Context Services 8.5 User's Guide
The Context Services User’s Guide describes the Context Services functionality of GMS and Universal Contact Server (UCS), and includes deployment information.
These pages are valid for all 8.x releases of this product and cover:
- Product architecture
- Introduction to the API
Context Services's REST APIs provide access to UCS (Universal Contact Server) resources (data entities) via URI paths. To use a REST API, your application will make an HTTP request and parse the response. By default, the response format is XML. If you wish, you can request JSON instead of XML. Because the REST API is based on open standards, you can use any web development language to access the API.
Genesys Mobile Services (GMS) with Conversation Manager Solution brings business rules, context, conversation history, reporting, locations, and preferences to mobile interactions, enabling you to personalize every mobile experience.
GMS now embeds Context Services to enhance scalability and provide new interfaces in addition to new features such as Customer Journey. GMS/CS is used when describing the Context Services capabilities in GMS, which include all the services, states, and tasks REST APIs. Note that GMS/CS do not provide profile management APIs.
Universal Contact Server (UCS) interfaces with a database that stores data on contacts (customers). As the classic UCS, it works with Genesys eServices (Multimedia). With an optional set of additional capabilities known as Context Services, it works with other Genesys products and solutions, such as Genesys Voice Portal and Conversation Manager.
Note the following terminology:
- UCS/CS is used when describing the Context Services capabilities (restricted to profile management) in UCS.
- Classic UCS refers to UCS apart from Context Services.
Scope of Use
Typical usage scenarios of Context Services include:
- Customer identification
- Service resumption
- Customer profile (retrieval and management)
- Callback offers
- Service resumption with an agent
- Proactive notification
- Schedule callback with enhancement multimedia confirmation