Date: 10/03/2016, Phoenix, Arizona
- Aspect cited with the highest score in the Corporate Strategy criteria and among the top three highest scores in omni-channel capabilities and reporting and analytics
- Report recommends customers who require strong outbound and native WFO capabilities should consider Aspect Software
Aspect Software, a leading provider of fully-integrated consumer engagement, workforce optimization, and self-service solutions, announced today that Aspect® Unified IP®, the company’s comprehensive, software-based, contact center platform has been named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Contact Center Interaction Management (CCIM) for Large Contact Centers, Q3 2016 report. Forrester selected the eight most significant providers of large contact center interaction management solutions for evaluation.
Forrester assessed vendors against 40 criteria which were grouped into three high-level categories: Current offering, strategy and market presence. In the report, Forrester notes that the lines between CCIM, Workforce Optimization (WFO), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are blurring and that while anchored in voice, CCIM vendors need to ensure that they are proactively positioning themselves for non-voice channels.
Aspect has been at the forefront of the development and maturation of non-voice channels, including:
- Interactive Text Response (ITR) on SMS
- Chatbots on Facebook Messenger that are integrated with the contact center ecosystem
- Automated and agent-assisted self-service chat applications
Aspect Unified IP addresses these emerging channels by providing routing, proactive contact, and agent empowerment capabilities that connect digital-first interactions to customer transaction and interaction histories, for an effortless and personalized customer journey. Aspect Unified IP can accomplish this in on-premises, hosted, or hybrid deployment environments.
“Through personalization, self-service, and other approaches to re-inventing the customer experience, Aspect has a unique and very compelling point of view on how to address the fundamental shifts in the consumer experience market,” said Chris Koziol, Aspect President. “We are honored to be recognized as a leader in Forrester’s assessment of the contact center industry. Aspect Unified IP is a mission critical solution that tens of thousands of customer service agents, supervisors and contact center managers around the world trust on a daily basis.”
Aspect’s corporate strategy, which Forrester ranked highest of all participating vendors, entails a continual improvement and perfection of the tools necessary to delight and engage today’s consumers. Aspect Unified IP is a key building block of Aspect Via, the company’s next generation customer engagement center which offers a complete set of native customer service capabilities in the cloud.
To download a copy of the Forrester Wave: Contact Center Interaction Management (CCIM) for Large Contact Centers, Q3 2016 report go to http://www.aspect.com/forrester-wave-report-ccim.
Aspect helps enterprises break down the walls between people, processes, systems and data sources, allowing organizations to unite around the customer journey. By developing fully native interaction management, workforce optimization and self-service capabilities within a single customer engagement center, we enable dynamic, conversational interactions and create a truly frictionless omni-channel customer experience. Leveraging the agility of our worldwide cloud infrastructure and over 40 years of industry ingenuity, Aspect conveniently and easily connects questions to answers while helping enterprises keep service levels high and operational costs contained. For more information, visit www.aspect.com.
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