Within your contact page, you can see (6) six columns that give you relevant information to ultimately manage your contacts. These are the following:
1. Name – It includes the First Name, Last Name, and contact’s primary phone number
2. Info – See the description below.
- Owner – the user who owns or manages the contact (mostly an agent)
- Disposition Status – the final status of a contact in a sales/marketing cycle
- Initial Line – the line/phone number where you first engaged with the contact
- Company Name – the company name for the contact (if any)
- Location – Contact’s approximate location based on their phone number
3. Recent Engagement – You can see the latest engagement with the contact, either a call or a text, and the agent who did it, with the right timestamp.
4. Tags – You can see which tag (category) a contact belongs to.
5. Unread – This will count the number of unread messages from a contact
6. Ops – Operations column where you can call, send SMS, MMS or FAX, or delete the contact.
Searching and Filtering
Navigating and managing contacts is easy with Aloware through the search and filter functionality! See below:
By default, the list of contacts displayed is based on the most recent engagement. The contacts page is live and shows the latest information about your contacts. We use FILTERS to look for groups of people.
1. Search bar – You can search for contacts by phone number, First Name, Last Name, and Email.
2. New Leads – A list of contacts that have no engagement yet. Useful for sales organizations.
3. Unanswered Leads – A list of contacts who have unread text messages.
4. Reset Filter – If you want to remove all the filters you chose, click this button.
5. Save as a Tag- You can save a tag for contact data filtered.
6. Date Filter – Find out the list of contacts created on the date range you chose.
7. Export- If you want to export into a CSV file all contact data or current view.
8. Filter – Allows you to filter a range of contact data based on the criteria you define.
Displays the current filters you selected.
Line Type. A phone number can be filtered by their type: Landline, Wireless (mobile phone), VoIP (virtual line), and Other if we can’t determine the type. For example, if you select the landline as the line type and apply these criteria, you will be able to see contacts who have landline numbers.
Tags. Depending on how you want to use it, you can put tags on the contact, the call or both! The tag filter will show all contacts with the same tags. You can select multiple at the same time.
Does Not Have Tag. If you want to filter contacts that don’t have a tag you can use this criteria. You can select a specific tag to see the list of contacts that do not have a tag you selected.
Country. You can filter your contact data based on their Country.
States. You can filter your contact data based on their State. The system will automatically determine the State of your contact based on the area code of the primary number on file.
Timezone. You can filter your contact data based on their Timezone. Timezone varies on the Country that you will filter.
Has Untagged Calls. If you’re using tags on calls, when you select the “has untagged calls,” you’ll be able to see all contacts that have calls without any tags.
Untagged contacts. If you’re using tags on contacts, if you select “untagged contacts,” you will see all contacts without any tags.
Disposition Status. This is the final stage of the contact in a sales/marketing cycle. You can filter your contacts by their disposition.
Note: A contact can only have one disposition status. See more information on disposition status here.
Blocked contact. If you use this filter, you’ll be able to see all the contacts you blocked. You can block or unblock them as you please.
DNC (Do Not Call) Contacts. When you select this filter, it will show you all the contacts on the DNC list.
Note: Putting someone in DNC means the contact will never be put in any automation or bulk SMS. You also cannot un-DNC contact. Learn more about this here (link to engaging your contacts)
Has Appointments. You can filter contacts that have an existing appointment and you can even select a date range.
Has Reminders. You can filter contacts that have reminders and you can even select a date range.
Lines. Contacts can engage in different lines at different times. Enable the Initial Line button to see which line you initially engage with your contact. It could be your mainline or another Aloware number. In this criteria, you can filter the contacts that have engagement on a particular line. You can select multiple lines in your filter.
Users. You can filter and see contacts specifically owned by a user. You can select multiple users.
Has Unread Messages. You can apply this criterion if you want to see contacts that have unread messages.
New Leads. Through this criterion, you can see a list of contacts that have not been modified yet in any way (new lead).
Unassigned Leads. These are contacts that have no assigned owners yet. Activating this helps you find unassigned contacts and you can walk through the list.
Follow the sun. Sorts your contacts by their timezones from East to West. This feature helps you engage with contacts during their daytime hours. Learn more by clicking on this article Follow the Sun.
Has responded. Search contacts that have responded within a certain timeframe. You need to put at least an hour’s duration.
Hasn’t responded. Search contacts that haven’t responded within a certain timeframe. You need to put at least an hour’s duration.
Hasn’t contacted. Search contacts that haven’t been contacted within a certain timeframe. You need to put at least an hour’s duration.
TCPA Approved. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulates telemarketing calls, auto-dialed calls, prerecorded calls, text messages, and unsolicited faxes. They have the authority to create the National Do-Not-Call List. The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) is empowered to issue rules and regulations implementing the TCPA. If you apply these criteria, you can see a list of contacts that have been TCPA approved. In Aloware, you obtain approval from your contacts that they can be contacted.