8 ways call recordings are the secret to a better customer experience


Imagine how much you’d learn if you were a fly on the wall whenever customers talked about your product or service. customer service Customer Experience Customer Support

Why Your Sales Team Needs Call Recording


In your current sales process, what happens to your phone conversations after the call ends? You input notes, do after-call work, schedule a follow-up call, but the actual conversation is over. Call recordings are a core part of the Talkdesk offering.

Getting the Most from Call Recording Technology

Customer Interactions

Ben Knieff of AITE Group shares his view on how Real-Time Authentication can help contact centers get the most from their call recordings

Call Center Call Recording Best Practices


Call recording is a common call center practice. Call recording can be a valuable tool, but it must be used carefully. The burden is on the call center to make it a priority to be compliant with all relevant call recording laws, rules and regulations.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

limits the voice of the customer to a phone call. calls, many aren’t applying those. volume, abandon rates, first call. move to a call from a chat. Call Recording Highly automated and. call volume and.

VoIP Call Recording Technologies – Past, Present, Future

Customer Interactions

Lately, there seems to be a lot of discussion about voice over IP (VoIP) call recording technologies. I have received many questions from customers, and participated in many conversations about the pros and cons of various VoIP call recording options and the advances in emerging technologies in this area.

Call Recording Systems: Beware of Hidden Costs

Customer Interactions

I decided to buy a new TV. Not that I really needed one, but my 32’’ set seemed awfully small next to my neighbor’s slick 50’’ panel. I had done my necessary online homework, went through the dazzling selection of brands, then narrowed it down through display sizes, high-definition (HD) technologies, resolution, contrast and a dozen other terms I’ve since forgotten. Of course, I researched price as well.

Session Recording Protocol: Moving toward Standardization in Call Recording

Customer Interactions

One of the most exciting projects that I am working on right now is the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) draft for the standardization of session recording interfaces. The main idea behind this work is to take the opportunity – while almost all major telephony vendors are working on session initiation protocol (SIP)-based recording interfaces for their new SIP-based voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony systems – to create an interoperable standard for call recording

5 Reasons Why Your Contact Center Needs Speech Analytics

NICE Systems

Why is your customer calling? Understand why customers are calling. Understanding what types of calls are coming allows management to create training and best practices for the most common scenarios. Most contact centers sample 1% or less of their total call volume.

Call Recording in the Small Contact Center: Vanilla Isn’t Good Enough Anymore

Customer Interactions

Simple call recording in today’s small to medium contact center (SMCC) is regarded as a standard vanilla-flavored ice cream. The tricky part is that tasty chocolate topping: namely, the more advanced call recording solutions that can really advance the SMCC. It’s a no-brainer commodity solution supplied today by a number of vendors which, all in all, don’t differ that much from one another (the working ones, that is…).

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

sheer volume of calls (38 percent) and the. depending on the channel used (39 per- cent) as the second biggest challenge, while having too many calls to manage. percent naming call volume and 35 per- cent choosing different customer expe- riences across channels as their number.

How Workforce Optimization Tools Positively Impact Your Business, Clients, and Bottom Line


Tools include recording, quality management, call monitoring, coaching, e-learning, and full reporting services. Adherence to PCI security and compliance standards, ensuring Common maintains call quality compliance with the five major financial regulations in Canada and two in the U.S.–supporting

Six Ways to Achieve Regulatory Compliance


As the world grows more complex, compliance regulations have made recording more important than ever. However, recording today involves far more than capturing calls—we must also include IM, video, desktop screens, app/screen sharing, white boarding, file transfer, SMS and other types of electronic communication. Waiting until after information is recorded before taking action can be risky.

Why you should write not ‘phone to complain effectively

Helen Dewdney

Writing means you aren’t left on the ‘phone waiting to get through to people at call centres where a lot of other issues come into play too! Recording calls & the Law. The guidance you get may be after you have made the call when it is too late.

Experts Share the Value of Evolving Quality Programs with Automation


Contact center teams have been evaluating call recordings for quality for years now. This offers your contact center the flexibility to introduce automation at your own pace, while providing visibility into the large volume of calls that have been recorded but have previously gone unheard. In an age where we all seek to do more with less—and do it better—it seems there’s always an opportunity to use the latest enhancements in technology to help.

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

sheer volume of calls (38 percent) and the. depending on the channel used (39 per- cent) as the second biggest challenge, while having too many calls to manage. percent naming call volume and 35 per- cent choosing different customer expe- riences across channels as their number.

Make an Impact with Your Voice of the Customer Program


Provide new sales opportunities through indirect feedback such as emails and call recordings. Delivering superior customer experiences is a top challenge facing many organizations today. Maybe the top. The abundance of communication channels includes phone, web, mobile apps, chat and social channels—which add varying complexities to meeting these CX challenges and truly understanding customer sentiment.

Automated Quality Management Drives Objective Evaluations, Job Satisfaction


Current quality management best practices dictate the review for scoring of a small percentage of random calls for each agent, typically less than ten percent. Also, if a new agent is having problems in his or her job, it often takes months of reviewing random calls to accurately discover the root of the problem. In the meantime, the agent continues to struggle through each call. percent of our survey respondents currently own a call logging solution.

