- Optional features that can be enabled
- Disaster save using different locations for the PBX servers in a WAN / LAN setup
- The solution can grow and shrink with the size of the organisation.
- The solution seemless integrates with our Latitude platform.
- Secure IVR integration.
- The integrated Analyser is not very good and to manual to tune and maintain.
- The workforce management should integrate better with the outbound dialler.
- Integration with more and different CRM systems
- More out of the box plug-ins for Workforce Management systems.
- PureConnect is a true, flexible, all-in-one out-of-the-box solution for your contact center needs
- With this being a true all-in-one it is a reduced cost of ownership vs other platforms on the market
- PureConnect seamlessly integrates with several CRM and WFM tools out of the box unlike other platforms on the market you need custom programing to hook in to these offerings
- Whitepapers, technical documents: there can be a more robust knowledge base with clearer documentation. We have found at time of implementation we hit a wall as the document is missing some items
- More robust out of the box reporting ( which i feel is coming with some of the webinars we have seen with the new analytics
- A way to rename users, wokgroups, schedules or other items on the fly. IE once you create something you have to remove it and start again as you can not rename an object in Interaction Administrator
- PureConnect is able to have customized code built to help achieve specific requirements for company-specific needs.
- The administrative, supervisory, and user interfaces are straightforward, and can also be customized at a group or individual level.
- PureConnect has been quite stable, which is required for a call centre platform.
- There are extensive help files and documentation to aid the users, which reduces the need for support tickets.
- For members of our User Support team to be able to submit support tickets to Genesys, they are forced to complete a full week of training, including several subjects and systems that they don't even have access to as part of their role. Example: Before they can submit a ticket for "nobody is able to login", they must have completed course content for "Configuring Attendant IVR Menus", which is not related to their job. This has caused us to have only one person (Master Administrator) to be able to submit support requests, and the rest of the support team has to contact that person to submit them. Not great for a 24/7 contact centre.
- The licensing and contract details are disjointed. There is no proper/direct map from what is on the contract to what is configured in the system, and some items can only be "name user" licenses, which is quite difficult to deal with if your other items are "concurrent user" licenses.
- Requests relating to their online portals tent to take an abnormally long time to resolve, such as resetting a user password, sometimes with no success.
B2B, B2C, HR & Service Ops users.
- Seamless interaction processing, highly configurable & complex intelligent routing of huge call volumes.
- Distributed platform architecture in a cloud - always operating within very high SLA.
- Reasonable API integration with other third party products such as Salesforce, Aspect, Nice, Nuance & more.
- Great genuine support & professional services offering solutions and customizations.
- Limited real time and WFM out of the box capabilities required additional customization and integration with third part products to meet the business operations.
- Somehow complicated licensing model limits the transparency on the actual usage in real time.
- Great dependency on Genesys engineering and development teams due to the restricted access to the distributed architectural components in the cloud.
- Web RTC capabilities are still lagging behind.
So we have external users of the platform handling various types of interactions and we have a portfolio of automated services running on the platform -- self services on the IVR and Bot on the Chat.
- Open - easy to integrate with other applications of the applicative landscape
- Reporting/Monitoring : capacity to make value from the information collected
- Efficient support of the new interaction channel as the social media
- Voice analytics
For this reason, it's an appropriate solution for recurrent and stable activities.
But once we speak about volatile, specific, creative solutions, we need to look to solutions like Twilio.
- All subsystems integrated in one server. Less server deployments.
- Easily customizable using Handlers.
- Organized Technical Support and proper escalation process.
- Lack of social media integration to PureConnect.
- Lack of Omnichannel enhancement.
- Lack of automation, AI bot, AI voice bot.
- The reliability of PureConnect is fantastic with the redundant servers pairs.
- The system is very flexible, there are very few business work flows that I cannot accommodate with native functionality.
- The integration with Salesforce is a must around our company and PureConnect has a very clean product to connect to Salesforce.
- They are still in the process of migrating the supervisor and admin tools to an online environment. It is a bit cumbersome to support my supervisors connecting to a remote desktop to get what they need.
- Support is at times slow to respond on more difficult cases.
