Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Customer Care

NICE inContact

Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) completely transform the consumer experience and bring contact center software out of the dark ages? It’s not surprising that many contact center leaders feel a little unsure of when, where or why to implement AI in their call center operations.

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

NICE inContact

With more than 340,000 members nationwide, DentalPlans.com has created a fast-growing niche in dental care by marketing dental savings plans to consumers as an affordable alternative to dental insurance. 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. Outbound callers generate membership sales and renewals, while customer care agents handle provider and member care.

The Contact Center of the Future in the Distributed Workforce Era

TechSee

As customer service leaders envision the contact center of the future, a key question is whether agents will need to come in to work at all. In fact, the global Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) market is projected to expand to USD 24.11

10 Reasons to Locate Your Contact Center in the Friendly North

BlueOcean

Looking for an onshore contact center partner? One that can wow your customers while simultaneously delivering an unparalleled ROI? Yes, we’re probably a little biased, but the proof is right here – check out our top 10 reasons to outsource your contact center to Canada.

RFP Questions to Ask About AI in the Contact Center

BlueOcean

You’re prepared for the future of customer service. And you’re ready for your outsourced customer service RFP to hit the road and bring you some stellar options for a new contact center partner. Looking for more contact center RFP questions?

Contact Center AI – What’s out there?

Comm100

Unsurprisingly, the enthusiasm of AI has spilled over to customer experience (CX) in the hope of improving call center efficiency. It’s therefore essential to analyze ‘what’s out there’ in customer service AI and adjust our expectations accordingly. Capturing Customer Data.

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?

IMP Customer Care Becomes Blue Ocean Contact Centers

BlueOcean

IMP Customer Care, a bilingual outsourced contact center with roots in Bathurst, is transitioning to the Blue Ocean Contact Centers brand. About Blue Ocean Contact Centers. IMP Customer Care devient Blue Ocean Contact Centers.

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. Customer care costs are increasing, agent turnover is growing and customer churn is at its peak.

Enterprise Connect 2017: Contact Center Round-up

NICE inContact

2017 was arguably the biggest and best year ever at Enterprise Connect 2017 for those who care about contact centers. For ten years, I have attended virtually every contact center session held at the show, the past few years as the Contact Center Track Chair.

Top 10 Things to Assess on Your Contact Center Vendor Site Visit

BlueOcean

Choosing a strategic partner to deliver an outsourced customer care solution is a significant business decision – maybe one of the most significant decisions you’ll make in your career. You’ll task your team with running a tight procurement process to assess potential contact center partners. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top 10 things to assess on your contact center vendor site visit. Were they engaged in the customer’s experience?

Are You Using 1999 Metrics to Measure 2019 Customer Care?

BlueOcean

It’s 2019, which means contact center metrics from 1999 are almost old enough for their first legal beer (and already knocking them back in Canada.) Those metrics were born in an era when customer service was a race, where whoever got to the finish line first (i.e.

11 Contact Center Technologies to Boost Customer Satisfaction

TechSee

According to Walker , a customer intelligence consulting firm, by 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator for B2B. Customers appreciate: Being provided with a smooth experience across multiple channels.

How to Engage Gen Z in the Contact Center

BlueOcean

For those of us in the contact center industry, we welcome this new cohort into our multi-generational workforce. That’s where highly interactive virtual classrooms and online learning programs, both of which can be customized to individual learning styles, can be valuable.

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. Customer care costs are increasing, agent turnover is growing and customer churn is at its peak.

2018: New Ways Cloud Will Enhance Customer Care

NICE inContact

So many companies are enjoying the benefits of having moved their contact centers to the cloud over the past few years. Cloud contact center deployments that began in customer care may have been extended to other business areas.

The 3 Hottest Trends Impacting Outsourced Customer Care

BlueOcean

The only constant in the customer care world is change, and if you don’t keep up, you’ll be left behind. That’s why we’ve compiled these must-read articles to keep you updated and give you some food for thought as you think about the future of your outsourced customer care.

AI and Customer Care: The Future is Here

BlueOcean

Long gone are the days when customers almost expected to experience IVR hell and would pretty much tolerate jaw-dropping wait times. IBM reports that by 2020 – that’s just two years away – 85% of all customer service interactions will occur without a human agent.

5 Ways to Wow – The Power of Proactive & Predictive Customer Care

Upstream Works

Earning a customer’s loyalty is the name of the game with customer experience management today. It’s a highly competitive marketplace – with a fickle customer landscape. And it’s a positively herculean undertaking to make an impression that keeps customers coming back. .

Are Your Customer Care Metrics Customer-Centric?

ClearAction

Are Your Customer Care Metrics Customer-Centric? Customer care metrics are a barometer of performance across a variety of customer interactions such as chat, text messages, email, social media and communities. Customer wait time during chat.

