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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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Four TCO Wins for Service Providers Using Multi-Tenant CCaaS

This post originally appeared at jackitessmer.ulitzer.com For IT systems integrators (SI) selling networking, application and infrastructure solutions, and for telcos offering broadband and voice services, expanding into selling contact center software is a natural – and smart – choice. For quite some time, communication service providers (CSPs) have offered a portfolio of applications to customers that [...]

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The Case for Proactive Outbound Notifications in Healthcare Contact Centers

This post originally appeared at Healthcare Facilities Today As technology advances, contact centers need to keep evolving, especially in terms of being more customer-centric. In every sector, customers seek a more personalized experience, and most contact centers struggle to keep up with rising expectations for service. This is perhaps most evident in the healthcare sector, [...]

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CCaaS is The Smart Way to Solve Customer-Facing BPO Challenges

As companies’ omni-channel customer experience demands increase, savvy BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) providers are turning to the cloud to provide flexible and scalable contact center offerings. Aberdeen research found that customers having a wealth of information on competitors and expecting a consistent experience across all channels were the two main concerns keeping Customer Experience Management [...]

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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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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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