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Should your Contact Centre join the Cloud?

Posted by Martin Cross on 02-Nov-2018 11:39:14

In Contact Centres around the world, a battle is raging. The prize: the best customer experience, underpinned by efficient, scalable, and flexible technology. Many would have you believe there are only two contenders: the Cloud Contact Centre (Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS)), and the more conventional Contact Centre Infrastructure (CCI). The reality, however, is much more complex. 

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Topics: Contact Centre, Cloud

What is Digital Transformation?

Posted by Tony Dolan on 29-Oct-2018 11:11:21

We now live in a world where our fridges can order food, our wearables can track and analyse our exercise habits, and we can receive updates about important events right as they’re happening. These developments are part of the customer service digital transformation, and it’s important you find a way to make use of the best technologies available to improve customer experience and maximise efficiency.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Customer Experience

Leveraging the AWS AI Stack

Posted by Asad Chagtai on 09-Oct-2018 12:32:31

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a term we are hearing more and more these days. Whether you believe it will ‘take our jobs’ or not (I personally believe it will change our jobs!), it will surely play an ever-growing role in the future of IT and computing.

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Topics: Contact Centre, Digital Transformation

How to Improve Customer Satisfaction with Self-Service

Posted by Martin Cross on 03-Oct-2018 13:44:37

There is a good reason why self-service is popular with businesses; this is cost. Live agents are often the most costly ingredient in the contact centre. Any technology which reduces the demand for agents will reduce your overall cost of delivery.

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Topics: Contact Centre, Customer Experience

6 Best Uses for Chatbots in a Contact Centre

Posted by Martin Cross on 17-Sep-2018 12:53:24

The idea of using customer-facing chatbots can be intimidating. If you believe the negative press they are here to steal contact centre jobs. In reality, they should be seen for what they are: making your life easier.

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Topics: Contact Centre, Customer Experience

3 Steps to Deliver Contact Centre Transformation

Posted by Martin Cross on 04-Sep-2018 09:14:51

The role of the contact centre is evolving at a rapid rate. As a result, the capability of the underlying technology must evolve to meet that. By taking an evolutionary approach to Contact Centre transformation, you can deliver it quicker, more completely and with less cost compared to a “replacement” approach.

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Topics: Customer Experience

How the Internet of Things Will Change the Contact Centre

Posted by Mark King on 17-Aug-2018 11:07:22

"Alexa, play some relaxing music." Conversations with IoT devices are becoming the norm in most homes. Many of us are coming to rely on them more and more. But what does it mean for contact centres?

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Topics: Customer Experience

5 Reasons Why Voice Biometrics Is A Game Changer

Posted by Alex Tupman on 01-Aug-2018 08:53:00

Read my lips – voice biometrics is the future.

Security is always a top priority for business, whether it’s a contact centre protecting customers’ private information, or businesses keeping their data secure. Security experts maintain that we should make passwords and PIN’S longer, more complex and different for each application, as well as recalling recorded responses to security questions, making confirming your identity a memory test, and customer lockouts more frequent.

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Topics: Voice Biometrics

5 Alternatives to 'Your Call Is Important To Us'

Posted by Adam Jackman on 18-Oct-2017 09:17:00

Does anyone really believe queue messages which repeat ‘your call is important to us…’?

We have all heard it, in between short snatches of tuneless elevator music, while waiting for our call to be answered. Most of the time we are trying to either pay a bill or resolve an issue that’s important to us, and have limited spare time available. In the industry these announcements are called ‘comfort messages’, but are they actually providing comfort to the caller?

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Topics: Telephony

The Evolution of the Contact Centre

Posted by Gordon Rimmer on 06-Oct-2017 15:51:10

Contact centre technology is not a new innovation. Although some methods and working practices have changed very little, there has been a great rate of change in the contact centre. Many experts have pointed to three different waves of contact centre technology.

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Topics: Contact Centre