Category: Communications Recording

​VPI Awarded a 2014 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

VPI EMPOWER Workforce Optimization Suite Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

Camarillo, CA (6/23/14) — VPI announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded the VPI EMPOWER Workforce Optimization Suite a 2014 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

VPI EMPOWER™ is an award-winning suite of innovative contact center applications that work in concert to help you record, analyze and optimize your workforce performance – faster and easier than you thought possible, and without breaking a bank. Every module within the VPI EMPOWER suite – from call recording,...

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New APCO NENA Quality Assurance and Improvement Standard Draft Highlights

APCO NENA Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA/QI) Standard DraftOn May 23, 2014, APCO and NENA released the first, preliminary draft of the new Standard for the “Establishment of a Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Program for Public Safety Answering Points”. 

This APCO NENA Quality Assurance standard aims to establish a long awaited quality assurance and improvement process to all of America’s 9-1-1 telecommunicators to ensure call taking and radio dispatch actions are delivered at the highest possible standard. 

We at VPI are especially grateful for the clear articulation of the ultimate purpose of the Quality Assurance function in this standard:...

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Public Safety 911 Quality Assurance: APCO Webcast Questions & Answers

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We recently hosted a Webcast with APCO on Public Safety 911 Quality Assurance Best Practices and Tools, featuring QA professionals Angela Fine from Bell County 9-1-1 Communications in Texas, Joell Kight from Fauquier County Sheriff's Office in Virginia, and Patrick Botz from VPI. There were many fantastic questions about Quality Assurance processes and standards, and VPI’s QA software.

Have another question? Just ask us.

How do different agencies use the information obtained through QA to coach and train their staff? What practical methods have been found to do this? Also what are the most...

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Latest Version of VPI EMPOWER Contact Center Quality and Performance Optimization Suite Rated 'Avaya Compliant'

  • VPI Avaya Compliant Tested Call Recording and Performance Management SoftwareCall recording, contact center performance management reporting and analytics now compliant with key Avaya communications solutions
  • Helps enterprise, government and public safety emergency contact centers optimize quality, operational performance and customer experience, while providing capabilities for compliance and risk management

VPI (Voice Print International), a leading provider of contact center performance analytics and compliance recording solutions, today announced that its VPI Empower Suite is compliant with key communications solutions from Avaya, a global provider of...

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Bell County 9-1-1 Shares Public Safety Recording and Quality Assurance Best Practices

Bell County 9-1-1 Communication Center’s mission is to provide consolidated and integrated communications for public safety entities within Bell County, Texas. The public safety recording system Bell County had in place was inefficient – communications personnel had to look for information in many different places and assemble results manually.
 
The pursuit of internal efficiency led Bell County Communications to the award-winning VPI EMPOWER 911 suite, which was implemented to record, monitor, and evaluate emergency and non- emergency communications. 
 
Bell County 9-1-1 greatly improved public...
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VPI’s New Instant Analyzers Drive Faster Access to Customer and Operational Insights

 

VPI (Voice Print International, Inc. http://www.VPI-corp.com), the world’s premier developer of Contact Center Workforce Optimization solutions, today announced new capabilities for the award winning VPI EMPOWER™ and VPI EMPOWER 911™ software suites. VPI solutions provide a unique and powerful advantage – every mix-and-match software module is enhanced with embedded analytics and workflow automation – from call recording and quality monitoring to performance management reporting and E-learning. Building upon this outstanding value proposition, VPI’s new version 5.4 now includes advanced...

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Priority Dispatch and VPI Unite to Offer the Most Advanced Quality Assurance Solution for Emergency Communication Centers

 

VPI (Voice Print International), the global leader in public safety recording, quality assurance and Coaching systems,and Priority Dispatch,  the leading  provider of emergency call taking, dispatch and training systems, today announced that they have forged a groundbreaking strategic partnership. Leveraging decades of experience and expertise, the two companies have united their award-winning, first-class technologies to provide the industry’s single most advanced, integrated quality assurance solution. The companies will be demonstrating the integrated solution at the Navigator 2013...

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VPI VirtualSource Virtual Agent Call Automation Solution Wins Ventana Research Award for Customer Technology Innovation

 

VPI (http://www.VPI-corp.com), the leading global provider of contact center workforce optimization solutions, todayannounced that Ventana Research, an esteemed benchmark research and advisory services firm, has selected VPI VirtualSource as this year’s Customer Technology Innovation Award winner. The prestigious awards distinguish pioneers that have developed clear visionary and transformative technology. The Technology Innovation Awards showcase what technology vendors have done to advance the potential of their applications and technology to drive better productivity and outcomes.

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VPI Awarded Prestigious Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Leadership Award for Intelligent Virtual Call Agents

Frost & Sullivan Virtual Call Agent AwardVPI today announced that it has been recognized with the Frost & Sullivan 2013 North American Customer Value Leadership Award for its leadership in enhancing the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service that leads to improved customer retention and, ultimately, expansion of the customer base. The award is based on Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the virtual agent application market. Virtual agents have introduced a new range of self-service capabilities into the contact center.

VPI built its reputation in the contact center workforce optimization market,...

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40 Best Practices for Better Public Safety Communications

Public Safety Best Practices ForumWe've complied 40 of the most innovative and useful best practices that were shared by the many PSAPs and experts that attended this year's regional Public Safety Best Practices Forum events and 'Top 40 Public Safety Best Practices' Webcast hosted by VPI, Priority Dispatch, Avaya, Avtec and Replay Systems

Better Hiring

1)     Schedule an ‘All-in-one-day’ Hiring Blitz – use to significantly speed up the hiring process. Job orientation, computer-based pre-employment skill tests, suitability screening assessments, application and supplemental background pre-screening questionnaire, and...

