Amazon Connect vs. Aspect Unified IP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Connect
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Launched in 2017 and available on AWS, Amazon Connect is a cloud-based omnichannel contact center designed to provide a seamless experience across voice and website live chat, featuring skills-based routing, task tracking, and analytic tools to track customer interactions, or evaluate agent activity. It can support office-based or virtual contact centers. The service is pay-per-usage, per feature.
$0
per profile/per month
Aspect Unified IP
Score 5.0 out of 10
N/A
Aspect Software headquartered in Massachusetts offers Aspect Unified UP, a call center solution for enterprise contact centers. It supports an omnichannel customer experience across voice, email, chat, SMS, IM, and social channels.N/A
Pricing
Amazon ConnectAspect Unified IP
Editions & Modules
Customer Profiles
$0.0025
per profile/per month
Chat
$0
per message
Contact Lens (5 million+ monthly minutes)
$0.0125
per minute
Contact Lens (first 5 million monthly minutes)
$0.015
per minute
Voice
$0.02
per minute
Voice ID
$0.025
per transaction
Tasks
$0.04
per task
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon ConnectAspect Unified IP
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Amazon ConnectAspect Unified IP
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Connect
7.2
4 Ratings
15% below category average
Aspect Unified IP
7.4
3 Ratings
12% below category average
Agent dashboard5.24 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Validate callers7.14 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Outbound response7.14 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Call forwarding7.14 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)7.14 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Warm transfer8.94 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Predictive dialing5.13 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Interactive voice response6.24 Ratings5.03 Ratings
REST APIs9.03 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Call scripts5.34 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Call tracking7.24 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Multichannel integration9.14 Ratings8.22 Ratings
CRM software integration8.94 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Connect
5.9
4 Ratings
33% below category average
Aspect Unified IP
8.5
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Inbound call routing9.04 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing5.34 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Recording7.24 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Quality management7.14 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Call analytics3.44 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Historical reporting5.34 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Live reporting5.24 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Customer surveys5.24 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics5.24 Ratings9.12 Ratings
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User Ratings
Amazon ConnectAspect Unified IP
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(4 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon ConnectAspect Unified IP
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Our company is a startup that is just starting to get wholesale customers. When we realized our customers needed support using our products, we set up a Contact Center via Amazon Connect. It has been very useful in allowing us to scale up very quickly, and provide services to our company as if we were a large corporation.
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Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
Aspect Unified IP is perfect to handle multiple outbound dialing campaigns, with tools that allow you to configure how customers must be reached, call them at different phone numbers by the time of the day, set priorities when dialing, or gather information about all running campaigns in dashboards in real-time.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Auto call distribution.
  • Web based scripting.
  • Easy chat deployment.
  • Call Recording.
  • Customer heat check.
  • Detailed reporting.
  • Live monitoring.
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Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
  • Integrates inbound and outbound call routing in one platform, allowing agents to work in a seamless blend mode between all call types (inbound, predictive, manual).
  • Allows you to associate an account number with every agent phone call, the call type, and the reccording ID giving you the critical datapoints necessary to research, put together a customers experience from a telephony perspective, etc.
  • Create agent templates to streamline agent setup reducing the potential for admins to configure an agent incorrectly, placing them in services they aren't skilled for and vice versa.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • On reports and analytics, [I feel] Amazon Connect is slightly behind, and it should be perfected.
  • [In my experience], Amazon Connect lacks social platform integration, which is convenient and resourceful currently.
  • [I believe] Amazon Connect should include a queue management feature, for the call centers and customer help.
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Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
  • The reports are very basic.
  • There may be a broader reporting line, perhaps with more detailed records.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
Aspect Unified IP is very competent to handle most customers' needs in the contact center and it delivers what is promised. The only negative aspect is the costs of services, maintenance and professional services, too expensive.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
We worked through a Request For Proposal to check different Contact Center platforms, we evaluated Talkdesk, Amazon Connect and Genesys PureConnect, all of them as a SaaS platforms, and trying to go to a pay per use model. The best option for us was Amazon Connect, with a pure pay per use model according to the minutes of use, instead of the number of agents. As our goal was to automate the maximum number of contacts, we didn't want a license model based in the number of agents
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Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
We had evaluated Avaya. It was pretty good as well. However, we wanted a more software driven solution. Aspect also was able to give better results in our Proof of Concept.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Amazon Collect has allowed us to scale quickly and retain flexibility.
  • Amazon Collect has allowed us to provide omnichannel support as if we were a larger corporation.
  • Amazon Collect has allowed us to retain productivity.
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Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
  • As stated before, we have been using UIP for over a decade now. Prior to this tool we had agents logging into Avaya for inbound, and using CTI fuctionality to bounce the agent back and forth between inbound and any predictive campaigns. By moving to Aspect it allowed us to streamline that process, reduce agent downtime, lost efficiency, while at the same time consolidationg all of our call center telephony data into one central location allowing us to easily track a customers telephony experience over any period of time.
  • The only negative impact is due to the upgrade schedule that has made for some interesting challenges forcing us to utilize IT resources that could have been used on more critical corporate projects. These upgrades might not be as big of a deal for any company out there that does not have a lot of integration with Aspect such as custom reporting, data loads, API hooks, etc.
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