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.

Why Businesses are moving to the Cloud Contact Center Solutions in South Africa?

Ameyo

Successful businesses choose innovation and they invest in contact center technology that keeps up with the customer service standards. Customer experience has become the talk of the town and there isn’t a business that is not swept by the wave of this change.

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.

New Integration with Google Cloud Contact Center AI

8x8

Have you heard about 8x8 X Series’ new integration with Google Cloud’s Contact Center AI? Contact Center AI empowers enterprises to use AI to augment and improve their contact centers.” .

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

to meet customer expectations for digital service Social Media Voice of the. Customer. Messaging The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why So Many Contact Centers Struggle with. Digital Self Service Tweet this Customers want digital self- service options, such as chat and.

Customer Self-Service and the Role of Cloud Contact Centers

Win the Customer

The customer service landscape is changing, with technology allowing customer service to shift from call centers and direct contact solutions to self-service technology. . Here’s a look at customer self-service and the role of burgeoning cloud contact centers.

Shift Drives Better Customer Experience with Talkdesk Enterprise Cloud Contact Center

Talkdesk

It can also be one of the most stressful purchases, but Talkdesk customer Shift has made it their mission to change that. Shift needed a better way to route calls to agents across their three contact centers. Customer Win Customer Experience Shift

Shift Drives Better Customer Experience with Talkdesk Enterprise Cloud Contact Center

Talkdesk

It can also be one of the most stressful purchases, but Talkdesk customer Shift has made it their mission to change that. Shift needed a better way to route calls to agents across their three contact centers. Call Center Customer Experience Shift

How Are You Measuring Voice Quality in Your Cloud Contact Center?

Cyara

Voice quality can be the difference between keeping and losing a customer, so it’s important to get it right. In fact, contact center expert Beverly McIntosh described good voice quality as “table stakes.”.

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.

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 Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe.

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. You’ll learn the answers to these and other important questions in this informative and insightful webinar featuring two dynamic presenters: Angie Luckey-Succes – Director of Client Experience, Landauer, Inc. The post Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

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? Customers want proactive communications.

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.

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. Cloud is the Driving Force.

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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.

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.

Guest Blog: The Rise of Chatbots in Customer Experience

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Irina Kirnos who writes about how chatbots are customer experience tools that are changing the way that companies interact with their customers. From Customer Service to Customer Experience.

Cloud Contact Center Solutions Improve Relationships between Business and IT

DMG

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.

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

NICE inContact

Brands of all sizes are learning that customer experience is no longer an afterthought: it’s the heart of what consumers want, and the foundation for profits. In light of fast-changing customer demands, is your contact center keeping up? It used to be possible to win with a top product or a competitive price, but more than ever, customer experience is now top of mind for consumers — and crucial for bottom-line growth.

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

NICE inContact

Brands of all sizes are learning that customer experience is no longer an afterthought: it’s the heart of what consumers want, and the foundation for profits. In light of fast-changing customer demands, is your contact center keeping up?

See You At Contact Center Week For Discussions, Demos, and Copper Mules

Callminer

Join CallMiner and customer SiriusXM for our workshop, “Interaction Analytics Simplified: How Omni-channel Analytics Technology Works and Applies to the Contact Center Industry,” held on Tuesday, June 19th from 2:15-5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 21 st , Meet the Customer SiriusXM.

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. Unify to Deliver Immersive Customer Experiences.

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

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Nick Glimsdahl who writes about how customer retention should be a priority and how to avoid losing customers. To compound the cost, new customers are not nearly as likely to try new products or spend as much. So, customer churn is expensive.

How Long Should It Take to Set Up an Omnichannel Cloud Contact Center?

Bright Pattern

If I were to ask a room full of customer service managers and customer experience executives how long they think it takes to set up an omnichannel contact center , there would be a very mixed response. omnichannel contact center

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.

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?

Contact Center Update: Catching Up With Noble Systems

Noble Systems

Lee and Erik covered a wide range of subject matter in the two-part Q&A, such as mitigating agent attrition, CCaaS adoption, gamification, and the requisite omnichannel functionality that today’s contact centers need. Contact Center Update: Catching Up With Noble Systems.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Cloud Contact Center Implementation

EPIC Connections

Your industry needs, your business needs, and your operations are extremely unique, making no two cloud contact center solutions alike. But with so many variables and configurations involved, identifying your contact center needs can be a tricky process.

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.

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.

3 Contact Center Challenges You Can Win With Technology

Jive

As far as industry buzzwords go, none have had a bigger impact than “cloud.”. Whether you’re a small to medium enterprise or a major blue chip corporation, the Cloud has been lauded as the solution to common communication, storage, and productivity challenges. Low customer satisfaction.

End Finger Pointing in the Contact Center Communication Cloud

Call Center Coach

When it comes to trying to figure out the contact center communications cloud landscape, the fog began to lift for me somewhat at Call Center Week. End Finger Pointing in the Contact Center Communication Cloud Click to Tweet.

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.

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.”

Beginning to Explore Cloud Contact Center Solutions? Here’s a Good Place to Start

Serenova

For some technology solutions (customer relationship management (CRM), for example) the cloud is now the de facto standard. In her recent research, Migrating to a Cloud Contact Center: Tales from the Far Side , customer experience industry analyst Sheila McGee-Smith points out that for contact centers, the move to the cloud has been slow compared to many other industries. Here’s a peek at what it covers: Why Move to the Cloud?

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. Outbound callers generate membership sales and renewals, while customer care agents handle provider and member care. The contact center operation now operates seamlessly on the CXone platform from three locations—Plantation, FL, Las Cruces, NM and Santiago, Dominican Republic.

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.