Swedish Rail Unifies Contact Center Operations with Cloud

NICE Systems

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.

IT Leaders – Time to Elevate Contact Center Performance

NICE Systems

IT leaders rely on a set of critical contact center functionalities for efficiency and success. Wouldn’t it be great if there were solutions that allowed for easy scalability, global connectivity, omnichannel routing, all in a unified and secure platform? NICE inContact CXone helps IT leaders elevate the performance of their contact centers with the leading cloud call center software in the market. .

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

NICE Systems

You should consider a solution that supports Omnichannel Session Handling , as, once initial roll-out has completed and agents are comfortable with the new channel, most will be able to handle more than one SMS interaction concurrently.

Contact Centers aren’t Ready for Omnichannel

Calabrio

The potential of “omnichannel” when it comes to contact centers is undeniable. But omnichannel can have a dark side. Implementing omnichannel successfully requires extensive review and augmentation of existing business processes.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

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

NICE Systems

You should consider a solution that supports Omnichannel Session Handling , as, once initial roll-out has completed and agents are comfortable with the new channel, most will be able to handle more than one SMS interaction concurrently.

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?

7 Tips to Improve Contact Center Customer Experience

NICE Systems

Contact centers are a powerhouse to deliver that exceptional experience across the entire customer journey starting from awareness, interest to purchase, service and advocacy. Contact Center Customer Experience can be enhanced every step of the way as customers interact with the brand.

Omnichannel Customer Experience = Omnipresent + Omniscient Agents

NICE Systems

They struggle to explain to management the difference between “adding chat and email” and a true omnichannel experience — one that can integrate digital and voice channels. Building omnichannel experience is not easy. The definition of omnichannel is evolving. So what does it take to achieve true omnichannel experience? The post Omnichannel Customer Experience = Omnipresent + Omniscient Agents appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

Best Practices for Building a Modern Contact Center

NICE Systems

What does this have to do with contact centers? Most IT systems have a lifespan of about seven years and call center systems are no different. That’s why you are functionally working with the equivalent of stone knives if your call center tech is more than seven years old!

Customer Context at the Speed of the Conversation

How are Omnichannel and Artificial Intelligence Changing Quality Management?

NICE Systems

The current decade has brought many changes to quality management, including the increase of treating customer interactions using omnichannel – the ability to handle queries flexibly across self-service and agent-assisted media channels with full context.

One-Page Journey Mapping for Contact Centers

NICE Systems

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

Contact Center Software can Balance Agent-assisted and Self-service Channels

NICE Systems

Omnichannel is hot. Both are hot topics when it comes to contact centers and customer experience. The reality is that in order to deliver exceptional customer experiences, you need your contact center software to balance the need for agent-assisted and self-service channels. Omnichannel Service and Satisfaction. Consumers want true omnichannel customer service, and service that’s seamless, convenient and quick. Artificial intelligence (AI) is hot.

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

NICE Systems

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.

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. work, it needs to be an integral part of an omnichannel customer.

Building for the Future – Cloud Contact Center Solutions Offer Flexibility, Scalability and Omnichannel

NICE Systems

Building for the Future: CX in the Cloud is packed with real world lessons learned from a panel of seasoned contact center experts. What better way to learn about the benefits of moving contact center technology to the cloud than from the companies employing these solutions. Omnichannel capabilities was a large benefit of moving to the cloud for Shop LC, as well as impacts to IT. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Customer Experience Omnichanne

Digital Omnichannel: Most Businesses Aren’t Where They Need to Be

NICE Systems

One top demand is for true omnichannel customer service , no matter the channel. We reported in the 2018 NICE inContact Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark that 91% of consumers expect a seamless omnichannel experience. To find out, we surveyed over 900 contact center decision makers. We found that, in the US, businesses are feeling less confident about their abilities to deliver a seamless omnichannel experience than they were a year ago.

Your Contact Center Superhero

Calabrio

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.

This Holiday Season will Belong to the Creative Contact Center Staffers

NICE Systems

That’s terrific news for workers, but contact centers planning to staff up for the holiday season must be sweating a little. So, yes, contact centers who need to staff up to meet holiday demands are going to face some additional challenges this year. The U.S.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

rely on contact. center data 39%. sources that are democratized, such as contact. center data–a goldmine for customer insights. Often overlooked, the contact center provides. CUSTOMER, THE CONTACT. invaluable resource, transforming the contact.

Five Ways to Improve Contact Center Performance – What Every Customer Wishes You Knew

NICE Systems

Too often, efforts to improve contact center performance are based business goals like increasing labor efficiency, or lower operating cost. But contact centers are not built to serve managers, they are built to serve customers. Here are some of the things we learned: Nearly half of all inbound contact center interactions are for the purposes of asking for help. Here are five key takeaways, in no specific order, to improve contact center performance.

