Tag: Contact Center

GDPR is here: are you protecting your customer data?

In our data-driven world, customer data has become increasingly vital to businesses looking to keep up with rapidly-evolving customer expectations. However, many businesses have failed to appropriately safeguard customer data, leading to a growing epidemic of data theft….

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10+ ways to reduce contact center hold time

One of the few universal truths of customer service is that nobody likes being on hold. In a world with ever-increasing demands on our time, we all have better things to do than listen to poorly-looped smooth jazz…

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Integrating social media into your contact center

A few years ago, conversations about the utility of social media for business would focus on social media as a listening tool. Experts would position social media as a way to passively gather data from the market to learn…

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How to Choose the Best Contact Center Software

It’s 2019, which means businesses are looking at the year ahead and trying to make decisions about how best to adapt to the ever-shifting business landscape in our increasingly digital world. However, with the explosion of software options…

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Infographic: Customer service chatbots in 2018 – trends and facts to know

It can’t be denied that consumer preferences for customer service channels are shifting more rapidly than ever, with the rate of consumers who identify digital channels as their preferred mode of  communication ever on the rise. Unfortunately, the…

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Why your digital customer service solution needs to include email

In our previous post, we looked at the hidden costs of digital silos for digital customer service agents; namely that multi-tasking reduces productivity and makes us less resilient. Research shows that digital customer contact centers are losing as…

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The hidden costs of digital silos

The call center has undergone a drastic transformation in the past decade. More and more, call centers are becoming customer contact centers, where customer service agents provide support over a variety of channels – phone, email, live chat,…

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Integration means never having to say goodbye (to existing voice solutions)

As digital communication technology continues to grow and evolve, it can be overwhelming for companies looking to keep up with shifting consumer expectations for digital customer service. For companies who have invested heavily in voice solutions for customer…

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Leading topics of conversation at ICMI Contact Center Expo

Last week we were excited to be at ICMI Contact Center Expo – a conference focused on bringing together contact center professionals looking to stay current in a rapidly evolving industry. We sat in on a number of…

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Solving the contact center customer/agent cycle of frustration with CRM and channel consolidation

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It’s hardly news that brand loyalty is gone, and is not likely to return any time soon. In today’s marketplace, brands can no longer expect established brand equity to be a differentiator. What has emerged as the new…

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