Recording Policies

Define recording policies in Admin, in the Recording Policies page.

Recording policies let you set up and manage which interactions you want to record. You can create multiple recording policies for your organization. You can also define whether to continue recording an interaction an agent transfers the call to an external phone number.

You can define 2 types of policies:

  • Recording—these are the interactions that should be recorded

  • Do Not Record—these are the interactions that should not be recorded

For each recording policy, you define:

When a new tenant is created, it is assigned a default recording policy set for 100% of all voice calls.

You can manage your active and long-term storage for recordings with Cloud Storage Services.

How Does Recording Work?

For voice interactions, you configure the percentage of calls to record. You can also configure the percentage of calls that should include screen recordings. Keep in mind, if a call is less than 4 seconds, it's considered a short call and is not recorded.

For digital channels, transcripts are saved according to your settings in ACDClosed System that recognizes, routes, and connects contacts to available agents based on skill and priority./Digital First Omnichannel. In addition, you can configure the percentage of digital interactions to include screen recording.

When selecting screen recording:

  • You can continue screen recording for up to 10 minutes after the interaction ends to capture the after call work (wrap-up tasks). The agent's screen activity is recorded for the entire duration you select, unless:

    • A new interaction starts

    • The current session times out

    • The agent applies a disposition

    • The agent logs out

    Other changes to agent state do not affect ACW recording.

  • Consider your storage limitations when deciding how much screen activity to record.

  • If you want to record the agents' screens, then the agents must have ScreenAgentClosed NICE ScreenAgent is a service that runs on agent desktops that require screen recording. installed. You can configure policies to record all interactions and limit the screen recording to agents who have ScreenAgent installed. See Examples of Basic Recording Policies.

You can deactivate and reactivate polices. If you reactivate policies, they are automatically saved as lowest priority. You can then change the priority.

Examples of Basic Recording Policies

Let's say you want to record a certain amount of voice and screen for all calls for all agents. If all agents in your organization have ScreenAgent installed, you can create a single policy.

If you have agents who don't have ScreenAgent installed, trying to record them will cause screen recording errors. You can prevent these errors by creating 2 policies:

If you want to record a combination of teams and employees, you'll need to create multiple policies:

If you want to record digital channels:

Record Interactions Transferred to External Phone Number

By default, any interactions transferred to external phone numbers are not recorded. You can define whether to continue recording when these calls are transferred.

For example, when the setting is On and an agent transfers a call from your organization's central contact center to a specific branch, the call will continue to be recorded by CXone Recording.

Keep in mind:

  • Do Not Record policies take precedence over other recording settings.

  • The LogRecordingPro actions (RecordStart, RecordStop) in the Studio script take precedence over other recording settings.

  • For a call transferred to external phone number:

    • When transferring from the IVR, the external interaction is not recorded.

    • When using a cold transfer, the external interaction is recorded, even if there is a Do Not Record policy with the external participant’s phone number.

To continue recording calls transferred to external numbers:

  1. Click the app selector and select Admin.
  2. Click RecordingRecording Policies.

  3. Click Settings Screenshot for Settings icon. Set the Continue Recording Transfers to External Phone Numbers option to On.

Record Interactions After Disposition

By default, recording for any interactions stops when an agent applies dispositionClosed Results or tags that the agent or system assigns to the contact with additional information about the call when the interaction ends. You can choose to continue recording interactions even after an agent applies disposition.

For example, when the setting is On and an agent applies the disposition, the interaction will continue to be recorded by CXone Recording until the duration set in the after call work (ACW) field in the recording policy.

To continue recording calls after applying disposition:

  1. Click the app selector and select Admin.
  2. Click RecordingRecording Policies.

  3. Click Settings Screenshot for Settings icon. Set the Continue to record after disposition is applied option to On.

How Does Prioritization Work?

When there's an interaction, it runs through the policies by priority. Once an interaction meets the criteria for one of each of the filters in a policy, it is assigned to that policy. The interaction may not be recorded, depending on the recording percentages defined for that policy. If the interaction is not recorded for that policy, it doesn't continue to the other policies.

