The Real Cost of Call Latency
Posted by Ahmed Macklai on March, 5 2020 9:29 pm
Call latency is something that any call center that uses digital VoIP solutions for voice communications likely experiences. Why is that such a big deal? Because the vast majority of contact centers are using VoIP to communication with consumers and clients!
So, how big of a problem is call latency? How much do you really stand to lose when latency becomes an issue in your center? Check out this information about how latency could be costing your company big - and how you ca...
The Importance of Speech Analytics in Customer Experience
Posted by Ahmed Macklai on March, 4 2020 9:29 pm
Customer experience is about more than just providing answers to questions and solutions to problems. These days consumers are looking for a full personalized experience. They want to feel like your first priority, and they want to feel like the companies they work with know them on a personal level, as well.
Rising to meet these changing needs is part of providing the memorable customer service that keeps consumers coming back to your brand or company. Today’s technology ...
The 80/20 Rule of a Solid Service Level
Posted by Ahmed Macklai on March, 4 2020 5:29 pm
What is the formula for a good call center service level? Many experts would argue that there isn’t one standard equation that fits every scenario, and they’re right; your facility is as unique as the agents who comprise your team and the consumers you serve. However, there is a formula that many successful centers use to create a successful plan for rendering service at their best possible level - and your center could likely make great use of it, too.
The 80/20 rule - ...
What is a Customer Journey - and Why Should You Care?
Posted by Ahmed Macklai on March, 2 2020 8:29 pm
Customer experience is something that most people in the customer service industry are aware of. But what about the customer journey? Is the journey your consumers are going on a pleasant one - and are you making it harder or less enjoyable than it ought to be?
Here, we’ll dive into the details of the customer journey in your contact center, whether you partner with other companies to provide third-party service and support or are an all-in-one business. Either way, there ...
Real Reasons to Keep Your Call Center in the Cloud
Posted by Ahmed Macklai on February, 28 2020 8:29 pm
If you’ve opened a business magazine or browsed an industry blog in the last few years, you have undoubtedly seen big businesses touting the benefits of taking their operations into the cloud. For a smaller operation, this can be both confusing and intimidating. What does moving your operation into the cloud actually mean - what would that entail and would it be safe? How difficult would it actually be to migrate everything you rely on into a cloud-based server?
Here are s...
Is Your Executive Dashboard Effective? Key Metrics to Include
Posted by Ahmed Macklai on February, 27 2020 8:29 pm
What do your top executives see when they bring up their dashboard in your facility? If they’re like the heads of many contact centers, the answer might be disappointing. Too many companies suffer from too much data and an ineffective executive dashboard to present it in.
Don’t let your facility be among them. Check out this list of key metrics to include in your executive dashboard, along with some important hints on how to do so. Remember - your dashboard is only as ef...
How to Handle Call Center Rebranding Properly
Posted by Ahmed Macklai on February, 26 2020 8:29 pm
It’s never easy to completely overhaul the way your company presents itself. Whether you’ve been in business only a few months or for many years, you have all of that time and the memories of your previous iterations working against you. Even when rebranding is for the best, it can be a difficult task, prompting many companies to wait until it’s simply unavoidable.
Your contact center doesn’t have to be one of those businesses. Call center rebranding doesn’t have t...
Experts Predict a New Decade’s Call Center Trends
Posted by Ahmed Macklai on February, 25 2020 8:29 pm
In most businesses, keeping up with trends is important. It helps you stay relevant and keeps consumers interested in what you have to offer. In the world of the contact center, though, keeping up with - and perhaps ahead of - trends is imperative to your success. It can mean the difference in delivering a great customer experience and providing the kind of service consumers really need - or getting outpaced by those you’re in direct competition with and leaving profitabili...
Eco-Friendly: How to Create a Green Call Center
Posted by Ahmed Macklai on February, 24 2020 8:29 pm
“Going green” is something more and more businesses are prioritizing in the modern day. With the climate crisis on the forefront of the public’s minds, it only makes sense that so many companies hoping to stay in that public’s favor are doing their part to help get emissions and pollution output to a minimum.
Fast food companies, for example, are pitching in by eliminating packaging on products where possible, trying to endear themselves to millennial and Gen Z consu...
Does a Modern Call Center Need a Digital Voice Solution?
Posted by Ahmed Macklai on February, 21 2020 8:29 pm
For as long as there have been contact centers, these facilities have used traditional telephony as a way to communicate with customers. This only makes sense - everyone has a telephone of some kind in their possession or close enough to access easily. But what happens to the old standby telephone as the primary means of communicating when your customers are increasingly using digital devices?
In the digital age, more and more call centers are relying on a digital voice solu...