Latest Contact Center Best Practices

Sep 19

Big Data and your Contact Center

Posted by Guillaume Seynhaeve on Sep 19, 2014 8:54:00 AM

The contact center space is not what it once was.  Previously based on a single communication channel (the telephone), it has since evolved into a far more complex and multichannel enterprise responsible for managing the majority (if not all) of a business’ customer relationships.   No small feat by any definition. However, with the growing advancements in technology and the increasing number of potential customer touch points, the ability to gain greater insight into what makes each consumer tick has never been more within reach.  And yet, with the exponential amount of client data – Big data to be specific – traveling through today’s contact centers, comes the exponentially difficult task of wrapping your hands around it all and putting it to good use.   After all, with 90% of the world’s data created in the last two years (KPMG) the potential is huge but so is the undertaking. 

While many companies have discovered ways to collect and even organize their big data, turning it into actionable intelligence has proven to be quiet the challenge. According to a recent study conducted by both Salesforce and Forrester, 76% of companies express a lack of real-time analytics and unified reporting as one of the key hurdles facing customer service managers.  And yet most consider such access to actionable data a key stepping stone to delivering any form of world-class customer service in the future.  Among those few businesses able to manage their data (perhaps only in part), 74% fail to gain access to the results for up to four weeks!

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Topics: call center, contact center, cloud call center, reporting contact center tools, big data, edge computing

Jul 18

Contact Center Flexibility: A Must Have

Posted by Guillaume Seynhaeve on Jul 18, 2014 11:02:00 AM

Consider the following:  If someone had told you ten years ago that 140 characters would change the world and the way we do business, what would you have said? 

Trends come and go, that’s not news. However, assessing the lifespan of each one and its long-term relevance in the business community is definitely a challenge.  Case in point, Google is still the leader in search engines since its birth in 1998, but when was the last time you saw a laser disc?

If we consider Henry Ford’s famous quote,“ You can have any color, as long as its in black”, there certainly was a time when companies set the standard and consumers were the willing recipients of whatever businesses disseminated.  However, today the environment has drastically reversed, with customers clearly dictating what, where, and when without much care or consideration as to the how. As a result, businesses are clamoring to keep up with the changing standards and trends set by the very consumers they wish to please; a tall older unless you have a crystal ball. 

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Topics: cloud based contact center, contact center, contact center solution, cloud based call center, remote agents, best business practices, reporting contact center tools

Feb 17

Make your cloud contact center a profit center....

Posted by David Rastatter on Feb 17, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Contact center administrators have a lot on their plates. They have to stay on top of all of their agents and make sure everything is running smoothly every single day. With 24/7 support being a must in this day and age, most contact center administrators are not always working in their office or even at the call center. In some cases, the contact center agents are not even working together in a single call center. With 3CLogic, not only can agents sign in from anywhere that they have internet, administrators can log into the contact center portal online from any web browser. This way, administrators can check reports, adjust projects, assign leads, and more; from their smart phone or tablet, with no app needed. They simply log into the portal from any web browser of their choosing: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.

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Topics: cloud based, cloud based solution, call center scalability, cloud customer service, remote agents, cloud call center, SaaS, auto-attendant for call center, reporting contact center tools