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2018 Contact Center Workforce Optimization Market Share Report

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2018 Contact Center Workforce Optimization Market Share Report
Published: May 23, 2018 Content info:
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This is DMG Consulting LLC's 15th annual Contact Center Workforce Optimization (WFO) Market Share Report. The Report analyzes revenue and market share for the approximately 39 WFO vendors worldwide for 2017. It provides the most in-depth, accurate coverage of the WFO competitive landscape, addressing the vendors, solutions and 5-year trends for this mature and evolving sector.

2017 was a challenging year for the WFO suite market, but it was also one in which this sector made progress in laying the foundation for its future direction. Enterprises are looking for enhanced applications that can help optimize employee performance and enhance the customer journey. The leading vendors are listening and responding with new-generation offerings that incorporate automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to help enterprises achieve their goals.

Though it was a tough year for the WFO market in general, as total GAAP revenue decreased by 4.8%, the contact center segment grew by 4.6%, from $1,583.2 million in 2016 to $1,655.3 million in 2017. This revenue growth came primarily from 5 vendors: NICE, Verint, Calabrio, Aspect and Genesys. As has been the case for close to two decades, NICE and Verint dominated every WFO revenue segment and category in 2017.

Despite what the numbers show, the top-selling WFO application remains recording, as it is the core module for the vast majority of sales. The revenue numbers do not reflect this because enterprise buyers view recording as a commodity and are not willing to pay much for it, so the WFO suite vendors have reduced the price for this essential and valuable application.

The Report shows that quality assurance (QA)/quality management (QM) was the top-selling WFO application in 2017, as it was in 2016. The North American market continued to be the primary consumer of WFO functionality, as has been the case for years. The only small surprise in the revenue numbers for 2017 was the strength of the contact center WFM sector. This mature segment increased by 7.8% between 2016 and 2017, after having grown by 11.4% in the prior 12 months. The opportunities remain great for vendors who can offer enhanced and accurate WFM solutions that can help companies better engage and deploy their employees in both the front and back office.

The next frontier for WFO vendors is automation, AI and robotics/robotic process automation (RPA). Robotics brings these solutions around full circle to their original purpose of optimizing agent performance and reducing staff-related costs. These new applications and capabilities are attracting a great deal of enterprise attention and investment. Sales of robotics/RPA products picked up great momentum in the past 12 months, and while still a relatively small component of total contact center WFO revenue, they are displaying a “hockey stick” growth pattern, a trend that DMG predicts will continue for the next few years. Paradoxically, RPA solutions pose a threat to WFO vendors, as their automation capabilities reduce the need for traditional WFO solutions to optimize employee performance. The WFO market is at an inflection point where the vendors will have to start to rationalize their offerings and sales strategies. DMG anticipates that this will drive ongoing consolidation and a change in direction for the WFO market.

WFO solutions are mission-critical for enterprises, and the leading vendors are investing to meet the current and future needs of the market. As the market buzz focuses on incorporating more automation into WFO applications, the vendors have remained true to their mission of helping companies optimize employee productivity. This sector will continue to thrive by addressing this essential enterprise need, albeit with enhanced new-gen solutions.

The ‘2018 Contact Center Workforce Optimization Market Share Report ’ provides a detailed analysis of 99.2% of revenue for the vendors in the WFO market; the remaining 0.8% of revenue is addressed in the “Other” category. The Report analyzes the financial performance of the top 22 vendors, including: 8x8, ASC, Aspect, Avaya, Calabrio, ComputerTel, Coordinated Systems, Inc., dvsAnalytics, Enghouse, Envision, Genesys, HigherGround, Mitel, NICE, OnviSource, OpenText, Serenova, TantaComm, Verint, VirtualLogger, Xarios, and ZOOM International. Revenue for Avaya is included at the WFO level, but not in the detailed analyses.

Key Reasons to Buy this Report:

  • Total company GAAP revenue and market share analysis for all vendors who sell workforce optimization suites for contact centers and other uses
  • Revenue analysis and market share for the two primary industry categories: enterprise and security
  • Analysis of WFO market revenue and market share, by total company and contact center only
  • Revenue and market share analyses for recording and quality assurance/quality management, the two core applications in the WFO market
  • Growth comparisons analyzing 2016 and 2017 revenue and market share for total company on a GAAP, contact center WFO, revenue source and sales-channel basis
  • Five-year revenue trend analyses for total company revenue based on GAAP, contact center WFO, geography, vertical, revenue source and sales channel
  • Five-year revenue trends by application for 14 workforce optimization segments, including recording (contact center, non-contact center and video), quality management/assurance, workforce management (contact center and non-contact center), speech analytics, performance management, surveying/voice of the customer, desktop analytics, RPA, text analytics, eLearning/coaching and gamification
  • Geographical analysis of revenue and market share for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Caribbean and Latin America (CALA)/Middle East and Africa (MEA) (combined), by vendor for each region
  • Back-office/branch revenue and market share analysis
  • Revenue source (hardware, license/software, cloud/hosted/software as a service (SaaS), and services) revenue and market share analysis, by vendor

