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.

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.

5 Most Critical Elements of a Successful Contact Center Launch

BlueOcean

Contact center implementation is an art and a science, and over 24 years in business, we’ve learned exactly what it takes to make the smoothest transition possible. A successful contact center launch isn’t as simple as flipping the switch and 3-2-1 blast off.

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?) This alone may give you enough insight to build a basic list of potential partners for your contact center RFP process. Planning for 2019 already?

Build a bot with the Genesys PureCloud platform and Amazon Lex

The GenesysTM PureCloudTM platform was the first contact center solution to provide a direct Amazon Lex integration—giving you a powerful and simple tool to create a customer experience that’s the best available IVR technology in the market.

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?

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.

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?

Increase Contact Center Efficiency with CRM Integrations

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There is no department where this is more true than in the contact center, and one way to increase efficiency is with integrations. The customer experience can be improved upon by making a multitude of information available to contact center agents, while also increasing efficiency. And the secret lies within contact center and CRM integrations. The post Increase Contact Center Efficiency with CRM Integrations appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

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. How AI can be Used in the Contact Center. Out of these benefits, two concrete benefits of AI in the contact center stand out.

Win the Customer Experience (CX) Game in Your Contact Center

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Here are the 4 simple steps for transforming your CX to win: Build a business case to invest in contact centers. Contact centers are the powerhouse that deliver exceptional and consistent CX every time, every day. Orchestrate right within the 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.

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.

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.

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. These factors require some creativity when responding to and differentiating through the contact center RFP.

Can You Train Contact Center Agents in Empathy?

BlueOcean

We already know most people hate calling tech support and even in basic customer service scenarios, consumers prefer to use self-serve options over contacting a customer service agent directly. That makes us curious: can you train contact center agents in empathy?

5 Helpful Contact Center Tools for Managers

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The same is true of any industry including contact centers. Luckily, there are countless solutions available to contact center managers today to help improve productivity, performance and overall customer experience. Here are five helpful tools that can solve common contact center issues and provide a better service. Do you know which topics or issues come up the most during calls in your contact center?

How Contact Center Customer Experience Will Evolve in 2017

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Contact centers will continue to evolve and improve as the need for better customer support continues to grow. This year, you can expect contact centers to be highlighted by: Total Voice Ownership. Some contact center offerings aren’t solutions, but simply compound issues.

Navigating Generational Differences in the Contact Center Workforce

BlueOcean

What makes a great contact center agent isn’t as easy to define as you might expect. There’s another layer to be considered as well: generational differences in the contact center workforce. Managing an Multi-Generational Contact Center.

Your Contact Center Superhero

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Your contact center is a superhero? You might be surprised—after all, contact centers are often: Under-valued by the larger organization. Viewed purely as a cost center. Profile of a Contact Center Superhero.

Don’t Lose Customers to a Bad Contact Center Experience

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The post Don’t Lose Customers to a Bad Contact Center Experience appeared first on NICE inContact Blog. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Customer Experience79% of consumers indicate that they will leave you if you provide them just one bad customer experience.

The Top Five “Must Have” Contact Center Phone System Features

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Are you one of the almost 40% of organizations that say reducing effort to improve the customer experience is their primary contact center goal for 2018? The best contact center solution is not worth a penny if it’s not up and running.

SUPER AGENT – Saving the contact center with AI

TechSee

Take a peek into the latest issue of Super-Agent and see how he is using Artificial Intelligence to save the contact center: There is pandemonium at the Contact Center. This contact center needs help fast!

Customer Journey Mapping in the Contact Center

BlueOcean

But too many contact centers assume the opposite; that your journey starts the moment an agent picks up the phone. As a contact center, we might be checking all the boxes in our call flow process, but that doesn’t mean the customer necessarily had a great experience.

Text / SMS in the Contact Center – Inbound, Outbound, Omnichannel

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That second agent will of course also need access to the contact history. For outbound SMS, ensure you familiarize yourself with the legal situation around Express Written Consent and your ability to contact a customer on their cell phone.

