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CMO, meet your new best friend: The contact center

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The Customer-First Experience: Are Brands Really Prepared to Deliver?

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It’s no secret that smart businesses are prioritizing customer needs above all else, and putting the customer first is imperative for them to compete.

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3 Ways Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience With Their Contact Center

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No one ever said working in retail was easy. There are long hours, narrow margins, heavy competition and the threat of loss at every turn. You spend most of the year in the red, hoping for a big holiday season, and sometimes it doesn’t happen.

4 ways to keep your contact center agents engaged

Calabrio

To the outside observer, advancements in modern technology have diminished the importance of contact agents. The telephone is no longer the only way to contact a company, and email and social media options are more appealing to a lot of people.

Expert Forum: Choosing the Best Path for Transforming a Legacy Contact Center

The world’s most influential and customer-centric firms lead with technology, but do not let technology lead their customer relationships. Iconic firms – as such firms are labelled – recognize that providing exceptional customer experience is a key driver of increased revenue and brand loyalty. Register now to learn what strategies differentiate an iconic firm from other businesses

3 Customer Engagement Trends to Watch in 2017

Calabrio

With 2016 behind us, we’re wondering what we can glean from the flurry of predictions, prophecies and prognostications for 2017. Here are three key trends to watch: 1. CMOs will spend more on tech than CIOs.

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Breaking down silos in the multichannel contact center

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One of the most confounding challenges for modern contact center leaders is reporting on any performance metric that requires information from more than one system or application, each of which is a self-contained silo of data.

Customer is King. Or is it?

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We all know companies who claim their customer service is first-rate and that they put the customer first. However, when you look at their management structure, the customer is left without a seat at the table.

New Year, New Resolutions: Four Brand Strategies that Will Increase Customer Satisfaction in 2017

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This time of year, many of us are working to evaluate and solidify our goals for the coming year. At Calabrio, we know that to achieve those goals, successful companies are constantly analyzing what is and is not resonating with customers and driving those insights back into the business.

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

Forecasting is no easy task. It can be difficult to schedule the right amount of agents at the right time. Download our ebook to learn how to reduce overstaffing and understaffing, lower customer wait times and improve the customer experience with proper forecasting.

How to Apply Analytics at Every Stage of the Customer Lifecycle

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Customer expectations are high at every stage of the customer lifecycle. In order to stay competitive in today’s crowded market, companies must not only meet those expectations, they must exceed them.

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Your Contact Center is a Hotbed for Customer Engagement: Here’s Why

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We know that when a brand delivers great customer experience, customers are more likely to establish a positive connection and long-term loyalty towards that brand. Given this, most companies, including your own, spend countless hours and resources looking for ways to improve customer experience strategies. However, the customer experience is only a part of the equation.

Customer Experience Nightmares: Get Ahead of Issues with Topic Modeling

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Companies often take a reactive approach to important decisions about their customers because “hindsight is always 20/20.” The problem with hindsight is that it doesn’t always help brands fix issues until it’s too late.

Speech Analytics: Five Ways to Set Your Company up for Success

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Speech analytics is a huge opportunity for brands. If you aren’t at least considering speech analytics for your contact center, you risk missing out on valuable information that can improve the entire customer experience. While many companies know that speech analytics is something they should do, the question we hear most often is: where do I start? Recently, I co-hosted a webinar with Donna Fluss, President of DMG Consulting, titled “Speech Analytics: Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid.”

Getting to Iconic – How leading brands balance technology and human talent to deliver exceptional CX

The world’s most influential and customer-centric firms lead with technology, but do not let technology lead their customer relationships. Iconic firms – as such firms are labelled – recognize that providing exceptional customer experience is a key driver of increased revenue and brand loyalty. Register now to learn what strategies differentiate an iconic firm from other businesses

The Vendor Experience: Why You Should Want More

Calabrio

Providing the best customer experience possible is at the top of every company’s priority list. Brands know that customers want personalized, proactive service that validates their purchase decision.

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Five Priorities for Marketers Delivering Great Customer Experience

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The Economist Intelligence Unit recently released a report revealing 86 percent of CMOs and senior marketing executives believe that, by 2020, they will own the customer experience from start to finish.

3 Reasons Contact Center Analytics Fails

Calabrio

Timely insights about customer behavior. Better understanding of what your customers experience. Happier contact center agents. More loyal customers. Sounds great, right? The potential for contact center analytics is high. But reality often falls short. Here are three main reasons why.

3 Ways Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience With Their Contact Center

Calabrio

No one ever said working in retail was easy. There are long hours, narrow margins, heavy competition and the threat of loss at every turn. You spend most of the year in the red, hoping for a big holiday season, and sometimes it doesn’t happen.

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

A recent Calabrio research study of more than 1,000 C-Suite executives has revealed leaders are missing a key data stream – voice of the customer data. Download the report to learn how executives can find and use VoC data to make more informed business decisions.

