Make Contact Center Technology a Strategic Tool

Contact Center Pipeline

I’ve logged a few decades working with hundreds of contact centers. So, here’s one thing I know for sure: Contact center technology can be absolutely transformative. Strategy and Planning Strategy is the starting point, defining the […].

Hot Trends Impacting Contact Centers: IoT-enabled Service Strategies

Contact Center Pipeline

In our mid-year look at five“hot” topics that have been garnering much attention recently, our last post offered insights into why employee engagement is so critical to modern contact centers.

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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.

Hot Trends Impacting Contact Centers: A Sole Source of Data

Contact Center Pipeline

In our mid-year series discussing hot topics impacting contact centers, we have presented insights from industry experts on employee engagement, IoT-enabled service strategies, artificial intelligence and millennials.

3 Must-Haves on the Path to a Better Customer Journey

Speaker: Alton Harewood, Contact Center Consultant, and Kara Allen, Global Workforce Management and Optimization, 8x8

Join this re-released conversation with Alton Harewood, Contact Center Consultant, and Kara Allen, Global Workforce Management and Optimization for 8x8, to hear how the fundamental building blocks of CX strategy are being used today, as well as which technology enablers provide the insight and oversight needed to adjust and administer the modern customer engagement team.

The Best Advice for Contact Centers in 2018: The Experts Weigh In

Fonolo

This is especially true for those of us involved in the cacophony of contact centers; we are essentially the appointed, trusted ‘brand listeners’ who hear many, many voices on a given day, including those of both customers and colleagues. Contact center professionals?

How to Recruit and Retain Contact Center Talent

Pam Plyler

Ensure your contact center is equipped with the right recruiting, screening, and training processes to boost call center strategies with these three tips

Three Ways to Boost ROI from Contact Center Tech Investment

Contact Center Pipeline

Technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA) and data analytics are redefining call center strategies and operations. Technology AI analytics automation call center contact center cost management omnichannel RPA

Insurance Contact Center Best Practices

Ansafone

According to the FBI, the insurance … Insurance Contact Center Best Practices Read More ». The post Insurance Contact Center Best Practices appeared first on Ansafone Contact Centers.

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.

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

Messaging The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why So Many Contact Centers Struggle with. engagement strategies retain. simply having a strategy is not. strategies. effective strategies to provide. the right internal strategies in. developing a strategy.

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?

3 things your contact center should be doing in 2020

Taylor Reach Group

For many contact centers, the road to 2020 is strewn with unfulfilled New Year resolutions from the previous decade, abandoned optimization projects and discarded digital transformations pave the way. Listen to what your contact center employees are saying.

Hot Trends Impacting Contact Centers: Millennials

Contact Center Pipeline

The impact that millennials are having on work environments across sectors continues to be a leading topic for contact center leaders. Technology call centers contact centers customer experience digital transformation employee engagement millennials

Marketing Strategies for Contact Centers

Avoxi

Request Demo Talk to a Specialist Contact Us The digital age has transformed the way businesses view their marketing strategies. In this post, we share our top tips for running successful outbound calling campaigns to help drive revenue… The post Marketing Strategies for Contact Centers appeared first on AVOXI. Contact Center Other

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact. Contact centers have dramatically changed.

Multilanguage Support in the Contact Center

Call Center Weekly

This is certainly having an impact on contact center strategies as we must determine how to provide support to these new clients. How does a contact center without a formal multilingual support system handle non-English calls? CCW contact center customer service

Quality Assurance in Your Contact Center

Taylor Reach Group

Quality is a critical support function in call and contact centers. In this interview, Colin Taylor and John Cockerill discuss Quality Assurance, Compliance, outsourcing and the risks and opportunities that can be found by a closer look at your contact centers’ quality program.

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: .

