Consumer preference for customer service channels is changing across all ages and demographics. Adoption of digital customer service channels, with an emphasis on self-service channels such as web and mobile, is exploding as consumers expect relevant and seamless omnichannel customer service. However, firms’ technology and staffing plans are not keeping up with consumer demand for digital customer service. This report outlines communication channel customer use and major gaps in contact center technology and operations. It also provides data that will help application development and delivery (AD&D) pros align operations with customer expectations to garner their satisfaction and long-term loyalty.
Despite the array of new technologies enabling customer contact across web and mobile channels, most serious interactions still have to pass through an agent in order to be resolved. Enterprises can push customers toward self-service, but in the end, people often still need to talk to other people. This means that, even in the best of circumstances, the customer experience is highly dependent on the capabilities of the agent manning the phones. That person needs more than skills and a beneficial temperament; they require a software environment that provides maximum space for flexibility, problem solving, and intuitive task switching.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
The migration of contact centers from on-premises to the cloud is well underway and dramatically changing how companies deliver customer experience. That’s the conclusion of this 2016 survey by 8x8 and the Contact Center Network Group (CCNG) of 154 contact center professionals in the U.S. and UK. The November 2016 survey results uncover a range of trends and opportunities that highlight the importance of analytics, the increase in remote working, and the integration of more non-voice channels into the contact center.
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Major business drivers that are leading contact centers to cloud
Surprising top method for measuring and improving agent performance
Concerns and obstacles around moving to the cloud
Increased prevalence of remote working and key challenges reported
The most popular non-voice channels contact center managers would like to incorporate
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
The right contact center solution should integrate tightly with your CRM solution and add value to it. Your contact center software should be able to capture all email, chat and standard telephone interactions and link them to the customer records database. Not only does this ensure continuity in all your customer communications, it gives the CRM database more information to use in constructing a better picture of your customers’ behavior.
So how do you choose the right contact center for your organization? Following are three examples of forward-thinking businesses that found the right answer with cloud communication technology.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 17, 2017
This Frost & Sullivan paper will outline the difficult challenges faced by all businesses—in a variety of industries and sizes—in creating an exceptional customer experience; discuss the value of a contact center that also supports all channels of choice, disaster recovery, data analytics, and leveraging back-office workers; stress the need for cultural change throughout the organization to truly meet today’s customers’ expectations; and offer best practices recommendations for taking the lead in creating a customer journey that engenders loyalty, delivers total satisfaction, and drives revenues.
Published By: MaritzCX
Published Date: Feb 02, 2018
This e-book presents results alongside an argument that
action/behavior metrics are the best measures to help companies drive real action and lasting change. By downloading this eBook, you give MaritzCX and its partners permission to contact you for marketing and promotional purposes.
Ready to step up your revenue in eight easy steps? Get this guide and start transforming your customer experience immediately. It’s helped other businesses reach up to 30% of their revenue goal – and it’ll work for your contact center too.
This white paper includes strategies for:
• Empowering and rewarding customer advocates
• Encouraging and responding to customer feedback
• Developing a plan for continuous improvement
• Future-proofing processes and tools
NICE inContact has been recognized as a Leader in the new Gartner report:Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North Americafor the fifth consecutive year. NICE inContact achieved the highest and furthest overall position for its ability to execute and completeness of vision.
There has never been a better time to modernize to a cloud contact center. Make a smart buying decision with new, independent analysis of leading cloud contact center providers, including NICE inContact.The 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for CCaaS includes a rigorous, independent evaluation of all the leading cloud providers to help you select the right tech partner for your contact center.
Download your complimentary copy of the report that includes:
• Gartner’s independent evaluation of the Contact Center as a Service market
• Why NICE inContact continues to be named a Leader
• Vendor strengths and cautions to aid in your buying process
NICE inContact has been recognized as a Visionary with the furthest overall placement for Completeness of Vision in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, Western Europe.
The Gartner report states, “A single contact center application supporting all channels offers better support for familiar tools applied across all interaction-handling scenarios, and the ability to leverage a cloud application ecosystem to build out more customer-centric capabilities.”
To successfully choose and implement an IP system, the best place to start is with a roadmap - current offerings, justification factors, upcoming solutions, and suggested planning guidelines. Without one, your new system might never move forward. Read more.
How a contact center deploys and manages eServices - non-voice interaction channels such as email, chat, SMS and social media - is the key to offering electronic services that attract modern tech-savvy customers. Learn about eServices best practices from Sheila McGee-Smith, founder of McGee-Smith Analytics, and Tim Passios, Director of Solutions Marketing at Interactive Intelligence, and how three diverse companies successfully utilize eServices to their advantage.
Contact centers face a tall order: Deliver stellar service and real-time response to customers, and still get more out of the workforce without risking burnout and turnover. Lori Bocklund is president of Strategic Contact, and Rachel Wentink is the senior director of Product Management for Interactive Intelligence, and when they discuss how to optimize agent performance and offer outstanding service, it's worth reading.
Read what makes the Interaction Center Platform a true-all-in-one solution for the contact center, the enterprise and the cloud, from Interactive Intelligence president and CEO Don Brown, and Tim Passios, senior director, Solutions Marketing.
For contact centers, it's getting easier to consolidate and centralize communications architectures and realize the benefits. Obviously, there are fewer applications and physical boxes to be administered and maintained.
Read how in this first installment of a three-part series from two industry experts: Michele Rowan, president, At Home Customer Contacts, and Tim Passios, senior director of Solutions Marketing at Interactive Intelligence.
Read what companies are doing to make PCC initiatives an integral part of their unified communications and customer retention strategies, from Mathew Erickson, senior product manager for outbound solutions at Interactive Intelligence,
Learn about how your contact centers are a world of innovative and intricate technology and how with the right analytical tools you can maximize your organization’s potential by optimizing your customer’s experience.