Amar's Alley: The Battle Between Contact Centers and Answering Machines

Posted by Guillaume Seynhaeve on Feb 24, 2014 9:40:00 AM

“Hi! you have reached blah blah blah, please leave your name and number and I will get back to you." Familiar? It should be….these words likely echo in your ears at some point everyday! Correction…this probably happens to you on almost every call! 

Allow me to provide you with an outside perspective from a member of the “old guard” (let’s just leave my age at that), who always jumps to answer a call, regardless of what’s going on and even if the number is unknown.  In my younger days, we would run across the office floor, or down the flight of stairs at home to pick-up the phone, because we were taught that if a device rings, it's for a reason.  Today, I am intrigued by how often I come across that same old message, “Hi! You have reached (blah blah blah blah), please leave your name…"

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Topics: cloud based contact center, call center, crm integration, custom crm integration, 360 view, call center software features, contact center solution, call center software, cloud call center, customer support, best business practices, call blast, employee retention, scalability

Everything You Need to Know About Outbound Dialing

Posted by Madeleine Coe on Jul 25, 2013 2:00:00 PM

Any contact center needs a dialing system, whether it be a traditional phone line or even a newfangled CTI (Computer Telephony Integration) or VoIP-based application which runs through your computer. Vocal communication has come a long way in the past few years with all these technological advances.

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Topics: contact center software, outbound, call center scalability, contact center solution, call center software, predictive dialer, call blast

Why Contact Center, Not Call Center?

Posted by Madeleine Coe on Jul 16, 2013 2:00:00 PM

In the past few years, you may have noticed a change in the telecom industry. Contact center has replaced call center in industry jargon when discussing the type of business you run. Why? Because the customer of today wants to experience customer service that makes them feel special, but they want to be able to do it on their own time.

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Topics: call center, 360 view, contact channels, contact center, social media, call blast, voice, chat, text

9 Call Blast Applications to Wow Your Customers

Posted by Madeleine Coe on Jul 2, 2013 2:00:00 PM

Every year on the Fourth of July, folks gather to see the fireworks displays from lakefronts and backyards. They breathe in the humidity of a hot summer night, gazing up at the sky in wonderment. Across the sky, smoke and colored lights burst with thunderous booms. In the background, a marching band plays John Phillip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, and the people ooh and ah over the glittering sparks of color exploding in the air above them. 

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Topics: contact center software, call center, contact center solution, call blast, voip crm integrated contact center

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