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Contact Center and CRM: A Galactic Merging

Fonolo

Contact center software and CRM software have been on a slow collision course for decades. It’s not hard to understand why: They both deal with customer communication so the boundary was destined to get blurry. He said “The CRM vendors have won the battle of the desktop.

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Beter Bed Transition Agents in 24 Hours to Work-From-Home Model with Vocalcom Salesforce Edition Cloud Contact Center Solution

VocalCom

As the current COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact businesses across the world, many retailers have been forced to rethink their customer service practices. Beter Bed chooses Vocalcom Salesforce Edition Cloud Contact Center Solution.

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How Digital is Improving Customer Experience in Call Centers

Talkdesk

Bring your ACD to the cloud to enjoy the digital transformation. We’ve written about what to know about Automatic Call Distributors , but times change and so do contact center’s needs and customers’ expectations. Combine customer experience with efficiency.

Cloud Customer Experience – Why It’s a Good Move

Noble Systems

In recent years, many companies that are focused on improving customer experience have moved their contact center operations to the cloud. And how can they be sure that the cloud contact center will accomplish what they set out to do? This blog will look at the top advantages of moving customer experience solutions to the cloud. Here are the top five advantages of moving contact centers to the cloud.

Cisco Contact Center Portfolio: Revolutionizing Customer and Agent Experiences

Cisco - Contact Center

Delivering superior customer experiences is more important now than it has ever been for companies of all sizes. In a study by Bain & Company, a 10x disparity was found between how brands perceive their customer service and how customers perceive that same service.

Customer Experience is a Two-way Street – You Have to Listen

NICE inContact

If you have to choose one metric to measure the overall success of a company, that would be around customer experience (CX). Happy customers buy more, cost less to serve and are strong advocates to bring new customers. On trying to understand what your customers really want, listening to them constantly and enabling every employee in the organization to act is imperative. Take an Outside-in View of the Customer not an Inside-out Organizational View.

PMCTreize Generali sets up remote working model in 48h for its contact center agents thanks to the flexibility of Vocalcom Cloud solutions

VocalCom

This is the case in the insurance industry, in which contact centers are important facilities established for handling customer service and optimizing the customer experience.

Acquisitions Point to Messaging’s Future in Customer Service

Fonolo

Big question: How should text-based communication work alongside voice for customer service? In the dark ages, the only answer to this was email, in its own silo, and a call center, in its own silo. Is Chat Eating into Phone-Based Customer Service? ”.

Contact Centers Move to the Cloud in 2020

Fonolo

Advances in communication technology are forcing rapid change in the contact center. Will your contact center be left behind? The Future of the Contact Center is in the Cloud. Omnichannel Comms Require Cloud-Based Centers.

6 of the Best Apps for Remote Contact Center Teams

Fonolo

it’s becoming more and more important for companies to engage with their customers. Whether it’s on social media, chatbot or other AI technology features, it’s important to know what your customers want and use tools that will help you increase your ROI.

7 Tips for Training Call Center Agents Effectively

VocalCom

Call center agents are at the core of every brand’s customer experience. As they are given the important tasks of communicating with customers and finding solutions while using numerous technologies, it’s essential that they receive the proper training to deliver the best service possible. Here are seven tips for training call center agents effectively. Use customer feedback as training material. Use call scripts to teach soft skills.

TruGreen and CXone: Service Satisfaction and Revenue

NICE inContact

million residential and commercial customers across the U.S. and dramatic seasonal fluctuations, TruGreen faces big challenges in providing outstanding customer service and continuing to enhance the customer’s overall experience. With more than 2.3

New Integration: inContact Agent for Oracle® Service Cloud

NICE inContact

Here is why: You have likely noticed that customers are getting ever more demanding. It’s a general finding in the contact center industry: customers are growing more exigent. That being so, what can you do to improve customer service?

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5 Ways Big Data Can Improve the Customer Experience

VocalCom

Brands nowadays collect a tremendous amount of data on their customers. From purchase history to social media commentary, customer insights may be collected across multiple touchpoints. In addition, contact center metrics such as average handling time and first contact resolution provide data on how the customer experience is affected by service practices. Here are five ways big data can be used to improve the customer experience.

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?

Experta Seguros Migrates All Contact Center Agents to Remote Model in 2 Days With Vocalcom Solutions

VocalCom

Contact centers are scrambling to handle an explosive increase in call volume at a time when people are being told to work from home. At Vocalcom, we understand the immediate need of our customers to ensure business continuity without jeopardizing the health of their employees.

Digital Customer Service on a Shoestring

NICE inContact

But there are some things no company should skimp on, and digital customer service is one of them. If done right, digital customer service won’t just save money, it will make money through higher sales conversions and increased loyalty (more on this below).

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? Modernizing your contact center software may seem like a big job. Why go “cloud” or stay with an on-premises system? Should I buy a dedicated contact center solution or a hybrid UCaaS (phone) solution?

Enterprise Contact Center Software Buyer’s Guide: Recommendations from Gartner

NICE inContact

It is time to modernize your contact center. Your current software is showing its age, unable to keep up with customer expectations or add new capabilities like digital channels (like SMS or WhatsApp) or artificial intelligence (AI). But it may have been five years or more since you last evaluated technology options or vendors for call center software. Watch Up Your CX Game: Buyers Guide for Moving to a Cloud Contact Center now.

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.

6 Ways Predictive Dialers Drive Brand Success

VocalCom

In the contact center, time is everything. Every second wasted results in fewer sales and missed opportunities for delivering great customer service. Fortunately, predictive dialers offer the perfect solution to this problem, as this automated technology filters out obstacles and places calls at optimal times to ensure better results. Here are six ways predictive dialers can drive successful sales and customer service experiences.

