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.

Cloud Contact Center: Customer Centricity with Great Agility & Less Cost

Aspect

Cloud computing has been hyped in the media and in IT circles for almost a decade now. So I don’t need to cover what cloud computing is or what the benefits of cloud computing are. It’s been covered, and perhaps ad nauseum for some readers.

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CXone Cloud Contact Center Software Helps Energy Company Soar

NICE inContact

CXone cloud contact center software would be pivotal in the company’s growth as it moved into France. To meet the many challenges, Webhelp chose NICE inContact’s unified CXone cloud CX contact center platform.

Key 2020 Trends: Cloud Contact Centers

Call Experts

Three primary trends are driving the customer care industry: diversified cloud-based solutions. By actively harnessing a set of cloud-based AI-powered technologies, contact centers are infusing intelligence across the entire customer contact landscape.

Cloud Contact Centers ~ Revolutionizing Customer Experience

OctopusTech

Cloud Contact centers have been gaining popularity recently. The reason being simple enough, as the times are changing so is the need to change the way we are used to looking at call centers till now. b) Private Clouding. c) Hybrid Clouding.

WFM – Your First Step to a Cloud Contact Center

Aspect

Marc Benioff, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Salesforce said it best, “ If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.”

New Survey Reveals Shifting Cloud Contact Center Preferences

Aspect

If Ben Franklin were alive today, his famous quote would read something like this, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes and cloud software.” The argument for cloud software is compelling by itself, but why WFM in particular?

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.

Appriss Tackles the World’s Toughest Problems Upgrading to Cloud Contact Center Technology

NICE inContact

The contact center plays a critical role in supporting these efforts: approximately 55 Appriss agents handle more than 30,000 calls monthly, working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. But with the company’s old internal call center solution, fluctuating call volumes weren’t being identified or managed. Then Appriss moved to cloud CX platform and solutions. The contact center takes more calls than a year ago, even with two fewer agents.

Cisco Contact Center Portfolio: Revolutionizing Customer and Agent Experiences

Cisco - Contact Center

In our own Cisco survey of 700 contact center executives across 7 countries, 79% agreed that customer experience has a significant impact on business results. Webex Contact Center Enterprise , our new cloud contact center solution for large enterprises is now globally available.

2016 IDC MarketScape Identifies inContact as a Cloud Contact Center Leader

NICE inContact

Last month, IDC released the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Hosted and Cloud Contact Center 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc #US40732515, February 2016 ). The IDC MarketScape also found a few key challenges facing contact centers in 2016 and beyond.

10 Reasons to Put Your Contact Center in the Cloud Today | Inside CX

West

If customer service plays an important role in your business, you’ve probably heard the term “cloud contact center.” The Blog 10 Reasons to Put Your Contact Center in the Cloud Today | Inside CX appeared first on Intrado.

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”.

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? Don’t Let Your Contact Center Fall Into the Complexity Trap.

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. Some businesses have near and long-term plans to move to the cloud. Swapping out your existing contact center infrastructure investments is most likely not an option.

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.

Cloud Contact Center Solutions Improve Relationships between Business and IT

DMG Consulting

Cloud Contact Center Solutions Improve Relationships between Business and IT. The purpose of this blog post is to debunk the myth that IT resources are not needed when contact center infrastructure solutions – automatic call distributors (ACDs), dialers, interactive voice response systems (IVRs)/intelligent virtual assistants (IVAs) –move to the cloud. IT is needed regardless of whether a contact center solution is on-premise or in the cloud.

Guest Blog: The Rise of Chatbots in Customer Experience

ShepHyken

These virtual customer experience tools are transforming the way that companies interact with their customers in the contact center environment. Initially, chatbots were little more than a method deployed to take some of the weight off contact centers and their agents.

Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements

NICE inContact

That you’re taking the right steps towards improvement in the contact center and beyond? Contact center benchmarks , that’s how. The post Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements

NICE inContact

That you’re taking the right steps towards improvement in the contact center and beyond? Contact center benchmarks , that’s how. In just one hour, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of contact center benchmarks and “the continuous improvement cycle”—a six-step methodology that gets real results so your company can: Compare to competition Pinpoint performance gaps Identify improvement initiatives Enhance enterprise value.

Your Contact Center in the Cloud

Blueworx

What does moving your Contact Center to the cloud mean to the customer? Calling into a contact center is never a favorite task of anyone. The post Your Contact Center in the Cloud appeared first on Blueworx. Blog Call Routing Cloud Contact CenterAre there benefits? We know […].

Managing Gen-Z and Millennials in the Contact Center

NICE inContact

Gen-Z was born between 1996 and 2010, with the oldest workers of the era being 23 years of age, and prime entry-level job candidates in your contact center. To cater to both generations, you need to provide up-to-date communication solutions in your contact center.

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Today’s Contact Center

NICE inContact

Think adding artificial intelligence (AI) to your contact center means dramatic technology shifts? So, what might you consider as you integrate artificial intelligence into your contact center? How does a contact center meet these demands?

Boost Growth and Lower Costs with AI and Cloud Contact Center Solutions

NICE inContact

Today, contact center leaders who embrace the cloud are quick to see its benefits – powering engaging customer experiences while positively impacting business outcomes. When TechStyle opted for a unified cloud platform, the walls between the teams were broken.

