Reliability and Resiliency: What to Look For When Choosing a Cloud-based Contact Center Solution

Bright Pattern

With so much of technology services moving to the cloud, how do contact center managers plan for reliability and resiliency in their CC operations Today’s customers require 24/7 access to answers, whether through voice, email, chat, IM, or self-service.

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

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.

Digital Colleagues: Friend or Foe?

Contact Center Pipeline

Technology agent experience automated contact center solutions call center contact center customer support chatbots digital agentsIt might be time for some of us in the customer service industry to start dusting off our resumes.

Improving the Retail Customer Experience with SMS

Aspect

Our eBook, Your Retail Business Can Do Better, 5 Ways SMS Can Drive More Profitable Customer Engagement , shares more details how SMS captures consumers’ attention, and uncovers additional solutions you can implement to improve the customer experience.

The Customer is Always Right. Right?

Aspect

Now more than ever, it is critical for contact centers to provide customers with the highest degree of care possible. The emphasis on customer experience, versus basic customer service, has driven businesses to massively expand the role of the contact center.

Make the Connection: Join Revation at ICMI Contact Center Demo 2017

Revation Systems

Is your contact center concerned about the increasing need to satisfy growing consumer demand for seamless, omni-channel communications? Also, be sure to ask how your contact center can include fee-free billing and leading security with our HITRUST SOC 2 Type 2 certified solution.

What is the Role of a Call Center Manager in a Changing Contact Center Landscape?

Aspect

I’d like to speak to your supervisor: seven words that can make even the most stoic contact center agents start to sweat. Fortunately, a number of innovative contact center solutions have entered the marketplace, empowering agents to curb the frequency of these types of interactions.

Don’t Settle: 4 Things to Ask Before Choosing A Contact Center Provider

Contact Center Pipeline

Choosing a new contact center solution is a big investment that will affect your everyday operations and the experience you provide to your customers. With that on the line, deciding on a new solution is no easy task.

Give Your Contact Center a Pink Slip

inContact

A common theme for companies known for exceptional customer service is a robust, well equipped call or contact center. Simply put, these centers provide a human touch and a strong differentiator for the marketplace when deployed correctly.

This Week in Enterprise Tech with inContact

inContact

Hear what Rajeev had to say about inContact’s cloud contact center solutions , our strategy for leading the market in cloud technology, and how customers can properly deploy our solutions to meet their business needs. “If If you think about the whole contact center market, there is a big market out there for contact center seats. Rajeev Shrivastava, Chief Strategy Officer at inContact, recently sat down with Fr.

Analyst Firm, Ovum, Identifies Bright Pattern As the Company to Watch in 2018 in Latest Report

Bright Pattern

Historical Cloud Contact leaders are being joined by a set of new entrants. Ovum Customer Engagement Principal Analyst and industry veteran Ken Landoline took a stab at reassessing the key market players in its Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Multichannel Cloud Contact Center Solution, 2017–18 report. omnichannel contact centerThe cloud transition continues to turn tables.

What Do Consumers Expect from Your Chatbot?

Aspect

As artificial intelligence (AI) technology continues to advance, contact center leaders are able to deploy chatbots with increasingly human-like behavior to give customers more personalized support.

How to Prevent Call Center Agents Fatigue by using Workforce Management Solutions

Aspect

In fulfilling their typical daily responsibilities, it can be all too easy for call center agents to become fatigued. If contact center leaders fail to provide a working environment that eases agent fatigue, a number of serious problems may arise.

How to Improve Your Contact Center Technology in 2018

Aspect

Instead, take advantage of cutting-edge solutions to remain agile, productive and support customer experience initiatives. Here are five suggestions to improve your contact center technology in 2018.

How to Improve Your Contact Center Technology in 2018

Aspect

Instead, take advantage of cutting-edge solutions to remain agile, productive and support customer experience initiatives. Fortunately, you can still capitalize on customer data with emergent contact center solutions to enable you to deliver targeted and personal experiences effectively.

 Is Virtual the Next Reality for Contact Centers?

Aspect

The modern contact center must be highly attuned to the emerging technologies that drive customer satisfaction today. The leading contact centers today already leverage chatbots, SMS and intuitive IVR systems, simply making these tools the new status quo.

Top 3 Trends in Contact Centers Today

Call Center Coach

I met up with Justin Robbins at the opening Demo Hall Bash at the CCDemo in Las Vegas to find out about the top trends in contact centers today. What are the top 3 trends in contact center today?” AI is making the contact center agent a more valued organizational asset.”

Mobile Self-service Modernizes Your WFM

Call Center Coach

Effective Workforce Management (WFM) in contact centers seems to be fairly straight forward. I was able to rapidly see the benefit of using the rapid response of mobile self-service in WFM exception processing (and more) when I met Taylor Pack from Branch Messenger at Call Center Week.

