For many organisations, the quality of their contact centre agents is key to the success of their whole customer service strategy. That’s why it is vital that enterprises keep them focused, upskilled and committed to delivering a high-quality customer experience… Continue reading Are today’s contact centre agents more isolated? How gamification could help
Ross Daniels at Calabrio argues the case for ‘less is more’. Read on to discover three ways to resolve, rather than increase, complexity in contact centres… Continue reading The Smart Approach to Resolving Complexity in Contact Centres
The year 2021 was one of adjustment. New challenges emerged and contact centres learned many lessons. Dave Hoekstra at Calabrio reflects on these before offering a glimpse into 2022, helping contact centres to plan ahead… Continue reading A glimpse into 2022: How can contact centres plan ahead?
As organisations look to future-proof customer experience they are reviewing their contact centre strategies with many turning to cloud-based technology for all-round agility. Magnus Geverts at Calabrio shares his top tips for a smooth and successful transition to a cloud-first approach… Continue reading Making the move to cloud in contact centres: 3 key questions to ask
Adopting Artificial Intelligence is just the first step, the second is unlocking the true potential of AI to boost customer confidence with a focus on data. Henry Jinman of EBI.AI reveals his 3-step formula for winning hearts and minds in the quest for consumer trust in the age of AI. Continue reading A 3-Step Formula for Consumer Trust in the AI Age
New EU regulations affecting electronic payments are about to impact UK consumers. But what will PSD2 and SCA mean for merchants — and what do they need to know? Continue reading PSD2 & SCA: What do we need to know, right now?
Many analysts are making predictions on the adoption of artificial intelligence, messaging apps, and the convergence of the two in customer service and support environments. These projections have many contact centre leaders wondering what they should, and shouldn’t, be focused on when it comes to AI adoption in the coming years. What about AI is hype? And, where is it a sustainable, effective solution for improving the customer experience? Continue reading Avoiding AI Adoption Mistakes
If organisations want to deliver a great customer experience, it’s important to create a great agent experience. Research consistently indicates a significant connection between an agent’s level of engagement and satisfaction and their ability to provide a positive customer experience. A study by Ventana Research found that a very satisfied agent is twice as likely as one less satisfied to meet key performance metrics such as average handling time, customer satisfaction scores, and first-contact resolution rates. Continue reading Why Agent Engagement Hinges on Tool Effectiveness
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
When properly utilized, few contact centre software platforms can outperform Workforce Management in terms of ROI whilst simultaneously improving customer experience. Ben Willmott of Teleopti explains how to leverage the latest workforce management (WFM) solutions and make quick-and-easy wins to maximize your return on investment (ROI) Continue reading Three ways to leverage Workforce Management and drive ROI
When you ask customers what they want from their experiences with your organisation, simplicity and ease top their list. Furthermore, they want to know that they can trust whomever is providing them with service. For those reasons, customers may respond negatively when they realise that a machine, not a human, is providing them with service. Continue reading Cross-Functional Cooperation is the Key to AI Success
According to Jeremy Hamill-Keays, old habits are hard to break and the use of technology is no different. Here, he recommends 5 approaches to contact center management that can be consigned to history… Continue reading Out with the old, in with the new – 5 old habits to consign to history
The chatbot boom began in earnest one year ago, when the most popular messaging platform launched its newest gamble: Facebook Messenger Bots. However, the origin of chatbots dates back to the 60s, when the first chatbot, Eliza, was created. Since then, bots have been used in the customer service arena. But this Facebook launch was really when chatbots began to proliferate across the internet. Continue reading 10 questions to ask before your company adds a chatbot
Over the years, companies have invested millions in their contact centres to provide support to customers calling to purchase, enquire, complain, apply or seek assistance. Traditionally, this has been the ‘tried-and-tested’ option as companies continued to invest in their contact center in order to build their customer support capability. But as customers have moved to digital channels, this approach is no longer enabling organizations to meet their customers’ expectations. Continue reading Create Seamless, End-to-End Customer Support Experiences
For those organisations that still see Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an emerging technology that they probably don’t have to start thinking about yet, customer contact technology specialist Sabio has a wake-up call: AI is here already and busy powering many of the best practice customer journeys. Continue reading AI isn’t for the future – it’s here today and already transforming customer engagement