Dialpad Raises $50M in Series D Funding to Reinvent the Phone Call

Dialpad, the pure-cloud business communications provider announced it has raised $50 million in Series D funding. ICONIQ Capital led the round, with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Amasia, Scale Venture Partners, Section 32 and Work-Bench, bringing Dialpad’s total funding to $120 million. Continue reading Dialpad Raises $50M in Series D Funding to Reinvent the Phone Call

Gig Economy on the Rise: Customer Service Agents Show Strong Interest Working as On-Demand Agents

The Gig Economy is becoming increasingly popular and customer service agents are looking to get in. According to Aspect Software’s 2nd annual 2018 Agent Experience Index, customer service agents might be the next wave of workers who want the option of an ‘on-demand’ job. Continue reading Gig Economy on the Rise: Customer Service Agents Show Strong Interest Working as On-Demand Agents

The future of the contact centre – genuine omnichannel engagement

We are all familiar with contact centres; they are the places we call when we feel unhappy with, confused or annoyed by a brand, or when we need information about a product or service. Recently, technology has given us more ways than ever to contact these helpful people — even if those ‘people’ are sometimes robots — with the advent of chatbots, web chat and e-mail. Continue reading The future of the contact centre – genuine omnichannel engagement

How Disconnected Systems are Destroying the Customer Experience

When asked, most executives would indicate that one of their strategic priorities is to deliver an excellent customer experience (CX). Research supports that organisations increasingly acknowledge that the CX is an important competitive differentiator and it must be leveraged at all available opportunities. One of the most important places to ensure that people, processes, and technologies align with customer experience strategy is in the contact centre. That warrants asking, is the contact centre ready to handle the needs and expectations of the modern consumer? Continue reading How Disconnected Systems are Destroying the Customer Experience