Contact Center

What are the best tools for the call center?

Here’s a vote for reporting the state of incoming phone interactions in real time. Any call center supervisor would welcome better visibility into the current state of the calls in the phone distributor, or ACD. Knowing at any given time how many calls are on hold, how long the oldest call waiting has been on hold, what the average speed to answer a call is, or which queue or skill group has the most calls backed up gives the center supervisor(s) the ability to make informed decisions and take immediate action to improve the customer experience.

Combine your premises-based ACD real-time KPIs with your new cloud ACD KPIs

A world-class real time notification solution can combine and normalize that data for you, giving you a consolidated view of metrics from both your premises-based and cloud-based ACDs.

A world-class real time notification solution can combine and normalize that data for you, giving you a consolidated view of metrics from both your premises-based and cloud-based ACDs.

Add chat and email queues to your real time reporting system

Now that online chat and emails are also a growing part of a call center's repertoire, its real-time reporting mechanism needs an update.

Now that online chat and emails are also a growing part of a call center's multi-channel service strategy, its real-time reporting tools need an update.

From 'blind' to 'good' call transfers [Video]

If you want to maximize first call resolution, as well as customer satisfaction, you need your agents to make good transfers - not blind ones.

Why You SHOULDN'T attack the queue

If average speed of answer is one of your leading performance metrics, the idea of not attacking the queue may seem strange, even counterintuitive. But it makes more sense that you might expect.

Don't Attack the Queue

Don't Attack the Queue

The idea of "Don't attack the queue" may sound odd, but it makes more sense than you might think. 

Quick reaction times key for handling call volume spikes

Quick reaction times key for handling call volume spikes

When it comes to potential spikes, accurate predictions become nearly impossible. That makes a quick reaction speed invaluable.

Achieve precise metrics with synced clocks [Video]

Here's how synchronized clocks can work wonders for metrics precision.

Always be ready for surges in call traffic [Video]

Here are three solutions for predicting and managing spikes in call volume.