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The USD Accelerator is a pre-build Unified Service Desk configuration aimed at helping speed your USD project. It comes in two version, one supporting the traditional Dynamics 365 web client and one for the newer Unified Client Interface (UCI).
This post will highlight the enhancements and bug fixes released in version 2_0_0_1 of The USD Accelerator for UCI.
Note: Whilst I am currently still maintaining a web client and UCI version of The USD Accelerator it should be noted that Microsoft plan to concentrate on UCI in future releases of Dynamics 365. Therefore the web client version of The USD Accelerator is likely to be frozen soon. (Meaning this UCI version will be the focus of my efforts!)
You can find out more about The USD Accelerator here.
Session start is an important KPI in many USD projects I have worked on. So having details in the session history that might indicate when sessions take longer than expect to load maybe very useful.
Additionally the length of sessions is now written as a decimal field and addition charts have been included to make use of the session start time.
Session start time is only a guide. It measures the time taken to run all required USD actions at the start of a session. You should keep in mind that “CRM” forms may continue their load process after all the USD actions have been completed.
Entity images have been added to session overviews and the style altered to work well with the blue theme now applied in The USD Accelerator
The USD history feature maintains a wealth of information that might be useful to display on dashboards, giving agents and managers a snapshot which might highlight trends. To illustrate this two dashboards have been added. One for the agent (My USD KPIs) and one showing a view of all data (USD KPIs).
In keeping with the new theme the colour of the KPIs has bene changed to blue. It is hoped this helps make them more prominent.
The session overviews for account, contact and lead include an email field. This is displayed as a hyperlink in the session overview. Clicking on the email link will open an email in a tab.
An agent script answer has been added to the case agent script that with one click will resolve the current case.
If you are using Field Service integrated with The USD Accelerator an option now exists to automatically load the service account when a work order is opened in a session.
A UII option of “ShowWorkOrderRegarding” is used to enable / disable this feature.
Navigation has been added to support the resource requirement entity opening when using Field Service. (Essential if you need to open / review resource requirements listed on the Field Service Schedule board.)
Two example notifications exist in The USD Accelerator. One shows when it is a contact’s birthday. The second shows if an account or contact is placed on credit stop. Previously, if a contact was on credit stop on their birthday only one notification would have displayed. Now both would display.
Additionally the format of the notifications has been adjusted to fit with the blue theme now shown in The USD Accelerator.
By adding the Field Service schedule board into the UCI app supplied with The USD Accelerator we enable loading of UCI forms from the schedule board.
The copy to clipboard option has been extended on contacts and accounts to include emails address and phone number fields.
With the release of Dynamics 365 v9.1 I am now able to support advanced find searches when using UCI version of The USD Accelerator.