Contact ManagementIndustry TrendsWorkforce Management

Generation Gap is Shrinking When It Comes to Patience with Call Centres

Genesys study shows people unite across age groups in their shared dislikes; everyone hates being put on hold and getting incorrect information SAN FRANCISCO–From Millennials to Boomers, North Americans are divided on a wide range of issues today. But when it comes to expectations for customer service, they have much …

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Contact ManagementCustomer Service

Star Telecom Signs Agreement to Offer Genesys Customer Experience Solutions

Agreement adds cloud and on-premises omnichannel contact center platforms to Star Telecom’s portfolio TORONTO–Star Telecom, Canada’s only telecommunications provider focused exclusively on contact centres, has signed a reseller agreement with Genesys, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions. The agreement enables Star Telecom to market, sell …

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Contact ManagementCustomer ServiceWorkforce Management

How to Build Empathy in Your Call Center

by Ross Duff, Senior Vice President, Operations, HGS The metaphor of the Emotional Bank Account (EBA) is arguably one of the most pervasive concepts introduced in Stephen Covey’s groundbreaking book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. A few years ago, HGS examined how we could apply Covey’s principles within …

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Contact ManagementWorkforce Management

Digital Transformation with the Launch of Insights Call Analytics Hub

New product line allows companies to leverage call data to improve the way they do business OTTAWA–Versature, a Canadian provider of SaaS-based business VoIP communications solutions, today announced the launch of its new analytics product line, Insights. This new product line leverages Versature call data to improve customer relationships, increase …

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Contact ManagementEngagement & Analytics

New integrated customer engagement platform claims a first

Is this the SaaS industry’s first fully integrated customer engagement platform? Freshworks, the cloud-based customer engagement software platform, says today’s launch of a unified marketplace platform that allows companies and developers to easily build apps that give access to a 360-degree view of customer information, is the first of its …

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Contact ManagementExcellent ExecutionJune 2018 IssueOperations and Logistics

Home, now more than ever, for the call centres

By Brendan Read Direct marketers looking for ways to cut call centre costs and improve performance may find the answer is right at home, with home-based call centre agents as in-house employees or outsourced. I wrote that opening sentence in “Home for the call centres” published in the August 2005 …

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Contact ManagementMarch 2018 Issue

How to become customer-centric? Think like a contact centre

BY MATTHEW CLARE Traditionally, inbound customer service and outbound marketing were separate worlds, but the rise of digital media means they now work in tandem. Being on the frontlines of customer experience, contact centres have learned valuable lessons, and developed strategies relevant to any organization striving to become customer-centric. Getting …

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Contact ManagementMarch 2018 Issue

How speech analytics can improve your contact centre

Advanced solutions bolster marketing and sales, coaching and compliance By Mike Aoki Speech analytics have progressed tremendously since their early days as little more than a way to measure vocal “tone” and single keywords. Now some programs can convert the content from customer interactions – calls, chats, emails, surveys and …

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Contact ManagementMarch 2018 Issue

The crooks are innovating — so must CX organizations

Why biometrics needs to be an omni-channel initiative By Brendan Read Your contact centre isn’t the only channel that’s susceptible to fraud. Determined crooks continue to ramp up their efforts to penetrate other channels: from mobile apps to the web. Fortunately, biometrics technologies are advancing so that your organization can …

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Contact ManagementMarch 2018 Issue

The evolving callback technology

Customers and contact centres win with today’s versatile callback applications By Jaime Bailey Waiting on hold is one of the top frustrations that customers experience. There was a time not so long ago where this was unavoidable. Now, organizations have the ability to implement cutting-edge callback technology that allows customers …

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