Release Notes

RingCentral Contact Center User Hub | Spring 2022

Stay up to date with the latest features, improvements, and bug fixes for RingCentral Contact Center User Hub. For Contact Center Central Release Notes, please refer to this page.
Release Date: Spring 2022

Spring Release 22.1

Cumulative Update 2

Digital First Omnichannel
Full CXone Email Integration
 
You can now set up email channels inside Digital First Omnichannel. This allows you to take advantage of the benefits of the digital platform, including contact threading, agent routing, and automation tools.
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Global Changes

SAML 2 Federation Support
 
In the past, you could configure IdP-initiated SAML 2. With this release, you can also configure SP-initiated SAML 2.
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Unicode Character Support for User Input
 
Users can enter text into fields, file names, prompts, and so on, using characters from any Unicode character set, including Japanese characters. This is supported in applications and features such as Studio, WFI, DB Connector, and Workflow Data. It allows users to enter text in the language they're most comfortable using.
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What's New in the Online Help

Online Help Available in Three New Languages
 
Online help for Spring 2022 will be available in three new languages: Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), and Korean. The non-English sites will be published as soon as available.

ACD

Call Abandonment Rate Calculation Change
 
The Contact Center call abandonment rate measurement has changed to meet recent clarifications of TCPA regulations. Handled calls only include live calls that were delivered to an agent. Calls that agents dismissed as answering machines no longer count. With this release, the abandonment rate calculation is the Total Number of Abandon Calls divided by the Total Number of Live Calls (represented by Handled Calls minus Agent-Identified Answer Machine Calls plus Abandoned Calls).
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Omnichannel Session Handling Enhancements for Non-Voice Interactions
 
If you have both Digital First Omnichannel (DFO) and Omnichannel Session Handling (OSH) enabled, the Contact Settings tab for ACD Users has changed. The Chat, SMS, and Email settings for both Contact Handling and Contact Refusal Timeouts now include digital and omnichannel interactions of those types. For all other types of DFO interactions, you can configure these two settings for a new media type: Digital. For more information, select Digital First Omnichannel in the filter on the right.
 
This change gives you more control over your DFO and other non-voice interactions. It makes it more efficient to add new contact methods to your environment.
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Skill Name Enhancement
 
You can include a colon (:) in a skill name. This change is effective for skills created:
  • In the ACD application
  • By using bulk upload
  • By using APIs
This enhancement provides an additional option if you need to distinguish between multiple skills.
Customer Request UI Change Future Enablement X

Admin‌ 

Omnichannel Session Handling Enhancements for Non-Voice Interactions
 
If you have both Digital First Omnichannel (DFO) and Omnichannel Session Handling (OSH) enabled, the Contact Settings tab for ACD Users has changed. The Chat, SMS, and Email settings for both Contact Handling and Contact Refusal Timeouts now include digital and omnichannel interactions of those types. For all other types of DFO interactions, you can configure these two settings for a new media type: Digital. For more information, select Digital First Omnichannel in the filter on the right.
 
This change gives you more control over your DFO and other non-voice interactions. It makes it more efficient to add new contact methods to your environment.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement
New Permissions for Business Unit Tabs
 
The permissions that control access to the following ACD business unit tabs have changed:
  • Usage—New permission: Business Unit Usage
  • Contact Center Attendant—New permission: Business Unit CXone Attendant
The new permissions give you more granular control of your users' access. These changes may affect your users' current access. If they do, you need to edit your current permissions. These updates close loopholes in the security model in these tabs.
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API

Support for User Visibility with Role-Based Access Control
 
The Remove Skill Agent Assignment API (SKLAGT_REMV17) now supports role-based access control (RBAC) for user visibility as defined with Views. RBAC increases security within Contact Center. Previously, this API ignored settings related to Views. If you use this API and have configured user visibility in Views, you may need to make adjustments.
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Unified Skill Assignment for Digital First Omnichannel and ACD Skills
 
You can change agent ACD skill assignments for Digital First Omnichannel skills using ACD APIs. This gives you the same flexibility with digital skills that you have with omnichannel skills.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement
Updated Digital First Omnichannel API
 
The Digital First Omnichannel API has been updated. For more information, select Digital First Omnichannel in the filter on the right.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement
Updated Studio API
 