- Reporting tools are also still not in an online environment and the reporting tool they currently have is pretty limited in the quantity of data that can be pulled in one report.
There have been a few teams that balked at the license cost and sacrificed the features they had been after.
- Intelligently routes customer calls to the most experienced agents.
- Interaction Process Automation allows us to streamline business processes and manage the work.
- Call recording allows us to perform quality assurance on our agents to ensure they are handling the customer the best way possible.
- None, this product does everything we need it to do and so much more!
- Extensive ability to customize the solution and integrate it with other platforms
- Stable platform with regular releases and patches
- One of the most powerful contact center platforms in the industry
- Ability to perform intrusive testing and debugging to troubleshoot issues
- PureConnect has (for the last few years) suffered for lack of focus due to the emphasis placed on PureCloud and other cloud initiatives
- WebRTC has not yet been added to the solution
- The PureConnect architecture is dated and needs to be updated
- Multi-modal interactions that can smoothly flow from one media type to another but are viewed as a seamless single conversation
- New call flow interface to replace Attendant that would make handlers obsolete but still allow for custom subroutines and custom event handlers
- Completion of webification initiatives for feature parity with the web client, supervisor, and administrative applications
- Fully baked enterprise feature set
Genesys PureConnect Review: ""The best all-in-one solution for the modern call center, PureConnect is great""
- The system is very stable and simply works.
- Solid IVR and ACD engine.
- Possibility to customize and facilitate administration, growth is easily achieved.
- Better integration with the low-end SQL server
- Some functions such as Softphone, report automation tool, or marquee are causing many problems and difficulties for its use.
- Support may take a long time to reach a resolution.
- High availability solutions such as the creation of reflections.
Interactive intelligence has a very reliable product. This has allowed us to focus on our main business in the place of guard constantly in a system that breaks all the time. It just works.
We are a fully on premise customer, so we do not use CaaS (or PureConnect Cloud as it is more recently referred to). We're using various aspects of self service to allow customers to access information 24x7 even from groups that are only staffed M-F during regular business hours including various different webservice integrations.
In addition to the traditional call channel, we are also using chat and inbound email across multiple organizations. With the ease of deployment of PureConnect's current chat (and the migration to the hosted wigets coming in the future) chat is a breeze to have up and running. We also have one agency using agentless outbound dialing for specific functions such as reminders and receipt notifications.
- PureConnect's customization through the c# API, web API and handlers is fairly welcoming to customization with a fair amount of supporting documentation.
- The dial plan in PureConnect is one of the best laid out that I have seen in a contact center product. It is very readable.
- The ability to farm out responsibilities like agent onboarding and terms to department level users through granular security is a real timesaver.
- The ease of setup of the platform of itself is practically unheard of in the call center space. Simple Windows wizards with easy to follow documentation and you can very easily have an environment that can pass BFT.
- The hub and spoke model of services employed by the core engine of pureconnect is very reliable.
- Genesys development strategy over the years has allowed the platform to become somewhat stagnant. Too much emphasis was put on PureCloud which is not an adequate replacement for PureConnect and the platform was only given bug fixes for a few years.
- The built in voicemail function feels like an afterthought and requires user action to complete polling for messages.
- They take far to long to address very basic SCRs (change requests for bugs) unless they are service impacting.
- Their entry level support has degraded somewhat since the acquisition.
If you are looking for something reliable, the platform definitely has matured in expected uptime as long as you regularly maintain the servers hosting the application.
If you are a small customer, the platform will likely be cost prohibitive. While core pricing may be attractive; ever increasing maintenance fees and the amount of licensing needed to do anything within the platform can easily make the price unrealistic.
If you are looking for a super mature platform with all of the bells and whistles, this is not the platform for you either. You would likely want the flagship Genesys product (PureEngage).
- Call routing is easy to build and use and delivers really well to keep call waits under control while still delivering the calls to the right people.
- The IPA add-on has been great for us to manage our off the phone administration tasks. We have noticed an increase in productivity and resolution times.
- Support is great for this product and the knowledge base is really comprehensive. Makes solving issues yourself really easy and if you cant support is always quick to respond.
