2Ring Gadgets for Cisco Finesse v4.0 is here!
October 03, 2018

2Ring Gadgets for Cisco Finesse is a set of simple, open, and smart tools for improving productivity and user experience across all Cisco Contact Center platforms (Express, Enterprise, and Packaged UCCE). To see what 2Ring can do for your contact center by enhancing Cisco Finesse, schedule a demo with one of our product experts.

This 4.0 release is our entrance into the multichannel arena. As with all the previous feature enhancements for customers with Cisco Contact Centers, 2Ring hasn’t replaced the core Cisco functionality. Instead, 2Ring builds on top of Cisco’s backend applications. Here, Cisco Social Miner is still used to handle chat and email routing, while 2Ring Gadgets are used to deliver a significantly improved user interface to agents handling conversations. Note: 2Ring’s support for UCCX email is in the works and it will be added towards the end of 2018.

This is what the new 2Ring Dialog Gadget looks like for agents when handling a chat conversation:

2Ring Gadgets for Cisco Finesse - Dialog Gadget - UCCX Chat

What's New in 4.0?

  • Multichannel Support for UCCX – 2Ring’s Dialog Gadget is the single unified gadget that agents need for handling all inbound or outbound traffic whether it’s voice, Cisco Social Miner chat interactions, or inbound and outbound text messages (this is provided via integration with WebText).

    All customer interactions regardless of channel now benefit from the possibility to use applications that are embedded in 2Ring’s Dialog Gadget as tabs, such as Scripts or Forms. These app are tied to the specific interaction and present information coming from various sources that are related to the one interaction: 

    • Customer (Public User) / Caller Identification for Voice / Chat / Text / Email
      • integrates with
        • Salesforce (SFDC)
        • Dynamics (MS CRM)
        • Service Now (SNOW)
        • 2Ring Phone Services (MS Exchange, Lotus Notes, LDAP / MS AD, CUCM, csv files)
        • Arbitrary SQL databases
      • delivers CRM / servicedesk screen-pops as desired
      • displays complete interaction history for a public user
      • shows toast alerts (including CRM and IVR data) on top of all the application windows (displays toast alerts about new messages received from a Public User in any of the currently handled interactions)
      • creates a Voice / Chat / Text / Email Interaction Record or ticket in CRM (including FULL or PARTIAL chat transcripts)
      • pushes chat transcripts to CRM via 2Ring's Workflow Engine (Orchestrator) – transcripts can be used in its entirety or just the segment when customer was part of the chat session for further processing
    • CallVariable Editor agents can edit some or all call variables for voice and now also for chat.
    • Agent Guiding Scripts – display unique Agent Guiding Scripts based on menu selection or Call Variable set to ensure the agents are asking and getting pertinent information or providing legal or compliance messages.
    • Wrap-Up Forms agents can disposition a call or chat multiple levels to ensure proper and accurate call disposition.
    • Control over the conversation via the use of 2Ring Orchestrator
      • notifies supervisor about “profanities / undesired words”
      • blocks messages e.g. inappropriate language 
      • adds automated messages to chat conversations
      • invokes workflow actions based on use of certain keywords (e.g. send a text message to the customer – texting requires integration with WebText)
      • enables semi-automated Bot conversations where a bot and an agent can handle a conversation in tandem. The bot can start by greeting the customer and asking few introductory questions, while the agent can finish up after the bot, or even interrupt the bot and take over the conversation.
    • List of Current Interactions
      • shows what conversations include unread messages (bubble is orange)
      • shows typing indicator
    • Message Detail
      • starts with ALL the information that a public user enters on web-site – including long opening messages
      • uses intelligent scrolling – conversation detail shows the agent the last message sent by him/her and all the new messages from customer. The agent does not need to scroll to get oriented where he left off. In addition, at the top or bottom of the message detail the agent sees how many more unread messages were sent by the customer (indicator at the top / bottom)
      • gives the option for an agent to transfer an existing chat to a queue (escalate to expert, or send to a different department)
      • wrap-up code selection is more ergonomic for chat/email interactions just like 2Ring provides for calls (including support for keyboard shortcuts)
      • enhances the agent experience by allowing agents to create, edit, and use personal response templates (Cisco’s gadget only offers global/server-based responses and shows the text of each responses on hover only)
      • changes web pages and emails to allow clickable hyperlinks
    • Improved Wrapup Code Selection - search, grouping, and keyboard shortcut support