The Studio API has been updated. For more information, select Studio in the filter on the right.
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Channels

New Channel: Instagram Direct
 
You can set up Digital First Omnichannel to send and receive direct messages through Instagram.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement
New Channel: WeChat
 
You can set up Digital First Omnichannel to use basic messaging through WeChat. Contact your Account Representative to begin the setup process for you.
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Apple Business Chat Enhancements
 
You can include icons for each item in the List Picker.
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DFO Chat Enhancements
  • Group chat—Agents and contacts can invite more people into a conversation. This setting is currently only available for Live Chat.
  • New conditions for tracking live behaviors:
    • Aggregated time spent on site
    • Time spent on page
    • Chat service status (online/offline)
    • Proactive actions by channel
    • Custom rule via API integration
    • Scroll depth
    • Number of clicks
    • Inactivity tracking
  • Inactivity pop-up—You can create a job to display a pop-up warning the customer that their session will expire due to inactivity.
  • Reporting—Dashboards that show digital data such as web visitors, conversion rates, efficacy of chat actions, and more are available in Contact Center Performance Management. This will be released later in the Spring 2022 release cycle.
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Contact Center Email Enhancements
 
Contact Center email has the following updates:
  • New authentication method for SMTP—You can set up certificate-based authentication for an extra layer of security on your email server.
  • DKIM self-service—You can generate DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) keys for setting up cloud email. This adds an extra layer of security to email.
  • Domain verification—When setting up a domain, users are presented with reminders that they should only use domains that are verified.
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DFO Email Enhancements
 
Digital First Omnichannel email has the following updates:
  • Branded templates—You can build templates with custom colors, logos, and fonts for outbound email messages.
  • Branded templates—You can use HTML formatting for custom email signatures.
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Cloud Storage Services

Faster Secure External Access
 
Faster Secure External Access (SEA) is a licensed feature that enables you to copy or move files to SEA faster than when you use normal life cycle rules. This feature applies to zero-day SEA copy and move actions.
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File Retrieval Request Cancellation
 
You can cancel file retrievals requests that are submitted by mistake. You can also view and confirm the number and sizes of files before submitting the file retrieval request. If you cancel a retrieval request, records that are not yet marked for processing will not be retrieved.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement
IA Report File Type
 
You can define life cycle rules for Interaction Analytics Report files using Life Cycle Management rules.
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Contact Center Attendant

FedRAMP Support
 
Contact Center Attendant supports FedRAMP at the Moderate Impact Level.
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Audit Logging Capabilities
 
Contact Center Attendant logs any changes related to it. This includes changes made in the main application window (Applications > CXone Attendant) and changes made on the Contact Center Attendant tabs on the business unit and ACD user records. You can access this audit logging data through APIs. It includes changes to fields and other actions taken. It also logs changes made during user impersonation in Contact Center Attendant. Audit logging data is kept indefinitely.
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CXone Expert

Review Manager
 
You can create workflows for publishing new content. For example, you could create the following workflow:
  1. The author updates content and submits it to a specified group or user to review.
  2. The reviewer submits feedback to the author.
  3. The author edits the new content and submits it to the reviewer again for final approval.
  4. Once approved, the new content is published.
This feature enables you to manage content updates and approvals directly in CXone Expert instead of using email or messaging.
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Management for Multiple Sites
 
If you have multiple CXone Expert sites, you can access them all from a single landing page in Contact Center.
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Digital First Omnichannel

Unified ACD Skill and DFO Routing Queue Assignment
 
The process for adding users to a routing queue is now the same as the process for adding users to an ACD skill. This allows you to maintain agent ACD skill assignments, Omnichannel Session Handling (OSH) routing, and DFO routing queue assignments from the ACD skills page or the ACD user profile. Any changes made to routing queue assignments automatically sync to a read-only list in the DFO routing queue settings.
 
For related information on the OSH portion, select Admin in the filter on the right.
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Unified Routing with Omnichannel Session Handling
 
The following features require that you have both Omnichannel Session Handling (OSH) and unified routing enabled on the tenant.
  • You can select a Studio script from a drop-down to apply to routing for each channel. The drop-down contains only your digital scripts.
  • The accept or reject option an agent sees in MAX includes both OSH interactions and digital interactions. If the interaction is rejected, it returns to the queue.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement
Updates to AskCaller Studio Action
 
The AskCaller action allows you to integrate digital scripts into your Digital First Omnichannel live chat and chat messaging channels. The action supports rich content such as buttons, emoji, and graphics. Digital scripts must be created and implemented by Expert Services.
 
