Speech Analytics and Quality Monitoring

Speech Rec… or Speech Wreck?

We have been implementing and tweaking speech recognition systems on a pretty regular basis for the past 10 years. Many contact centers (especially the...
Realities of technology for the small center, including cloud, suites and managed services

Technology for the Small Center

Every small center aspires to deliver good (or great!) service to customers and offer a good (or great!) place for employees to work. The...
Call Center Authentication and Routing

Taking a Fresh Look at Authentication and Routing

Any center that is truly focused on the customer has to solve a difficult dilemma: make prompts and authentication simple, ensure security requirements are...
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...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Try a Phased Approach to Tech Implementation

What is a common issue that prevents organizations from realizing the full value of their contact center technology investment? Usually, when a new contact...
Converging Call Center Technology Ecosystem

The Converging Technology Ecosystem

Over the years, we’ve watched key players in contact center technology change their market positioning. They want the market to take notice as their...
Call Center Managed Technology Service Tips

Managed Services: Easy to Want, Hard to Buy

Managed services (MS) are easy to want given the desire to lessen reliance on IT, add agility, secure specialty expertise and/or change cost structures....
Smart Call Center Technology Decisions in a Changing Customer Service Market

Smart Technology Decisions in a Changing Market

As companies make decisions about sourcing for new contact center technology, a crucial question to answer is whether to pursue “best-of-breed” (BoB) solutions or...
Call Center Empathy

Some Love for ANI

We all know Automatic Number Identification (ANI). You may recognize it better by the consumer-oriented term “caller ID.” While these two services are technically...
multitasking-and-long-term-planning

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...
Tips for Technology Selection in the Call Center

Technology Selection at Today’s Speed

While supporting our clients in technology vendor selection, we find that many companies have limited time and resources to spend performing due diligence through...
WFM Budget Prep

State of the WFO Industry

Workforce Optimization (WFO) technology has been a hotbed of activity as buyers and users clamor for new tools and seek to get more out...