Nimbus Power BI Template Overview

Luware BI Template Files

INC Nimbus Power BI Files

✅Luware provides the following Power BI Files. Contact Luware Support or your Customer Success Specialist to get the latest version.

Description Filenames
Power BI Template / Report

Nimbus.pbit / Nimbus.pbix

✅ When using a Template (.pbit), please add your connection parameters and credentials and perform a basic query. Afterwards, save it as a .pbix report, as it will use considerably lower RAM/CPU than a template.

Paginated Reports
  • Nimbus_ServicePerformanceOverview.rdl
  • Nimbus_UserPerformancePerMonth.rdl
  • Nimbus_LostCallDetails.rdl
Legacy Template


💡 A special variant to support users coming from our existing LUCS/TM products → As newcomer to "Nimbus" you can skip this info and refer to the "Power BI Template" instead.

 Learn more...

Legacy Template Use cases

Legacy support is available for LUCS/TM versions 3.5+

  • DB versions:
  • 6.13.0007

Example BI Template with both Nimbus and legacy data combined

💡 Note: Service names from legacy data sources have original GUIDs and "legacy_"  prefix names, as shown highlighted here.

You may need this template in 3 scenarios:

  1. Two active Systems - You have a working legacy system (LUCS/TM) and a new Nimbus tenant. You want see legacy and Nimbus reporting services side-by-side.
  2. Completed Migration - You've recently migrated all your services from legacy system to Nimbus tenant. You want see reporting collected by LUCS/TM and Nimbus side by side.
  3. Using just the Template - You have only Nimbus services, but you want to continue using the Nimbus Power BI template with Legacy adapters.

🔍 Refer to the → Parameters below for further notes on each scenario.

Report parameters

The legacy template contains a set of additional parameters for connecting to the LUCS or Team Manager SQL Server database.

Parameter Data Type Description
Append_Legacy boolean if TRUE legacy data is appended, if False legacy data isn't appended
Legacy_MonthLimit integer Number of Month back from today to be imported from legacy database
Legacy_ServerName text SQL Server FQDN including instance
Legacy_DatabaseName     text Database name

Please note in regards to the 3 scenarios above:

  • For Scenarios 1 and 2 (Legacy and Nimbus still active) your Power BI needs unrestricted access to the SQL Server database of a legacy system.
  • For Scenario 2 (DB access only) active communication services (ICH, PS, CIC etc.) can be stopped. Only the SQL Server is required. The Connection string to a legacy system is based on report parameters Legacy_ServerName and Legacy_Database. The Append_Legacy parameter should be TRUE.
  • For Scenario 3 (Nimbus only, but keeping the legacy Template) the Append_Legacy parameter should be to FALSE. Other parameters are not considered and can be left blank.

Parameter settings in Power BI


Template Overview

The Nimbus BI template consists several views/tabs:

  1. Service Overview - Session KPI per service
  2. User Overview - Session KPI per user
  3. Caller Overview - Incoming caller Sessions
  4. Session Details - KPI across all sessions
  5. Tags-Codes - Session Tags and Codes as recorded in My Sessions view by users.
  6. Unified Sessions - Combined User and Service Sessions
  7. User States - The recorded change in User States 
  8. Info - Context on the data queried (Count of sessions, User used to query)

🔍 Each Tab is explained further below.

Further points of Note:

  • In Power BI Desktop you must use CTRL + Click on buttons and links, otherwise you may just select fields in the template for editing.
  • CTRL is also used to multi-select filtering options and list entries.
  • On each view, Arrows indicate Drill-Through possibilities into further data. 
  • Data shown in the report is based on the Nimbus Reporting Model.
  • The Nimbus KPI Calculations are completely done in the product itself, the report does only query the results.

💡 Ensure to also read the "How to use" chapter below.

To switch between the tabs and views:

  1. Hold CTRL and left-click on the icons at the left hand sidebar   
  2. Use the tabs at the bottom of the report

User Session Details

Learn more about User Session Details…

User Session Details provides a general overview of your system. Here you may find:

  • ... total measures showing counts and time for all your Services and Users.
  • ... KPI such as as Reachability, Acceptance and Hang-up SLA%. Call distribution in time.
  • ... performance comparisons in different time periods between services/users in your system.

💡 You can drill through a selected user session for details as described in the “How to use” chapter below.


