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New Features Log

This topic provides a single point to find new feature information included in Genesys Predictive Routing (GPR). It includes the software version number and release date, and includes links to the related documentation updates (if any were needed).

List of New Features and Modifications

The following significant changes in functionality were made in 9.0.0 releases.

Feature Description Type of Change Occurred in Release Documentation Updates
Dataset handling has been made significantly faster by means of the following improvements:
  • For the initial data upload, this release introduces the Minio container. Set the new S3_ENDPOINT environment variable to take advantage of this faster processing.
  • The Dataset import to MongoDB now uses a multithreaded process.
New feature 9.0.013.01 Deployment and Operations Guide
The NGINX container has been removed from AICS. NGINX is an optional load balancer that had been provided only for use only in test environments. Discontinued support 9.0.013.01 Deployment and Operations Guide
The sizing worksheets for Genesys Predictive Routing (GPR) have been entirely reworked and expanded. Improvement 9.0.013.01 Deployment and Operations Guide
The explanation for how to use Composite Predictors has been revised and clarified. Improvement 9.0.013.01 Predictive Routing Help
The GPR web application and GPR API now use the same process to create Agent and Customer Profile schemas. In addition, the instructions for creating the Agent Profile schema have been revised and expanded. Improvement 9.0.013.01 Predictive Routing Help
The LOG_LEVEL environment variable has been added to the tango.env configuration file. By default, it is set to INFO, which is a minimal logging level, adequate for most circumstances. Improvement 9.0.013.01 Deployment and Operations Guide
This release upgrades AICS to Python 3.6 from Python 2.7. Improvement 9.0.013.01 AI Core Services Release Note - Upgrade Notes
AICS now performs automatic clean up processes which should maintain an adequate amount of free disk space. New feature 9.0.013.01 Deployment and Operations Guide
Memory handling for MongoDB was improved In this release. Improvement 9.0.013.01 Deployment and Operations Guide
The Lift Estimation report has been improved, adding Export functionality, the ability to toggle between graph and table displays, and showing the Aggregated view as the first tab listed. Improvement 9.0.013.01 Predictive Routing Help
This release includes a number of changes to the look and feel of the GPR web application interface, as well as multiple user experience improvements to provide more intuitive workflows and better presentation of information. For a complete list, refer to the AICS Release Note. Improvement 9.0.013.01 AI Core Services Release Note
This release provides a number of improvements and additions to the GPR API, including the ability to check job status and support for nesting dictionary fields. For a complete list, refer to the AICS Release Note and the GPR API Reference Improvement 9.0.013.01 AI Core Services Release Note and Genesys Predictive Routing API Reference
The Quality column in the Models list table on the Model configuration window now includes a new metric, Local models. The metric displays the number of local models generated for agents in the dataset on which the predictor is built. Improvement 9.0.012.01 Predictive Routing Help
AI Core Services (AICS) has improved handling of UTF-8 characters. Data ingestion, model training, and analysis reports are all correctly processed for data containing non-ASCII UTF-8 characters. Improvement 9.0.012.01  
The GPR API now enables you to run Feature Analysis reports. The API returns a JSON response containing a list of features ordered by weight--that is, by the strength of the impact that feature has on the value of the target metric. The resulting report is also automatically available for view from the GPR web application. New feature 9.0.012.01 Genesys Predictive Routing API Reference
The GPR API now enables you to run Lift Estimation reports. The API returns a JSON response containing the Lift Estimation results. The resulting report is also automatically available for view from the GPR web application. New feature 9.0.012.01 Genesys Predictive Routing API Reference