2Ring Gadgets for Cisco Finesse - Dialog Gadget - UCCX Chat and wrap-up code selection


    • Ticker Gadget and Browser Extension - the current state sections allow agents to view and change state for both voice and chat (UCCX).

2Ring Gadgets for Cisco Finesse - Dialog Gadget - Browser Extension



  • Ticker Gadget – the Time in State now comes with progress bars plus agents and/or supervisors can receive toast/message alerts based on time spent not only in the voice state but also in the UCCX chat/email state. This ensures that agents can manage their voice and chat state from the same place.

2Ring Gadgets for Cisco Finesse - Dialog Gadget - Browser Extension



  • Skilling App - the skilling application now supports the creation of Queue Sets based on Skillgroups and Precision Queues (CCE) and CSQs (CCX). You can learn more in our previous release notes here (opens to a new tab in your browser).
    • Agents can change from skillset to skillset with a single button press (if allowed)
    • Agents can add a skillset for themselves to aid their colleagues in critical situations such as catastrophic failures, disasters, or catastrophes
    • Supervisors can quickly and easily switch agents from skillset to skillset on the fly
    • Applying a skillset means applying potentially tens of skills/skill groups/precision queues with a single click

2Ring Gadgets for Cisco Finesse - Dialog Gadget - Skilling in Cisco Finesse



  • Workflow – new dialog windows can be displayed prompting the user for input and processing it from 2Ring Orchestrator (Workflow). 
    • These dialogs can be used to request consent, pick a choice or to enter a few missing data pieces before submitting a call record to CRM or to send an SMS (requires integration with WebText). These dialog actions are available to all workflow actions both within an out of a conversation context. Custom dialogs with heavy logic can be created to address unique and complicated business requirements.
    • Typical usage scenarios:
      • Send an SMS message
        • From an ongoing conversation
        • From the Team gadget
        • Without a conversation context
      • Ask for a comment before automatically storing a phone record.
      • Ask for detailed data input to create an order in an ordering system directly from 2Ring Gadgets - including a complex validation logic.
      • Ask for confirmation before a potentially dangerous action is performed. Such as submitting an order with a  value over a threshold.
      • Customized Panic action that asks for a message and recipients

2Ring Gadgets for Cisco Finesse - Dialog Gadget - Texting from Cisco Finesse



  • Team Gadget – now enabled for Team and Queue based views. This provides access to team or queue specific layouts from 2Ring Dashboards & Wallboards and/or CUIC reports via permalinks.

2Ring Gadgets for Cisco Finesse - Dialog Gadget - Team-based layout from 2Ring Dashboards & Wallboards



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About 2Ring

2Ring, a Cisco Preferred Solution Partner, has been active in the field of services for contact centers and IP telephony since 2001. 2Ring is mostly known for 2Ring GADGETS for Cisco Finesse – a solution that creates a truly unified workspace for contact center agents, improves collaboration within the contact center, and via the use of 2Ring COMPACT AGENT, also brings back-office and remote experts within agents’ reach. However, Cisco Resellers should explore the entire suite of 2Ring solutions, which, besides 2Ring GADGETS for Cisco Finesse and 2Ring COMPACT AGENT, also includes 2Ring DASHBOARDS & WALLBOARDS2Ring SCRIPTS & FORMS2Ring PHONE SERVICESand 2Ring CALL ACCOUNTING. For further info, please visit www.2Ring.com.​

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