Session Details

Learn more about Session Details…

Session Details gives a closer look on the distinct sessions accrued on the Service / distributed to the User.

💡 You can drill through a selected session for details as described in the “How to use” chapter below.


Tags and Codes

Learn more about Tags and Codes…

ags and Codes specified by users during (via the My Sessions UI) are shown as a tag cloud in reporting. The bigger the tag shown, the more frequent it has been used.

For example you can click on tags to ...

  • ... narrow down data by call sessions that used these tags.
  • ... identify months where tags have been used more frequently.
Tag and Code Page example

Unified Sessions

Learn more about Unified Sessions…

Lists Caller (customer) data like PSTN or Name, the Caller path and connection times with the final session outcome.

Unified Sessions with various outcomes

💡 Click on a Session, then CTRL+Click the button on the bottom to show further details. Also see “How to use” chapter below.


User States

Learn more about User States…


  • Licensing - please note that reporting on tracked User States is a Contact Center feature: 
    • The user refreshing the Power BI report must be a Nimbus User Supervisor (this role can only be assigned to a user with a Contact Center license). The User States tab in Power BI will not show any information unless you have this role assigned via the User Administration.
    • The Nimbus User Supervisor will see user states for all users in the supervised OUs irrespective of whether such users have a Contact Center license or not.
  • Organization Units:
    • The Nimbus User Supervisor will only see the user states for the users in the Organization Units they are explicitly assigned to as a Supervisor. 
  • To gather User State data, this feature needs to be enabled for your tenant. This is done via Tenant Administration > Data Privacy > "Show User Time in State" option.
  • Power BI parameters: 
    • In the Power BI template, the connection parameter “Load User States” must be set to “True” before refreshing the dataset.

LIMITATION BY DESIGN If a user has only Supervisor and not a Team Owner / Service Admin role, only the "UserStates" dataset in the report will be shown, consisting of: UserStates, StateTypes, ResponsibilityProfile, OU, Users. Other tabs and queries in the BI Report may appear blank.   
→ This is intended by design to prevent exposure of individual Service/User/Session data to the wrong audiences. To see a full dataset, the same user also needs a "Service/Team Owner" role assigned. 


What data is being tracked? What are user states?

User States

For its Reporting Model Nimbus distinguishes sessions by various user state factors (Teams Presence, Duty State, Task Selectability, Task status). A change in either factor has influence on the others, either being a requirement or dependency.

User Factor Conditions Nimbus-Tracked User State
Presence in MS Teams  ✅ Online – including status "Busy" or "Away"    
(individually defined per Distribution Service Settings)
MS-Teams based services will distribute when "Active".
Online and set "Active"       
MS-Teams based services will distribute. 
Online and "Active" but Busy/Away       
Can either be selectable or not  (determined per each Service's Distribution Service Settings)

✅User is online and has any "On Duty" responsibility profile selected.  
✅User is assigned to the Service as “Agent”

An "OffDuty" profile prevents any Contact Center participation.
On Duty       
Any "Duty" type responsibility profile allows Contact Center participation. Skills and Responsibilities in that profile must match the service to be "Selectable". This is determined by the individual Distribution Policies assigned to the respective services.
Task selectable

“In Time available” to perform tasks in Nimbus:

✅Online in MS Teams.   
✅Set to "Active"  in any MS Teams-Based service  
✅In "On Duty" profile for Contact Center services.

This includes Busy/Selectable and Away/Selectable
"Non-Selectable" state, either because:       
User is not available either due to the MS Teams Presence ↑ OR …
set "inactive" for all Nimbus teams OR …
... any existing or previous Call Status ↓ marks the user as “Not Selectable”
Task  status

✅ Currently reserved and blocked for a Nimbus task.


  Not Available Reason   
Requested as user changes MS Teams presence (back from idle).
User flag after not responding to a task, blocked for the next tasks.
User reserved for new task, but has not accepted yet
User accepted task, is blocked by 
User extensible timespan to complete work after a call.


💡 It is important to note that these user state factors depend on each other. Reading the table vertically from “top to bottom”. Here is an example:

Layer 1: MS Teams Presence 

  • The MS Teams Presence must meet the criteria of the Distribution Service Settings. This can be individually configured per Service.
  • Offline users are not considered to be in any duty state. Nimbus will not distribute tasks.
  • Online users are considered for Nimbus Tasks depending on:
    • … the Nimbus features (license) applied to the user and …
    • … the services they are part of.

