Contact Center Administrator Guide

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Contact Center Administrator Introduction

The Bright Pattern Contact Center Administrator Guide describes the configuration of the contact center resources that users of Bright Pattern Contact Center need to know in order to operate in a specific contact center environment. Such resources include agents and other users, agent teams, contact center services with associated skills, scenarios, and operation schedules, extensions and access points, and various other settings.

The order in which information is presented in this guide generally follows the structure of the Configuration menu of the Contact Center Administrator application, which is where most of the contact center configuration tasks are performed.

For descriptions of the items of the Reports menu of the Contact Center Administrator application, see the Bright Pattern Reporting Reference Guide.


The Contact Center Administrator application


Audience

The Contact Center Administrator Guide is intended to be used by personnel responsible for contact center operations, such as the following:

Guide Sections

The sections of this guide are organized in the same order as they are presented in the application; sections containing subsections are organized into subbooks. Additionally, reference material is provided in order to help you as you configure your contact center. The guide's sections are as follows:




Contact Center Administrator User Interface

The following articles describe the user interface of the Contact Center Administrator application.


Contact Center Administrator user interface


Tutorials Overview

Bright Pattern Contact Center help documentation includes useful tutorials to help system administrators, some of which live in the Tutorials for Admins guide. For more information, see the following:


An example of chat widget configuration



Concepts Overview

This section of the Contact Center Administrator Guide provides definitions and descriptions of key concepts related to your everyday contact center operations. The articles in this section are meant to increase your understanding of the areas in which you will be working on a daily basis in Bright Pattern Contact Center.

Section Articles


Conversational IVR scenario example




Users & Teams Overview

All contact center personnel who may need access to any functionality of your Bright Pattern Contact Center solution must be registered as users in the solution configuration. Usually, such personnel includes all contact center agents and supervisors who need to have access to interaction handling and supervisor functions respectively, as well as all contact center managers and administrators who may need to use the Contact Center Administrator application for any type of administration tasks. Access to any Application of Bright Pattern Contact Center solution is protected by username and password.

For management and reporting purposes, users are assigned to teams. Note that in Bright Pattern Contact Center, a user cannot be a member of more than one team.

The exact set of functionality available to a particular user is defined by the role(s) assigned to this user in the solution configuration.

Sections

The following is a list of sections found in the Contact Center Administrator application, section Users & Teams.


Users & Teams overview



Directory Overview

In the Contact Center Administrator application, Directory is the section dedicated to telephony, including softphone, hardphone, and access numbers configuration. Additionally, you are able to create internal and external directories for your Agent Desktop users, which allow you to define what users have access to what contacts.

Sections

The following is a list of sections found in the Contact Center Administrator application, section Directory.


Directory overview



Scenario Entries Overview

The logic of automated interaction processing is defined in scenarios. Execution of a scenario with respect to a specific interaction is triggered by an interaction arrival at a specific access point (e.g., a phone number in the case of inbound calls, or a web page in the case of web chats). The logical entities that associate specific scenarios with access points are called scenario entries.

Sections

The following sections are found in the Contact Center Administrator application, section Scenario Entries.


Scenario Entries overview



Scenarios Overview

Scenarios define the logic of automated interaction processing in your contact center. Execution of a scenario with respect to a specific interaction is triggered by a particular event, such as the arrival of a call at a specific access number or the initiation of a chat session from a specific web page; these scenarios are executed by the Scenario Engine.

Scenarios can perform many different automated actions. For example, with respect to an inbound call, scenarios can collect additional information via Interactive Voice Response (IVR), identify the requested service, and distribute the call to one of the qualified and available contact center agents. Additionally, should a scenario failover occur (i.e., a Scenario Engine fails while processing a Voice scenario), the scenario will be transferred to a backup Scenario Engine; this will restart the scenario from the last executed block and prevent active, connected calls from being disconnected.

The list in the left pane of the scenario view displays the existing voice scenarios. If a scenario is being edited by someone else at the moment, the name of the editor will appear in the Currently Edited By column.

For further information, see Scenario Builder Overview in the Scenario Builder Reference Guide.

