Tagged: Cloud Contact Center

5 Ways To Show Customers Love This Valentine’s Day (And All Year Long)

By Liz Pedro, Customer Advocacy Director

When I started my career back in 1988, contact centers were very different. Dialers were a box nailed under our desks, scripts were pages stapled in a folder and we didn’t have computers. But one thing has remained the same, the customer has always been the top priority. With Valentine’s Day celebrated this month I wanted to share five ways to show customers love this Valentine’s Day and all year long. Continue reading

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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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?

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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

Customer Focus Pays Big Dividends for Five9

By Liz Pedro, Customer Advocacy Director

Customer focus – every company claims it’s a top priority but for Five9 it’s THE guiding principle. I joined Five9 in November to build a customer advocacy marketing program and I quickly figured out a key pillar of the company’s tremendous success. Every employee, all the way up and down the line, focuses on making our customers successful.

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Five9 Wins Most Innovative Product of the Year Award for the Enterprise Category By Best in Biz 2016

We pride ourselves on providing innovative products that address the changing needs of our customers. It’s nice for us to say we’re innovative, but even better when someone else says it. This week Five9 was honored with the Most Innovative Product of the Year for the Enterprise category by Best in Biz.

Five9 was the only cloud contact center provider to be recognized in this category.

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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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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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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.

[Long pause]

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