The Lift Estimation report now uses the scoring expression configured for the predictor (if any) to decide whether the target metric should be minimized or maximized. Improvement 9.0.012.01 Predictive Routing Help
You can now configure Agent State Connector (ASC) to monitor the StatAgentOccupancy Stat Server statistic. New feature 9.0.012.01 Deployment and Operations Guide
You can now configure ASC to monitor a subset of the total list of agent groups present in agent profiles. New feature 9.0.012.01 Deployment and Operations Guide
You can now choose to have ASC ignore the following unsupported ASCII characters: [Space], -, <, >. New feature 9.0.012.01 Deployment and Operations Guide
You can now configure ASC to monitor a subset of the total list of skills present in agent profiles. New feature 9.0.012.01 Deployment and Operations Guide
ASC now supports a connection to Stat Server running in single-server mode, without a backup. Improvement 9.0.012.01  
You can configure the Predictive Routing application to display custom messages on the login screen. New feature 9.0.011.00 Deployment and Operations Guide
New supported platforms:
  • Mongo DB 3.6 (requires a special upgrade procedure; see the AI Core Services Release Note for details)
  • Oracle Linux 7.3
New feature 9.0.011.00 AI Core Services Release Note, Upgrade Notes
You can now configure parameters to control password-related behavior such as how often users must change them, blocking users after a specified number of login attempts, and adding a custom message when users are blocked. New feature 9.0.011.00 Predictive Routing Help
The audit trail functionality has been improved to record additional actions and provide the ability to specify how long audit trail records are kept. Improvement 9.0.011.00 Predictive Routing Help
This release includes a number of updates to the functionality offered through the Predictive Routing API:
  • You can now generate and purge predictor data.
  • You can now create a new predictor by copying an existing one. To do so, send a POST request to the new copy_predictor endpoint.
  • You can now use GET commands to retrieve dataset and predictor details.
  • The way Predictive Routing recomputes cardinalities when you append data to Agent or Customer Profiles using the API has been changed:
    • Cardinalities are no longer recomputed automatically across the whole collection each time you append data. Full automatic computation happens only once, when an Agent or Customer Profile is uploaded the first time for schema discovery. When you append data to an Agent or Customer Profile via the API, cardinalities are computed only for the appended data portion and only when the number of agents or customers set in the ADD_CARDINALITIES_EVERY_N_RECORDS parameter is reached. The results of computation are added to the already-stored cardinality values. This new behavior significantly improves speed when loading new data by avoiding simultaneous recomputations on the full data collection when there are multiple frequent appends done in small batches.
    • The ADD_CARDINALITIES_EVERY_N_RECORDS parameter has been added to the tango.env file with the default value of 1000. Each time the counter for appended agents/customers reaches this number, computation for the last appended 1000 records takes place. The default value can be changed in the tango.env file, which is located in the IP_<version>/conf directory. When you change the value, restart the application to have the new value take effect.
    • You can force recomputation of cardinalities on the full Agent or Customer Profiles collection using the new POST compute_cardinalities API endpoint.
  • You can now retrieve information on the currently deployed platform using the new version endpoint.
New feature 9.0.011.00 Genesys Predictive Routing API Reference
Predictive Routing now correctly recognizes columns with any combination of the following Boolean values: y/n, Y/N, Yes/No. Previously, only columns with true/false and 0/1 values were discovered as Booleans. The identification is case insensitive. Improvement 9.0.011.00  
You can now upload data (agent, customer, and dataset) using zip-archived .csv files. Only one .csv file per archive is supported. Improvement 9.0.011.00  
GPR complies with GDPR requirements for handling sensitive customer information. New feature 9.0.010.01 Genesys Security Deployment Guide

