Category: Cloud

Q & A with Contact Center Industry Expert Sheila McGee-Smith [Part 2]

By Liz Pedro, Customer Advocacy Director

Last week Sheila McGee-Smith presented at the Five9 2017 Sales Kickoff discussing her insights about the contact center industry and the upcoming forecast for this year. After her presentation we had a quick conversation, diving a little deeper into the contact center.

In case you missed it, click here to read Part 1 of this interview.

Continue reading

Q & A with Contact Center Industry Expert Sheila McGee-Smith [Part 1]

By Liz Pedro, Customer Advocacy Director

Sheila McGee-Smith, who founded McGee-Smith Analytics in 2001, is a leading communications industry analyst and strategic consultant focused on the contact center and enterprise communications markets. She has a proven track record of accomplishment in new product development, competitive assessment, market research, and sales strategies for communications solutions and services.

Continue reading

A Look Back on Contact Center Technology

By Mike Perry, VP Telecommunications & Network Services

I’m taking a walk down memory lane and reflecting on what has changed since the early 2000’s began. Technology has boomed with iPods, social media, Bluetooth, cell phones, and much more. All of these technology trends have paved the way for the changes made over the years in the contact center industry.

Continue reading

What is Your Customer Engagement Priority?

By Paul Thomas, Managing Director EMEA

We all care about customer experience, customer journey and excellent customer service. But how can you ensure that your business can deliver on these changes and keep consumers loyal to your business and brand?

Continue reading

A Successful Customer Service Strategy in 2017 Starts and Ends With the Consumer

By Mayur Anadkat, VP Product Marketing

This article was originally published on VMBlog, here.

2017 Brings the Death of the Contact Center, And the Engagement Center Emerges

The evolution of the customer experience industry is a fascinating movement. Admittedly, it’s been slower than what people have wanted or expected, but I believe that 2017 brings the next evolution of the contact centers — customer engagement centers. Continue reading

5 Things You Should Know Before Moving Your Contact Center to the Cloud

More and more of the modern world is running on cloud based technology. Compared to on-premise applications, the cloud offers many benefits, including state of the art infrastructure, lower capital expenses, automatic updates and the ability to scale to meet demand.

Continue reading

Cloud Contact Centre and CRM Solutions – The Perfect Combination

By Paul Thomas, Managing Director EMEA

Today, more and more enterprises are adopting cloud-based technology in all areas of business operations to bring greater benefits, like cost savings, ease of integration, and scalability.

In the on-premise world, your customer insights are most likely tied to an existing platform as an independent, stand-alone solution, which is not connected with other corporate systems. On-premise solutions are slow to change, and in a rapidly changing business environment, that is unacceptable.

Continue reading

Announcing the Global Partnership of Verint and Five9

By Walt Rossi, VP Business Development

What do you get when you pair a comprehensive portfolio of customer engagement optimization solutions with virtual contact center, all powered in the cloud?

Did you guess right? It’s the partnership between Verint Systems and Five9.

Continue reading

Moving Customers from “Cost Center” to “Asset”

Guest post by Jeanne Bliss

Within my five-competency customer experience framework, I often call No. 1 – honor and manage customers as assets – the “clincher competency.” This is where you begin to move customers away from being perceived as a cost center and towards being perceived as assets. Let me explain a little bit about what I mean.

If I go work with a company on their customer experience delivery, oftentimes I ask executives if they know the volume and value of their new customers. Do they compare this data monthly? Weekly? Annually? Can they contrast it with the value of lost customers?

Continue reading