Contact centers have always been bound by rules and regulations when it comes to consumer rights and privacy. The most prevalent regulation that contact centers must comply with is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). So what is PCI compliance, and as a contact center should you worry about contact center compliance? As a consumer touch point, contact centers must be PCI compliant by processing credit card information in a secure environment so customer information is stored and secured properly.
Is high call volume driving up costs in your contact center? Are you lacking enough agents to handle the number of calls coming in?
If you answered yes to either one of these questions, you are not alone. In order to solve the challenges surrounding call volume, predicting trends in call patterns and providing issue resolution, contact centers often turn to Workforce Optimization (WFO) software solutions to dig into customer interactions to provide actionable intelligence.
A common misconception in our industry is that the majority of call centers are located across seas and are lacking presence in the United States. It is true, however, that for years companies have shipped call center jobs to countries like India and the Philippines in order to save on operating costs. The truth is that moving call centers offshore won’t save you any more money than you would be spending in the United States. In fact, it is 15% less expensive to keep your call center in the country you are operating in.
Joe Halloran is the VP, Business Development for Adtech Global
The full suite of Verint’s Workforce Optimization applications have major benefits for contact centers: maintaining efficient and consistent customer service interactions, decreasing call length and call volume, increasing positive customer service levels and so much more.
Jeremy Powell is the VP of Information Systems for Adtech Global
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Sage wisdom from the ever thought provoking management consultant, educator and author, Peter Drucker. Few business leaders have remained so relevant for so long as Mr. Drucker…
After an initial investment in multichannel contact center applications, managing your workforce by forecasting and scheduling appropriately becomes even more important. Now basic phone etiquette and using minimal modes of communication to interact with customers are not the only skills your agents need. Instead, your agents must be able to type, use proper spelling and grammar and use multiple mediums of communication in addition to maintaining their basic phone skills.
Republished from the Verint InTouch Blog dated July 31, 2014, with permission by the author, Ryan Hollenbeck, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing Verint Systems.
Positive customer experiences don’t just happen—they take work. Moreover, customer expectations are through the roof. When their experiences are less than positive, the world often hears about it. Poor experiences have more significant consequences than they used to.
In any industry, you want to ensure your employees are happy. In the contact center, you want to make sure your employees and customers are happy. It is extremely important to have proper coverage at every hour to meet customer service needs, which in turn means that some agents will get a less than ideal work schedule. When learning how to use Workforce Management software for scheduling, it is important to remember who you are scheduling…people. Workforce Management software can be used to create the most accommodating schedules for your agents while providing the best outcome for your organization and contact center.
How to drive differentiation through contact center software
We’re not loyal to what satisfies us, we are loyal to what we love. If you ask your average customer why they love your organization what would they say? In order to create the perfect customer experience, you can invest in contact center software to drill down into customer interactions to drive differentiation and increase customer retention.
Speech Analytics has become one of hottest applications in the contact center industry today. Not only does it give you the ability to glean insights into your contact center to enhance customer service levels, it also enables you to save hundreds of thousands of dollars on operational costs and discover the root cause of customer service calls in the first place.