Top 10 Tips for Testing Your Contact Center Network

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Contact Center Improvements

The first step when considering testing contact center networks is to make you have a clear set of goals that others in the organization buy into. Your test plan can affect many other departments in your company beyond the contact center: marketing, finance, etc. You need to get them to buy in and you need to make sure the tests you’re performing covers their needs as well.

SIP 101: Ensuring Successful Implementation

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SIP 101

To start the process off, perform a “Network Readiness Assessment” or NRA. Note, however, that this concept means different things to different people. I have seen some customers perform NRAs on their own in a variety of different ways, I’ve seen third parties perform them for customers, and some IP Telephony vendors require that the NRA be performed by them in order for them to support their product.

Finding Sanity in the Complex World of Technology

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Finding Sanity

Both Enterprises and Service Providers are attempting to find ways to handle increasingly complex technology environments. Better access to data and new tools to improve services and increase revenue are constantly being developed and adopted. While this is of course advantageous, it also creates a snarl of technology that is challenging to untangle.

User Experience in the BYOD Era

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BYOD Era

Some companies are already attempting to understand how to deal with BYOD, while others haven’t even begun and are looking for direction. But everyone acknowledges it’s something that can’t be ignored. Whether or not companies officially sanction it is almost a moot point. It’s here and if you don’t find a way to deal with it, you will feel the impact.

Can Support Systems be Trained to Speak “Customer”?

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Speaker Training

Imagine how happy a mobile service provider (MSP) would be if instead of a customer calling in to complain “I’m having trouble with YouTube” they simply said “The video queuing mechanism on server SW-304 is overloaded.” The company could just fix the problem instead of transferring the call to an engineer to manually sort through the hundreds of possible factors that degrade service – all while the caller waits for an answer.

Customer Service Automation: Do it Right!

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Customer Service

OK, I get it. You put in an automated interactive voice response (IVR) system because it saves you time and money. Fewer agents needed to answer calls. Some of my basic questions answered without me needing to wait for a live person to help me out. You can shoot me over to the right department. And when I need to talk to an agent, he or she already has some of my basic information. Right? Well, sometimes.

Customer Service: It’s All About Love

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Customer Service: It's All About Love

Are you including love in your customer lexicon? If not, maybe it’s time you started to. I just returned from Genesys G-Force in Boca Raton, FL. Once again, the Genesys team produced an excellent event for their customers and partners. A central theme this year was about establishing a one-to-one relationship with customers. The critical […]