Layer 2: Nimbus Duty State / Task Selectability

Selectability for Nimbus tasks is steered based depending on the Service Types and their varying 

Advanced Routing  and Enterprise Routing   Contact Center
Scenario: MS-Teams “Team” based services Scenario: Standalone Services with a varied user base
Advanced Routing and Enterprise Routing consider Users selectable once they are to “Active” in the Nimbus UI.

Contact Center services apply the Duty State as a “selectable check” – on top of MS Teams presence. 

Nimbus evaluates the users's responsibility profile and distributes calls conditionally based on the Skills and Responsibilities behind that profile. 

The criteria are defined in the service's Distribution Policy.


These are shared criteria among services

  • While "online", "active" and "on duty" a user is “selectable” for tasks by either service, in any modality.
  • While being in any blocking call status (e.g being Not Available, already busy when connected or in a task, in ACW or flagged by RONA) will consider the user as "Not selectable" for any service.

Nimbus Reporting and User State Data privacy

🔍 Learning: Users have one deterministic state at a time. Combined user states listed above – and their changes over time – form a "User Session" which is tracked as part of the Nimbus Reporting Model

GDPR Data privacy setting: Detailed user states can be tracked with timestamps for later evaluation analysis, e.g. in Power BI. This is enabled via Tenant Administration > Data Privacy, and included in historic reporting.


This tab lists User States, also referred to as "Team Enability" (e.g. the On/Off Service participation toggle in the Frontend UIs during daily use of Nimbus).

Example showing accumulated time spend in various states

The DataWareHouse distinguishes by the following user states:

  • After Call Work
  • Connected
  • Not Selectable
  • Off Duty
  • Offline
  • Ringing
  • Selectable

🔍 Also see Nimbus Reporting Model→ User States table.



Learn more about Transfers…

Allows to inspect where sessions are transferred to and to which result, so involved services can be optimized accordingly.

Transfer Report

Can be filtered by: 

  • Start Date Time
  • Service From
  • Service To

Provides the following Visuals:

  • Pie Chart "Transfer by"
  • Pie Chart "Transfer by Result"
  • Transfer Flow Diagram by Service 
  • Source Service
  • Destination
    • Service by Name
    • External
    • User
  • Grid “Transfer Overview”
  • For related OData Tables on static dimensions and facts see Nimbus Reporting Model→ “Transfer Sessions”
  • If there was more than one transfer session occurring during a single service session, it is stored in the Transfer Sessions table. However:
    • If the last logical Workflow Activity of a service session was a transfer, then the "transfer" fields in service sessions table will be populated.
    • if the last logical Workflow Activity was not a transfer (e.g. Transfer > Queue in new Service), then "transfer" fields in service sessions table will be left empty.

Data Load Check

Learn more about Data Load Check…

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The Data Load Check page provides the full overview of the amount of data loaded in the tables that can be incrementally refreshed.  It shows details of the number of sessions loaded for each of the fact table as well as the earliest and most recent session. This allows the user to get an idea of the amount of data loaded into the report and to verify the most recent available sessions available in the report. 


How to use…

Drill Through

Drill Through buttons provide a convenient way to navigate between entry overviews and detail pages. The drill through possibility is signaled with an arrow:



  1. Select a Service entry (row) on the Service Overview page.
  2. Use the Drill Through button (don't forget: CTRL+ Left-click) → The Caller Overview page with a full list of Service Sessions for this particular service is shown
  3. Pick one session (row) on the Caller Overview page and CTRL + Left-click "See Session Details" → The Session Details page for that user is shown.
  4. Use the "Back" buttons/arrows to get back to the previous pages.
Drill down into sessions of a particular user
Example of multiple drill-through steps

Data Slicers

From within any tab you can narrow down the data with predefined slicers (filters).

  1. Navigate to any tab that has a slicer symbol shown in the menu.   
  2. CTRL + Left-click the Slicer Symbol at the bottom left → The Slicer Menu opens
  3. Select your filters and time range slicers as needed 💡 Don't forget to hold down CTRL while handling UI elements.   
    → The BI Template automatically refreshes the data based on your selection.
Slicer Menu

Template Troubleshooting

Did you encounter issues with the BI Template? Please refer to Setting Up Power BI > Known Issues and Solutions.



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