Empirix Receives 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award

Award

Empirix announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named VoiceWatch as a recipient of a 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. These awards recognize the most innovative and highest quality IP communications brought to market, or updated, in the past year.

Empirix OneSight 9.0 Released for Performance Monitoring

Agent Desktop

Empirix today announced the general availability of Empirix OneSight 9.0, a robust performance monitoring solution that includes capabilities for setting sophisticated alerts and action plans for voice quality and network systems issues, as well as contact center and unified communications application problems.

6 Frightful Contact Center Experiences

Ghosts

Like end-to-end testing, monitoring can be grouped into key categories. This will enable you to better focus on issues to get them resolved quickly, with minimal impact to the customer experience.

Top 10 Communications Systems Failures

System Failure

I’d like to share the top 10 issues Empirix has discovered while working with clients in the past 45 days. Hopefully these insights will help you think about your own communications environment and how it effects the customer experience.

The Happy Effects of a Positive Customer Experience

Positive Customer Experience

Obviously, the first step in all of this is to provide a positive customer experience. There are many ways to accomplish this. For example, be polite to your customers. Offer them products and services that make sense according to their previous purchase history. Ensure that when they call in with a question or issue, the technology involved to get them the right answer helps instead of hinders the experience. Help your customer get to the right person in a timely manner – try not to leave them hanging on hold or pressing a number via the IVR that takes them to the wrong person.

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Test, Test Again

Test Failure

In one recent test Empirix was involved with, callers were complaining about long connection times and poor voice quality during a storm. The company involved conducted a test of its SBC to better understand the origin of the issue. During the test process, the organization discovered that, while having a registration flood of 10,000 concurrent SIP registrations, SIP call setup time doubled. Moreover, jitter increased on the SBC.

End-to-End Testing to the Agent Desktop

Agent Desktop

Now that you’ve completed infrastructure, SBC and IVR testing, let’s take a look at the last segments of the end-to-end test best practice: CTI Data and Routing testing, and Agent Desktop Integration.

Voice Portal/IVR Testing

Big Data

The basic procedure is accomplished in a similar way to that of testing Applications and Voice Quality. You need to automate actual calls into the voice portal/IVR in a controlled way and measure the results at every stage. This is especially important in Unified Communications and Contact Center installations, where the structures are quite complex. Isolating performance issues at each layer enables you to speed the discovery of the source of any problem that might crop up.