Workforce management supported configuration


The following sections outline supported configuration and limits for workforce management dimensions.


Scope Limit Enforced? Notes
Business unit 250 Yes
  • An activity code name must contain at least one character and cannot be longer than 50 characters. 
  • You cannot add a default category.

    Default activity codes

    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


    Scope Limit Enforced? Notes
    Organization 50,000 Yes
    • A single business unit can contain up to 5000 agents.
    • A single management unit can contain up to 1500 agents.
    • You can organize agents within the contact center into management units based on common planning period settings, adherence rules, time-off rules, and shift-trading rules. Agents that handle the same set of interactions should belong to the same business unit and can be spread across up to 10 different management units if different management rules or permissions are required.


    • A single organization can include up to 50 business units.
    • The business unit name must contain at least one character and cannot be longer than 50 characters.
    • Business units cannot have duplicate names.
    • After you create the business unit, you cannot change the start day of the week.
    • After you create the business unit, you will be able to change the name.
    Note: If you must modify a business unit start day, create a new business unit, add the desired management units, and configure it to match the previous business unit.


    Scope Limit Enforced? Notes
    Organization 500 Yes
    • A single business unit can include up to 10 management units
    • The management unit name must contain at least one character and cannot be longer than 50 characters.
    • Management units cannot have duplicate names.
    • For a single management unit, PureCloud supports a maximum of 100 queues.
    • After you create the management unit, you can change the management unit name.


    Scope Limit Enforced? Notes
    Business unit 1,000 Yes


    Scope Limit Enforced? Notes
    Business unit 1,000 Yes


    • Schedules can be created for one- to six-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.


    Scope Limit Enforced? Notes
    Business unit 100 Yes


    Scope Limit Enforced? Notes
    Work plan 10 Yes


    Note: Structure business units with a clear separation of resources and load to ensure that no shared load exists across business 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 different business 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.
      Note: This calculation is based on a 24 x 8 week to allow for an eighth day to include scheduling for overnight workers.


    Scope Limit Enforced? Notes
    Short-term forecast 50 Yes


    Scope Limit Enforced? Notes
    Short-term forecast 8 Yes For weighted historical index method.

    Scope Limit Enforced? Notes
    Management unit 500 Yes 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 specified shift. Because the system does not use the scheduling service to determine invalid start times (for example, overlaps, contiguous time constraints), the system includes them in the count.
    Example
    • 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 also 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).