What Are the Best SaaS Products for a Startup Company?

Win the Customer

These are some of the SaaS solutions that you can utilize to establish and grow your knowledge base. This is another SaaS product that is aimed at customers who are in desperate need of creating and managing a knowledge base.

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SaaS or Managed Contact Center? Soon There Could Be a Better Option

West

But there are a few more choices to make, including which solution is right for you: SaaS or managed services. SaaS (Software as a Service) is a do-it-yourself option. The Blog SaaS or Managed Contact Center? So you’ve decided to move your contact center to the cloud.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of September 12, 2016

ShepHyken

Skyrocket SaaS Growth: 56 Must Read Tips From Top SaaS Companies by Adam Feber. My Comment: Don’t be misled to thinking this article is for just SaaS types of businesses. Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources.

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Collaboration is Key in Canada: 3 Takeaways from SAAS North 2017

CafeX

Collaboration is key in bringing products to market: when customer needs are the focus, teams have common goals, and the workplace is diverse, everybody wins. Here are 3 takeaways for those unable to attend

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Cheap, Fast or Good: Which is Most Important?

West

Cloud Contact Center Connected Customer Experience Interactive Services Proactive Notifications & Mobility business center cheap choices communication contact contact center fast good managed proactive products provider SaaS services solutions whitepaperYou can have it cheap, fast or good.

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Three Reasons Why You Should NOT Renew Your WFO Software License

Envision

Since the advent of the cloud, there has been an ongoing battle between software licensing and Software as a Service (SaaS). The former involves a company signing a licensing contract that permits them to operate a physical piece of software onsite at their location.

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How CaféX Ensures Secure Live Chat & Secure Team Workspaces

CafeX

When vetting SaaS providers & choosing online collaboration tools, regulatory compliance & information security are key requirements; here's what CaféX is doing to ensure our chat and workspace software is secure

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of July 31, 2017

ShepHyken

The Status Quo of Customer Success in SaaS: Stats, Facts, Data, and Japanese Restaurants by Andy Mura. Userlane) The evolution of SaaS organizations that focus on customer experience and customer success. My Comment: This article draws some parallels between some of the experiences the author had when dining out at a variety of Japanese restaurants and doing business with software (SaaS) companies.

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Built.io + Nexmo = Easy Integration of Voice and SMS into Customer Workflows

Nexmo

As the adoption of cloud, SaaS and PaaS applications continues to grow in the enterprise, so does the challenge for companies to integrate their many disparate web-based and on-premise apps. Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) was born from the pain felt by businesses that needed a functional way to connect data residing in and […]. The post Built.io + Nexmo = Easy Integration of Voice and SMS into Customer Workflows appeared first on Nexmo.

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When It Comes to Customer Experience, My Bet's on UJET

UJET

After years of delivering SaaS solutions and supporting customers' implementations through their transition from one half-decent tool to another, I knew there had to be a better way. Most of the time, we could get 80 or 90% of the way there—but only after significant compromise. The reality is that a large part of this industry is built from 20-year-old architectures and only updated just enough to infiltrate the cloud technology space… But then there’s UJET.

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Guest Blog: Customer Service Trends for 2018

ShepHyken

Rohit Prasanna brings about 14 years of digital marketing experience and has been an advisor to software start-ups in the mobile and SaaS areas.

Guest Blog: How Much Does A Negative Review Hurt A Business?

ShepHyken

He has experience in marketing for two SaaS companies and is passionate about the overall custoemr experience. This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Michael Becker, talks about how negative reviews and poor customer service can impact your business.

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WFM – Your First Step to a Cloud Contact Center

Aspect

The benefits of Software as a Service (SaaS) available from the cloud are inescapable, whether you are operating a contact center or an accounting firm. With SaaS, upgrades are made continuously in the cloud, at no extra charge, with no changes or interruptions to the customer’s operation.

