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Call Centers are the Front Line of Customer Service

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Some call centers struggle to have a stellar reputation, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Alexa, How are My SLAs Doing?

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As a large travel management company, Omega World Travel continues to break new ground operationally and in the CX it provides to customers, thanks in large part to its move to NICE inContact and the CXone cloud-native platform.

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5 Key Technologies for the Future of Digital Customer Service

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We talk a lot about “future-proofing” your business. It’s an important concept for any company considering digital customer service integration. You don’t simply want to plan for your current customer service needs. You’ll need a solution that can easily scale as business grows.

6 Core Emotions in Customer Experience and Why They Matter

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Sometimes “Customer Experience” feels like a book everyone talks about, but few people actually read. Luckily, the conversation is inspiring and a lot of fun.

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

Why First Response Time Is Not Enough For Your Mobile Customers

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There probably isn’t a more common KPI in customer service than First Response Time (FRT). I’ve asked many people, and even myself, whether FRT is still important in today’s world of mobile customers. The answer is yes, FRT is important. But it is not the end-all of customer service metrics.

How Powerful CRM Can Help You Delight Customers

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The last couple years have seen an important turning point for customer service and customer experience. Think about it: we’ve witnessed vast improvements in digital customer service technology like artificial intelligence (AI) and live chat, both of which are certain to continue evolving.

Why Positive Customer Experience Increases Customer Retention

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I love ice cream. I’d eat it every day if I could. And I would always choose my favorite flavor: mint chocolate chip. The combination of tangy mint and the deep sweetness of chocolate gets me every time.

Voice of the Customer – More Than Just a Survey

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Contact center managers often tell us, “My contact center. needs a customer survey tool so I can know what my customers are saying.” And these managers – like most of us – are conditioned to automatically think only of customer service surveys when they hear phrase “voice of the customer program.”.

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Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center

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Self-service is an important facet for creating a seamless customer experience. From a customer’s perspective they want to receive timely and error-free service in the channel of their choice.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

The Show Must Go On! Elevating Customer Experience with Conversational AI

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We’ve heard lots about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is redefining customer service — and it really hit home for me last week while I was out enjoying dinner and a show with my mother. We’d just shuffled into the theatre, when I realized that my ATM card was missing.

The Devil I Know vs. The Devil I Don’t in the Call Center

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Have you ever heard the saying “the devil I know vs. the devil I don’t” as it relates to making a change to something new? I hear that saying all the time when talking with people about why they are stuck on an outdated call center software platform.

4 Steps to a Streamlined Digital Customer Service Workflow

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Agility and ease are key concepts in digital customer service , regardless of your industry or the size of your business. We recently collaborated with T-Mobile, one of our clients, to learn more about how they offer better, more efficient digital customer service. Here’s what we found out.

Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Customer Care

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Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) completely transform the consumer experience and bring contact center software out of the dark ages? Probably not for some, but it does hold promise! Keeping up with technology – and combing through all the hype that surrounds AI – can be a real challenge.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

How are Omnichannel and Artificial Intelligence Changing Quality Management?

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The current decade has brought many changes to quality management, including the increase of treating customer interactions using omnichannel – the ability to handle queries flexibly across self-service and agent-assisted media channels with full context.

Managing Gen-Z and Millennials in the Contact Center

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Millennials – born between 1980 and 1995 – have been workforce rookies for the past 15 years, but there is a new kid in town, Generation Z.

Bring on the Holiday Rush: Prep Tips for Your Contact Center

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For even more in-depth tips and trends, check out this ICMI article . In just two weeks, the holiday shopping season will be in full swing. No other season impacts so many contact centers across so many markets quite like it. To accommodate the volume of sales, returns, and customer service requests, most businesses will hire seasonal contact center staff. Some retailers choose to upgrade technology, moving their call center software to the cloud.

Moving to Cloud: A Must for Contact Centers

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Everywhere you turn, the calls to move to cloud environments have become prevalent – regardless of system, workload or application, its no secret that cloud has redefined how our most critical systems are deployed and operated. Cloud has matured far beyond its early beginnings nearly 2 decades ago.

Personalized Customer Experience with All-In-One Voice, Video, Chat, Contact Center

Reliable communications are mission critical in today’s business environment. Customers are increasingly selective, and companies compete on the customer experience. Incorporating integrated communications as a key component is driving high returns.

Not Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket – How Businesses Are Allocating CX Funds

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The next year should be one of substantial investment by businesses in their service channels, and that’s great news for their customers.

