Call Centers are the Front Line of Customer Service

NICE inContact

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?

Call Center Automation Depends on Collaborative AI

TechSee

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.

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Call Center Agent Utilization – Why Visual Tools Ensure Optimum Efficiency

TechSee

Every customer service professional knows that running a successful call center is a constant balancing act. Managers will often focus on improving employee productivity to keep customers happy and costs down. Call Center Agent Utilization vs. Occupancy.

Assessing your Contact Center Solution

NICE inContact

Aetna’s Bill Jetter, President of Medical Transition Services, shares his thoughts and experiences on vendor assessment and Aetna’s pursuit of exceptional customer service. Call Center Best Practices Advantages of the Cloud Customer Experience

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. customer experience increases pressure on the. center, showing that brands are willing to do—and spend—what it takes to create loyal customers.

Successful Call Center Agents Share This Personality Type

TechSee

The contact center agent’s job is getting harder. The ongoing shift to self-service has brought about many positive changes to the customer service field. Call volumes in many contact centers are down along with the cost to serve.

Assessing your Contact Center Solution

NICE inContact

Aetna’s Bill Jetter, President of Medical Transition Services, shares his thoughts and experiences on vendor assessment and Aetna’s pursuit of exceptional customer service. Call Center Best Practices Advantages of the Cloud Customer Experience

Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center

NICE inContact

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. What do your customers really think about self-service?

Scaling a Customer Centric Culture in Your Contact Center

NICE inContact

Contact centers of today are not just customer service centers. They are the epicenters of lasting customer experiences (CX) that help brands differentiate and compete better. Get ready for digital-first customers.

Work-from-Home Contact Center: See the Full Picture with Interaction Analytics

NICE inContact

Over the past few weeks, most contact centers have transitioned some or all their agents to a work from-home environment—no easy task. This is a lot to handle while also maintaining exceptional customer service outside of the traditional contact center.

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

topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement is white hot. As a pioneer in AI for contact center customer service and customer. companies to transform—not just improve—customer service and. center customer service. center.

Building the Contact Center SOW: The Framework for Success

BlueOcean

When outsourcing your company’s customer support – whether for the first time or the fifth time – the relationship is understandably complex. The contact center SOW is the framework for your relationship. Below we explore what it takes to build an effective contact center SOW.

Why Your Contact Center Knowledge Base Needs to be Visual

TechSee

Agent: Hello, thank you for calling Longbow Telecom. Customer: I think I need to reset my router but I can’t work out how. Customer: Never mind, I’ll figure it out myself. This lack of efficiency has not escaped the notice of customers. Core challenges for contact centers.

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

TechSee

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.

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

BlueOcean

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.

10 Call Center Mistakes to Avoid when Striving for Effortless Experience

TechSee

According to Gartner , organizations should strive to deliver low-effort customer experiences because simplicity is the most significant driver of loyalty. By avoiding these errors, businesses can drive the shift towards frictionless interactions and enhance the overall customer experience.

Work-from-Home Contact Center: See the Full Picture with Interaction Analytics

NICE inContact

Over the past few weeks, most contact centers have transitioned some or all their agents to a work from-home environment—no easy task. This is a lot to handle while also maintaining exceptional customer service outside of the traditional contact center.

Five Tips for Improving Contact Center Management

NICE inContact

Contact center management is hard. You need to keep up with constantly growing and shifting customer expectations. Let’s look into some ideas that will help you successfully manage you contact center environment while keeping your cool in the process.

Before You Go to RFP, Get Friendly: A Guide to On-Site Contact Center Visits

BlueOcean

Picture this: You’re in the RFP process for a new contact center partner. You know exactly what you need in regards to channel support, reporting metrics, technical capabilities, agent training, and more, and the contact center RFP makes sure you’re checking all the boxes.

RFP Questions to Ask About AI in the Contact Center

BlueOcean

You’re prepared for the future of customer service. And you’re ready for your outsourced customer service RFP to hit the road and bring you some stellar options for a new contact center partner. Looking for more contact center RFP questions?

How to Improve Small Business Call Centers

NICE inContact

Many small businesses count on customer service as a competitive differentiator against larger companies. 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? Almost every business interacts with its customers in some way, usually by phone. That’s exactly what a call center does.

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 is the average cost saved per chatbot interaction for messaging-based banking bots 11,000 operating chatbots now are on Facebook Messenger $174 billion could be saved across insurance, financial services, sales, and customer service. So should we get rid of the poor humans in contact centers? Chatbots are coming.

