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Latin American Contact Center Market Has a Lot to Look Forward To

The contact center industry has long been one of the world’s most vital, boasting the ability to connect through phone—and later e-mail, chat and social media messaging—making it ideal for distributing service centers throughout the world. The latest market to fully utilize the benefits of call center software has been Latin America,...
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Shielding Your Bank's Call Center from DDoS Attacks

While every call center manager is grateful for the work that his or her agents do each and every day, some industries in particular need to take extra care in ensuring that the call center software provided to agents can help them counter the very real threat of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. One such space is the financial...
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Raising the Standards of the Telephone Call Center

When the Affordable Care Act website was encountering some problems, a phone number was given for customers to dial into to seek assistance. For those of us dealing with call center software, though, the notion of a telephone-only call center seemed like a well-intentioned – yet perhaps unrealistic – solution to a multi-channel...
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Bringing CRM Back to the Basics

As technology in the call center software becomes ever more sophisticated, it’s easy to forget who’s at the heart of all of these great advances: the customer. It’s especially important to keep this fact top of mind when dealing with your customer relationship management (CRM) software. Performance metrics and analytics are certainly...
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Five Ways to Reduce Complaints and Improve the Customer Experience

You’ve probably heard the expression, “I’d rather have a tooth pulled than [fill in the blank.]” Well, all too often, what fills in that blank is “call customer service.” From long wait times to having to press too many buttons to get through the IVR, 15 percent of respondents to a recent survey actually said that they...
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Teaching Compassion to Achieve Satisfactory Call Resolution

There’s nothing that calms an upset customer more than genuine compassion. For instance, “I’m so sorry that happened to you” or “I apologize, let me take care of that for you” can oftentimes be the remedy to a fuming person on the other end of the line. Call center reps must have a thick skin because they...
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The Power of Social Call Center Software this Holiday Season

Service centers have been thrown into a frenzy with the 2013 holiday season being one of the shortest experienced in years. Customers are looking for easier ways to buy gifts and inquire about the products that they have their sights set on; they’re looking toward new channels of communication to simplify previously laborious or potentially...
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Optimizing Your Existing Mobile Call Center Software This Holiday Season

Did you know that this year’s holiday season falls a few days shorter than the average? Specifically, the 2013 holiday season is six days shorter than the norm, making this a particularly stressful one for retailers worldwide. In fact, according to a survey commissioned by Adobe Digital Index, this could cost retailers up to $1.5 billion in lost...
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Getting More Out of Customer Service

If you still consider your customer service center a cost center, it’s time to think again. Research shows that customers will spend more with a company that gives exceptional service—as much as 13 percent more. So, when you’re creating your next customer service strategic plan, factor in some revenue growth. Here are a few suggestions...
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Top Reasons You Need Social Call Center Software to Get you Through This Holiday Season

The numbers are in: most companies fail the customer service test. They don’t even make it close to the “just passing” mark, according to the findings of a recent American Express study. Three key findings surfaced from the report: Most customers still don’t think service is good enough, much less getting...
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