Configuration

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This topic is part of the manual Agent Pacing Service Deployment Guide for version Current of Altocloud.

Configure your pacing targets and how the Agent Pacing Service works.

About Configuration

You must configure your pacing targets and your pacing service to make Agent Pacing Service work with your contact center.

Important
Pacing Service is a single-tenant application—it only has access to the tenant, objects, and transaction list of the tenant it is configured for. In a multi-tenant environment, you can configure a Pacing Service for each individual tenant.


Pacing targets

Each pacing target consists of:

Virtual queue

Although contact centers typically contain many virtual queues, only some of them are appropriate for monitoring by the pacing service.The pacing service only monitors virtual queues that contain:

  • A pacing section in the options
  • A media option in the pacing section. The value of this option must be the name of a single media type. You cannot specify a list of media types.

The pacing section can include the following additional options:

  • optimizationGoal—Specifies the highest allowable percentage of proactively triggered interactions that can be closed by visitors prior to an agent joining the session.
    • The value must be a float between 0 and 100
    • The default value is 3 The pacing service considers all suitable virtual queues, regardless of which Switch objects they are associated with.

Here is a sample virtual queue configuration that is accessible in Genesys Administrator Extension:

 Sample virtual queue configuration

Important
When configuring the virtual queue, you must set the value of Alias equal to the value of Number



Sample virtual queue configuration

Agent groups

Agent Pacing Service only considers agent groups for processing as part of a pacing target if they include the relevant virtual queue in their list of Origination DNs. The media type specified in the virtual queue is used to limit the Ready agents in an agent group to those who can process that media type.

Agent groups can specify more than one virtual queue, and each virtual queue can specify a different media type. For example, Proactive Chat could specify chat and Proactive Voice could specify voice. This capability is important for agents in the agent group who have blended capabilities—that is, those who can work with several media types simultaneously—as they can be considered for pacing targets that use each of their available media types.

Configure a regular agent group

The following image shows an agent group called Proactive Voice. This agent group is associated with a voice-based virtual queue called Proactive Voice. The agent group and virtual queue form a pacing target called Proactive Voice - voice.

An agent group is associated with the Proactive Voice virtual queue

The next two images show two agent groups that are associated with the Proactive Chat virtual queue. The first one is Proactive Chat and the second is Proactive Chat Sales. These agent groups and the virtual queue form the Proactive Chat - chat pacing target.

The first agent group associated with the Proactive Chat virtual queue

The second agent group associated with the Proactive Chat virtual queue

Configure a blended agent group

The next image shows a blended Agent Group—that is, an agent group that can handle more than one media type. The Proactive Blended agent group supports two virtual queues:

  • Proactive Chat, which is part of the Proactive Chat - chat pacing target
  • Proactive Voice, which is part of the Proactive Voice - voice pacing target

An agent group that supports two media types

Pacing service

To install Agent Pacing Service, you need:

  • A dedicated Genesys application with a type of Application Cluster
  • A set of applications with a type of Genesys Generic Server, with one application for each instance of Pacing Service Server.

The Application Cluster application must include:

  • Descriptions of all of the options (which are inherited by the nodes)
  • Connections to the Stat Server and (optionally) Message Server applications.

The node-related applications must specify the hosts and ports for their server instances and for their connections to the cluster application. The following screenshot shows some of the setup for configuring a cluster and two nodes.

Sample pacing service configuration


Sample pacing service configuration


Sample pacing service configuration

The cluster application specifies the following options:

Application options