Today’s financial services organizations recognize that success starts with strong relationships built on trust and transparency. In a competitive market, a company’s employees can make or break these crucial relationships through their interactions with customers. That’s why businesses — from wealth management and insurance firms to banks and credit unions — are investing in automated workforce solutions to help them attract, engage, and retain top talent while controlling costs and driving exceptional service.
Managing a diverse workforce of exempt and nonexempt employees across back-office, contact center, and frontline operations is no easy feat. Finding and keeping best-fit employees is challenging enough, but you also need to optimize day-to-day functions like time and attendance, scheduling, payroll, labor cost and productivity tracking, and compliance management to stay competitive and profitable. Given this complexity, it is not surprising that management teams are not alway
It’s become abundantly clear that the cloud is no longer the future— but the new normal. Enterprises rely on cloud computing for web-based meetings, email, file sharing, and more every day to reduce costs and administrative burdens while enhancing productivity.
With the wealth of benefits to be gained by moving to the cloud—including speed of deployment, cost-efficiencies, and easy scaling—it’s no wonder the shift toward all things virtual has been so pervasive and swift. What’s more, as the cloud has matured, the potential drawbacks that once made enterprises hesitant to make the move are disappearing. Security is now robust, application integration happens with ease, and reliability is a given, not a question mark.
So now that the cloud has become not just viable, but essential, to stay competitive in a rapidly changing world, it’s time to explore how the cloud can significantly improve your contact center operations and guest experiences. This paper will provide one compelling r
The pace of automation in the contact center is accelerating as it moves from IVR and routing to
artifi cial intelligence and bots. With the digitization of contact center operations, the status quo is being
upended. Technological advances in robotic process automation (RPA), AI, and machine learning (ML)
for both customer and employee interactions are literally changing the face of customer care.
Simple, repetitive tasks don’t need a person to do them anymore. Chatbots and self-service
knowledgebases put the control in customers’ hands to resolve their own issues quickly. Information
from across the business can more easily be accessed, integrated, and analyzed to streamline backoffi ce and customer-facing functions. Companies are creating digital worker factories that leverage AI
and ML to improve their business.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
This complimentary report will display the biggest benefits of moving to 8x8 Virtual Contact Center including:
-Moving and expanding faster while minimizing upfront costs
-Simplifying contact center performance management with powerful tools
-Improving processes and operations with prebuilt CRM integrations
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Successfully managing a contact center requires a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to handle a broad range of operational and tactical tasks. Planning, day-to-day operations and quality management must be seamlessly orchestrated, along with human resources functions like recruitment, learning and development, and employee scheduling.
Read this executive brief to learn how to transition to an AI strategy that can take your team – and business results – to the next level. See how you can:
Create an AI strategy with a single data model that includes routing, interaction analytics, forecasting/scheduling and predictive engagement
Harness the power of your data to align customers with the best resource
Drive employee effectiveness by ensuring you hire the right people and manage their performance to drive their success over the long term
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Contact center technology plays a major role in the success of your customer experiences and business operations. Having the optimal solutions, infrastructure and provider in place are fundamental to meeting current and future goals and expectations.
If you’re struggling with outdated contact center systems that limit channels and customer information, the best path forward is to migrate to a solution that lets you overcome those technology limitations. And the first step is to download this comprehensive checklist to evaluate key solutions and vendor considerations.
You’ll learn how to:
Identify business goals and outcomes that are most important for your organization
Evaluate deployment options based on necessary flexibility and capabilities
Understand your technology needs and priorities
Assess vendor viability
Growing numbers of businesses are moving their contact center operations to the cloud. What do they know that you don’t? This whitepaper provides a practical guide to assist in the decision-making process. It offers a comparison of traditional on-premise systems versus current cloud-based solutions, responds to common cloud concerns and discusses the steps needed to begin your due diligence process.
Consumer preference for customer service channels is changing across all ages and demographics. Adoption of digital customer service channels, with an emphasis on self-service channels such as web and mobile, is exploding as consumers expect relevant and seamless omnichannel customer service. However, firms’ technology and staffing plans are not keeping up with consumer demand for digital customer service. This report outlines communication channel customer use and major gaps in contact center technology and operations. It also provides data that will help application development and delivery (AD&D) pros align operations with customer expectations to garner their satisfaction and long-term loyalty.
Customer Experience (CX) and Net Promoter Score (NPS) are two of the benchmark measurements companies now use to gauge customer satisfaction. And to understand how budgetary decisions impact CX and NPS outcomes, companies are turning to advanced contact center technology for strategic planning and big data. But business requirements to manage these outcomes successfully must incorporate back-office operations as well as the contact center. Read why.
Published By: LiveOps
Published Date: Aug 03, 2012
This paper will first discuss the impact of cloud computing, consumerization of IT, and the emergence of social media in driving the transition from traditional on-premises call centers to a superior model, the cloud contact center.
Contact centers are obviously human-powered operations, and nothing is more core to the proper function of the operation than determining how many center agents are needed for a certain volume of contracts and more. Find hidden costs by reading more.
Gartner defines contact center infrastructure (CCI) as the products (equipment, software and services) needed to operate call centers for telephony support and contact centers for multichannel support. This type of infrastructure is used by customer and employee service and support centers, inbound and outbound telemarketing services, help desk services, government-operated support centers, and other types of structured communications operations.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Nov 17, 2016
Effective quality management lets you improve the performance of contact center agents—and deliver the customer experience your business expects. The ICMI Tool Kit: Quality Management in the Contact Center provides valuable tips you can apply to start improving your contact center operations today.
Developed by International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), a leader in contact center training and consulting, the tool kit lays out the foundations of an effective quality management program and offers a step-by-step approach to creating an effective program. Then it provides details to help you:
• Perform effective coaching using the SAFE coaching framework
• Calculate the ROI of your training and coaching investments
• Developing a peer mentor program
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