2016 Customer Service by the Numbers – A Year in Customer Service Statistics

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From a customer service standpoint, we’ve established that 2016 was the year of the chatbot but that’s not the whole story. Omni-channel customer service, cloud contact centers, and personalization are all customer experience themes that grew in 2016 and will only continue to get stronger …

Cloud-based Workforce Optimization Solutions Put the ‘Utility’ in Utility Companies

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Utility companies bear the responsibility of supplying essential services such as water, natural gas and electricity to their customers. Because of the significant role that these services play in the day-to-day functions of modern life, any inefficiency on the part of a utility company—from a …

Workforce Analyst Enhancements You Will Need by 2020: Workforce Management Excellence, Part II

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Workforce management is an integral part of the agent’s work environment, but agents see only the end-result of a complex planning process managed by contact center workforce analysts. These experts are steeped in the nuances of forecasting models, workforce labor categories and expected labor shrinkage. …

Contact Center Leaders: Are Your Managers Ready for Black Friday?

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The holidays might be considered to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for contact center managers the end of year blitz can be a tremendous tribulation. As explained in Part 1 of this series, year-end sales are anticipated to surge as consumers …

Contact Center Leaders: Are Your Agents Ready for the Holiday Rush?

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The weather may be cooling off, but for contact center personnel things are just heating up. The end-of-year holiday festivities to come over the next few months are sure to bring joy to households around the world, but a confluence of factors related to seasonal …