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How to demonstrate the ROI of contact center AI throughout your business

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Contact centers are at the heart of a company’s relationship with its customers. In no other business function do you see the exchange of ideas and feedback that happens between agents and customers during support interactions.

An inside look at contact center BPOs

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Like everyone else, contact center BPOs (business process outsourcers) are emerging from more than a year of drastic and unforeseen upheaval. How have BPOs weathered this challenging period? How are they navigating this still-changing landscape and a “new normal?”

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Best examples of chatbots and what makes them great

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If you're new to chatbots, it can be difficult to envision where a bot makes sense in your organization's customer journey. Looking at how other companies have deployed and are successfully using bots will be both helpful and can inspire you to move forward with your own solution.

How AI Impacts Contact Center Agents

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Change management is part of every successful technology transformation effort. You can nail the technical implementation, but if the people using the new capabilities aren't on board, your project will struggle out the gate.

The History of the Word "Hacker"

According to one of the best English etymological dictionaries available, the word "hacker", with the sense of evil/good and brilliant computer programmer, was born in the halls of MIT. This fact alone reminds us that culture and words begin in actual places. At that time, to hack code, or hack out code, had a negative connotation. Where did this come from? Read this eBook to learn how the word "hacker" has evolved.

3 Ways to Use AI Right Now to Support Remote Contact Center Agents

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Contrary to some science fiction movies, artificial intelligence (AI) hasn't subjected humans to robotic overlords. And contrary to some current opinions, contact center AI isn't all about replacing customer service agents with armies of bots.

Security and Ethics of Contact Center AI: When is AI Creepy?

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AI can yield significant benefits when it's used properly and ethically. Applying AI in the contact center can improve accuracy, efficiency, and the customer experience. If your organization doesn't use AI yet, it's probably just a matter of time.

Why Contact Center Leaders Need to Pay Attention to AI-powered Analytics

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Today's contact center analytics can give leaders unprecedented insights into operations and identify if they're delivering the experiences customers expect and value.

How Texting Keeps Your Contact Center Agile in 2021

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The challenges of 2020 put contact centers agility to the test. And with a lot of those challenges continuing in 2021, many contact centers are still struggling to manage with a variety of issues. Contact Center Trends & Insights AI

Strategies to Hire and Work from Anywhere

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Aside from the negative outcomes of the past year, there's one shining example of a positive consequence - the seismic shift towards a work from home model in the general workforce and more specifically among contact center agents and staff.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

New CXone Branding for a New Era of Smart Customer Service

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With NICE, it’s never been easier for organizations of all sizes around the globe to create extraordinary customer experiences while meeting key business metrics. Featuring the world’s #1 cloud native customer experience platform, CXone, we’re a worldwide leader in AI-powered contact center software.

Contact Center Investments for Success in 2021

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It's tempting to put 2020 behind us and move on, but before you get out your shovel and put it in the ground, you should do some honest lessons learned about the past year and use the information to guide your 2021 contact center investments.

How Contact Centers are Rising to the Demands of Consumers Based from Home

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When history is written about the pandemic, there will be chapters on the increasing importance of customer service, adaptation, and the evolving role of contact centers in the quest to survive.

5 Ways to Refresh Your Contact Center Agents' Mindset in the New Year

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Ringing in the new year provides an opportunity to create a fresh start for your agents and your contact center – even despite the stale circumstances.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

What Customers Really Think of Chatbots

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Ready for a statement that will make you think? Gartner predicts that 85% of customer interactions will be managed without humans in 2021. This might be a scary notion for agents who are sensitive to job security but rest assured that human agent jobs aren’t going away.

From Cost Center to Value Center – How to Choose Software to Transform Your Small Business Call Center

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The quality of service delivered by small business call centers used to be limited by the functionality of their PBXs or VoIP services. Modern call center software features that can transform the customer experience (CX) were only available to the big guys with their big wallets.

