The Top 10 Call Centre Software

Top 10 call centre softwareThere is a lot of good call centre software out in the market.  We are invited to a large number of product vendor briefings.

At a recent briefing I was asked to pull together a list of the companies that have most impressed me over the past year.  So here is a link to our most recent Top 10 Contact Centre Technology 2014 article.

The Top Contact Centre Technology 2014

  1. mplsystems – Product Name: intelligentContact
  2. LiveOps – Product Name: LiveOps Engage
  3. Jabra – Product Name: Jabra BIZ 2400 corded headset
  4. injixo – Product Name: injixo
  5. Bright UK – Product Name: Bright Navigator
  6. NICE Systems – Product Name: NICE Real Time Authentication
  7. Plantronics – Product Name: Plantronics SAVI 700 Series Wireless Headset System
  8. Genesys – Product Name: Genesys Digital Customer Service
  9. eg solutions plc- Product Name: eg operational intelligence software suite
  10. NewVoiceMedia – Product Name: ContactWorld for Service

Our Top Contact Centre Technology survey is conducted every 2 years, the most recent in 2014

Click here to view the Top 10 Contact Centre Technology Awards 2014.

Previous Top Call Centre Technology articles:

Technology Category

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a-z-guideReference Guides

Each of these guides is a living collaborative guide, authored and edited by a panel of leading industry experts.

Workforce Management Reference Guide
Call Recording and Speech Analytics Reference Guide
Outbound Dialling Reference Guide


For help selecting software and technology in you call centre why not try our directory.  This shows the key companies operating in the call centre and contact centre industry in the UK.

Buying guides

We asked our panel of experts what they consider to be the ‘must haves’ for what to look for when buying…


What to look for when buying – headsets
What to look for when buying – a contact centre desktop application
What to look for when buying – customer self service
What to look for when buying – on-hold music and/or messaging
What to look for when buying – Unified Communications
What to look for when buying – a performance management tool
What to look for when buying e-learning technology

Cloud vs Hosted

What to look for when buying a cloud-based contact centre?
What to look for when buying – a hosted call centre solution

Workforce management technology

What to look for when buying workforce management technology
What to look for when buying a hosted workforce management system?
What to look for when buying – A Workforce Optimisation Solution

Speech analytics

What to look for when buying speech analytics
What to look for when buying – speech analytics software
What to look for when buying a speech analytics solution


What to look for when buying – interactive voice response systems
What to look for when buying voice over IP (VoIP)
What to look for when buying speech recognition technology


What to look for when buying a dialler
What to look for when buying: predictive diallers
What to look for when buying – a responsible outbound dialling solution


What to look for when buying – an ACD
Top tips for purchasing an ACD

checklistCheck lists

Call centre technology checklist: quality monitoring
Call centre technology checklist: SMS

So who would you have on your top ten?  Please add your thoughts in the comments box below. (No advertising).

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Comments on: The Top 10 Call Centre Software

Avaya is the Best among all.

Posted by Swarn — 6 Nov @ 8:26 am

has anyone heard of ‘Touchstar’ – if so what do you think?

Posted by Farah — 6 Nov @ 4:39 pm

What about magnetic north! anyone using that in england?

Posted by Ben — 6 Nov @ 5:16 pm

ciboodle is a great product for any call centre. It is very scalable and extremely customisable.

Posted by scott — 14 Nov @ 9:54 pm

anyone know about the new outbound call centre where
1. customer recieves a call
2. An automated message is played to vustomer
3. customer is given an option to speak to an advisor
4. if customer want he can speak to advisor his choice, if not just hang up
if anyone know about the name of this software or any possible information please let me know
it will be much appreciated

Posted by parveen — 29 Nov @ 3:48 am

Iam using TouchStar Call Centre Software for my Predictive Dialling, power dialling and Inbound calls. It is good software to use. And the Support is really good

Posted by Mohammad — 3 Mar @ 11:43 am

I absolutley agree with Bob’s comment above – I know a lot of people running this in their Call Centre environment who are very pleased with the flexibility and service provided by CallScripter. Unlike a lot of other software applications, it is also not overpriced!

Posted by Fred — 24 Apr @ 10:52 am

I’ve implemented Avaya contact centres and used Magic North, but has anyone any experiences with SAP BCM?