How to Empower Contact Center Agents

VocalCom

The contact center is, without question, an intense environment. Agent empowerment is equally essential, and that means giving agents a voice when establishing contact center practices. Listening to their customer experiences and allowing them some autonomy when delivering service can empower them to do their best work. Here are five tips for empowering contact center agents to offer the best customer service possible.

How to Handle Angry Customers in Your Contact Center

NICE inContact

Frustration, discontentment and dissatisfaction are frequent drivers of angry call center customers. Coaching your contact center agents on how to navigate calls from angry customers will decrease call handle times, improve productivity and elevate the customer experience. Listen: The first thing most angry customer callers want to do is vent. Empathetic language lets the angry customer caller know you are listening.

Workforce Management (WFM) – Using Historical Data for Contact Center Forecasting

NICE inContact

Forecasting is a critical component of a call center’s workforce management program. However, one critical component is the accuracy and reliability of the historical contact volume data from which your forecast is generated. The reality is that sometimes you just don’t have great historical data, especially in the case of young contact centers, or those that are just newly implementing contact routing or workforce management software.

7 Top Trendy Ideas of the Customer Expectations in the Call Center

Dialer 360

Customer experience and customer expectations are running out of steam for many years. Every organization in the call center world now realized the customer experience is unique. Customer importance the background with everything.

Digital Customer Service on a Shoestring

NICE inContact

But there are some things no company should skimp on, and digital customer service is one of them. If done right, digital customer service won’t just save money, it will make money through higher sales conversions and increased loyalty (more on this below). The challenges that SMEs face when trying to implement a digital customer service solution are varied, but demonstrating ROI is one of the foremost. A penny saved is a penny earned, right?

Top trends for the contact center in 2019 – part 2, effortless & transformative

Noble Systems

In Part 1 of this two-part blog, we noted that in 2019 the overarching trend indicates a “back to basics” approach with an emphasis on the ultimate contact center goal of fostering meaningful connections with consumers. We also talked about the various trends and technologies that support more human and personalized customer interactions to build kinship and heighten the experience at every touchpoint. This will decrease handle time and minimize customer frustration.

Mobile Apps and SMS are Paying Off in the Contact Center

NICE inContact

As consumers become increasingly dependent on their mobile phones for all types of interactions, businesses need to be able to support this growing and important medium – ensuring customers can reach them when and how they prefer. The lowest hanging fruit for self-service for 2019 planning is to make sure that you’ve optimized your mobile app, and mobile friendly website, for quick responses to common customer questions and issues.

Top 20 Customer Service Blogs You Have to Read in 2020

Fonolo

Which customer service blog posts helped to shape the last decade for you? . When we look back at the customer support industry in 2010, we see a very different beast to the one we work in today. Here, we cover the 20 best customer service blogs and influencers to follow in 2020.

Workforce Management (WFM) – Using Historical Data for Contact Center Forecasting

NICE inContact

Forecasting is a critical component of a call center’s workforce management program. However, one critical component is the accuracy and reliability of the historical contact volume data from which your forecast is generated. The reality is that sometimes you just don’t have great historical data, especially in the case of young contact centers, or those that are just newly implementing contact routing or workforce management software.

It Turns Out, Customers LIKE Email

NICE inContact

And yet, it turns out customers like. In its second annual global research study of businesses , NICE inContact set out to compare perceptions of business contact center leaders and consumers in key areas of customer experience.

TruGreen and CXone: Service, Satisfaction and Revenue

NICE inContact

million residential and commercial customers across the U.S. and dramatic seasonal fluctuations, TruGreen faces big challenges in providing outstanding customer service and continuing to enhance the customer’s overall experience. The company found exactly the solutions it needed when it moved to NICE inContact’s CXone cloud contact center platform —and it’s never looked back. Customers throughout the U.S. With more than 2.3

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Here’s Your Inside Look into the Future of Digital-First Customer Service

NICE inContact

Digital-first customer service is no longer a nice option or a fun perk. It’s what today’s customers have come to expect: meeting them where they are, on the channel they want, on their timeline. Is your contact center keeping up? Without a digital customer service strategy, your customer is on the receiving end of a busy signal, or a phone left off the hook. If you’re not already engaging with customers digitally, your organization is falling behind.

Top trends for the contact center in 2019 – part 2, effortless & transformative

Noble Systems

In Part 1 of this two-part blog, we noted that in 2019 the overarching trend indicates a “back to basics” approach with an emphasis on the ultimate contact center goal of fostering meaningful connections with consumers. We also talked about the various trends and technologies that support more human and personalized customer interactions to build kinship and heighten the experience at every touchpoint. This will decrease handle time and minimize customer frustration.

5 Ways to Boost Your Net Promoter Score

VocalCom

Of all the metrics measured in the contact center, the Net Promoter Score (NPS) is the most telling for long-term customer loyalty. While surveys and customer satisfaction scores reveal your clientele’s feelings about products and specific service interactions, the NPS offers a comprehensive view of their sentiments regarding their overall experiences with your brand. Customers seek seamless experiences. Analyze Voice of the Customer data.

4 Ways to Utilize Social Customer Service Agents More Effectively

NICE inContact

Everyone is talking about removing siloes these days and trying to find practical ways of blending marketing and social customer service. In short, social customer service is the new marketing. Digital customer service helps agents work smarter, not harder.

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5 Customer Expectations Your Brand Needs to Meet

VocalCom

What do customers really want? While many companies are embracing tools such as artificial intelligence to drive better experiences, customers still seek a human touch and the assurance that any technology used is truly for their benefit. Here are five expectations your brand needs to meet to satisfy all customers. Technology that simplifies the customer experience. Customers are not afraid of using technology to find answers or complete tasks.