Aspect Unified IP vs. Bright Pattern Contact Center

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Aspect Unified IP
Score 5.8 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
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Bright Pattern provides an AI-powered omnichannel contact center software. With the purpose of making customer service, sales, and marketing brighter and faster, Bright Pattern offers an advanced omnichannel cloud platform with embedded AI. Bright Pattern’s platform can be…N/A
Pricing
Aspect Unified IPBright Pattern Contact Center
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Omnichannel CX
-
per month per seat
Call Center Standard
-
per month per seat
Digital CX
-
per month per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Aspect Unified IPBright Pattern Contact Center
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOne-time set-up fee includes 45 hours of services for workflow implementation and training: Discovery and Design Workshop; Configuration and Customization to customer requirements; Testing and Evaluation; Agent and Supervisor Training; Administration Mentoring & Knowledge Transfer
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Aspect Unified IPBright Pattern Contact Center
Considered Both Products
Aspect Unified IP

No answer on this topic

Bright Pattern Contact Center
Chose Bright Pattern Contact Center
I appreciate the ease of the BP setup against the others, for example you have Studio with CXOne and unless you have had official training they dont want you to change the IVR they want to charge you or at least charge you several thousand to become trained in studio, Avaya was …
Chose Bright Pattern Contact Center
Obviously, customer experience is key but contact center staff enablement is one of the most important factors. What good is a multi-million dollar implementation on a platform if your hands are tied from admin or developer turnover? I have seen with many platforms where the …
Chose Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern prides itself on providing out-of-the-box functionality. Unlike many of the other platforms listed, there is no need to subscribe to additional options for increased feature functionality nor is there a need to implement additional plugins to get to a desired …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Aspect Unified IPBright Pattern Contact Center
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Aspect Unified IP
7.4
3 Ratings
12% below category average
Bright Pattern Contact Center
9.8
27 Ratings
16% above category average
Agent dashboard7.03 Ratings9.726 Ratings
Validate callers9.03 Ratings9.625 Ratings
Outbound response8.03 Ratings9.725 Ratings
Call forwarding6.03 Ratings9.824 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)9.62 Ratings10.021 Ratings
Warm transfer8.03 Ratings9.727 Ratings
Predictive dialing9.03 Ratings9.922 Ratings
Interactive voice response5.03 Ratings9.725 Ratings
REST APIs8.03 Ratings10.024 Ratings
Call scripts4.03 Ratings9.822 Ratings
Call tracking6.03 Ratings9.723 Ratings
Multichannel integration8.22 Ratings9.523 Ratings
CRM software integration8.03 Ratings9.724 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Aspect Unified IP
8.5
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Bright Pattern Contact Center
9.4
26 Ratings
13% above category average
Inbound call routing9.02 Ratings9.825 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing8.12 Ratings9.424 Ratings
Recording9.62 Ratings9.726 Ratings
Quality management9.12 Ratings9.224 Ratings
Call analytics8.62 Ratings9.521 Ratings
Historical reporting7.42 Ratings9.426 Ratings
Live reporting7.42 Ratings9.124 Ratings
Customer surveys8.62 Ratings9.623 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics9.12 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Aspect Unified IPBright Pattern Contact Center
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
Aspect Unified IPBright Pattern Contact Center
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(27 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(27 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(27 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.1
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Aspect Unified IPBright Pattern Contact Center
Likelihood to Recommend
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.
Read full review
Bright Pattern, Inc.
Bright Pattern has been fantastic in allowing us to automate voice and chat contacts, and we're currently building out scenarios that will allow us to automate even more. It's super simple to collect data from customers, and using some API calls provides the answers they're looking for without a human needing to get involved. There is less functionality currently for emails. Emails can be routed to queues based on keywords, and auto-replies can be sent, but it's pretty basic functionality. We'd love to see some of the enhanced capabilities offered in voice and chat scenarios for email.
Read full review
Pros
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.
Read full review
Bright Pattern, Inc.
  • AI platform integration - IBM Watson, Google Dialogflow, for example
  • Quality Management - out of the box sentiment anlysis
  • Unified agent desktop - ability to see all channels in one pane of glass
  • Robust analytic widgets that can also drive wall boards
Read full review
Cons
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
  • The reports are very basic.
  • There may be a broader reporting line, perhaps with more detailed records.
Read full review
Bright Pattern, Inc.
  • More customizable and robust out of the box reporting
  • WFM component
  • Easier/cleaner Chat GPT integration for generative AI agent responses and notes
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
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.
Read full review
Bright Pattern, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Usability
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
It's pretty simple for agents to pick up quickly, it takes a bit longer for supervisors to get familiar with. QA tools are pretty barebones but functional enough. It can be as simple or complex as you need it to be, if you spend some time configuring the settings or working with Bright Pattern's support team to build out what you need.
Read full review
Reliability and Availability
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
It is always on. The only outage to date that I have experienced was with an upstream telco provider a few years ago. The inbound leg telco was hit by a DDOS attack which led to delays in routing calls to the platform. This was not the fault of the Bright Pattern platform but the telco provider. We have had a few minor carrier issues with call quality, or a handful of brief drops, but Bright Pattern is quick to identify these and change carriers when it starts to happen.
Read full review
Performance
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
All pages load when expected, and reports render either in the web browser or as a download. I never really have issues with accessing the admin or agent desktop sites. It just works.
Read full review
Support Rating
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
Although we have only had 1 very short outage in our 4 years of service. Bright Pattern support was easy to contact and solved our sisue very quickly as well as provided more than adequate information on an RCA (Root Cause Analysis) for our clients
Read full review
In-Person Training
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
In-person and virtual training was great, but Bright Pattern could use some online training videos similar to other platforms. I would welcome online training videos to keep the steady flow of new agents up to date. Admin training is one of the largest areas that need video. The static documentation is great. It is pretty easy to follow and configure your contact center as you progress through each step. The documentation is available online on an easy to use knowledgebase or wiki style site. You do not need a user account to access the help docs, meaning that users at any level can freely access the materials to learn about the platform.
Read full review
Online Training
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
Online training is documentation based only. It is thorough and step by step, but no videos. It would also be helpful to have more information within the help docs on custom reporting. I find that many of the Bright Pattern specific configurations for the Jasper Reporting Server have to be "stumbled" across through existing report templates and they are not clearly listed out somewhere. In person training will not generally go into great depth on report customizations.
Read full review
Implementation Rating
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
As an implementor, I have found the Bright Pattern Contact Center very easy to work with. The platform operates in the manner which I think. Therefore, everything I do seems logical and works exactly as expected. Many solutions are much more difficult to work with and make implementations difficult
Read full review
Alternatives Considered
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.
Read full review
Bright Pattern, Inc.
As a contact centre technology vendor we have experience of many different contact centre platforms. We chose Bright Pattern Contact Center because its the best omni-channel contact centre we've ever seen, it's incredibly reliable, its hosted in-country, it has the Microsoft integrations many of our customers want, we can integrate with virtually any CRM or ITSM system and the platform offers a vast feature set.
Read full review
Scalability
Alvaria, Inc (Aspect Software + Noble Systems)
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
Very flexible and will scale without any intervention from my team. Scaling at the carrier/telco layer is handled by Bright Pattern, if you use their offered telecom
Read full review
Return on Investment
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.
Read full review
Bright Pattern, Inc.
  • We saved customers between 30% - 40% of the cost of their current omnichannel contact center solutions when we implemented Bright Pattern Contact Center
  • Very quick to implement so we are able to service more customers with same number of staff
Read full review
ScreenShots

Bright Pattern Contact Center Screenshots

Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of