Planning for 2018? These Blogs and Reports Should Help

inContact

The ROI of SaaS – Forrester Research. NICE inContact’s blog keeps you up to date on the hottest contact center trends – but with 3-4 posts a week, it may be hard to get to it all!

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Fireside Chat: Natero Shares Tips for Customer Success

Satrix Solutions

As a whole, SaaS executives tend to focus on Customer Success metrics like retention trends, expansion rates, and Customer Lifetime Value. Craig is the CEO of Natero, a uniquely data-driven Customer Success platform for B2B SaaS businesses.

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What is Hosted Call Center Software? A Definition of Hosted Call Center Software, Advantages, and Best Practices for Choosing the Right Delivery Model

Callminer

Hosted software also is referred to as software as a service (SaaS) or cloud software, if the servers are virtualized. Hosted call center software is a delivery model that differs from on-premise software and shares some characteristics with cloud-based software.

End Finger Pointing in the Contact Center Communication Cloud

Call Center Coach

SaaS: Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet. There are too many times when it seems like the fog has rolled in and it’s hard to see where you need to go.

From Brick & Mortar to At-Home Agents: The Challenges, Process and How to Get Started

EPIC Connections

The Bottom Line: The most effective scenario is to find a hosted SaaS technology provider who is responsible for all maintenance and upgrades and provides the connectivity options that link you and your agents together. Many contact center leaders have partnered with EPIC to deploy at-home models, evaluate the industry’s best SaaS technology platforms, and find the right solution as well as the right agents. The benefits of a home-based agent model are undeniably exciting.

Guest Blog: 4 Technology Solutions to Help You Manage Customer Service More Effectively

ShepHyken

With BI, AI, and cloud-based SaaS apps, CRM software is adapting to your business, not the other way around.

Guest Blog: Don’t Make Me Wait

ShepHyken

As both a professor and chief scientist at a SaaS software company, I spend time around two groups of people that couldn’t be more different: Enterprise marketing, sales, and customer experience executives.

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. Subscribing to a cloud SaaS solution mimics the historical pattern of an autonomous WFM purchase.

Guest Blog: What Hospitality Industry Has Taught Us About Customer Service Best Practices

ShepHyken

Benny Tjia is co-founder and CEO of Bornevia , SaaS product for better and more responsive customer support. This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Benny Tjia shares lessons learned from the hospitality industry about creating a customer focused culture.

Cloud + Automation: The Future of the Contact Center Infrastructure

Aria Solutions

Technology fuels so many aspects of businesses today, that it is now the lifeblood of the organization. CIOs and Infrastructure leaders must own the design for the full eco-system to deliver an infrastructure that can be the foundation for the business.

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3 Takeaways from Our Live Discussion on How the Twilio / Amazon ‘Stack’ is Changing the Call Center [Video]

Fonolo

The move to SaaS pricing and cloud deployment has made a lot of the processes obsolete – specifically those that made their business model viable. Is there still room for the traditional channel partner in a world dominated by cloud deployment, SaaS-pricing (or consumption pricing)?

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Customer Engagement Center Capabilities: Continuous Delivery in the Cloud

Aspect

Aspect Via™ delivers contemporary self-service, interaction management and workforce optimization capabilities in a reliable, robust SaaS architecture. Today, we are closing out our CEC Capabilities series, but before we do we have one final topic to touch on: continuous delivery.

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Talking Omnichannel But Organised Multi Channel?

Peter Lavers

This change has been complemented by the move to purely digital products in some categories e.g. music downloads, ebooks / enewspapers / emagazines, movie streaming, SaaS. Remember when we used to talk about “channels and media”? Life was simple.

The Twilio / Amazon ‘Stack’ Will Dominate the Next Call Center Era

Fonolo

And it’s really just part of a larger trend where all enterprise software has been moving to cloud architecture and SaaS pricing.). Contrarian view by the CEO of OttSpot: Twilio Flex: the future death of the “no (Telecom) stack” SaaS?

