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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets RFI/RFP Template

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Call Center Buyer’s Guide


A call center can be so much more to your enterprise than a costly necessity. By carefully selecting an on-premise contact center solution, your company can boost revenues, retain customers, and discover customer service strengths and weaknesses in the long term. But before making a purchase, do you have the information you need about your current situation? Find out what to ask before you buy.

call waiting  Sullivan, Even a small call center is going to be a million dollars. As for those companies willing to take the i nancial plunge, there are important factors to consider before signing on the dotted line. For starters, while a hosted contact center solution can deliver immediate cost benei ts, plan on waiting anywhere from i ve to 10 years before reaping any i nancial gains. That said, an on-premise solution can better enable companies to maximize their investments in existing technologies from a Read More

Plymouth Rock Energy Selects Cloud Extend


Cloud Extend is a cloud business process management (BPM) application from Active Endpoints, built on its flagship BPM system, ActiveVOS, and available in salesforce.com’s AppEchange marketplace. Cloud Extend aims to easily automate mundane sales, marketing, and customer service processes, and thus ensure that everyone on the team adheres to best practices. Cloud Extend empowers

call waiting  gain and reducing customer call waiting times to virtually zero—what used to be a ten-minute process now takes just a minute and a half. Launched in July 2012, Cloud Extend Mobile goes another step toward simplicity with its convergence of voice-to-text and touch capabilities. Cloud Extend Mobile lets users build wizards that are optimized for smartphone screens and use both voice and touch to enter information. The dual input method reflects the advantages that voice brings to free-form text entry, as Read More

The Case of the Fake Transatlantic Flight: Can You Really Trust Online Tools?


Whether we realize it or not, we all have become more or less dependent on computers, the Internet, and many different and complex computer systems. In both our business and personal lives, we widely take advantage of the immediate availability of all types of information and data, and in our day-to-day routine often do not even wonder whether we can actually rely on the data we obtain

call waiting  I received a phone call from my wife telling me that they were still sitting inside the plane on the runway, waiting for some maintenance work to be completed. Intrigued, I double-checked 12 different flight trackers and found that only 2 of them indicated that the flight had not yet departed. The rest of them were showing me—in good conscience—that the flight was already over the Atlantic! This particular story really demonstrates the vital importance of understanding that the information we expect Read More

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call waiting  to avoid the long call center waiting times with an annoying music and intermittent ”Your call is very important to us, … please stay on the line, …” announcements. When an appointment is set a day or a week prior to the day of service, a four-hour window is still acceptable in today’s world. However, as soon as the actual day of service starts, information should be available to allow notifying the customer on a narrower time interval for the technician''s arrival time, e.g., if the service Read More

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HP: Why Not Just Call It “e-Vectra.com”?


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Sword Ciboodle and SAS Analytics Intelligent Contact Center: Product Overview


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call waiting  management (CRM) solutions and call center solutions, typically from different providers. On top of that, business intelligence (BI) vendors offer tools and add-ons to analyze contact center data. This means that if you require “the complete package,” you’ll need two or three different solutions. Naturally, these solutions will not always integrate well together, resulting in extra deployment costs and an increase in the complexity of company activities. But by partnering with SAS Analytics to Read More

Compaq Partners with Red Hat in Linux Support Deal


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Service Lifecycle Management - Tapping into the Value of the Product Aftermarket


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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 for problem resolution not simply because of preference for other options, but because of problems within the current IVR technology or IVR set-up that a business has implemented. Also examined is IVR solution implementation in specific industries, including fields like health care, utilities, financial services, and retail.

Download the report to learn more about how IVR is a key component of a multi- and omni-channel customer experience strategy, and how understanding today's caller will help direct your IVR strategy and put you on the path to greater customer loyalty.

call waiting  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 for problem resolution not simply because of preference for other options, but because of problems within the current IVR technology or IVR set-up that Read More