Taking the Workforce Management Cloud Market by Storm

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Workforce management is the most fundamental and commonly used of the workforce optimization software components.  Historically it’s been an on-premises application, but the past few years have seen some lower functionality WFM solutions delivered from the public cloud.  Aspect is about to turn the workforce …

Why You Need to Upgrade Your Aspect WFM System: Workforce Management Excellence, Part III

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For decades, Aspect Workforce Management has been ranked among the top 3 solutions available on the market. Pelorus Associates recently published a report confirming that Aspect is, in fact, the #1 provider of workforce management systems world-wide. That distinguished award did not happen by accident.  …

Workforce Analyst Enhancements You Will Need by 2020: Workforce Management Excellence, Part II

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Workforce management is an integral part of the agent’s work environment, but agents see only the end-result of a complex planning process managed by contact center workforce analysts. These experts are steeped in the nuances of forecasting models, workforce labor categories and expected labor shrinkage. …

Contact Center Leaders: Are Your Managers Ready for Black Friday?

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The holidays might be considered to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for contact center managers the end of year blitz can be a tremendous tribulation. As explained in Part 1 of this series, year-end sales are anticipated to surge as consumers …

Contact Center Leaders: Are Your Agents Ready for the Holiday Rush?

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The weather may be cooling off, but for contact center personnel things are just heating up. The end-of-year holiday festivities to come over the next few months are sure to bring joy to households around the world, but a confluence of factors related to seasonal …

5 Agent Engagement Enhancements You Must Have: Workforce Management Excellence, Part I

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Workforce Management (WFM) is a bedrock technology upon which most contact centers have relied for years. But agent expectations are evolving. It’s time to rethink the workforce management software features you need to ensure high agent morale, productivity and quality.

The contact center agent population is …

Improving the Contact Center Agent Experience – On the Job

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Your organization relies on contact center agents to engage customers with positive, helpful and accurate customer service. In order to provide that level of support, agents are generally required to go through rigorous training when they’re hired. Unfortunately, many contact centers don’t conduct ongoing training …

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

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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 …