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Top 5 Posts in April

Workforce management tips and takeaways were the topics on the Pipeline blog in April. WFM expert Tiffany LaReau’s insightful notes from the SWPP conference...
Disaster Planning tips for the Contact Center

Consider the Human Factor in Disaster Planning

When a disaster strikes, senior leadership must act quickly and decisively to protect the business and keep it operating. For employees, though, concerns are...
Minimizing Contact Center Costs

Driving Margins by Minimizing Contact Center Costs

Understanding your contact center costs is vital to successful management and administration of your center. Before we begin the discussion about reducing your cost...
NorthEast Contact Center Forum

The Largest Call Center Association in the NorthEast!

Have you heard about the largest Call Center Association in the NorthEast? You may not be familiar with the NorthEast Contact Center Forum (NECCF),...
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Inside View: Matt Medina, Dun & Bradstreet Emerging Businesses

Launching a contact center is like a juggling act. You may want to start simply by throwing and catching one ball correctly, but soon...
Make Your Contact Center Smartphone Friendly

Time to Make Your Contact Center Smartphone Friendly

Seventy-seven percent of Americans have a smartphone. Two-thirds of Americans access the Internet via smartphone at least as much as by computer. Of the...
Are You Listening? Yes I Am. Great, Now Act on What You Heard from Me!

Are You Listening? Yes I Am. Great, Now Act on What...

I had the opportunity to participate in a team-building exercise known as the escape room. An escape room is a physical adventure game in...
Talk is Cheap - Or is it?

Talk Is Cheap… Or Is It?

Generally speaking, the idiom “talk is cheap” is understood to mean that it is easier for folks to say what they will do rather...
SWPP 2017 Annual Conference Wrap-Up

Part 2: 2017 SWPP Annual Conference Wrap-up

Going to SWPP’s Annual Conference is like going to Workforce Management camp. Surrounding ourselves with like-minded buddies for three days is a powerful energy...
Chatbots—The Next Step in the Evolution of the Contact Center

Chatbots—The Next Step in the Evolution of the Contact Center

Thanks to the rise of mobile texting and messaging apps, “chatbots” are causing a stir in the world of customer service. In 2016, Business...
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2017 SWPP Conference: News & Notes from the Vendor Showroom

Last week, I was hanging out at SWPP’s 2017 Annual Conference in Nashville. One thing I especially enjoy about this conference (besides the sessions)...
Planning for a Disaster in the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our April 2017 Issue

Spring has sprung here in Annapolis, MD. The little peepers are singing at the top of their lungs in the evening letting us all...