Viewing interactions details in a timeline

A timeline shows what happened—and when—during an interaction. Each party involved in the interaction appears in its own row, each row consisting of colored blocks representing events.

You can see timelines for both completed and ongoing interactions. The blocks that represent ongoing events are colored in a gradient, starting in a solid color on the left and becoming transparent on the right.  

Data is refreshed automatically every few seconds, which is especially valuable while observing ongoing interactions. 

Possible interaction events that can be presented on a timeline

EventDescriptionColorParty

Ringing

The time that the interaction was being offered to the party.

external, agent

Agent Queue

The time in which an agent was queuing during a warm transfer to queue.
agent

Queue

The time in which an external party was in a queue waiting to be answered.

external

Connected

The time that the party was connected and capable of communicating with other connected parties
external, agent

Held

The time for which the party was placed on hold. A Held event may overlap a Connected event.

external, agent
Held - Parked

The time for which the party was placed on hold as the interaction was parked. A Held - Parked event may overlap a Connected event.

external, agent
Held - Interrupted

The time for which the party was placed on hold as the interaction was interrupted. A Held - Parked event may overlap a Connected event.

external, agent

Delivery Failed

The interaction was not answered.

agent
WrapThe time in which the agent is in a Wrap state.

agent

How do I display a timeline for an interaction?

A timeline is available in a List widget that contains Interaction Details metrics. To display a timeline for an interaction, click the interaction in the row in the list. A dialog box opens containing interaction detail metrics and the timeline both of which update in real time. It helps to not lose the context of the interaction that you are observing.

Hover over these blocks to see details, like duration, entered queue, and so on. 

Examples

In this example, a call from telephone number ending with 100 arrived at Vonage Contact Center. The caller spent some time in IVR before entering a queue. Agent Mark Green's phone rang, but the agent did not answer. A few seconds later the second agent (Bob Jones) answered the call. During the call agent Bob Jones put the call on hold. After retrieving the call, the agent was connected for a short time before releasing. Then, he spent his time on wrapping up for a few seconds.

In this example, a call from telephone number ending with 943 arrived at Vonage Contact Center. The caller spent some time in IVR before entering a queue. Agent Helspeth G's phone rang, and the agent answered. During the call the agent put the call on hold. After retrieving the call, the agent was reconnected with the caller for at least 3 minutes and 26 seconds. The call is ongoing and therefore the most recent Connected event is transparent on the right side.

Timeline example