West’s Unified Communications Services helps contact centres ‘go digital’ with new multichannel benchmarking tool

Contact centres can now find out how their ability to handle multichannel customer contact compares with their industry peers with the launch of West’s new contact centre benchmarking tool. The Contact Centre Health Check evaluates whether contact centres have the capability to handle digital interactions, which are expected to overtake voice in the contact centre by 2020. Continue reading West’s Unified Communications Services helps contact centres ‘go digital’ with new multichannel benchmarking tool

Moneypenny diversifies with new Live Chat service

Moneypenny, the UK’s leading outsourced communications provider, is further expanding its business with the launch of its new Live Chat service. Available 24/7 on either a fully outsourced basis, or as overflow support, the service enables customers to instantly converse with a real person using Live Chat software on Moneypenny clients’ websites as an alternative to a phone call. Continue reading Moneypenny diversifies with new Live Chat service

Brands failing to deliver on chat customer experience

Consumers increasingly want to use chat for customer service – but companies are failing to meet their changing expectations. Nearly three quarters (72%) of consumers say a good chat experience will make them more loyal – however only 15% say they are always happy with the service they receive. These are amongst the headline findings of the Eptica 2017 UK Chat Study, released today. Continue reading Brands failing to deliver on chat customer experience

Avaya’s Flagship Midmarket Platform Hits a New Milestone

Avaya announced that the Avaya IP Office Platform has reached a new milestone with 600,000 systems issued to businesses and organizations globally since the original launch. The milestone comes amidst growing demand for IP Office Cloud from markets around the world, and increasing hybrid sales as companies find greater flexibility to match their communications technologies with their business strategies. Continue reading Avaya’s Flagship Midmarket Platform Hits a New Milestone

Genesys Makes Customer Experience Simpler with Microsoft Office 365 Integration

Genesys®, a global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions, announced at the annual Microsoft Ignite conference that the Genesys Customer Experience Platform is now available for Microsoft Office 365. This capability, combined with certified support for Skype for Business Server, allows customers to protect their long-term IT investments in flexible hybrid, private, or public cloud deployments, and enables a smooth and flexible migration to the cloud. Continue reading Genesys Makes Customer Experience Simpler with Microsoft Office 365 Integration

Pega Helps Businesses Mitigate Risk With Industry’s First AI Transparency Controls

Pegasystems announced the industry’s first capability that gives organizations control over the transparency of their artificial intelligence customer engagement models. The latest release of the Pega® Customer Decision Hub will enable users to more easily and safely deploy AI algorithms based on transparency thresholds within their business. Continue reading Pega Helps Businesses Mitigate Risk With Industry’s First AI Transparency Controls

Your Customer Service Isn’t As Effective As You Think It Is, According to New NICE inContact Survey That Reveals Gaps Between Business and Consumer Perceptions

NICE inContact, announced a ground-breaking study comparing how businesses rate their success across more than 10 customer experience channels versus the actual experience and satisfaction that customers report in those channels. The new research, the second wave of the NICE inContact Customer Experience Transformation Benchmark Study, analyzes how customer service organizations think they are delivering in both agent-assisted and self-service channels including interactions with contact center agents via phone, email, chat, social media, and text as well as through web self-service, mobile applications, and interactive voice response (IVR). Continue reading Your Customer Service Isn’t As Effective As You Think It Is, According to New NICE inContact Survey That Reveals Gaps Between Business and Consumer Perceptions

Deploying Robotic Process Automation in Contact Centers Improves Customer Engagement and Business Workflows

The contact center has gone through myriad shifts in focus over its tenure. In the early days of customer service, the call center – later dubbed contact center – was viewed as a cost center and not the customer engagement hub that it has developed into today. Initially, the key focal point for businesses was increasing operational efficiencies. Continue reading Deploying Robotic Process Automation in Contact Centers Improves Customer Engagement and Business Workflows

Enghouse Interactive Announces Microsoft Office 365 Contact Centre Solutions for North America

Today from Microsoft Ignite 2017, Enghouse Interactive introduced Communications Center for Microsoft Office 365, providing organizations in North America a choice of contact center deployment strategies, including hosted, hybrid and on-premise environments. This offering delivers rich contact center capabilities and deployment choices to a wider range of Microsoft unified communications’ users, on Office 365 or Skype for Business. Continue reading Enghouse Interactive Announces Microsoft Office 365 Contact Centre Solutions for North America