Tagged: CRM

Omnichannel Retail and the Omnipresent Customer

By Kevin Gavin, CMO

This was originally published on CMSWiRE, here.

Modern customer journeys are erratic. Customers research and look at products in-store and online. They ask questions in chat windows, through emails, via the phone and in person. They toggle between phones, laptops, iPads and physical stores so rapidly it could make your head spin. Continue reading

Cloud Contact Centre and CRM Solutions – The Perfect Combination

By Paul Thomas, Managing Director EMEA

Today, more and more enterprises are adopting cloud-based technology in all areas of business operations to bring greater benefits, like cost savings, ease of integration, and scalability.

In the on-premise world, your customer insights are most likely tied to an existing platform as an independent, stand-alone solution, which is not connected with other corporate systems. On-premise solutions are slow to change, and in a rapidly changing business environment, that is unacceptable.

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Proud Contributor to the Salesforce Ecosystem

By Brian Schnack, Director of Product Management

IDC recently measured the sheer breadth of the Salesforce ecosystem, sharing the milestone achievements from customers and partners. As a proud partner and cloud leader, Five9 is ecstatic about this news.

The IDC report offers some mind-blowing stats related to the enormous size of future opportunities for cloud-based partnerships. For a company that was also born in the cloud, Five9 can most definitely relate: Continue reading

7 Tips For Dreamforce

It’s that time of year again when the hotels, restaurants and Ubers surrounding Moscone Center are packed with Dreamforce goers. Each year Dreamforce is determined to out-do themselves with a bigger and better event than the last year. With the conference just one week away, we’ve included 7 tips for Dreamforce survival.

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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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The Importance That “Point of Record” Brings When Integrated Within the Contact Centre

By Paul Thomas, Managing Director EMEA

In a world of cloud-based systems, integration with cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solutions are a must have. Cloud technology is designed to be easy to use, customise and scale. In the digital age, everything needs to be intuitive and at our fingertips. A contact centre provider integrating with your CRM solution is the only way you can have it all.

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What I’m Expecting at Salesforce World Tour London This Week

By Paul Thomas, Managing Director EMEA

As I am gearing up for Salesforce World Tour London this week at London ExCel on Thursday, 19th May 2016, I am preparing to make the most of my time at this event. This jam-packed London Salesforce attraction with approximately 8,500 attendees has a busy agenda. I am excited to hear from executives, customers and product experts who will discuss and demonstrate to the attendee’s how to transform your business.

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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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3 Training Tips for Contact Center Agents

Guest Post by Joanna Jones of MHI Global

Customers calling into your call center are likely doing so because they are unable to sort out a problem on their own, they require technical assistance or assistance is required to complete a transaction. No matter the reason they’re calling, when they do connect with an agent they expect representatives to be courteous, professional, and knowledgeable and provide quick resolution to their issue.

Agent training often targets product knowledge, efficiency and customer service basics, but these skills are can either be hurt or helped, depending on the CRM software your organization is using. Delivering excellent customer service means agents need quick access to customer history, billing and shipping information, and current service and product information. Continue reading