8x8 Contact Center vs. Verint Workforce Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Contact Center
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
8x8 Contact Center is a solution that helps businesses boost engagement, collaboration, and operational effectiveness for customer success. Built on the 8x8 XCaaS platform, 8x8 Contact Center helps businesses to connect and collaborate with individuals working inside and outside of the organization.N/A
Verint Workforce Management
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Verint Workforce Management™ is a cloud contact center application that uses automation to simplify forecasting and scheduling staff and bots. The solution scales to accommodate a varying number of employees, channels, schedule types, and request automation to meet the needs of mid-sized to enterprise organizations. Verint aims to help its customers achieve: Lower costs by eliminating overstaffing and unnecessary overtime Reduced attrition rates and increased…N/A
Pricing
8x8 Contact CenterVerint Workforce Management
Editions & Modules
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WFM Enterprise
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per month per user
WFM Enterprise
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per month Per volume
WFM Enterprise
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per month per user
WFM Enterprise
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per month Per volume
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 Contact CenterVerint Workforce Management
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsVerint offers a named user pricing model with SaaS and on-premise delivery methods.
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Community Pulse
8x8 Contact CenterVerint Workforce Management
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8x8 Contact Center
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Top Pros

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Features
8x8 Contact CenterVerint Workforce Management
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Contact Center
6.9
131 Ratings
19% below category average
Verint Workforce Management
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Ratings
Agent dashboard7.8116 Ratings00 Ratings
Validate callers6.9105 Ratings00 Ratings
Outbound response8.0102 Ratings00 Ratings
Call forwarding8.0119 Ratings00 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)5.577 Ratings00 Ratings
Warm transfer8.0115 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive dialing7.953 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive voice response7.169 Ratings00 Ratings
REST APIs7.541 Ratings00 Ratings
Call scripts7.469 Ratings00 Ratings
Call tracking6.9115 Ratings00 Ratings
Multichannel integration4.567 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM software integration4.459 Ratings00 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Contact Center
7.8
122 Ratings
6% below category average
Verint Workforce Management
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Ratings
Inbound call routing7.8111 Ratings00 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing8.161 Ratings00 Ratings
Recording8.0108 Ratings00 Ratings
Quality management7.7108 Ratings00 Ratings
Call analytics7.5108 Ratings00 Ratings
Historical reporting7.3100 Ratings00 Ratings
Live reporting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer surveys7.157 Ratings00 Ratings
Workforce Management Software Features
Comparison of Workforce Management Software Features features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Contact Center
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Ratings
Verint Workforce Management
4.0
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Scheduling and Shift Management00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Workforce Reporting and Analytics00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Mobile Accessibility00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Staffing Forecasting and Resource Planning00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Shift Swapping and Time-Off Requests00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
8x8 Contact CenterVerint Workforce Management
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(135 ratings)
8.9
(88 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.7
(6 ratings)
7.8
(12 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(21 ratings)
6.9
(7 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
3.5
(52 ratings)
6.9
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.4
(4 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 Contact CenterVerint Workforce Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8x8, Inc.
8x8 Contact Center has made my Care Center run much more efficiently. It is a move that I wish we had made many years ago. There have not been any days that we have had a disruption in service and the quality of the calls are always perfect.
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Verint
Verint WFM enables employees to have a predictable schedule that they can control the changes they need to make (creating flexibility and amazing employee engagement). Verint is a nice one-stop shop for all data and metrics with the scorecards, too
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Pros
8x8, Inc.
  • Tracks all inbound and outbound calls from our organization.
  • Gives us the ability to record and review calls.
  • Gives the user the ability to receive phone call either via computer, cell phone, or polycom phone when in-house - all received from the same static number/extension.
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Verint
  • Forecasting. We are regularly 97% - 99% accurate on our forecasts.
  • Performance Management - Verint does an excellent job allowing the business to create custom KPIs and the ability to track employee's performance.
  • Measuring Back Office workload and Performance - We use DPA with WFM to track administrative tasks and total workload to allow us to create an accurate staffing model.
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Cons
8x8, Inc.
  • Post-sale support through the online ticket system is painfully slow.
  • It's hard to get in contact with people for license help and understanding why phone numbers are not properly distributed in your account. i.e. Our account has 48 free local numbers and we had to purchase 120 additional numbers. But for some reason only 25 of the 48 free numbers are being utilized, and there's no good way in the Admin UI to see which numbers are which, or reallocate paid numbers into those 'free' slots.
  • The system has bugs which pop up from time to time such as when a user uses the 'Do Not Disturb' option in their app or on their phone - it does not always turn off on the back-end of the system, even though the phone or app shows the user as available. This causes inbound phone calls to be routed directly to Voicemail, and the only notice the user has is when someone reaches out by other means to say "Why is your phone going directly to voicemail?" - which initiates a service ticket for IT who cannot see this in the admin center. And unless 'flipping' DND on then off again fixes it, it requires a ticket with 8x8 which is, as mentioned before, slow.
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Verint
  • Ability to properly optimize events, classes, coachings, etc for Outbound specific groups.
  • Having Verint forecast lists for queues after adding historical weeks in.
  • Removing someone from a class that has moved to another organization and is no longer visible within mine.
  • No limit on the number of pauses. This is causing a major issue at my company around adherence and a lot of unnecessary time for my team to go in and add exceptions in order to have their adherence look correct.