Posted by Paul — 2 Jun @ 12:42 am

SAP BCM is very good when implemented alongside other SAP Products, since it integrates straight out of the box.

Posted by Ben — 26 Jul @ 4:15 pm

Hey have any body used vmukti software dialer they are claming about the real time report with hosted version as well as intgrated training solution.they are saying it is opensource as well . please let me know if somebody has used this ?

Posted by John — 5 Aug @ 12:39 pm


Can anyone tell me which is the best software used by the housing call centres in the UK. Like housing software to locating addresses and details of customers etc


Posted by nancy — 9 Sep @ 2:32 pm

Good information. There are lot of small players in Europe who provide the contact centre solution and are specific to geography. They are very good in customizing to needs of that geography and language etc (as named by others). When you look at international market there are few players (as specified in Gartner and other leading research organisations) who are rated in leader segment. some are Cisco, Genesys, Aspect, Avaya, Interactive Intelligence etc. All of these are good wrt technology and feature they support.(more or less same) the major differentiator would be flexibility in terms of working with existing infrastructure and multi vendor environment.

Posted by Ashoka — 17 Sep @ 6:10 am

Take a look at Smartdesk Systems. We use their software to make sure we don’t ever miss a call that we have promised to a customer. We also use their outbound IVR solution. They do other stuff that we don’t use but maybe interesting to others. We chose them because their stuff works and it is priced incredibly cheaply. This info may help Parveen above. I most definitely agree with Ashokas comments as well. Look beyond the big boys in the market and you’ll be surprised what you find.

Posted by Samuel Antiero — 2 Nov @ 10:44 am

Interesting list. How about a list based on best Call Centre software support? Not really a suprise though except maybe categorize according to size. The most expensive software is not always the best for smaller Call Centres

Posted by Stefan — 4 Nov @ 2:14 pm

Um, interesting selection of products, Genesys and Aspect are ok if you have 500 seats and above, Avaya CMS great but with Contact centres they have lost there way. I use Callmedia as a contact centre after a review of the market that seamed the best for my 100 seats contact centre

Posted by Steve — 17 May @ 2:15 pm

hi, someone is trying to sell to me a contact centre called stratasoft, anyone heard about it? or can anyone provide me professional & cost effective call centres with local representatives in West Africa. Thanks

Posted by Abby — 27 May @ 2:54 pm

we want second hand computers crm & software for our callcenter

Posted by bhushan punamiya — 28 May @ 7:54 am

what about solidus ecare 7.0 or cisco. there are quite popular

Posted by enis — 3 Jun @ 4:13 am

I have just been introduced to iTMS. Very impressive software

Posted by jigsaw — 10 Jun @ 1:42 pm

Hi, anyone heard about InConcert call center solutions? It’s based on asterisk. thanks in advance for your help.

Posted by Oscar Velasco — 24 Jun @ 4:34 pm

Does anyone have experience with Cisco? We have a large call center and are looking at their enterprise software solution.

Posted by atlantayankee — 9 Jul @ 1:39 am

I use a company called orbtalk to supply my SIP trunks with cisco call manager. Call quality is good and the helped me through the set up procedure.

Posted by Adam — 3 Aug @ 10:26 am

All these people are out of there mind or at least have crazy money to spend. Look for a local crm based system for maybe 10e a month per user and an asterisk based system that comes with call recording and everything as standard.

Posted by Rickie — 4 Aug @ 4:27 pm

also do not go crazy with WFM software go hosted again. Why spend 100k a year for 100 seater when you can spend 500euro (edf use it) both built on erlang c anyway!

Posted by Rickie — 4 Aug @ 4:31 pm

Hi there,
found this quite an interesting read. I would like to know though that my manager is considering purchasing GMT plant WFM to upgrade our CC. Is this a viable product or are there better performing and more viable options? The CC I am in is a 24/7/365 inbound environment with a staff of 150. If anybody could advise me so that I could put this through to my boss before making the wrong decision

Posted by Jane — 25 Aug @ 12:25 pm

Does anybody have any comments specifically on the annual leave management features, or timesheets, in these systems?

We’re working with a call centre at the moment to provide these functions because their existing software doesn’t have proper hr support.


Posted by Laura Tate — 30 Sep @ 8:12 pm

Does anybody have experience on Voxtron application ‘agenTel’?

