customer service

3 Ways to Streamline Digital Customer Service Integration

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Digital customer service and business both move at the speed of now. Agility and flexibility are key, and responsiveness needs to be non-stop. This is why digital customer service is such a good fit for business and why integration needs to be seamless. There’s simply no time for mistakes. The case for digital customer service […]

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5 Recommendations to Evaluate Your Chatbots and IVR for Elevated CX

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Traditionally quality management in the contact center has been focused on evaluating agent-assisted interactions — mainly phone. You know the routine — listen to a phone call, complete a form, send it to an agent, repeat. We already discussed the gap between the number of digital channels for CX that are supported in the contact […]

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Is Your Business Overestimating Your CX Success? If So, You’re Not Alone

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In today’s omnichannel customer service environment, savvy organizations offer their consumers multiple ways to interact with them, including agent-assisted and self-service methods. Being customer-centric means meeting customers how and where they want to be met. But are all channels equally effective at delivering a high-quality experience? And do companies understand consumer perceptions about their actual […]

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Self-Service Strategies for Elevating CX at Your Contact Centre

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Have you ever visited one of those palatial buffet restaurants with dozens of assorted fresh dishes in self-serve stations, with the crowds and people walking (seemingly) aimlessly with their plates in search of the pasta or the dessert cart? Raise your hand if you appreciate a good buffet — I certainly do! Classic Trap Like […]

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Growth Hacking — What It Is, Why You Need It, and How to Do It

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If you’re part of a team responsible for driving growth, you know how difficult it is to achieve a very challenging revenue goal only to start over the next quarter or year. But simply starting over would be easier if you also didn’t have to exceed the target you just bloodied yourself to achieve! That’s […]

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Businesses Are Confident in AI — but Consumers Are More Cautious

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform contact centers. It’s safe to say that we’re at an inflection point for AI in the contact center — AI innovations deployed in a myriad of ways, such as chatbots, intelligent routing, workforce management forecasting, and AI-driven interaction analytics, can add significant value to customer experiences and […]

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call center selling

5 Tips to Improve Call Center Selling

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Successful call center agents are trained to pinpoint customer needs and resolve their pain points. This service-oriented approach to the customer experience uniquely positions call center agents to become successful upsell representatives, ultimately contributing to helping their company achieve revenue goals and improve sales effectiveness.    Here are 5 steps organizations can take to improve call center selling  Differentiate between upselling and cross selling. Ensure agents understand that “upsell” is about encouraging a customer to buy an additional product […]

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performance management

Performance Management Takes Your Reporting to the Next Level

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I’m often asked the question, “I already have reporting. Why would I get a performance management tool as well?” and at first glance, I can understand the sentiment. But then I think about the automatic power windows in my car. Before I had power windows, I could roll down my windows manually, but it took […]

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Inside NICE inContact – Meet Jennifer Scott

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Meet Jennifer Scott, Implementation Manager for NICE inContact. Jennifer came to NICE inContact from Denver, Colorado and has been in the contact center industry for 15 years. She is part of the Enterprise Implementation Service team. I was able to sit down with her and ask her a few questions to find out why she […]

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gamification

Build Success with Your Contact Center Gamification Efforts

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Although the term “gamification” is relatively new the practices is as old as contact centers themselves. Prior to having software solve all our needs we used to “gamify” the workplace through peer or team competition. Often with some sort of corkboard display to track and monitor the completion and performance. I’ve managed and created large […]

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