Time to Talk Seriously about Speech Analytics in the Contact Center

Get ready for the next big thing in contact center workforce optimization: Speech Analytics.  Even though speech analytics was introduced to the contact center industry back in 2003, Aberdeen Group reports that only about 15% of contact centers currently use speech analytics.  In its research, …


Aspect Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 Global Workforce Optimization Solutions Company of the Year Award

Aspect has long been known for its industry leading Workforce Management solutions, but until recently, other components of the Workforce Optimization (WFO) portfolio had a much lower profile.  For the past year and a half, we’ve been hard at work enhancing our WFO feature set and …


The Role of the Agent in the Gig Economy

The term “Gig Economy” (often called the “on-demand economy” or “access economy”) describes an increasingly common mode of employment popularized by companies like Uber and Lyft, in which temporary positions are the norm and organizations utilize independent contractors for short term engagements.

In the contact center, …


Aspect EQ WFO 8.2: A Major New Release of WFO Software from Aspect

Aspect is announcing the general availability of Aspect EQ Workforce Optimization 8.2, with many important new features such as gamification, high accuracy forecasting of labor in non-voice channels and much tighter integration among WFO components. Aspect EQ WFO 8.2, which includes WFM, Performance Management, Quality …


4 Key Workforce Optimization Resolutions You Need to Make for the New Year

The days of siloed workforce optimization solutions are coming to an end as the bar for WFO gets set higher and higher in the ongoing search for the holy grail of outstanding customer engagement. Fundamental changes need to be made in most legacy WFO systems …