Guest Blog: “Zhuzhing Up” Humans in the Contact Center

ShepHyken

In the contact center industry, for example, there are fewer phone conversations going into customer support centers than in the past. The calls that do go through to the contact center agent are for more critical interactions — involving complexities, emotions or higher values.

Automation Key to COVID-19 Contact Center Crisis

Contact Center Pipeline

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the contact center industry in a manner of disarrayed motion the likes of which have never been seen before. As I write this blog, I’ve had to go back and edit before I could even submit it to the blog site as the U.S. government’s Center for Disease Control (CDC) […]. Crisis Management AI bots call center chatbot cloud telephony contact automation contact center conversational IVR COVID-19 crisis management omnichannel

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Guest Blog: Is Your Contact Center Prepared to Handle Breaking News?

ShepHyken

This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Kathleen Hettinger, discusses the importance of handling breaking news and how your organization should be prepared. So how can your contact center best prepare for breaking news?

Guest Blog: Is Your Contact Center Using the Right Customer Feedback Tool?

ShepHyken

These reasons are reflected by the CCW Executive Report on Contact Center Priorities for 2018, where increasing the “voice of the customer” strategy is the #3 contact center priority this year.

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?

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.

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.

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: . She writes for the blog of Dialer360.

Guest Blog: Culture Starts at the Top

ShepHyken

Dave used to fly to Orlando, where JetBlue’s training center is, to meet every new employee as part of an Orientation process for new hires of all ranks. The post Guest Blog: Culture Starts at the Top appeared first on Shep Hyken.

Artificial Intelligence in the Contact Center

Blueworx

The post Artificial Intelligence in the Contact Center appeared first on Blueworx. Blog AI Alexa Artificial Intelligence Contact Center IBM Watson IVRWe are all exposed to some form of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on a daily basis.

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.

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.

Skyrocket Cisco Contact Center Efficiency with Artificial Intelligence

Cisco - Contact Center

Enhancing Call Center Efficiency . The Future of Cisco Contact Centers. In the vast majority of cases the first part, let’s say at least 10%-20% of the time, of a call to a Contact Center, is about data collection, name, the reason for calling, service id, etc.

Guest Blog: Want to Excel at Customer Service? Transform your Contact Centers into Customer Engagement Centers

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Mansi Bhatia who looks at ways organizations can transform contact centers into a customer engagement center. I like the idea of a customer engagement center. – Shep Hyken. Earlier, businesses used to see contact centers as cost centers.

Guest Blog: Are You Setting the Right Customer Experience Goals?

ShepHyken

This rings especially true in the contact center, where many of the simpler, repetitive tasks are still performed by humans. It’s a crucial part of the contact center and the longer you wait to deploy it the further behind your competition you fall.

Cisco is Identified as a Leader in Aragon’s Globe for Intelligent Contact Center 2020

Cisco - Contact Center

Driving Business Growth for Customers with the Intelligent Contact Center. Over the past year, Cisco has been advancing our contact center portfolio to help our customers drive business growth and competitive differentiation. Contact Center Installed Base.

Overcoming The Most Persistent Contact Center Challenges

Integrity Solutions

The most persistent contact center challenges can be overcome by making coaching a part of the culture and developing your agents’ listening and problem-solving skills. Top Contact Center Challenges. Empowering Your Contact Center Managers to Act.

RichCall Blog - Summary of Key Contact Center Technologies and Experts

Jon Arnold

This crossed my path recently, and wanted to share it as a good resource/overview of technologies currently leading the contact center space. RichCall is a contact center vendor I didn't know previously, and they recently compiled a pretty extensive summary, based on industry research and insights from analysts/consultants/experts in this space. Contact Center Cloud Communications User Experience

Guest Blog: Three Surprising Ways You Can Improve the Customer Experience with Cloud IVR

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Nogol Tardugno who tells us how to get our contact center interactive voice response (IVR) to deliver the best customer experience. So how can your contact center IVR get there?

4 Contact Center Reports to Start Off Your Year

Fonolo

It’s going to be a big year in the world of contact center and in customer service technology. We’re going to tackle all of those topics in the months ahead on this blog, but first we’re reading everything we can so we can bring you the most accurate analysis.

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. Speech analytics is another essential for cloud contact centers.

Spring cleaning the contact center

Nuance

In many organizations the contact center is the heartbeat of the company. An entire company’s brand can rest on the experience that happens here; […] The post Spring cleaning the contact center appeared first on What’s next.

How Omnichannel Contact Centers Can Maintain Business Continuity During a Pandemic

Upstream Works

With so much of business shifting to virtual spaces, the contact center has taken on a new kind of prominence that no one could have anticipated. The Contact Center as an Essential Service. How Omnichannel Contact Centers Can Adapt.

Optimizing Your Contact Center Performance

Waterfield Technologies

A primary issue when integrating multiple channels and services in your Contact Center is creating a seamless, cohesive solution. The post Optimizing Your Contact Center Performance appeared first on Waterfield Technologies. Blog AI Contact Center Optimize

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Journey to Contact Center Success

NICE inContact

As a contact center manager, you face never-ending challenges from day-to-day operations to envisioning long-term possibilities to improve customer experience while at the same time building efficiency and modernizing processes and systems.

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”.

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.

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 Contact Centers Are Slow to Adopt New Solutions | Contact Center Insights Teaser with Steve Bederman

NobelBiz

Why are contact centers slow to adopt solutions that would be the only way to save their business in the wake of a pandemic? The post Why Contact Centers Are Slow to Adopt New Solutions | Contact Center Insights Teaser with Steve Bederman appeared first on NobelBiz®.

Contact Centers Are Not Dead. Course-Correct Your Strategy Now.

Nuance

Contact Centers are the front-door to those choices. When thought of as Virtual Engagement Centers powered by a range of customer input options from voice and video to text, Contact Centers are vital lifelines for organizations’ digital transformation and customer engagement strategies.

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.

Application Ecosystems and the Future of the Contact Center

Avaya

Digital transformation is about creating experiences that matter, but what does this look like within the contact center? Gartner predicts that by 2025 , the average contact center organization will be exploiting these benefits to better equip staff and enhance service.

5 Factors of Omnichannel Contact Center Success in the New Normal

Upstream Works

Every contact center has a universal goal: to provide exceptional customer service. As we continue to social distance, self isolate and get used to a new normal, it’s more important than ever for contact centers to focus on their overall strategy.

The Artificial Intelligence Journey in Contact Centers

Cisco - Contact Center

” AI in the Contact Center. The interesting piece, which leading players such as Cisco ( Cognitive Collaboration Solutions ) will be able to turn into an advantage for their Contact Center architecture , is related to the way Google Duplex works.