The Top Five “Must Have” Contact Center Phone System Features

inContact

Are you one of the almost 40% of organizations that say reducing effort to improve the customer experience is their primary contact center goal for 2018? The best contact center solution is not worth a penny if it’s not up and running.

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

Aspect

Aberdeen’s new report Cloud Contact Center: Customer Centricity with Great Agility & Less Cost shows that not every company that invests in a cloud contact center is getting the highest returns on their investments.

Small Call Centers Go Big with Speech Analytics

Call Center Coach

Small Call Centers Go Big with Speech Analytics. This is often the reply leaders of smaller call centers use when they look at many of the contact center solutions in the marketplace. They just think they can’t have what the larger centers can because of their size.

Hold the Phone—You’re Spending How Much Time on Hold?

Aspect

But this is an important lesson for contact center leaders nonetheless. To more about how your contact center can get rid of busy signals with innovative contact center solutions, click here. The average American today lives to a ripe old age of 78.

Five Key Takeaways From Deloitte’s 2017 Global Contact Center Survey

Aspect

Every year, Deloitte releases an annual survey designed to gather insight from the rapidly evolving contact center landscape, offering leaders from within the industry greater knowledge and actionable intelligence into the trends that will impact their operations in the years to come.

Interactive Voice Response – What it is, What it does, Where it’s going

inContact

Together with its “big brother”, the voice portal, IVRs have been part of contact center solutions for decades, and there is no reason to believe that they will go away any time soon. The advantages of IVRs for call centers are well known. Like many trends that first caught on in personal interactions, the trend is starting to migrate to the contact center. Interactive voice response (IVR) has been a staple of customer service for many years.

Importance of the Contact Center on Full Display for Hurricane Relief

Aspect

The role of the contact center has never been more critical to the overall success of your business strategy than it is today. We’d like to take a moment to highlight a few contact center operations that have shown a commitment to helping out those impacted by these recent calamities.

New Survey Reveals Shifting Cloud Contact Center Preferences

Aspect

The world of contact center solutions is just a microcosm of the myriad of software applications used by enterprises moving inexorably to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model in the public cloud.

How to Utilize Your Agents in the Age of Automation

Aspect

But with the introduction of these new technologies, a debate has cropped up about how this emerging trend will impact contact center agents. But if you ask contact center agents themselves, you’ll hear an entirely different story.

Guest Blog: Assistive AI for Real Work

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Kate aims to augment the capabilities of call center agents and customer service/helpdesk personnel. The technical implementation combines a collection of technologies — chatbots, micro-applications, knowledge center, widgets, a dialog engine, engagement engine, APIs, etc.

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Contact Center Resolution Number 2 – Improve AHT and Agent Engagement with Screen Pops

inContact

“Hello Lauren, thank you for contacting customer service, what can I help you with today?” With good cloud-based contact center solutions, implementing agent screen pops have never been easier. However, benefits extend to other contact center metrics as well.

Are contact centers making the right chatbot decisions?

Call Center Coach

When you’re thinking about making the decision to implement chatbots in your contact center, how should you start? Are contact centers making the right chatbot decisions? at Call Center Week in Las Vegas. AI chatbots can support your contact center agents too.

Power Countless Customer Experiences with inContact

inContact

Uncovering the best way to deliver outstanding customer experiences is something that every contact center strives to do. But finding a solution that will support your unique position, and determining the best approach to delivery, can be a daunting task.

This One Word Unleashes Contact Center Peak Performance

Call Center Coach

In my 20+ years in the contact center industry, the past three years elevated this one word to utmost importance. In our rapid paced contact center environments, we must have “focus”. This ONE WORD unleashes contact center peak performance.”

Proactive Prep: Five Tips to Fine Tune Your Proactive Outreach Campaign

Aspect

Many of the latest contact center management tools on the market today are designed to bridge the gap between consumer preference and businesses objectives. To learn more about the most innovative contact center solutions, and how to use them, click here.

6 Keys to Successful Contact Center Technology Change Management

inContact

Some of us have a hard time adjusting to a change in laundry detergent (you want me to switch from Tide to Gain?!) , so it is only natural that we and our agents sometimes have difficulty accepting and adapting to changes in our contact centers. You’re implementing a new technology solution – great! Contact center solutions , like those offered by inContact, directly contribute to increased efficiency, improved customer satisfaction, and much more.

Customer Story: Clearlink Maximizes Service Levels with inContact

inContact

With their contact center playing a critical business role, Clearlink needed a powerful portfolio of cloud-based contact center solutions. Creating an Enterprise Level, World-Class Call Center.

BPO Giant Webhelp Relies on NICE inContact for Omnichannel Capabilities

inContact

The company continues to rely on its partnership with NICE inContact today as the single contact center solution that spans the entire globe. Advantages of the Cloud Customer Experience Multi-channel Contact Center

Turning Zendesk into a Fully Fledged Contact Center

Bright Pattern

A growing number of businesses are looking at turning Zendesk into a complete contact center solution, not just a support and ticketing system.