This action helps to close the gap between Virtual Agent Hub and Bot Builder.
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New APIs
 
The following APIs have been added.
 
Customer Contact APIs:
  • Change routing queue
  • Change inbox assignee
  • End agent contact
Customer APIs:
  • Create custom field
  • Change custom field value
Customer Card:
  • Change custom field value
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Interaction ID Added to CTI Events
 
All CTI events include the interaction ID. This allows you to filter by interaction in reporting and analytics and create a link between Digital First Omnichannel and WFM.
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Engagement Manager

Time Off Request for WFM in the Engagement Manager Mobile App
 
Agents can send time-off requests using the mobile app. Requests are approved based on your contact center’s WFM time-off configuration.
 
With this enhancement, you can:
  • Submit partial or full day time-off requests using the agent mobile app.
  • View a summary of time-off requests.
  • View time-off balance.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement X
Absence Request for IEX WFM Integrated in the Engagement Manager Mobile App
 
Agents can inform their supervisors of an absence request using the EM mobile app.
 
With this enhancement, you can:
  • Request partial or full day absence for a single day using the mobile app.
  • Submit an absence request for a configured number of days into the future (up to 28 days).
  • Send email notification to the agent’s supervisor.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement X

Feedback Management

Partial Response Processing
 
You can submit responses from incomplete surveys for processing after a timeout period has passed. This enables you to include valuable responses in your collected data that wouldn't have been processed or appeared in reports otherwise. It differs from the partial response reporting feature because the application processes the responses as if they came from completed surveys. Processing includes:
  • Translation, if you purchased that feature
  • Automated text analytics, if you purchased that feature
  • Alerts
  • Reporting
Partial response processing is available for email, IVR, SMS conversational, SMS to Web, and WhatsApp to Web. It isn't available for internet pop-up, slider, or link. IVR partial responses process immediately after the call without waiting for a timeout period.
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Response Rate Chart Label Improvements
 
Labels in the Response Rate chart have changed for clarity. This makes it easier to read, especially when you process partial responses.
 
The following table headings changed:
  • Total Count of Complete is now Total Submitted Responses.
  • Count of No Response is now Count of Not Started.
  • Count of Started and Unsubmitted is now Count of Abandoned.
The following mouseovers changed: 
  • (Completed + Incomplete) is now (Submitted + Abandoned).
  • Completed is now Submitted.
  • Incomplete is now Abandoned.
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Improved Admin Pages
 
The following admin pages have been enhanced:
  • Submit Schedule Jobs page improvements make it easier to submit an on-demand job and to schedule recurring jobs.
  • System Settings page improvements make it easier to find, understand, and update your application settings. Settings are organized by function type. Some options have been renamed for clarity.
  • A redesign of the Login History page makes it easier to filter and review user logins.
  • The SSO setup page design has changed to match Contact Center styles.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement
Security Improvements (FedRAMP)
 
Feedback Management is included in the RingCentral Contact Center FedRAMP environment. As part of the effort to meet the rigorous FedRAMP controls, security has been enhanced for all clients.
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Support for Interaction ID
 
If you post-process your survey data, you can use the Contact Center interaction ID to link operational data from the Contact Center interaction. For example, you could link call hold times with customer survey results from Feedback Management. The interaction ID appears in the following areas:
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Improved Flexibility in Hierarchy Functionality
 
Defining data access to multiple hierarchies and hierarchy levels is now more flexible. Previously, you defined hierarchy access conditions with the "AND" operator. For example, you could give a supervisor access to records that were assigned to both Team 1 AND Region A.​​ In this release, you have the option to use an "OR" operator instead. For example: ​​
  • A supervisor could review surveys for calls with their staff or themselves (Team 1 OR Agent A). ​
  • Agent scores could be assigned up through multiple departments (Team 1 OR Team 2 OR Team 3).
Customer Request UI Change Future Enablement X
API For Real-Time Outcast
 
