October 11, 2012
NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE)
today announced the industry's first
mobile workforce optimization
suite, which enables customer service managers and employees access to operational and personal data at any time, from anywhere, using their mobile phone or tablet. This set of applications falls in line with NICE's vision for the engaged enterprise, helping to facilitate an atmosphere and business operation where employees interact in a more social and engaging manner for enhanced customer service and a better work environment.
The comprehensive mobile WFO suite enables managers to oversee and maintain control of operational metrics and activities in real time, regardless of their physical location. Using their mobile device, they can accomplish multiple tasks, including monitoring employee performance across KPIs (key performance indicators) and providing coaching where necessary to drive improvements. They can also perform scheduling changes, respond to time-off requests and approve or contest commissions and rewards. These mobile capabilities allow faster responses to employee, customer, and market demands, saving valuable management time and increasing employee satisfaction.
The NICE mobile WFO suite also gives employees control over their scheduling requests and access to their development plans, performance statistics and variable pay. This improves employee satisfaction and productivity by empowering them to take more ownership of their performance overall.
The latest innovation in NICE's mobile WFO capabilities is NICE Manager On-the-Go. With this tablet application, contact center managers can involve themselves in all ongoing interactions in real time, including monitoring service calls, viewing the status of their agents, understanding what is being discussed, observing customer sentiment, and identifying interactions that warrant their intervention. Managers can also intervene through conferencing or chat in order to help employees satisfy customers and shape interactions as they happen. All of this can be done while away from their workstation, allowing managers to be mobile within the contact center and to engage with agents as needed in order to resolve issues.