How GenAI-powered auto-call summarization increases ROI and improves workflows

Posted by Louise Gutenberg on Feb 28, 2024 10:30:00 AM

Lately, artificial intelligence (AI) is at the core of any customer-centric digital transformation. Strategies not centering around AI and automation are quickly neglected by executive leaders. While being a relatively new type of AI, Generative AI (GenAI) has quickly proven to be of crucial importance to leading organizations due to its ability to drive personalization and workflow efficiency at scale — leading to both cost savings and revenue increases. As explained by Gartner “By 2026, more than 80% of enterprises will have used generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) application programming interfaces (APIs) or models, and/or deployed GenAI-enabled applications in production environments, up from less than 5% in 2023”.  While there’s an extensive list of benefits as it pertains to GenAI, this blog will cover only one of the simpler and yet impactful use cases for GenAI — auto-call summarizations. Continue reading to learn how and why GenAI-powered auto-call summarization helps increase agent productivity, drive process efficiency, and reduce operational costs.

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Topics: contact center, AI, digital transformation

Top 5 CX Strategies to Optimize Your Contact Center in 2024

Posted by Louise Gutenberg on Jan 9, 2024 9:00:00 AM

You've heard it before; "In today's competitive market, outstanding customer experience is more important than ever." According to IDC research, most customers will not interact with businesses that aren’t contextually aware. To stay competitive, you need to meet your customers' expectations by addressing their specific concerns in a personalized way. Chances are, however, simply adding cloud capabilities as an additional layer on top of your current communications platform will have minimal impact on your business if little thought is given to how these are weaved into your workflows and processes. For example, migrating from an on-premise contact center solution to a cloud offering is NOT in itself digitally transformative, unless it is part of a larger strategy that also explores how it will enhance existing processes and customer experiences for the better.

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Topics: CRM, contact center, best practices, contact center integrations, customer service trends, artificial intelligence, AI, automation, business transformation

6 Ways to Running your Most Successful Outbound Call Center Campaign

Posted by Guillaume Seynhaeve on Nov 22, 2016 12:30:38 PM

Technology has come a long way to enhance sales and marketing initiatives. From marketing automation tools, to customer relationship management (CRM) platforms, to predictive dialing solutions – the list goes on. And the results speak for themselves when you consider some agents have seen a 400% improvement in productivity and overall efficiency.

But what do those on the receiving end think of these enhanced outreach efforts?

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Topics: call center, contact center, outbound campaign, outbound call center, sales campaign, outbound sales

5 Ways to Decrease Call Abandonment

Posted by Rachel Brink on Oct 14, 2016 9:18:21 AM

When a customer ends a call before it is answered by a live agent, the call is considered to be “abandoned”. Typically the result of long hold times, call abandonment can be a serious problem within contact centers, as it is often correlated with low CSAT scores, decreased revenue, and lost business. Consider this- more than sixty percent of consumers will hang up if their call is not answered in under five minutes, and more than eighty percent if their call is now answered in under ten. And while every industry and business is different, abandonment rates above 5% are considered to be problematic. How can contact centers decrease their call abandon rate?

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Topics: customer service, call center, contact center, IVR, call abandonment

How to Reduce After Call Work Time (ACWT) in the Contact Center

Posted by Rachel Brink on Oct 7, 2016 10:31:37 AM

After call work (ACW), often referred to as “wrap-up” or “post call processing”, is a component of call handle time that consists of the tasks performed by agents after disconnecting a call, including taking call notes, selecting a disposition code, updating information in the CRM/helpdesk, scheduling follow-ups, and updating colleagues. While a completely necessary step to any customer engagement, time spent on after call work (ACWT) is something most call center supervisors look to shorten, as it reduces the number of resources available to take a call. Said to take as much as one-third to one-half as long as the duration of the call (subject to change depending on industry, agent expertise, and role), ACWT that is consistently outside of an organization’s projections can begin to significantly impact agent productivity, customer satisfaction, and revenue. So how can an organization reduce after call work time without impacting quality?

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Topics: call center, contact center, call center management, after call work

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