Sections

The following is a list of sections found in the Contact Center Administrator application, section Scenarios.


Scenarios


How to Create, Edit, and Delete Scenarios

To create a scenario:

  1. First select the media type of the interactions that this scenario will process (voice or chat).
  2. In the scenario list view, click the Add scenario Add-Scenario-Button.png button at the bottom of the list.

To edit a selected scenario:

  1. Click the Edit scenario Edit-Scenario-Button.png button at the bottom of the list.

Once the scenario is edited and saved all the changes will be applied and the next interaction will follow the latest saved scenario.


To delete a scenario:

  1. Click the Delete scenario Remove-Scenario-Button.png button at the bottom of the list.

Clicking either the Add scenario button or the Edit scenario button will open the Scenario Builder application in a new browser window or tab. The Scenario Builder application includes all the control elements that may be used in automated interaction processing.


How to Use Scenario Templates

Bright Pattern Contact Center provides a number of scenario templates for some standard functions, such as virtual queue and compliant telemarketing calls. Depending on the type of scenario your are working on, it may be easier to select a corresponding template and customize it to the requirements of your contact center, as opposed to creating a scenario from scratch.

To create a scenario using a template:

  1. Click the Add from template Add-From-Template-Button.png button, which will open the Select template window.


The Select template window will offer a drop-down menu with the following templates from which to choose:

These templates are described in section Voice of this guide.


Select the desired template, modify the content as needed, and save it as your new scenario.


Select a scenario template from the list given


How to Export and Import Scenarios

To export a scenario:

  1. First, select the media type of the scenario you will export (i.e., voice or chat).
  2. In the scenario list view, select/highlight the name of the scenario you wish to export.
  3. After selecting the desired scenario, click the Export scenario Export-Scenario-Button-53.PNG button. Note that the file will download as soon as you select this button.
  4. The exported file will be in .ZIP format.


An exported scenario file


To import a scenario:

  1. Before importing a scenario, note that the file should be in .ZIP format (i.e., the same format as an exported scenario).
  2. Select the media type of the scenario you will import (i.e., voice or chat).
  3. In the scenario list view, click the Import scenario Import-Scenario-Button-53.PNG button, which will open the Import Scenario window.
  4. In the Scenario name field, enter the name you would like to give the imported scenario.
  5. In the Import from field, click the Browse button to find and select the file you would like to import.
  6. After naming and selecting the file, click the Import scenario button.


Import scenario window



Workflows

After all interactions are finished, call dispositions and other such actions can start a scenario that automates what happens next. For example, setting a particular disposition for an interaction could trigger the following series of events to happen:

This series of events is called a workflow, and workflows are launched automatically based on the disposition that triggered it.

Workflows are created in the Contact Center Administrator application and are edited in the Workflow Builder application. Workflows will handle any necessary follow-ups, depending on the interaction’s disposition type. Such follow-up actions include setting context variables, sending an email, sending a text message, scheduling an event, clearing a scheduled event, and making an external request (or internal API call). Workflows reduce the workload of agents while following up with customers and gathering data in a consistent way.

For more information, see the Workflow Builder Reference Guide. Note that variables may be used when configuring both scenarios and workflows. For more information, see the appendix Variables.


Workflows


Workflow Entries Screen Properties

Workflows are added to services as workflow entries. To add a workflow, navigate to Configuration > Workflows and select the + button.

Name

Every workflow entry needs a name. This field is mandatory.

Service

Service is the name of the service with which the workflow entry should be associated.

Triggers

Triggers are the events that cause a configured workflow to be launched. To add triggers, click add, select the available triggers and their properties, and select the green check mark to apply your changes.

Trigger types include the following:

Interaction ends with disposition

If this trigger is selected, you must select a specific disposition from the drop-down list.


Interaction Ends with Disposition trigger


Non-final case disposition

If this trigger is selected, you must select a specific non-final case disposition from the drop-down list.


Non-Final Case Disposition trigger


Average sentiment

If this trigger is selected, you must show the percentage of the average sentiment. This is done by selecting < or > and moving the percentage slider to the complete the following type of example statement: A workflow is triggered if the average sentiment is greater than 0.51.