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

BlueOcean

While so many of us are off celebrating the festive season for days at a time, there are scores of people on the frontlines working to keep everything running smoothly in industries ranging from health care, to transportation, to broadcasting to, yes, customer care.

4 Essential Resources to Read Before You Craft Your Contact Center RFP

BlueOcean

The purpose of a contact center RFP is no different: it’s an essential process to use when choosing an outsourcer. However, the contact center RFP is unique and can’t be modeled on the same old RFP template used for other services your company may procure.

The Fundamental Guide to the Contact Center RFP

BlueOcean

Contracting a new contact center outsourcer may be one of the most impactful decisions you make all year (no pressure, right?) Search online for vendors and assess their websites for culture fit, suite of services and solutions, and self-reported strengths.

Contact Center vs Call Center: What you call yourself matters

UJET

Call your support organization a call center! Customer Experience Contact Center customer service Customer SupportWant to know how to make your company sound terribly out of date?

What is an Inbound Call Center?

NICE inContact

If you hear people talking about a call center, they will often ask whether it’s “inbound” or “outbound”. The difference between inbound and outbound simply refers to who is placing the call. If a customer places a call that’s inbound, as the call is “coming into” the call center. If an agent places a call that’s outbound, as the call is “going out” of the call center. . This is called a “blended” call center.

How to reduce call center volume with Computer Vision AI

TechSee

Customers prefer NOT to deal with your customer service team, with 67% wanting to access support without calling. They want to help themselves when it’s most convenient to them and if that’s at 2 am when the contact center has gone dark, so be it.

Ready to Cut Contact Center Costs, But Not Sure Where to Start?

NICE inContact

And, customer service and contact center functions among others are definitely starting to look at cutting costs. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Agent Engagement Do More With Less Digital First Omnichannel Customer Experience

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

TechSee

Many common customer issues can be easily predicted. Contact centers are perfectly placed to predict imminent customer queries. Customers who purchase a subscription often call in after they receive the first invoice to question the amount.

Contact Center AI – What’s out there?

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Unsurprisingly, the enthusiasm of AI has spilled over to customer experience (CX) in the hope of improving call center efficiency. It’s therefore essential to analyze ‘what’s out there’ in customer service AI and adjust our expectations accordingly.

New Year, New Contact Center RFP? 10 Mistakes to Avoid

BlueOcean

If enhancing your customer experience is a strategic priority over the next 12 months, you might be looking at putting out a contact center RFP or RFI early in the new year. An engaged contact center agent will likely be able to better connect with your customers.

Call center training time comes down with these 7 technologies

TechSee

Nowhere is that truer than in call center training – bringing new agents up to speed on products, processes and the productivity expected of them. Traditionally, contact centers have trained new agents using one-on-one coaching or classroom-style role-playing, where the focus is on imparting knowledge and customer service etiquette. Call center training priorities. It’s what they call the “crowdsourcing of expertise.”

The Ultimate List Of Call Center Services In The Philippines

Magellan Solutions

Call center services in the Philippines cater to different business needs. There are common services such as customer service, technical support, sales, and lead generation. Inbound call center services. Internet answering service.

What Your Outsourcer Should Tell You About Hiring Contact Center Agents: A Client’s Guide

BlueOcean

Or perhaps you’re looking for a better alternative to your current contact center vendor? Either way, the idea of trusting someone else to take care of your customers can be overwhelming. You’ve worked hard to build your brand and establish customer loyalty.

5 Top Procurement Tips for Seeking an Outsourced Contact Center

BlueOcean

Looking for an outsourced contact center partner is one of the most complex undertakings for any strategic sourcing professional. Finding the right contact center for you is going to take more than a strategic RFP. Do you feel like you can trust them with your customers?

Ready to Cut Contact Center Costs, But Not Sure Where to Start?

NICE inContact

And, customer service and contact center functions among others are definitely starting to look at cutting costs. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Agent Engagement Do More With Less Digital First Omnichannel Customer Experience

The Truth About Attrition in the Contact Center

BlueOcean

At first glance, attrition seems like a chink in the armor for contact centers. Across every industry, the fact that people leave their jobs and move on is a basic truth, but in the contact center, the attrition metric receives quite of a bit of negative attention.

TechStyle Improves Contact Center Efficiency and Customer Service with inContact

NICE inContact

By providing monthly shipments of trend-setting clothing for subscribers, TechStyle is reinventing retail for millions of its customers. TechStyle uses inContact to outsource its entire customer service team of 600-to-1200 agents, who field inbound calls from all across the globe.

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.