Changing the priority of recording policies directly affects what gets recorded.

In the screenshot, you can see these policies:

  • The Outbound sales policy is set as priority 1 and records 80% of all outbound calls (without screen recording) for Joan Edwards.

  • The Auto finance policy is set as priority 2 and records all outbound and internal calls for Joan Edwards and Kevin Allen. Screen is also recorded for 80% of their outbound and internal calls.

  • The Compliance policy is set as priority 3 and records all calls for Margaret Rogers, with a priority of 3. All calls will be recorded 100% for both voice and screen.

  • The New Accounts policy is set as priority 4 and records 50% of inbound calls for Margaret Rogers and Timothy Cooper. Screen is also recorded for 50% of their inbound calls.

Define Recording Policies

  1. Click the app selector and select Admin.
  2. Click RecordingRecording Policies.

  3. Click New > Recording Policy.

  4. Enter a Name (and Description).

  5. For voice calls:

    1. Move the slider to select the percentage of Voice only you want to record.

    2. Move the second slider to select the percentage of Voice and screen you want to record.

    3. Select After Call Work if you want to continue screen recording after the call ends, and enter the duration in seconds.

    You can continue screen recording for up to 10 minutes after the interaction ends to capture the after call work (wrap-up tasks). The agent's screen activity is recorded for the entire duration you select, unless:

    • A new interaction starts

    • The current session times out

    • The agent applies a disposition

    • The agent logs out

    Other changes to agent state do not affect ACW recording.

  6. For digital channels:

    1. Select the channels for screen recording. Keep in mind, transcripts are saved according to your settings in the ACD/Digital First Omnichannel, unrelated to recording an agent’s screen activity.

    2. Move the slider to select the amount of Screen recording.

    3. Select After Call Work if you want to continue screen recording after the interaction ends, and enter the duration in seconds.

      You can continue screen recording for up to 10 minutes after the interaction ends to capture the after call work (wrap-up tasks). The agent's screen activity is recorded for the entire duration you select, unless:

      • A new interaction starts

      • The current session times out

      • The agent applies a disposition

      • The agent logs out

      Other changes to agent state do not affect ACW recording.

  7. You can add filters to limit the interactions to record. For example, you can filter on Direction, Employee/Team, Skill, Phone Number.

    Keep in mind, not selecting a filter means that you're not filtering out any of that type of interaction.

    In Phone Number, you can add an asterisk after the beginning of the number to limit to all phone numbers to a country or area code. For example, enter 1800* for all calls from area code 1 (800), or 1212123* for all calls from 1 (212) 123-xxxx, or 01144* for all calls from the United Kingdom.

  8. Click Create.

    The policy is saved as the lowest priority.

  9. To change the priority:

    1. Click Prioritize.

    2. Rearrange the policies as needed.

    3. Click Save.

  10. After your recording policy has been in place long enough to have a good sampling of segments, verify that interactions are being recorded as you intended. See Troubleshoot Recordings.

Do Not Record Policies

Do Not Record policies allow you to block recording according to filters you define:

  • Direction

  • Employees or teams

  • ACD skills

  • Phone numbers

Do Not Record policies apply to all channel types and are not prioritized.

Do Not Record policies take precedence over other recording policies, but if there's a LogRecordingPro action in a Studio script or recording on demand is triggered, the interaction will be recorded.

Define Do Not Record Policies

  1. Click the app selector and select Admin.
  2. Click RecordingRecording Policies.

  3. Click New > Do Not Record Policy.

  4. Enter a Name (and Description).

  5. Select at least one of the Employee/Team, Skill, and/or Phone Number filters. In addition, you can also filter on Direction.

    In Phone Number, you can add an asterisk after the beginning of the number to limit to all phone numbers to a country or area code. For example, enter 1800* for all calls from area code 1 (800), or 1212123* for all calls from 1 (212) 123-xxxx, or 01144* for all calls from the United Kingdom.

  6. Click Create.

  7. After your Do Not Record policies has been in place long enough to have a good sampling of segments, verify that interactions are being recorded as you intended. See Troubleshoot Recordings.