Mattress Firm’s Contact Center Rises and Shines – Improving QA Scores and Average Handle Time

NICE inContact

But the Houston-based company was losing sleep over its two contact centers. With average handle time (AHT) down by 21%, adherence up by 31% and QA scores up from around 50% to 70%, the positive impact on customer satisfaction is unmistakable. The post Mattress Firm’s Contact Center Rises and Shines – Improving QA Scores and Average Handle Time appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

Young Energy Improves Average Handle Time (AHT) and Motivates Contact Center Agents

NICE inContact

In fact, implementing NICE inContact CXone has resulted in significant improvements in everything from average handle time (AHT) to average speed of answer (ASA) to quality assurance scores.

Improve AHT: here’s how top contact center decision makers do it

TechSee

Analysis of Average Handling Time is deeply entrenched in the customer service field and almost every contact center manager wants to improve AHT. AHT = Total Talk Time + Total Hold Time + Total Post-Call Work/Number of Calls Handled.

After Call Work – Why it Matters and How to Ensure it’s Done Right

TechSee

Taking the time to tag the call, log the details, update the CRM system or forward customer feedback to the relevant department provides vital information to contact center managers, chief experience officers, R&D personnel and customer journey mappers.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact. Contact centers have dramatically changed.

How to reduce Average Handling Time and improve quality

Eptica

Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Author: Anne-Merete Jensen - Senior Business Consultant How to reduce Average Handling Time and improve quality. Share knowledge through best templates A large proportion of consumer questions are asked multiple times, by a number of people.

Creating a collaborative contact center culture

TechSee

The traditional contact center – with agents in cubicles following scripts and rushing to meet individual KPIs – will soon be a thing of the past. Agent collaboration also enables a higher First Contact Resolution (FCR) rate by eliminating time-consuming escalations.

Next Issue Avoidance – How contact centers can preempt follow-up calls

TechSee

Contact centers are perfectly placed to predict imminent customer queries. By analyzing data from large sets of trouble tickets, organizations can anticipate customers’ next questions and eliminate huge volumes of future contacts. Reconsider time-based KPIs.

Workforce Management Basics in Today’s Contact Center: Part 2

NICE inContact

In Part One of this two-part series, we sought to demystify the forecasting and scheduling components of contact center workforce management. Once those areas are identified, you can adjust agents’ shifts, moving around shift times, breaks, lunches, etc. Real-time adherence.

Coaching — Medicine for the Contact Center

NICE inContact

However, every day in the contact center, supervisors and managers send incomplete messages to their agents, failing to prescribe what “medicine” is needed to correct their performance problems. The contact center may have a great quality management program that provides agents evaluations on their interactions as well as a stellar performance management platform that gives agents real-time insights into how they are performing against specific goals and metrics.

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact. Contact centers have dramatically changed.

New Ways to Think About Contact Center Quality Monitoring

NICE inContact

Contact center managers know that quality monitoring and management is necessary to maintain or improve Customer Satisfaction (CSAT). Improving contact center quality is one of those activities that deliver perpetual benefits.

Intraday Management — GPS for the Contact Center

NICE inContact

Intraday reforecasting allows for the contact center to reevaluate needs based on the day-of trending of volume, average handle time, and service levels. Typically, the platform will display the number of expected contacts — aka the original forecast — alongside the days’ actuals so far by interval. For more ways on how to elevate your contact center, check out these resources.

Workforce Management Basics in Today’s Contact Center: Part 2

NICE inContact

In Part One of this two-part series, we sought to demystify the forecasting and scheduling components of contact center workforce management. Today 70% of intraday issues are handled manually by the WFM team, managers or supervisors, but most leading workforce management software can automate intraday reforecasting for individual intervals, as well as automate much of the schedule change workflow. Real-time adherence.

Virtual Agents in the Contact Center: Data Gathering Made Easy

NICE inContact

When it comes to reducing expenses within contact center operations, one of the best ways to do so is to reduce the amount of time that live agents spend on the phone. The post Virtual Agents in the Contact Center: Data Gathering Made Easy appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

As a pioneer in AI for contact center customer service and customer. of AI, and eGain’s viewpoint on how it can be leveraged for contact. center customer service. Contact Center 1. in time to support the critical tax returns period, eGain Virtual.

Workforce Management (WFM) – Using Historical Data for Contact Center Forecasting

NICE inContact

Forecasting is a critical component of a call center’s workforce management program. A bad forecast can directly lead to under- or overstaffing, which then has cascade effects on average handle time, CSAT, labor waste… the list goes on and on! However, one critical component is the accuracy and reliability of the historical contact volume data from which your forecast is generated.

7 Contact Center Glossary Terms You Need to Know

NICE inContact

I could take you through a litany of common contact center terms and definitions … but why? To understand todays technologies and what they mean to your business is key to help make the right investments in your customer experience – here are some of the most researched contact center terms: . Cloud Contact Center – Cloud computing… applied to the contact center.

How to Cash in on Contact Center Failures

NICE inContact

If you’ve manage an aging contact center, then you’ve probably identified several inefficiencies which limit your success. Maybe its call volumes that exceed contact center capacity. Whatever the reason, when troubles reduce the contact center to nothing more than a tightly managed expense, it becomes very difficult to ask for improvements. These savings can then be applied to contact center improvements.

