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Simplifying Contact Center Remote Access

Simplifying Remote Access

The need for remote access to core contact center infrastructure continues to grow. Whether implementing a home agent program, accommodating “on the go” leaders,...

Workforce Management in the Omnichannel Age

Thank you for calling, your call is important to us, please wait for the next available agent… ♪ The contact center credo is simple: When...
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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...
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...
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)...
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Top 5 Posts in March

March definitely came in like a lion in many parts of the country. But when the weather is lousy, it’s a good time to...
10 Tips to Improve Agent Scheduling

10 Tips to Improve Agent Scheduling

Work in a contact center for any length of time and it soon becomes apparent that the largest capital expenditure is in staff. Agents...
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Top 5 Posts in February

February may be short on days, but that doesn’t mean that we’re short on content! Our five most-read blog posts of the month touched...
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Scheduling with Workforce Management - WFM

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Scheduling with WFM

Workforce management (WFM) technology has developed alongside the contact center, coming a long way from the single-channel scheduling tool it once was. WFM helps...
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...
Top 5 Contact Center Interviews for 2016

Top 5 Executive Talk Videos for 2016

In 2015, Pipeline Publisher Linda Harden hosted the first session of Executive Talk interviews at the Northeast Contact Center Forum’s (NECCF) annual conference at...
Top 10 Contact Center Blog Posts for 2016

Top 10 Posts for 2016

As we approach the close of another year on the Pipeline blog, we wanted to take a quick look back to see which posts...
The Hurrier I Go The Behinder I Get Idiom

The Hurrier I Go, the Behinder I Get

This simple phrase was on a plaque in my home when I was growing up. For the longest time, I just couldn’t make sense...
On the Road to Customer-Centricity in the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our December 2016 Issue

December is always a wonderful time of reflection to examine our goals, accomplishments and challenges and to look forward to another opportunity in the...
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Top 5 Posts in November

Take a look at our top five blog posts for the month to see which topics your fellow contact center professionals were most interested...
The Digital Contact Center Workplace

Useful Tools for Your Digital Toolbox

How can you identify the digital opportunities that exist for your team? Think about how your staff communicates and collaborates (focus on the need,...
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Top 5 Posts in October

October is a great time to be in the contact center. The month kicks off with Customer Service Week celebrations and, in some parts...
5 WFM Things You Have to Do by Hand

5 WFM Things You Have to Do by Hand

I'm a gadget guy. If it beeps, blinks or pretends to make life easier after following the 115-step setup guide, I want it! I...