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?

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.

Consumer Demands are Changing Faster than Ever. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

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In light of fast-changing customer demands, is your contact center keeping up? As contact center leaders, we need to focus on ensuring customers and agents have the technology and tools to deliver seamless omnichannel service. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

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.

The Number One Factor in Your Contact Center’s Success

Speaker: Jim Rembach, President of Call Center Coach

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.

The Problem with Doing Nothing in the Contact Center

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If you speak with any contact center leader, you begin to sense their frustration with how difficult it is to deliver the experience customers demand today when using tools built nearly a decade ago! What a call center was designed to do even two years ago will become obsolete.

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.

Contact Center Agents – Soaring up From Heroes to Super Heroes

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Agents remain the most critical resource in any contact center. But, every contact center continues to struggle with big challenges when it comes to engaging, motivating and retaining agents. Today’s agents are clearly the hero of contact center – managing angry customers, solving complex problems and juggling multiple systems. What your agents like the most working in contact centers is helping customers.

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.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

IT Leaders – Time to Elevate Contact Center Performance

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IT leaders rely on a set of critical contact center functionalities for efficiency and success. NICE inContact CXone helps IT leaders elevate the performance of their contact centers with the leading cloud call center software in the market. . The post IT Leaders – Time to Elevate Contact Center Performance appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

Coaching — Medicine for the Contact Center

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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.

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

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Forecasting is a critical component of a call center’s workforce management program. However, one critical component is the accuracy and reliability of the historical contact volume data from which your forecast is generated. The reality is that sometimes you just don’t have great historical data, especially in the case of young contact centers, or those that are just newly implementing contact routing or workforce management software.

Workforce Management Basics in Today’s Contact Center: Part 1

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For seasoned workforce managers, predicting contact volumes and creating perfect schedules are second nature – even although, to those of us on the outside, they seem to speak a whole different contact center language!

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. customers and contact center advisors through interactions of higher.

Intraday Management — GPS for the Contact Center

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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.

3 Gamification Types to Use in Your Contact Center

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So why subject your contact center to just one flavor of gamification ? Within peer-competition, you also find subcategories: Top-down Initiated : Contact center leaders create and award the prize. Nothing beats a little friendly competition against common “enemy” to unite a team—even if that enemy is just another team within the contact center! So, roll the dice and try out gamification today—your call center is guaranteed to win!

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.

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.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

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

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?

With CXone, Fossil Group Unifies Contact Centers, Raises Performance

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Its 17 contact centers located around the world support the Fossil Group business , including 250 agents who support over 10 languages. Three third-party call centers take calls during off hours and busy holiday seasons. Before adopting NICE inContact CXone, Fossil Group’s contact centers were using different software solutions, which made it challenging to understand exactly how the company was performing as a whole.

8 Qualities of Effective Contact Center Agents

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What if the only human interaction your customers have with your brand is through an agent working at your contact center? Contact center agents have a significant impact on customer experience and thus the bottom line. Here our are 8 Qualities of Effective Contact Center Agents. ” In the course of servicing a customer, they may be updating information such as home and email addresses, credit card information and contact preferences.

7 Contact Center Glossary Terms You Need to Know

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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.

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Virtual Agents in the Contact Center: Data Gathering Made Easy

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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. But even with just their initial automation effort, they have experienced a 65% cost savings in their contact center.

Give Your Contact Center a Pink Slip

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A common theme for companies known for exceptional customer service is a robust, well equipped call or contact center. Simply put, these centers provide a human touch and a strong differentiator for the marketplace when deployed correctly.

Watch your Etiquette! 7 Tips for Improving Contact Center Etiquette

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Contact centers are lively, energetic places with lots of activity going on. Be mindful of these tips for improving contact center etiquette: . In a contact center, everything hinges on the schedule. Basic contact center etiquette really involves respecting people and time. What are your best tips for improving contact center etiquette? 7 Tips for Improving Contact Center Etiquette appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

What are Bank Contact Centers Doing Right?

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for 2016, and courtesy and helpfulness of tellers or other staff was the top ranking subset, website satisfaction next and call center satisfaction rounding out some of the top categories of rating. The post What are Bank Contact Centers Doing Right?

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DentalPlans.com Performance Soars with Workforce Management in its Contact Center

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The company’s 110-agent contact center is a driving force in the company’s success, accounting for $17-$18 million of the company’s annual revenue. The contact center operation now operates seamlessly on the CXone platform from three locations—Plantation, FL, Las Cruces, NM and Santiago, Dominican Republic. Before teaming up with NICE inContact and CXone, however, the contact center operation didn’t always run like a well-oiled machine.

Embrace Tenure Diversity in Your Contact Center

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Contact centers should be comprised of new agents as well as agents with experience in the role. Embracing tenure diversity in the contact center provides new opportunities on all fronts, for new agents as well as those hitting anniversary milestones.

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.

How to Cash in on Contact Center Failures

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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.

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Overwhelmed by needing to modernize your contact center? Start here.

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At some point, every contact center faces the stark reality of needing to modernize. You’re not alone: Determining how to bring your contact center current actually involves a complex web of purchase decisions that can be downright daunting. Relax—help is here: we’ve identified five major challenge areas that every contact center faces and discuss how to navigate each one to determine the right solutions, based on the needs of your contact center.