Call Centres use a wide variety of different technologies to allow them to manage the large volumes of work that need to be managed by the call centre. These technologies ensure that agents are kept as productive as possible, and that calls are queued and processed as quickly as possible, resulting in good levels of service.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting our world in ways that were unimaginable 10 years ago—collecting data on everything we do and using it to streamline our daily activities. In doing so, IoT is changing the way that consumers think about service. Service organizations must be prepared to support these new customer expectations to ensure continued satisfaction to strengthen and foster loyalty.
Additionally, IoT is making its way into the enterprise, especially among organizations in industries like utilities, oil and gas, medical devices, manufacturing and telecommunications. Connected devices enable more efficient processes for maintenance and repair by constantly providing information on machines’ performance, environmental conditions, and possible failures. For example, a connected washing machine in a customer’s home could automatically send out an error report to the manufacturer when it experiences a failure. This is where field service management comes in.
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, firms’ 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 customers’ needs, faster.
This whitepaper presents new study findings on current consumer hot buttons, identifies what’s 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 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.
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.
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.
To explore how effectively sales organizations are dealing with change, CSO Insights conducted a Sales Engagement Optimization (SEO) study, gathering input from 354 firms. Download now to see the results.
For companies that sell products or services that require technical support, the support customers receive might be the only personal experience they can use to gauge their satisfaction with an organization. Since, for many of these organizations, customer satisfaction directly affects revenue, measuring customers’ satisfaction with the service experience and the services provided is extremely important as it enables these organizations to manage and improve the customer experience. This HDI Research Corner report reveals the findings from 264 support organizations that provide technical support for the services or products used by customers.
This whitepaper discusses a deeper logic to multi-channel communication - addressing the needs of today’s media-savvy customer with your company’s need for an integrated strategy of core beliefs and a foundation to grow on.