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Aspect Workforce Management

20 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 101

Calabrio ONE

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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Aspect Workforce Management

Aspect Workforce Management works well in both small and large contact center environments. Administration of the product is relatively simple and straight forward, allowing for less downtime and improved system issue turnaround time
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Calabrio ONE

Calabrio does a good job of tracking intra-day trends and forecasting based on past trends. Performing multiple changes to schedules or making comples adjustments for an entire center is a place where Calabrio has room for improvement
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Pros

  • Long range forecasting as well as forecasting using multiple models.
  • Schedule Testing - Being able to test your current or proposed schedules against various forecasts.
  • Real-Time Tracking, a lot of insight is given around if an agent was available and when.
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  • Calabrio's greatest asset is it's simplicity and usability. We are able to quickly train employees on the usage of the software and have them up and running on certain functions within day of introducing it to them.
  • The intra-day staffing in the WFM module does a good job of tracking intra-day volume patterns that would be tedious to track in a spreadsheet.
  • The dashboards in Kronos gives agents a quick view of many of the stats that they will be measured against.
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Cons

  • I'm big on visuals, so I think the color scheme/font could be better - with all the money that went in to this application, a few more dollars could be used to make it look more appealing
  • Quick access, instead of launching x y z to get in. If it was easier on click to get in, it would have been great.
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  • Our Version 9.3 needs a lot of improvement with sorting, filtering capabilities that I believe later versions address.
  • Version 9.3 does not send notice emails to agents when a schedule has been changed. Our former software did. I believe newer versions have this feature.
  • No "what if" function or module to test schedules/forecasts without Agents seeing their own schedules. If you want to "play with" scenarios, you have to use a time frame/schedule far into the future to prevent Agents from seeing this. I don't believe any of the newer versions have addressed this problem/issue.
  • Agents are not able to submit Shift Preferences in Calabrio. Our former WFM software had that capability. Now I have to record Agents' preferences on an Excel spreadsheet and schedule regular intervals for which they can submit their preferences.
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Likelihood to Renew

Aspect Workforce Management8.5
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I do not currently use the product. My clients do and it is a good tool if you use it the right way.
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Usability

Aspect Workforce Management8.0
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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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Support

Aspect Workforce Management8.0
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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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Implementation

Aspect Workforce Management9.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

One of the primary reason why we selected Aspect eWFM solution was because of the scenario based modeling functionality. In other solutions (such as IEX, Blue Pumpin..etc) this functionality is not available. In our industry it was critical to be able to use scenario based modeling and quickly react the call volume spikes.
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They are very similar in many areas. Reporting is about the same, and I can see why some people may go for the bigger names. But one of the things that I have noticed that has made a difference is the way that the tool evolves with you. A lot of the features that Calabrio has have been incorporated from feedback from users like us. The other two, they do receive some feedback, but the input the customers have is minimal. I have been on calls where Calabrio discusses their roadmap with us and we could see which items were good, which ones could improve, and some features we wanted to see. Then, the next release or two you would see some of those items. When you add that to the great customer support they provide, it truly feels like you have a partner and you are not just another number.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • We are currently working on meeting our business objectives through the use of Calabrio.
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Aspect Workforce Management

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Calabrio ONE

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details