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VPI Collaborates with Other 9-1-1 and Tech Industry Experts to Successfully Test 21st Century 9-1-1 Capabilities and Features at NENA ICE8

NENA: The 9-1-1 AssociationRepresentatives from more than two dozen public safety service providers recently came together to test the features that would enable 9-1-1 centers across the country to keep pace with consumer technologies and introduce multimedia “call” capabilities, allowing  text, images, and real-time video to be sent from those in need of emergency assistance directly to 9-1-1 call takers.

This Industry Collaboration Event, dubbed “ICE 8,” focused on testing interfaces for logging of processing events and recording NG9-1-1 multimedia and call data, as well as interfaces for retrieving and reproducing...

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Boosting 9-1-1 Dispatcher Retention with Consistent Quality Assurance

911 Dispatcher Quality AssuranceBest Practices shared at the Public Safety Best Practices Forum in Washington DC, September 26, 2013

9-1-1 call taker and dispatcher recruitment, screening, training, accreditation and retention were the dominant topics at the most recent Public Safety Best Practices forum – for a good reason. Stakes are much higher than for any other customer service contact center, and so the process from the day of recruitment to the first day of active duty is longer, more stringent, and far more expensive.   The cost of training a new PSAP employee is typically estimated in the tens of thousands...

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Know The Real Truth on Agent Performance and Workforce Optimization?

And have you really done what it takes to win the battle for customers?  Check the latest article from Ventana Research to find out.  

There is a lot of buzz around deploying systems and processes for multi-channel customer communications and self-service as a path to earning customer trust, loyalty and repeat business.  That is certainly commendable…but did you know that over 90 percent of customer communications are still over the phone?  Most people continue to prefer getting help by talking to people. Yet, Ventana’s research shows that many companies are still immature in managing their...

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Getting a Handle on Top PSAP Operational Issues – Recording, Reporting, and More.

As Discussed at VPI Public Safety Best Practices Forum

Have you visited with your colleagues at VPI Public Safety Best Practices Forum in Los Angeles, on July 10th?   A lot of great, collaborative sharing of experiences and brainstorming on solving operational hurdles went on among emergency communication professionals.   One of the top issues raised was the scarcity of time available to review recorded calls and to study reports.  Another was the problem of data entry accuracy.  These problems are magnified in the environments with limited or no automation involved in call data monitoring and...

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Priority Dispatch and VPI Streamline Public Safety Quality Assurance

Call Playback from Priority Dispatch AQUADuring this year's National NENA Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, we were pleased to hear that so many PSAPs take the quality of their emergency communications even more seriously than last year and are now proactive in looking for the best way to take the next step with Qualtiy Assurance evaluations of their recorded calls.  Although not yet formally mandated for all call types, a step up is clearly needed in the area of Quality Assurance as a broader element of Next Generation 9-1-1.  We had many people approaching us at the Conference with words such as “We need to improve our...

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Virtual Call Agents Showcase their Smarts at Avaya Users Conference

Listen to the Podcast!This week, we showcased our next generation in speech self-service - VPI VirtualSource - at IAUG Converge2013, the International Avaya Users Group's annual conference in Orlando. Our long-time colleagues at Avaya invited us to discuss the many ways in which VPI's Virtual Call Agents powered by artificial intelligence are being used to greatly improve self-service in this informative Podcast.

Virtual assistant technologies are projected to be the new standard for customer self-service interactions in the near future. Gartner predicts that by 2020, the customer will manage 85% of the relationship...

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Keep a Call Center Quality Assurance Calibration Log [QA & Training Tip]

It’s a good idea to track key decisions points that arise during your call calibration sessions. A call center quality assurance Calibration Log should contain the following: date, quality evaluation attribute, discussion points, and notes of any action items required to communicate the outcome to agents and others (supervisors, trainers, and coaches). 

Below is an example:

Date: Quality Attribute: Discussion Points: Action:
11/14/08 1.2 Verifies customer address and phone number What if agent verifies street address and not city/state/zip? Update Quality Standards Doc to include: Verifies address...
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40 Stats Shaping the Future of Contact Centers

The Future of Call Center Workforce OptimizationDid you know that almost one in every 25 jobs in the US is within the contact center industry? Pretty thought provoking, huh? But just what does the future hold for the people, processes and technologies of this constantly evolving environment? As the leading developer and provider of contact center workforce optimization solutions and services, we at VPI decided to compile a list of compelling statistics that are shaping the future of customer contact and our solution portfolio. Check it out:

Customer Experience

1) Even in a negative economy, customer experience is a high priority for...

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Under the Hood of Recording Next Generation 9-1-1 Communications

Listen to the Podcast on NG9-1-1 Recording Requirements and ConsiderationsRecording NG9-1-1 communications involves much more than capturing voice and some basic data. NG9-1-1 logging recorders now require tighter integration of technologies and processes than yesterday's recorders were designed for. Considering that recording emergency communications is a must these days as it will be in the future, let’s look into 'what's under the hood' in this important, but often overlooked area.

VPI recently participated in Avaya’s TechTalk podcast where the two long-term partners and industry leaders in innovative technologies for processing and managing emergency...

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