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.
Consumer preference for customer service channels is changing across all ages and demographics. Adoption of digital customer service channels, with an emphasis on self-service channels such as web and mobile, is exploding as consumers expect relevant and seamless omnichannel customer service. However, firmsí technology and staffing plans are not keeping up with consumer demand for digital customer service. This report outlines communication channel customer use and major gaps in contact center technology and operations. It also provides data that will help application development and delivery (AD&D) pros align operations with customer expectations to garner their satisfaction and long-term loyalty.
When it comes to customer service, millennials have little patience and incredibly high expectations. In the United States, this segment's buying power will surpass that of any other single generation in 2017. Are you ready to meet these demands?
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor goes far beyond the conventional call center automation mandate of controlling operational costs - it empowers customers to serve themselves however and whenever suits them best. Whether it's troubleshooting their account, getting advice on which products to buy, or resetting their password, Watson Engagement Advisor is available 24x7 through any device to get to the heart of customersí needs, faster.
This whitepaper presents new study findings on current consumer hot buttons, identifies whatís still broken when it comes to customer service, and highlights the industries and businesses that know how to get it right.
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 certaintyÖ 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 isnít just about efficiency, itís 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 customerís 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 organizationís potential by optimizing your customerís experience.
Learn how to ensure a positive customer experience outcome by establishing a reliable business process automation (BPA), which will support your customerís 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.meís low pricing relative to functionality resulted in significant cost savings.