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. It requires a holistic customer experience (CX) strategy, a responsive data strategy and the flexibility to adapt to a changing world. CX Strategy.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

rely on contact. center data 39%. sources that are democratized, such as contact. center data–a goldmine for customer insights. Often overlooked, the contact center provides. CUSTOMER, THE CONTACT. invaluable resource, transforming the contact.

Contact Center and CRM: A Galactic Merging

Fonolo

Contact center software and CRM software have been on a slow collision course for decades. Well, it would be great to look at how companies were paying for the whole “customer service” apparatus and see which share is going to CRM companies versus call center companies.

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Unleashing Agent Retention in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The fifth step ( Step 1 , Step 2 , Step 3 , Step 4 ) in the contact center agent journey is about agent retention. Retaining contact center agents has always been a significant focus area in contact centers. Contact Center Industry Facts.

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.

Leadership that Engages in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The fourth step ( Step 1 , Step 2 , Step 3 ) in the contact center agent journey is about leadership that engages agents. Employee engagement has always been a problem in contact centers. One certainty: relying on the status quo is an untenable strategy.

Contact Center Virtual Summit: July 7 - 27, 2019

Join us as we bring together the best contact center experts and hottest tools in the industry for you to optimize performance, hire right, and retain your best agents. These sessions will show you the strategies top people in the industry are using and recommend.

Top Truths Every Contact Center Leader Needs To Know About AI

Call Center Coach

In recent years, there has been a rising tide of interest in the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in contact centers. STOP : What are the truths of AI in contact centers? Technology or automation that damages those experiences will be costly to your contact center.

Patient Support organization receives expert Contact Center Strategy Assessment from leading consultancy

Taylor Reach Group

Customer Experience and Contact Center Consultancy, The Taylor Reach Group, has recently completed its in-depth analysis of two contact centers for a national patient support firm.

Successful On-boarding in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The second step ( the first step ) in the contact center agent journey comes with the on-boarding process. In my experience seeing many contact center operations, I see this area of the agent journey being full of improvement opportunities. Contact Center Industry Facts.

Meet Customer Contact Strategies: Our January 2020 Wall of Fame Honoree

Contact Center Pipeline

Contact Center Pipeline’s SPONSOR WALL OF FAME Company name Customer Contact Strategies CEO/Founder Michele Rowan When founded 2009 Describe your company We help companies design/expand their work-at-home programs for contact centers via custom consulting, public workshops and conferences.

Data-Driven Approach to Proving Customer Success

Speaker: Irit Eizips, CEO, CSM Practice

Customer service, including contact center support and other customer facing teams must then: track the right customer data to prove value was achieved, and track the right KPIs to continuously improve their customer success strategy.

Technology is Not Strategy

Mindtouch

This year, contact centers revealed themselves to be the perfect COVID-19 incubators. After all, social distancing in the contact center is difficult to achieve. In many cases the shelter-in-place contact center is not nearly as effective as the bygone (?)

Contact Center Trends 2020: A New Age for the Contact Center

Fonolo

It’s been a journey: The contact center evolved from the humble call center, as more channels of communication became commonplace. With this ‘meta-trend’ to give us some context, here are three of our top trend predictions for the contact center in 2020.

Lassoing the Wild West Contact Center Technology

Call Center Coach

And Lori Bocklund has seen both happen in the current Wild West of contact center technology that exists today. Unstable Contact Center Technology. As Lori states, when it comes to contact center technology, all of this is happening.

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.”

4 Strategies to Boost Agent Productivity

Speaker: Melissa Pollock, Customer Success Officer, AmplifAI

As companies continue to seek every competitive advantage available, organizations must explore new avenues for increasing productivity. With new technologies and emerging methods, managers must be both proactive and relevant in order to keep their agents engaged. This webinar will explore 4 strategies that contact center leaders can use to keep their agents and supervisors ahead of the productivity curve.

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. The Inner Circle Guide to Cloud-based Contact Centre Solutions. Who wrote it: Sheila McGee-Smith (one of our Call Center Top Analysts ), sponsored by NICE.