Report Highlights

  • WFO applications continue to sell, though the market is mature: Considering the over $3.3 billion dollars in GAAP revenue that the WFO suite vendors earned in 2017, it is clear that enterprises worldwide continue to find these solutions valuable and useful. The contact center WFO segment, in particular showed positive results in 2017, growing by 4.6% with a 5-year compounded growth rate of 5.2%.
  • AI and robotics represent both the future direction and a challenge for WFO: Intelligent automation will make substantial contributions to contact centers by taking over many routine, time-consuming tasks previously performed by agents and improving quality; this will reduce the need for traditional WFO solutions as there will be fewer agents. The trend toward automation will drive substantial changes in WFO solutions and the competitive landscape.
  • Improving employee productivity remains the focus for WFO vendors: The mission for WFO suites has expanded over the 35 years of this market, but enterprises expect WFO vendors to deliver solutions that optimize employees' performance and productivity while improving the customer experience. Even as exciting innovation and automation are coming to the WFO market, the solutions that are selling are the ones that are focused on helping enterprises achieve these traditional goals.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Financial Information Sources
  • 4. Debates about Methodology
  • 5. DMG's Methodology
  • 6. 2017 Total Company GAAP Revenue and Market Share (all WFO-related vendors)
  • 7. 2017 Revenue and Market Share by Industry Category
  • 8. 2017 WFO and Recording Solutions Revenue and Market Share
  • 9. 2017 Total WFO and Recording Revenue and Market Share, Excluding Security-Related Solutions and Video
  • 10. 2017 Contact Center WFO Revenue and Market Share
  • 11. 2017 Quality Assurance/Quality Management Revenue and Market Share
  • 12. Total Company GAAP Revenue and Market Share, 2017 vs. 2016 Comparison
  • 13. Total Company GAAP Revenue, 2017 vs. 2016 Comparison
  • 14. Total Company GAAP Revenue Trends, 2013 - 2017
  • 15. Contact Center Workforce Optimization Revenue, 2017 vs. 2016 Comparison
  • 16. Contact Center WFO Revenue Trends, 2013 - 2017
  • 17. 2017 WFO and Recording Solutions Revenue and Market Share by Application
  • 18. 2017 Total Voice Recording Revenue and Market Share
  • 19. 2017 Contact Center Recording Revenue and Market Share
  • 20. 2017 Non-Contact-Center Recording Revenue and Market Share
  • 21. 2017 Voice Recording Revenue and Market Share
  • 22. 2017 Total Workforce Management Revenue and Market Share
  • 23. 2017 Workforce Management Revenue and Market Share
  • 24. Revenue Trends by Geography, 2013 - 2017
  • 25. 2017 North America (US and Canada) Revenue and Market Share
  • 26. 2017 Europe Revenue and Market Share
  • 27. 2017 Asia-Pacific Revenue and Market Share
  • 28. 2017 Rest-of-World (CALA and MEA) Revenue and Market Share
  • 29. Revenue Trends by Vertical, 2013 - 2017
  • 30. 2017 Back-Office/Branch Revenue and Market Share
  • 31. 2017 Hardware Revenue and Market Share
  • 32. 2017 License/Software Revenue and Market Share
  • 33. 2017 Cloud/Hosted/Software-as-a-Service Revenue and Market Share
  • 34. 2017 Services Revenue and Market Share
  • 35. Revenue Source Analysis, 2017 vs. 2016
  • 36. Revenue Source Trends, 2013 - 2017
  • 37. 2017 Direct Revenue and Market Share
  • 38. 2017 Indirect Revenue and Market Share
  • 39. Revenue by Sales Channel Analysis, 2017 vs. 2016 Comparison
  • 40. Revenue by Sales Channel Trends, 2013 - 2017

