agent productivity

Increase Contact Center Agent Productivity and Satisfaction with CXone Agent for Salesforce®

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Contact center agents are the most monitored, micromanaged workforce in existence. Anything that can be done to make an agent’s job easier is important to alleviate stress and costly attrition. Are your agents constantly switching back and forth between Salesforce and other applications? All that switching can burden productivity, but there is something that can […]

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Contact Center Innovation is in the Cloud

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The cloud has transformed the contact center infrastructure market. It has energized a tired and dated on-premise market by introducing new competitors who are hungry for business and making major investments in their solutions. Despite the marketing, which makes many of the cloud-based contact center solutions sound as if they are functionally the same, there […]

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Implementing Contact Center Solutions? Protect Your Headcount.

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If you’ve been a manager, either contact center or otherwise, you know that getting – and sometimes even maintaining — headcount is a challenge, even when implementing new contact center solutions. In some organizations the budget process can feel like an full-time equivalent battle to the death, with multiple functions dueling and negotiating to justify […]

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Why Contact Centers Prefer to Buy Software Suites

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A technically sophisticated contact center can have more than 45 different systems and applications to optimize its performance. These systems typically break down into three product categories: Contact center infrastructure – automatic call distributor (ACD), dialer, universal queue (UQ), computer telephony integration (CTI), interactive voice response (IVR)/voice prompter Customer relationship management (CRM)/servicing applications – sales, […]

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You Don’t Know What You’re Missing Without CCaaS

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You’ve probably heard the expression “You don’t know what you had until it’s gone.” While this may be true, I also believe “You don’t know what you’re missing until you have it!” Think back to the 90s. You were perfectly content with your VCR – it played your movies at home, and what more could […]

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5 Workforce Management (WFM) Processes You Shouldn’t Live Without

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Businesses are working smarter, faster, and constantly looking for ways to increase efficiency by reducing waste and increase productivity. Contact center operations have always been in a pressured position to better manage cost while continuing to drive a great customer experience. Workforce Management (WFM) is one of the key components in meeting these objectives. But […]

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WFM vs. WFO: What’s Under the Hood?

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Now that we are a part of NICE, the industry leader in Workforce Optimization, it is more important than ever to understand our entire portfolio of offerings. One area where there has been confusion is Workforce Management (WFM) versus Workforce Optimization (WFO). So what is WFO? Is it the same as WFM? Does it even […]

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cost per contact

5 Tips to Reduce Your Cost per Contact

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Today’s contact centers use so many metrics to evaluate the health of their contact center (CC). However, many of the most well-known metrics (e.g., handle time) do not show any direct impact to revenue; which is why cost per contact should be considered the king of CC metrics. It shows the direct link between operational […]

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LanguageLine Empowers Relationships with inContact Voice-as-a-Service

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LanguageLine is the world’s largest provider of language access solutions and interpretation services. By switching from a premises-based solution to inContact, they experienced drastic improvements in their contact center operations. LanguageLine’s goal is to help non-English speakers find and understand medical care, finances and a variety of other services. Their premises-based system wasn’t delivering the […]

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