RTSA : A Customer Service Benefit: The smart way to make customers happy

Real-time speech analytics (RTSA ) can help organizations mitigate employee frustrations before the breaking point occurs, resulting in significant cost savings, improved morale and happier customers. No one understands the true costs of employee turnover better than human resources (HR) professionals. Prior to the end result of “filling an empty position,” there are costs of [...]

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Split Decision? – Fierce Debate Rages in Contact Centres across the Land as Poll Decision Nears

As we enter the last week of the EU referendum campaign, the overall decision remains on a knife edge – and it’s clear that across the contact centre industry, the choice of whether to stay or leave remains the focus for passionate and heated debate. A snapshot poll of a small sample of senior decision-makers [...]

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Improving Contact Center Success with Unified Communications

Unified communications (UC) solutions are found in nearly every enterprise, and the benefits they provide, including enhanced communication (even at a distance) and improved collaboration within teams and between business units, enable cost savings by reducing travel, and much more. But, one, sometimes overlooked, business case for UC is improving customer engagement. 

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How Technology Can Increase Agent Productivity

Agent productivity has always been a key consideration for contact centres and technology can play a huge role in helping to achieve this. Here are just 3 ways that technology can deliver enhanced efficiency and drive up productivity.   1. Providing an effective interface to help agents handle interactions Businesses need to give contact centre [...]

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Proactive Outbound Communications – Helping Utilities Improve Customer Satisfaction

Empowered with more choices for energy consumption, consumers are no longer tied to a single regional provider. Recent trend analysis conducted across numerous Aberdeen Group studies shows that the percentage of energy and utility companies citing the need to improve customer satisfaction as a key objective has almost doubled between 2012 and 2015. To prevent [...]

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How to Identify the Omni-Channel Superstars in your Contact Centre

Last month I penned a blog on the latest Enghouse ‘Interact’ road show, which rolled across ANZ at the beginning of March. As always, we had some great insights from the customers that joined us on the speaking panel in each city, which included Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington. This year Enghouse Interactive’s CTO, [...]

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What’s Next with Cloud Contact Centres?

Like many other sectors, the contact centre market has been hugely changed by the emergence of cloud. In the last few years, this has become a central part of how many companies conduct their operations, and it’s a trend that’s only set to continue in the coming years. So what’s next for Cloud Contact Centres? [...]

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How Do I Reduce Call Queuing Times

Customers hate waiting on hold and if the clock ticks away for too long they will quite often abandon the call before they have reached the front of the queue.  For a business,  long wait and hold times for their customer also means lost sales, bigger service issues and customers who are ready to jump [...]

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“Weathering the Storm” – How Contact Centres Can Protect Themselves

In Britain, we spend an unhealthy amount of time discussing the weather, but the horrendous storms of the past few months have wreaked havoc across the UK and the disastrous consequences are rightly dominating the headlines. The storms forced many people to abandon their homes and latest estimates suggest that it will be the wettest [...]

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“The Robots are Coming”… but are they really Taking over the Contact Centre?

According to a recent study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte, about 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years. We are already seeing growing use of robot agents and other forms of automated technology across all areas of business and commerce – and [...]

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