skills-based call routing - Computer Definition
A call center feature that switches the call to the agent most capable of helping the caller at that moment. The caller is identified by Caller ID or voice response and matched against a caller database. The typical criteria that control the switching process are previous agent/customer relationships, agent product expertise, overall agent skill-level and, most important, agent language capability. Skills-based call routing is typically an automatic call distributor (ACD) working in conjunction with a LAN database and CTI connection. When done right, this feature is a real customer winner! See ACD.