Deployment and Operations Guide

Genesys Predictive Routing API Reference

The Lift Estimation report now offers Advanced Group By functionality, which provides more flexibility in customizing the report. Improvement 9.0.010.01 Predictive Routing Help
GPR now supports LDAP authentication when users log in. New feature 9.0.009.00 Predictive Routing Help
The following improvements have been made to the Lift Estimation report:
  • When generating the Lift Estimation report, GPR now provides the option to produce a report for each unique value for a selected column (feature). Previously, any feature with a cardinality of more than 20 was excluded, which meant that you could not produce reports with a granularity higher than 20 unique features.
  • The agent pool for lift estimation is now constructed on a per-day basis for the interactions in the dataset. Previously, you might have observed a negative lift for higher agent availability or an unexpectedly high lift for low agent availability due to overcorrection caused by a mismatch between the input sample size and the actual sizes encountered through daily simulation.
New feature/Enhancement 9.0.009.00 Predictive Routing Help
Journey Optimization Platform (JOP) was renamed to AI Core Services (AICS). Update 9.0.009.00  
You can now enable GPR to look up updated values for certain agent attributes, based on customer or interaction attributes during a scoring request. For instance, you can look up agent performance by virtual queue, enabling you to evaluate the agent’s previous performance when handling interactions from that queue. This avoids comparing agent performance for a specific queue against other agents who handle interactions from a different mixture of virtual queues. New feature/Enhancement 9.0.008.00 Predictive Routing Help
You can now view an entire Agent Profile or Customer Profile record from the Agents Details and Customers Details tabs or an entire record on the Datasets Details tab. Click a single record to open a new window containing a table with all the related key-value pairs. New feature/Enhancement 9.0.008.00 Predictive Routing Help
Agent State Connector now supports connection to a secured Configuration Server port and TLS 1.2 connections to Stat Server. New feature/Enhancement 9.0.008.00 Deployment and Operations Guide
You can now configure Agent State Connector to automatically create an Agent Profile schema, if none exists, or to verify the existing schema. New feature/Enhancement 9.0.008.00 Deployment and Operations Guide
You can now have Agent State Connector collect call connId data from Stat Server and write it to the Agent Profile schema for use in Predictive Routing. New feature/Enhancement 9.0.008.00 Deployment and Operations Guide
Agent State Connector is now supported on Windows and Linux 64-bit systems. New feature/Enhancement 9.0.008.00 For the exact Windows and Linux versions supported, see the Genesys Supported Operating Environment Reference Guide.
Predictive Routing now supports datasets of up to 250 columns for predictor data generation, model training, and analysis. New feature/Enhancement 9.0.008.00 Deployment and Operations Guide
Model training speed has been considerably improved. New feature/Enhancement 9.0.008.00  
Predictive Routing now provides progress indicators when loading predictor data and generating predictors. The progress indicators show the percent complete and the number of data rows already loaded. New feature/Enhancement 9.0.008.00  
The maximum supported cardinality for the Group By functionality in the Lift Estimation report has been increased to 20. All features with cardinalities between 1 and 20 are now available in the Group By selection menu. New feature/Enhancement 9.0.008.00 Predictive Routing Help
You can now enter a maximum value of 500 simulations in the Lift Estimation analysis report settings. This prevents you from entering numbers too large to efficiently analyze and which can lead to an out-of-memory situation. The Number of Simulations field accepts any value larger than 0 and less than or equal to 500. New feature/Enhancement 9.0.008.00 Predictive Routing Help
Predictive Routing now provides a text search field for use when selecting attributes for analysis. New feature/Enhancement 9.0.008.00 Predictive Routing Help
The documentation and the user interface have been updated to reflect the new product name (changed from Genesys Predictive Matching to Genesys Predictive Routing). Update 9.0.007.01  
The product name has changed from Genesys Predictive Matching to Genesys Predictive Routing. New Feature 9.0.007.00 The documentation and the user interface are scheduled to be updated as a post-release activity.
Support for both single-site and multi-site high availability architectures. New Feature AICS and ASC 9.0.007.00 Deployment and Operations Guide:
Support for historical reporting, provided by the Genesys Reporting solution. The following reports are available in Genesys Interactive Insights: Predictive Routing AB Testing Report, Predictive Routing Agent Occupancy Report, Predictive Routing Detail Report, Predictive Routing Operational Report, and Predictive Routing Queue Statistics Report.
Important
This functionality requires Genesys Info Mart 8.5.009.12 or higher, Reporting and Analytics Aggregates 8.5.002 or higher, and Genesys Interactive Insights 8.5.001 or higher.
New Feature AICS and Strategy Subroutines 9.0.007.00 Deployment and Operations Guide:
Real-time reporting templates are available for use in Pulse dashboards: Agent Group KPIs by Predictive Model and Queue KPIs by Predictive Model. New Feature AICS and Strategy Subroutines 9.0.007.00 Deployment and Operations Guide:
Two new analysis reports have been added to the Genesys Predictive Routing application: Agent Variance and Lift Estimation. New Feature AICS 9.0.007.00 Help File:
