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Cyara Included in the Forrester Wave: Continuous Functional Test Automation Suites Q2 2020

elizabeth.magill@cyara.com (Elizabeth Magill | Senior Director, Product Marketing)

I’m so excited to share that Cyara is included in the just published report: The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Functional Test Automation Suites, Q2 2020. As Diego Lo Giudice wrote in his blog on this Wave, “…being among the top 15 players in the market in a Forrester Wave™ evaluation is always a win.

COVID-19 Impacts on Contact Centers & Our Company

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My heart goes out to everyone affected by COVID-19; these are truly challenging times. I wanted to share some helpful, data-driven industry insight gathered from our contact center customers, and some ideas of ways to bring teams closer together even as we’re forced to work apart.

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How do DevOps methods accelerate CX innovation?

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This is the second of a two-part interview with Dr. Nicole Forsgren, CEO and chief scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). In the first post we dove into some insights from her latest report: Accelerate: State of DevOps.

The Hokey Pokey of Continuous Testing: You Put Your Shift-Left In, You Put Your Shift-Right In.

Cyara

Testing what you’ve developed before the big, red “go live” button is pressed isn’t a new concept. It’s been a crucial part of software development for a long time, and a practice that development teams employ everywhere.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Voice Quality Validation for At-Home Agents

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In the face of COVID-19, many organizations have had to shut down their contact centers, and send agents to work from home. This has been accomplished on impossible time tables. One of the big concerns with at-home agents is whether they have the right environment to effectively handle calls.

3 Customer Experience Articles for Weekend Reading

Cyara

Happy Friday! As I approach the end of another busy week, I realize how many tabs I have open in my Chrome window containing content that’s earned a place in the “Ooooo… that sounds interesting! I can’t wait to read that article as soon as I finish…” category of my work life.

How Crucial Is Showing ROI of Customer Experience Initiatives?

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There’s no doubt about it… Customer Experience (CX) is a differentiator that will bring you to the front of the line, ahead of your competition. customer experience industry CX research customer service contact center cx call center cx metrics cx assurance ROI

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Work From Home Tips - Part 2

Cyara

On Monday I shared the first of three blog posts I put together on the fly with tips for initial set-up of your home-office that you may have had to move to through a mandatory work-from-home order, which many business are - understandably - enforcing at this time.

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Cyara's Xchange Roadshow Melbourne, March 18 - All the Juicy Details!

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Next month in Melbourne, Cyara is hosting Xchange 2020 Roadshow, a premier one-day event generously sponsored by our partners and friends, including Amazon AWS , Genesys , and Cloudwave. The schedule is packed full of valuable presentations, networking, panel discussions, and demos.

8 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2020

In this eBook, we’ll arm you with the research you need to inform areas of investment, and 8 quick tips you can use to improve your contact center’s performance now!

Embracing Change

Cyara

Change -- it is a word I hear everyday in my role here at Cyara as a customer success manager. Change excites me. It used to scare me, but I have learned that if you can’t embrace change in technology then your business will not survive.

All Aboard! Cyara's Agile Release Train (ART) Has Left the Station

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Well, for me 2020 has started with a bang! Since the new year, I’ve joined the Cyara team as Vice President of Engineering in Melbourne, and it’s been incredibly inspiring to get on board at this time in the company.

A New Answer to: How Much Does a SEV1 Cost Your Organization?

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A little while back, Cyara’s Senior Strategic Accounts Director, Kelly Zunker, wrote a post on our blog about how much a SEV1 costs an organization.

Work From Home Tips - Part 1

Cyara

Right now, there are so many great examples of fantastic, humanitarian efforts getting organized to counter-act the social and economic effects of COVID-19, like free educational services, temporary halts on things like evictions and utilities shut-offs due to late payments, and lightning-fast set ups of food and supply shelters.

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Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.

Disruption -- the Good, the Bad and the Transformative

Cyara

Change and disruption are often feared…and for good reason. In fact, 88% of the companies that were on the Fortune 500 in 1955 no longer exist. That is a staggering statistic. Every industry, from healthcare to banking to retail to travel, has been transformed by technology.

Work From Home Tips - Part 3

Cyara

It's Friday! And, boy, it's been a long week. On Monday I posted tips for quickly setting up a home-office , followed by a post on Wednesday with some advice for secondary things that may make your mandatory work-from-home status a little easier.

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A Reassuring Note About Conducting Business in Turbulent Times

Cyara

In the last few weeks, we have witnessed dramatic stock market swings, governmental actions and WHO announcements all related to the expansion of COVID-19 to pandemic status. Needless to say, the turbulence is unsettling to us all.

