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

Creating a collaborative contact center culture

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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.

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.

Why Your Contact Center Knowledge Base Needs to be Visual

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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. Agent: Hello, thank you for calling Longbow Telecom.

The Number One Factor in Your Contact Center’s Success

Speaker: Jim Rembach, President of Call Center Coach

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.

The 10 Most Important Contact Center RFP Questions [Infographic]

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A generic vendor RFP template may promise to make things easy, but when you’re about to hand over your customer interactions to an outsourced contact center, generic will only make things more difficult. For real, we’ve seen warehouse RFPs used to source contact center services…).

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.

Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements

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That you’re taking the right steps towards improvement in the contact center and beyond? Contact center benchmarks , that’s how. The post Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

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.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

Journey to Contact Center Success

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As a contact center manager, you face never-ending challenges from day-to-day operations to envisioning long-term possibilities to improve customer experience while at the same time building efficiency and modernizing processes and systems.

Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements

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That you’re taking the right steps towards improvement in the contact center and beyond? Contact center benchmarks , that’s how. In just one hour, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of contact center benchmarks and “the continuous improvement cycle”—a six-step methodology that gets real results so your company can: Compare to competition Pinpoint performance gaps Identify improvement initiatives Enhance enterprise value.

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?

Managing Gen-Z and Millennials in the Contact Center

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Gen-Z was born between 1996 and 2010, with the oldest workers of the era being 23 years of age, and prime entry-level job candidates in your contact center. To cater to both generations, you need to provide up-to-date communication solutions in your contact center.

How to Cut the High Cost of Contact Center Agent Attrition

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.

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.

Moving to Cloud: A Must for Contact Centers

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In the world of Contact Centers , moving functions like IVR and ACD are obvious choices. Your Contact Center represents the front line to your constituents and customers. The post Moving to Cloud: A Must for Contact Centers appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Today’s Contact Center

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Think adding artificial intelligence (AI) to your contact center means dramatic technology shifts? So, what might you consider as you integrate artificial intelligence into your contact center? How does a contact center meet these demands?

How AI Can Help

Speaker: Roy Atkinson, Senior Writer Analyst, HDI and ICMI

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.

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.

Digital Room Takes Control of its Contact Centers on Unified CXone Platform

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Call Center Best Practices Advantages of the Cloud NICE inContact CXone Contact Center Trends & InsightsE-commerce printing company Digital Room had been using different vendors for voice, email and chat.

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.

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

Start Your Contact Center Move to the Cloud with Workforce Optimization

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There is extensive research that shows moving your contact center to the cloud is an inevitable requirement to staying competitive and relevant. While many contact centers begin their cloud journey with omnichannel routing , there are multiple paths to the cloud.

Do Humans Still Have a Place in Contact Centers?

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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? Longer answer: Thanks to chatbots, Intelligent Advisors, and other AI-powered technologies, human contact center agents can focus on complex tasks and meaningful conversations that require the most crucial component — empathy. Chatbots are coming.

The Cost of In-House vs Outsourced Contact Centers: An Infographic

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Either way, we’ve put together this handy infographic to help you compare the cost of in-house vs outsourced contact centers. And hey, we’re also standing by to help you out with a cost analysis and custom quote for your outsourced contact center.

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

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In Part One of this two-part series, we sought to demystify the forecasting and scheduling components of contact center workforce management. RTA is one of the most underrated metrics in the contact center, but undoubtedly one of the most important.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

How to Ease the Pain of Scaling Your Contact Center

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At its most basic level, growing your in-house contact center means you’ll need more space. There’s also the cost of upkeep, both to the facility itself and of your technical infrastructure, where regular upgrades will be necessary to keep your contact center ahead of the curve.

Planning for 2020? Don’t miss out on Key Contact Center Investments

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And, contact centers, being customer interaction hubs, are getting more preference and priority when it comes to CX investments. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Trends & Insights Omnichannel Customer Experience

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.

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

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The Top 3 Things to Thank Your Contact Center Agents for in 2019

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It’s a foundational concept that all effective contact center leaders know to be true—when you take care of your agents, they take care of your business. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Trends & Insights Workforce Optimization

Swedish Rail Unifies Contact Center Operations with Cloud

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In the course of planning and traveling, customers contact Swedish Rail for a variety of reasons, from checking on delayed trains to disturbances on the tracks—volume that rises considerably during bad weather and vacations. About 800,000 of these interactions are handled each year by Swedish Rail’s 200 advisors, working from two contact center locations about 100 kilometers apart. But physical distance wasn’t the only thing separating the two contact center locations.

New Ways to Think About Contact Center Quality Monitoring

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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.

Growing Your Contact Center Culture

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While there are a few examples of great culture in the contact center world, there are just as many or more examples of notoriously bad company cultures. Most contact centers fall somewhere in the middle ground. As a contact center leader, where do you start that process?

Customer Context at the Speed of the Conversation