Previously, you could use the API to invite contacts in real time to give feedback through SMS and IVR surveys.​​
Now, you can also invite contacts to give feedback in real time through the internet, with invitations sent by email or SMS. The API now also supports returning a unique survey link for the contact.
Customer Request UI Change X Future Enablement X
Drop-Down List Option for Single-Select Questions
 
A new drop-down list option is available for single-select questions. This option improves the experience of selecting from a long list of values.
Customer Request UI Change Future Enablement X

Interaction Analytics

Support for Brazilian Portuguese
 
Users can analyze Brazilian Portuguese interactions in addition to English and Spanish interactions. Separate datasets can be created for each of these languages; that is, one language per dataset.
 
When you add Brazilian Portuguese analysis to Interaction Analytics, a drop-down for language is available for dataset creation and for category and workspace templates. To support Brazilian Portuguese datasets, you can create custom categories, sentiments, and entities. Selected widgets and filtering capabilities also support Brazilian Portuguese. The Interaction Analytics user interface remains in English only.
 
Each language in addition to English is a purchasable add-on. Ask your Account Representative for more information.
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Sorting Improvements for Interactions and Dataset Views
 
Sorting of columns now persists when a user views:
  • Datasets
  • Interactions from the Interactions Widget
  • Interactions by drilling down from other widgets
In other words, columns appear as they did in the final sort order the user configured in their last session. This information is stored in the browser cache for the user, so clearing cache also clears these sorting preferences.
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Annotation Usability Improvements
 
In the Annotation Selector, users can see which top-level nodes have matching interactions and how many interactions there are. In addition, users can click a specific annotation to jump directly to that annotation in the transcript. These enhancements make it easier and faster for users to benefit from annotations.
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Bar Chart Improvements
 
For widgets displayed as bar charts, users can choose whether to view results in ascending or descending order. Bar charts also support an increased limit of up to 25 lines.
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Support for New Digital Channels
 
As Interaction Analytics continues to make more digital channels available for analysis, this release sees addition of the following:
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Support for New Digital Channels
 
As Interaction Analytics continues to make more digital channels available for analysis, this release sees addition of the following:
  • Google Business Manager
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Slack
These channels offer the same functionality as all other channels and enable users to rely on a single tool for their data analysis needs. Users must have both Interaction Analytics and Digital First Omnichannel to take advantage of this feature.
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Enlighten CSAT Agent Behavior Metrics Enhancements
 
In the Fall 2021 release, Interaction Analytics made Enlighten metrics available to Interaction Analytics users. The Spring 2022 release offers these enhancements:
  • The Enlighten Behavioral Metrics Widget includes a new setting that allows users to group data by agent, team, or category. This gives users the benefit of viewing the data in a variety of ways.
  • Users can export both the Enlighten Behavioral Metrics Widget and the Enlighten Summary Widget as a CSV file. This enhancement adds convenience for users who need to present the data to others.
  • Users can choose Save as Category, or use the Category Editor, with the Behavioral Metrics filter. The saved category uses the configured filter, making it easier and faster for users to view data.
Enlighten metrics require the Interaction Analytics Premium package and purchase of the Enlighten CSAT Agent Behavior Use Case. 
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MAX

Launch MAX in a New Browser Tab
 
You can specify whether MAX launches in a new browser tab instead of in a new window for all agents. You can configure this setting on the Details tab of the ACD Business Unit page.
Customer Request UI Change Future Enablement
CC Details in Emails
 
When agents use the Reply All option, the email conversation history and reply header now include the string of CC details.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement

Media Services

Support for the Latest Platforms
 
NET 4.8 and Windows 2019 are now supported.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement
Header Updates for Scalability
 
You can move calls between media servers. This increases scalability for large environments.
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Performance Management

The following features are expected to be released in early March.
Quick Rename of Tabs
 
You will be able to quickly rename modules and dashboards by clicking on the current name and entering a new name. This will save you time by requiring fewer clicks to rename tabs.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement
Marketplace Item Variety
 
In the Marketplace, you will be able use a drop-down to select between items that are alike. You will be able to group items according to any attribute you choose. For example, if you have posted a video game to the Marketplace and the video game is available on three different game consoles, you can group the items based on that attribute. Then users will be able to select the drop-down to choose which game console they want to order the video game for. This will allow for a quicker checkout process in the Marketplace.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement
Team Games Update
 
