Category: Contact Center

Why Customer Analytics is the Key to a Better Customer Experience

By Todd Marthaler, Contact Center Analytics Consultant, Calabrio

Your customers have more power than ever. With smartphone in hand, consumers expect anytime, anywhere access to your business. Whether they’re reaching out via a mobile app, your website, the phone or in person, your customers want a consistent, effortless experience every time. And if they don’t get this, consumers are more willing – and more able – than ever to switch.

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Predictive, Proactive and Personalized: The Must-Haves for Innovative Customer Service

By Kevin Gavin, CMO

Traditionally, customer service departments have been slower to adopt change than other areas of business – but today’s empowered consumers have higher expectations and businesses need to adopt new technologies and solutions that are readily accessible in order to satisfy modern consumers. It’s critical that brands regularly seek innovation and embrace new ideas in order to be cutting edge in the ways they offer service. Continue reading

3 Ways To Show Your Agents Some Love on Valentine’s Day

By Gabrielle Targosz, Corporate Communications Specialist

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, a time where friends, family, and loved ones put extra thought into showing how they care about you. February 14th doesn’t have to be a romantic day; it can be a day where you impress your work colleagues with a thoughtful gesture. So why not take the step and show some love in your contact center?

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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.

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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.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Adding New Channels to Your Contact Center

By Mayur Anadkat, VP Product Marketing

It is time to modernize your contact center and you have a lot of options to consider to add to your current phone support. My customers are using email, chat, and social to name a few, so how should I support that? As a contact center leader you have questions about each of these channels. How do each of these channels improve the business? How will these channels help my agents? Will they help my agents? At the end of the day, you want to look back and be confident you made the right decision about the addition to your contact center.

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Empathy, Empowerment, Enthusiasm: Delivering Experiences That Matter

When you think of a situation where you have been involved in a great customer experience, one, if not all, of these words will be used to describe it: Empathy, empowerment, enthusiasm. Did you feel like the call center agent truly understood your current situation? Were your expectations exceeded by how much the agent was aware of your past interactions or appreciation for your customer loyalty? Was your agent very interested in your needs? These characteristics are what makes a customer experience memorable and meaningful.

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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.

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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.

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