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8x8 Contact Center

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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 Contact Center

8x8 Contact Center is perfect for call center management and tracking. Being able to search for calls that were taken as well as quality reviewing. The flexibility of needing to change a queue or make instant adjustments as needed. The reporting is very easy and it can be downloaded into excel for sharing and analyzing.
Kelly Disera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Aspect Workforce Management

I would say Aspect is less appropriate with smaller businesses or businesses with a smaller amount of clients. Aspect is really useful if you have a lot of customers and employees as you have to schedule the employee breaks and time off around the business needs. A lot of smaller businesses don't need that ability since they might not have the demanding customers like a lot of larger companies would have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Contact Center Software

8x8 Contact Center
7.4
Aspect Workforce Management
Agent dashboard
8x8 Contact Center
7.7
Aspect Workforce Management
Validate callers
8x8 Contact Center
8.1
Aspect Workforce Management
Outbound response
8x8 Contact Center
7.6
Aspect Workforce Management
Call forwarding
8x8 Contact Center
8.3
Aspect Workforce Management
Click-to-call (CTC)
8x8 Contact Center
7.1
Aspect Workforce Management
Warm transfer
8x8 Contact Center
8.2
Aspect Workforce Management
Predictive dialing
8x8 Contact Center
6.9
Aspect Workforce Management
Interactive voice response
8x8 Contact Center
8.3
Aspect Workforce Management
REST APIs
8x8 Contact Center
5.6
Aspect Workforce Management
Call scripts
8x8 Contact Center
8.2
Aspect Workforce Management
Call tracking
8x8 Contact Center
7.7
Aspect Workforce Management
Multichannel integration
8x8 Contact Center
6.5
Aspect Workforce Management
CRM software integration
8x8 Contact Center
5.9
Aspect Workforce Management

Workforce Optimization (WFO)

8x8 Contact Center
8.1
Aspect Workforce Management
Inbound call routing
8x8 Contact Center
8.5
Aspect Workforce Management
Omnichannel inbound routing
8x8 Contact Center
7.8
Aspect Workforce Management
Recording
8x8 Contact Center
8.3
Aspect Workforce Management
Quality management
8x8 Contact Center
7.7
Aspect Workforce Management
Call analytics
8x8 Contact Center
8.1
Aspect Workforce Management
Historical reporting
8x8 Contact Center
7.2
Aspect Workforce Management
Live reporting
8x8 Contact Center
9.0
Aspect Workforce Management
Customer surveys
8x8 Contact Center
7.8
Aspect Workforce Management

Pros

8x8 Contact Center

  • Cleaner workspace with organization and efficiency at the forefront of our associates day.
  • Better reporting, making the process of coaching and developing agents easier task for our front line leadership team members.
  • Quality metrics have allowed for us to identify areas of concern when it comes to training, thus allowing us to proactively adjust our new hire training as well as our soft skill modules we use as part of our on-going training program.
Michael Furman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Aspect Workforce Management

  • The tool offers a great deal of flexibility in forecasting approaches. It allows you to track seasonality, growth, day of week factors, arrival patterns, store information on holidays and special events. You have the flexibility to forecast based on historical data or user defined data or a combination.
  • Although somewhat complex to configure initially, the scheduling features are also quite flexible allow you to create schedule scenarios for the most unique situations.
  • There are a great number of reports available in the tool and the tools offers you a variety of different options for pulling the same data making it much easier to analyze and trend. You can also set up routine reports to automatically run and export in a variety of different formats and save to shared drives or even email to specific users.
  • The agent interface "Empower" it also very intuitive making it easy for agents to view their schedules, request time off, participate in shift bids and view their own performance reports.
Wendy Fowler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 Contact Center

  • The initial live support person can sometimes be difficult to communicate with. However, they will take down your key problems and escalate it to the right person to deal with your issues.
  • Better online chat support. The online chat seems to be limited to a bot to direct to their FAQ or to assist in opening a ticket only. The ability to schedule a chat online instead of calls would help.
Chris Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Aspect Workforce Management