You will be able to have team versus team games. Games will allow one team to challenge another team based on performance metrics.
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Brazilian Portuguese Language Support
 
Performance Management will be supported in Brazilian Portuguese. This will enable more users to use Performance Management in their native language.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement
Wallboard Summary Improvements
 
The wallboard summary will display all selected groups by automatically changing the page to display the next set of groups. This will ensure all groups will be visible on wallboard summary.
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Rewards Modal
 
Agents will get weekly notifications showing all the games or challenges they were not participating in for that week. This will allow agents the opportunity to see the games and challenges they missed out on, so that they can choose to participate in the future.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement
Share Dashboards to User Attributes
 
You will be able to share dashboards with other users based on their assigned attributes. This will allow you to have a quick and easy way to share dashboards with a certain set of users.
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Personal Connection

Call Abandonment Rate Calculation Change
 
The Contact Center call abandonment rate measurement has changed to meet recent clarifications of TCPA regulations. Handled calls only include live calls that were delivered to an agent. Calls that agents dismissed as answering machines no longer count. With this release, the abandonment rate calculation is the Total Number of Abandon Calls divided by the Total Number of Live Calls (represented by Handled Calls minus Agent-Identified Answer Machine Calls plus Abandoned Calls).
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement X

Quality Management

New Digital Channels in the Quality Planner Filter
 
When creating a quality plan, QM managers can now filter interactions to evaluate based on these new digital channels:
  • Google Business Messenger
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Slack
The digital channels listed in the Quality Planner depends on the channels that are supported for your organization.
Customer Request UI Change Future Enablement X
Auto-Response Evaluations
 
Up until now, when creating a form, QM managers could configure auto-response rules for questions by setting categories. With this release, QM managers can configure auto-response rules for questions by setting sentiments.
 
Based on the selected sentiments, the QM app automatically responds to evaluation form questions matching the sentiments associated with the interaction. This helps the evaluators to complete evaluations faster, because many of the questions in the form will already have answers filled in for them. Evaluators can review the responses and change them if needed.
 
This feature is a part of the QM Advanced license.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement X
Language Support in Category Management
 
In Category Manager, you can now filter categories and custom categories based on the selected language. You can also create, save, and update custom categories in your selected language.
 
For other QM processes that use Category Manager such as Quality Planner and Form Manager, you can apply language filter while selecting a category.
 
The supported languages are:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Brazilian Portuguese
This feature is a part of the QM Advanced license.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement X
API Updates
 
The column sequence has changed because of the change in data infrastructure of the APIs. The QM API updates will be released later in the Spring 22 release cycle.
 
In addition,
  • QM Workflow API—Two new columns, Reason and Parent ID, are added.
  • QM Questions and Answers API—The Question ID and Section ID columns now have values in the UUID 32-bit format.
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Real-Time Interaction Guidance

Real-Time Interaction Guidance Agent Widget Available in Agent Application Supported Languages
 
The Real-Time Interaction Guidance agent widget is available in the languages supported by MAX and Agent for Salesforce. The guidance and alert messages that agents see always display in the language in which they were written in the Real-Time Interaction Guidance administrator's pages. The language of the labels and other text on the screen, such as the names of the score gauges, change based on the language selection in the web browser that the agent uses.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement X
Create Multiple Profiles per Business Unit
 
Real-Time Interaction Guidance now supports multiple profiles, each with a different set of alerts and guidance. At this time, there is no limit to the number of profiles you can create. This allows you to customize the guidance you offer to teams of agents in your organization. You must have one Studio script for each profile that you create.
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Support for International English Added
 
Real-Time Interaction Guidance now offers support for International English in addition to North American English. When you add Real-Time Interaction Guidance to Agent Assist Hub, it defaults to the appropriate language based on your Contact Center region. Additional languages will be supported in future releases, along with the ability to select a language.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement

Contact Center Recording

New Digital Channels
 
Contact Center Recording now supports additional digital channels: Google Business Messenger, Microsoft Teams, and Slack.
 
