Aspect Workforce Management

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Roy Huron | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Great user interface, easy to maneuver
  • The support/help functionality integrated into the application is very easy to use. From every function, overlaying support to website accessibility - very easy for users
  • The in depth details you can get from eworkforce, for forecasting you can predict and include so much detail. Makes it extremely simple to build very intricate models
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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
  • workforce app seems a little outdated and could be improved
  • more room for customization- not necessary but employees like to have a little creative outlet so it could be good to allow changes to the dashboard look
  • removing the requests from the inbox is a little time consuming- you have to delete each request manually one by one, there isn't a way to batch delete them
Rachel Honeywood | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • 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.
Wendy Fowler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • The configuration of the system is quite complex and very difficult to administer.
  • Initial training on the product is simply focused on the product and it typically not done using a customers real data. Since many customers do not have a strong background in WFM to begin with, the training should focus more on the fundamental of WFM before it dives into how to use the tool. You have to learn more about how it is best to use the tool for real world environments and not just how to click here and go there.
  • RTA has not been updated in years. It does not offer real-time schedule adherence scores and the reporting is terrible. Reporting is specific to each workspace and you lose data each time you close a workspace.
  • The shrinkage calculator feature that was added a few years ago is a great feature but very difficult to reconcile. If you are not an extreme expert with the very confusing superstate philosophy in eWFM it can be disastrous.
Jason Reaves | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • 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.
FERENC CSATLÓS; MBA, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Scenario based forecasting and staffing models (one of the primary reason why we replaced IEX tool)
  • Communication, alerts to end users; ability to set up text message functions when end users schedule is impacted
  • Ease of use
  • Back office support. Aspect needs to expand its product offerings to back office (processing) integration (forecasting and staffing)
  • Ability to combine forecasting and staffing capabilities for front office (call centers) and back office (processing) units.
  • Seamless integration with non-aspect phone systems (such as Avaya, Cisco, ...), call recording systems (Nice, Etalk...etc) and other non-Aspect solutions
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Aspect does a great job of projecting call volume and the number of employees required for each shift of the day.
  • The level of detail provided in the reports was outstanding.
  • I really liked the ability to schedule breaks and lunch based on call volume.
  • Due to the level of detail offered via statistics this program can become overwhelming for new users and especially upper management who just needs to see the highlights.

Aspect Workforce Management Scorecard Summary

What is Aspect Workforce Management?

Aspect Software headquartered in Massachusetts offers Aspect Workforce Management, a suite of software which combines call center workforce management with advanced analytics features like call recording, speech analytics, eLearning for training, data sharing for schedule optimization across call center or branch locations, and desktop analytics for monitoring and analyzing discrete actions like employee keystrokes and application usage.

The Basic, Advanced, and Enterprise tiers include increasingly advanced sets of analytics and workforce management capabilities.

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