25 Call Center Leaders Share the Most Effective Ways to Boost Contact Center Efficiency

Callminer

Most call centers struggle with efficiency at one time or another. And because efficiency is directly tied to minimizing overhead costs in the call center, it’s a prominent challenge. Meet Our Panel of Contact Center Experts: .

Call Center Statistics You Should Know

Callminer

Call centers , in particular, represent just one facet of a large and varied international outsourcing industry. However, the world’s call centers are arguably the most public examples of companies’ outsourcing efforts, facing customer directly in one-on-one interactions.

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Guest Blog: Hiring and Leadership to Improve CX in Your Call Center

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Matthew Smollen who says e nsuring your clients have an amazing call center experience when interacting with your brand is one of the best ways to encourage repeat and referral business.

Is Your Contact Center “In the Zone”?

Cisco - Contact Center

So, are contact centers more than a feeling? Is Your Contact Center “in the Zone?”. Thanks to new AI models, the “rhythm” or patterns of reality developed in the contact center are becoming more predictable and proactive. appeared first on Cisco Blogs.

Should your contact center be best practice?

Taylor Reach Group

The desire for us to want our organization or contact center to be “the best” can be a heady goal and many blindly start down the road to get their organization to be a “best practices” organization. Is the “experience” relevant to your contact center and your organization?

AI is Not Reducing Call Center Agent Employment

Fonolo

Andrew Yang, founder of “Venture for America” (and a long-shot candidate for president in 2020) said “Google recently demonstrated software that can do the job of an average call center worker … that’s going to result in hundreds of thousands of jobs lost”.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Cisco Contact Centers

Cisco - Contact Center

Transforming the Customer and Agent Experience with Artificial Intelligent Contact Center Integration. There was a particular focus on the Go To Market aspects and the role of Cisco Contact Center partners. Innovation and trends in Contact Centers market.

Why you need guardrails for your contact center

Cisco - Contact Center

Formula one driving has a few things in common with a call center. There are important elements to racing that apply to running a contact center. So where are the boundaries in a contact center?

Cisco Brings the Power of the Cloud and AI to Contact Centers with Release 12.5

Cisco - Contact Center

“I need the business agility, flexibility, and speed of new feature delivery that cloud offers while protecting my contact center investments.”. “I I need easy access to cloud-based applications that work seamlessly with my on-premises contact center infrastructure”.

Call Center Software: How to Choose the Best Software (Tips & Best Practices)

Callminer

There are a number of call center software solutions on the market, comprising more than half a dozen types of these tools. That’s not to mention the number of software tools that integrate with the various call center software solutions. Types of Call Center Software.

The Most Unlikely Source Is Blocking Contact Center Transformation

Call Center Coach

Change is hard, especially in the contact center industry. The humor of this eye-opener is that those of us in the contact center profession are supposed to be in the business of helping meet the needs of our ever-changing customer expectations.

Artificial Intelligence Translational Services Use Cases in Cisco Contact Centers

Cisco - Contact Center

The language barrier is undoubtedly and historically adding complexity to international business, and this is especially true when we consider Contact Centers and the high-quality customer experience they have to deliver in business-to-consumer services. Narrowing the Call Center Gap.

Contact Center vs. Call Center: What Is the Difference?

aircall

Most people would be hard-pressed to pinpoint the difference between a contact center vs. call center. Contact centers are a relatively new solution. They don’t have the negative reputation from which call centers often suffer. Call Center

Join Our On-Demand Webinar: Best Practices for Moving your Contact Center to the Cloud

Cisco - Contact Center

Transitioning your on-premises call center to the cloud creates enormous opportunities for growth and innovation. According to our recent global survey, 62% of contact center executives plan to implement a cloud contact center within the next 18 months.

Bandwidth to cancel noise in call centers

SoliCall

How much money are you loosing every day due to the noise in your call center? How many outbound sales calls fail since the customer is annoyed by the disturbing noise coming from your call center? Can you spare some bandwidth to cancel noise in your call center?

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our November 2018 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

You can search our article archive and blog for seasonal tips. Inside The Issue call center contact centerNovember! It’s that time of year!

4 Measurements of CX Success in the Outsourced Contact Center

Callminer

Let’s take a look at 4 critical measurements to determine the effectiveness (or, conversely, ineffectiveness) of the outsourced contact center: 1) Service Level. The post 4 Measurements of CX Success in the Outsourced Contact Center appeared first on CallMiner.

Innovative Call Centers with Conversation IVR Powered by Artificial Intelligence

Cisco - Contact Center

Artificial Intelligence Transforming Call Centers. The Contact Center business is going through a series of very important changes driven by the technology innovation, the raise of socials and the new consumption models being evaluated by most of the companies.

Calling all Call Centers: Confessions of a Tech Support Agent

Fonolo

If you’ve had your eyes on the Fonolo blog for the past nine years, you know that in that time we have dedicated ourselves to bringing you news and views of all kinds that impact the customer service and contact center spaces. Enter Call-Backs. It’s our turn.

Worried? Is Your Contact Center Failing You?

