While the merits of cloud solutions are widely understood, many of today’s enterprise businesses continue to power client communications with old tried-and-true legacy systems, such as Cisco or Avaya, which have proven to deliver exceptional security and service quality, while facilitating compliance with the latest regulatory standards. But as consumers continue to demand fast and effortless service, many businesses are recognizing the need to adopt a more flexible solution capable of integrating various systems (CRM, Service Management, Call Center Software) and communication channels (voice, email, chat), breaking down departmental siloes, and scaling as quickly as client needs dictate—capabilities only the cloud can truly deliver. And this has left many wondering—must businesses give up the security benefits of the “old” to gain the flexibility benefits of the “new”?
Not so fast
As simple and appealing as replacing old legacy communications platforms with cloud solutions may seem, full-fledged migrations are rarely practical or cost-effective. And while new investments often default to cloud solutions, many businesses still recognize the benefits on-premise platforms provide as it relates to security, quality of service, compliance, and reliability. Simply put—legacy systems aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon. But how can those organizations that wish to continue utilizing premise-based solutions more effectively adapt to the changing customer service landscape?
Merging the tried-and-true with the sleek-and-flexible
The solution?—converging an enterprise’s existing on-premise systems and infrastructure with a cloud-based communications platform, such as 3CLogic’s, to create a “hybrid” solution, a more versatile and practical answer for today’s enterprise businesses. So what are the benefits of merging the two? First and foremost, businesses no longer will be forced to increase investments in their legacy systems (Cisco, Avaya, etc.) to add agents into their contact center, and will instead enjoy the benefits of a pay-per-use business model with enhanced scalability delivered through cloud. Users can also unify all solutions and communication channels under a single roof, breaking down departmental siloes while enhancing agents’ ability to deliver quality service. And with the ability to maintain control over the underlying network, voice quality, and connectivity, and keep existing security protocols intact, businesses no longer have to give up the reliability of their on-premise systems for cloud’s flexibility—they can have the best of both worlds.
Publish Date: May 6, 2016
Alvaria Workforce (formerly Aspect Workforce Management) is a high-performance contact center software solution that provides the forecasting, planning, scheduling, employee self-service and real-time agent tracking to ensure that all agents and supervisors are productive, engaged in their work and delivering an exceptional customer experience.
Noble ShiftTrack WFM
Maximize the efficiency of your contact center and meet/exceed customer expectations with workforce engagement tools that help you accurately forecast workloads, match the right resources to your needs and keep agents motivated. More than just scheduling agents and tracking shifts, Noble’s ShiftTrack WEM solutions optimize labor costs, manage capacity more effectively and improve service levels.
Calabrio ONE offers contact centres the complete toolset to unlock the tremendous value buried within customer interaction data and use it to transform the entire business. One seamless solution combines a fully integrated workforce optimization suite with powerful voice-of-the-customer analytics tools deployed—in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid environment.
Capture every customer interaction across all channels. Extract predictive and prescriptive insights. Elevate customer experiences, improve employee engagement and increase operational efficiency. Then, extend customer-centric strategies across the business to accelerate sales, drive innovation and move your business forward.
Rated #1 by analysts and trusted by some of the biggest brands in the world, eGain Solve helps businesses design and deliver smart, connected customer journeys across social, mobile, web, and contact centers. You can sell smarter, serve better, and know more.
Eleveo WFM was designed to simplify scheduling, forecasting and adherence for commercial contact centers with 500 agents or less. The product is easy to use for supervisors who are not WFM experts, but provides value for scheduling, shift changes, schedule adherence and supports multi-channel and multi-skill requirements. Eleveo WFM was built using open source, cloud technologies but can be installed on premise, in a hybrid environment or hosted for you in AWS.
ethosIQ’s Business Process Outsourcer (BPO) Optimizer allows clients to manage their vendor contact center resources without requiring manual intervention through our manufacture-agnostic data collector processes. ethosIQ collects schedule and exception data, based on your desired parameters. Collection of data is transparent and doesn’t require intervention from either you or your vendor resource. You know your needs, and now you can manage those needs effectively, efficiently and effortlessly, using ethosIQ’s BPO Optimizer!
|7.)||Lieber & Associates|
Technology Consulting Services
Lieber & Associates provides consulting services to select, contract for, test, implement, and optimize workforce management systems. It's technology consultants have worked with all major systems and many smaller ones. Counsel is informed by several decades of WFM experience.
Agyletime Cloud Workforce Management
Agyletime is an enterprise grade true Cloud WFM and t is channel agnostic .
Its ease to Use , easier onboarding, forecasting and better scheduling.
You can integrate to CRMs such as SFDC, Zendesk, ServiceNow and others and to telephony systems such as AVAYA, CISCO, Genesys and other cloud telephony systems ; to independent Chat systems to aggregate data for WFM omnichannel forecasting, scheduling, optimisation and reporting.
SPEED & PLUS
The SPEED solution solves for service level issues while cost optimizing the environment with automation.
Provides an enhanced way to speed up & optimize invoking temporary agent skills configuration changes into the contact center environment.
Speed allows you to schedule both future changes & temporary changes that auto-revert back to the original state when scheduled time expires.
*Automated / Scheduled Temporary Agent Skills Configuration Management
*Immediate Temporary or Reoccurring Schedule Skills Configuration Changes
*Easy to Use/Operations Administration Focused
*Descriptive Monitoring Activity Dashboard
*Detailed “End to End’ Audit Trail and Perfor...
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There are powerful integrations to source interactions from anywhere and an open API to allow you to build your own.
VADS Workforce Management
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