Ways to Record Interactions

You can start CXone Recording by:

  • Recording on demand

  • Defining recording policies

  • Using Studio actions

When planning how to record interactions, keep in mind:

Recording on Demand

Agents and supervisors can record on demand for voice calls only, using applications in CXone (for example, from MAX, Supervisor, or the Active Contacts report).

In the IVR, if a customer declines recording consent, CXone Recording won't record the call, even if the agent or supervisor records the call on demand.

For more information about recording on demand from:

Recording Policies

Recording policies let you set up and manage which interactions you want to record. Once you set up a policy, interactions are automatically recorded based on the policy definitions.

You can also define whether to continue recording an interaction when an agent transfers the call to an external phone number. There's also an option to define whether to continue recording an interaction when a disposition is applied to an interaction.

Keep in mind, interactions are routed to recording policies only if Studio actions or recording on demand did not already initiate recording.

If you want to define specific percentages of calls to record, consider how you set up your Studio actions and recording policies. Studio actions come before the recording policies and may increase your actual recording percentages. Any recording policies you set are in addition to Studio actions.

For example, if you set your recording policies to record 50% of all voice calls and also create a Studio script with a LogRecordingPro action, or record on demand, you'll end up recording more than 50% of your calls.

You can also set up Do Not Record policies to block recording for specific employees/teams, directions, skills, and/or phone numbers. Do Not Record policies take precedence over other recording policies, but if a Studio script or recording on demand is triggered, the interaction will be recorded.

In the IVR, if a customer declines recording consent, CXone Recording won't record the call, even if the recording policies are set to record 100% of calls.

For more information about policies, see Recording Policies.

Studio Action to Start/Stop Recording

In Studio, you can start and stop voice recording using the LogRecordingPro action in a script. When you add the LogRecordingPro action to a script, you define these properties:

You can add a LogRecordingPro action with RecordStop to stop recording. For example, you can stop the recording when a customer gives their credit card details in the IVR.

When using Studio scripts, keep in mind:

  • Studio actions typically take precedence over recording policies. If the LogRecordingPro action initiates recording when an agent answers, the recording policies are not triggered.

    The exception is when the LogRecordingPro action initiates recording during the IVR. The recording stops when the IVR segment ends and the recording policies are triggered when the agent answers.

    So if you want to define specific percentages of calls to record, consider how you set up your Studio actions and recording policies. Studio actions come before the recording policies and may increase your actual recordings.

    For example, if you set your recording policies to record 50% of all voice calls and also create a Studio script with a LogRecordingPro action, you'll end up recording more than 50% of your calls.

  • LogRecordingPro action with Record: Stop stops recording in the current segment and subsequent segments of the contact for recordings initiated by Recording On Demand or recording policies. This includes transfers to external phone numbers. Recording can resume by using the LogRecordingPro action with Record: Start or Recording On Demand.

  • If there's a Do Not Record action in the Studio script, the call will not be recorded. See Do Not Record.

  • In the IVR, if a customer declines recording consent, CXone Recording won't record the call.

For more information about this Studio action, see LogRecordingPro.

Examples of Studio scripts with the LogRecordingPro action

Studio Action to Record Only Agent

In Studio, you can record only the agent side of a phone interaction using the RecordAgentOnly action in a script.

To record only the agent side of a phone interaction as an MP4 file, use the RecordAgentOnly action in the inbound phone scripts. For example, you might add it so that, if the contact declines full recording of the call, the agent portion can still be recorded for quality assurance or compliance reasons.

There's no need to set any parameters. Make sure you include this action in the Studio script just before the call is redirected to an agent or IVR.

When using Studio scripts, keep in mind:

  • Studio actions typically take precedence over recording policies.

    If you want to define specific percentages of calls to record, consider how you set up your Studio actions and recording policies. Studio actions come before the recording policies and may increase your actual recordings.

    For example, if you set your recording policies to record 50% of all voice calls and also create a Studio script with a RecordAgentOnly action, you'll end up recording more than 50% of your calls.

  • If there's a Do Not Record action in the Studio script, the call will not be recorded. See Do Not Record.

For more information about this Studio action, see RecordAgentOnly.

Studio Action for Recording Consent (for GDPR)

In the IVR, you can ask customers if they agree to be recorded. This is especially relevant for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If a customer declines, then CXone Recording will not record the call, even if there's a recording policy set to record the call, or if the agent records the call on demand.

Recording consent only applies to the current call, it's not saved for the customer for future interactions.

To ask customers for consent, create a Studio script:

  • Include a Menu action that asks for permission to record the call (for example, "Press 1 for yes, press 2 for no").

  • If they decline, before the Request Agent event is executed (before the agent answers), include a Do Not Record action to prevent the call from being recorded. See Do Not Record.

  • If they consent:

    • Do you want to use the recording policies defined in Admin? Then, branch directly to the Reqagent action (don't include a LogRecordingPro action). The call will be routed to the recording policies.

    • Do you want to continue with the Studio script? Then, include a LogRecordingPro action before the Request Agent event is executed (before the agent answers). The call will be recorded when the agent answers.

Studio Action for Recorded Statements

You can configure a Studio script to capture a recorded statement of a customer's consent to terms or services. This statement can be recorded by an agent during a call. Save the recorded statement as evidence in your CRM system for future access as it is not accessible from within CXone.

To play back or download recording statements, see Access Media Files From Your CRM System

Keep in mind:

  • You must use a Snippet action to save the recording statement ID in a global variable, such as Global:_recordingStatementId. You can then use this variable to add the recorded statement to your CRM system for future access. This is important because the recorded statement is not accessible in CXone, and the recording statement ID will be overwritten by the next LogRecordingPro action. Note that the Global:_recordingStatementId variable is automatically generated by the platform. You then need to consume that variable to send the statement elsewhere, such as a CRM. The global: flag is only required if you are accessing it from within a RUNSUB.

  • Recording continues until the call ends, the call is transferred to a different agent, another participant joins the call, or there's another LogRecordingPro action with RecordStop and UseRecordingStatementIdTrue.

  • There can be multiple recorded statements captured for a single call.

For more information, see LogRecordingPro, SNIPPET, Indicate, Onsignal, Case, and Onrelease.

Professional Services can help you set up your script, but there might be a fee for this service. Contact your CXone Account Representative to learn more.

Allow Agents to Capture Recorded Statements from MAX

To allow agents to capture recorded statements from MAX, create a Studio script that includes:

  • Indicate actions for:

    • Start Recorded Statement (after an Onanswer action)

    • Stop Recorded Statement (after an Onanswer action > Start Recorded Statement)

    • Start Recorded Statement (after an Onrelease action)

    • Stop Recorded Statement (after an Onrelease action > Start Recorded Statement)

    Double-click the Indicate icon to open a wizard that walks you through setting up the Launch button in MAX.

  • An Onsignal branch with:

    • An Onsignal action

    • A Case action for branching

    • 2 LogRecordingPro actions (1 for starting recording, 1 for stopping)

      • RecordStart or Stop

      • Record TypeCall

      • UseRecordingStatementIdTrue

      The LogRecordingPro action generates the recording statement ID when the Record parameter is set to Start. When the Record parameter is set to Stop, the recording statement ID is cleared.

    • A Snippet action to save the recording statement ID in a global variable, such as Global:_recordingStatementId. You can then use this variable to add the recorded statement to your CRM system for future access.

  • An Onrelease action to turn off the Indicate declarations