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Outbound Call Centers

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An outbound call center is a customer service or sales operation that makes outgoing calls to customers or prospects. It's staffed with specially trained agents who work on-site, remotely, or may work for a business process outsourcer (BPO).

5 Can’t Miss AI Use Cases for Your Contact Center

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the latest buzzword in the business world. Organizations are looking to AI to do everything from automating help desk responses to speeding up the development of life-saving drugs.

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!

Predicting the Unpredictable: Seven Future Trends for Contact Centers

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Globally, organisations experienced major business disruption over the course of 2020, and for contact centres, it was no different.

The digital customer experience is changing. Is your brand on board?

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In the business world, customer experience has long been the focus of many efforts.

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What is Customer Effort and How Does Contact Center AI Impact it?

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In these days of over-the-top service examples, sometimes we lose sight of the fact that many people just want their problems solved with very little effort on their part.

What movies get right about today’s biggest CX trends

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Before “Star Wars” release in 1977, snooty high society cast Sci-Fi aside as a separate genre from “serious” works of fiction. It was a label delineating pulp from artistic merit. Sci-fi was B-movies—not blockbusters. That is until a galaxy far, far away came to the big screens. Customer Experience

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Leadership Panel: Lessons Learnt from a Global Support Community

Speaker: Panel hosted by Adrian Speyer, Head of Community, Vanilla Forums

Are you struggling to support your global community? Or, are you not even sure where you should start. Establishing a global support community comes with many many questions. How do you encourage your customers to help others? What are the key metrics to measure? What are the biggest challenges? Our super panel consists of community leaders from around the world, each of whom, have experienced and overcome the challenges of a global support community. They are ready to share the trials and triumphs, and everything in between, on the road to a successful community.

2degrees Employee - and Customer-centric Culture Built on Shared Purpose, Fun

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There’s a direct link between employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction. Happy employees equal happy customers. Unhappy employees lead to unhappy customers. It’s not quite as simple as that, but as a generalization it’s not too far off.

Three Ways to Accelerate Collaboration in the Contact Center by Integrating Microsoft Teams

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If you’re one of the thousands of companies that has embraced Microsoft Teams for your internal communications and collaboration, have you ever thought about extending it into your contact center? If not, you should. And here are the top three reasons why.

3 Ways to Improve Agent Performance in Real Time

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We live in a real time.

The Big Advantage of Being Small

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It would be difficult to find a small business that has not been adversely impacted by the current pandemic. And to say that most small business have been negatively impacted is putting it mildly.

Customer Engagement Is a Two-Way Street

Two-way engagement means creating opportunities for conversation. Go beyond the obvious step of responding to complaints and comments; your customers want and deserve more than that. Implement these four tips to boost your two-way engagement.

Proactive vs. Reactive: How Savvy Use of Analytics Helps Contact Centers Navigate and Adapt to Uncertainty

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The disruption and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually all businesses within all industries, of all sizes, and all around the world.

A Bottle of Shampoo and Digital Customer Experience

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Your customers are living their lives digitally, so meeting them where they live makes it easier for them to communicate with you. Connecting with customers on platforms that they use and are familiar with goes a long way to driving an exceptional customer experience.

6 Solutions to Make Your Digital Strategy Sizzle

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2020 was certainly a year unlike any other. A global pandemic of previously unimaginable extent has fundamentally changed the way we live, work and interact with each other, not only privately but also in a business environment.

The Neglected Role of Knowledge in Contact Center Conversational AI Systems

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Answering routine questions, assisting contact center agents to handle calls, creating support tickets, checking statuses—conversational AI technologies have transformed all of these contact center tasks.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

A Fresh New Start - Build the Small Business Call Center You’ve Always Wanted

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Call centers can be management-intensive, especially when they use outdated software. Antiquated call center technology can prevent you from meeting your CX goals, frustrate your agents, cause you to overrun your budget, and make the call center an internal punching bag.