You will be able to:
  • Define recording policies to record agent screen activity while working on these digital interactions.
  • Search for these digital interactions.
  • View digital interaction transcripts and play back screen recordings.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement X
Player Enhancements
 
In the Contact Center Recording player, there is a new Interactions Details tab. This tab includes details such as, business data, disposition, and after call work. This tab is available only for voice recordings.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement X
Business Data
 
You can now update the business data information for closed interactions using business data API.
 
The Update business data permission is required to use the API. In Contact Center, go to Admin > Security > Roles and Permissions. The permission is under Search & Playback > APIs.
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Recording Agent Only
 
You can now record only the agent's side conversation using a Studio action.
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Improved File Names for Media Extraction
 
Contact Center Recording now provides a more accurate media file name. The file name includes:
  • Seconds in the file name for voice and screen interactions.
  • SegmentID instead of the RecordingID for voice interactions.
  • StatementID instead of the RecordingID for statements.
This will help simplify correlation to file metadata. When extracted, the voice and screen recordings will have the new file names.
Customer Request UI Change X Future Enablement X
Screen Recording Support for Proxy Authentication
 
ScreenAgent now supports 5 proxy authentication methods. This support is for only screen recording and not for screen monitoring. This is applicable for ScreenAgent on Windows OS.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement X
ScreenAgent Updates
 
Starting July 1, 2022, the ScreenAgent version lower than 2.1.40 will not be supported. You must upgrade all users to ScreenAgent version 2.1.40 or higher and then contact your Account Representative to enable the new functionality of screen recording.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement X
ScreenAgent Online Help Improvements
 
The online help for ScreenAgent now has videos and more FAQs.
Customer Request UI Change X Future Enablement X
Recording Policies Enhancements
 
Up until now, when defining a recording policy or a do not record policy, you could apply either the Team or Employees filter. With this release, you can use both filters, Teams and Employees, in the same recording policy.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement X
Recording Dialer Interactions
 
You can now record the agentless dialer interactions. The interaction will be recorded starting the moment the customer answers the call.
Customer Request UI Change X Future Enablement X

Reporting and Dashboards

Reporting API Updates
 
Reporting APIs were updated with the following features:
  • All time fields now include milliseconds instead of rounding to the nearest second.
  • The Contacts Completed API now includes a refusal reason, held party abandoned, and contact end reasons.
  • The ACW Seconds field for the Contacts Completed API now updates the LastUpdateTime stamp.
  • The Contacts Completed API now offers better error handling.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement X
Customizable SMTP Address
 
By default, Contact Center sends reports from the email address "noreply@niceincontact.com". To avoid these emailed reports from getting blocked, you can create a custom address that your system will not filter. For example, the Knickerbocker Contact Center could create a "noreply@knickerbocker.com" address. 
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ACD Dashboard Permissions
 
Reporting permissions have been updated to accommodate ACD Dashboards introduced in the Fall 2021 release. These dashboards are accessible at Reporting > Dashboards.
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List Report Drill-downs
 
BI list reports now include a new Historical Data table. This table displays historical information for entries that you select in the main report table. Examples of list reports include List of Agents and List of Skills.
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Business Intelligence (BI) Reports
Agent Contact Performance
 
The Agent Contact Performance report displays key ACD-related metrics for each interaction that your agents handled. The report table displays data for interactions that each agent handled, and the widgets display overall performance data in charts.
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Real Time Interaction Guidance
 
The Real Time Interaction Guidance report allows you to view status and trend information from Real-Time Interaction Guidance (RTIG). It allows an individual agent to track their alerts progress over time, or provides supervisors with insight into their team's alerts. To use this report, you must have both BI reports and the RTIG product enabled.
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Studio

Studio API Endpoint Updated

The GET /scripts endpoint of the Studio API has been updated with two query parameters, scriptId and libraryId. This restores the functionality that was available prior to version 21 of the endpoint.
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Enhanced Action: SendFile
 
The SendFile action can now use SFTP in addition to FTP. This provides increased security for files sent using scripts.
Customer Request UI Change X Future Enablement X
New Action: RecordAgentOnly
 
This new action supports recording only the agent side of a voice interaction. The action's properties allow script developers to set the value to True (record only the agent) or False (record both sides). This value applies to all calls made using the associated ACD skill and persists through call transfers. Additional use cases are planned for future releases.
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Enhanced Action: ReqAgent
 