Why You Should Attend Enterprise CONNECT 2020, March 30th - April 2nd

Cyara

A quick Google search for where the best US March vacation spots are will return a result of Florida, which is probably why the organizers of the upcoming enterprise communications and collaboration event – Enterprise CONNECT 2020 – chose the warm, sunny, and absolutely beautiful location of Orlando to host this must-attend conference!

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

2019 Roundup: Top Customer-Driven Innovations from Cyara

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2019 was a busy year for Cyara. We delivered a wide range of innovations to our CX Assurance Platform driven by customer needs and market trends. There were four key customer- and market-driven themes that drove my top 10 picks for the enhancements we delivered in 2019.

Lessons from a Continuous Testing Rockstar

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Among all the incredible content at Cyara Xchange, perhaps my favorite was Diego Lo Giudice ’s keynote on continuous testing. Diego is Vice President and Principal Analyst from Forrester, and an expert in test automation as well as Agile and DevOps.

CX Thought Leaders

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage. It is being discussed throughout companies, from the contact center to the board room. For customer service and sales, AI is being implemented in chatbots, robotic process automation, virtual agents, and many more technologies.

Get to the Benefits of Amazon Connect Faster with Cyara Accelerator

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Adoption of Contact Center technology in the Cloud is a trend that is well under way. According to IDC, nearly 50% of contact centers have deployed cloud-based solutions and an additional third are in the process. And, this isn’t just small contact centers.

AI & Community: Don't Hammer the Flowers

Speaker: Venessa Paech, Australia's Leading Community Specialist

Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 8:30 AM ET for this on-demand workshop led by Venessa Paech, Co-Founder of Australian Community Managers and Leading APAC Community Specialist.

Developers and DevOps in the Contact Center

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As an increasing number of contact centers migrate to the cloud, another corresponding change is occurring. More and more enterprises have deployed dedicated developers to support their customer experience initiatives.

Going Agile at Cyara

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Over the course of three days, in a tightly quartered conference room in Melbourne, Australia, eighteen of us across Cyara were trained in SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework).

Getting Your Customer Experience Right, No Matter the Channel

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Technology continues to evolve at an ever-increasing pace. Never before has technology—the architectures, networks, operating systems, applications, processes and even the people designing, developing, operating or using it—been such a driving force.

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How Are You Measuring Voice Quality in Your Cloud Contact Center?

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Few things are more frustrating than being unable to hear the person on the other end of a call. Voice quality can be the difference between keeping and losing a customer, so it’s important to get it right.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Three New Integrations to Streamline Your DevOps Practice

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Customer experience IT leaders know that a well functioning, complete ecosystem of technology—from IT monitoring, defect tracking, and software development systems to IT ticketing—is key.

Overcoming the Speed-Quality Tradeoff in Your Migration to Amazon Connect

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In my last blog post , I focused on how Cyara Accelerator helps companies accelerate their migration to Amazon Connect by automatically documenting existing IVR applications, and automatically generating call flows in Amazon Connect.

Happy CX Day! Top Six Insights for CX Success

Cyara

Today is CX Day – a day to celebrate the professionals and companies that make great customer experiences happen.

The 5 Keys to Assuring Your Contact Center Cloud Migration

Cyara

More and more of Cyara’s customers around the world are moving their contact centers to the cloud. This is happening for many reasons, including improved flexibility and reliability, increased speed, and reduced costs.

Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

Based on a survey of more than 250+ external education teams, Skilljar has compiled this report on current trends including budgets, integrations, team structure, and more. In this report, see how companies across a variety of industries are building, optimizing, and measuring their training programs.

Guest Post by InProd: Empowering Business Users to Easily Make IVR Changes

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Business users want an efficient and trouble-free way to make changes to IVRs. InProd and New Zealand’s Ministry of Social Development (MSD) have developed a new feature as part of the InProd product, that gives business users what they want.

12 Days of CX

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To kick off the holiday season, Cyara is spreading some CX cheer, along with warm season’s greetings. And in the spirit of sharing, we’ve rounded up insights and perspective from both brands and customer experience (CX) experts.

How Can You Assure Voice Quality When You Move to the Cloud?

Cyara

The contact center has become the turning point for digital transformation in the enterprise. Companies must now compete by delivering innovative, flawless customer experiences.

Make Sure your CX is Switched on During the Big Switch-Off

Cyara

In 2015, British Telecom (BT) announced it would be switching off the UK’s legacy PSTN and ISDN networks by 2025, forcing all customers to shift to IP-based VoIP (Voice Over IP) and SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) telephony services.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.