Workforce Management (WFM) – Using Historical Data for Contact Center Forecasting

NICE inContact

Forecasting is a critical component of a call center’s workforce management program. A bad forecast can directly lead to under- or overstaffing, which then has cascade effects on average handle time, CSAT, labor waste… the list goes on and on! However, one critical component is the accuracy and reliability of the historical contact volume data from which your forecast is generated.

Computer Vision AI: The Secret Ingredient for Contact Centers

TechSee

Today’s contact centers face a daunting challenge. Computer Vision AI – Reinventing the Contact Center. Live video calls through which contact center agents assist customers with their issues is the perfect environment for computer vision to demonstrate its worth.

Quantify your Contact Center Success with CCaaS and KPIs

NICE inContact

In our last post we talked about how using a “Contact Center as a Service” (CCaaS) may be a better use of resources as opposed to purchasing and maintaining contact center technology in your own data center. Explain how a contact center upgrade will improve KPI’s.

Omnipresent Contact Center Agents in the Age of Instant Gratification

NICE inContact

As cloud communications companies like RingCentral and inContact have matured, the contact center world has been seeing an increasingly rapid move to the cloud. At the same time, we see a trend away from traditional contact center metrics like average handle time, and towards newer, customer-focused metrics like customer satisfaction, or CSAT. Taken together, these two movements are bringing about real change in the contact center.

Contact Center Resolution Number 2 – Improve AHT and Agent Engagement with Screen Pops

NICE inContact

“Hello Lauren, thank you for contacting customer service, what can I help you with today?” With good cloud-based contact center solutions, implementing agent screen pops have never been easier. However, benefits extend to other contact center metrics as well.

The Future of Intelligent Decision Support Systems in Contact Centers

TechSee

These systems are relevant for many verticals including healthcare, finance, weather prediction, call and chat centers, desktop apps, info kiosks and more. . Current state of DSS in contact centers. Call centers are highly stressed environments.

Add Mindfulness to Your Contact Center WFO and IVR Strategies

Verint

You may know from personal experience that low-performing, partially effective contact center technologies and overwhelmed customer service employees are not a winning combination. Being mindful with your contact center IVR and WFO strategies can help you get better at the things you care about for your business.

Virtual Agents are Automating the Contact Center: Natural Language Greeting & Intent Capture

NICE inContact

This is the first of four ways that virtual agents are automating the contact center. Navigating poorly designed DTMF touch-tone systems and single word command menus can cause issues with proper routing and ultimately result in internal transfers, which is a large expense for contact centers. You say, “Problem with my bill,” but since the system can only handle single-word commands, you’re forced to repeat it or try saying it another way, which also doesn’t work.

Value-Driven Knowledge Management: Introducing a New Model

Verint

This corresponds with a subtle shift in the customer service industry as a whole—a gradual yet significant transition from viewing the contact center as a cost center to a strategic enabler.

ROI of Social Customer Service: How to Calculate It and Create a Strong Business Case

Natalie Petouhof

Customer care extends far beyond the traditional call center. Once everyone is on board, it’s time to create some baseline metrics and goals and then determine what the ROI needs to be based on the program qualifications being set in place.

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What is Call Wrap Up Time? 5 Ways to Reduce It in Your Contact Center

Talkdesk

Reducing average wait time and average handle time in your contact can yield huge customer satisfaction increases for your business. In this blog, we outline what call wrap up time is and actionable steps you can take to reduce it in your contact center.

Driving Holistic Customer Engagement Excellence

Verint

As discussed in a recent blog post by Laurie Wickham, the 2017 Verint Engage Global Customer Conference took place recently in Orlando, Florida with attendees from 17 countries and a variety of industries.

Boost Growth and Lower Costs with AI and Cloud Contact Center Solutions

NICE inContact

Today, contact center leaders who embrace the cloud are quick to see its benefits – powering engaging customer experiences while positively impacting business outcomes. Use Next-Gen AI Reduce Handle Time and Service Cost. Decreased average handle time by 10 percent.

How to Get Actionable Insight from your Contact Center Reporting

BlueOcean

One that integrates clear directions with real-time data about road construction, traffic jams, tolls, and alternative route options. It’s the same for contact center reporting. In particular, it will help your call center establish smarter volume forecasting.

Stop Thinking About Your Contact Center as a Cost Center

Talkdesk

Traditionally, contact centers are considered cost centers—a necessary evil that companies fund because they have to, not because they want to. That’s because the cost-center approach ignores the role the contact center can play in driving revenues to the organization.

Full Speed Ahead with Analytics and Automation

Verint

They discussed how speech analytics can transcribe and analyze 100 percent of their recorded interactions between guests and the contact center to help surface valuable intelligence. These calls had the highest average handle time (AHT)—more than 19 minutes per call. The primary KPIs on the agent scorecard include available time , time in adherence to schedule , revenue per hour and total average quality score.

Contact Center Metrics Tracking Toward Customer Centricity

Think Customers

For too many years, contact center measurements have been focused on efficiency instead of customer experience. Metrics such as average handle time (AHT), number of contacts handled, average wait time, and average speed of answer have all been heavily used and tracked.

Three Simple Ways to Show Your Customers Some Love

Verint

This week as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s a good time to remember the role that emotion plays in customer service. In a new article for Contact Center Pipeline , I discuss some simple, practical ways that organizations can demonstrate to their customers that they matter. Have you thought about that before? If you haven’t, consider how your positive feelings about a brand partly arise from the good feelings you had about a customer service experience—or several of them.