Two new properties have been added to this action and support routing interactions based on agent proficiency. You can specify a high proficiency value and a low proficiency value. Contact Center then uses this ACD skill proficiency range along with priority, acceleration, and other factors in routing the interaction. A new action, UpdateContact, gives you even more granular control over proficiency-based routing.
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New Action: UpdateContact
 
This new action works together with the new properties in the ReqAgent action to route interactions based on agent proficiency. You can use UpdateContact to change the high and low proficiency values, thus increasing the pool of available agents. This feature helps ensure interactions are handled in a timely manner by the most-qualified agent available.
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Enhanced Action: AskCaller
 
The AskCaller action now allows you to integrate digital scripts into your Digital First Omnichannel live chat and chat messaging channels. The action supports rich content such as buttons, emoji, and graphics. Digital scripts need to be created and implemented by Expert Services. For more information, select Digital First Omnichannel in the filter on the right.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement X
Unified ACD Skill Assignment
 
You can change agent ACD skill assignments for digital skills using ACD APIs. This gives you the same flexibility when working with digital skills that you have with omnichannel skills. For more information, select Digital First Omnichannel in the filter on the right.
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Supervisor

Accept Button
 
Supervisor now has a pop-up that allows users to select whether or not to accept a transferred contact. This gives users more control within the Supervisor application.
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Workforce Management (CXone)

Shrinkage by Time in Forecasting
 
You can select the time of the day you want to apply shrinkage. This allows you to set different levels within the same day.
 
This feature is available in the staffing parameters in the Generate Forecast and Forecasting Profile pages.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement X
Net Staffing Improved Accuracy
 
Net staffing has improved accuracy by considering the multiskilled agent's contribution. Net staffing shows agents' partial allocation instead of only the full-time equivalent.
 
For example, you scheduled an agent who has two skills. When net staffing displays data for one of those skills, it shows 0.5 for that agent instead of 1.
 
In addition, net staffing gathers more specific data from forecasting.
 
This gives you more accurate data in WFM, such as in the Schedule Manager, Intraday, and Approval Rules pages.
Customer Request X UI Change X Future Enablement X
Approve Requests Automatically Based on Requirements
 
You can minimize understaffing that comes with approving time-off requests.
 
When creating an approval rule, you now have an additional condition called Net Staffing. In this condition, you are able to define net staffing requirements. The rule can handle requests based on those staffing requirements.
 
This feature is only available with the WFM Advanced license.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement X
Consistent Breaks and Lunches
 
You can now define a consistent time for the agents' breaks and lunches during the week.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement X
Approval Rules Enhancements
 
Auto-approval rules automatically accept or deny agents' time-off requests. When creating the rules, you define conditions that trigger an automated response.
 
With this release, the scheduling unit time-off balance condition is optional.
 
With this enhancement, you have:
  • More flexibility when you define the rules.
  • The option to create a rule that can auto approve requests based on the submission time.
Customer Request X UI Change Future Enablement X

Release Adjustments

These features are adjustments to those previously announced.

Changed Features

Each item includes a description of the feature as it was previously published on the Coming Soon page and an explanation of what changed.

Contact Center Attendant

Audit Logging Capabilities
 
This feature was only for changes made in the Contact Center Attendant application. It now includes changes made on the Attendant tabs found in the business unit and user records as well.

Personal Connection

Call Abandonment Rate Calculation Change
 
This update was described as an additional option for abandon rate calculation. It will instead replace the old method completely.

Real-Time Interaction Guidance

Support for International English Added
 
It was previously announced that you would be able to choose the language that Real-Time Interaction Guidance used. Instead, Real-Time Interaction Guidance defaults to either American English or International English based on the location of Contact Center.

Features to be Released at a Later Date

Each item includes a description of the feature as it was previously published on the Coming Soon page.

Global Changes

Session Timeout Warning
 
You will now receive a timeout warning after 20 minutes of inactivity in the Contact Center platform. You can choose to stay logged in or to log out.

