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?

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.

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. 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. .

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?

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

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?

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

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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 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.

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.

Back to Basics: Contact Center Trending Technology 101

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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. Omnichannel. So how does this differ from “omnichannel”?

Customer Context at the Speed of the Conversation

Contact Centers aren’t Ready for Omnichannel

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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.

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

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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.

Why an Omnichannel Experience is Critical for Modern Contact Centers

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To meet these demands, smart companies are deploying omnichannel contact centers for a 360-degree view of the customer, on any channel and in any context. The post Why an Omnichannel Experience is Critical for Modern Contact Centers appeared first on Talkdesk.

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.

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.

7 Tips to Improve Contact Center Customer Experience

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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.

Best Practices for Building a Modern Contact Center

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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!

One-Page Journey Mapping for Contact Centers

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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

Omnichannel Customer Experience = Omnipresent + Omniscient Agents

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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.

4 Ways AI-powered Virtual Agents Automate the Contact Center

Speaker: Tom Lewis, CEO of SmartAction

How are Omnichannel and Artificial Intelligence Changing Quality Management?

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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.

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?

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

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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

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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.

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.

4 Tips to Improve Your Contact Center Customer Experience

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If you’re in the contact center space, chances are you already have a customer experience strategy. What is the importance of Customer Experience for your Contact Center? Customer experience (CX) is centered on the needs and perceptions of the customer , not the business.

Your Contact Center Superhero

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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.

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

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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

This Holiday Season will Belong to the Creative Contact Center Staffers

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Don’t Lose Customers to a Bad Contact Center Experience

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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.

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

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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.

Omnichannel is Here: The Case for a Digital Contact Center

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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.

CXone Brings ClearChoice Contact Center into the 21st Century

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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.”.