First Steps on the Contact Center Omnichannel Journey

Omnichannel Strategy: Start with the Right Internal Resources

Delivering a consistent customer experience across channels requires integration and collaboration across functions. Our omnichannel series continues with a look at internal resources that...
Contact Center Self Service as a Customer Satisfying Experience

Get the Show on the Road

The idiom “get the show on the road” alludes to a theatrical production going on tour,” according to The American History Dictionary of Idioms....
Define customer interactions that impact customer satisfaction in the contact center

Define the Moments of Truth That Impact Customer Satisfaction

Once you begin to form a more holistic view of the customer’s journey, you can define the interactions that truly impact the customer experience—which...
Call Center Empathy

”My Husband Just Died“: What Will Your Agents Do Next?

While sitting on the panel during a town hall meeting of contact center leaders, I was asked by Mary, one of the attendees, “I...
Using Customer Journey Mapping to Collect Customer Service Feedback

Customer Experience: Collecting Meaningful Feedback

As many of the discussions at Engage 2015, Verint's Global Customer Conference, highlighted, analytics provides valuable insights into customers’ needs and expectations. To really...
Contact Center Digital Strategies Driven by Customer Experience

Digital Strategies Driven by Customer Experience

An interesting finding from Dimension Data’s “2016 Global Contact Centre Benchmarking Report” is that, for the first time, customer experience has surpassed cost reduction...
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Executive Talk: JoAnn Morency, NECCF and Commerce Bank

JoAnn Morency is a founding board member for the NECCF (NorthEast Contact Center Forum), and Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking at...
Map Your Customer’s Journey

Map Your Customer’s Journey

Today’s customers own multiple technology devices and use them to interact with companies and brands like never before. People’s preference for—and reliance on—technology to...
Video Interview Contact Center Pipeline's Linda Harden sits down with Michael Pace, Principal, Pace of Service at the 2015 NECCF Vendor Forum.video

Executive Talk: Michael Pace, Pace of Service

Michael Pace is the Owner and Principal of The Pace of Service, a consultancy that assists organizations to realize the full benefit of customer...
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Inside View: UPMC Health Plan

Guests of high-end hotels have come to expect over-the-top service from concierge staff. These well-trained individuals tap into their extensive knowledge of local services...
Face the Music - Call Yourself

Face the Music… Call Yourself!

According to TheFreeDictionary.com, “face the music” means to “confront unpleasantness, especially the consequences of one’s errors.” The precise origin of this idiom has been...
Omnichannel Strategy: How to Identify and Prioritize Customer Channels

Omnichannel Strategy: How to Identify and Prioritize Customer Channels

Last month, we shared insights from industry solutions providers about the top challenges that contact centers face when transitioning their strategy from multichannel to...