Alvaria Workforce vs. Kronos Workforce Dimensions / UKG Dimensions (discontinued)

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
Kronos Workforce Dimensions / UKG Dimensions (discontinued)
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Kronos Workforce Dimensions, later UKG Dimensions was a solution used to automate critical workforce processes such as timekeeping, scheduling, and leave management. The product has been discontinued, and is no longer available for purchase.N/A
Pricing
Alvaria WorkforceKronos Workforce Dimensions / UKG Dimensions (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Alvaria WorkforceKronos Workforce Dimensions / UKG Dimensions (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Alvaria WorkforceKronos Workforce Dimensions / UKG Dimensions (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
Alvaria WorkforceKronos Workforce Dimensions / UKG Dimensions (discontinued)
Small Businesses
8x8 Contact Center
8x8 Contact Center
Score 7.6 out of 10
When I Work
When I Work
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Zoom Contact Center
Zoom Contact Center
Score 9.2 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Calabrio Teleopti WFM
Calabrio Teleopti WFM
Score 8.7 out of 10
SAP Fieldglass
SAP Fieldglass
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Alvaria WorkforceKronos Workforce Dimensions / UKG Dimensions (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(8 ratings)
7.3
(32 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Alvaria WorkforceKronos Workforce Dimensions / UKG Dimensions (discontinued)
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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Discontinued Products
UKG Dimensions will work well with a company size of [fewer] than 10,000 employees. Once you hit over 10K, you start to notice that batch jobs will time out, clocks will perform slower or become unresponsive requiring manual restarts and the employee demographic will take hours to complete. Will the vendor has on their roadmap to increase the performance of the product, it is not at that point.
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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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  • rule analysis- the rule analysis in this product is much cleaner and easy to follow compared to WFC
  • The level of granularity on FAPs is very helpful for configuring access compared to other platforms
  • UI is very easy to follow and intuitive
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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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Discontinued Products
  • You got to have a solution for employees with multiple jobs
  • Need to allow customers to easily access your integration technology
  • Your business structure is too restrictive and making the application far less flexible
  • Your professional service team needs a lot of improvement, especially in the execution part
  • Need to have a proven and working interface for business structure automation.
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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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Discontinued Products
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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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Discontinued Products
UKG Dimensions is very user-friendly from an employee and supervisor standpoint. It is very robust on an admin level and can get complicated; however, you can do so many things with it that is outweighs the complexity. The security for UKG Dimensions needs to be revamped however. It is very cumbersome and not user-friendly.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Kronos Workforce Dimensions a new product, and it has a lot of scope for improvement, with future releases. One of the best tools to perform time tracking.
  • Their support team is very knowledgeable, and their SLA's are pretty tight. Any query raised would be addressed in a few hours.
  • Timeclock configuration can be complicated; however, their support team knows the processes and guidelines.
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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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Discontinued Products
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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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Discontinued Products
UKG Dimensions provides an enterprise-wide integrated suite for timekeeping, staff scheduling, and clocks. We were an existing Workforce Central customer for timekeeping only and were interested in providing holistic experience between staff scheduling and timekeeping. In addition, [UKG] Dimensions established a great foundation for transitioning our organization from departmental focused scheduling solutions to enterprise.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • It is neutral. We enjoy having somewhat of a seamless system between HR, PR, and timekeeping.
  • When a person uses the Reset Password link, the system sends the user an email with a link to set their password. Then when the person logs in with their new password, the system forces the user to change their password a second time. This second password change is unnecessary and creates confusion.
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