The Model creation interface now includes additional model quality and agent coverage reporting. New Feature AICS 9.0.007.00 Help File:
The Feature Analysis report, the model creation and training functionality, and the dataset import functionality have been improved to handle large datasets. Improvement AICS 9.0.007.00 Deployment and Operations Guide:
You can now combine simple predictors to create composite predictors. New Feature AICS 9.0.007.00 Help File:
Agent State Connector now enables you to set alarms if there are persistent connection issues with Configuration Server or Stat Server. New Feature ASC 9.0.007.00 Deployment and Operations Guide:
Improved logging for the AICS Tango container when you train a model. The relevant log message now includes the model ID and feature size. New Feature AICS 9.0.007.00 Deployment and Operations Guide:
The agent occupancy control feature was improved. Improvement Strategy Subroutines 9.0.007.00 Deployment and Operations Guide:
The behavior of the time-sliced A/B testing mode (the prr-mode option is set to ab-test-time-sliced) has been improved. Improvement Strategy Subroutines 9.0.007.00 Deployment and Operations Guide:
You can now set a timeout value that enables Genesys Predictive Routing to tell whether URS is overloaded, at which point Predictive Routing turns itself off. New Feature Strategy Subroutines 9.0.007.00 Deployment and Operations Guide:
When you are training a model, new status indicators immediately inform you of the progress of model training, from "IN QUEUE", to a blinking "IN TRAINING" when the training job starts being processed, to "TRAINED" after job has been completed. Improvement AICS 9.0.007.00  
Predictive Routing now enforces conversion of non-string ID values into strings in the Agent and Customer Profile schemas. Improvement AICS 9.0.007.00  
The Predictive Routing strategy integration with URS now automatically deletes interaction scoring data stored in the URS global map once the interaction is routed or abandoned. As a result, the PrrIxnCleanup subroutine is no longer needed. This change requires URS version 8.1.400.37 or higher. Improvement Strategy Subroutines 9.0.007.00  
Apache Kafka is no longer used for triggering the execution of model training or analysis jobs. This functionality has been taken over by MongoDB. As a result, the kafka container is no longer part of the AICS installation package. Discontinued container AICS 9.0.007.00 Deployment and Operations Guide:
In the Predictive Routing interface, the Action Features label is now Agent Features; Context Features is now Customer Features; Action Type is now Agent Identifier; Context Type is now Customer Identifier. Improvement AICS 9.0.007.00 Help File:
Added support for updating, deleting, and reading the indexes on Agent and Customer Profile collections through the Predictive Routing API. Improvement AICS 9.0.007.00 API Reference:
Models now show how many versions have been created. In addition, you can now copy activated models. Improvement AICS 9.0.007.00 Help File:
The Composer ActivatePredictiveMatching subroutine now supports two types of responses to score requests, either containing both list and list_ranks fields or just the list field. These are controlled by the request parameter format_as_map. Improvement Strategy Subroutines 9.0.007.00 Deployment and Operations Guide:
The following two configuration options are no longer supported as of this release. The functionality they enabled has been adjusted to make them unnecessary. Discontinued Support ASC 9.0.006.07 Deployment and Operations Guide:
  • reset-jop-on-startup - This option is no longer required, and is now permanently set to false. To delete agents, delete your current agent profile schema in the Predictive Routing application, and then upload an updated schema.
  • stat-srv-ws-conn - This option is no longer required, and is now permanently set to true. ASC now supports warm standby connections by default.
You can now deploy the AI Core Services (AICS) in Docker containers. New Feature AICS 9.0.006.05 Deployment and Operations Guide:
This release includes updates to the Predictive Routing web interface for improved usability. Improvement AICS 9.0.006.05 Help File:
This release includes context-sensitive Help. To open the Help from the interface, click the ? icon on the top menu bar. Improvement AICS 9.0.006.05 Help File:
In ASC, you can now specify a timeout between each subscription to avoid overloading Stat Server. Improvement ASC 9.0.006.06 Deployment and Operations Guide:
Agent State Connector and Strategy Subroutines components can be deployed in a high availability configuration. New Feature ASC 9.0.006.06/URS Strategy Subroutines 9.0.006.00/Composer Strategy Subroutines 9.0.006.01 Deployment and Operations Guide:
Routing using Predictive Routing can now take agent occupancy into account when selecting the best target. Improvement URS Strategy Subroutines 9.0.006.00/Composer Strategy Subroutines 9.0.006.01 Deployment and Operations Guide:
You can customize how Predictive Routing handles the authentication tokens that enable the URS Strategy Subroutines to request agent scores from AICS. New Feature URS Strategy Subroutines 9.0.006.00/Composer Strategy Subroutines 9.0.006.01 Deployment and Operations Guide:
Predictive Routing IRD strategy subroutines now utilize the URS TimeBehind[] function to detect when URS is overloaded and adjust their behavior accordingly. New Feature URS Strategy Subroutines 9.0.006.00/Composer Strategy Subroutines 9.0.006.01 Deployment and Operations Guide:
The workflow for creating Predictors has been made more logical and straightforward. Improvement AICS 9.0.006.05 Help File:
Users can now reset their passwords from the Predictive Routing web interface. Improvement AICS 9.0.006.05 Help File:

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