Community's wizard-based forecasting and scheduling tools intuitively walk users through the processes that capture efficiency and control costs. Users can run very advanced "what-if" analysis by varying demand, service level and overhead values to accurately forecast staffing levels. Step-by- step, administrators build a working forecast model derived from historic contact volume and handle time, service objectives, and shrinkage percentages. They can then routinely produce an unlimited number of optimized schedules against any of an unlimited number of forecasts or staff plans.
Community users have access to five different modeling engines from within their forecasting wizard. They can use historical data and even data from outside of the application to precisely dimension demand into the center and its arrival pattern. Community users can run scenarios in minutes versus manually intensive MS Excel® based calculations or model events that legacy WFM technologies are not equipped to manage.
Community uses both a standard Erlang C staffing calculation and a proprietary multi-skilled algorithm to produce staff plans that precisely measures and reports the efficiency gain associated with your multi-skilled population based upon the actual skills of your agents. This type of modeling brings a whole new level of sophistication to “what-if” analysis.