Quality Management Suite: New Release – Now Available!

Enghouse Interactive’s Quality Management Suite (QMS) evolves with each release to ensure it continues to keep pace with your very latest business requirements. We are attentive to all feedback from our customers and partners to ensure our software helps you deliver the highest quality customer experience for YOUR customers.

Enghouse Quality Management Suite version 9.3 is here

See the overview of key new features in the Enhancements panel below.

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Enhancements in QMS 9.3


  • Configure secure screen recording without the need for a VPN to allow easier management of remote agents.
  • Use oAuth authentication for Microsoft to enable user authorisation and authentication for Teams environments.

Teams Integration

  • Embed QMS as a personal Tab within the Teams user interface, reducing the number of desktop applications agents need to open.

User Features

  • Use our new Training Requirements by Question Report to identify and track individual training needs – Customer-requested enhancement
  • Configure a notification to alert you at a time you specify, when your subscription licenses are due to expire

Enhancements in Previous Versions

QMS 9.2

  • A new Agent Evaluation workflow setting optionally prevents the Evaluation workflow from progressing to the next stage unless the scorecard is completed. This feature was requested by several Enghouse customers to help ensure process adherence.
  • New pre-defined Multilingual Flags now enable multilingual environments to view the additional Flag data associated with recordings in the same language selected for the interface.
  • Dashboard Tabs let users separate and organise the numerous Dashboard widgets available into separate tabs.
  • A new Utilisation and Billing Report allows Multi-tenancy providers to monitor tenants’ usage and on-charge accordingly.

Cloud Architecture improvements

As part of the continued migration to a more cloud-focused topology, key services have been updated to .Net 6 as an initial step towards containerisation. This move is part of a wider objective to reduce the total cost of ownership for the application.

New Integrations

  • Support for Microsoft Windows 11
  • Support for Solr 9
  • OAuth support for Gmail


QMS 9.1

Evaluation: In 9.1 we have further updated our (new in 9.0) workflow process management tool with greater control of evaluation processes with improvements to:

  • Calibration
  • Manager-led evaluations with optional agent feedback
  • Approval and disputes
  • Agent self-assessment

Task rules can be defined and automatic notifications scheduled at each stage of the process. A visual workflow manager enables easy creation and management of processes, allowing both recorded and non-recorded users to be evaluated.

Quality Management Suite permissions now allow evaluations to be viewed and/or hidden based on their state, and be completed by more than one user if required.

A new visual indicator at the dashboard level shows if an assigned evaluation is a calibration, and you can now also filter your search on calibration evaluations. Users are also alerted in the interface when a task is past its due date.

New Integrations

  • Support for Microsoft Azure speech-to-text translation service
  • Support for Enghouse Vidyo video recording
  • Support for Microsoft Teams native video recording

Identity Server

QMS now has support for Third-Party authentication (OpenID Connect).


QMS 9.0

Evaluation: A new workflow process management tool allows for greater control of evaluation processes, including the calibration process, manager-led evaluations with optional agent feedback, the approval and dispute process, and agent self-assessment. These improvements are wrapped into the workflow process, enabling task rules to be defined and automatic notifications to be scheduled at each stage of the process. A visual workflow manager enables the easy creation and management of processes, allowing both recorded and non-recorded users to be evaluated.

Quality Management Suite permissions now allow evaluations to be viewed and/or hidden based on their state, and to be completed by more than one user if required.

Screen Recording: The screen recording client now includes a number of client-side processes to reduce load on the screen recording server, with a new option to disable real-time screen monitoring if needed.

End of Support: Internet Explorer 11: The IE11 browser is no longer tested and supported, from version 9.0 forward.

For a key of our new features, please review the feature matrix at right. For a full list of all updates, please talk to us or your Enghouse solutions provider for our latest QMS Release Notes, a detailed list of release enhancements and fixes for the Quality Management Suite.

See below for detail on features added in older releases.

Visit our Version Support Matrix and Product Life Cycle Policy page.

Below is a comparison of features and functionality added since version 5 — Click on the image (twice) to enlarge.

For information about our version support and product life cycle policy please contact your Enghouse or Enghouse Partner Account Manager.

The interface is really intuitive, you don’t actually need to train people! I think we took our agents through it for an hour and that was all they needed.

Jill Mann, Business Enablement Manager, Yellow

Enhancements in Previous Versions (Continued)

QMS 8.2

Content Analyser

Transcriptions and other text-based recordings can be analysed for specific content, automatically tagging the relevant interaction or generating an alert. This is useful in identifying compliance breaches, competitor names, churn risk and more.

Transcription Accuracy Improvements

Enghouse QMS administrators can train the Speech-to-text transcription engine with words and phrases specific to their business and industry, enhancing business insights.

Compliance Recording for RingCentral

Enghouse Quality Management Suite customers and other businesses using the RingCentral platform can now access a complete compliance recording solution enabling legal evidence of customer interactions. Existing customers on legacy platforms can ensure a continuous recording service on migration to RingCentral and can be certain that both historic and new recordings are on the same system. New customers will benefit from encryption and digital watermarking technologies, ensuring recordings can be used as legal evidence during disputes.

