Queue position takeover (workaround)

There is a specific issue in Compass where the more recent caller gets through to an available agent instead of the person who is waiting longer in line. However, there is a workaround for this specific case.

Bug description

A caller is in a Compass queue,
AND have ‘Periodic Announcements’ enabled
AND the periodic announecement is spoken out to the waiting caller,
AND at the same time a new agent becomes available
AND a new caller is entering this queue,
While the existing caller hears the ‘Periodic Announcement’, the new caller is immediately presented to the agent that just became available.
The new caller directly gets an available agent while the existing caller who is already waiting longer isn’t presented to the agent and still has to wait.


Workaround is to disable ‘periodic announcement’ and use the music on hold to play the music on hold with the periodic announcement embedded in the music.

Embed the Periodic Announcements with Audacity

  1. Download the latest Audacity software.
  2. Open your queue music file in audacity.
  3. Open your periodic announcements as well in a seperate audacity window.
  4. Copy the periodic announcements and paste it in the window of your queue music file.
  5. It will load as a second track underneith your queue music file and looks similar like the picture below

audacity screenshot

  1. Mute the audio on the part were the annoucement is, by selecting that part and click on: Effects > Automatic mute

audacity screenshot

  1. Repeat the previous step for all the announcement throughout the music on hold track. After finishing, it looks like this:

audacity screenshot

  1. Now save the file as wav or mp3.

audacity screenshot