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Digital contact centers the future is now

Digital contact centers: The future is now

When it comes to planning technology investment, the contact center is thought of as a cost center and unfortunately often overlooked or sold short. When it comes to technology initiatives, it might go unnoticed and underfunded. This creates two issues: a contact center that stays in the past can cost your business a lot of money, and you might be missing out on turning the contact center from a cost center to a profit center. For larger companies, this could have consequences in the millions of dollars. As technology continues to improve and competitors put in new systems that make customer service a breeze, it can leave other companies behind in the dust. Also, in a time when superior customer service is an important if not the main competitive differentiator, the contact center is probably not the best place to lag behind the industry.
Welcome 2021 How to Prepare Your Contact Center for Anything

Welcome 2021 How to Prepare Your Contact Center for Anything

Contact centers are often said to be on the front lines of delivering satisfying customer experiences. They fight a well-planned battle every day to provide low queue times, high first contact resolution rates, accurate responses, and engaging interactions guided by high quality agents. What should your contact center do in order to be prepared for anything? Focusing on four key areas will have you well on the way to adapting and thriving in the face of disruptions both large and small.
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Customer Service – The Social Way

Customer service is changing rapidly and fundamentally. In their private life, Millennials and Gen Z have long since abandoned outdated ways of communicating with each other – today, “the screen” is the place to be (and interact), whether it’s Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter or any other social network. Social media is literally revolutionizing the way people live and interact – as per October 2019, there were over 3.7 billion active social media users worldwide.

What You Need to Know About Omnichannel

Today’s customers expect omnichannel customer service. But what really does that mean? How is omnichannel customer service different from (or: better than?) multichannel customer service? Here’s the basics on what’s what between “multi” and “omni” – and why you should care. Looking at year-over-year industry statistics from the yearly Dimension Data Customer Experience Benchmarking, the […]
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5 Surefire Signs You Should Review Your IVR System

Time takes its toll on your IVR system, just like on everything else. It is good practice for any contact center and IVR, regardless of whether it’s simple or complex, DTMF or ASR, front-end data collection or full AI-driven self-service, to conduct regular reviews. However, customer needs or business requirements may not wait for your next scheduled...