I was able to escape the blizzard-like conditions of New England winter for three sunny days in Las Vegas to attend the Avaya International User Group. Despite the recent restructuring announcement by Avaya, more than …
Empirix, Inc., the recognized leader in contact center assurance and end-to-end network performance visibility, today announced that its VoiceWatch cloud-based monitoring service detected a service disruption in one of the nation’s largest toll-free networks and notified affected Empirix customers within seconds of the disruption occurring.
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.
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.
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.
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.