Alvaria Workforce vs. Jolt

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Alvaria Workforce
Score 7.3 out of 10
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Alvaria Workforce (formerly Aspect Workforce Management), is a suite of software which combines call center workforce management with advanced analytics features like call recording, speech analytics, eLearning for training, data sharing for schedule optimization across call center or branch locations, and desktop analytics for monitoring and analyzing discrete actions like employee keystrokes and application usage. The Basic, Advanced, and Enterprise tiers include…N/A
Jolt
Score 9.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Jolt is a task and workforce management, with time & attendance, remote (selfie) login, scheduling, and simple tasking tools, from the company of the same name in Provo, Utah; useful for small teams that could leverage frequent communication.N/A
Pricing
Alvaria WorkforceJolt
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Alvaria WorkforceJolt
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Alvaria WorkforceJolt
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(8 ratings)
9.6
(63 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(5 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(21 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(28 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Alvaria WorkforceJolt
Likelihood to Recommend
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
Easy workforce management tool and the dashboard is well designed with multiple accessible functionalities. This platform allows easy data collection across other project management systems and the analytics which the tool provides are excellent and very reliable project planning and easy scheduling with effective and excellent management functionalities and initial implementing is also an easy process.
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Jolt
  • There is no better way for Cleaning & Maintenance Lists. The follow-up is automatic, it is user-friendly for leaders, and easy to update as needs change.
  • I am excited for the new updates coming out that will help our new hire training!
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Pros
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
  • easy and quick to use- you don't have to waste hours explaining how to use WFM with your employees
  • reliable- multiple employees can be making changes and testing staffing changes without the site crashing
  • easy to balance employee scheduling with your business needs
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Jolt
  • Time management and tracking of daily employee productivity.
  • Allows for instructional data to be added to all our checklists, audits, etc to provide hands on training all the time!
  • Ease of use. It's a breeze to create new lists and use the lists already created
  • Mobility- my staff is on the go and being able to grab an iPad at the beginning of their shift and take it with them through the day completing tasks and allowing for more autonomy in our work force
  • Versatile. Can be use for simple list down to more complex guides and checklists with calculations and scoring.
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Cons
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
  • The configuration of the system is quite complex and very difficult to administer.
  • Initial training on the product is simply focused on the product and it typically not done using a customers real data. Since many customers do not have a strong background in WFM to begin with, the training should focus more on the fundamental of WFM before it dives into how to use the tool. You have to learn more about how it is best to use the tool for real world environments and not just how to click here and go there.
  • RTA has not been updated in years. It does not offer real-time schedule adherence scores and the reporting is terrible. Reporting is specific to each workspace and you lose data each time you close a workspace.
  • The shrinkage calculator feature that was added a few years ago is a great feature but very difficult to reconcile. If you are not an extreme expert with the very confusing superstate philosophy in eWFM it can be disastrous.
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Jolt
  • We would love to see a "favorites" icon that can be enabled for any label. We have dozens of labels specific to products/processes that are grouped within a multitude of categories. If one is not familiar with which category a label is stored, it requires the use of the search function in Jolt (which is definitely a nice feature and great time saver). However, we were able to create a category called "favorites" and duplicated our frequently used labels into this location for ease of access.
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Likelihood to Renew
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
While I support other customers who utilize the software, the response from our customers is over-whelmingly positive. Many customers who have not had any type of workforce management software in the past use spreadsheets to schedule and forecast agents. This can be extremely complicated and a nightmare to control. The time saved by having a product that can quickly complete these functions for you is worth the investment. Also, we have several customers who had no way to track what their agents are doing and have found many problems in their call-center with the software. After rolling out a program where their adherence was tracked and actually 'mattered', they were able to see increased efficency from their agents.
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Jolt
Jolt is very user friendly and offers a lot of solutions to my companies needs. If it offered a Payroll piece and a Point of Sale piece it would make it a complete system that would solve 99% of my companies needs.
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Usability
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
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.
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Jolt
The system itself is very user friendly and every one of our team members is able to use it easily. The only difficulty that we have occasionally run into is a lack of connectivity between the Bluetooth printer and the iPAD. There are only two or three of us on staff that are well versed enough with the product to be able to fix it when there is this kind of issue.
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Support Rating
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
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.
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Jolt
When I have had questions or needed technical support, I have received a very prompt response to my emails. The answers are concise and if there are instructions they are easy to follow and implement. All interactions I have had with the Jolt team have been a very positive experience.
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Implementation Rating
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
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.
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Jolt
Jolt is user-friendly and was an easy implementation. Held a couple of training classes for our management on how to use the product.
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Alternatives Considered
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
I have used NICE IEX Workforce Management in addition to Aspect Workforce Management, both tools are great at what they do. Aspect however builds its forecast model continuously, adding more information to the model everyday, where are with IEX, the model has to be built each and every time from used selections each week. IEX does not have a historical base model to reference, where Aspect does.
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Jolt
Jolt provides a full house of solutions. I would have to go with at least two of the other companies to capture all the solutions I was looking for. Jolt gave me all of it. I also want to be clear that other companies promised solutions that they hadn't built out yet. Jolt is upfront and honest about things they are working on, but they won't sell them to you as a means to get you in, only to disappoint you. I have a lot of respect for that.
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Return on Investment
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
  • The workforce management team was able to decrease the cycle time forecasting, staffing and scheduling staff; resulted in higher employee engagement
  • The scenario based planning enabled us to develop a more accurate call volume forecast thus staffing the contact centers appropriately; approximately $500k savings realized in labor expenses (reduced FTE headcount, while meeting the same level of service level measures)
  • Improved customer experience due to staffing the call center properly (answered 80 percent of our calls within 20 seconds)
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Jolt
  • Food safety processes have reduced significant amount of time managing.
  • Cleanliness- Saved some labor dollars here by implementing a more consistent process. Added some training videos on cleanliness to help give a clear message of the expectation.
  • Recipe Management- We have saved thousands on having the ability to upload live recipes and be global rather than having the paper copies of recipes laying around and possibly not being up to date.
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