Category: Mobile

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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Modernizing Your Contact Center Through Customer Journey Management

By Mayur Anadkat, VP Product Marketing

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.

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Retaining Customers Can Be Simpler (And More Valuable) Than You Think

This article was originally published on MarTech Advisor, here.

By Mayur Anadkat, VP Product Marketing

Sally is irritated. She has enjoyed in-store shopping from her favorite department store for years, but she is finally ready to explore online shopping. While more and more people are motivated to shop online due to no crowds, variety and lower prices, Sally found that her experience as an online customer took a complete 180 since making the shift.

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Seven Trends Shaping the Future of The Contact Center [WEBINAR]

There is no doubt that we’re in the midst of a huge sea change when it comes to consumer behavior. New technologies have completely transformed consumer expectations and buying behavior.

Contact centers are at the forefront of the shifting battleground when it comes to competitive differentiation; the Deloitte 2013 survey of contact centers found that 62% of organizations view customer experience provided through contact centers as a competitive differentiator. This has put a lot of pressure on contact centers around the world, as they struggle to adapt to the rapidly changing technology landscape and consumer expectations.

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How Your Business Can Unleash High-value Web and Mobile Leads

As more consumers use smart phones to search for information while on the go, advertisers are embracing a new (old) way to connect with consumers by turning mobile searches and mobile ads into phone leads.

According to Google, 70% of all mobile searchers have called a business directly from search ads using Adwords click-to-call ads. Research firm BIA, estimates that mobile Continue reading

Delivering Excellent Customer Service through Mobile Apps

Delivering Excellent Customer Service through Mobile Apps

Guest Post by Joanna Jones of Impact Learning Systems

We know that mobile is here to stay, at least until the next big disrupter comes along. Until then, mobile devices are dominating how consumers shop, search, educate and connect. As the trend continues away from computers, companies have an opportunity to develop, from the ground up, customer-service strategies for mobile devices. The good news is that when creating CR solutions that are tailored to mobile, companies have the opportunity to create platforms that are well thought out and customized to how users expect to interact with a brand or product. The bad news is that many companies have Continue reading

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Future of the Contact Center: 7 Key Trends Driving a Massive Transformation (Part 4)

by Liz Osborn, vice president of product and solution marketing at Five9

Contact centers are under pressure to adapt to the rapidly changing technology landscape and consumer expectations. There are seven key trends that will impact contact centers as they evolve to meet these shifting expectations.

In case you missed them, catch up on part 1, part 2 and part 3.

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Why Phone Calls Are the New Mobile Conversion

This article was originally posted on No Jitter, here.

Using click to call, your business can unleash a new source of high-value Web and mobile leads.

As more consumers use smartphones to search for information while on the go, advertisers are embracing a new (old) way to connect with consumers by turning mobile searches and mobile ads into high-value phone leads. Several factors are fueling the mobile click-to-call trend. Continue reading

One App, Multiple Channels: The Holy Grail

This article was originally posted on No Jitter, here.

We explore best practices in the orchestration of disparate customer contact channels on mobile apps.

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Customer service executives constantly hone contact center best practices to produce a superior customer service experience. Today, practitioners are faced with even more complexity by being able to call, email and chat on a single device. But smartphone apps that include all communication channel options, within the app itself, are rare. Here we explore best practices in the orchestration of these disparate channels. Continue reading

Announcing Email, Chat, Social, and Mobile Capabilities Powered by Five9 Connect [VIDEO]

Today, we are very pleased to announce the Five9 2014 Summer Release, which delivers an innovative approach to multichannel cloud contact center software.

Included in this release are native multichannel applications that support email, chat, social and mobile interactions. These new applications are powered by Five9 Connect, a unique intelligent technology layer, which includes an advanced Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine to filter and categorize interactions, eliminate spam and determine sentiment; business rules and routing engine that prioritizes and routes interactions based on business policies and needs; and agent assistance tools to help agents quickly resolve issues.

Watch the overview video below to see what’s new:

What does this mean for you?

Improve Customer Engagements With Intelligent Multichannel Capabilities

With the Summer Release, Five9 is delivering an integrated multichannel agent desktop that allows agents to engage with customers across all channels from one easy-to-use desktop. The new multichannel desktop includes social, mobile, chat, and email, in addition to traditional inbound, outbound and blended voice capabilities.

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Why is the Summer Release innovative?

Powered by Five9 Connect

The new multichannel capabilities are powered by a unique set of technologies called Five9 Connect. It helps contact centers understand what’s important, relevant and trending; decide how to prioritize, route and assign requests; and quickly resolve issues and improve conversion rates. This allows contact centers to focus their resources on high priority interactions, eliminate wasted time and helps them achieve better business results.

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What else?

This release gives more control and flexibility for managers with customizable real-time Supervisor Dashboards, a robust Supervisor iPad App, enhanced multichannel reporting with options for a variety of charts to visual data, and more.

To get the full rundown of what’s new, read the News Release or see what’s new on our website.

To see live demonstrations and a complete overview of the new offerings, register for the upcoming Five9 Summer Release webinar.

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