Genesys Interactive Insights
Also known as GI2. GI2 8.5 entered End of Life (EOL) on January 25, 2019 and End of Maintenance on July 28, 2020, and reaches End of Support on January 24, 2021. If you have questions, contact your account representative. Genesys CX Insights (GCXI) replaces GI2 as the presentation layer that extracts data from the Genesys Info Mart database, and presents it in readable reports to enable business and contact center managers to make better business decisions for streamlining operations, reducing costs, and providing better services.
Genesys CX Insights
Genesys Customer Experience Insights (Genesys CX Insights or sometimes GCXI) provides a presentation layer that extracts data from the Genesys Info Mart database, and presents it in readable historical reports to enable business and contact center managers to make better business decisions for streamlining operations, reducing costs, and providing better services.
Reporting And Analytics Aggregates
Also known as RAA. An optional Genesys Info Mart process that creates and populates predefined aggregation tables and views within an Info Mart database. RAA aggregation tables and views provide the metrics that summarize contact center activity to facilitate reporting, and serves as the primary source of data for the Genesys CX Insights (GCXI) historical reports. RAA is required for Genesys CX Insights and GI2 environments.
After Installation, What Additional Steps Do I Perform?
After you install Reporting and Analytics Aggregates (RAA), there are additional tasks that you must complete to prepare your environment for aggregation. These steps apply to environments that include only Genesys Info Mart, as well as environments that also include either Genesys CX Insights (GCXI) or Genesys Interactive Insights (GI2). This page describes these tasks, as follows:
- 1 After Installation, What Additional Steps Do I Perform?
How Do I Prepare the Environment for Aggregation?
To make the aggregation layer available to the Genesys Info Mart Server, you must copy files that are deployed by the RAA installation routine into the Genesys Info Mart root folder, and ensure that the GIM_EXT_LIBS environment variable points to the aggregation Java archive. You must also ensure that the JDBC driver version configured for the aggregation process to use is consistent with Genesys Info Mart requirements.
The following two procedures describe the steps you must perform to integrate RAA with Genesys Info Mart and thereby support Genesys CX Insights or GI2:
JDBC drivers provided in the RAA Installation Package (IP)
The RAA IP provides JDBC drivers as described in the table Provided Driver Versions. Genesys recommends that you verify whether the provided driver is compatible with your database, and if it is not, configure a suitable alternative version.
|Driver||Previous release||8.5.009 and later|
How Do I Configure Aggregation Options?
The RAA installation routine deploys a configuration file—gim_agg_ application_options.cfg—to the \agg subdirectory. This file contains the requisite configuration sections and options for running the aggregation process. This file also supplies default values for those options. All options contained in this file, and their defaults, are described in How Do I Configure Genesys Info Mart for Aggregation?.
Within Configuration Manager, you can import the contents of this file to an existing Genesys Info Mart application (or to the Genesys Info Mart application template) to engage the aggregation process. After they are imported, the values of options in the configuration file might overwrite those that might already be set in your Genesys Info Mart application object. Before you execute the following procedure to import the options, study the differences so that your application will continue to behave as expected, following importation.
Fine-Tuning RAA Configuration
After you have imported the requisite aggregation options, you should tailor thresholds (such as the speed-of-accept, abandon-delay, short-abandoned, and short-talk thresholds) and other aggregation-related options to meet business objectives. These options are described in How Do I Configure Genesys Info Mart for Aggregation?.
How Do I Set Up Attached Data?
If you have configured custom dimensions in Info Mart that you want the aggregation process to recognize during aggregations, you must create the user-data-map.ss file and save it to the Genesys Info Mart root folder. Use this file to map hierarchies to your custom dimensions.
The user-data-map.ss file maps the USER_DATA_KEY1 and USER_DATA_KEY2 columns in following hierarchies to your custom dimensions:
For more information about the format of the user-data-map.ss file, or for descriptions of the hierarchies, see the Reporting and Analytics Aggregates User’s Guide.
How Do I Set Up the Database?
Running the aggregation creates all aggregation-related tables and views in Info Mart. All supporting database objects, including the internal queue—PENDING_AGR (consisting of data to be aggregated), are also created. The aggregation engine creates new columns as needed for any new measures that are introduced in future RAA releases, however this may not always be the case for future Genesys Info Mart releases. Therefore, under some circumstances, you must recreate RAA schema views following Genesys Info Mart updates. (Refer to the next section, How Do I Recreate Schema Views?.)
In autonomous mode, invoke the aggregation process as described in the Reporting and Analytics Aggregates User’s Guide. In integrated mode, you invoke the aggregation process from the Genesys Info Mart Manager, which is described in the Genesys Info Mart Operations Guide. The modes of operation for the aggregation process are described in the Reporting and Analytics Aggregates User’s Guide.
How Do I Recreate RAA Schema Views?
In many cases, you won't need to recreate schema views. When aggregation first starts up, RAA creates GCXI/GI2-specific views (within its main schema) for accessing certain Genesys Info Mart data. Among these views are:
- All views (for example SM_RES_SESSION_FACT_GI2, INTERACTION_ TYPE_GI2). These views supplement the corresponding Genesys Info Mart fact tables with timestamp information in the Genesys Info Mart-default time zone.
- The TODAY and RELATIVE_RANGE views—which help the reports align Genesys Info Mart data with various time intervals in the Genesys Info Mart-default time zone.
- *_CONSTANTS, which helps population of certain prompts.
For most RAA or GI2/GCXI updates, RAA automatically re-creates the views whenever necessary—that is, whenever the structures of the underlying Info Mart tables change. This event occurs upon invocation, when RAA detects that the GI2 SCHEMA_VERSION field in the CTL_SCHEMA_INFO Info Mart table is not current. There are some other circumstances, however, in which you must explicitly manipulate this value in order to trigger RAA view re-creation; for example when the rollout of a Genesys Info Mart update changes its own table structures.
Additional Steps for Multi-tenant Environments
In multi-tenant environments, an additional set of views is used for tenant- and time-zone-specific data. RAA adds these additional views (prefaced AGR_ALIAS_n, where n is a random number) to its main schema. Each tenant schema includes:
- Tenant-specific views of all aggregated data (AG2_*), which are built from the AGR_ALIAS_n views.
- The tenant’s own set of *_GI2, TODAY, RELATIVE_RANGE, and GI2_CONSTANTS views.
You must update tenant aliases whenever RAA recreates GI2-specific schema views. Refer to the Reporting and Analytics Aggregates User’s Guide for more information about updating tenant aliases.
Finally, Genesys Info Mart also maintains main schema views and tenant views of Genesys Info Mart-only data. You update these views whenever the Genesys Info Mart table structures change. Refer to the Genesys Info Mart documentation for this information.