Alvaria Workforce vs. Workmate

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
Workmate
Score 8.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Workmate provides businesses an automated workforce management solution, with an integrated network of blue-collar workers on a data-driven hiring platform. Workmate aims to provide businesses with visibility into their entire workforce through automating hiring, onboarding, scheduling, attendance, and performance reporting processes in one seamless system, while leveraging a qualified network of 50,000+ pre-vetted workers to support recruitment needs. Using real-time performance data, Workmate…N/A
Pricing
Alvaria WorkforceWorkmate
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Alvaria WorkforceWorkmate
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Alvaria WorkforceWorkmate
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(8 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(5 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Alvaria WorkforceWorkmate
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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Workmate
As a supervisor this software is a big help for us to be able to make a proper tracking of our task force, without interfering or being over the shoulder, the variety of options available is great, while I had no full control of the software by company regulations I was able to use it in specific for the managing of the shifts and performance of our teams.
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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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Workmate
  • The employee time tracking function has allowed us to minimize and even avoid payroll errors.
  • We also find the tracking of vacations and absences great, so we can easily find replacements for those jobs.
  • Payroll management is very good, it helped us to keep control of finances and to have everything in order with the administrative department.
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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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Workmate
  • Customer Support team.
  • Schedule Management.
  • UI modelling.
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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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Workmate
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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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Workmate
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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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Workmate
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Online Training
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
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Workmate
The training came from one of our associates it was not directly from a Workmate employee, however, it was good enough to let us understand it, and the person who gave us the training was open to ask questions even after the training ended, however as it was really easy to use, we only contacted him for small details.
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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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Workmate
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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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Workmate
It was not my decision to use it, it was the software available for that current campaign in the company, being honest while both of them are excellent to work with, the design in OnShift is more user friendly, most of my colleagues were in agreement with that, as for Workmate, it was really helpful but some times we were confused by the user interface, it wasn't very negative but it really gets on your nerves.
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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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Workmate
  • The learning curve is a bit slow at the beginning and we needed some time and several weeks to adapt to the system.
  • We have also had to use external technical support because we have had no response from Workmate technical support.
  • It has made it easier for us in the HR department, which means faster work in less time.
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ScreenShots

Workmate Screenshots

Screenshot of Smart Scheduling - Shift ManagementScreenshot of Time & Attendance Tracking via QR Clock-InScreenshot of Fully integrated Supervisor & Worker mobile appsScreenshot of Real-time workforce analytics: track expenses, fulfillment and performance dataScreenshot of Access a network of 50,000+ pre-vetted workers, AI-matched to your needsScreenshot of Automated Workforce Management Platform