unisys

Unisys Raises Productivity, Reduces Costs with Cloud Omnichannel Functionality

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Unisys’ managed service desk, InteliServe™, has transformed the traditional service desk into an intelligent, user-centric experience aligned with the needs of the modern digital worker. More than 4,000 Unisys agents at 16 global service desk locations handle over 18 million InteliServe contacts annually. In early 2018, Unisys reimagined its service desk offering and worked toward […]

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customer expectations

7 Tips to Manage Customer Expectations

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Today’s customers are digitally savvy, more demanding and expect instant service. Contact centers face a constant challenge in managing customer expectations.   Here are some key customer expectations and some tips towards managing them  Save my time – Have your customers spend less time on wait times by providing a self-service option where the use case is […]

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hosted pbx

What Is a Hosted PBX (Private Branch Exchange)?

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PBX is an acronym for “private branch exchange”. It’s basically a way to connect phones in a business to the external public switched telephone network (PSTN) using plain old phone telephone service (POTS) lines. Originally, this was done using dedicated hardware installed within a business’ office, usually in something called the “phone closet”. Since it was located on the business’ site, […]

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inbound call center

What is an Inbound Call Center?

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If you hear people talking about a call center, they will often ask whether it’s “inbound” or “outbound”. The difference between inbound and outbound simply refers to who is placing the call. If a customer places a call that’s inbound, as the call is “coming into” the call center. If an agent places a call that’s outbound, […]

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chatbot

Most AI Chatbots will Fail, and That’s Okay!

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Chat is a favorite interaction channel for customers and is increasingly offered as an option on websites and mobile apps. In our NICE inContact CX Transformation Benchmark, chat has the highest satisfaction of all channels with 47% of consumers saying they were very satisfied with chat, as it provides convenient, quick, and helpful service. According […]

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channel

Customers are Changing the Channel: Are You Ready?

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Customers are speaking, and their voices have never been louder or clearer! And if we’re listening, our customers’ opinions, preferences and expectations will be driving call centre strategy and channel support. The baseline: Customers expect omnichannel choices in our contact centres. And their opinions and channel preferences are constantly evolving. Did you know, for example, […]

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virtual call center agent

What Is a Virtual Call Center Agent?

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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 […]

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call queuing

What is Call Queuing and Why Does It Matter?

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Let’s face it, no one enjoys waiting in line. Whether we’re getting a coffee, a car wash, or checking into a hotel, we all just want fast and easy service, so we can get on with our day.   This same rule applies when people call into your contact center.   And if you think that more people are contacting you via your digital channels instead of calling you, think again. In our 2018 Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark […]

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quality management

How are Omnichannel and Artificial Intelligence Changing Quality Management?

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The current decade has brought many changes to quality management, including the increase of treating customer interactions using omnichannel – the ability to handle queries flexibly across self-service and agent-assisted media channels with full context. Omnichannel interactions became a goal of companies when it became clear that customers wanted the ability to use multiple methods […]

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