distributes the calls evenly by rotating the group member whose extension is tried first, then searching down the list in sequential order.
      • Ring-All: Sends the incoming call to all of the group members whose extensions are available for a call.
      • Sequential: Sends the call to the first free member of the list that is lowest on the list from top to bottom.
    • Time zone: Specify the time zone the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE will work in.
    • Location: Choose a location the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE will be tied to.
  4. Click the Create group button.


You can manage additional parameters of the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE that you have created.

Confirm creating HG

On the General Tab you can:

  • Change the Name.
  • Change the Extension
  • Assign new or unassign Phone Numbers.
  • Change the Ringing Order for agents assigned to the group.
  • Change the Time zone for the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE.
  • Change the Location for the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE.

Under Callers and Agents, you can adjust:

  • Max callers on hold: The number of callers who may wait on hold for an Agent to become free to take the phone call. When the max callers are holding, additional callers are sent to the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE timeout.
    Note: Default value is 30, min - 1, max - 100.
  • Agent wrap-up time: The number of seconds after an Agent ends a phone call before the system routes the next incoming caller to the Agent's phone.
  • Hunt next agent after: The period of time after which the call will be directed to the next agent of the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE.
  • Unanswered idle time: The period of time an Agent will be temporarily removed from the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE call routing if a call from the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE is not answered by the Agent.
  • Timeout in seconds (this and following options become available after enabling the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE group timeout where the call will be forwarded if there are no agents available to answer the phone call).
  • Timeout to can forward calls to the following options:

Phone Number. Specify the external phone number and timeout (how long this number will be ringing). If the call is not answered during the timeout period, it will be routed to the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE voicemail.
Note: if you set long timeout call may be 'picked up' by the voicemail of external number. Make a test call to confirm the routing is working as expected.
○ User
○ Auto Attendant
○ Hunt Group
○ Voicemail: user
○ Voicemail: current group
○ Voicemail box

  • Phone number timeout in seconds: the period of time the external phone you specified above will ring before the call will be routed to the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE voicemail.
    Note: this option will only work if Timeout to section is set up to forward calls to the external phone number.

Menu Tab

With Menu options, you can create alternate routing destinations for use in your UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE. These alternate destinations may be accessed at any time while interacting with the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE, such as while on hold before an agent answers the phone call.

Click on the Action associated with the button and choose the destination.

CC Menu

Note: it is important that you mention these routing options in your Initial greeting, Repeating message and/or music on hold, as your customers will not be aware the options exist otherwise.

Greetings Tab

Greetings provide a method to relay information to your caller. You can set up multiple types of greetings that will play at different times during a phone call into your UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE.

CC call flow

The Call flow example explains when each of the greeting types will be played, during the lifecycle of an inbound phone call. Each location where a greeting can play in a call is denoted with an icon for quick reference.

Greetings for the callers:

CC greetings

Smart greetings are being played right after the Repeating Greetings and are supposed to notify the caller in a queue about the current queue state and expected wait time.
Note: They can be enabled only if Repeating message is specified.

Greetings for the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE agents:

CC agent greetings

For additional information on greeting audio file formatting, see How do I create a *.WAV or *.OGG file for my greeting?

There are following options for the section Music on hold/Ringing:

  1. Ringback tone.ogg (default US ringing sound) - always available for selection.
  2. Use company selected MOH - selected by default.
  3. Upload new file.

Agents Tab

Note: only users with assigned UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE option can be added as agents.
Please see article UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE users for more information.

In order to add agents to the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE:

  1. Click on Add agent.
    All users with enabled UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE functionality will be listed. If a user is not listed probably you need to assign UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE option to him. It can be done by pressing Adding UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE users.
  2. Click the check mark next to the users you would like to add.
  3. Click the Add button.

    CC agents

Note: you cannot add external phone numbers to the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE.

Receiving calls as an agent

Once Agents are logged into the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE, any incoming calls will automatically begin ringing to their device in the order of the ring method chosen.

When receiving calls from call centers, the Caller ID is modified to append the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE to the end of the Caller ID name (or 'CNAM') field on the display of the phone, to allow agents to quickly identify where callers are being referred from; this is very useful for agents that fill multiple roles and are in 2 or more groups.

