Category: Cloud

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?

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Five9 Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, Once Again

By Mayur Anadkat, VP Product Marketing

A wise man once said, “A vision without execution is a hallucination.” That very wise man was Thomas Edison. The key words that stick out to me are vision and execution. Those are the magic words. Without those magic words (pun intended), an idea doesn’t evolve – never becoming more than that initial, basic thought. The execution part of a vision is something to be proud of; it shows true accomplishment.

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3 Ways to Uber-fy Your Business By Attending a User Conference

By Gabrielle Targosz, Corporate Communications Specialist

“We are all here to ‘Uber-fy’ our business.”

That was the best line I heard last week. Everyone wants to be the disruptors in their space and be super successful doing so, just like Uber.

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Proud Contributor to the Salesforce Ecosystem

By Brian Schnack, Director of Product Management

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

It’s National Customer Service Week, And You Are in the Age of the Customer

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.

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My Experience at Oracle OpenWorld 2016

By Walt Rossi, VP Business Development

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.

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It’s The Season of Harvest at Oracle OpenWorld

By Scott Black, Director of Business Development

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.

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Five9 Recognized for Growth, Innovation and Leadership by Frost & Sullivan

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.

Which brings us to some fantastic news.

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Stand Up To Cancer – How it All Works

By Mayur Anadkat, VP Product Marketing

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.

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