  • When submitting a coaching request in the module, give the submitter the ability to select all of their employees but also select only one employee per session. This is the biggest complaint among the staff about using the Coaching Module. They don't like that they have to submit multiple requests for One-on-Ones for each employee and would prefer to submit one request and have it communicated to Verint Workforce Management that there should only be one person in each session.
  • Sorting by shift event time is no longer an option in the Calendar screen.
  • I preferred the Calendar screen when I was able to view all employees at once, and now it is limited to 50 per page.
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Likelihood to Renew
8x8, Inc.
I really love using this product it has made my job easier to preform my daily tasks. As a customer service agent and claims support agent its awesome
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Verint
Whilst Verint Workforce Management is doing much of the work we were hoping it would do, there are some limitations that cause hesitancy when deciding if it is the tool for the future. No further exploration has taken place to seek alternatives to date. It is good for the Contact element of our business but not for the rest of the business, meaning we have to use two planning tools currently.
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Usability
8x8, Inc.
The system is flexible, adaptable and easy to use and research. Once again the reporting is fantastic and gives up the information we need to be successful and even make changes or tweaks. The 8x8 Contact Center team is there to assist with questions when needed or to help get through an issue. Charlie Knutson is the best!!
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Verint
For a smaller sized contact center who was previously using excel spreadsheets I feel we have had as of a transition into the program as one could expect. Not only did we go live with a cloud based WFM tool but we also launched a new CRM and telephony system on the same day so it was a lot for our contact center to take in but it has been done with ease
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Reliability and Availability
8x8, Inc.
The only issue I have ran across was on getting the updated new version
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Verint
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Performance
8x8, Inc.
Yes everything loads quickly and its ready for use
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Verint
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Support Rating
8x8, Inc.
The initial live support person seems to be just collecting information and is outsourced. Sometimes it is difficult to communicate with them, but going through this process gets me to the right person and having my support ticket opened in order. It's usually very smooth thereafter.
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Verint
Verint Support is exceptional. I've never had an issue where the Verint Support analyst was lacking knowledge, didn't take the issue seriously, or not tried working with us to fix our quirky setups. Realizing that each business is different, has different needs, and there isn't a cookie-cutter solution for everyone ... Verint Support always continues to shine for us and help us out when needed.
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In-Person Training
8x8, Inc.
Detailed training and good quality to provide our customers to achieve their needs and to give the best we can as far as information and technology and the best service we can to have the customers be satisfied with the technology and the best quality to get the best answers to their doubts.
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Verint
Training was covered in full day sessions that went very fast with no way of recording the information for later review. This made it hard to capture & retain all the details of information.
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Online Training
8x8, Inc.
its was with the best quality and the best performance we could have as far as detailed information for us to get the best training on how to get used of 8*8 and provide the best quality and technology to provide to our customers when they need and made us fell comforatble in how to use it
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Verint
Training is more broad on specific use cases. It would be good to have training based on our current situations as we deal with so many unique setups & client needs.
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Implementation Rating
8x8, Inc.
It was extremely easy
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Verint
The team helping us did a great job training our WFM leaders on how to use the tool from forecasting, to schedule updates to maintenance. They allowed us to be involved in implementation but also did a lot of the initial heavy lifting allowing us to stay focussed on the tasks at hand. It was a great experience and one I would hope occurs again should we ever need to implement a new tool again.
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Alternatives Considered
8x8, Inc.
Vonage was priced right on the install but escalated as the year went on and by the end of the second year, they had lost the edge they had over many other companies and forced a change by me. We had to work with a single account manager and that was hard when things went wrong on the system. The downtime was minimal with them also.
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Verint
Another product we use is Intradiem. I don't use it that much and we also use Genesys Decisions, but I feel like Genesys Decisions is completely different from Vernint in itself and there's no comparison for what we use it for because we use it more for forecasting, like scheduling events for our customer service reps to be available at certain on peak and off-peak hours to make sure we have the right staff. And I don't really use it, so we have 10 engineers and we all do different products and I don't use Intradiem that much, so I wouldn't be able to say all good.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8x8, Inc.
It is pretty much "Par for the course" with the options out there with other vendors.
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Verint
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Scalability
8x8, Inc.
It was implemented across the board in the company and has worked perfectly
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Verint
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Return on Investment
8x8, Inc.
  • The ROI for us is measured more within the CSAT and NPS score increase we have seen thus far, both scores have gone up significantly since we have streamlined our process with 8X8.
  • We are now focusing our attention on retention with the hopes of seeing a second wave of ROI with 8X8.
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Verint
  • We were then able to recognize trends and patterns
  • Once trends and productivity issues were addressed, we could then manage workflow and day to day activities such as training and meetings - ultimately optimizing time, forecasting, and staffing expectations.
  • Meeting service level goals is now manageable in most cases, allowing improvement across the board.
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ScreenShots

Verint Workforce Management Screenshots

Screenshot of Tracking QueueScreenshot of Employee Schedule on MobileScreenshot of WFM DashboardScreenshot of Forecast & schedulingScreenshot of Employee Time Off Request Details on MobileScreenshot of Swap Post Options