IDC recently measured the sheer breadth of the Salesforce ecosystem, sharing the milestone achievements from customers and partners. As a proud partner and cloud leader, Five9 is ecstatic about this news.
The IDC report offers some mind-blowing stats related to the enormous size of future opportunities for cloud-based partnerships. For a company that was also born in the cloud, Five9 can most definitely relate: Continue reading →
By Gabrielle Targosz, Corporate Communications Specialist
If there is one time a year you can define “success” as a combination of self-diagnosed exhaustion with completely mind blowing experiences, it would be after attending Dreamforce 2016. As a first timer at Dreamforce, the must-attend tech conference of the year hosted by our partner Salesforce, I already can’t wait for this again next year. I must say, I’ve learned a lot, networked with industry gurus, saw more swag giveaways than ever before, and I’ll definitely be back next time.
By Sabine Winterkamp, Senior Director of Marketing EMEA
At times, customer service can be a tough industry to be in. An agent can potentially listen to complaints all day, while acting calm and understanding.
Big e-commerce companies, such as Amazon, have raised the bar for customer service expectations. Everyone else is playing catch-up to keep up with these expectations. And when you are a representative on the other side it can be tough to handle a positive customer service situation if you aren’t given the right tools to succeed.
It’s that time of year again when the hotels, restaurants and Ubers surrounding Moscone Center are packed with Dreamforce goers. Each year Dreamforce is determined to out-do themselves with a bigger and better event than the last year. With the conference just one week away, we’ve included 7 tips for Dreamforce survival.
I had the great opportunity to attend Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle’s annual user conference in San Francisco covering all products and solutions. Oracle’s product line now spans everything from databases, enterprise applications, middleware, hardware, cloud infrastructure, SaaS applications, enterprise services, and more. I spent my time focused on the cloud applications and in particular the Customer Experience (CX) portfolio. Oracle’s CX solutions cover the Sales, Marketing, Service, Commerce, Social, configure, price and quote (CPQ) business processes. As any customer sure knows, to have a truly positive experience with a business, it requires seamless interactions across these business processes. Customers want to feel as if they are talking to one company, as opposed to five or six different people across different departments of a company.
Fall is my favorite season and typically signifies autumnal changes that you expect to see, such as: changes in color, changes in temperature, and an anticipation for the fall harvest. In a similar fashion, I’m excited about the transformations we’re experiencing with one of our key strategic partners, Oracle, and the synergies we expect to have during Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) this week in San Francisco.
Recognizing industry trends is one thing. Actually delivering a solution to support those trends is another. The companies that recognize and deliver the answer that best aligns with modern customers will be the ones rewarded. The best reward comes from someone who has the depth and breadth of knowledge required to be considered an industry expert.
One in two men & one in three women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
That is a statistic that cannot be ignored. More often than not, people can relate to cancer in some form or another. Everyone has a reason to give back.
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is initiating the acceleration in innovative cancer research to bring new treatments to patients faster, and saving lives now. Tonight (Friday, Sept 9 at 8|7c) this amazing organization is hosting a live, commercial-free fundraising telecast to support cancer research with Tom Hanks as host. To call this event massive is an understatement. The results are groundbreaking as everyone, including celebrities such as Elton John, George Clooney, and Bradley Cooper to name a few, get behind this, act as agents to take pledges and support the mission that all cancer patients become cancer survivors.
I joined Five9 as CMO recently and this is my first post to the Five9 blog. I intend to be a frequent contributor to the blog so for this first post, I’ll share a few observations that seem particularly relevant as I “ramp up to speed” at Five9.
We have all had the following experience: You call into a customer service line and an interactive voice response (IVR) guides you through options such as billing, customer support, or technical support by pressing numbers on a keypad. Once you’ve picked through the available options, the IVR then asks you for your name, your account number, and your social security number.