Tagged: Contact Center

Real-Time Resolution for the Modern Contact Center

Respecting Your Customers’ Time While Making Your Customers Happier Faster

Guest Blog by Blair Pleasant, COMMfusion LLC & UCStrategies

Do you respect your customers’ time? When it comes to customer service and customer engagement, does your contact center deploy technologies and solutions that reduce the time that customers wait on hold, speak with an agent, wait for a response, or get their issues resolved? Continue reading

Our Customers Feel The Luck When We Partner With Great Companies Like Oracle

By Teresa Dodson, Senior Manager Channel and Partner Marketing

Would you have peanut butter without jelly? What about Tom without Jerry, or chips without salsa? Some things just go together. They make a bigger impact together than by themselves. The contact center can be efficient on it’s own but its even better when it’s combined with a great CRM system. An agent can reply to a customer’s request, but it can be even more powerful if the agent replies with a personalized response. There is a way to fulfill this need from the customer for a personalized experience, and that happens when you combine CRM technologies like Oracle, which carries the customer information, and Five9. Continue reading

Exceed Customers’ Expectations or Risk Being Left Behind

By Dan Burkland, EVP Global Sales and Services

Today, more than ever, consumers are demanding more from the companies they interact with on a regular basis. While companies scurry to implement machine learning and leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and bots to deliver answers to basic questions, there is no question that, when human interaction is desired – expectations of the consumer have been raised to new levels. Continue reading

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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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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