The Vendor Experience: Why You Should Want More

Calabrio

Providing the best customer experience possible is at the top of every company’s priority list. Brands know that customers want personalized, proactive service that validates their purchase decision.

eBook 130

Self-Service: The Changing Nature of the Contact Center

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Contact centers have been going through a change for some time. The days of fielding quick and simple calls are in the past. Self-service has put the customer in charge of their experience , leaving call centers tasked with facing only the most complex and difficult calls.

Self-Service: The Changing Nature of the Contact Center

Calabrio

Contact centers have been going through a change for some time. The days of fielding quick and simple calls are in the past. Self-service has put the customer in charge of their experience , leaving call centers tasked with facing only the most complex and difficult calls.

What Cable Providers Can Teach Your Business About Customer Service

Calabrio

When it comes to delivering excellent customer service, most people would say the cable industry isn’t exactly a shining example of customer satisfaction. Historically, their reputation in this arena has been acceptable at best, and more often described as “nightmarish.”

Get the Stats- Don’t Become a Tragic Customer Experience Statistic

The results are in: only 2% of customers prefer chatbots. Yet 66% of businesses plan to use a chatbot this year, with the intention to improve customer satisfaction. Are you surprised? If so, you’re not alone. Understanding customer expectations is key to your CX strategy. But technology and consumer preferences change so fast. How well do you really know what your customers want?

3 Ways Integrated Analytics Can Solve Your Data Nightmare

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When it comes to making operations more efficient, most executives know they need to leverage data to identify areas of improvement. Data collection and storage is manageable, but executives can easily find themselves with a mountain of information and more questions than answers.

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The Customer-First Experience: Are Brands Really Prepared to Deliver?

Calabrio

It’s no secret that smart businesses are prioritizing customer needs above all else, and putting the customer first is imperative for them to compete.

Brands 130

CMO, meet your new best friend: The contact center

Calabrio

4 ways to keep your contact center agents engaged

Calabrio

To the outside observer, advancements in modern technology have diminished the importance of contact agents. The telephone is no longer the only way to contact a company, and email and social media options are more appealing to a lot of people.

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

Guest Post: Springtime Renewal in the Contact Center

Calabrio

Springtime is traditionally a time of renewal, refreshment and rebirth. We think about spring cleaning our homes, offices, cars and anywhere else we have spent a lot of time during the long and often gloomy winter days.

Breaking down silos in the multichannel contact center

Calabrio

One of the most confounding challenges for modern contact center leaders is reporting on any performance metric that requires information from more than one system or application, each of which is a self-contained silo of data.

Three Reasons Your Contact Center Needs to Go Digital

Calabrio

When you close your eyes and imagine a contact center, what do you see? Is it a dim and dusty room filled with rows of headset wearing agents, half-heartedly responding to customer complaints?

3 Reasons Contact Center Analytics Fails

Calabrio

Timely insights about customer behavior. Better understanding of what your customers experience. Happier contact center agents. More loyal customers. Sounds great, right? The potential for contact center analytics is high. But reality often falls short. Here are three main reasons why.

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

What does it take to engage agents in this customer-centric era? Download our study of 1,000 contact center agents in the US and UK to find out what major challenges are facing contact center agents today – and what your company can do about it.

Customer Experience Nightmares: Get Ahead of Issues with Topic Modeling

Calabrio

Companies often take a reactive approach to important decisions about their customers because “hindsight is always 20/20.” The problem with hindsight is that it doesn’t always help brands fix issues until it’s too late.

3 Customer Engagement Trends to Watch in 2017

Calabrio

With 2016 behind us, we’re wondering what we can glean from the flurry of predictions, prophecies and prognostications for 2017. Here are three key trends to watch: 1. CMOs will spend more on tech than CIOs.

Trends 130

To Bot or Not to Bot?

Calabrio

Recently, Facebook announced at its F8 developer conference that it would allow businesses to build “bot” technology for Facebook Messenger. Chatbots are equipped to answer basic questions from customers, accept orders, and provide general customer assistance.

Why Random Sampling Alone is Not Enough to Ensure Contact Center Quality

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Having worked in the contact center industry for many years, I’ve become very familiar with how important random call sampling is to quality assurance. It’s a practice that most, if not all, contact center leaders rely on to measure agent performance and ensure quality customer service.

Best Practice Webinar: Conquering Attrition in the Contact Center

3 Imperatives to Engage and Retain Employees. Your frontline employees make or break your customer experience. Yet, attrition can mean delivering customer service with fewer and less-tenured employees, directly affecting your quality of service and forcing you to rethink your customer experience strategy. Join industry expert Lori Bocklund and Genesys experts to examine the root causes of contact center turnover. Learn how to conquer attrition with a hyper-focus on these key areas: Increase focus on coaching and development. Become more strategic in hiring and training. Discover new ways to engage your employees. Presented by. Lori Bocklund, President, Strategic Contact Inc. Cameron Smith, Global Director of Solution Strategy, Genesys. Steve Kosiba, Product Marketing Manager, Decisions & WFO, Genesys. March 21st, 2018 11 AM PST, 2 PM EST, 7 PM GMT. This webinar will be presented LIVE in North America! Not sure you have time to join the live session? Register anyway and we'll send you the recording afterward!