TMCNet:  Verint Upgrades Impact 360 Workforce Optimization Suite

[December 20, 2012]

Verint Upgrades Impact 360 Workforce Optimization Suite

Dec 20, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Verint Systems announced enhancements to its Impact 360 Workforce Optimization suite, including enhanced workflows that provide contact center staff with access to critical customer information which requires immediate action.


According to a release, customer service operations teams can make decisions with such data in order to help fulfill customer requirements; enable service delivery; and support performance changes.

In modern contact center environments, the Company said it can be a challenge to identify and understand the root cause of issues, especially those that result in decreased performance across service representatives. Verint's workforce optimization (WFO) suite helps address this need by offering business process integrations that facilitate the rapid and seamless exchange of information, using analytics and real-time alerting and notifications across the platform. With the addition of more efficient workflows, the enhancements help supervisors, managers and agents immediately identify and understand root causes that are preventing contact centers from achieving the highest level of performance, and give them the insights they need to take corrective action.

"The future of workforce optimization requires advanced analytical tools, along with software unification through alerts and notifications, to meet the growing demands faced by today's enterprises," explains Nancy Treaster, senior vice president and general manager, strategic operations, Verint Enterprise Intelligence Solutions. "With Impact 360, users have a solution that enables them to gain an unprecedented enterprise view of workforce performance by leveraging a unified WFO suite to streamline processes, uncover opportunities and enhance service, sales and satisfaction. The playing field is once again evolving with Impact 360's customer-centric WFO capabilities, and our forward-thinking customers are leading the way." Verint noted that the latest enhancements to Verint's Impact 360 Workforce Optimization software facilitate a greater and more rapid understanding of root cause, such as saving valuable time and providing answers to influence performance and change behavior.

-One-click access to relevant customer interactions. Frontline supervisors and managers can benefit from one-click access to the most relevant recorded interactions from employee scorecards, and can then assign coaching and eLearning as needed. This helps to identify agents that are negatively impacting a customer satisfaction key performance indicator (KPI) and provide development opportunities to affect agent performance.

-Instant replay of agent interactions. The timeline report in Verint's Impact 360 Desktop and Process Analytics solution displays recorded interactions, providing context to help understand the root cause of employee desktop behavior. By replaying the relevant interactions, managers and supervisors can get a complete picture of what users are doing to pinpoint anomalous behavior.

-Visual cues from recorded calls. With a transcript that provides visual identification of words and categories used throughout a customer interaction, call evaluators can navigate to relevant parts without having to listen to the entire conversation.

-Segmentation and interaction targeting. Users can analyze customer interactions based on customer and/or business segmentation that have been pre-defined to categorize calls based on issues crucial to the organization-such as customer type, customer lifetime value, product or services used and/or survey response scores.

-Insight to process failures. Analysts can determine where the actual execution of a process is failing or perhaps reaching sub-optimal status. This can help organizations identify the correct measures of performance and put metrics in place that drive success at the overall operation level, as well as help ensure the optimal customer experience.

Businesses can uncover valuable, previously undiscovered information by using Impact 360 to investigate real-time alerts and notifications. Take into consideration the thousands of transactions occurring every day, as well as the multiple staff members across the enterprise. These groups need to know how to manage information effectively and get it to the right person and teams at the right time. Verint's alert notifications provide organizations with a logical analytics-driven method to identify areas that change or require rapid attention, designate owners to guarantee action is taken and manage insights to build predictive workflows.

The supporting enhancements and specific features, as described by the Company, include: -User-defined alerting. Based on user-defined rules, an alert is triggered to notify designated users that a contact or an evaluation was added or removed from a flagged workflow folder requiring their attention.

-KPI-driven alerting. When a KPI falls below an acceptable threshold, an alert is triggered to notify designated users that action is required.

-KPI-driven coaching. When an employee's performance KPI falls below an unacceptable level, an "out or range alert" is triggered and a coaching session is automatically scheduled for the employee via the software's workforce management scheduling capability.

-Speech-triggered alerting. When a specific word or phrase is detected in a customer interaction, an alert is triggered and the designated employees are notified. This real-time response provides an opportunity to identify issues and create workflows to immediately address the issues that impact customer satisfaction before more customers are impacted.

Verint is a company focusing on Actionable Intelligence solutions and value-added services.

More information: www.verint.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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