Agents can be auto assigned based on the agent or the task schedule.
Auto assignment by schedule can be performed only in a task-driven processing
environment, and the Auto-selection of agents will consider agent or task
schedules configuration option must be enabled for the application. If this option
is turned off, only the agent ratings
are used for auto-assignment.
When a task is qualified or marked as Ready for Work
, agents ratings are
evaluated, and the schedules of qualified agents are compared against the schedule of the task to
determine the agent with the best matching schedule.
Note: If the task includes specific time
entries in the Window start and Window end fields,
and no schedule of an agent falls within that task window, no agents are assigned. Also if the
customer wants a task to be performed at or near a specific time, the Window
start time should be set as close to that time as possible. For example, the
Window start and Window end fields are set to
1:00 pm and 8:00 pm respectively. The customer prefers the job to be started at 4:00 pm. It is
possible that an agent is dispatched at 13:00. So, setting the Window
start closer to 4:00 can help ensure that the work is performed when the customer
prefers it to be done.
If the application is configured to use other selection criteria, such as skills or time zone,
the ratings of all selection criteria are averaged, and the agent with the highest overall rating
is auto-selected for the task. See Agent auto assignment using multiple selection criteria for details.