Empower Your Employees with More Data, More Automation


Should all recorded calls be autoscored? Contact Centers Customer Satisfaction Customer Service Customer Experience customer engagement optimization employee engagement Call Centers Quality Management Data Quality automation customer engagement customer focus contact center call recording call center quality management softwareThe recent influx of news about advances in automation technology can create some employee anxiety—however, there’s good news.

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Add Mindfulness to Your Contact Center WFO and IVR Strategies


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.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

during phone calls, but also what’s communicated. Calabrio ONE is a unified workforce optimization (WFO) software suite–including call recording, quality management, workforce management, voice-of-the-customer (VoC) analytics and advanced. call volume.

Why every customer support call should include CSAT and CES


Supervisors track metrics like number of calls taken, number of issues resolved or average wait time, but they might not have the time to listen to every call recording to see where improvements are needed.

What is Quality Management Analytics?

NICE Systems

If any of these situations hit close to home, you should consider incorporating analytics into your quality program: Your evaluators know the type of interaction they want to evaluate – but like Goldilocks, they tediously listen to multiple call recordings before they find the “right” one. Your evaluators listen to a call recording, and then fill out a Word or Excel form to send to the agent with feedback.

Curious How Analytics Can Impact Your Quality Management?

NICE Systems

If you’ve experienced the following situations in your organization, incorporating: Your evaluators know the type and length of interaction they want to evaluate — but tediously listen to multiple call recordings to find the “right” one. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Customer Experience Workforce OptimizationHave you noticed all the hype around using analytics in quality management, but haven’t utilized it in your organization?

Increase Contact Center Efficiency with CRM Integrations

NICE Systems

Data about the interaction is also automatically exchanged between the contact center and CRM systems, for example inserting call recordings and email and chat transcripts into the CRM record for future reference and reporting. Efficiency. It’s a buzzword that has been around a long time in the business world. We are constantly asked to do more and increase efficiency.

What is Call Quality Monitoring?

NICE Systems

“This call may be used for quality or training purposes…” Have you ever wondered about that notification when you call a business? While it’s easy to disregard, it reveals a common business practice: Call Quality Monitoring – a practice contact centers use to review and evaluate the quality of their agents’ interactions with customers. While call monitoring may be performed live at times, it isn’t feasible when there are large volumes of calls.

What is Call Queuing and Why Does It Matter?

NICE Systems

This same rule applies when people call into your contact center. . And if you think that more people are contacting you via your digital channels instead of calling you, think again. In our 2018 Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark survey , 66% of the 2,400 customers we polled told us that—despite all the other channels available to them—their top preference to connect with a company remains a phone call with a live agent. What is a call queu e ?

New Integration: inContact Agent for Oracle® Service Cloud

NICE Systems

Agents can handle inbound and outbound voice calls, voicemails, callbacks, chat interactions and work items in the same interface (read: no more ALT+TAB between different application windows). The Oracle at Delphi. Do you know what an oracle is?

How to Set up Custom Storage in Talkdesk


This process will maximize the control a customer has over the call data and minimize the risk of a PCI compliance failure. Before we go into the process in depth, it’s important to clarify what this custom storage will mean for your call recordings. Call Storage.

3 Best Practices for Boosting Your Outbound Results with the Cloud

NICE Systems

If you’re looking to improve your results, here are three best practices to consider implementing for outbound dialing: #1: Utilize No Pause, Predictive Dialing: You might assume that simply making more calls is the answer for increasing sales.

Leading Personal Lines Insurer Prioritizes Customer Engagement


This personal property and casualty insurance provider needed the tools to address complexities that the company’s traditional methods for understanding the voice of the customer failed to address.

SICOM Serves 30,000 Restaurants More Effectively with Talkdesk and Salesforce


In 2018, SICOM wanted to improve their operations as they realized their existing contact center solutions had many limitations, including not having easy access to call recordings and a homegrown ticketing system they had outgrown. Call Center Customer Win

Dynamic Media Leader Uses Verint to Improve Customer Satisfaction


The company’s existing platform was no longer meeting the needs of the growing business, so it brought in Verint Workforce Optimization and Analytics solutions, including Verint Call Recording , Verint Quality Management , Verint Workforce Management and Verint Speech Analytics.

Customer Experience Management in 2019

Upstream Works

Digital transformation isn’t new – we’ve been moving towards digital engagement and seeing a reduction in phone calls for years. Call Centers and call center software underwent a transition to Multichannel Contact Centers when they started to add contact methods like email.

The New FSA Mobile Phone Recording Ruling: What Does it Mean and How Can You Comply

Customer Interactions

The FSA announced yesterday the expansion of its call recording requirements to cover all relevant mobile phone conversations. This constitutes the expected extension to “the taping rules” (PS08/1, effective since March 2009) that require the recording and archiving of all voice and electronic communications dealing with orders, negotiation or arrangement of transactions in the financial services industry. It’s now official.

The Pros and Cons of Contact Center Outsourcing

NICE Systems

First generation ACDs (Automatic Call Distributors) plus significant global telephony and Internet build-outs of the dot-com age made this technically feasible. Without access to interaction analytics or call recordings from the outsourcer, your business may miss out on these key customer insights.

Leading the Way in Contact Center Intelligence

NICE Systems

In any given contact center, of any size, you will find a multitude of solutions to manage forecasting, scheduling, IVR, ACD, call recording, quality management, performance management, etc.