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.

Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements

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How you stack up against external standards and industry peers? That you’re taking the right steps towards improvement in the contact center and beyond? Contact center benchmarks , that’s how. How do you know how your organization is really doing?

How to Shortlist Potential Contact Center Partners

BlueOcean

Running an effective and efficient procurement process for a contact center partner is easier said than done – even for seasoned indirect sourcing professionals and folks in the C suite. Shortlisting Potential Contact Center Partners.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

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

Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements

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How you stack up against external standards and industry peers? That you’re taking the right steps towards improvement in the contact center and beyond? Contact center benchmarks , that’s how. The post Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements appeared first on NICE inContact Blog. Advantages of the Cloud Contact Center Trends & Insights Customer Experience

Five Tips for Improving Contact Center Management

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Contact center management is hard. You manage employees in an industry that has one of the highest turnover rates out there. Let’s look into some ideas that will help you successfully manage you contact center environment while keeping your cool in the process.

Get Your Contact Center Ready for the Modern Age

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This is also true for call center systems. How well does your system support modern call center requirements like omnichannel , digital channels , workforce management and more? How does all this impact your call center?

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.

NICE inContact Named a Leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America

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Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America, report has just been released. And thanks to its rigorous analysis of vendors within the market, the report helps buyers ensure the right cloud technology partner is selected for their contact center needs.

Contact Center Cloud Migration Done Right

Speaker: Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder and Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

Oh, the Places You’ll Go: The 4 Contact Center Location Considerations

BlueOcean

We talk a lot in this blog forum about partnership and who you should choose as an outsourcer contact center partner, but where you choose to outsource to is almost as important an element in the procurement process. Choosing the Best Location for Your Contact Center.

RFP Questions to Ask About AI in the Contact Center

BlueOcean

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?

NICE inContact a first-time Visionary in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, Western Europe

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Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, Western Europe, has just been released. NICE inContact was also recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America report.

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?

Top Priorities in Customer-Centric Contact Centers

Speaker: Tony Medrano, CEO of RapportBoost.ai

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.

Top 4 Reasons Why Call Recording is Critical to Contact Center Success

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Call recording software is a foundational component of contact center operations but often under valued and taken for granted. For many contact center recording is not a matter of choice due to industry regulations, while others record for quality, analytics, and coaching purposes.

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.

NICE inContact Named a Leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service North America

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Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America, report has just been released. Featuring a thorough evaluation of cloud providers by one of the independent analyst firms in the industry, the report is an invaluable tool for contact center leaders considering new technology investments. For contact center executives and IT professionals interested in moving.

Artificial Intelligence in Cloud-Based Solutions

Speaker: Rick Nucci, Co-Founder & CEO of Guru

With the advent of chatbots, artificial intelligence, interactive voice response, and machine learning, novel technologies continue to disrupt the contact center industry. How to leverage AI to drive cloud-based solutions in contact centers.

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

TechSee

Contact centers are perfectly placed to predict imminent customer queries. By analyzing data from large sets of trouble tickets, organizations can anticipate customers’ next questions and eliminate huge volumes of future contacts.

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?

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. Agent turn over continues to soar at over 30-45%, more than double the average of all industries ( Research, The Quality Assurance & Training Connection ). What your agents like the most working in contact centers is helping customers.

Contact Center Agents – Soaring up From Heroes to Super Heroes

NICE inContact

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. Agent turn over continues to soar at over 30-45%, more than double the average of all industries ( Research, The Quality Assurance & Training Connection ). What your agents like the most working in contact centers is helping customers.

Hybrid CX (Pt 3) - Why Organizations Feel Pressured To Go Digital And How To Help Them

Speaker: Errol S. van Engelen, Author, Speaker and Independent Advisor

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?

Get Your Contact Center Ready for the Modern Age

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This is also true for call center systems. How well does your system support modern call center requirements like omnichannel , digital channels , workforce management and more? How does all this impact your call center? Modernizing your contact center software may seem like a big job. Should I buy a dedicated contact center solution or a hybrid UCaaS (phone) solution?

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.

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.

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

As a pioneer in AI for contact center customer service and customer. We will also talk about an industry-first, innovative way. of AI, and eGain’s viewpoint on how it can be leveraged for contact. center customer service. Contact Center 1. center.

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

BlueOcean

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?

What’s the True Cost of Your In-House Contact Center? (And How Does It Compare to Outsourcing?)

BlueOcean

So, we’ll take a comprehensive look at the cost of ownership of your in-house contact center – both intangible and tangible expenses – and how it compares to the cost of outsourcing. The Cost of Contact Center Infrastructure.

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.

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.

Implement Continuous CX Improvements in Your Contact Center

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Our recent CX Grand Slam Webinar Series is a four-part event loaded with insights from industry experts. You can find a wealth of information from blogs (like this one) and contact center-related websites. Tune in and begin transforming your contact center today.

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?

Contact Center AI – What’s out there?

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Tech industry giants like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, as well as smaller companies of all types, are already devoting resources and time to develop AI for the future. How AI can be Used in the Contact Center. Here are some more ways AI can be used in the call center.

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.

Back to Basics: Contact Center Trending Technology 101

Upstream Works

Many of the customers eying up solutions today are voice-only call centers who understand they need to digitally transform – but it can be difficult to know how to do that without an understanding of what it really means.