Posted by Efthimis — 13 Dec @ 9:04 pm

Can I get a comparison chart featuring these softwares?

Posted by Atlas — 7 Jan @ 11:43 pm

Good morning,
I would like to know the main advantages of SAP BCM than a standard CTI (for exampel Genesis).
Integrating SAP BCM with SAP CRM provides adavantages in terms of costs (total costs of ownership). Anyway I would like to know if there are further functional advantages.

Thanks in advance

Posted by Luca — 20 Jun @ 8:43 am

There is a lot of good call centre software out in the market. We are invited to a large number of product vendor briefings.Call Monitoring,Call Recording Software are the most widely used all over the world.

Posted by Beth Snaper — 14 Jul @ 6:48 pm

The Customer Service Standard Edition of “Avaya Dialer” Costs $ 242,000 for 100 agent call center, which is really very costly for new starters. I am planning to start a 50 agents call center with “My Sales Dialer”. Because its really cost effective and productive dialer. also they are the first to bring mobility in call centers. I don’t know why “My Power Dialer” is not listed here.

Posted by Christopher M — 28 Sep @ 7:36 pm

Why don’t you list Cisco? The validity of your report is questionable since you’re excluding the leader in IP communications.

Posted by John Chambers — 18 Oct @ 4:37 pm

Hi John

Cisco are listed in the latest version that we have just published:

Thanks – Jo

Posted by jorobinson — 18 Oct @ 5:01 pm

It would be interesting to see the ratings for 2012. Is there going to be a release of top 10 Call Centre Software companies for 2012?

Posted by Neil — 12 Mar @ 7:18 am

Does anyone have experience with Cisco? We have a large call center and are looking at their enterprise software solution.

Posted by Marius Anton — 26 Mar @ 2:18 pm

I really recommend to look at the light and modern solutions like LeadDesk. We were a bit uncertain to go for SaaS first but LeadDesk has worked in an excellent way. And cost is just a fraction from Cisco and Avaya, I have worked with them, too.


Posted by David, Germany — 17 Apr @ 11:16 pm

Its amazing!!!
Here in Israel you can get an – asterisk based – 100 agents solution for less then 50,000 £
Come out and play.

Posted by yosi — 13 Jun @ 5:01 pm


Call-centres just leak money. Either I need to re-evaluate my real worth or the industry needs to do their due diligence before forking over money to these sharks.

And Yosi ? £50,000 for 100 agent solution ?

If that sounds like a good deal to the managers and directors reading this then the call centre industry is royally screwed. So much more money than sense.

I think I better re-brand, modularise and encumber my bespoke solutions quickly and get their bloated mass to market before natural selection does to contact centres what it did to the dinosaurs.



Posted by Gary — 30 Jun @ 10:33 am

New to telesales and have just taken over small outbound team have chance to change CRM system. Currently telephone system not linked in anyway to existing CRM. If i get new crm system what can the combined systems do . . .what are the benfits of combining the two systems?

Posted by Andy — 15 Jul @ 1:20 am

What software of application fits best a very small call centre (from 1 to 10 agents)?
thank you.

Posted by Philippe — 20 Aug @ 10:02 am

Our agency used used Telstar Hosted for just over a year; (I have had experience with a number of premise and hosted solutions over the past 17+ years – Telescript, EIS, I3, Noble); here are my two-cents for Telstar (I have no connection to Telstar):

Pro’s: inexpensive, fast implementation, very good software and intuitive interface (very easy to manage data, campaigns), very impressive data and campaign management tools (customisable status retries), good support – do not need an IT team to manage.

Con’s: occasional voice-quality issues (over VoIP), network reliability issues (intermittent down-time).

I do have to say, Telstar was in the process up upgrading their infrastructure which contributed to our issues with downtime and voice quality. Overall, I would rate them quite high in quality of service and value.

Hope this helps, Mark

Would love to hear feedback on Aspects On Demand platform (for smaller call centers).

Posted by Mark — 10 Nov @ 7:07 pm

We are very happy with Avaya and track our metrics with PureShare Dashboards. Works great!

Posted by Scott M. — 15 Apr @ 3:59 pm

Is there a Software which provides subtitles for the Recorded voice logs ?

Posted by Ram — 14 Aug @ 2:14 pm

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