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. Are You Seeking an Outsourced Contact Center?

The Future Shines Bright for Sunrun with Increased Contact Center Conversion Rates

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But until recently, its contact center was stuck in another era. As part of a fast-growing company in a hot market, its contact center is a hard-working one. The largest residential solar company in the U.S., Sunrun, is on the leading edge of the clean power revolution.

Speech Analytics: Changing the Game for Contact Center Technology

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For that reason, Speech Analytics software and processes have been gradually picking up steam in the contact center industry for the better part of a decade. Despite this, many contact centers are still struggling to find practical uses, and/or measure the ROI of the technology.

Contact Centers aren’t Ready for Omnichannel

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The potential of “omnichannel” when it comes to contact centers is undeniable. Once the Internet came about, that human connection fragmented, and companies found adding a single online communication channel to their legacy call center operations to be a challenge.

9 Ways Millennials Have Transformed Contact Center Customer Experience

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Years before this generation’s full influence will be felt, however, millennial preferences have already changed how contact centers think about customer experience. Read on to learn the 9 things that millennials are expecting from the organizations they buy from and interact with, and how you can adjust your contact center to exceed their customer experience expectations. Decades ago, customers only had a couple options for contacting a company: phone or mail.

11 Contact Center Technologies to Boost Customer Satisfaction

TechSee

Contact Centers appreciate: “We got our customer support sorted the day we started using Casengo to manage emails and social media posts.” Contact Centers appreciate: Enchant enables better collaboration of support teams making sure nothing falls through the cracks.

Avoid These Roadblocks to Achieve a High Performing Contact Center

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inView™ is a revolutionary performance management system engineered by call centers for call centers. Learn how inView™ can drive agent engagement and visibility into your contact center. Every day we go to work with the objective of helping our companies improve.

One-Page Journey Mapping for Contact Centers

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I recently did a webinar with CRMXchange on one-page journey mapping for contact centers. The post One-Page Journey Mapping for Contact Centers appeared first on inContact Blog. Best Practices Contact Center Management Customer Experience General Trends & Insights CEU Channels Contact Center Customer Journey Improve Customer Experience inContact Journey Mapping Omnichannel Webinar

SUPER AGENT – Saving the contact center with AI

TechSee

Take a peek into the latest issue of Super-Agent and see how he is using Artificial Intelligence to save the contact center: There is pandemonium at the Contact Center. This contact center needs help fast!

5 Reasons Why Your Contact Center Needs Speech Analytics

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Contact center software companies are now providing innovative solutions that are both easy on the wallet and powerful enough to provide deep insight. Most contact centers sample 1% or less of their total call volume.

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? Can an outsourced contact center really live up to that? That’s where finding out about a contact center’s hiring practices is vital. Diversity in The Contact Center.

CMO, meet your new best friend: The contact center

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Contact centers also provide channels for inbound and outbound customer interactions , yet many marketing departments don’t consider them part of their voice-of-the-customer (VoC) mix. For CMOs, here are five reasons the contact center should be marketing’s new best friend.

A Quick Guide to Comparing In-House Vs. Outsourced Contact Center Costs [Slideshare]

BlueOcean

Your contact center goals are to achieve cost-effectiveness and efficiency while also delivering exceptional service experience to your customers. A Quick Guide to Comparing Call Center Costs from Blue Ocean Contact Centers.

Text / SMS in the Contact Center – Inbound, Outbound, Omnichannel

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That second agent will of course also need access to the contact history. For outbound SMS, ensure you familiarize yourself with the legal situation around Express Written Consent and your ability to contact a customer on their cell phone.

[eBook] The 2016 Contact Center Buyer’s Guide

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If you’ve landed on our website, chances are you’re somewhere in the buying cycle for contact center services. From customer service support and roadside assistance to tech support and more, we’ve built the expertise you need when you’re considering outsourcing your call center team.

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