Call Center Automation Depends on Collaborative AI

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The global drive toward digital transformation has made its mark on contact center processes and operations, with Salesforce predicting last year that the use of AI by customer service teams would see a 143% increase by 2020. Post-call analysis also benefits from AI.

Three Reasons to Use Visual Language in the Contact Center

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Especially with the rise of digital interaction channels in the contact center. Customer Experience Contact Center Trends & Insights Call Center Best PracticesImagination. Visualization. Insight. These words are part of our verbal language.

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Preparing Your Contact Center for the Unexpected

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NICE inContact has sought the guidance of our customers that are succeeding in call center excellence from Amy Latzer, Chief Operating Officer of 211 LA, Los Angeles County’s Health & Human Services Organization which provides citizens access to social services.

Training Contact Center Agents to Multitask

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As call center agents move to fully functioning omnichannel contact center agents, the question of agent training comes into focus—particularly training contact center agents to multitask.

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!

Announcing our Best-In-Class Glossary of Contact Center Terms

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To help your contact center stay on top of these industry terms, we’ve built a new best-in-class glossary! Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Trends & Insights

Halloween Horrors: Monsters that Cause Call Center Attrition

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As you get into the spirit of the occasion, spare a thought for the humble contact center agent, huddled over his keyboard, staring into the abyss of another long shift of customer service hell. Ghost calls plague contact centers of all sizes, driving agents to distraction.

Work Life Balance in the Contact Center

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Digital transformation and the gig economy have made remote work common across the globe—the contact center industry was no different! Agent Engagement Workforce Optimization Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices

Avoiding the Mounting Contact Center Compliance Squeeze

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Recent analyst research has proven that the job of staying compliant is only getting more difficult for contact centers. Luckily, call center analytics software can help alleviate much of these compliance headaches. With contact center analytics , help is on the way.

Contact Center 101: What is Workforce Optimization?

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Optimization is one of those buzzy words that gets thrown around a lot in the contact center industry. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Management General Workforce Optimization

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.

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. So, how can you ensure that customers who call your company are given the help that they need and that they exit the call feeling positive about the interaction and the company?

5 Tips to Lower Contact Center Attrition

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Agent attrition is not a new concept in the contact center. The average lifespan of a contact center agent is traditionally short, resulting in human resource departments trying to understand this costly trend, usually turning to some kind of retroactive metric.

Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center

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For contact centres we know there are cost savings opportunities, as a chat with a live agent can cost $6-12 per interaction, compared to self-service which can cost as little as 25 cents. The post Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

Contact Center 101: The What and Why of CRM Integration

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If he were alive today, he’d make a great contact center consultant. He’d be touting about the increased knowledge your agents—and your business—gain when you integrate your contact center software with your customer relationship management (CRM).

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. calls within the first six weeks of the deployment! center.

10 Steps to Reduce Call Center Attrition

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But in call centers, it can be significantly more challenging. QATC estimates that the turnover rate in the call center industry ranges between 30-45%. If you’re a veteran of the industry, you already know this because hiring and retaining good agents is something successful contact centers constantly focus on. If possible, take recruits on a tour of the call center floor and have them watch an agent field a couple of calls.

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? Seeing all interactions reveals the big picture of what is really happening in your contact center.

Why Your Contact Center Knowledge Base Needs to be Visual

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Agent: Hello, thank you for calling Longbow Telecom. Core challenges for contact centers. Although 91% of companies have invested heavily in contact center knowledge bases, very few are seeing real ROI. Creating a visual contact center knowledge base.

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

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I hear that saying all the time when talking with people about why they are stuck on an outdated call center software platform. Stop paying for expensive, time-consuming upgrades and stop using a variety of vendors to piece together a workable solution in your contact center.

AI in Contact Centers – IT Gets the Driver Seat

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Contact centers are no exceptions. Contact center execs are keen on leveraging AI for the right use cases and the one team they rely heavily is IT. As IT leaders, here are some key aspects to think through as you roll out an AI project in your contact center.

Top Three Myths of Hiring Remote Contact Center Agents

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Hiring remote workers can be a competitive advantage for companies, especially contact centers. But there are a lot of misconceptions about remote workers and how they impact a contact center’s productivity and culture.

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? Seeing all interactions reveals the big picture of what is really happening in your contact center.