QMS 8.1

Native Microsoft Teams Compliance Recording

Businesses that require Microsoft Teams compliance recording can now use QMS to record using the native Teams recording APIs, as well as through indirect methods, such as recording supported sessions border controllers used in Direct Routing, or via Enghouse Communications Centre (to learn more about our Enghouse Teams Contact Centre, visit our  Teams Contact Centre page and watch our video). The recording API requires QMS to be hosted in Microsoft Azure. For this reason, Enghouse offers customers three recording methods for Teams, providing both hosted and on-premises options.

  • Partners who host QMS will benefit from the new multi-tenant functionality added to QMS, which provides better economies of scale when hosting QMS for multiple customers
  • QMS now supports the Ribbon SBC, commonly used in Cloud PBX environments, such as Microsoft Teams Direct Routing; the recording method uses the SIPREC protocol and QMS supports this method on a number of SBCs and gateway devices
  • The QMS packet sniffing engine now natively shipping with the product is NPCAP, replacing the legacy WinPCap product and therefore improving the security of this QMS component
  • A new QMS System Monitoring Guide has been created to enable customers to improve knowledge on monitoring and logging of QMS for fault tracking and identification.

QMS 8.0

New Analytics

  • Enghouse QMS now offers conversation analytics that can be used to reveal valuable customer insights to assist your business. Use audio transcriptions and text recordings, combined with text analytics, to get a real understanding of your customers, helping you to identify trends, risks (e.g., churn), competitor feedback, or business opportunities.
  • Text Interaction Analytics – QMS analyses text-based recordings for key words and phrases to identify risks, opportunities or trends (or missing elements) in customer interactions
  • Voice Interaction Analytics – QMS transcribes the voice recording to test, so it can perform the same analysis, providing consistency across all channels
  • A new heat map provides clear visual data to managers and supervisors

Alert Enhancements

A new framework for notification management has been added with new features for defining alert criteria logic and triggering events. Alerts are now available for Call Recordings, Web Chats, Emails, Transcriptions and Screen Recordings. These can be delivered by Email and In-browser toast pop-ups, with configurable permissions. A new Alert Dashboard widget is also available.

QMS 7.4

QMS 7.4 delivered improvements to:

  • Avaya IP office and NEC 9500 integration
  • Speech-to-text transcription
  • Screen recording
  • Performance
  • Recording and evaluation searching

QMS 7.3

  • All QMS server-side components converted to 64-bit, improving performance
  • A new system sizing tool helps determine server requirements for sites wishing to deploy QMS
  • A new “dark” theme has been added to the user interface preferences, inline with Communications Center’s TouchPoint UI
  • Users can define thresholds and set notifications for Transcription engine license consumption, alerting them on license usage and expiration
  • A new dashboard widget now shows consumption over time
  • The Pause and Stop feature permissions have now been separated for MiFID compliance
  • Mitel high availability is now supported
  • Microsoft SQL Server is now supported

QMS 7.2

Text-to-Speech Transcription

  • Speech-to-text takes an audio recording and converts it to an XML text document with tags, sentences, capitalisation, currency symbols, number conversion, speaker separation, etc.
  • Two options are available:
    • Rules-based, using a call recording policy for automatic transcription
    • On-demand, using the recorded calls screen for historic recordings
  • Transcriptions can be used in evaluations like other media.
  • A new text indexing engine is also available that indexes all text communications to allow keyword and phrase searches, like Google search.

Dashboard and Reporting

  • When logging into QMS users will now be presented with a dashboard home page. Users can elect to have an alternative page as their home page.
  • The dashboard shows data such as:
    • Calls in Progress
    • Total number of recordings for a selected time period
    • Most recent recordings
    • Recording counts over time
    • Storage usage over time
    • If licensed, some agent evaluation summary data
  • In Reports, the Reports and Dashboard tabs have been swapped to provide a more logical workflow

Media Processing Server

  • This new feature is designed to provide additional scalability and performance to QMS.
  • The Media Processing Server now takes responsibility for media encoding, increasing the performance of the RS, resulting in high call concurrency per server.
  • For small deployments, all components can reside on one server.

Software Development Kit

  • The SDK includes documented use cases and sample code for dozens of projects including:
    • Start, pause, resume and stop recordings (PCI DSS use case).
    • Manage system and non-system flags and search recordings.
    • Add, get and delete users.
    • Transfer recordings to the machine running the SDK.

Other Highlights

    • Refreshed ShoreTel Interface – The ShoreTel interface has been completely rewritten.
    • The Skype for Business emergency/fall-back codec, RED, is now supported.
    • An optional setting has been added to allow users to see when they are being monitored.

Improving the Daily Lives of the People of the Contact Centre

The Enghouse Interactive portfolio strives to improve the daily lives of people in the contact centre through interaction management software, and our latest software releases are a significant contribution to this mission.

We know that happy contact centre agents mean happy customers, but who is the happy agent? We believe it’s the agent that’s in control, has all the information needed at their fingertips, isn’t stressed, can confidently handle every challenge and comes back enthusiastically tomorrow to do it all again.

It’s our mission to develop great tools that allow agents to do exactly that – leave the office every day knowing they conquered every challenge thrown at them and made their customers happy. We have a strong relationship with our customers, and work alongside them to ensure they’re not fighting their battles alone.

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