4 Reasons Your CRM is Better With Multichannel Communications

Posted by Kristen Braun on Oct 27, 2015 8:55:03 AM

In today’s screen-centric society, where devices are becoming increasingly complex, having all of the tools to connect with your customers is key. According to Gartner, “by 2020, the customer will manage 85% of the relationship with an enterprise without interacting with a human.” Your customers need to be able to reach you, regardless of whether they are on the go, sitting at their laptop, or sitting in an airport. The more conversations you can have with your customer, the better the relationship you can build, but you need to be able to cater to their lifestyle, and put a personality to a name and number. And it all starts by syncing your database management solution or CRM, which house limitless amounts of customer information, with your communication channels. Check-out the following benefits:

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Topics: customer service, multichannel contact center, CRM, multichannel communications, omnichannel

The Value of Integrating your CRM and Communications Platforms

Posted by Rachel Brink on Apr 3, 2015 9:35:22 AM
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms, designed to facilitate the organization of information and interactions with current and future clients, have revolutionized the way businesses sell, market, and service their product offerings. What were once relatively uniform sales, marketing, or service initiatives with little room for differentiation are now customizable and targeted outreaches catering to a customer’s unique situation and needs thanks to the insights such solutions provide. But while extremely powerful, CRM platforms have yet to fully address the struggles enterprises face specifically as it relates to the interactions themselves. In fact, 60% of customer needs fail to be resolved on the first call, primarily due to representatives lacking quick, easy, and relevant access to the very information CRMs so effectively manage. The problem? Businesses have perfected customer data management but have yet to perfect its use when it matters most – at the point of the interaction.
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Topics: crm integration, CRM

6 Ways to Manage High Call Volume During the Holiday Season

Posted by Guillaume Seynhaeve on Nov 24, 2014 8:52:00 AM

Consider the Following:

- 20-40% of yearly sales for small and mid-sized     retailers takes place during the last two months of the year
- 40% of consumers begin shopping before Halloween
- Black Friday sales are expected to top $2.4 Billion this year, representing 28% YoY growth

And what does a rise in holiday shopping generally mean for businesses?  More sales, obviously. But it also tends to imply an increase in call volume tied to clients inquiring about purchases, requesting additional support, making inquiries, and also submitting the occasional complaint. 

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Topics: crm integration, multichannel call center, CRM, remote agents, scalability, self-service, kpis, at-home agents, IVR menu, IVR, high call volume, multichannel communications, business intelligence, workforce management, reporting and analytics

Learn through our Webinars: CRM Integration with Contact Center Software

Posted by Rachel Brink on Nov 19, 2013 9:20:00 AM

Webinars (interactive online conferences), are a great way to learn about new software services. They essentially bring together people from all geographic locations into one workshop with real-time communication. Webinars are great options for companies that are based across the country, because it allows them to still receive the best quality information and demonstrations without having to travel. These web conferences allow for communication from both ends, so it is the next best thing to being in-person with someone.

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Topics: cloud based contact center, contact center software, call center, crm integration, crm integration, cloud based solution, call center software features, CRM, contact center, contact center solution, crm software, call center software, cloud based call center

Taking a Chance on Cloud Technology

Posted by Rachel Brink on Sep 30, 2013 12:43:00 PM

We as humans are all hesitant to adopt new things from time to time; we like to steer away from the unknown and stick with what we are used to. It is just human nature. While this may be a more comforting way for people to go about their day-to-day lives, there are so many missed opportunities that could arise. A couple examples come to mind of how this mind-set has led to disaster for different companies and individuals.

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Topics: cloud security, cloud based, call center, cloud based solution, call center scalability, call center software features, CRM, crm software, call center software, B2B marketing, technology, cloud call center, software

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