A Valuable Commodity: Spend Less, Save More, and Win Customers Over

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There is a commodity that you can’t see or touch, but it is very valuable. Everyone gets the same amount of it each day and can spend it as they choose. What is it?

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Seamless CX Meets Strategic AI

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Here’s the problem: 91% of customers expect a seamless experience when moving from one method of communication with a company to another (e.g., chat to phone). Yet only 24% of businesses give themselves an excellent rating in providing this seamless customer experience (CX).

Start Your Contact Center Move to the Cloud with Workforce Optimization

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There is extensive research that shows moving your contact center to the cloud is an inevitable requirement to staying competitive and relevant. In a recent market report , a key finding states.

Exceptional Experiences for Employees and Customers

One of the top trends driving a new communication experience is how companies are competing on the customer experience. Organizations that combine contact center and business communications see 3x higher customer satisfaction and 2.4x revenue growth.

CXone Cloud Contact Center Software Helps Energy Company Soar

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As one of Europe’s largest and fastest-growing energy producer/retailers, the company has more than 20,000 employees and had been generating power—electricity and heat—in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Today’s Contact Center

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Think adding artificial intelligence (AI) to your contact center means dramatic technology shifts? Huge investments? Lots of additional resources? Think again. Adding AI actually doesn’t require a big investment or big changes to deliver a big return.

Digital First Omnichannel will Dominate

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I don’t know if the retail industry invented the term omnichannel but it was the first place I can remember hearing the term.

Feel Like You Are Flying Blind? Call Center KPIs and Benchmarks Can Help

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Before modern avionics, pilots set a fixed point on the horizon and flew their planes using a center stick and right and left rudder pedals. These controls allowed the pilot to keep the airplane on course by controlling altitude and direction.

5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!

Transform Citizen Connections with Cloud

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Our ability to interact and engage with our government is clearly fundamental to the functioning of our cities, states and nation.

5 Paradigm Shifts Driving the Customer Experience Market

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Paul Jarman , NICE inContact Chief Executive Officer, discusses the key paradigm shifts that will lead to massive change in the contact center and customer experience market as part of our Transforming Customer Experiences series.

3 key benefits of FULL Contact Center Analytics

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Have you wondered if contact center analytics could “really” work to help you create a seamless customer experience? Using random customer interactions to analyze customer experience or agent performance, hinders the ability to target strategic improvement initiatives.

Boost Revenue in 8 Easy Steps

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What can you do when revenue targets keep increasing but your budget stays the same? It’s a challenge more and more companies are facing – and many of them are looking to their contact centers for solutions.

Customer Context at the Speed of the Conversation

Reliable communications are mission critical - leading companies are tapping into cloud technology by moving to an omnichannel contact center that lowers costs, plus streamlines IT support processes and the management of hosted software and infrastructure.

5 Surefire Signs You Should Review Your IVR System

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Time takes its toll on your IVR system , just like on everything else. It is good practice for any contact center and IVR , regardless of whether it’s simple or complex, DTMF or ASR, front-end data collection or full AI-driven self-service , to conduct regular reviews.

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Why Digital Customer Service Depends on Software and Soft Skills

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If delivering extraordinary digital customer service were as simple as following a formula, everyone would be doing it. But not everyone is. In fact, 89% of tweets from customers to businesses still go unanswered, and poor customer service is one of the main reasons for customer churn. Clearly there’s plenty of room for improvement in customer service. Let’s make it simple: Great digital customer service depends on a combination of the best software and the right soft skills.

3 Ways to Provide Success When Handling Rude Customer Interactions

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As I searched for ways to discipline my accident-prone, very determined, yet very sensitive and sometimes diva-like 5-year-old daughter, I had a revelation: Dealing with rude customers in the contact center can be similar to this challenge. As customers get more frustrated — whether it’s a product not working correctly, not reaching resolution, or any number of triggers — logic seems to exit the building. Emotions rise, and customers eventually want one thing: gratification.

Top Three Myths of Hiring Remote Contact Center Agents

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Business in 2019 looks dramatically different than it did 30 years ago. One of the most significant advancements has been the explosion of remote work opportunities. Hiring remote workers can be a competitive advantage for companies, especially contact centers.

The Number One Factor in Your Contact Center’s Success

Speaker: Jim Rembach, President of Call Center Coach

Join us for this insightful webinar with Jim Rembach, President at Call Center Coach, and learn about the single most important factor in the success of your contact center!