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.

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.

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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.

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.

The Future of Contact Centers: What Technology Is Right for Your Customers?

Speaker: Laura Sikorski, Contact Center Consultant

Your Contact Center is the most customer focused area in your organization. It is where centralized conversations take place, the voice of the customer is amplified, and the amount of data captured is significant. Technology must provide reliable options for customers to reach you when they want and obtain the same great service regardless of the channel they choose. Your customers should have a positive customer experience with every interaction.

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. Use data for better decision-making.

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.

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. Why does historical data matter? Similarly, you can’t feed your forecast incomplete, inaccurate data and expect to get a solid, accurate forecast. Forecast accuracy is dependent on the historical data fed into the software.

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.

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. Why does historical data matter? Similarly, you can’t feed your forecast incomplete, inaccurate data and expect to get a solid, accurate forecast. Forecast accuracy is dependent on the historical data fed into the software.

Data-Driven Approach to Proving Customer Success

Speaker: Irit Eizips, CEO, CSM Practice

Customer service, including contact center support and other customer facing teams must then: track the right customer data to prove value was achieved, and track the right KPIs to continuously improve their customer success strategy.

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.

Before You Go to RFP, Get Friendly: A Guide to On-Site Contact Center Visits

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Picture this: You’re in the RFP process for a new contact center partner. You know exactly what you need in regards to channel support, reporting metrics, technical capabilities, agent training, and more, and the contact center RFP makes sure you’re checking all the boxes.

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. One of the agent roles that sometimes gets overlooked is that of “customer data updater.”

RFP Questions to Ask About AI in the Contact Center

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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. Here’s the short list of the best questions to ask about AI in the contact center. Looking for more contact center RFP questions?

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact. Contact centers have dramatically changed.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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? But steep competition, plus the dozens of service channels available, means customer service leaders must continuously monitor and improve customer experience, strengthening contact center operations to meet the speed, personalization and convenience consumers desire. Hear about actual contact center transformations and best practices, too. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

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?

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 ? However, gamification—like ice cream—comes in a variety of “flavors” that are best suited for different data and engagement scenarios. Within peer-competition, you also find subcategories: Top-down Initiated : Contact center leaders create and award the prize. So, roll the dice and try out gamification today—your call center is guaranteed to win!

5 Best Practices for AI Self-Service Without Compromise

Speaker: Tom Lewis, CEO of SmartAction

Advances in conversational AI have led to the growing adoption of cloud-based virtual agents to automate conversations traditionally handled by live agents over voice, chat, and text. Join Tom Lewis, CEO of SmartAction, and learn 5 best practices that leading organizations are using to transform to AI self-service without compromising an ounce of Customer Experience (CX).

Computer Vision AI: The Secret Ingredient for Contact Centers

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Today’s contact centers face a daunting challenge. Automatically extracting and analyzing data from both stills and video, computer vision gives a machine the power to derive meaning by interpreting the visual data according to sophisticated algorithms built around previous experiences.

Understanding Contact Center Billing

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Companies need to offer one point of contact linked to 24/7 support. Contact centers must capture data in real-time and enter correctly into CRM systems to provide reporting for your business to make data-driven decisions. . Understanding Contact Center Billing.

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.

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.

The Truth About Attrition in the Contact Center

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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.

Avoid These Roadblocks to Achieve a High Performing Contact Center

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The first roadblock is disparate data or data that is low quality, defective, irrelevant, missing or disconnected. This is caused by disparate data. Find your liberators, aggregate your data, make it real-time accessible and visible to the entire enterprise.

Next Issue Avoidance – How contact centers can preempt follow-up calls

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Contact centers are perfectly placed to predict imminent customer queries. They’re already armed with a wealth of data about the actions customers have or haven’t taken along their journeys and the issues that are likely to arise in the near future. Use readily available data.

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

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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. Which Comes First Contact Center Visit or the RFP?

Quantify your Contact Center Success with CCaaS and KPIs

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In our last post we talked about how using a “Contact Center as a Service” (CCaaS) may be a better use of resources as opposed to purchasing and maintaining contact center technology in your own data center. We need to lower contact center operating costs.

Implement Continuous CX Improvements in Your Contact Center

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In the second episode, Building Continuous CX Improvements in Your Contact Center, Nate Brown, co-founder of CX Accelerator, shared his expertise regarding how to build an all-star contact center. Tune in and begin transforming your contact center today.

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. So, let’s breakdown “flow” into a few tactical strategies that can be used in a modern call center utilizing performance management software. Helping call center agents set specific, measurable, and realistic goals can increase their focus and motivation.