- The IVR build has been hard for the rest of the business to follow. If they don't have a technical background they find the interface hard to follow and use.
- Upgrade waiting times are too long and always getting pushed back. A better way to handle these would be good.
Due to the fact that this platform is delivered out of our European Data centre for many locations in Europe, it helps me to manage one service to all my sites in Europe. Standardization of my infrastructure and having the opportunity to share implementations based on best-practices available for all my sites and all my users is a big benefit. Besides this fact, it helps me to get a good leverage of related infrastructure (likes telephone lines and minutes), CTi integrations with CRM-applications (like Salesforce, Oracle serviceCloud and Microsoft Dynamics as examples), and last but not least it helps me to innovate faster- and smarter. If we have realized a new innovation, it will be available for all of my sites.
- Manage all my contacts within the multi-channel arena.
- Helps me to provide 100% call center functionalities (recording; agent screen scripting; CTi-integrations; speech analytics etc).
- Get the best out of volume (smart platform to create sharp outbound minutes).
- Innovate smart, easy to deploy.
- Adapt more innovations out of the box.
- Integrating multiple channels into one solution.
- Constantly evolving the product to meet user and market demands.
- Lots of opportunity to customise the solution.
- Great focus on partnering with customers.
- Better reporting and dashboards. They are working on this.
- Better visibility on license usage
- Covers all the bases, one shop tool that can do everything.
- Strong forecasting and analysis capabilities
- Flexible product that can easily be configured to handle everything from simple to complex contact centre environments.
- Genesys refuses to directly support their own software, rather selling via a retailer (generally a telecommunications company). These retailers are supposed to add value, however all they do is add cost. They arent experts so the user has to often work out what is wrong for them before they can fix it.
- Example, the automated leave system needs several steps to set it up and get it running. I happen to have an expert in the system who knows all those steps, so when they told us "the error is on our side" we were able to tell them exactly where to go to switch on auto approvals and fix the problem.
- When we need issues resolved, the retailer doesn't want to take that to Genesys because they will have to pay for the help. Meanwhile the retailer doesn't know how to fix an issue but is charging for their services.
- Many functions are stripped back from the ultimate product because the retailer has chosen not to support them, or is yet to learn how to support them.
- Genesys happily try to sell you more add on to the packages, but don't confirm that the retail partner can actually handle that.
- Every problem we have had is been due to the retail partnership. Love the product when you get it direct from Genesys... otherwise the experience is quite simply horrible. I have now met and talked to 7 different corporate users who report the same issues.
- Advanced customization - Waiting times, queue management, call back, it's inclusive
- Customization. If you need any unusual solution for a contact center that is run differently than the norm, Genesys can get it done
- Sometimes the code pushes can be a bit disruptive
- Support is so-so. As they grow this seems to be a tough issue
- By being able to communicate faster issues are solved in a timely manner.
- Managing SLA's and call volumes are easier and giver better overall data analysis.
- Total ROI is worth using this product for what you can get out of it.
- As with any system there could always be more customization available.
- Some of the initial setup could use better wording.
- It's a very adaptable system
- It is intuitive and "understands" the human frame of mind
- It is complex in character but simple to use as an interface
- Currently, it is overwhelming to get up and running in our organization, but I think this will diminish over time
- It is expensive
- Perhaps a better implementation process
- Reporting and analytics: extensive data capturing, which - in turn - can help drive insights into customer use, satisfaction, and optimization strategy.
- Genesys PureConnect's integrations with other platforms (including CRM systems) is excellent.
- Extensive documentation is available on the platform's use, development, and integration requirements.
- I'd love to see improvements in process automation - to make the interaction process more streamlined or intuitive to setup.
- Integrations with new and emerging technologies: a lot of the big platforms are available for integration, but more rapid development to stay abreast of different communication platforms would be great.
- Scalability! PureConnect is great for mid-large size companies, but having an iteration readily implemented onto a small business (
Customer service is excellent and provides rapid insight/fixes to problems: responsiveness is a huge win for Genesys.
Genesys PureConnect Review: "Interaction Center brings a powerful and distributed architecture to communications for the enterprise"
The Interaction Center product solves many business communications issues by offering an extremely robust and feature rich communications platform for businesses of all sizes.
