Use Technology to Optimize Contact Center Staff

Use Technology to Optimize Staff

If you manage a contact center, you know the drill. Agents struggle to achieve proficiency and meet performance goals. Supervisors don’t do enough—or the...
WFM - Workforce Management in an Omnichannel Contact Center World

WFM in an Omnichannel World

In spite of the fact that nearly every “call center” is now a “contact center,” we observe little substance to the discussion—much less action—around...
The Power of Collaboration in the Contact Call Center

Technology to Empower Agents: Intelligent Desktops

An empowered work environment is one in which agents have a sense of ownership over their work and the right tools to do their...
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Top 5 Reasons Contact Centers Miss the Mark on Technology Implementation and Support

Contact centers rely on technology to meet their business goals, manage their operations, and interact with customers in a variety of media. Unfortunately, they...
Reduce early turnover with the latest call center tools

Reduce Early Turnover with the Latest Tools

Many centers struggle to find the right frontline staff, and then suffer further when hirees don’t show up for training, quit during training, or...
Review of Niche Technologies in the Call Center

Some Nice Niche Technologies

Mainstream technologies get a lot of press. As the backbone of contact center operations, they’re on everyone’s radar and they need to function at...
Spotlight Q and A

Solutions Q&A: InGenius

Coca-Cola. Harley-Davidson. InGenius. What do these companies have in common? In today’s “be everything to everyone” marketplace, they offer a refreshing business model: Do...
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Inside View: Tufts Medical Center

In any contact center, an agent’s ability to communicate in an efficient, friendly manner has a considerable impact on the outcome of the call....
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The Three Ms of Implementation

Three management factors play a key role in technology implementation success: Project, Change and Vendor Management. Most organizations focus on project management (PM)—the discipline of...
Call Center Knowledge Management

Doing More with Knowledge Management

Knowledge management (KM) is an Achilles’ heel for many contact centers. Some have an abundance of “tribal knowledge” scattered among a core of seasoned...
Navigating the Call Center Agent Desktop

Navigating the Agent Desktop Landscape

Every contact center looks for ways to be more effective and efficient in handling customer contacts. Process improvement is a high impact opportunity. Yet...
Improve Contact Center Performance with Global Analytics-Driven Routing

Improve Contact Center Performance with Global Analytics-Driven Routing

There is a lot of industry buzz about Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), but most contact centers currently focus on only one or two core...