Channels

DFO Email Enhancements
  • Include attachments—Any attachments in an email will be included if the email is forwarded.
Apple Business Chat Enhancements
 
Apple Business Chat enhancements will include:
  • Quick Replies—You will be able to define up to five choices for an agent to choose from as a quick reply in a chat.
  • Apple Pay Confirmation—The agent will receive a confirmation of payment immediately after the contact sends it.

Interaction Analytics

Support for Additional Channels
  • WeChat

Performance Management

Real-Time Alerts on Current Metrics
 
System alerts on current metrics will be immediate. This will allow for any needed adjustments to be made more quickly.
XP Level Setup
 
You will be able to set up XP and Levels for Gamification within the Command Center. This will allow you to access all current Gamification settings in one place.
Profile Template to Roles
 
You will be able to set up profile settings in Roles. This will allow you to save time by having all the settings in one place.

Personal Connection

Restrict Caller ID Choices to Verified Entries
 
You will be able to restrict the caller ID values for the Override Caller ID setting so that only numbers from the verified caller ID table are available. This will ensure that your outbound calls are assigned to a verified caller ID value, which receives full attestation using the SHAKEN protocol. To restrict the available values, you will need to contact your Account Representative.
Updates to PlaceCall Studio Action
 
The PlaceCall action will include Laydown functionality for automated handling of answering machine messages. This will improve answering machine detection (AMD) and accurate recording and delivery of messages.
New Studio Action: OnPreview
 
OnPreview will provide a trigger event for the scripted handling of Preview contacts with full Studio support.
Email Confirmation on API Calling List Uploads
 
If you use an API to upload a calling list, you will be able to receive an optional email confirmation when the upload is complete. For manual uploads, the email confirmation will remain mandatory.

Contact Center Recording

Interaction View
 
In the Interactions app, all segments of an interaction will be grouped together. You'll be able to view and play back the entire interaction as a journey.
 
You'll also be able to:
  • View the total time duration.
  • Share or delete the entire interaction. All the associated media will also be deleted.
Media File Status for Interactions
 
New indicators on the media type icons in the search results will display if the media is available for playback, archived, or deleted.
Player Enhancements
 
The Contact Center Recording player will have:
  • The focus feature. While playing back the recording, the focus indicator on the player will display the sections when the agent was focused on a specific interaction. This will help the evaluator review the specific sections of the recording.
  • A new option to skip the IVR portion while playing back a recording.

Voice

Prevent Access to Restricted CLI Numbers
 
Contact information will not be visible to agents for contacts with restricted (anonymous) CLI numbers.
Click-to-Call
 
The new click-to-call widget will allow you to add a click-to-call button to your website. This button will allow a contact to be placed into an inbound call queue straight from their browser. Benefits of this include:
  • The contact will stay within the web browser while an agent is being connected.
  • Contacts will experience a shorter handling time in being routed to an agent.
  • Web metadata will be available to the agent automatically.

WFM

User Interface Enhancements in Real Time Adherence
 
As part of the user interface enhancements, you will have:
  • Advanced filtering.
  • Improved display and user experience.
  • Quick navigation to the schedule manager by clicking an agent's name.
  • Personalized column display by sorting them manually.
  • Option to pin agents and find them easily.

Features Added to this Release

To see the following features in detail, select the product in the filter on the right.

ACD

New method for calculating the call abandonment rate.

Feedback Management

Restyled SSO login page.
 
Option to use drop-down lists for single-select questions.

Reporting and Dashboards

Real Time Interaction Guidance BI report.

Spring Cumulative Update 2

These are the bugs and known issues that are fixed on this update.
New Feature
 
Full email integration with Digital First Omnichannel has been released with this cumulative update.
 
For details, see this section of the Release Notes.
ACD
  • When the login authenticator assigned to an ACD user record was changed, removed the location from the user record. 
  • Bulk uploading ACD skills sometimes failed. No error appeared, but the email summary showed that the records didn't update successfully.
API
 
The contacts/state-history call sometimes returned a 500 error. 
MAX
  • Periodically, all agents in certain environments would have connection errors at the same time.
  • When the force logout feature was used on an agent, the agent's session remained active if they didn't close the force logout notification. 
Personal Connection
 
The Answering Machine override button appeared in the MAX interface when it was disabled in the ACD skill CPA Management settings.
Studio
 
The asisodatetime function converted UTC time to Mountain Time instead of ISO.
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