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Incorrect date (KPI) calculation – Enhanced SLA

September 28, 2015 Leave a comment

We have an ‘Enhanced SLA’ configured in our CRM application which was working fine in development environment.

Recently we deployed solution on Customer’s server and surprisingly SLA showing incorrect First Response\Resolve by KPI’s hence ‘SLA Counter’ showing wrong timer.

Refer below screen where Timer showing 561 days however ‘Failure Date’ was after 3 days.
Incorrect SLA Counter

Incorrect SLA Counter

Reason

  • Looks like its product issue with date calculations for non US based servers.
  • In simple terms if your CRM Application Server’s Region is Non-Us you might get wrong date calculations.
  • My customer is non-Us based and all the servers ‘Region’ settings set to their country which causing the issue.

Fix

  • In my case changing CRM Site Globalization culture to English (United States) (en-US) solved the issue.
  • Follow below steps
    • Open IIS
    • Select ‘Microsoft Dynamics CRM’ website
    • Double click on ‘.NET Globalization’ feature
    • Set ‘Culture’ and ‘UI Culture’ to ‘English (United States) (en-US)
CRM Website- Net Globalization

CRM Website – Net Globalization

  • Reset the IIS

Refer this article for more details

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Why my Enhanced SLA not triggering – CRM 2015

August 29, 2015 1 comment

I was exploring ‘Enhanced SLA’ feature in CRM 2015. I created my first basic enhanced SLA with below steps

  • Created a new SLA
Enhanced SLA

Enhanced SLA

  • Added a new ‘SLA Item’ with no ‘Applicable When’ criteria (i.e., SLA should kick in for all Case’s if no criteria given) and ‘Success Criteria’ as Case Status ‘Resolved’
Applicable And Success Criteria

Applicable And Success Criteria

  • Set the Failure Duration as ‘5 minutes’ and Warn Duration as ‘1 Minute’
Duration

Duration

  • Activated the SLA
Enhanced SLA - Activation

Enhanced SLA – Activation

  • Created a new Case.
  • But no Timer or ‘SLA KPI’ records logged when I expanded ‘Enhanced SLA Details’ section.
Enhanced SLA Details

Enhanced SLA Details

Reason

  • There was no ‘Entitlement’ configured
  • So what is an Entitlement?  ‘Entitlements’ are correlated to Customers (i.e., Either Account or Contact) in the system and define what kind of support your customers are eligible for.
Entitlements

Enhanced SLA – Entitlements

Note : If you don’t want to configure ‘Entitlement’ make to set SLA as Default which will be applicable for all Customers.

Fix

  • Since I am just exploring SLA’s, I did not create an ‘Entitlement’ instead I made my SLA as ‘Default’
Enhanced SLA - Set Default

Enhanced SLA – Set Default

  • Created a new Case and this time got the OOB Timer and SLA KPI record in sub-grid.
Enhanced SLA - Triggered

Enhanced SLA – Triggered

Additional Details

  • How to Pause a SLA
    • Using ‘Enhanced SLA’ you can put SLA on ‘HOLD’ by choosing Case ‘Status’ with pre-configured ‘Case Status’ (Refer screen how to configure Status)
    Enhanced SLA - Set 'HOLD' status

    Enhanced SLA – Set ‘HOLD’ status

    • Go to the ‘Case’ and choose Status = ‘On hold’ and Save
    Case - Choose 'On Hold' status

    Case – Choose ‘On Hold’ status

    • See the Resolve in set to ‘Paused’
Enhanced SLA - Case 'On Hold'

Enhanced SLA – Case ‘On Hold’

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