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The Top 3 Lessons I Learned in 2017

Customer Service Life

I’ve worked for SAAS companies in the past where we went through phases where something would break weekly, the call queue would go from 5 to 50, and we’d work into the night trying to get caught up on the email queue.

The Science of B2B Retention Selling

Genroe

CustomerGauge: CEO of SaaS solution CustomerGauge, a platform which helps business retain customers. How to predict which clients you will lose (or will spend more). Are you confident in your post-sales team’s ability to secure renewal business? If you have a “land and expand” strategy, do know when you can expand your business in a given client? We will explore these questions, example cases studies and provide some practical approaches in this informal breakfast session.

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5 Intriguing Call Center Acquisitions from the First Half of 2018

Fonolo

They followed up in April with an acquisition of Mattersight which provides SaaS-based enterprise behavioral analytics software. We’re about half-way through 2018, and the pace of acquisitions in the call center space has been brisk.

Choose the Right Speech Analytics Technology

Aspect

In my last blog , we talked about the huge gulf between the value of speech analytics and the actual use of speech analytics in contact centers.

Does Your Contact Center Have an Emergency Plan?

Ansafone

Off-Site Provisions: An alternate technology—which goes by many names, such as hosted services, SaaS (software as a service), or cloud-based services—removes the need for contact centers to have much equipment on site. Ten essential items should be part of every contact center’s contingency strategy. Executives should have a plan to deal with critical emergency situations. It’s simply smart management.

Survey Shows Growing Popularity of Call-Backs Among BPOs

Fonolo

Fonolo offers similar functionality, but in a platform-agnostic way, with a cloud-delivery model and SaaS pricing. A surefire way to fall out of favor with a customer is to leave them on hold for more than a few minutes.

How Data and Insight are Underpinning the Wimbledon Experience

Peter Lavers

IBM SaaS Digital Commerce solution [link]. I was honoured again this week to be invited to Wimbledon by IBM to experience this very special tournament that blends the very best of tradition and innovation.

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Cloud VS On-Premise: Pros and Cons to Identify

Dialer 360

Within the past few years, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms have gained a powerful foothold for each skilled and private applications. Cloud contact center business is an evolution in the market according to the needs of the modern technology. Usually, a cloud base system is adapted and can be scaled according to the size of the organization. It is not limited to one place, it can use for any type of computer.

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Expert Opinion: Top 3 Customer Support Trends to look for in 2018

Taylor Reach Group

Web RTC, the underlying enabling technology, is increasingly available in SaaS and CCaaS solutions eliminating barriers to deployment. Original post via ProProfs, expert opinion summary by Colin Taylor. With Customer Experience being a crucial factor in business operations, comes the importance of optimizing Customer Support and forecasting trends. With 2018 around the corner, it’s a great time to discuss current and anticipated trends.

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Amazon, Twilio, and Vonage Lead the Way to Pure Consumption Pricing

Fonolo

In terms of deployment, we can expect that trend to continue , but in terms of pricing, it’s now a 3-way question: equipment plus maintenance (the old way), traditional SaaS (the new way), or pure consumption (the new new way).

Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis

Branch Mesenger

There are founders who believe they can scale SaaS companies here in Minneapolis, including Kipsu and Branch. It’s Twin Cities Startup Week , a gathering of the creatives, hackers, investors, makers, entrepreneurs, and startups that are powering the economic future of Minneapolis and St.

5 Cloud Call Center Software Pricing Models to Consider

Outsource Consultants

1) PER USER/PER MONTH PRICING: This is the traditional Software as a Service (SaaS) pricing model where each user added increases the total cost. In a recent article , Nancy Seby discusses how contact centers use cloud software to reduce costs and also as a backup for disaster recovery.

Does the Thought of Holiday Scheduling Raise Your Stress Level? Better WFM Tools Might Ease That Stress.

Pipkins

Before purchasing any software or SaaS solution, investigate your options to ensure you are investing in a system robust enough to benefit your contact center operations during peak periods and throughout the entire year and generate maximum ROI. Holiday staffing can be challenging at best in the contact center industry.

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