Give Your Contact Center a Pink Slip

NICE inContact

Great customer service has become necessary for building customer loyalty and is an increasingly important benchmark when companies are deciding where to take their business. Momentum’s solution portfolio includes: Best-in-class Voice and Contact Center Software.

Growing Your Contact Center Culture

NICE inContact

While there are a few examples of great culture in the contact center world, there are just as many or more examples of notoriously bad company cultures. Most contact centers fall somewhere in the middle ground. As a contact center leader, where do you start that process?

2016 IDC MarketScape Identifies inContact as a Cloud Contact Center Leader

NICE inContact

Last month, IDC released the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Hosted and Cloud Contact Center 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc #US40732515, February 2016 ). The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe.

5 Helpful Contact Center Tools for Managers

NICE inContact

The same is true of any industry including contact centers. Luckily, there are countless solutions available to contact center managers today to help improve productivity, performance and overall customer experience. Here are five helpful tools that can solve common contact center issues and provide a better service. Are your agents prepared to answer customers’ questions?

inContact Recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s 2016 Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) Magic Quadrant

NICE inContact

For the 2 nd year in a row, inContact was positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s annual Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) Magic Quadrant. amassed a large installed base of both large and small customers. Shift from reactive to proactive customer service.

Are Your Contact Center Agents Empowered to Provide Great Customer Service?

NICE inContact

We all want our agents to provide “great” service. When I think about “great” service, I envision a customer interaction that required little customer effort, that was resolved on the first contact, by the first agent, and in which the agent served as a positive ambassador for the brand. But, does hiring great contact center agents equate to great service? Agents Want to Solve Customer Issues – But Can They?

What are Bank Contact Centers Doing Right?

NICE inContact

inContact’s research shows that banking was in the highest tier for customer satisfaction with 54% of respondents ranking it for the most satisfied recent interaction. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) reported that banking customer satisfaction increased 5.3%

Speech Analytics: Changing the Game for Contact Center Technology

NICE inContact

Speech Analytics allows customer support organizations to analyze audio of customer interactions for mentions of keywords or phrases, call themes, as well as the sentiment and emotions of callers. Customer Experience is a BIG Puzzle.

Your Contact Center Superhero

Calabrio

Your contact center is a superhero? You might be surprised—after all, contact centers are often: Under-valued by the larger organization. Viewed purely as a cost center. Profile of a Contact Center Superhero.

Contact Centers aren’t Ready for Omnichannel

Calabrio

The potential of “omnichannel” when it comes to contact centers is undeniable. Most companies’ eagerness exceeds their readiness when it comes to properly planning and supporting multiple channels of customer support. And they may not be your long-term customers.

[eBook] The 2016 Contact Center Buyer’s Guide

BlueOcean

If you’ve landed on our website, chances are you’re somewhere in the buying cycle for contact center services. Here are the topics we’ll cover: How to Calculate Call Center Outsourcing Costs. A Sample Contact Center RFP Timeline. Contact Center Outsourcing

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Customer Journey Mapping in the Contact Center

BlueOcean

Think back, for a moment, a time when you made a purchase of a product, service, or membership that has, for any number of reasons, caused you stress. But in the end, you decide to make the dreaded call to customer service. Creating a Blueprint for Customer Experience.

What are Bank Contact Centers Doing Right?

NICE inContact

inContact’s research shows that banking was in the highest tier for customer satisfaction with 54% of respondents ranking it for the most satisfied recent interaction. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) reported that banking customer satisfaction increased 5.3% for 2016, and courtesy and helpfulness of tellers or other staff was the top ranking subset, website satisfaction next and call center satisfaction rounding out some of the top categories of rating.

Guest Post: Springtime Renewal in the Contact Center

Calabrio

And now that spring has sprung we see flowers in bloom, hear birds singing once again, and look forward to spending time learning about our new contact center software and solutions. We asked them to choose the one issue that was the most important to them going into 2016.

The Social Media Customer Service Opportunity

NICE inContact

Apparently their social media was as backed up as their contact center. I was astonished that they were able to steal customers in such a public fashion, and that the airline I’ve been loyal to didn’t care to fight back to keep me or to even resolve my issue.

How to Get Actionable Insight from your Contact Center Reporting

BlueOcean

It’s the same for contact center reporting. Reporting that provides a transparent window into your contact center data helps you gain actionable insight that can differentiate your customer experience and boost your bottom line. Contact Center Reporting

Top 2016 Customer Service Trends for Contact Centers Who Want to Keep Their Customers

Jacada

The hottest trend in business today is what your call center is all about: extraordinary customer service. Customer experience will make you or break you, but what exactly do you need to do to keep your customers satisfied? The writing is on the wall: By 2020, see fast resolution as their #1 need. Read More. Jacada Blog

So You Finally Chose a Contact Center Outsourcer. What Next?

BlueOcean

So you made it through the contact center RFP process and your selection team made their final choice. Can you finally hand over the metaphorical keys and let your new contact center outsourcer take the wheel? Both factors can impact your customer’s experience.

