On Premises

Reception Attendant for Skype for Business

Note: Microsoft has started disabling Basis Authentication for Exchange Online as of October 1st, 2022 (More information). If you are using the Reception Attendant in combination with Exchange Online, this would mean that the Email (Callback CallBack, an IVR menu feature for voice, enables the customer to leave his / her number to be called back by an available agent during business hours. notes), the Calendar, and the Addressbook for Exchange functionality will stop working. Anywhere365 has no plans of adding Modern Authentication to the Reception Attendant. Moving forward our recommended migration path would be towards the Attendant Console for Dialogue Cloud (based on Microsoft Teams integration).

Warning: With the January 2024 update of Office 365 (which includes the Skype for Business client), Microsoft has introduced a breaking change for the chat API in the Skype for Business SDK. If you are using the Reception Attendant this would mean that you can no longer use the chat functionality. Anywhere365 is looking into the possibilities, but cannot guarantee a solution.

We believe that anybody can be a Contact Center, the reception (or secretarial department) is no exception. For us the reception has always been one of the role models of a Contact Center, with some specific features. For this reason, we created a user-friendly Reception Attendant Console that supports everything a reception needs like queues, breakin, hold, transfer and fallback, Exchange Calendar integration and visitor registration.

Various types of transfers (blind or consultative) can be managed via drag and drop or swipe/touch (Windows tablets). Group transfers (to UCC A Unified Contact Center, or UCC, is a queue of interactions (voice, email, IM, etc.) that are handled by Agents. Each UCC has its own settings, IVR menus and Agents. Agents can belong to one or several UCCs and can have multiple skills (competencies). A UCC can be visualized as a contact center “micro service”. Customers can utilize one UCC (e.g. a global helpdesk), a few UCC’s (e.g. for each department or regional office) or hundreds of UCC’s (e.g. for each bed at a hospital). They are interconnected and can all be managed from one central location.’s) also allow for ‘functional transfers’ if the Anywhere365 UCC platform has been made available to departments and functional groups.

The Reception Attendant is available in three versions, client based stand alone, client based with a UCC service or as a web attendant with a UCC service.

Note: An Anywhere365 Reception Attendant License is required.
Note: Anywhere365 does not offer any Citrix support.

Stand Alone Attendant

Fully functional and dialogue information (Missed Call, Frequent Contact, Previous Contact, etc.) is stored locally on the machine.

Optimal for single user reception, without Automatic Call Distribution.

UCC Client Attendant

Fully functional and dialogue information (Missed Call, Frequent Contact, Previous Contact, etc.) is send by the UCC service. Sharing the information between multiple clients.

Optimal for multi-user or location reception, with Automatic Call Distribution.

Available Languages

The Anywhere365 Attendant is available in the following languages:

  • Dutch

  • English

  • German

  • French

  • Spanish

  • Danish

  • Swedish

  • Norwegian

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Turkish

  • Japanese

  • Chinese

  • Hebrew