How Top Performing Contact Centers Will Own 2017

Storyminers

Customer experience expert Mike Wittenstein sheds light on enhanced customer expectations, AI innovation, and more. 2017 will be a year defined by how well companies continue to adapt to customer expectations—like the ability to get good service at any time of the day, via any device.

How will Visual Engagement Impact Your Contact Center? The KPI Deep Dive

TechSee

Visual engagement and support are maturing as a technology, and are swiftly becoming key differentiators in many customer service organizations. They have found that visual engagement and support have a dramatic effect on KPIs measured in every call center: NPS, FCR and Truck Rolls.

Chasing Unicorns: Is It Possible to Have a Strategic Partnership with Your Contact Center?

BlueOcean

True or false: your outsourced contact center provider is just another vendor. Attempting to establish a strategic partnership with your contact center is like chasing a unicorn. Cost reduction cannot be a primary driver behind the way your contact center does business.

Nine Myths to Debunk for a Data-Powered Contact Center

Calabrio

As customers become more empowered through technology, so must the organizations that serve them. Analytics in the data-powered contact center are proven to drive KPIs across key metrics, including first contact resolution, cross promotions and overall customer satisfaction.

What’s the State of Work-at-Home in Customer Care in 2017?

BlueOcean

They had been outsourcing their customer service to a call center with a predominantly “work-at-home” (WAH) model and one of the first questions they asked us was about work-at-home agents. Managing Work-at-Home Call Center Agents. Our contact center is built on that.

The Contact Center: Your Company’s Unsung Hero

Clarabridge

From onboarding to retention—Contact Centers handle customers during the most delicate points in their journey. They lead upset customers from frustration to elation. They engage with satisfied customers and make them feel appreciated.

Deck the Halls 2018: Coping with Peak Season Holiday Spikes in the Contact Center

BlueOcean

Of course, greater retail sales inevitably lead to higher call volume in the contact center. Here are some key tactics for coping with holiday spikes in the contact center. The 3 Hottest Trends Impacting Outsourced Customer Care.

Crush Contact Center Silos to Improve the Customer Experience

Clarabridge

Your contact center is hiding some of the richest, most valuable Voice of the Customer (VoC) information you have. You need to crush contact center silos if you are serious about putting the customer first. Bring your contact center into the CX fold.

The Digital Revolution: Best-in-Class Digital Experiences

NICE inContact

1) Centrally managing next generation digital interactions in the contact center. Today in most company’s ownership of digital channels is siloed outside the contact center, typically in marketing.

5 Ways to Cut Costs in the Contact Center

Clarabridge

Contact center efficiencies are intrinsically linked to the customer experience your company delivers as a whole. Once you improve the customer experience, you’ll find that your contact center metrics improve too.

Constellation ShortList™ Customer Service and Contact Center Software

Natalie Petouhof

Tweet Constellation Research is launching a new program, and I’m happy to share that the vendors that have been listed on the Constellation ShortList ™ for Customer Service and Contact Center Software. The program offers buyers of technology a list of offerings to consider in their pursuit of digital transformation to p rovide the best capabilities to drive leading customer service. Covering Customer Facing Applications.

Why Artificial Intelligence Now—and Why in Customer Care?

Avaya

Sheila McGee-Smith is a leading communications industry analyst and strategic consultant with a proven track record in new product development, competitive assessment, market research, and sales strategies for customer care solutions and services. CX and Contact Center

Is Your Contact Center Ready for the New Year? Set Your 2018 Business Priorities with CCW Digital’s Winter Report

Comm100

For many organizations, a huge part of this new year task is setting contact center priorities — priorities that can have a colossal impact on the customer experience. But deciding on annual goals and specific yearly focuses for a call center isn’t always easy.

How Top Performing Contact Centers Will Own 2017

Storyminers

Customer experience expert Mike Wittenstein sheds light on enhanced customer expectations, AI innovation, and more. 2017 will be a year defined by how well companies continue to adapt to customer expectations—like the ability to get good service at any time of the day, via any device.

Up Where Expectations Soar: Customer Care in the Age of Entitlement

BlueOcean

The trend of personalized customer experience has since transformed almost every industry as we know it. The dark side is that for many customers, the expectation of personalization can be a direct path to a sense of entitlement. The Tools to Tackle Customer Entitlement.

How to Measure Success in the Contact Center

Interactions

For example, modern customers prefer self-service channels that allow them to find solutions themselves, and more quickly, rather than waiting in a queue to get to a live agent. They have expanded their channel offerings in order to improve customer experience.

Contact Center Leaders: Look Back to Look Forward

Think Customers

Customer Contact Week—a conference focused on customer experience and customer care technology and trends—recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in Las Vegas. So, how has the customer experience evolved in the past two decades?