Average sentiment





Services & Campaigns Overview

A service is a logical concept that reflects a specific reason for customers to contact your business, or, in case of outbound campaigns, a specific reason for your business to contact customers. Services play the key role in design of interaction processing logic, evaluation of contact center efficiency, and workforce management.

Note that when you define a new service, a default skill representing this service is created automatically by the system. When you associate the service with an agent team, this default skill can be automatically assigned to all current and future members of the team.

To set up services or campaigns, select the Services & Campaigns option from the root menu.

Tabs

The following is a list of all tabs found in the Contact Center Administrator application, section Services & Campaigns. Note that some tabs are service-specific.


Services & Campaigns


Types of Services

To create a service, click the Add service Add-Service-Button-50.PNG button. The following is a list of the service options and brief descriptions of what they do.

Inbound Voice

Inbound Voice services are used for inbound voice services.

Outbound Voice

Outbound Voice services are used for pure outbound campaigns.

Blended Voice

Blended Voice is for when you expect to receive inbound calls that are logically part of your outbound campaign (i.e., when customers who missed your campaign call attempts call back using one of the campaign Caller IDs) and want those inbound calls to be handled by the same agents and in the same way.

Chat

Chat is for chat services.

Marketing

Marketing services utilize email and voice campaigns for managing and gaining business leads.

Email

Email is for email services.


Select the type of service you would like to create



Lists

Lists contain destination data for automated outbound dialing. Each list record provides information about a single destination, and typically includes customer’s name, at least one telephone number, and other information specific to the dialing purpose. For example, lists used in a satisfaction survey campaign may include information about products purchased by the customers. Lists are used in outbound and blended services as discussed in section Services and Campaigns - Lists Tab.

List data is deleted from the calling list database automatically when the

To work with lists, select the Lists option from the root menu. To import and configure a new list, click the button with the “+” sign. A list import wizard will open.


List import wizard


List Import

The list import wizard screens and properties are described as follows.


List Type screen

List type screen


Select list type

Select the method that will be used to import data to this list: a file or Salesforce.com query. For the latter, you must have a Salesforce.com integration account configured in your system.

For detailed instructions on importing data from a Salesforce.com application see section Importing Calling Lists and Exporting Campaign Results of the Salesforce.com Integration Guide.


Name and Source screen

Name and Source screen


Data source

Data source is the source of data for this list. To upload a file from a local source, select Upload, click Browse, and select the data file. You can use results of previous campaigns, filtered by disposition if necessary, as the source of your list data.

To obtain data from an external source, select the transfer protocol (FTP or SFTP), and specify the address (URL), Username, and Password.

Note that only plain text list files (.CSV or fixed width) are supported as sources for list data. This setting is specified for list type File only.

List name

The list name is mandatory and must be unique within the contact center. The name of the selected data source is offered as the default name.

List format

If you want the format of a list to be based on the format of one of the previously imported lists, select the desired list format from the drop-down menu. Using an existing list format can save you time while going through the subsequent import steps, especially the Fields wizard screen.

If you need to review the desired format before assigning it, close the wizard, locate the desired format in the Format column of the list view, select the corresponding list, and click the view link in the Properties tab.

Note that if you select an existing list format but decide to introduce some changes for the imported list (e.g., change some field names), then upon completion of the wizard, you will be prompted to save these changes as a new format.

If you wish to create a new format using the layout of the imported list, select Create new format. This setting is specified for list type File only.

Salesforce.com integration account

The Salesforce.com integration account is what will be used to obtain Salesforce.com data for this list. This setting is specified for list type Salesforce.com only.

SOQL query to select object for list

Use this field to specify the query for selecting Salesforce.com records for this calling list. The query must be written in the Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL). Note that the records must contain object identifiers and have at least one phone number.

This setting is specified for list type Salesforce.com only. Note that there is a 30 second timeout on the Bright Pattern Contact Center side to begin receiving data from SFDC after the SOQL query is submitted.