NICE inContact named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service

NICE Systems

Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America has just been released, and once again, NICE inContact is named a leader for the fourth year in a row. Notable head start in emerging AI-enabled contact center market.

Don’t Lose Customers to a Bad Contact Center Experience

NICE Systems

According to our CX Transformation Benchmark Study business results, businesses believe they are delivering on the promise of omnichannel experiences. The post Don’t Lose Customers to a Bad Contact Center Experience appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

CXone Brings ClearChoice Contact Center into the 21st Century

NICE Systems

In little more than a decade, the company has opened 39 ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers across the U.S., In fact, Contact Center Manager Sonja Villalobos says, the move to NICE inContact is “…by far, the best thing we’ve ever done.”.

4 Ways AI-powered Virtual Agents Automate the Contact Center

Speaker: Tom Lewis, CEO of SmartAction

Omnichannel is Here: The Case for a Digital Contact Center

Calabrio

With companies increasingly adopting this omnichannel approach, new levels of importance are now placed on the contact center’s ability to analyze the data coming from all of those channels in one comprehensive package. By doing so, the contact center can go beyond traditional interaction—it can truly gain a holistic view of their customers and become one of the most effective customer engagement tools in a company’s arsenal.

Cloud Computing is Evolving – Are Your Contact Centers?

NICE Systems

Contact centers are no exceptions, a bit slower than application market in terms of cloud adoption given the behemoth telephony component. Frost & Sullivan reports show on-premises contact center systems market drop by 6% with a simultaneous 12% growth in cloud contact center market. We all know that a disaster recovery or a business volatility will immediately impact contact centers. Cloud computing is now an archaic term.

Make Chat a Success in Your Contact Center – 5 Best Practices

NICE Systems

Are you looking into implementing chat as a new channel in you contact center? Here are some best practices that may help make chat a success in your contact center. So here are our top five best practices for web chat as a contact center channel: New to the Chat channel?

Mattress Firm’s Contact Center Rises and Shines – Improving QA Scores and Average Handle Time

NICE Systems

But the Houston-based company was losing sleep over its two contact centers. By implementing several integrated CXone products—CXone Omnichannel Routing, CXone Workforce Management Enterprise, CXone Reporting and CXone Quality Management Enterprise—Mattress Firm has seen significant results. The post Mattress Firm’s Contact Center Rises and Shines – Improving QA Scores and Average Handle Time appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

Messaging The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why So Many Contact Centers Struggle with. strongest omnichannel customer. omnichannel execution. Omnichannel offerings. INTRODUCTION OMNICHANNEL THE CHANNEL EXPLOSION: ARE COMPANIES PREPARED? contact centers.

Three Reasons Your Contact Center Needs to Go Digital

Calabrio

When you close your eyes and imagine a contact center, what do you see? If you saw the second scene, welcome to the digital age – and new reality – of the contact center. Therefore it’s critical that contact centers make a space for themselves at the table.

Inbound Call Centers Need to Deliver Exceptional Experiences in an Omnichannel World

NICE Systems

Inbound call centers face rising expectations from their customers to deliver exceptional experiences in an increasingly omnichannel world. The post Inbound Call Centers Need to Deliver Exceptional Experiences in an Omnichannel World appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

Make Chat a Success in Your Contact Center – 5 Best Practices

NICE Systems

Are you looking into implementing chat as a new channel in you contact center? Here are some best practices that may help make chat a success in your contact center. Furthermore, web chat continues to experience strong growth, both in terms of the mounting number of contact centers that support it as a channel, as well as based on an expanding share of the overall number of contact center interactions.

NICE inContact Ranks Highest in Overall Execution in Ovum 2017 Decision Matrix for Cloud Contact Center Solution

NICE Systems

Just over 12 months ago, NICE Systems acquired inContact (now NICE inContact) bringing together the perennial industry leader in Workforce Optimization (WFO) and Analytics and the longest standing cloud contact center provider in the world.

Superior Contact’s Contact Center Scales to Deliver to Global Client Base

NICE Systems

Like a lot of contact centers, Superior Contact, a subsidiary of TelNet Worldwide, found itself at a fork in the road: Keep pouring resources into its outdated premise-based system or take the leap into the cloud with new and knowledgeable partner. Because the company provides sales, technical and business process support services to other contact centers, a lot was riding on its choice of a vendor.

3 Ways to Streamline Digital Customer Service Integration

NICE Systems

It’s all about increasing efficiency in the contact center. But making the transition from a legacy system to more up-to-date call center software doesn’t happen automatically. Just because you’ve always had a call center doesn’t mean this is all you need. The reality is most companies need digital-first omnichannel solutions. Then it’s time to make some changes to your existing contact center. 2) Change the mindset of the contact center.