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VBW: Select Templates

Use the screens described below to incorporate templates into your Forecast Volumes scenario. The Volumes Build Wizard (VBW) gives the option of using the following template types:

The following sections explain the various forecast template screens:

Interaction Volume Templates

The Load Interaction Volume Forecast Templates screen opens if you selected the following in the Select Data Build Method screen:

Forecast = Interaction Volume and AHT or Interaction Volume.
Methods = Template Based.
  1. Select a template from the Templates list on the left.
  2. Select Start and End dates for the template.
  3. Check days of the week boxes to indicate when the template should be applied.
  4. Click the >>> button.
    If you change your mind, click the <<< button.
  5. If the Forecast type was Interaction Volume and AHT, click Next.
    The Load Average Handling Time Forecast Template screen opens and you must complete that screen.
    Tip
    If the Forecast type was Interaction Volume, the Finish button becomes enabled.
  6. Click Finish.
    WFM builds the volumes forecast and the Scenario Volumes View reappears, showing your results.

An error message appears if WFM Web cannot complete the calculation (for example, if historical data contains too few timesteps to cover the scenario's activity hours). This applies to all the template types discussed in this topic.

Average Handling Time (AHT) Templates

The Load Average Handling Time Forecast Templates screen opens if you selected the following in the Select Data Build Method screen:

Forecast = AHT or Interaction Volume and AHT. (If Interaction Volume and AHT is selected, the window
appears after clicking Next in the Load Interaction Volume Forecast Templates screen shown above.)
Methods = Template Based.

Except for the title and content of the templates list, the screen appears identical to the Load Interaction Volume Forecast Templates screen.

  1. Select a template from the Templates list on the left.
  2. Select Start and End dates for the template.
  3. Check days of the week boxes to indicate when the template should be applied.
  4. Click the >>> button.
    If you change your mind, click the <<< button.
  5. Click Finish.
    WFM builds the volumes forecast and the Scenario Volumes View reappears, showing your results.

Interaction Volume Overlap Templates

Assume there is some bad data in the historical data. One way to compensate for this is to build an overlap template.

The Load Interaction Volume Forecast Overlap Templates screen opens if you selected Use Overlap Template in the Historical Data screen and previously selected the following in the Select Data Build Method screen:

Forecast = Interaction Volume and AHT or Interaction Volume.
Methods = Copy Historical Data, Expert Average Engine, or Universal Modeling Engine.

Except for the title, content of the templates list, and day of the week check boxes, the screen appears identical to the Load Interaction Volume Forecast Templates screen.

  1. Select an overlap template from the Templates list on the left.
  2. Select Start and End dates for the overlap template.
  3. Click the >>> button.
    If you change your mind, click the <<< button.
  4. If the Forecast type was Interaction Volume and AHT, click Next.
    The Load Average Handling Time Forecast Overlap Template screen opens (described below) and you must complete that screen.
    Tip
    If the Forecast type was Interaction Volume, the Finish button becomes enabled.
  5. Click Finish.
    WFM builds the volumes forecast and the Scenario Volumes View reappears, showing your results.

Average Handling Time Forecast Overlap Templates

The Load Average Handling Time Forecast Overlap Templates screen opens if you selected Use Overlap Template in the Historical Data screen and previously selected the following in the Select Data Build Method screen:

Forecast = AHT or Interaction Volume and AHT. (If Interaction Volume and AHT is selected, the screen
appears after clicking Next in the Load Interaction Volume Overlap Forecast Templates screen.)
Methods = Copy Historical Data, Expert Average Engine, or Universal Modeling Engine.

Except for the title, content of the templates list, and day of the week check boxes, the screen appears identical to the Load Interaction Volume Forecast Templates screen.

  1. Select an overlap template from the Templates list on the left.
  2. Select Start and End dates for the overlap template.
  3. Check days of the week boxes to indicate when the overlap template should be applied.
  4. Click Finish.
    WFM builds the volumes forecast and the Scenario Volumes View reappears, showing your results.

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