Customer areas of responsibility


PureCloud customers are responsible for the following areas:

PureCloud relies on the customer for the support and serviceability of their client access connections and the associated network equipment, which includes corporate offices, public Wi-Fi hotspots, employees’ personal networks at home, and cellular data connectivity used for access.

For… This includes…
Collaborate

Client applications — Providing access for machines, tablets, and mobile devices running Collaborate applications

Communicate & PureCloud contact center
  • Network connectivity
    • Determining the best way to connect phones on the customer network so they can communicate with, and retrieve their configuration from, the on-premises Edge appliances
    • Supporting any third-party network devices needed by the phones or Edge appliances (DHCP, DNS, and so on)
    • Determining and configuring network hardware to meet industry-defined performance standards for voice over IP (VoIP)
    • Providing adequate customer network bandwidth and access for PureCloud components to operate properly
    • Resolving issues related to Edge, phone, or computer network connectivity issues
  • Environment
    • Adherence to all environmental regulations required to provide the PureCloud Edge device operating conditions in line with Genesys’s guidelines
    • Adherence to all environmental regulation required to provide phone device operating conditions in line with phone manufacturer’s guidelines.

As an Internet-based cloud service, a customer’s connectivity to PureCloud depends on the quality of their Internet connection. Some factors of Internet quality depend third-party services delivered to the customer by other providers or equipment on the customer network, such as Internet service circuits, publicly routable IP addresses, domain name resolution, intrusion prevention, and web filtering. PureCloud relies on the customer for the support and serviceability of these services and provider interactions.

Note: For PureCloud Voice, the responsibility for connectivity is shared between the customer and Genesys.

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Collaborate Integration data — Providing a means of connecting to all data sources that Bridge Connectors must access.
Communicate & PureCloud contact center
  • PSTN access (SIP/TDM)
    • Providing a means of connecting to the PSTN through a carrier of the customers choosing
    • Ensuring that customers PSTN service meets Genesys carrier interoperability requirements
    • Ensuring that the PSTN service has the needed capacity to meet the customers usage needs
    • Maintaining the business and operational relationship with the PSTN carrier
  • Internet access
    • Providing a means of connecting the Edge appliance to the public Internet
    • Ensuring that the customers Internet has the required Internet bandwidth, access, and performance for the Edge to properly function 
    • Resolving connectivity and performance issues related to Edges ability to communicate with PureCloud

PureCloud provides real-time services that require Quality of Service (QoS). The customer is responsible for maintaining industry-standard QoS practices within their sphere of network control and as far as practicable across the Internet.

For… This includes…
Collaborate

Video chat quality — Resolving issues related to network performance such as latency, jitter, and packet loss

Communicate & PureCloud contact center

Voice and video quality — Resolving issues related to network performance such as latency, jitter, and packet loss

The customer is responsible for maintaining their devices, servers, connectors, and third-party systems such that they operate with the PureCloud infrastructure. As PureCloud provides new versions of system components that reside on customer assets or under customer control, the customer must determine when and how these updates are delivered based on their business’s operational requirements. Non-compliance with the latest released versions can impact the customer’s access to features and overall functionality. The customer is also responsible for maintaining their operating systems and related components in line with the supported minimums provided by Genesys.

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Collaborate Bridge Server
  • Scheduling and implementing updates for the Bridge Server and Bridge Connectors
  • Handling any issues arising from a version mismatch between the Bridge Server, connectors, third-party systems, and PureCloud clients
Communicate & PureCloud contact center
  • Edges
    • Scheduling and implementing updates for the Edge appliance
    • Handling any issues arising from a version and feature mismatch between the Edge appliance, PureCloud clients, and the Bridge Server
    • Accessing and gathering logs in the event the Edge appliance cannot connect to the PureCloud environment for any reason
  • Phones
    • Updating phone firmware and software as required by the phone manufacture
    • Handling any potential issues arising from a version and feature mismatch between the Edge appliance and phone

PureCloud is a self-servicing platform designed to provide flexibility in configuring an organization. Since each customer organization is unique, the customer is responsible for maintaining and managing all configurable items within their organization.

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Collaborate Admin data — Adding, editing, and maintaining users, custom roles, rated tags, translations, locations, and all information synchronized with customer systems through the Bridge Server
Communicate
  • Telephony — Entering and maintaining settings for sites, trunks, phone numbers, telephony endpoints, stations, and any other user-configurable settings
  • IVR — Creating, updating, and maintaining all IVR configurations such as scheduling, routing, TTS, ASR, and DTMF
  • Station configuration
    • Configuring the stations within the PureCloud organization
    • Determining and validating hardware IDs, MAC, and computer names, such that voice endpoints are mapped in PureCloud to the appropriate stations
    • Determining that the correct dynamic host configuration protocol settings and configuration are in place, and proper Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) settings
  • Dial Plan
    • Maintaining the integrity of their dial plan
    • Maintaining dialed number routing plan records for internal and external call routing
PureCloud contact center
  • Queues — Creating, configuring, and maintaining all queue attributes and settings (priority, bullseye routing, after-call work, and so on)
  • Scripting — Configuring, maintaining, and updating all scripts in the system
  • Dialer
    • Configuring, maintaining, and updating all Dialer workflows and configuration
    • Operating within local and federal laws regarding use of an Automatic Telephone Dialing System (ATDS)
  • Reporting — Creating, configuring, and maintaining all non-standard reports
  • Quality Management — Creating and maintaining quality admin encryption keys, evaluation forms, and policies
  • Workforce Management — Creating and maintaining management units, short-term forecasts, schedules, activity codes, day classifications
  • Alerts — Creating and maintaining the inbox and alert rules

PureCloud connects to various data sources under the control of both customers and third-party providers. Since the customer is the sole owner of the data archived in these repositories, the customer is responsible or the accuracy, maintenance, and management of these data sources.

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Collaborate

Organization — Maintaining, updating, and verifying the accuracy of data for users and the organization such as names, email addresses, titles, and so on

Communicate & PureCloud contact center
  • Sites
    • Maintaining, updating, and verifying the accuracy of data assigned to each Communicate Site
  • Phones
    • Maintaining, updating, and verifying the accuracy of data assigned to phone templates and individual phone devices

PureCloud is a customer-maintained and distributed service, which means the customer determines who accesses PureCloud, which devices run PureCloud software, and where these devices are located. The customer is responsible for maintaining a security standard protecting access to their organizational data, PureCloud applications, and the physical devices on which they run.

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Collaborate

Authentication — Ensuring the security of user credentials used for accessing PureCloud and for allowing the Bridge Connectors to access third-party systems

Communicate & PureCloud contact center
  • Authentication
    • Ensuring the security of settings and credentials used for accessing access third-party systems or providers
    • Ensuring the security of the settings and credentials applied to customers phones
    • Ensuring the security of any deployed customer IVRs or TUIs allowing external access to the system
  • Usage
    • Reviewing PSTN services for any irregular or fraudulent usage