Avoiding the Mounting Contact Center Compliance Squeeze

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Recent analyst research has proven that the job of staying compliant is only getting more difficult for contact centers. Luckily, call center analytics software can help alleviate much of these compliance headaches. With contact center analytics , help is on the way.

Scaling a Customer Centric Culture in Your Contact Center

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Contact centers of today are not just customer service centers. But there are only so many hours in the day, so how do you scale a highly connected, customer centric culture in your contact center , with limited budget?

Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center

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For contact centres we know there are cost savings opportunities, as a chat with a live agent can cost $6-12 per interaction, compared to self-service which can cost as little as 25 cents. The post Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

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.

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Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements

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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.

CXone Cloud Contact Center Software Helps Energy Company Soar

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CXone cloud contact center software would be pivotal in the company’s growth as it moved into France. To meet the many challenges, Webhelp chose NICE inContact’s unified CXone cloud CX contact center platform. Learn more about harnessing the power of CXone cloud contact.

Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements

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That you’re taking the right steps towards improvement in the contact center and beyond? Contact center benchmarks , that’s how. In just one hour, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of contact center benchmarks and “the continuous improvement cycle”—a six-step methodology that gets real results so your company can: Compare to competition Pinpoint performance gaps Identify improvement initiatives Enhance enterprise value.

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.

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.

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

trends. 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. SO HOW CAN THE CONTACT.

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.

Workforce Management Basics in Today’s Contact Center: Part 2

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In Part One of this two-part series, we sought to demystify the forecasting and scheduling components of contact center workforce management. RTA is one of the most underrated metrics in the contact center, but undoubtedly one of the most important.

Do Humans Still Have a Place in Contact Centers?

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Chatbots enable companies large and small to handle customer service inquiries across digital channels without involving human contact center agents. So should we get rid of the poor humans in contact centers? Longer answer: Thanks to chatbots, Intelligent Advisors, and other AI-powered technologies, human contact center agents can focus on complex tasks and meaningful conversations that require the most crucial component — empathy. Chatbots are coming.

Coaching — Medicine for the Contact Center

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However, every day in the contact center, supervisors and managers send incomplete messages to their agents, failing to prescribe what “medicine” is needed to correct their performance problems. The contact center may have a great quality management program that provides agents evaluations on their interactions as well as a stellar performance management platform that gives agents real-time insights into how they are performing against specific goals and metrics.

Beyond the Hype: Contact Center AI That Works

Speaker: Sam Hahn, VP of Technology & Technology Evangelist, eGain Corporation

If AI is a red-hot topic, AI and knowledge management for contact centers is white hot! Register for upcoming webinar “Beyond the Hype: Contact Center AI That Works”. What the top trends are, the best practices, and real-world use-cases in using these new technologies.

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.

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.

Growing Your Contact Center Culture

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While there are a few examples of great culture in the contact center world, there are just as many or more examples of notoriously bad company cultures. Most contact centers fall somewhere in the middle ground. As a contact center leader, where do you start that process?

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. Consumer preferences are trending towards what’s easiest: channels that make it simple to engage.

Top Priorities in Customer-Centric Contact Centers

Speaker: Tony Medrano, CEO of RapportBoost.ai

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. ” In the course of servicing a customer, they may be updating information such as home and email addresses, credit card information and contact preferences.

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? Consumer preferences are trending towards what’s easiest: channels that make it simple to engage. Hear about actual contact center transformations and best practices, too.

Workforce Management Basics in Today’s Contact Center: Part 2

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In Part One of this two-part series, we sought to demystify the forecasting and scheduling components of contact center workforce management. In most contact centers, this remains a manual task, but more and more contact centers are exploring the use of employee engagement tools that automatically recommend and enact schedule adjustments, automatically engaging the right agents with offers for additional shift opportunities or offers for time off.

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.

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.

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 Gamification Types to Use in Your Contact Center

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So why subject your contact center to just one flavor of gamification ? Within peer-competition, you also find subcategories: Top-down Initiated : Contact center leaders create and award the prize. Nothing beats a little friendly competition against common “enemy” to unite a team—even if that enemy is just another team within the contact center! So, roll the dice and try out gamification today—your call center is guaranteed to win!

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.

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?

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

it’s the foundation of contact center scheduling. things—like contact volume—that can be so. leads to a spike in contact volume, which in turn. one; it’s when contact forecasts are chronically. than actuals, contact centers overstaff to cover.

Watch your Etiquette! 7 Tips for Improving Contact Center Etiquette

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Contact centers are lively, energetic places with lots of activity going on. Be mindful of these tips for improving contact center etiquette: . In a contact center, everything hinges on the schedule. Basic contact center etiquette really involves respecting people and time. What are your best tips for improving contact center etiquette? 7 Tips for Improving Contact Center Etiquette appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

Overwhelmed by needing to modernize your contact center? Start here.

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At some point, every contact center faces the stark reality of needing to modernize. You’re not alone: Determining how to bring your contact center current actually involves a complex web of purchase decisions that can be downright daunting. Relax—help is here: we’ve identified five major challenge areas that every contact center faces and discuss how to navigate each one to determine the right solutions, based on the needs of your contact center.

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

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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. The contact center operation now operates seamlessly on the CXone platform from three locations—Plantation, FL, Las Cruces, NM and Santiago, Dominican Republic. Before teaming up with NICE inContact and CXone, however, the contact center operation didn’t always run like a well-oiled machine.

How to Cash in on Contact Center Failures

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If you’ve manage an aging contact center, then you’ve probably identified several inefficiencies which limit your success. Maybe its call volumes that exceed contact center capacity. Whatever the reason, when troubles reduce the contact center to nothing more than a tightly managed expense, it becomes very difficult to ask for improvements. These savings can then be applied to contact center improvements.

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. For example, if you want to see annual trending, you need least 2 years of data. Typically this process is used for a minimum of twelve (12) months, to ensure you are adequately capturing trends based on seasonality.

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?