NICE CXone Digitizes Contact Centre Operations for Regional Australia Bank

NICE announced that Regional Australia Bank, one of Australia’s premier banking alternatives to the ‘Big Four’ banks, has successfully implemented the NICE CXone platform to help streamline its contact centre operations and better support its branches across New South Wales (NSW).

The implementation delivers greater functionality, flexibility, and adaptability for contact centre agents and banking staff distributed across its regional NSW branches.

Kim Burraston, Senior Manager – Branch Operations, Regional Australia Bank, said, “As part of our digital transformation, Regional Australia Bank needed a cloud-based system that could scale with the business and meet privacy and security requirements. After assessing several solutions on the market, Regional Australia Bank identified NICE CXone as the ideal solution as it offered much more functionality and adaptability than its alternatives. In addition, it was easy to manage and train staff which enabled better support for our organization in its effort to decentralize contact centre operations. Transitioning to CXone was a critical step in Regional Australia Bank’s journey to streamline the customer and agent experiences.”

Regional Australia Bank maintains a branch network across 38 towns throughout regional NSW, supporting more than 80,000 customers, including families and small and medium-sized businesses. Regional Australia Bank is heavily committed to the communities in which it operates. Its Community Partnership Program lets members support their local community simply by transacting with a selected savings account and nominating their choice of organizations from a list of 1,600 registered groups and causes. In 2022, this program has reached a new milestone of more than AU$2 million in donations.

To keep pace with the rate of digital transformation and maintain compliance with changing security and privacy requirements, Regional Australia Bank needed to upgrade its system to a more flexible and secure solution. In addition, it needed a solution that would help decentralize contact centre operations and optimally leverage branch staff as needed to continue efficiently supporting regional towns without impacting headcount.

Darren Rushworth, International President, NICE, said, “NICE is pleased to collaborate with Regional Australia Bank and its implementation partner, Generation-e, to successfully implement CXone across the bank’s branch and contact centre operations. The solution is already helping Regional Australia Bank streamline its contact centre engagement while providing greater support for branch and remote employees, leading to exceptional, frictionless agent and customer experiences.”

Regional Australia Bank engaged NICE partner Generation-e to help transition to an omnichannel solution that helps deliver greater flexibility to its regional contact centre and banking workforce.

Biagio Larossa, Managing Director, Generation-e, said, “Given the type of customers that Regional Australia Bank caters to, transitioning the team from their on-premise legacy contact centre solution to the cloud was a real challenge. Along with modernizing their workplace, we had to ensure the solution was PCI compliant and followed strict security protocols for the customer, while not compromising on Regional Australia Bank’s customer experience. NICE CXone was the ideal cloud-based solution for Regional Australia Bank based on its scalability. It provided a great user experience for staff and end customer, enabling a smooth transition to the new system as well as removing a lot of the daily administration involved with the bank’s on-prem solution. Prior to the implementation, Regional Australia Bank was also operating with both Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams in different departments. This created significant challenges for agents trying to transfer calls between departments. CXone offered compatibility with Microsoft Teams, which let Regional Australia Bank streamline its interdepartmental communication and call transfers, leading to a better customer and agent experience. The new solution empowers Regional Australia Bank to achieve significant business benefits now and into the future.”

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With NICE (Nasdaq: NICE), it’s never been easier for organizations of all sizes around the globe to create extraordinary customer experiences while meeting key business metrics. Featuring the world’s #1 cloud native customer experience platform, CXone, NICE is a worldwide leader in AI-powered self-service and agent-assisted CX software for the contact centre – and beyond. Over 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries, including over 85 of the Fortune 100 companies, partner with NICE to transform – and elevate – every customer interaction.