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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.
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ClickSoftware

ClickMobile can be implemented in virtually any organization that has a need for a Mobile Workforce Management system. The only real limitations or concerns will be with the backend hardware architecture. Sectors that have really seen the best utilization of the software are ones that have a dynamic service schedule and need to be extremely flexible with their customers service needs. In a day where customer service is so important to an organizations ability to remain the market leader it is extremely important for an organization to consider implementing a mobile solution. For organizations that already have a mobile management solution in place it is critical that they continuously reevaluate the system in order to remain competitive in their market and drive down operational costs. Change can be difficult for many organizations and the buy-in from the Field resources, who will ultimately be utilizing the mobile solution on a daily basis, will be critical when implementing something like ClickMobile. If the field resources are not able to accept a change to process then Change Management needs to take place during the implementation. It is generally a good rule to begin Change Management at the beginning of any large project, such as one where a mobile solution is being introduced.
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Pros

  • 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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  • ClickMobile allows for real-time updates from the field. The devices don't need to be within the organizations domain to communicate with the back-end database. This makes updating work order information much less cumbersome since VPN connections are not necessary for mobile field workers
  • Store-and-forward capability of the Mobile applications allow users to make updates to a work order even when they don't have an internet/data connection. They can make their changes and rest assured that they will be recorded to the organizations database when internet connection is restored.
  • ClickMobile Touch makes the BYOD a reality as the application is device agnostic and will run on any browser that supports HTML5.
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Cons

  • Easier usability. Aspect has been working with Microsoft to make the platform look and feel more like any other MS Office Product, but there is much room for improvement.
  • Drag and Drop features would be a useful option. Allowing schedules to be modified by drag and drop segments, would improve the speed at which changes occur.
  • MS Outlook integration, where schedule changes can be emailed automatically to agents.
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  • At times updates from may take a while to come back to the main database. This is generallly because of a loss of internet connectivity due to poor data coverage from cell towers or Wi-Fi networks.
  • Organizational IT policies of network architecture/DMZ/Firewalls may add to the challenges of deploying ClickMobile outside of the organization domain, thus allowing field resources the ability to access relevant work order data without connecting the company network via VPN. This can usually be overcome with quality solution design and implementation.
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Likelihood to Renew

Aspect Workforce Management8.5
Based on 6 answers
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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ClickSoftware8.5
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As of right now there is not a alternative that seems to offer all of the functionality with a vision of what is needed in the future. It is my belief that ClickSoftware will remain a leader in Mobile Workforce Management for a long time.
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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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Online Training

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ClickSoftware7.3
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Overall the training was quite informative but did lack detail in some areas. It had all of the necessary content for an experience product user but didn't offer enough information for a new user to complete the training and then feel comfortable in real-world situations running or managing the software. I would recommend this course for anyone with at least 1 year of full-time exposure to the ClickSchedule product.
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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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ClickSoftware has been the leader in the Garner Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management for 4 years. This designation by Gartner has identified ClickSoftware's product and service as both innovative and most able to execute. ClickSoftware have brought new technologies to the Mobile Workforce and helped many companies around the world become more efficient and proactive, instead of remaining reactive, to their customer's service and scheduling needs.
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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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  • Generally, when customers adopt ClickMobile along with a solid Change Management approach and strong business analysis to streamline processes they can experience a more efficient workforce within the first two weeks of going live with the product. Based on your organizations needs the ROI can be realized in as little as 3 months of implementation.
  • Changing processes is bound to bring out the nay-sayers in the organization. This can result in making some of the best field resources in the organization unhappy and that may bring down productivity. For this reason it is extremely important to really take the Field resources opinions on the matter into consideration.
  • Time-to-service, as a KPI generally increases when a product like ClickMobile is introduced to an organization. When coupled with a strong scheduling program like ClickSchedule the realized customer satisfaction and efficiency of the scheduling department and Field workforce is exponential.
  • Mobile solutions like ClickMobile give organizations an new, highly detailed way of scheduling emergency and high-priority work to the Field in a fraction of the time that most organizations do today.
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Aspect Workforce Management

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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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ClickSoftware

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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No
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