Forced Account Code List (#409)
Forced Account Code List lets you create a list of up to 99 account code verification entries for extensions that are forced to enter account codes. Once a list is created, any user at an extension programmed for Forced Account Code Entry must enter a valid account code–one that matches a list entry–before being allowed to make an outside call. This feature ensures that only authorized users with valid account codes can make outside calls.
- An extension must be programmed for Forced Account Code Entry (#307) for the Forced Account Code List to have any effect.
- If you do not create a Forced Account Code List, the system does not verify the account codes dialed at extensions that are required to enter them.
- The system compares the first six digits of an account code to the entries on the ForcedAccount Code List. If the match is successful, you can dial an outside number. If no match occurs, you cannot dial an outside line and must re-enter a valid account code to dial out.
- Each list entry can include up to six digits.
- You can use the wildcard character (by pressing the (hold) button on a system telephone) to match any single digit (it appears as “!” on the telephone display.) For example, your company’s Sales Department has a three digit account code–the first digit represents the department and second and third digits represent the individuals in the department. You enter 4(hold)(hold) as the list entry.
- You can enter more than the required digits for an account code for tracking purposes. For example, a Customer Service Department’s account code is 123. Representatives in the department must dial at least 1 2 3 to get an outside line but can enter additional digits to track a specific customer or item number.