Format Type screen (for list type File only)

Format Type screen


Delimited

Select Delimited if a character, such as comma or tab, separates each field in the imported data

First line contains field names

Select this checkbox if the first line of the imported data appears to contain column headings. Field names are case insensitive starting from version 3.13. This means field names that differ in case only refer to the same field.

Fixed width

Select this option if fields of the imported data appear to be aligned in columns with spaces between each field.

Input file encoding

The Input file encoding option lets you select the encoding used by the source file. Initially, the UTF-8 encoding is assumed by default. If you select another encoding during a list import, the selected encoding will become the new default for subsequent list imports.


Format Options screen (for list type File only)

Format Options screen


Delimiter

Select the character that is used to separate each field in the imported data. If the delimiting character is anything other than the comma, tab, or semicolon, use the Custom option to specify the character. When the correct delimiter is selected, the preview should show the imported data arranged as a table.


Fields screen

Fields screen


Do not import field (skip)

This field indicates whether the selected field is to be imported. Select this checkbox if the data in the selected field is not essential for any contact center operations (i.e., will not be used for dialing, analyzed in a scenario, or displayed for agents) and does not need to appear in campaign results.

Type

Specify the type of data that the selected field contains. If the type of data is anything other than the data types predefined in the drop-down menu, select Other. Note that at least one field of the imported list must have type Phone.

If the first row of the imported data contains column names, the wizard will try to automatically set field types according to matching column names (e.g., a column titled State will be set to field type State). You should review all name-type pairs to make sure the mapping is correct.

Possible uses of the available field types are described as follows.

Account

Account can be used for a field that contains a customer identifier. If defined, the value from this field will be stored as part of the history of all calls initiated by the corresponding calling record and can be used as a selection criterion in interaction record search. Unique account numbers can also be used as calling record keys (see below). A list can have only one field of this type.

Agent Login ID

Agent Login ID can be used to assign list records to specific agents. This may be useful, for example, for proactive contacts within established business relationships where clients might expect/prefer to be contacted by business representatives that they are familiar with. Note that such personal record assignments are used in preview campaigns only. When a list with records assigned to specific agents is used in a predictive, progressive, or automatic/IVR campaign, all such assignments will be ignored.

Caller ID

If calling records contain numbers that should be displayed as caller IDs when dialing corresponding records during campaigns, use the field type Caller ID for the field that contains these numbers. Use of these numbers as Caller IDs for a particular campaign is enabled by the campaign's Caller ID settings (option From list field of type “Caller ID”, otherwise default). Note that your service provider may or may not allow use of arbitrary caller ID numbers for your outgoing calls. If use of arbitrary caller IDs is not available to you, the number specified in the calling record will be used only as a caller ID if it matches one of the access numbers assigned to your contact center; otherwise, the specified default number will be used. When using this field to specify caller IDs for your campaign, be sure to check all legal requirements and restrictions for what can be sent as a caller ID in the jurisdictions where you operate.

Company

Company can be used when calling record contains a company name.

Date/Time

If the calling list is based on customers’ callback requests (opt-in callback list), your local telemarketing regulations may require that such callbacks are made within a specific number of days. In this case, the imported list will typically have information about when the callback request was made. Use the field type Date/Time for this information. Fields of the Date/Time type cannot be used to set campaign quotas.

Date/Time - schedule call at

Date/Time - schedule call at can be used to provide, during list import, information about when this record needs to be called. It can be used to define the exact moment of time when this record needs to be attempted.

Note that the call will happen as close to the specified date and time as possible; the system will make the best attempt. Safe calling hours are not ignored. If the date and time are in the past at the time of list load, the field contents are ignored.

Encrypted data

Encrypted data can be used to store sensitive information that must be stored encrypted and only be presented in clear text to the agent who will be processing the record in case of a successful call attempt. Note that the encrypted data cannot be not automatically processed by the system, and thus, may not include any information used for campaign automation, such as phone numbers, zip codes, states, or any information that is used to set campaign quotas. If you do not see the Encrypted data field type, the data encryption function is not enabled for your contact center by the service provider.

First name

First name is the person's first name.

Integer

Integer is intended for fields with semantically numeric data (e.g., person's age or account balance) that may be used to set a campaign quota.

