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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Aspect Workforce Management

I would say Aspect is less appropriate with smaller businesses or businesses with a smaller amount of clients. Aspect is really useful if you have a lot of customers and employees as you have to schedule the employee breaks and time off around the business needs. A lot of smaller businesses don't need that ability since they might not have the demanding customers like a lot of larger companies would have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Contact Center

Large and complex customer environments where the call flows integrate with multiple back-end systems within a customer's Data Center are a good fit for UCCE. It also caters well for customers with a widely distributed workforce that are connected via good networking links or have remote workers. Small contact centers with simplistic call flows and no future need for complexity like Biometrics and the like would do better from choosing a contact center such as Contact Centre Express or Webex CC as an example.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Contact Center Software

Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.3
Agent dashboard
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.4
Validate callers
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.8
Outbound response
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.2
Call forwarding
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.4
Click-to-call (CTC)
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.6
Warm transfer
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.5
Predictive dialing
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.6
Interactive voice response
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.7
REST APIs
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.2
Call scripts
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.9
Call tracking
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
8.0
Multichannel integration
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.8
CRM software integration
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.8

Workforce Optimization (WFO)

Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.3
Inbound call routing
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
8.1
Omnichannel inbound routing
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.3
Recording
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.0
Quality management
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.0
Call analytics
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.3
Historical reporting
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.7
Live reporting
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.2
Customer surveys
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.7
Customer interaction analytics
Aspect Workforce Management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.0

Pros

Aspect Workforce Management

  • The tool offers a great deal of flexibility in forecasting approaches. It allows you to track seasonality, growth, day of week factors, arrival patterns, store information on holidays and special events. You have the flexibility to forecast based on historical data or user defined data or a combination.
  • Although somewhat complex to configure initially, the scheduling features are also quite flexible allow you to create schedule scenarios for the most unique situations.
  • There are a great number of reports available in the tool and the tools offers you a variety of different options for pulling the same data making it much easier to analyze and trend. You can also set up routine reports to automatically run and export in a variety of different formats and save to shared drives or even email to specific users.
  • The agent interface "Empower" it also very intuitive making it easy for agents to view their schedules, request time off, participate in shift bids and view their own performance reports.
Wendy Fowler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Contact Center

  • Provides a great cradle-to-grave reporting capability of a customer journey through the Customer Contact Center.
  • Integrations with numerous third-party vendors providing the end-user several choices in vendors offering similar offerings.
  • The User community is vast, yet tight knit and collaborative spirited.
  • Documentation set is vast
  • Reliable once installed correctly and patched regularly.
James Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aspect Workforce Management

  • Some of the features can be difficult for a new user to learn. Once they have them down, the software functions wonderfully; however, the learning curve can be high.
  • While RTA is a great tool to utilize, the look has not changed in a long time. It has an 'old-school' software appearance that does not match the core system.
  • When dealing with huge sets of data (for example, changing schedules for an entire year for many agents), the software can hang for quite a while. While this is not a frequent occurence and can happen with any application, it can be frustrating for some users.
Rachel Honeywood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Contact Center

  • The Enterprise version Cisco Unified Contact Center has a lot of sunk cost involved and harder to support due to the expertise involved.
  • Licensing and ongoing support is also a huge undertaking. Licensing is hard to understand for Cisco in general. When you have created a certification for understanding Cisco Licensing maybe that is a hint to simplify your licensing instead.
  • The Express Unified Contact Center version is getting outdated and has capacity limitations. The Enterprise version is a huge undertaking to implement and get approved cost wise.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Aspect Workforce Management

Aspect Workforce Management 8.5
Based on 6 answers
Aspect as a tool and as a company are both great. Working with the Aspect team, will make you feel like you are their most important and only customer. They admit when they are at fault and are willing to offer any assistance they can. We obtained many tools from Aspect as a respected and valued customer.
Jason Reaves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Contact Center

Cisco Unified Contact Center 9.1
Based on 5 answers
if it is up to me I would maintain its use. I was not able to make those decisions previously.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Aspect Workforce Management

Aspect Workforce Management 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Rachel Honeywood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Contact Center

Cisco Unified Contact Center 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Once set up and working it is a solid platform but it does take quite a bit of up front effort from a team of knowledgeable technical staff. The script editor and management tools are pretty intuitive and the Web Reskilling tool allows agents to be re-skilled on the fly so that is useful. The MIS tool is okay, but if you really want a good MI presentation layer then you need to invest in an add-on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Aspect Workforce Management

Aspect Workforce Management 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Contact Center

Cisco Unified Contact Center 7.8
Based on 11 answers
For call centers that don't mind a little manual work and do not want integration to other products, this solution is great! Lots of data is available and the management of call center agents is easily done with the Cisco Unified Contact Center application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Aspect Workforce Management

Aspect Workforce Management 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Aspect Workforce Management

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.
FERENC CSATLÓS; MBA, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Contact Center

Unified Contact Center proved itself best with end user requirement and also best for integration perspective where we can easily mitigate complex call flow requirements.Technically it is best to understand if our terminology is clear or protocol level knowledge is perfect.Also, if we aim to integrate third party vendors for call recording, call quality management, display, historical reporting it is the best one.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aspect Workforce Management

  • Staffing cost
  • Identifying gaps in the day, using intra-days to map out and foresee trouble areas and plan for them
  • Cross functioning teams, using the tools this application has to help manage different LOB's
Roy Huron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Contact Center

  • I consider that the quality of service and functions are necessary for those who need an agent service.
  • The reporting and analysis of calls with customers help improve the satisfaction of the help provided.
  • Customers are satisfied with all the tools. The platform is complete.
Arturo Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aspect Workforce Management

General

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

Cisco Unified Contact Center

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Aspect Workforce Management
8.9
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Aspect Workforce Management
8.5
Cisco Unified Contact Center
9.1

Usability

Aspect Workforce Management
8.0
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.3

Support Rating

Aspect Workforce Management
8.0
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.8

Implementation Rating

Aspect Workforce Management
9.0
Cisco Unified Contact Center

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