Workforce management supported configuration

Management units

  • A single organization can include up to 50 management units.
  • The management unit name must contain at least one character and cannot be longer than 50 characters.
  • Manage units cannot have duplicate names.
  • For a single management unit, PureCloud supports a maximum of 100 queues.
  • After you create the management unit, you cannot change the name or start day of the week.
    Note: If you need to modify a management unit name or start day, create a new management unit, add the desired agents, and configure it to match the previous unit.


  • A single management unit can contain up to 1000 agents.
  • Agents that handle the same set of interactions usually belong to the same management unit. However, if more than 1000 “like” agents exist, then they can be split across management units. To account for these splits, administrators can make manual adjustments to volumes in short-term forecasts.

Activity codes

  • An activity code name must contain at least one character and cannot be longer than 50 characters. 
  • You cannot add a default category.
  • Built-in categories contain a default activity code of the same name. You cannot delete a built-in category, and you can edit, but not delete, the default activity code.

    Default activity code Length in minutes Counts as paid time Counts as work time
    Break 15 Yes No
    Meal 30 No No
    Meeting 30 Yes Yes
    Off Queue  60 Yes Yes
    On Queue  120 Yes Yes
    Time Off 120 No No
    Training 30 Yes Yes
    Unavailable 60 No No


  • Schedules use one-week intervals.
  • The schedule name must contain at least one character and cannot be longer than 50 characters. 
  • The schedule description cannot be longer than 100 characters.
  • A maximum of 26 previous schedules and 26 future schedules appear on the Schedules page. Administrators can use search filters to view weeks outside this range. 
  • You cannot undo a schedule deletion.

Short-term forecasts

Note: Structure management units with a clear separation of resources and load to ensure no shared load exists across management units. If you cannot guarantee a separation of resources and workload, administrators must manually adjust short-term forecasts each week to account for a percentage of allocated volume handled by a given management unit.
  • A maximum of 26 previous short-term forecasts and 26 future short-term forecasts appear on the Short-Term Forecasts page. Administrators can use search filters to view weeks outside this range.
  • Currently, workforce management forecasting and scheduling only supports inbound voice, chat, callbacks, email and message media types in queues configured for standard ACD routing. Forecasting and scheduling does not support queues configured for bullseye routing.
  • Scheduled callbacks, non-scheduled callbacks, and ACD voicemail media types appear as callbacks in forecasts and schedules.

The following limits are maximum sizes of items that have been designed and tested. While these limitations are not enforced, exceeding them will result in performance degradation, timeouts, or other errors:

  • Route groups (distinct set of queue + media type + language + skills): 250 per source or forecast day.
  • Total offered interactions: 1,000 per 15-minute interval. 768,000 for a forecast week.

Work plans

The system enforces a limit of 75,000 shift possibilities that any given shift could produce. The system calculates the number of shift possibilities by multiplying the number of possible shift start times by the number of possible activity start times for a given shift. Because the system does not utilize the scheduling service to determine invalid start times (for example, overlaps, contiguous time constraints), the the system includes them in the count.

  • 5 possible shift start times (e.g., 7:45, 8:00, 8:15, 8:30, and 8:45)
  • 5 early break start time possibilities (e.g., +2:00, +2:15, +2:30, +2:45, and +3:00)
  • 5 meal start time possibilities (+4:00, +4:15, +4:30, +4:45, and +5:00)
  • 5 late break start time possibilities of (+5:00, +5:15, +5:30, +5:45, and +6:00)

The system calculates these instances as 5 x 5 x 5 x 5, or 625 possible shifts created from one shift in the work plan.

Assume you additionally have a self-training activity that could start every 15 minutes across the day, resulting in a possibility of 32 start times. This addition increases the number of possible shifts created from the shift to 20,000 (625 x 32).