About WFM Web
The About window displays when you select the About button, which is found in the top right corner of WFM Web window, near the Log out button. The About window displays the copyright information, Settings... button, and the Workforce Management (WFM) Web Server version.
WFM Agent Mobile Client Support
In addition to the WFM Web for Agents desktop interface, WFM Web includes the Agent Mobile Client web interface, which is optimized for mobile devices. To access WFM Web for Agents on their mobile devices, agents can use the same URL that you provided to enable access to the Agent UI on their desktop.
Agents can use the latest supported version of Safari on their iOS devices and the latest supported version of Google Chrome on their Android devices.
Advise agents that their browser screen's actual resolution must be at least 320 by 550. WFM does not support anything less than either dimension.
Screen Reader Support
WFM Web for Supervisors supports screen readers for vision-impaired users, with keyboard, focus and screen reader ToolTip support throughout the WFM Web for Supervisors interface. Every menu item and on-screen command can be reached by using the keyboard (and so, can also be reached using a screen reader).
In addition, the Accessible Schedule Details dialog box simplifies and organizes commands for vision-impaired users and the screen readers that they use, in these views:
WFM Web was improved to allow supervisors to use Java-based views on browsers that do not support Java plug-in, like Chrome. See the RUN_JAVA_STANDALONE Web Application setting below.
Changing GUI colors
WFM Web for Supervisors uses other indicators besides color to highlight a change or status, but you can customize many elements in the GUI by changing the color.
- Click About > Settings... to display the Settings page.
- The Settings page has one setting displayed on each row and can be scrolled up or down.
- Optional: Click Sort to open a drop-down list and choose one of four sort options: Setting, Description, Type, or Value; or click any column heading to sort by the list in ascending or descending order.
- Click any row in Settings... that is of type COLOR to display the Color Palette pane.
- The Color Palette pane has five fields: RED, GREEN, BLUE, HUE, and COLOR (#), which show the numerical values for the chosen color in the palette.
- The palette corresponds to the standard Windows-style color picker.
- Click Apply after you have made your changes, and then Close to close the color picker.
- Optional: To change the Text Size Settings, select one of four radio buttons; None, +1, +2, or +3.
- Optional: Select the Use High Contrast Theme check box to display all color choices in high contrast, the next time that you log in to WFM Web.
- Click Save Changes and exit the Settings... page.
- Optional: Click Restore default value to abandon your changes.
Changing WFM Web Application Settings
In addition to GUI color settings, there are boolean settings in About > Settings... that affect WFM Web application functionality:
- ACCESSIBILITY_COMPATIBLE—If checked, WFM Web runs in accessibility mode. If the check box is cleared (default), WFM Web does not run in accessibility mode.
- CFG_SHOW_TERMINATED_AGENTS—If checked, WFM Web shows terminated agents and agents with hire dates set in the future in lists or tables. If the check box is cleared (default), WFM Web hides terminated agents and agents with hire dates set in the future, and they cannot be viewed in lists or tables.
- FRC_STAFFING_USE_MANHOURS—If checked, WFM Web shows staffing totals in person-hours instead of full-time equivalents. If the check box is cleared (default), WFM Web shows staffing totals in full-time equivalents.
- RUN_JAVA_STANDALONE—If checked, WFM Web enables users to run Java views in browsers that do not support Java plug-ins. Rather than attempting to start the applet, WFM Web generates and downloads the wfm.jnlp file, which launches automatically. However, you might have to save it to your hard drive and start it as you would any other application. It then starts as a standalone Java Webstart application, containing Java-based Web for Supervisor views. See the limitations below.
Limitations When Using Browsers That Do Not Support Java Plugs-Ins
Browsers no longer support Java plug-ins, starting with Java 9. If you enable the RUN_JAVA_STANDALONE setting to use a standalone Java Webstart application, take note of the following limitations:
- You cannot use the wfm.jnlp file to start the Web for Supervisors views at any time. The file is valid and launches the application only if the user's session, from which the file was downloaded, is active. After the user logs off or the session expires, the (separate) Java application stops working too. Therefore, you must keep the browser window, from which the wfm.jnlp file was downloaded, open for the duration of work and remain logged in.
- If the local settings in About > Settings... are changed, you must download the wfm.jnlp file again and restart before the changes take effect.
Glossary of Abbreviations
The acronyms and abbreviations that appear on Workforce Management screens and throughout the document appear as links that reference a glossary containing definitions for these terms. You can view definitions by clicking the link (in bold red) and it will open in a pop-up window on the page you are viewing. For example, average handle time.
Also, see the entire Genesys Glossary.