  • Some of the features can be difficult for a new user to learn. Once they have them down, the software functions wonderfully; however, the learning curve can be high.
  • While RTA is a great tool to utilize, the look has not changed in a long time. It has an 'old-school' software appearance that does not match the core system.
  • When dealing with huge sets of data (for example, changing schedules for an entire year for many agents), the software can hang for quite a while. While this is not a frequent occurence and can happen with any application, it can be frustrating for some users.
Rachel Honeywood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Aspect Workforce Management

Aspect Workforce Management 8.5
Based on 6 answers
Aspect as a tool and as a company are both great. Working with the Aspect team, will make you feel like you are their most important and only customer. They admit when they are at fault and are willing to offer any assistance they can. We obtained many tools from Aspect as a respected and valued customer.
Jason Reaves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

8x8 Contact Center

8x8 Contact Center 8.0
Based on 16 answers
It works like a phone on your computer, on your desk phone with a lot more options on the desk phone. It has very high-quality voice and sound. It supports direct text and allows a lot of versatility in the application so you can take it with you anywhere you go and turn it off or on as your needs change.
Chris Bugg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Aspect Workforce Management

Aspect Workforce Management 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Once the initial set up of the software is complete and/or you are familiar with the software, it is easy to use and runs like a dream. However, if you are unfamiliar with the software or have used a competitor's product, some features can seem difficult to learn or get used to.
Rachel Honeywood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

8x8 Contact Center

8x8 Contact Center 7.0
Based on 50 answers
The agents took ownership and solved the problem. Restating and clarifying everything I said kept 8x8 from getting a "10" here. Despite the agents restating and clarifying too much, the senior technicians know what they are doing! They kept digging and digging until they found the problem, fixed it, and (most importantly) tested it before ending the call. This is not consistent with call center industry standards as most agents with other firms "fix" a problem and hang up. We don't learn how bad the "fix" was until later.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Aspect Workforce Management

Aspect Workforce Management 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I was impressed with the support I received. There were never any long delays when I had issues and the representatives that I worked with were always patient and eager to fully understand not only my problem but our business processes surrounding the problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

8x8 Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Aspect Workforce Management

Aspect Workforce Management 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation of the software was not difficult but it was tedious for us due to the fact that our processes had not kept up with the times and we had to make a large number of process changes along with setting up the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

8x8 Contact Center

8x8 came out on top in each of the 30 criteria on our evaluation scorecard except for the cost and length of storage of recording recordings. The other products offer free recording, while 8x8 charges $21 per user per month and only retains recordings for 10 days.
Jeffrey Bryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Aspect Workforce Management

One of the primary reason why we selected Aspect eWFM solution was because of the scenario based modeling functionality. In other solutions (such as IEX, Blue Pumpin..etc) this functionality is not available. In our industry it was critical to be able to use scenario based modeling and quickly react the call volume spikes.
FERENC CSATLÓS; MBA, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

8x8 Contact Center

  • The negative impact is that when a phone or other device stops working, we are simply out a phone and have to order a new one.
  • A negative impact is how short the phone warranty is.
  • A positive impact is the new "rent-a-phone" feature, which allows for a monthly rental rather than the full purchase of the phones.
Christina K | TrustRadius Reviewer

Aspect Workforce Management

  • Staffing cost
  • Identifying gaps in the day, using intra-days to map out and foresee trouble areas and plan for them
  • Cross functioning teams, using the tools this application has to help manage different LOB's
Roy Huron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

8x8 Contact Center

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Aspect Workforce Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 Contact Center
8.1
Aspect Workforce Management
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 Contact Center
Aspect Workforce Management
8.5

Usability

8x8 Contact Center
8.0
Aspect Workforce Management
8.0

Support Rating

8x8 Contact Center
7.0
Aspect Workforce Management
8.0

Implementation Rating

8x8 Contact Center
Aspect Workforce Management
9.0

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