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Aspect Workforce Management

20 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 101

Teleopti WFM

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Aspect Workforce Management

If the center I am assisting is less than 200 seats, it is not likely Aspect would make the list because of price. If the contact center is multi-media, there are other products that do a much better job forecasting requirements for emails, outbound and chat. I also don't like that it has so many modules/add-ons that you have to pay extra for. This system is well suited for larger calls centers that are multi-site but not too complex with multi-skills or media types. It would also be a much more appealing product if there was a hosted or SaaS version. it were Hosted.
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Teleopti WFM

Teleopti is great if you have a team of people that you are managing or trying to coordinate schedules between. It is great for organizations large and small.Maybe not so suited for personal calendar use
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Pros

  • Scheduling: The software not only provides ways to perform bulk scheduling and quick changes to hundreds (or thousands) of individuals at a time, it also provides optimizers for breaks, meetings, and projects; as well as shift and request bids, and a request management feature that allows automatic scheduling of vacation like segments without any user intervention after the initial setup.
  • Forecasting: The software provides many different ways to forecast. You can use user-supplied data or historical patterns. In addition, you can perform as many 'what-if' scenarios are you like to see how changes will affect your forecast and see how real-time schedule changes will impact the intra-day forecast before proceeding.
  • Adherence: The software provides several different adherence views. You can utilize RTA (Real-Time Adherence) to see what states your agents are in on the phone, as well as if they are adhering to their schedules. In addition, you can also access reports and a real-time comparison of schedules to ACD states in the core software. Agents are also able to see their historical adherence reports within a web based client, Empower.
  • Reporting: The software has a multitude of reports which can be set up with a feature called autorun to be automatically e-mailed or exported to a directory however often you need them to be. The filtering capabilities are vast, and if you have crystal reports you can create your own custom reports as well.
  • Security: The security features in the software are very detailed and advanced. Almost everything can be locked down, even the smallest of features. For example, if you do not want an agent to see bereavement in a schedule you can lock that. As many profiles can be created as are necessary.
  • Empower: The Empower module is a web-based application that provides wonderful functionality for agents and supervisors alike. Agents can view their schedules and make requests for schedule changes. They can also see their adherence, and even their personal account balances.
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  • Teleopti provides the ability to schedule meetings at the most optimal time with very little work from the end user. It prevents huge scheduling conflicts that may typically occur in other scheduling softwares.
  • Allows for flexible staffing that works with employee preferences and business needs. This is a system that remains fair and managable and that in itself is a rare feature.
  • The tool is color coded, very customizable, and most importantly easy to read and manipulate with drag and drop features.
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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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  • Sometimes the features can look very similar or can be very minimal in the requests tools so it is very easy to make user mistakes (not swapping a field from the default or forgetting to check a box)
  • I tried integrating this calendar with Google Calendar and it never updates the same day when changes are made. It seems like it always take 24 hours to update in other interfaces.
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Likelihood to Renew

Aspect Workforce Management8.5
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If I were in a position to use this type of software again, Aspect would be at the top of my list. The biggest factors I would consider would be the size and culture of the call center where it would be used.
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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

This was the first and only scheduling software that I had any experience with. I was not involved in the selection process, only the implementation and on going support.
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I have worked for other smaller companies that have just used excel sheets to manage scheduling and it was a complete mess. This is a complete and utter 180 in that scheduling is so simplified and creates/causes basically zero conflict among staff.
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Return on Investment

  • Aspect Workforce Management, when used as designed did a wonderful job of reducing wait times for customers.
  • This software also reduced the amount of time that too many employees were sitting around with no calls waiting.
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  • Teleopti has increased the efficiency of our department and made scheduling more consistent for employees.
  • Our team has been able to adjust staffing levels to address business levels instead of hiring more staff and just being overstaffed unnecessarily.
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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
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Teleopti WFM

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