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Tickets in Queue

On occasion, tickets can be routed to the queue instead of an agent. Generally, there are three reasons why this occurs:

  1. In order for a ticket to be assigned to an agent, the agent must be logged in to SmarterTrack and the agent's status must be set to receive tickets for the corresponding group. If all agents are either logged out or are not receiving tickets for some other reason, the ticket will be directed to the queue.
  2. Administrators have the ability to set ticket limits for agents. If that limit is reached, new tickets will be sent to the queue until an agent's workload falls below the set limit. For example, to prevent a company's agent workload from getting out of hand, the administrator may set SmarterTrack to limit agents to five active tickets. Once an agent's active ticket load falls below five, the system will assign additional tickets based on the chosen distribution method.
  3. If a group is set with the Pull From Queue ticket distribution method, tickets will sit in the queue until selected by an agent versus being automatically assigned to an agent.

For information about how SmarterTrack assigns tickets from the queue, see Ticket Distribution Methods.