Rethinking Customer Service: The Call Center as Corporate Information Hub

At most companies, the customer service department’s primary goal has been to manage complaints as cheaply as possible, not to build enduring relationships with customers. This e-book looks at how the call center can help drive a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to business. Experts from the call center world share strategies and shifts that must take place within companies if they are to be vital and nimble in the 21st century.

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Six Essential Considerations When Choosing a Field Service Software Solution

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There are numerous CRM, call center, help desk and ERP solutions available that can help companies control and manage their call center and customer support activities more effectively. However, field service requirements are much more complex and diverse than call center and customer support functions. Therefore, it is essential that companies considering software for field service evaluate, select, and deploy software designed specifically for field service. If you're in the process of evaluating... Read More

When Customers Call, and They Will, Will Your IVR Be Ready?

Reports have indicated that more and more customers are using online and other self-service tools to resolve issues. That said, analysts are not predicting that call volumes will be dropping significantly. This means that interactive voice response (IVR) technology can still be crucial to a company’s customer experience.

This report from Frost & Sullivan looks at what customers dislike about and require from IVR systems. It presents the case that some customers reject calling as a method... Read More

Cloud VoIP Contact Center Buyer’s Guide

Contact centers benefit any company whose employees spend a lot of time talking with customers on the phone, whether through incoming sales or service calls or through outgoing sales calls; therefore, this helps companies deal with large numbers of customers more effectively. Until cloud voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) came along, contact centers were available only to the largest companies with hundreds of agents. Now the same capabilities are available to companies of every size.

This... Read More

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