Executive Interview with Mario Fernandez, CEO of Pinoy Data Capture

Pinoy Data Capture Inc. (PDC) is an outsourcing company that provides data conversion, medical coding and contact center services for clients seeking to improve their efficiency and reduce their costs. Contact Center Pipeline recently...

Top 3 Trends for the Future of Contact Center Training

The world of contact center training is complicated. Trainers are responsible for helping the onboarding process run smoothly for new agents by delivering the best possible training program tailored to the training class and...

Where Does AI Fit in Your Contact Center Strategy?

Centralized contact centers handle basic tasks like product support, customer inquiries and telemarketing, but their functions have changed significantly over the years. Nowadays, companies have recognized the contact center’s role as a critical connection...

The Whole World Is Going Digital. So Why Is Your Buying Process Still Analog?

I just recently notched a second decade on my contact center leadership belt loop, and I’ve more than once been tasked with purchasing technology, including multiple CCaaS (Contact Center as a Service) solutions. I’ve...

8×8 and Aryaka: Bringing the World Closer, Together

Introducing your power team to enhance cloud communications and contact center performance across SD-WAN. 8x8 and Aryaka cloud-based services deliver the flexibility, simplicity, and scalability of the SaaS cloud consumption model, and Aryaka’s global footprint...
Shelf

2021 Outlook: AI, Knowledge Automation and the Evolving Role of Remote Agents

Already experiencing pandemic change, contact centers can expect even more in 2021, at a more rapid pace. Call and ticket volumes continue to rise, and the remote workforce will remain, at least partially, distributed...
Khoros

Transform Your Contact Center from an Expense to a Revenue Source

No matter the brand, customer service needs to be a priority. Here’s how to make it a revenue source as well. Contact centers are often seen as an expensive but necessary line item that should...

The New Digital Customer Engagement for the New (Ab)Normal

COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, has changed everything. Consumers are still very wary of exposure to the virus and want to get more things done digitally. While this always had been the case with millennials and...

Rebooting Your Workforce Management Strategy

Our workforce management (WFM) landscape is changing at breakneck speed. Many organizations are now 100% work-from-home or have a workforce divided between brick-and-mortar and virtual agents (82% are WFH since July 2020—Gartner). This presents...
Jabra

How to Get the Best Headsets for Amazon Connect

If you’re looking for the best headsets for your call center agents working on Amazon Connect, here are our top picks. The type of headset you choose will depend on what you use your...

Why the Call Center Was Already Collapsing—Even Before COVID-19

COVID-19 has made the fundamental flaws in phone-based support impossible to ignore. Overwhelmed and under-equipped reps are struggling, anxious customers are stuck on hold for hours, and the very premise of crowded call centers...

Redefining the Work Experience

As companies realign their workforce during these disruptive times, work-from-home (WFH) is quickly redefining the concept of “business as usual.” Both companies and employees benefit from WFH strategies. A Stanford University study found that...

Executive Interview with MusicWorks’ David Sandler

It is interesting that what we may perceive as relatively “small” touchpoints can have a considerable impact on our customers’ experience. One such area is our music-on-hold experience, and the voices used in greetings...
Verint - From Knowledge Management to Knowledge Automation

Helping Organizations Adapt and Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The upheaval created by the Coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented. Your customers are understandably concerned and confused, and are likely coming to your organization with many questions, most of which are different from what your...

A Cloud-Based Dialer Checklist

If you are moving from a premise-based system to a cloud-based system, you may not know all of the features to look for. Premise-based systems tend to be more antiquated and less flexible. Cloud-based...

Five Essential Skills of Top Customer Service Reps

According to Bain & Company, organizations that excel at customer experience grow revenues 4%-8% above the rest of the market. Often, companies don’t understand how customer experience and customer service differ or how they...
Jacada How to Promote Customer Loyalty in the Age of Complexity

How to Promote Customer Loyalty in the Age of Complexity

Conventional wisdom accepts that it’s cheaper to keep existing customers than to get new ones. Then why is it companies pay so little attention to creating brand loyalty? Treating your customers right and giving...
Verint - From Knowledge Management to Knowledge Automation

AI and KM: From Knowledge Management to Knowledge Automation

When customers have questions for companies they do business with, they might get a set of FAQs to plow through. They might get an “I’ll get back to you” from a contact center agent....

Coronavirus = Business Continuity Plan

Do you have the appropriate technology for your staff to work from home during a disease outbreak? Operational service delivery has changed rapidly due to the Coronavirus. Those organizations that have not had success with...
Call Center Preparation for COVID-19 Coronavirus

Call Center Preparation for the Coronavirus

Call centers are a hub of germs! Reps sit close together in pods, they sometimes share headsets with their supervisors, they are stuck inside without fresh air every day, and they share bathrooms and...
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