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How to Define SLA for Email Queues in 8x8 Contact Center


Define the Service Level Agreement (SLA) for an email queue in 8x8 Contact Center.

Applies To

  • 8x8 Contact Center
  • Email Queue
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA)


Service Level Agreement (SLA) for a queue defines the target performance metrics of a queue. This includes the percentage of emails processed within a specified time interval. You can set a target service level for each queue, and periodically evaluate the service level. You can also set up an alert notification to show if the service level falls below the specified threshold.

To define SLA for an email queue:

  1. From the Configuration Menu, open Queues/Skills.
  2. Find the email queue you wish to modify, and click .
  3. Go to the SLA tab.

    The following table summarizes the options under Queues/Skills > Email > SLA:
    SLA Tab Option   Description
    % of interactions should be processed within   To specify the Service Level Agreement (SLA) threshold for the selected queue:
    1. Type a percentage value as an integer from 0 to 100 percent, such as 40.
    2. Type an integer number to indicate the time interval.
    3. Choose the units of time specified by this value.
      The valid time intervals are:
      • For Phone and Chat queues: Seconds, Minutes, or Hours
      • For Email and Voicemail queues: Minutes or Hours
    Evaluate service level every   Choose how frequently 8x8 Contact Center compares the queue's performance to the SLA threshold defined for the queue.
    Send email notifications to   Type one or more comma-separated email addresses that should receive email notifications from 8x8 Contact Center. The email is sent when the queue's performance level falls below the performance threshold specified for the queue.
  4. Click Save. With this step, the queue configuration is complete.
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