Management of Call Centres involves balancing the requirements of cost effectiveness and service. Callers do not wish to wait in exorbitantly long queues until they can be helped and so management must provide sufficient staff and inbound capacity to ensure that the quality of service is maintained. However, staff costs generally form more than half the cost of running a call centre and so management must minimise the number of staff present.
Even though everyone seems to agree that integrating social media into contact centers is mandatory these days, most companies haven't yet really implemented a social channel, or they have dabbled with Facebook or Twitter, but haven't really treated social media with the same rigorous attention that they have given to other customer channels. In this Roundtable Webcast, our panel of experts offers their varied experiences and expertise to help our viewers figure out this newest customer channel.
Download this month’s installment of CRM Magazine’s Best Practices Guide, you’ll hear from six AppExchange vendors from a variety of categories: Help Desk, Data Quality, Customer Satisfaction, Digital Signatures, and Field Service.
In a contact center environment, real-time analytics provide the live information needed to respond to difficult situations before a customer, a sale, or an opportunity is lost. Scott Bakken and David Patchen from MainTrax and Brandon Rowe from Interactive Intelligence discuss how real-time analytics help your business operate at optimal levels and experience increased growth and reduced costs.
If a contact center executive could have anything, it would be certainty… of contact demand, resource availability, operational efficiency, and of agent performance and customer experience delivery. But certainty in a contact center is nearly impossible, and in the absence of a crystal ball, mathematical models provide the next best thing. They alert, evaluate operational risk, and propose business and resourcing solutions. And now, the best of these models also determine expected experience delivery.
Today, business process automation isn’t just about efficiency, it’s about operating a business for your customers. To ensure a positive customer experience, a process must trigger an automated action, and automation must then manage the experience across multiple channels, personalize the customer’s interaction, and predict the best next actions. Read more, from Chris Thalassinos, Mahnaz Meshkati, and Frank Chiu of Communications Intelligence Group, and Brad Herrington of Interactive Intelligence.
Customer Experience (CX) and Net Promoter Score (NPS) are two of the benchmark measurements companies now use to gauge customer satisfaction. And to understand how budgetary decisions impact CX and NPS outcomes, companies are turning to advanced contact center technology for strategic planning and big data. But business requirements to manage these outcomes successfully must incorporate back-office operations as well as the contact center. Read why.
This analyst report provides guidelines for how to plan an effective Enterprise Asset Management strategy, including maturity levels, processes, and technologies in context of IT Asset Management advances. The paper was developed by Enterprise Management Associates - an IT Analyst firm.
Learn about how your contact centers are a world of innovative and intricate technology and how with the right analytical tools you can maximize your organization’s potential by optimizing your customer’s experience.
Learn how to ensure a positive customer experience outcome by establishing a reliable business process automation (BPA), which will support your customer’s personalized interactions and adapt to changing conditions in the marketplace.
Nucleus found that the ease of use for end users and administrators led to increased adoption, improved business productivity, and IT efficiencies. Also, join.me’s low pricing relative to functionality resulted in significant cost savings.
Gartner recently released its Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Workforce Optimization, the annual report analyzing the workforce optimization industry. Gartner positions vendors based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.
Genesys improved its 2013 position moving from Niche Player to the Challengers Quadrant. This report provides you with insights you need to determine the Workforce Optimization Solution that is right for your organization. Read Now.
Read Now: The Automatic Call Distributor (ACD) is no longer a core component in the contact center and has become a costly technology that is difficult to manage in a distributed enterprise environment. If you are looking to move away from your legacy call center infrastructure — to a modern, multi-channel Contact Center this white paper gives you a blueprint to modernization and replacing your ACD.
Read this insightful resource to learn how building a multi-channel contact center based on IP/SIP technology can enable you to:
• Enhance Customer Experience
• Virtualize your customer service environment
• Reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Get this whitepaper for best practices, and integration guidelines to help you transition to a modern, SIP/IP-based contact center environment. Read Now.
Today’s consumers expect better service, better products, and better communication with retailers. Without a single view of the customer across all channels – including social media – retailers risk alienating customers and driving them to other brands. To meet these challenges, many retailers are deploying software-as-a-service (SaaS) contact center systems that address these problems and create new opportunities. This eBook follows one shopper’s journey and how the concept of the contact center of the future provides the better overall experience.