This platform is particularly impressive for call centers, and there is a huge presence of this in the Credit Union space and on top of delivering great functionality natively, it also has many customization points for special applications.
- Innovation - they are frankly one of the most innovative companies I have experienced and constantly try to stay ahead in the new feature race
- Expanded to being an industry leader along with the big communication platforms in only 10 years, and have entered the desired Gartner magic quadrant for business. Competing with the big boys now!
- Strong VAR relationship for this organization. Really stress the partnership in serving the client, and have done so ever since we have been in business selling Interactive Intelligence.
- Our company sells NO OTHER communication platform we are so much in support of the Interaction Center platform.
- Really focused on the "Customer Experience" fully.
- More rapid bug detection and methods to address. They are currently working on changing the update process to be more "mainline" and avoid large disruptive upgrades
- Better documentation of the changes technologically for the engineers to follow
- Better rapid training for new support engineers as they grow rapidly.
- Reporting is always a chief concern for any organization, and PureConnect has needed some changes in this way. Luckily with the acquisition by Genesys, they are making huge investments in many areas of the product, but in particular reporting is being revamped this year.
This is a great product, and I have seen so many businesses succeed using it!
- Integration with CRM system is easy.
- Remote stations solves a lot of roadwarios out serving our customers
- One server for all functions, not a whole farm of servers doing one thing only. This solution just need one.
- Reports are not perfect. We use some own SQL scripts to get what we want out of the system.
- Routing decisions upon customer data entries
- DB lookup and routing
- Create customer handlers to adapt customer business needs
- The call flow creation via Attendant is a bit "Old school". Using a graphical interface to create call flows is industry standard by now, such as with PureCloud.
Genesys PureConnect Review: "Used to be good. Now not so much. Guess you do not want your customers."
- The only thing done well, as it relates to Latitude, is the people at the support desk. They are amazing and work well with the tools they have. In my experience with Genesys, this is all that is done well.
- Everywhere. You do not have one Latitude customer that is satisfied with the level of service received from Genesys. We thought Interactive Intelligence was bad. Genesys has taken it down to a lower level.
- Genesys needs to commit to either selling Latitude to a company that wants to provide the upgrades and support it needs, or update its level of support on the product. The product is dying thanks to the negligence from Interactive Intelligence and Genesys.
- Upgrades are smooth. This product has been around long enough to have this process matured into a doable event without any major downtime.
- ACD routing is accurate and easily adjustable. I can easily configure how I want my calls, emails, chats, etc. delivered.
- The software as a whole is very flexible. I can buy just the parts and pieces my company wants to use.
- Interaction Attendant could use some love. Getting information from a database is easy yet very basic. If I want to get creative with my SQL selection I've either got to do it in a lot of steps or use Interaction designer.
- They seem to change how they handle reporting often. They are good about making past methods still work after and upgrade but it causes my reports to be in various styles and versions rather than a consistent platform.
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About Genesys PureConnect
Genesys PureConnect is a contact center platform for multichannel interactions, offered with a choice of deployment models – as a cloud-based service, on-premise, or a managed service. This solution includes IP telephony that extends scalable, application-rich IP PBX and messaging functionality throughout the enterprise. Additionally, this platform includes business process automation to automate multi-step people-centric processes, and document management solutions designed to handle extensive information volumes. This is the version of the Genesys Customer Experience Platform geared towards mid-sized companies.
The vendor says their industry solutions are complete and tailored with expertise in accounts receivable management, financial institutions, government agencies, the insurance industry, and outsourcers. The vendor also says their SIP based all-in-one IP platform unifies communications and is designed to meet the needs of a contact center, and enterprise as well as remote and mobile workforces. According to the vendor, the SIP based platform provides an alternative to the complexity of hardware-centric, multipoint systems. With their single integrated platform, users get ACD and multichannel queuing, IP PBX capability, screen and call recording, predictive dialing, voice mail and unified messaging, business process automation, document management, interactive voice response (IVR), speech recognition, workforce management, voice over IP (VoIP), and eServices.
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