TABLE OF FIGURES

  • Figure 1: 2017 Total Company GAAP Revenue and Market Share (all WFO-related vendors)
  • Figure 2: 2017 Total Company GAAP Revenue Market Share
  • Figure 3: 2017 Revenue and Market Share by Industry Category
  • Figure 4: 2017 Market Share by Industry Category
  • Figure 5: 2017 WFO and Recording Solutions Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 6: 2017 WFO and Recording Solutions Market Share
  • Figure 7: 2017 Total WFO and Recording Revenue and Market Share, Excluding Security and Video
  • Figure 8: 2017 WFO and Recording Market Share, Excluding Security and Video
  • Figure 9: 2017 Contact Center WFO Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 10: 2017 WFO Contact Center Market Share
  • Figure 11: 2017 Quality Assurance/Quality Management Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 12: 2017 Quality Assurance/Quality Management Market Share
  • Figure 13: Total Company GAAP Revenue and Market Share, 2017 vs. 2016 Comparison
  • Figure 14: Total Company GAAP Revenue, 2017 vs. 2016 Comparison
  • Figure 15: Total Company GAAP Revenue, 2017 vs. 2016 Comparison
  • Figure 16: Total Company GAAP Revenue Trend, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 17: Total Company GAAP Revenue Trends, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 18: Contact Center Workforce Optimization Revenue, 2017 vs. 2016 Comparison
  • Figure 19: Total Contact Center WFO Revenue, 2017 vs. 2016 Comparison
  • Figure 20: Contact Center WFO Revenue Trends, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 21: Contact Center WFO Revenue Trends, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 22: 2017 WFO and Recording Solutions Revenue and Market Share by Application
  • Figure 23: 2017 WFO Recording Solutions Revenue and Market Share by Application
  • Figure 24: WFO and Recording Solutions Revenue Trends by Application, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 25: WFO and Recording Solutions Revenue Trends, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 26: 2017 Total Voice Recording Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 27: 2017 Total Voice Recording Market Share
  • Figure 28: 2017 Contact Center Recording Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 29: 2017 Contact Center Recording Market Share
  • Figure 30: 2017 Non-Contact-Center Recording Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 31: 2017 Non-Contact-Center Recording Market Share
  • Figure 32: 2017 Voice Recording Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 33: 2017 Total Recording Revenue, Contact Center vs. Non-Contact-Center
  • Figure 34: 2017 Total Workforce Management Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 35: 2017 Total Workforce Management Market Share
  • Figure 36: 2017 Workforce Management Revenue and Market Share-office/branch operating areas
  • Figure 37: 2017 Workforce Management Revenue, Contact Center vs. Back-Office/Branch
  • Figure 38: Revenue Trends by Geography, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 39: Revenue Trends by Geography, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 40: 2017 North America (US and Canada) Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 41: 2017 North America (US and Canada) Market Share
  • Figure 42: 2017 Europe Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 43: 2017 Europe Market Share
  • Figure 44: 2017 Asia-Pacific Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 45: 2017 Asia-Pacific Market Share
  • Figure 46: 2017 Rest-of-World (CALA & MEA) Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 47: 2017 Rest-of-World (CALA and MEA) Market Share
  • Figure 48: Revenue Trends by Vertical, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 49: Revenue Trend by Vertical, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 50: 2017 Back-Office/Branch Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 51: 2017 Back-Office/Branch Market Share
  • Figure 52: 2017 Hardware Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 53: 2017 Hardware Market Share
  • Figure 54: 2017 License/Software Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 55: 2017 License/Software Market Share
  • Figure 56: 2017 Cloud/Hosted/Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 57: 2017Cloud/Hosted/SaaS Market Share
  • Figure 58: 2017 Services Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 59: 2017 Services Market Share
  • Figure 60: Revenue Source Analysis, 2017 vs. 2016
  • Figure 61: Revenue Source Analysis, 2017 vs. 2016
  • Figure 62: Revenue Source Trends, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 63: Revenue Source Market Share Trends Full Year 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 64: Revenue Source Trends, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 65: 2017 Direct Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 66: 2017 Direct Revenue Market Share
  • Figure 67: 2017 Indirect Revenue and Market Share
  • Figure 68: 2017 Indirect Revenue Market Share
  • Figure 69: Revenue by Sales Channel Analysis, 2017 vs. 2016 Comparison
  • Figure 70: Revenue by Sales Channel Analysis, 2017 vs. 2016 Comparison
  • Figure 71: Revenue by Sales Channel Trends, 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 72: Revenue as a Percentage of Sales Channel Trends, Full Year 2013 - 2017
  • Figure 73: Revenue by Sales Channel Trends, 2013 - 2017
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