Last name

Last name is a person's last name.

Other

Other can be used for fields that do not fall into any specific field type uses outlined here.

Phone

Phone should be set for fields with phone numbers that may be dialed during a campaign. A list must contain at least one field of this type.

Postal code

Postal code is a person's postal code. This must be present if the Use safe calling hours option is desired.

Priority

Priority can be used to indicate that the record shall be attempted as soon as possible relative to other records within the same list. This can be useful, for example, in order to give calling priority to the most recent web leads that tend to be most effective when followed up on immediately. A record will be treated as a prioritized record when its priority field is set to any value other than empty string, zero, "no", or "false". The priority setting only affects the first attempt to dial the record; for any possible subsequent attempts the prioritized record will be treated as a regular record. Priority of records can also be set to expire after a specified time period (see property Priority expires after).

State/Province

State/Province is a person's state/province. Either this field or the Postal code field must be present in the calling records in order to observe mandatory State Calling Hours.

Name

If the first line of the imported data contains column headings, these headings will be used as the default field names. Otherwise, default names Field1, Field2,…, FieldN will be assigned. Use this option to change the default field name if necessary. Field names are case-sensitive, which means that field names that differ in case only refer to the same field.

Required Field

Required Field indicates that the data in this field is required. If selected, the import process will not skip records that have no data in this field.

For all fields of the Phone type, this checkbox is preselected automatically. You can unselect it manually for any phone field that is optional. Remember, however, that at least one field of the imported list must have the type Phone.

For lists of the Salesforce.com type, field ID is preselected automatically and cannot be unselected.

Searchable Field

Searchable Field indicates this field may be searched for in the Agent Desktop application when associated with a custom Activity History field that is included in a screenpop activity form. For more information, see section Activity Forms.

The numbers are in the format for

This setting is displayed for the fields of type Phone only.

If all phone numbers in this field are within the USA and/or Canada, select United States and Canada. In this case, the numbers in this field will be processed according the following rules:

If some or all numbers in this field are from countries other than the USA or Canada, select Other countries or multiple countries. In this case, the numbers in this field will be processed according the following rules:

Remove prefix

This setting is displayed for the fields of the type Phone only and can be used when the number format is set to Other countries or multiple countries. If phone numbers in this field contain a prefix that must be removed, specify this prefix here. Otherwise, this setting should be left blank.

Default country code

This setting is displayed for the fields of type Phone only and can be used when the number format is set to Other countries or multiple countries. By default, numbers in a field of type Phone are assumed to have country codes included. In this case, you can leave this field blank. Otherwise, specify the country code here; it will be automatically prepended to each number in the given field unless the number begins with “+”.

Note that a country code must be specified for campaigns with any calling hour restrictions and for campaigns where numbers are checked against DNC lists of the following types: Area Code, Geographic (Postal), and Geographic (State/Province).

Time zone

This setting is displayed for the fields of Date/Time type only. By default, the time in this field is assumed to be specified for the time zone indicated in the general settings of your contact center. You can use this setting to specify another the time zone for this field.

Date/Time format

This setting is displayed for the fields of Date/Time type only and allows you to select the format in which the date and time is specified in this field. If you cannot find a format that matches exactly the date/time pattern used in the imported list, use the editable field to specify this format manually, using the Java SimpleDateFormat conventions.

Note that campaign results report timestamps of call attempts in the following format: MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss z Z, where z Z is the time zone (e.g., 11/09/2015 13:59:57 PST -0800).

Order of prioritized records

This setting is displayed for the fields of type Priority only and defines the order in which prioritized records received during list updates will be attempted.

Priority expires after

This setting is displayed for the fields of type Priority only and specifies the time period during which records with a non-empty value of this field will be considered a prioritized record. Upon expiration, priority of these records will be lowered to normal. If you do not wish the priority of a record to expire at all, set this field to 0.


Key screen (for list type File only)

Key screen


Fields

This screen allows you to select a field, or a combination of fields, whose values will be used as keys (i.e., will uniquely identify records within the list). Only the fields that were marked as Required in the previous wizard step will appear as possible keys. Records with the same key values are considered duplicates, and only one of such duplicate records will appear in the imported list. Keys are also used to reference the campaign results to the original list records.