Building the Contact Center SOW: The Framework for Success

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The contact center SOW is the framework for your relationship. Below we explore what it takes to build an effective contact center SOW. Who serves as the primary point of contact? Building the Contact Center SOW.

Scaling a Customer Centric Culture in Your Contact Center

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Contact centers of today are not just customer service centers. But there are only so many hours in the day, so how do you scale a highly connected, customer centric culture in your contact center , with limited budget?

Five Tips for Improving Contact Center Management

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Contact center management is hard. Let’s look into some ideas that will help you successfully manage you contact center environment while keeping your cool in the process. Choose the right contact center solution. Very hard, actually.

Why Does Your Contact Center Need Speech Analytics?

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There is a lot of information out there about speech analytics and how it can benefit contact centers, but what is it exactly and what value does it bring to the customer experience? It lets you “listen” to EVERY call – and analyze EVERY call.

How to improve you call center customer experience strategy for 2019?

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Providing better customer experiences (CX) is a hot button issue that has become increasingly critical to forward-thinking call centers over the last few years. Call center leaders realize that the time has come to deliver real measurable value to the enterprise.

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.

10 Call Center Mistakes to Avoid when Striving for Effortless Experience

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To help companies improve their Customer Effort Score (CES), we’ve compiled a list of 10 call center mistakes that often result in high customer effort. Single contact resolutions are the contact center equivalent of one-click ordering.

Five Tactics to Retain Your Top Call Center Agents

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Retaining call center agents doesn’t occur by chance, it happens by implementing practical, proven retention tactics. Check out these five tactics to retain your top call center agents: 1) Recognize Your Agents. Another effective tactic for recognition within a call center is to have wallboards that display leaders of challenges, agent birthdays, and agent spotlights. Avoiding job boredom in the contact center is crucial to keeping them around.

Do Humans Still Have a Place in Contact Centers?

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Consider these stats*: 4 minutes is the average time savings with a chatbot enquiry vs. a traditional call $0.70 Chatbots enable companies large and small to handle customer service inquiries across digital channels without involving human contact center agents. So should we get rid of the poor humans in contact centers? Humans have an irreplaceable role in contact centers. The post Do Humans Still Have a Place in Contact Centers?

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. Likewise, call center KPIs and benchmarks act as controls to establish direction and to know whether the call center is on course.

What’s on the AI Horizon: Roadmap to AI in the Contact Center

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How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) affect your contact center? AI Customer Experience Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Trends & Insights

How to Improve Small Business Call Centers

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Having a small business call center is a key piece of creating a competitive advantage with customer service. . If you’re a small business without a call center today, why should you create one? You may have multiple people taking calls and working with customers, but it’s likely that isn’t their only job responsibility. A call center concentrates interactions with customers into the hands of a dedicated team providing higher efficiency.

What You Need to Know When Looking for a New Contact Center Outsourcer [Slideshare]

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Looking for a new contact center outsourcer is rarely as simple as it sounds. The End-to-End Contact Center Solutions Buyer’s Guide from Blue Ocean Contact Centers. For more insight, get your End-to-End Contact Center Solutions Buyer’s Guide today.

CXone Cloud Contact Center Software Helps Energy Company Soar

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CXone cloud contact center software would be pivotal in the company’s growth as it moved into France. To meet the many challenges, Webhelp chose NICE inContact’s unified CXone cloud CX contact center platform. Learn more about harnessing the power of CXone cloud contact.

Performance Management and the Power of Positive Psychology in the Contact Center

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For contact center agents, it sometimes feels like either the workday drags on or it flies by with a flash. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Management Contact Center Trends & Insights CRM Customer Experience Workforce Optimization

Hark the Herald Agents Sing: It’s Holiday Season in the Contact Center!

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Before we sign off for the holiday break, we want to give shouts to all the frontline agents and coaches holding it down for clients and customers in contact centers everywhere. A reminder that the struggle to sustain morale when it’s holiday season in the contact center is real.

What Can a Digital First Contact Center do for Customer Experience?

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Mike Bowman, Director of Operations for Educational Computer Systems Inc (ECSI) experienced his customer base (largely made up of students with loans) specifically telling him that they didn’t want to speak to agents, which led to him deploying an omnichannel contact center.