Bright Pattern Contact Center supports integration with the Aspect WFM (workforce management) application. This integration provides, in particular, a number of automatically generated reports for workforce forecasting. This section contains configuration settings for automated generation of such reports.
For more information regarding integrating a WFM account, see section Integration Accounts.
Note that in order to generate Aspect WFM reports, this capability must be enabled for your contact center by the service provider.
Report types allows selection of the following: Basic, APS, and Agent Performance (daily)
Schedule settings allow you to configure automatic WFM report generation. Their settings are as follows.
Reporting interval is the frequency, in minutes, that reports will be delivered to your application; the default setting is 15 minutes. Note: This interval does not apply to Agent Performance (daily) reports.
Choose between Daily or Continuously.
Note if the Agent Performance (daily) report is enabled, it will be run/delivered only daily; continuous delivery applies to Basic and APS reports.
Run time allows you configure what time you want the report generated at. To do this, enter a time and select from a drop-down menu the time zone that applies. The default time is "Midnight UTC."
The number of minutes to delay when delivering reports continuously (only available when you select "Continuously"; see above).
Resend allows you to configure a repeated transmission of selected reports for each interval with a specified delay (i.e., in minutes). Reports will resend relative to the end of the reporting interval. Note that this setting is available only when you select "Continuously" (see above).
On Demand settings allow you to generate reports on an as-needed basis. Their settings are as follows.
Time frame allows you to select a date range which you would like the report to cover. You may choose from either a pre-determined period of time or a custom period. After you have selected the date range, you may configure an hour range in From/To. The time frame options are as follows:
- This week
- Last week
- This month
- Last month
Note: Weeks run from Sunday to Saturday.
From/To displays the date range selected in Time frame. If you change the dates manually, the time frame will change to Custom; you may also configure an hour range using the drop-down menus.
Run at allows you to schedule the reporting period configured here for a later time; select the date on the calendar and the hour on the drop-down menu.
Delivery is where you configure the destination of either the scheduled or on-demand reports.
Select FTP or SFTP. Note that the corresponding SMTP settings are configured on the Email Settings > SMTP Configuration page.
FTP/SFTP Server hostname
Enter the FTP/SFTP Server hostname (e.g., "cust.anyftp.com").
Destination and file folder name
Specify the address of the destination folder and file name (e.g., 50Reports/Report.csv where 50Reports is the destination folder and Report is the file name). Setting a generic file name will result in a set of files that contains the type of report, the generic name of the report, and a subsequent timestamp. (Example: basic_Report_20191128013000.csv)
Specify the FTP username (e.g., "firstname.lastname@example.org").
Specify the FTP password.
Test connection tests the connection of the FTP username and password.