Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: May 25, 2017
There is a lot of industry buzz about Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), but most contact centers currently focus on only one or two core KPIs, such as “Service Level,” and are only equipped to optimize these KPIs locally. Few contact centers have the tools to manage performance globally.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 11, 2013
Read Now: The Automatic Call Distributor (ACD) is no longer a core component in the contact center and has become a costly technology that is difficult to manage in a distributed enterprise environment. If you are looking to move away from your legacy call center infrastructure — to a modern, multi-channel Contact Center this white paper gives you a blueprint to modernization and replacing your ACD.
Read this insightful resource to learn how building a multi-channel contact center based on IP/SIP technology can enable you to:
• Enhance Customer Experience
• Virtualize your customer service environment
• Reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Get this whitepaper for best practices, and integration guidelines to help you transition to a modern, SIP/IP-based contact center environment. Read Now.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jul 27, 2016
Customer service has been, and will continue to be, a central concern for most companies. Designing and delivering a positive customer experience relies heavily on the framework and capabilities of your call center or contact center, specifically the ability to support omnichannel interactions.
The IDC MarketScape examines 12 key players in the worldwide contact center infrastructure and software (CCIS) market, analyzing their current capabilities as well as longer term strategies that impact their ability to service customers and gain market share going forward.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
With all the options in the rapidly changing marketplace for cloud-based contact centers, it’s a challenge to find the right solution for your business.
Easily compare the leading contact center solution vendors in the Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Multichannel Cloud Contact Center Solution, 2017-18, based on their ability to offer full voice call routing and multichannel customer service in the cloud.
Learn why Genesys has been positioned as a leader who has solutions for businesses of all sizes and in all industries around the world.
Read the Ovum Decision Matrix to:
• Compare cloud contact center solutions based on the strength of their technology platforms
• Contrast vendors on their ability to handle multichannel customer interactions and connect with customer and company data through analytics
• Understand each vendor’s market impact and why Genesys was chosen as a leader
How to drive employee motivation and
learning with gamification and feedback
Digital engagement provides an exciting new way of breaking away from old paradigms to generate
motivation, proficiency and engagement.
In this white paper we will:
* Provide ways to rethink call center agent motivation by using techniques like feedback, competition, adaptive learning and goals.
* Take a look at what digital motivation looks like in the contact center from the point of view of a call center agent and his manager
Using gamification can do much more than drive quality and performance. It also provides agents with much needed engagement, transparency, feedback and optimal use of best practices training.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Apr 07, 2017
Contact center infrastructure (CCI) evaluation is a technically complex process. This challenge is further complicated by the different requirements for omnichannel, high availability and integration as part of a customer engagement center (CEC). Get this report now to learn:
- 9 critical capabilities for evaluating contact center infrastructure
- 3 use cases that reflect most decisions organizations need to make when looking at CCI – multichannel compact suite, high volume call center and customer engagement center
- Which vendor scores the highest in 3 use cases across 9 capabilities
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Aug 13, 2009
Your company likely has a contact center that efficiently and effectively handles customer interactions via telephone calls as well as through channels such as text chat, SMS, and e-mail. Yet are you aware that the contact center handles just a fraction of the activities that impact the customer experience throughout your business?
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.
Download this complimentary report to learn:
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
Customer Experience (CX) and Net Promoter Score (NPS) are two of the benchmark measurements companies now use to gauge customer satisfaction. And to understand how budgetary decisions impact CX and NPS outcomes, companies are turning to advanced contact center technology for strategic planning and big data. But business requirements to manage these outcomes successfully must incorporate back-office operations as well as the contact center. Read why.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 24, 2017
Before moving to 8x8, MOBI had a premises-based telephone and contact center system. “We had a lot of points of failure inside of our building. And because our help desk and contact center is so critical we absolutely had to do something about it.”
Mobi wanted one system to handle all interactions with their customers, primarily phone calls and instant messaging.
According to Mobi, “What stood out about 8x8 was that everything was managed under one roof.” Mobi has been able to achieve this with 8x8’s integrated Virtual Office and Virtual Contact Center solutions.
Since the cost of staffing in most call centers is between 60 and 70 percent of the total budget, the incremental benefits of selecting the best solution for your operation and implementing it successfully are significant. Companies in the market for a workforce management tool today face a mind-boggling array of choices. Automated workforce management systems range from quite simplistic to highly complex, with a wide range of price tags to match. This paper will help contact center managers navigate the choices.
Customers and business leaders alike demand a great deal of contact centers which cannot easily be met using the simplistic approaches used to develop early, isolated contact centers. In order to provide a top-shelf customer experience, contact centers must adopt sophisticated processes which can evaluate and route calls quickly and effectively to the right agent, and which schedule agents based on their abilities as well as predicted call demand.
As more companies seek out performance management capabilities to gain a competitive advantage or keep pace with rivals who have already established an edge, the decision to build or buy a performance management solution must be considered. This paper will walk readers through the pros and cons of the build versus buy debate in order to help make practical business decisions for long-term success.
Today, companies can prosper from a wide range of computer telephony integration (CTI) solutions. CTI is the full integration of voice and data systems. The convergence of computer systems with call center operations adds increased scalability and muscle to existing business operations.
One of the biggest dangers in establishing best practices for your contact center is to do so in isolation from your self-service stakeholders. Instead, all customer "touch-points" must be viewed as part of a continuum. Customer touch points include Web Self-Service, Interactive Voice Response, Contact Center Agents, and Face-to-Face transactions. By tracking the interplay between these, you can more easily identify meaningful key performance indicators.
The migration of contact centers from on-premises to the cloud is well underway and dramatically changing how companies deliver customer experience. That is the most important finding in a new 8x8-CCNG survey of 154 contact center customers conducted in the U.S. and U.K. The survey suggests three quarters of companies have recognized the value of the cloud, with 25% of contact centers having fully deployed cloud today and another 28% partially transitioned. In addition, 21% have plans to migrate within the next year.
Published By: Castelle
Published Date: Nov 01, 2006
Castelle’s integration provides seamless fax integration with native Notes services like logging and reporting, and lets faxes be managed just like other Notes email, with all of Domino’s native security, administration, and customization capabilities.
The customer service contact center thrives on performance metrics. These metrics provide operational insight into the efficiency of the customer service process, including how effectively customer service representatives are performing their duties — as well as how well customers are being served. Many performance metrics are as old as the contact center industry itself and are still in widespread use today.
The purpose of this paper is not to disparage existing contact center performance metrics or to suggest that these metrics no longer matter. The authors acknowledge that the metrics that matter to the reader’s contact center are the ones that make sense in that particular situation. Rather, this paper explores some of the emerging metrics that specifically acknowledge and address the changing attitudes, objectives and definition of the contemporary contact center.
Contact centers have long played a vital role in the insurance industry. Prospects and customers use them to get product information and quotes and then submit applications. Insurance agents and advisors rely on contact centers to tap into expertise and handle business and technical issues. Policyholders and members make inquiries or changes to their policies, or conduct financial transactions. Claimants call in to report accidents and check on the status of their claims. The list could go on, but the meaning is clear. Contact centers are major contributors to many key parts of the insurance business, especially the parts that require direct interaction with customers or agents. As a result, contact centers now play a critical role in an insurer’s journey toward becoming more customer-centric.