Save config only

Click this button, instead of clicking Next, if you wish to save only the list format (i.e., the configured field and key information without the actual data). The result will appear as a new list with zero records in the list view.


Import Complete screen

Import Complete screen


Import results

This screen provides statistics about the imported list, including the number of successfully imported records, as well as the numbers of records that have not been imported for various reasons.

Calling records that contain the same phone number in multiple fields of the Phone type will be successfully imported. The dialer will detect duplicate numbers while processing the list for use in a specific campaign and will only use the number in the first phone field while ignoring that number in all other phone fields of the same record. For example, if a calling record contains the same number in the field Home Phone, which happens to be the fourth field in the record, and in field Mobile Phone, which is the sixth field, the dialer will use this number according to the calling hours set for home phones. It will ignore this number when dialing mobile numbers (or when sending preview records to agents in case of a preview campaign).


Updating Lists

New lists imported via the list import wizard appear in the list view of Lists. You can update these lists manually or set up periodic automatic updates, in both cases list update procedure can be performed on-a-fly during actively running campaign.


Manual List Update

To update a list manually, select it from the list view and click the Add records button at the bottom of the screen. (Note that this function is not available for lists of Salesforce.com type.) A list update wizard appears. Its screens and properties are described as follows.


Name and Source screen

List name

List name is the name of the selected list. It is read-only.

Data source

Data source is the source of data for this list. To upload a file from a local source, select Upload, click Browse, and select the data file. To obtain data from an external source, select the transport protocol (FTP or SFTP), and specify the address (URL), Username, and Password.

Note that only plain text list files (.CSV or fixed width) are supported as sources for list data. Note that the data structure of the selected data source shall correspond to the data structure of the data source used for the original import.


Update Policy screen

replace list data

Select this option if the data from the specified data source shall replace the existing list data. Note the following:

add list data

Select this option if the data from the specified data source shall be added to the existing list data. Note that data records whose keys match with keys of the existing records will not be imported.


Import Complete screen

Import results

This screen provides statistics about the imported list, including the number of successfully imported records, as well as the numbers of records that have not been imported for various reasons.


List Properties and Automated Updates

To view the current content of a list, set up periodic automatic updates, or view the list import/update history, select the desired list from the list view.


Lists > Properties tab


Lists screen properties

Properties tab

Name

This is the name of the list. List name is originally defined during the initial list import, but it can be changed at any time. The name must be unique within the contact center.

Format

Format is the name of the format that this list is based on. It is read-only. (The format is selected or defined during the initial list import.)

To review the format, click the view link. A new dialog window will open with description of all fields defined within this format. For more information, see description of the Fields screen of the List Import Wizard above. If any activity forms are mapped to lists based on this format, this view will also show the mapping between the form fields and list fields.

For lists of the Salesforce.com type, the window will also show the SOQL query that is used to extract the list records from the Salesforce.com application. While you cannot change the field composition or formatting, you can modify the data selection criteria for these fields (i.e., any condition in the WHERE part of the query). To do so, hover over the SOQL query and click EDIT. The new selection criteria will be applied upon the next list update.

Campaigns

Click add to associate this list with one or more campaigns. For additional configuration options related to use of the list within the associated campaign, select this campaign in the Services and Campaigns list view and open the Lists tab.

Expire records

You can set the list records to expire in a specified number of days. If a record expires before it is completed according to the regular campaign dial rules, its processing within campaign will be finished with the predefined disposition Record Expired.

To set the records of the given list to expire, select the checkbox, specify the Expiration period, and indicate the starting point from which this period will be counted:

Expiration period

Expiration period is the number days in which the records of this list expire. See the description of the Expire records setting for more information.

Expiration field

Expiration field is the field of the calling list that will be used to determine when the callback request was made, which is necessary in order to calculate when it expires. Only fields of type Date/Time are available for selection as expiration fields. This setting is essential if you have selected the Count expiration using date in record option. See the description of the Expire records setting for more information.