The UNIVERGE BLUE™ CONNECT system accomplishes this by:

  • Capturing the first 10 characters from the caller's original Caller ID name. (example: CNAMACMEWarehouse = ACMEWareho)
  • Capturing the first 10 characters from the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE the call was received on. (example: HG Name:CustomerSupport = CustomerSu)
  • Add ',' between the entries
  • Inbound Caller ID Display Result: ACMEWareho, CustomerSu 6503551212

Managers Tab

UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE Manager or Supervisor has access to the additional tools (like whisper/monitor and barge) and reports in the UNIVERGE BLUE™ CONNECT Desktop application.

Note: Only user with assigned UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE option can be added as Manager.
A person can be an agent and a manager at the same time, and only if UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE option is assigned to him.


Agents and managers are able to log into the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE from their VoIP devices by using the correct dial code, assigning log in & out buttons to their devices, or by an administrator using Control Panel:

How to log in and out of the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE directly from the IP phone:

  • To log in the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE dial its extension and add '1'.
    *XXX*1 (log into a UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE with extension XXX).
  • To log out of the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE dial its extension and add '0'.
    *XXX*0 (log out of a ;UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE with extension XXX).

For example, if you need to log into the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE with extension 300, dial *300*1. To log out, dial *300*0.

How to log in and out of the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE in Control Panel:

Login to CC

  • Click on Log in to make user available for calls in the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE.
  • Click on Log out to make the user unavailable for calls to this UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE.

How to assign log in & out buttons to a UNIVERGE BLUE™ CONNECT provisioned device:

  • Navigate to the Devices tab and click the phone you wish to edit.
  • Click the Line keys settings tab.
  • Click Action next to the needed button.
  • Select UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE Group Login/Logout.
  • Select the Action, either UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE login or UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE log out.
  • Specify the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE the agent will log in our out of.
  • Adjust the Display on phone to an identifying name that will show next to the button on the device.

Make sure to also assign a log out button to another action button.

Login to CC Desk

Call Recordings Tab

On this tab you can manage recorded UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE phone calls as well as set up notifications for them. You can search the call recordings by the number or agent as well as specify the search period.

Call recordings

You can enable/disable call recordings by clicking on Enable/Disable.

Notification via email allows you to add an email address for the call recordings notifications.

Note: the audio player is not supported in Internet Explorer but you may download recorded calls and listen to them.

Call recording storage information:

  • Timestamps are in Pacific Time.
  • Each UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE will store up to 200 hours of call recordings.
  • A warning email will be sent to the customer when storage reaches 80%, 90% and 100% of capacity.
    Important: Once capacity has been reached, older call recordings will not be overwritten, so the storage will need to be cleared out. Additionally, when capacity has been reached, and a new call is recorded, it will not be stored on the account, however, if the customer has the option enabled to email the call recording to themselves, they will still receive that email containing the call recording.
  • UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE recordings will stay in the recording storage until the customer delete them.

Voicemails Tabs

Voicemail settings

Voicemail settings tab provides the ability:

  • To listen to and to upload the voicemail greetings for the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE.
  • To reset the voicemail PIN for the current UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE.
  • To set up the Operator Number that allows a caller to touch 0 to reach a live person after being routed to this voicemail box. You can specify the operator destination as an extension or a specific phone number.
  • To enable/disable auto-delete settings for voicemail as well as set up after how many days you would like your voicemails to be autodeleted.
    • Maximum storage for the voicemail is 50 Mb regardless of the storage time.
    • Voicemails can be stored for maximum 365 days.
  • To enable/disable voicemail transcription.
  • To adjust voicemail notification settings.
  • To enable/disable SMS notifications for a specific number.

Voicemail settings

Note: you can forward the call directly to the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE voicemail or reach it by using * + <CC EXT> (e.g: *300 if 300 is the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE extension).

Checking voicemails

There are 3 available options to check voicemails:

    1. In Control Panel:
      Navigate to Services > UNIVERGE BLUE™ CONNECT > Groups > Select the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE > Voicemails

      Check VM
    2. Via Email:
      If the email notifications are enabled, then all the voicemails should be forwarded to the specified email address.
    3. From another phone on the account:
      1. To access the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE voicemail directly dial * + <CC EXT> (e.g. *300 if 300 is the UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE extension) and press #.
      2. Enter CC EXT when prompted, press #.
      3. Enter CC VM PIN, press #.

For more options of Voicemail management read the article How Can I Check My Voicemail?


Detailed instructions can be found in the article UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE Reports.


To uninstall UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE, navigate to Services > UNIVERGE BLUE™ CONNECT > Contact Center > General and click on Uninstall UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE Core link in the right-hand corner. Make sure that all the reports have been saved prior to deletion if needed.

Note: all UNIVERGE BLUE™ ENGAGE Groups will be deleted.