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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scaling a Customer Centric Culture in Your Contact Center

NICE inContact

Contact centers of today are not just customer service centers. But there are only so many hours in the day, so how do you scale a highly connected, customer centric culture in your contact center , with limited budget?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Consider Digital Transformation in Your Contact Center

Waterfield Technologies

As a business is envisioning the move of their contact center to the cloud, it makes sense to look beyond the cloud migration itself and consider how supplementary digital applications […]. Blog Cloud Migration Contact Center Digital Transformation

AI in Contact Centers – IT Gets the Driver Seat

NICE inContact

Contact centers are no exceptions. Contact center execs are keen on leveraging AI for the right use cases and the one team they rely heavily is IT. As IT leaders, here are some key aspects to think through as you roll out an AI project in your contact center.

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.

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

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 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!

Top Three Myths of Hiring Remote Contact Center Agents

NICE inContact

Hiring remote workers can be a competitive advantage for companies, especially contact centers. But there are a lot of misconceptions about remote workers and how they impact a contact center’s productivity and culture.

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.

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.

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. Learn more about harnessing the power of CXone cloud contact.

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.

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.

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.

Moving to Cloud: A Must for Contact Centers

NICE inContact

In the world of Contact Centers , moving functions like IVR and ACD are obvious choices. Your Contact Center represents the front line to your constituents and customers. The post Moving to Cloud: A Must for Contact Centers appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

WhatsApp In Your Contact Center

Integra

This is why we believe in offering this service in our contact center platform, uContact. The post WhatsApp In Your Contact Center appeared first on Contact Center Software - Integra CCS. Integra's Blog

NICE inContact Named a Leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America

NICE inContact

Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America, report has just been released. And thanks to its rigorous analysis of vendors within the market, the report helps buyers ensure the right cloud technology partner is selected for their contact center needs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Transforming the Contact Center Experience With AI

Waterfield Technologies

Contact centers of all sizes are challenged from many different angles today. Contact center agents want support from higher-ups […]. The post Transforming the Contact Center Experience With AI appeared first on Waterfield Technologies.

NICE inContact a first-time Visionary in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, Western Europe

NICE inContact

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, Western Europe, has just been released. NICE inContact was also recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America report.

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?

The Smart and Modern Contact Center

Waterfield Technologies

There is no doubt about it – contact centers must streamline their operations to remain competitive in the modern business landscape. The post The Smart and Modern Contact Center appeared first on Waterfield Technologies. Blog AI Contact Center ROI

Infographic: 6 Small Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference in Your Contact Center

Fonolo

While this may seem simple enough, call and contact center managers of the 21st Century know better: It ain’t easy. If your contact center is floundering, it’s time for you to plant your feet on terra firma and look globally at your common problems.

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 […].

How Contact Centers Impact Patient Experience

HGS

A modernized patient contact center is critical both for differentiating your organization from the competition and for preventing revenue leakage. The post How Contact Centers Impact Patient Experience appeared first on Team HGS Blog.