Beyond Philosophy

Contact centers are often the communications lifeblood of a business. So how do you make sure your contact centre is set up to deliver the ultimate customer experience ? There are two things about communicating with a contact center that can drive clients to frustration.

Essentials of Cloud Contact Centers

Noble Systems

In a previous blog , we outlined advantages of moving a customer experience platform to the cloud. Ultimately, your unique business needs will determine what is included in your cloud contact center system. Automating and queueing call backs also elevates the customer experience.

Contact Center vs. Call Center: What Is the Difference?

aircall

Most people would be hard-pressed to pinpoint the difference between a contact center vs. call center. Contact centers are a relatively new solution. They don’t have the negative reputation from which call centers often suffer. Call Center

Next Generation Contact Center Versus Old School Call Center

Advantage Communications

If you have spent any time reading through our blogs here at Advantage Communications you have probably noticed that we refer to ourselves as a contact center, rather than a traditional call center.

Call Centers are the Front Line of Customer Service

NICE inContact

Some call centers struggle to have a stellar reputation, but it doesn’t have to be that way. So, how can you ensure that customers who call your company are given the help that they need and that they exit the call feeling positive about the interaction and the company?

Back to Basics: Contact Center Trending Technology 101

Upstream Works

Many of the customers eying up solutions today are voice-only call centers who understand they need to digitally transform – but it can be difficult to know how to do that without an understanding of what it really means.

Avoiding the Mounting Contact Center Compliance Squeeze

NICE inContact

Recent analyst research has proven that the job of staying compliant is only getting more difficult for contact centers. Luckily, call center analytics software can help alleviate much of these compliance headaches. With contact center analytics , help is on the way.

Is Your Contact Center Training Missing These Things?

Integrity Solutions

The reality is, your contact center’s success still hinges on the quality of the conversations your agents have with your customers. The reality is, your contact center’s success still hinges on the quality of the conversations your agents have with your customers.

What to expect in 2020: call center and beyond

Liveops

Virtual call centers such as Liveops provide award-winning blended learning and development opportunities for contractors to complete at their own pace, from anywhere in the country. The post What to expect in 2020: call center and beyond appeared first on Liveops, Inc.

5 Tips to Lower Contact Center Attrition

NICE inContact

Agent attrition is not a new concept in the contact center. The average lifespan of a contact center agent is traditionally short, resulting in human resource departments trying to understand this costly trend, usually turning to some kind of retroactive metric.

Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center

NICE inContact

For contact centres we know there are cost savings opportunities, as a chat with a live agent can cost $6-12 per interaction, compared to self-service which can cost as little as 25 cents. The post Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

10 Steps to Reduce Call Center Attrition

NICE inContact

But in call centers, it can be significantly more challenging. QATC estimates that the turnover rate in the call center industry ranges between 30-45%. If you’re a veteran of the industry, you already know this because hiring and retaining good agents is something successful contact centers constantly focus on. If possible, take recruits on a tour of the call center floor and have them watch an agent field a couple of calls.

CX: The Shift from Call Center to Contact Center

Revation Systems

Thus, leading the way for call centers to be considered so much more. For example, if a distressed airline passenger has a grievance today, they’re less likely to call a customer support number than they are to Tweet at the airline company’s profile outlining their issue.

Choosing the Best: Call Center Solutions You Need Right Now

Pipkins

Looking for one solution to take care of your contact center needs? Pipkins now offers call center solutions beginning with an omnichannel queue management platform. Give us a call today. Blog Absence Management Call Center Merlang

3 key benefits of FULL Contact Center Analytics

NICE inContact

Have you wondered if contact center analytics could “really” work to help you create a seamless customer experience? Seeing all interactions reveals the big picture of what is really happening in your contact center.

Ten Dumb Things Smart Contact Center Executives Do

Taylor Reach Group

There are a lot of smart — very smart — individuals managing and directing Call and Contact Centers today. This is my top ten list of really dumb things that smart call and contact center executives do.

Call Center vs. Contact Center: 7 Key Differences

West

Call center vs. contact center. Call centers and contact centers are two distinct models for business communication. The Blog Call Center vs. Contact Center: 7 Key Differences appeared first on West Corporation.

How to Boost Call Center Forecasting Accuracy

Monet Software

Forecasts are never 100%, but real-time call center data analysis helps fill the gaps. As we discussed here , contact center leaders spend significant time and energy creating detailed workforce management forecasts. The contact center has no choice but to adapt.

The Devil I Know vs. The Devil I Don’t in the Call Center

NICE inContact

I hear that saying all the time when talking with people about why they are stuck on an outdated call center software platform. Stop paying for expensive, time-consuming upgrades and stop using a variety of vendors to piece together a workable solution in your contact center.

The 3 Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your Call Center

Fonolo

This is certainly the case with call centers. Contracting out your call center can cut overheads significantly, but poor service could lead to a mass departure of customers. In this blog, you’ll find three of the most notable pros and cons of outsourcing a call center.

Time Zones In Contact Centers

Integra

Since several years ago, a good part of the call center services of the Hispanic countries (including bilingual services) are located in Central America. This reequires organization and logistics in the call center, to make calls within the appropriate hours for customers.