Learn about the different views within the Scenarios view and the type of data you'll find in each of them. Then, open and manage new and existing schedule scenarios.
Use the Scenarios view in the Schedule module to create new scenarios or edit an existing schedule scenario. When you open a scenario, that scenario's name becomes a menu on the toolbar (and a selection in the Schedule menu).
- Users must have access to at least one Site in the Schedule scenario to see it.
- Users must have access to all Sites in the Schedule scenario to delete the scenario.
You can then select the following views from the <scenario_name> menu:
|Coverage||Compares staffing coverage to forecasted (calculated and required) staffing data, and highlights overstaffed or understaffed timesteps.|
|Weekly||Displays a weekly summary table of total paid hours, working start/end times, or shift names for a site's agents and/or profiles.|
|Intra-Day||Displays schedule details for a 24- or 36-hour period, enabling you to modify schedules for individual or multiple agents.
TipYou do not need the Approve Changes security permission (as required by the Master Schedule) to commit your changes (which are only visible to you). You can roll back or remove your own pending changes.
You can view your pending changes in the Weekly, Intra-Day, and Agent-Extended views.
|Agent-Extended||Displays schedules for one week or the schedule planning period for a single agent.|
|Profiles/Bidding||Enables you to assign real agents to profile schedule slots.|
|Summary||Displays service-level and related statistics for the scenario.|
|State Group Totals||Presents Schedule State Group Totals for the configured Schedule State Groups.|
Use Schedule Scenarios to create, open, edit, or delete schedule scenarios, and to publish scenarios to the Master Schedule.
Displaying the view
To display the Schedule Scenarios view:
- From the Home menu on the toolbar, select Schedule.
- From the Schedule menu on the toolbar, select Scenarios.
- The Scenarios table (a list) appears at the top of the Data pane.
When the Scenarios view is active, the Objects pane displays the following options:
- My Scenarios—Displays scenarios that you have created.
- Shared Scenarios—Displays Shared scenarios created by other users. Visible only if you have the permission Access Scenarios. See security access rights in Roles.
- Other Scenarios—Displays (if you have appropriate access rights) unshared scenarios created by other users.
To select an option:
- Click it. Your selection displays the matching scenarios in the Scenarios table.
Reading the data
The Scenarios table appears at the upper right of the WFM Web for Supervisors window. Its rows display scenarios that match your selection in the Objects tree. The columns (sortable except for Comments and Extended End Date) display the following information for each scenario:
|Name||The scenario's name.|
|Start date, End date||The start and end dates for the schedule in this scenario. Range: from 1 to 6 weeks.|
|Extended End date||Specifies the time period from the currently-published Forecast that will be used to calculate the average staffing needs for this schedule. For example: the schedule itself covers only the time period between Start date and End date, but the Forecast data used to calculate staffing needs for the schedule is based on the time period between Start date and Extended End date.
TipIt's okay if the Forecast data covers a shorter period of time than Extended End Date defines.
|Owner||The name of the user who created the scenario.|
|Shared||A check mark indicates a shared scenario; an open box indicates one that is not shared.|
|Comments||Remarks entered by a user who created or edited the scenario.|
Populating the Data pane
To populate the Data pane with the scenario's details:
- Click a row in the Scenarios table.
Editing scenarios in the table
To edit a scenario:
- Double-click the scenario in the Scenarios table. Or click its row in the Scenarios table, and then click Open.
The controls described below are available to you if you own, or have access rights to, the scenario.
Using the Actions toolbar
You can use the following buttons on the toolbar (these same commands also appear on the Actions menu):
|New||Opens the New Schedule Scenario Wizard.|
|Create based on...||Opens the New Schedule Scenario Wizard. The data in the wizard pages is copied from the scenario that was highlighted when you clicked this icon.|
|Open||Opens the selected scenario from the Scenarios table. You can then edit its properties using the Data pane.|
|Close||Closes the open scenario (and prompts you to save unsaved data).|
|Publish||Opens the Publish Schedule Wizard for transferring schedule information between the selected scenario and the Master Schedule.|
|Delete||Deletes the selected scenario. Includes a confirmation.|
|Mark as Shared,
Mark as Not Shared
|Changes the sharing status of the selected scenario.|
|Filter||Displays the Statuses filter, which you can use to control which Statuses are displayed. These Statuses are described below.|
|Sort||Opens a sorting dialog box that allows sorting by Name, Owner, Sharing, Time of creation, Time of last modification, Scenario start date, and Scenario end date. You can sort in ascending or descending order.|
Scenario properties—Data tab
To display the following controls:
- Click the Data tab on the Scenario Properties pane at the lower right.
|Name||Click inside to edit the scenario's name.|
|Start date, End date||Displays the scenario's start and end dates.|
|Extended End date||Displays the scenario's extended end date.|
|Owner||Displays the name of the scenario's creator.|
|Shared||Display only; a check mark indicates a shared scenario; an open box indicates one that is not shared.|
|Created, Modified||Displays the scenario's original creation date and last modification date.|
|Forecast||Displays the associated forecast scenario or MASTER (if the Master Forecast is associated).|
|Click this button to display a pop-up list of forecast scenarios, then select one upon which to base the next schedule build. The table lists all forecast scenarios that you can select, to base the next schedule build upon. The first choice is MASTER.
This list is not editable, and it contains the following columns for each forecast scenario that is listed: Name, Start Date, End Date, Owner, Shared, and Comments.
|Comments||Click inside to enter or edit comments about the scenario.|
|Save||Click this button to save your changes to the scenario's name and/or comments. Disabled if there are no changes.|
|Cancel||Click this button to cancel your changes, restoring the scenario's previous name and/or comments. Disabled if there are no changes.|
Scenario properties—Statuses tab
To display a table with the following information, click the Statuses tab on the Scenario Properties pane at the lower right. This table's columns are:
|Site||Displays the sites covered by this scenario.|
|Status||See the Status Column Values table for all possible values and their definitions.|
|Bidding Start||Bidding start date for this scenario, defined in Control Bidding Process Wizard. (Exclusive to bidding scenarios).|
|Bidding End||Bidding end date for this scenario, defined in Control Bidding Process Wizard. (Exclusive to bidding scenarios).|
|Ranking Used||Ranking system used for this scenario, defined in Auto-Assign Schedules dialog. (Exclusive to bidding scenarios).|
|Last Published||Date and time that this scenario was last published to the Master Schedule.|
Status column values
This table defines each possible value that may appear in the Status column.
|New||This scenario was just created and has no schedule built for it.|
|Imported||This scenario was imported from the Master Schedule.|
|Scheduled||A schedule was built for this scenario.|
|Scheduled with Profiles||A schedule containing profile agent schedules was built for this scenario.|
|Profiles Assigned||A schedule containing profile agent schedules was built for this scenario, and every profile agent schedule has an actual agent assigned.|
|Published||This scenario was published to the Master Schedule.|
|Bidding Pending Scenario||This scenario has a bidding window and agents defined, but the current date is before the bidding window's start date. (Exclusive to bidding scenarios).|
|Open for Bidding||This scenario is currently open for bidding. (Exclusive to bidding scenarios).|
|Bidding Closed||This scenario is closed for bidding. (Exclusive to bidding scenarios).|
Use the Statuses Filters dialog box to control which Statuses are displayed:
- Select the check boxes for Statuses that you want to display.
By default, all Statuses are selected for display.
- Clear the check boxes for any activities that you want to hide.
- You can select the Statuses at the top of the list to select the entire list at once.
- Click OK to apply your selections, or Cancel to abandon them.
WFM filters the view according to your selections.