Periodic Import

To set up automatic periodic updates for this list, click edit.

In the dialog that appears:

  1. Specify the protocol (FTP or SFTP), URL with file name, FTP Username, and FTP Password; this setting is specified for lists of File type only.
  2. Select the Start date and time of the first update and specify the desired Import interval.
  3. Select the desired Update Policy. (Note that the replace list data policy may suspend use of this list within a running campaign for the time it takes to re-process the list.) This setting is specified for lists of the File type only.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Once these parameters are defined, select the Enabled checkbox to activate periodic import.

For lists of the Salesforce.com type, new records matching the original SOQL query will be added to the list during each update, while any records that may have been removed from Salesforce will be disabled in the list. If there are campaign results available for such disabled records, they will be preserved.

For lists of the 'Salesforce.com type, there is a 30-second timeout on the Bright Pattern Contact Center side to begin receiving data from SFDC after the SOQL query is submitted.

You can also run import with the above settings at any time by clicking Run import now.


Contents tab

Lists > Contents tab


List pane

The List pane shows the entire content of the list. It is read-only.

Record pane

The Record pane shows the content of the record selected from the List pane. It is read-only.

Timestamp

Timestamp is the timestamp of the operation.

Errors is the total number of records that were not imported due to various errors (missing required fields, duplicate keys, incorrect format).

Operator

Operator is the username of the user who performed this operation.

Comment

Comment is the operation result.


Log Tab

Timestamp

Time stamp of the operation

File

Name of the list data source file

Direction

Type of the operation (IN for import/updates, EXP for export of campaign results)

Number of records

Total number of successfully imported/exported records during this operation

Errors

Total number of records that were not imported due to various errors (missing required fields, duplicate keys, incorrect format)

Operator

Username of the user who performed this operation

Comment

Operation result



Do Not Call Lists

Do Not Call (DNC) lists contain data about destinations that may not be called during outbound calling campaigns. At the configuration stage, one or more DNC lists may be associated with a campaign. When the campaign is started, records from the campaign’s calling lists are checked against the DNC data, and if a match is found, the number or the entire record is skipped.

For more information about associating DNC lists with campaigns, see the description of the DNC screen of the outbound campaign settings.

To view and edit DNC lists, select the Do Not Call Lists option from the root menu.


Do Not Call Lists


When you click the button with the “+” sign to configure a new DNC list, you will be first prompted to select the list type. The set of properties that you will have to configure will depend in part on the DNC list type.

Note that you can import your existing data for DNC lists of all types except Geographic (State/Province). To import list data, click the import button Contact-center-administrator-guide-image26.png and select a file to upload.


Settings

The Do Not Call Lists screen properties are organized into several tabs: Properties, Contents, and Log. The screen properties are described as follows.

Properties tab

Name

Name is the name of the DNC list. A mandatory field, the name must be unique within the contact center.

Type

Type is the type of this DNC list. It is mandatory, and once specified, it cannot be changed.

The following types of DNC lists are supported:

List field to match

Select the calling list field that will be used as identifier of customer records that must not be dialed. This property is displayed only for DNC lists of the Record Exclusion type and contains list fields from all available calling list formats.

Country

Country is the country whose postal codes or state/provinces that this DNC list shall contain. This property is displayed for DNCs of types Geographic (Postal), Geographic (State/Province), and Area Codes. Note that default country options include the United States and Japan.

Campaigns

These are the campaigns associated with this DNC list. Such association is typically established as part of campaign configuration. However, if you need to associate a new DNC list with an existing campaign, it may be more convenient to do it directly from this screen.

How to create a new DNC list with an existing campaign:

If the campaign is part of a campaign link group, the selected DNC list can be automatically applied to all other campaigns in the link group. To indicate that the list shall apply to all campaigns in the link group, select the add all linked campaigns checkbox.

When associating an internal DNC list, note that by default it will be possible to add new numbers to this list during the given campaign (e.g., upon request of the called party). If you wish to block this capability, deselect the append OK checkbox.

To associate a DNC list with all campaigns, click add all and select the desired disposition. To remove all previously established associations, click remove all.

