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“Weathering the Storm” – How Customer Communications Can Cope in a Crisis

Once again weather is making the headlines – and the forecasts make grim reading. Freezing winds, thunder snow, dangerous black ice, are all apparently in the offing. For businesses, disruption is almost inevitable at this time of year as employees struggle to make it in to work, find offices closed when they get there, or [...]

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Predictions for 2017 – What lies ahead for the contact centre

With 2017 just around the corner what lies ahead for the contact centre? In this blog we would like to share some of our predictions for 2017. We will see an ongoing march towards self-service – Back in 2011, analyst Gartner predicted that by 2020, customers will manage 85% of their relationship with the enterprise [...]

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How do I predict my customers’ behaviour?

Predicting your customers’ behaviour and and using this information to optimise the customer journey can lead to an excellent customer experience. The following article discusses some of the methods you can use to predict behaviour and how it can be utilised within the customer journey.   Make use of business analytics and business activity monitoring [...]

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Mistakes to avoid when implementing self-service & automation

Self-service is a key and increasingly important part of an integrated customer experience but get it wrong and you will end up with frustrated customers and a higher demand on your agents. So what should you be looking out for when going down the self-service route. Poorly-designed IVR solutions – Poor design is one of [...]

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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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Arc Solutions/Enghouse Interactive at Cisco Live 2012

We are now counting down the days and finishing off final preparation for Cisco Live in London at the Excel, January 31st – February 2nd 2012. Cisco Live is Cisco’s flagship technology, training and networking event for their ever growing and influential customer base. At the heart of the conference is “World of Solutions”, an [...]

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