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Call Center vs. Contact Center - 17 Differences You Should Know About

Call Center vs. Contact Center - 17 Differences You Should Know About

What do you call an operation that provides customer service? A call center? Or a contact center? Many people refer to everything as call centers, similar to how some refer to all facial tissue as Kleenex and all soda as Coke. But, just like Coke doesn't aptly describe all soda flavors, referring to all customer service operations as call centers just isn't an adequate label. There are important differences between call centers and contact centers.
20 Call Center Software Features that Can Help Organizations Address Their Most Pressing Challenges

20 Call Center Software Features that Can Help Organizations Address Their Most Pressing Challenges

If you're a call center looking for software, you have a lot of options to choose from. Similar to cars, call center software packages range from low-cost, low-feature options to platforms with a lot of bells and whistles and a high price tag to match. But, unlike fancy cars, which are often vanity purchases, software decisions are normally driven by requirements and budget.
american homes 4 rent

How American Homes 4 Rent Is Using CXone to Retain and Engage Its Best Call Center Agents

Staffing and empowering a top-notch customer service team is critical, especially when you're in the business of putting roofs over people's heads. With more than 52,000 houses in 22 states, American Homes 4 Rent is the leader in the single-family rental homes industry. Behind their success is an unwavering customer commitment to provide professionally managed properties that...
virtual call center agent

What Is a Virtual Call Center Agent

At first glance, the term “virtual call center agent” sounds like a Siri-like creature who exists in the ether, saving the day for troubled customers. Is it a bot? AI? No, a virtual call center agent is a regular human being. "Virtual" modifies the call center, so the call center is virtual but the agent is very...
call center attrition

10 Steps to Reduce Call Center Attrition

Keeping good employees is a priority in every industry. But in call centers, it can be significantly more challenging. QATC estimates that the turnover rate in the call center industry ranges between 30-45%. If you're a veteran of the industry, you already know this because hiring and retaining good agents is something successful contact centers constantly focus...
Qualities of Effective Contact Center Agents

8 Qualities of Effective Contact Center Agents

What if the only human interaction your customers have with your brand is through an agent working at your contact center? Wouldn't you make sure that agent was great "brand ambassador" material? Many companies, especially those with no brick and mortar presence, are in this very position. Contact center agents have a significant impact on customer experience...

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