Note that numbers are added to internal DNC lists in the context of active campaigns that the corresponding calls are associated with. Therefore:

States/Provinces

These are the states/provinces whose phone records must be excluded from outbound campaigns associated with this DNC. This property is displayed for DNCs of type Geographic (State/Province) only. To add a state/province to this list, click add.

Periodic Import

Parameters are specified for the periodic list import. These parameters apply to DNC lists of type Record Exclusion only.

To set up automatic periodic updates for this list, click edit.

In the dialog that appears:

Once the above parameters are defined, select the Enabled checkbox to activate periodic import.

You can also run import with the above settings at any time by clicking Run import now.

Periodic Reset

Parameters for daily list data reset. These parameters apply to DNC lists of type Record Exclusion only.

To enable periodic reset, select the Reset list data daily checkbox, and specify the desired Reset time.


Contents tab

List view

List view shows the entire content of the DNC list. It is read-only. Note that the view will be different depending on the DNC list type.


Log tab

The Log tab is for DNC lists of type Record Exclusion only.

Timestamp

This is the time stamp of the operation.

File

File is the name of the imported/reset file.

Operation

The type of the operation is specified here.

Number of records

Number of records is the total number of successfully imported/reset records during this operation.

Operator

Operator is the username of the user who performed this operation.

Notes

The Notes field gives the operation result.

DNC list data is deleted from the calling list database automatically when the corresponding DNC list object is deleted from configuration. Current data of the DNC lists of type Record Exclusion is also deleted when the list is reset or updated with new content via periodic import (where applicable) with the update policy set to replace list data.



Tasks Overview

The Tasks section allows you to see all automated contact center tasks that may have been scheduled for periodic execution; these include periodic report generation or automatic start and stop of outbound campaigns. The tasks whose execution has ended appear in the task log.

Sections



Case & Contact Management Overview

Section Case & Contact Management is where you may configure settings related to cases and contacts, such as custom case categories, custom case pending reasons, and bulk contact import and export. Additionally, forms are defined in this section. For more information about forms, see the Form Builder Reference Guide.

Sections

The following is a list of sections in the Contact Center Administrator application, section Case & Contact Management.


Case & Contact Management



Call Center Configuration Overview

Section Call Center Configuration is where global (i.e., contact-center wide) system settings are defined. These include hours of operation and calendars, user language and auxiliary skills, omni-channel routing, integration accounts, and so forth. When you first being configuring your contact center, this is one of the most important sections to spend time on; the settings here affect other areas of configuration including the rate at which your agents receive interactions, when customers can contact your center, how scenarios are defined, and much more.

Sections

The following is a list of sections in the Contact Center Administrator application, section Call Center Configuration.


Call Center Configuration



Quality Management Overview

Section Quality Management is where you define system-wide settings related to managing the quality of the interactions between agents and customers; call and screen recording settings are configured here.

Sections

The following is a list of sections in the Contact Center Administrator application, section Quality Management.


Quality Management




Reporting Overview

Section Reporting is where the reports in section Reports are defined, uploaded, and managed. Note that the settings configurable in these sections affect the reports in section Reports. For more information, see the Reporting Reference Guide.

Sections

The following is a list of sections in the Contact Center Administrator application, section Reporting.


Reporting



Custom Overview

Section Custom is where custom reporting field and custom survey fields are defined. These fields may be used in email surveys, in forms, in scenarios, and so forth.

Sections

The following is a list of sections found in the Contact Center Administrator application, section Custom.


Custom




Security Overview

Section Security is where global (i.e., contact-center wide) security settings are defined, including account lockout settings, text masking, system access restrictions, the audit log, and so forth.

Sections

The following is a list of sections found in the Contact Center Administrator application, section Security.


Security



Application Notes

Application notes are supplementary materials that provide further instructions and procedures for various subjects related to the configuration of or integration with Bright Pattern Contact Center software.

The following application notes are available for use with Contact Center Administrator:

Agent Desktop

IBM Cloud

Microsoft Teams

Phones

Storage



All Appendices

The following appendices comprise reference material useful for configuring your contact center.