Scenario Builder Reference Guide

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The Bright Pattern Contact Center Scenario Builder Reference Guide describes the building blocks of the Bright Pattern scenario language and how those blocks are managed in the Scenario Builder application.

Learn how to use the Scenario Builder application by exploring the following sections of this guide:


For information about scenario management in the context of contact center configuration, such as the association of scenarios with interaction access points, refer to the Bright Pattern Contact Center Administrator Guide.


Example of a scenario in the Scenario Builder


Audience

The Bright Pattern Scenario Builder Reference Guide is intended for professionals responsible for the design, development, and testing of interaction processing logic in your contact center.

Participants are expected to be familiar with general principles of computer programming and to have a solid understanding of contact center operations and resources that are involved in such operations, including agents and teams, services and skills, schedules, and access points.



Scenario Builder Overview

For every customer interaction that enters your contact center, Bright Pattern Contact Center software has to process that specific interaction to determine what to do with it (e.g., what prompts or announcements to apply, what resources to queue for, what music to play, or when to over-flow to alternate resources). The logic of such automated interaction processing is defined in a scenario. 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.

Scenarios are designed and edited in the Scenario Builder application. This application is launched from the Contact Center Administrator application when you add a new scenario or select an existing one for editing. For more information, see section Scenarios Overview of the Bright Pattern Contact Center Administrator Guide.


Scenario Builder


Scenario Engine

The Scenario Engine is the component of Bright Pattern Contact Center software that executes your scenarios. Starting from version 5.0, should scenario failover occur (i.e., the 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 following are some examples of what can occur at various stages of scenario failover:

Note: Real-time statistics are incrementially affected by scenario failovers in some instances. For example, for queued calls, one inbound call will increase statistic value by two (e.g., the first time when it was queued by original Scenario Engine, the second time when it was switched over to new Scenario Engine).

Graphical User Interface

Scenario Builder incorporates a graphical user interface (GUI) with which you can visually connect a sequence of functional blocks, thus building your scenario. These blocks are known as scenario blocks. Scenarios are created using a flowchart format that represents the sequence of interaction processing steps in the scenario. Different scenario blocks perform different functions, such as playing prompts, collecting digits, or looking for available agents.

To add a block to the scenario, select it from the list on the left and drag it to the desired location within the scenario. To remove a block from a scenario, select the block within the scenario and drag it back to the list of blocks on the left.

Scenario Blocks

Each block has its own configuration attributes, which appear in the edit pane on the right when the block is added to the flowchart or selected within the flowchart. The attributes specify the function represented by the block. For example, the Play Prompt block has an attribute that specifies which prompt shall be played when this block is executed in a specific processing step of a specific scenario. The scenario blocks described in this guide may have configuration attributes related to conditional exits, prompts, and/or settings.

Conditional Exits

The scenario typically processes blocks sequentially; however, some blocks have multiple paths that the scenario can take after processing the block. These paths are called conditional exits. Conditional exits enable you to determine how the voice scenario responds to certain conditions that may occur during the processing of an interaction, such as an agent not responding to a call. Each conditional exit appears in the flowchart as green text beneath the block to which it applies. A conditional exit may contain a flow of blocks to handle specific situations.

Prompts

Many blocks use voice prompts to request input from callers, inform callers about events, or play music while callers are waiting for an agent. These prompts can be either prerecorded audio files or static prompts that the system generates using Text-to-Speech (TTS) functionality from textual prompt descriptions. The Prompt Manager dialog box in Scenario Builder lists all prompts the open voice scenario uses, and it lets you set the languages in which the voice scenario can play prompts.

Settings

Settings, also known as configuration attributes, for this block appear in the edit pane on the right when the block is added to the flowchart or selected within the flowchart. These settings specify the function represented by the block.

The subsequent sections of this guide describe specific scenario blocks, their attributes, and usage. The blocks are listed in alphabetical order.



Scenario-Building Exercises

Scenario-building exercises are provided in order to guide you if you're creating scenarios from scratch. Examples are presented for both chat and voice scenario types. Additionally, downloadable templates are available for each exercise and can be imported to your Contact Center Administrator application for training purposes. Explore our examples to learn more about scenarios.

General

Chat

Voice



Scenario Blocks

The following is a list of all blocks available in the Scenario Builder application, as well as definitions of their settings and conditional exits.

All Scenario Blocks



Scenario Reference Material

In order to maximize the effectiveness of your scenarios, this guide provides reference material on variables, expressions, and voice prompts and segments. Variables and expressions allow your scenarios to pass information from your customers to your contact center and agents, as well as parse data. Voice prompts and segments utilize integrated text-to-speech technology to play prompts to customers.

Standard Fields for CRM Objects

Variables and Expressions

Voice Prompts and Segments