Tagged: call center

Leading Online English Language School Gives Five9 an A+

By Liz Pedro, Customer Advocacy Director

Founded in 1996, Englishtown is the world’s leading online English language school that provides courses to 20 million students in 80 countries. The company’s 300 seat contact center located in Monterrey, Mexico handles more than 500,000 inbound/outbound calls per month. Continue reading

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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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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Why Agents Hate Coming to Work

Guest Post by Sheila McGee-Smith

President & Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

It’s amazing how many jobs I had as a student that prepared me for life as a contact center analyst. One was international operator for AT&T. There was a lot of manual dialing, typically punching in up to 15 or 20 digits. It could be quite frustrating trying to find information for a customer, which often involved flipping through pages of manuals and little handwritten notes.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Partnering With That Company

By Walt Rossi, Vice President Business Development

I have led many business development teams over the years and what I have learned is that there are three main reasons to partner with a company, and three questions to ask, every single time.

Companies create strong ecosystems to address a challenge that they could not solve on their own. The majority of those challenges fall into one of three categories:

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How Do You Know If a Channel Partner Program is Right For You?

By Wendell Black, VP of Channels

I’m thrilled to announce that Five9 recently expanded the company’s channel partner program. In light of this, I thought it might be helpful to provide more detail on the types of programs typically available and include examples of what we are doing here at Five9.

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The Omnichannel Contact Center: Q&A with Liz Osborn [Part 2]

In June 2015 Susan Hash of Contact Center Pipeline conducted a Q&A interview with our very own Liz Osborn. The topic? All things omnichannel. Last week we published the first part of the interview, covering top omnichannel challenges, how to get started, prioritizing contact channels, and what to measure. You can read part one here. Continue reading

3 Questions to Consider Before Asking Agents to Up-sell

Guest Post by Joanna Jones of MHI Global

Asking contact center agents to up-sell or cross-sell while interacting with customers sounds simple enough, but the reality of up or cross-selling is not as easy as it sounds. As profits continue to be squeezed from all directions, it is natural for companies to look for Continue reading