3 Reasons to Focus on Your Weakest Customer Service Channel

NICE inContact

This is one of our favorite quotes from a leading analyst in the contact center space. It speaks to the changing customer landscape and the importance of staying up-to-date on what technology customers actually want to use – not the technology you think they want to use. Naturally, as a voice self-service solution provider, this is really important to us. 2 – One bad encounter in a weak channel can stain the entire customer experience.

How Top Performing Contact Centers Will Own 2017

Storyminers

Customer experience expert Mike Wittenstein sheds light on enhanced customer expectations, AI innovation, and more. 2017 will be a year defined by how well companies continue to adapt to customer expectations—like the ability to get good service at any time of the day, via any device.

Constellation ShortList™ Customer Service and Contact Center Software

Natalie Petouhof

Tweet Constellation Research is launching a new program, and I’m happy to share that the vendors that have been listed on the Constellation ShortList ™ for Customer Service and Contact Center Software. The program offers buyers of technology a list of offerings to consider in their pursuit of digital transformation to p rovide the best capabilities to drive leading customer service. Covering Customer Facing Applications.

Top 3 Insights from the 2016 Global Contact Center Benchmarking Report

Calabrio

At Calabrio, we like to stay ahead of the curve so we can meet our customers where they want to be tomorrow, instead of where they were yesterday. One of the places I look for trends is in the 2016 Dimension Data Global Contact Centre Benchmarking Report , the most extensive global contact center survey in the industry. Digital channels now account for 42% of all contact center interactions. Blog Featured Cloud customer experience insights

Why Asking for Contact Center Pricing Shouldn’t Be Your First Question

BlueOcean

That’s why when you’re searching for a new contact center outsourcer, one of your first questions is about pricing. Although we understand the motivation behind that question, we believe that contact center pricing should never be your first concern in your search for a new partner.

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

Calabrio

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.

IMP Customer Care Becomes Blue Ocean Contact Centers

BlueOcean

IMP Customer Care, a bilingual outsourced contact center with roots in Bathurst, is transitioning to the Blue Ocean Contact Centers brand. The transition will be seamless as the leadership and customer care team will remain in place under the Blue Ocean brand.

The Cloud in 2016: What’s Driving Adoption Now

NICE inContact

As I talk to many new customers about why they are moving to the cloud, I’m seeing several trends that demonstrate how we’re helping companies achieve their goals. The contact center is truly the front line in this battle.

Transform the Customer Experience with an Intelligent Contact Center

Avaya

The evolving demands of digital-savvy customers have a deep impact on the contact center. In today’s highly connected society, customers are relying on other people around them to find information to solve issues. Indonesia Contact Centre Market Share Leadership Award.

Speed creates customer confidence: what is the velocity of your customer service?

NewVoiceMedia

I heard his presentation on the subject of how quickly a business moves when I had the privilege of working with the bank, and I realized the importance of how velocity applies to the customer service experience. Our customers notice our efforts, too.

“We Choose You. Now What?” Navigating The First 90 Days with Your Contact Center Partner

BlueOcean

We’ve heard the story from one of our clients, a chief customer officer who told his CEO that he’d decided to outsource their customer service and was met with “Over my dead body.” We’ll be celebrating nine years as their contact center partner soon…). That’s why you want to make sure the first 90 days with a contact center partner set both of you up for long-term success. Day 0 to Day 30 with Your Contact Center Partner. Outsourcing.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of September 26, 2016

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. Contact Center Satisfaction Negatively Impacting the Customer Experience by Andrew Berger. It used to be the main mode of contact was with the phone.

6 factors driving contact center change

Eptica

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6 factors driving contact center change. Published on: October 26, 2016. Author: Dharmesh Ghedia With customer service being at the top of the business agenda for organizations, what are the trends that are impacting contact centers?

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

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. You’ll find good information, some stats and facts and insights from some of the top customer service and experience experts in the industry. For information contact or www.hyken.com.

Blue Ocean Contact Centers Adds New Talent to Growing Business Development Team

BlueOcean

Blue Ocean Contact Centers, a member company of IMP Group Limited, supporting top tier global brands from four centers in North America, is expanding their business development team with several key additions. Stephanie brings deep experience contact center world.

Surviving Information Overload in the World of Customer Service

Provide Support

Surviving Information Overload in the World of Customer Service. Monitoring service levels has always been a fundamental aspect of managing a contact center. Published in Provide Support Blog , 2016.

New Integration: inContact Agent for Oracle® Service Cloud

NICE inContact

Here is why: You have likely noticed that customers are getting ever more demanding. It’s a general finding in the contact center industry: customers are growing more exigent. That being so, what can you do to improve customer service?

Contact Center Training Events with Myra Golden

Myra Golden

Three Unique Professional Development Events for Customer Service Professionals. How to Handle Difficult Customers Using Verbal Aikido. 5 Aikido Principles for Creating Calm, Defusing Anger and Moving to Closure with Difficult Customers.

Contact Center Training Events with Myra Golden

Myra Golden

Three Unique Professional Development Events for Customer Service Professionals. How to Handle Difficult Customers Using Verbal Aikido. 5 Aikido Principles for Creating Calm, Defusing Anger and Moving to Closure with Difficult Customers.