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Score 8.4 out of 101
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Score 7.8 out of 101

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.
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Five9

Well suited:Environments that don't require texting, and where users are highly technical and able to troubleshoot on your own. We've found that we need an internal tools manager AND an expert on each sales/support team to successfully onboard new team members and ensure current team members know how to use the tool.Not well-suited
  1. Organizations that rely on texting.
  2. Organizations with low tech literacy on their teams.
  3. Organizations with little ability to manage tools like this.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Contact Center Software

Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
7.9
Agent dashboard
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
7.0
Validate callers
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
8.0
Outbound response
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
8.0
Call forwarding
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
6.0
Warm transfer
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
7.0
Predictive dialing
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
8.0
Call tracking
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
9.0
Multichannel integration
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
9.0
CRM software integration
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
9.0

Workforce Optimization (WFO)

Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
8.9
Inbound call routing
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
9.0
Recording
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
9.0
Quality management
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
8.6
Call analytics
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
9.0
Historical reporting
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
9.0
Live reporting
Aspect Workforce Management
Five9
9.0

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.
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Five9

  • Availability- Five9 has servers in multiple regions and an entire team monitoring 24/7 to make sure we do not have down time.
  • Scalability- We can quickly increase our licenses up and down based on the needs of our clients.
  • Security- We do not have to worry about security.
  • Quality of voice- we are able to use Five9's soft phones and sustain a high quality of voice.
  • Single code set and cloud based software as a service. Competitors we looked at were typically more of a collection of applications.
  • Speed/Ease of use- We can manage Five9 with a single administrator vs an IT department.
  • Compliance- for outbound dialing compliance is built in. We also use their TCPA solution for dialing cellular phones.
  • Future proof: Five9 continues to invest in making their virtual contact center better. This in turn makes our service offering stronger.
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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.
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Five9

  • Java based desktop application is a pain to keep updated.
  • The user interface for the agent desktop application is clunky and outdated. It could use a facelift.
  • The help center for documentation isn't well organized and the documentation needs substantial editing.
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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.
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Five9

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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.
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Five9

No score
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Support

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.
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Five9

No score
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Implementation

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.
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Five9

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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.
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Five9

Five9 has some of the same features as competitors but offers other features that help users better complete their tasks. This could be tasks such as putting calls on hold, logging calls and reports, and multitasking on the system platform. Overall, Five9 feels very easy to use compared to other software.
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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
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Five9

  • Positive: No need for on-premises equipment, which saves money.
  • Positive: No need for internal maintenance, which saves IT services time.
  • Positive: Fast deployment, switched from an outdated on-premises solution to Five9 easily.
  • Negative: Support services -- we had issues that were not resolved for weeks.
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Pricing Details

Aspect Workforce Management

General

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

Five9

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

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