Virtual Hold for Genesys

Reduce customer effort and improve operations

Virtual hold for Genesys


  • Convenient, time-saving options for customers
  • Better alignment of available resources to customer needs
  • Significant improvement of key performance metrics
  • 46+% lower abandonment rate and average speed of answer
  • Mitigated impact of call peaks and valleys
  • Flexible, scalable implementation

Key Features

  • VHT ASAP Callback
  • VHT Scheduled Callback
  • VHT Conversation Bridge
  • Dashboards for real-time call statistics monitoring
  • Flexible end-of-day strategies and operation modes
  • Pre-packaged, customizable reporting and analytics
  • Comprehensive business intelligence analysis services
  • Real-time system health visibility and management

Eliminate customer frustration associated with long hold times

Even with the very best planning and forecasting, contact centers inevitably experience peaks and lulls in call volume. At times, agents are overloaded and stressed, and customers are frustrated with excessive hold times, eroding loyalty. At other times, call volume drops and agents sit idle, creating operational inefficiency. Virtual Hold for Genesys, a solution brought about by the partnership between Virtual Hold Technology (VHT) and Genesys, helps even out these peaks and valleys and reduces the customer frustration.

Virtual Hold for Genesys is built on the VHT Customer Experience (CX) Platform. This platform enables configuration, administration, and virtual queuing—and it integrates with the Genesys Customer Experience Platform as well as the Genesys Workspace desktop.

“Call me now” or “call me later” over phone, web, or mobile

Rather than keeping your customers on hold for long periods, Virtual Hold for Genesys gives them the option to receive a return call without losing their places in line. Customers are advised of expected wait times and have the option to either receive a callback as soon as an agent is available or to schedule one for a more convenient time.

ASAP Callback holds the caller’s original place in a virtual queue and allows her/him to hang up rather than wait on hold. When an agent becomes available, the callback is initiated, and the customer is connected with an agent already familiar the her/his intent—in the same amount of time as the caller would have otherwise waited on hold.

Scheduled Callback allows callers to specify a day and time to receive a callback at their convenience, and with VHT Conversation Bridge, web or mobile customers can request a callback simply by clicking a link

Key features to address business conditions

  • End-of-day strategies and operation modes deliver the flexibility to set business hours and time-of-day conditions. This prevents calls from building up in the virtual queue on busy days. It also performs cleanups based on end-of-day strategies configured in the VHT CX Platform.
  • Pre-packaged, customizable reporting and analytics deliver more than 20 out-of-the-box reports on key metrics and unlimited access to core data for customized analysis.
  • Callback dashboards provide real-time monitoring of call information and statistics via a web-based user interface.
  • System health management provides visibility of real-time operational conditions of all VHT components and applications to ensure system and connectivity success.
  • Business intelligence analysis includes a dedicated business analyst, operational wellness reports, forecasting and planning, and system performance reviews.
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"We’re thrilled with Genesys Cloud CX, our results to date, and the company’s vision for product innovation, security and stability. With its immediate and continuous delivery of new functionality, we can easily adopt technology advancements like artificial intelligence (AI) without expensive and time-intensive on-premises solution upgrades."

Dwayne Calder

Managing Director

Insights & Enablement, Client Care

Technical specifications

Server operating system

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012

Virtual environment

  • VMware ESX or ESXi (versions 5.0, 5.1), 64-bit compatible
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, 64-bit


  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014

Genesys SIP server with ORS/URS

  • Genesys Framework 7.6, 8.0, 8.1
  • Orchestration Server 8.0, 8.1
  • Universal Routing Server 7.6, 8.0, 8.1
  • SIP Server 7.6, 8.0, 8.1

Genesys Voice Platform

  • MCP and NGI 8.1.5 (and higher)

Third-party PBX with ORS/URS

  • Genesys Framework 7.6, 8.0, 8.1
  • SIP Server 7.6, 8.0, 8.1
  • Orchestration Server 8.0, 8.1
  • Universal Routing Server 7.6, 8.0, 8.1

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