Swedish Rail Unifies Contact Center Operations with Cloud

NICE inContact

In the course of planning and traveling, customers contact Swedish Rail for a variety of reasons, from checking on delayed trains to disturbances on the tracks—volume that rises considerably during bad weather and vacations. About 800,000 of these interactions are handled each year by Swedish Rail’s 200 advisors, working from two contact center locations about 100 kilometers apart. But physical distance wasn’t the only thing separating the two contact center locations.

NICE inContact Ranks Highest in Overall Execution in Ovum 2017 Decision Matrix for Cloud Contact Center Solution

NICE inContact

Just over 12 months ago, NICE Systems acquired inContact (now NICE inContact) bringing together the perennial industry leader in Workforce Optimization (WFO) and Analytics and the longest standing cloud contact center provider in the world.

Your Contact Center in the Cloud – Consider Better UX

Blueworx

Are you contemplating the BIG decision move your contact center to the cloud? The post Your Contact Center in the Cloud – Consider Better UX appeared first on Blueworx. Blog Cloud Contact Center Customer ExperienceThere are a lot of factors to consider when taking this step and one of the most […].

Workforce Management Basics in Today’s Contact Center: Part 2

NICE inContact

In Part One of this two-part series, we sought to demystify the forecasting and scheduling components of contact center workforce management. RTA is one of the most underrated metrics in the contact center, but undoubtedly one of the most important.

Get Your Contact Center Ready for the Modern Age

NICE inContact

This is also true for call center systems. How well does your system support modern call center requirements like omnichannel , digital channels , workforce management and more? How does all this impact your call center? Why go “cloud” or stay with an on-premises system?

Managing Gen-Z and Millennials in the Contact Center

NICE inContact

Gen-Z was born between 1996 and 2010, with the oldest workers of the era being 23 years of age, and prime entry-level job candidates in your contact center. To cater to both generations, you need to provide up-to-date communication solutions in your contact center.

Guest Blog: The Customer Experience’s Impact on Customer Churn

ShepHyken

While Director of Contact Center Solutions at Voice Data Systems (VDS) is his role, and improving both the customer and agent experience through cloud contact center solutions is his expertise, Nick is also a volunteer co-membership chair at SOCAP Ohio and volunteer chair at CXPA, Columbus.

Building for the Future – Cloud Contact Center Solutions Offer Flexibility, Scalability and Omnichannel

NICE inContact

Building for the Future: CX in the Cloud is packed with real world lessons learned from a panel of seasoned contact center experts. What better way to learn about the benefits of moving contact center technology to the cloud than from the companies employing these solutions. Companies like TechStyle benefit from the flexibility offered by cloud-based solutions. “You have to constantly reinforce the cloud-based solution.”

Top 3 Benefits and Best Practices of Contact Center Modernization

West

Unfortunately, your contact center isn’t one of them, and if you haven’t replaced or upgraded your solutions recently, there’s a good chance your customers have noticed. In that case, it’s probably time for a little contact center modernization.

Consumer Demands are Changing Faster than Ever. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

NICE inContact

In light of fast-changing customer demands, is your contact center keeping up? But steep competition, plus the dozens of service channels available, means customer service leaders must continuously monitor and improve customer experience, strengthening contact center operations to meet the speed, personalization and convenience consumers desire. Hear about actual contact center transformations and best practices, too. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

Consumer Demands are Changing Faster than Ever. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

NICE inContact

In light of fast-changing customer demands, is your contact center keeping up? As contact center leaders, we need to focus on ensuring customers and agents have the technology and tools to deliver seamless omnichannel service. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

Get Your Contact Center Mojo Workin’

Aspect

Just a month and a half ago, Aspect president Chris Koziol made an unconventional proclamation to the Aspect Customer Experience event in Las Vegas: The contact center has got its mojo back. To wit, a contact center viewed as a cost center does not have its mojo back.

DentalPlans.com Performance Soars with Workforce Management in its Contact Center

NICE inContact

The company’s 110-agent contact center is a driving force in the company’s success, accounting for $17-$18 million of the company’s annual revenue. The contact center operation now operates seamlessly on the CXone platform from three locations—Plantation, FL, Las Cruces, NM and Santiago, Dominican Republic. Before teaming up with NICE inContact and CXone, however, the contact center operation didn’t always run like a well-oiled machine.

Workforce Management Basics in Today’s Contact Center: Part 2

NICE inContact

In Part One of this two-part series, we sought to demystify the forecasting and scheduling components of contact center workforce management. In most contact centers, this remains a manual task, but more and more contact centers are exploring the use of employee engagement tools that automatically recommend and enact schedule adjustments, automatically engaging the right agents with offers for additional shift opportunities or offers for time off.

The Hybrid Customer Contact Center

USAN

Today, contact center leaders still have a tendency to create rules that mandate a different customer experience based on whether the interaction was self-service or involved a live agent. Live agent contact is going to diminish, but it’s never going away. Move to the Cloud.

How to Cash in on Contact Center Failures

NICE inContact

If you’ve manage an aging contact center, then you’ve probably identified several inefficiencies which limit your success. Maybe its call volumes that exceed contact center capacity. Whatever the reason, when troubles reduce the contact center to nothing more than a tightly managed expense, it becomes very difficult to ask for improvements. These savings can then be applied to contact center improvements.