Moving to the Cloud is Imperative for the Contact Center – The Latest Expert Analysis

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The Forrester Wave™: Contact-Center-As-A-Service (CCaaS) Providers, Q3 20201 identifies NICE inContact CXone as a leader in an evaluation of ten of the most significant providers and how they stack up in a detailed assessment.

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.

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Five common contact center pain points, and how performance management software can help

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That’s why it’s so important for contact centers to have a performance management process to automatically aggregate raw data from the plethora of different data sources the contact center pulls from.

Everything You Need to Know About Finding the Best Cloud Contact Center Software

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Selecting contact center software is kind of like choosing a house to buy - you want to get it right because it's a big investment and you know you'll have to live with the decision for a while.

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.

Contact center supervisors: Practical advice for boosting remote agent engagement

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While scores of businesses have been forced to close their doors during the outbreak, many thousands of workers – including contact center agents – have transitioned to ‘work from home’ to continue safely providing essential services for us all. Agent Engagement Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Trends & Insights Do More With Less NICE inContact CXone

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.

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

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. There are ways to lower contact center attrition that can not only keep the agent but increase productivity and efficiency.

4 Essential Contact Center Improvements In A Year of Uncertainty

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If you’re tasked with achieving more results with fewer resources, optimizing your contact center can deliver far-reaching results, having a streamlined ripple effect across your organization. Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Trends & Insights Customer Experience Digital First Omnichannel Advantages of the Cloud

8 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2020

In this eBook, we’ll arm you with the research you need to inform areas of investment, and 8 quick tips you can use to improve your contact center’s performance now!

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.

Assessing your Contact Center Solution

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

Making the Case for Digital-First Contact Center Communication — And Why it Matters More than Ever

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Announcing our Best-In-Class Glossary of Contact Center Terms

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To help your contact center stay on top of these industry terms, we’ve built a new best-in-class glossary! Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Trends & Insights

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

COVID-19’s Impact on Contact Centers has Leaders Rethinking Strategy, Technology and Business Continuity Plans

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The rise of COVID-19 has prompted many contact centers to embrace remote working amid stay-at-home orders and concern for employees’ health and safety. But that isn’t the only thing that’s on the mind of contact center leaders. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Management

Quality Management Basics in Today's Contact Centers

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Every contact center manages quality, but as consumers, it’s easy to tell that some just do it more effectively than others! Workforce Optimization Customer Experience Contact Center Trends & Insights Call Center Best Practices Agent EngagementQuality management is the process an organization uses to measure the effectiveness, efficiency, and consistency of the service provided to customers.

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 heroes of the 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.

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.

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics.

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. With demands ever-increasing, compliance managers and officers are growing more concerned with continuing ensuring contact center compliance while coping with limited budget and resources. Luckily, call center analytics software can help alleviate much of these compliance headaches. With contact center analytics , help is on the way.

Call Center vs. Contact Center - 17 Differences You Should Know About

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A call center? Or a contact center? Many people refer to everything as call centers, similar to how some refer to all facial tissue as Kleenex and all soda as Coke. But, just like Coke doesn't aptly describe all soda flavors, referring to all customer service operations as call centers just isn't an adequate label. There are important differences between call centers and contact centers.

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. Modern customer-centric operations are increasingly defined by a collaborative contact center culture, with agents working together to respond to customer requests more efficiently by drawing on shared knowledge and experience. Happier contact center agents mean more pleasant interactions for customers.

Three Reasons to Use Visual Language in the Contact Center

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Especially with the rise of digital interaction channels in the contact center. Customer Experience Contact Center Trends & Insights Call Center Best PracticesImagination. Visualization. Insight. These words are part of our verbal language.

Exceptional Experiences for Employees and Customers

One of the top trends driving a new communication experience is how companies are competing on the customer experience. Organizations that combine contact center and business communications see 3x higher customer satisfaction and 2.4x revenue growth.

How to Engage Agents in Your Contact Center Quality Management Process From Start to Finish

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Now’s the time to step back and look at how you involve agents in your contact center quality management. Analytics Agent Engagement Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Trends & Insights

Training Contact Center Agents to Multitask

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As call center agents move to fully functioning omnichannel contact center agents, the question of agent training comes into focus—particularly training contact center agents to multitask.

Contact Center 101: The What and Why of CRM Integration

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If he were alive today, he’d make a great contact center consultant. He’d be touting about the increased knowledge your agents—and your business—gain when you integrate your contact center software with your customer relationship management (CRM).

Contact Center Automation: From Nice-to-Have to Necessity

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Since the dawn of the contact center, there has never been a larger impact than the one we face with COVID-19. Many contact centers unprepared for a dramatic increase in customer contacts have scrambled to develop work from home plans and ramped up the use of self-service and automation. AI Customer Experience

Customer Context at the Speed of the Conversation

Reliable communications are mission critical - leading companies are tapping into cloud technology by moving to an omnichannel contact center that lowers costs, plus streamlines IT support processes and the management of hosted software and infrastructure.

Work Life Balance in the Contact Center

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Digital transformation and the gig economy have made remote work common across the globe—the contact center industry was no different! Agent Engagement Workforce Optimization Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices

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.

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. This webinar is a can’t-miss event for any contact centre leaders looking for ways to close the customer service gap and start offering the seamless experience their customer expects. The post Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

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.

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime

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? Here are some considerations as you look to scale a customer centric culture in your contact center. Today’s contact centers not just have to think about omnichannel.