Contact Center Tag

For years, high agent turnover rates have been one of the biggest problems facing contact center leaders. Low pay, lack of promotions, or dealing with cranky customers day after day convinced all-too-many agents they needed to look for a different career. In the past three years, though,...

Few companies run a voice-only contact center anymore. On average, they use five types of interaction channels, according to Nemertes’ 2019-20 Intelligent Customer Engagement research study of 518 companies. That’s great, but which channels are the best to use, particularly in the rapidly changing world of...

Digital Customer Experience (DCX) efforts enables organizations to provide new means of engagement including via mobile apps, chat, virtual and augmented reality, and by using AI to improve engagement routing and response. As organizations invest heavily into DCX strategies, they are bolstering their contact center...

The focus on customers is more intense than ever—and for good reason. External customers (consumers of products, patients, students, investors, etc.) can wield more influence than any advertising campaign or marketing program, thanks to social media, mobile messaging, and Web-based ratings. Happy customers can make a...

I attended the Mitel Next conference in Phoenix last week. Though no big announcements came out of the conference, there were some key takeways. Mitel executives conveyed the message to customers and partners that they’re not abandoning on-premises Unified Communications (UC) or contact center customers. Unlike...

Customer ratings are the top metric companies use to track for success or failure in their efforts to improve customer experience, according to Nemertes' 2018-2019 Digital Customer Experience (DCX) research study of nearly 700 global companies. There is no shortage in the types of customer success...

Nemertes recently completed an extensive research project evaluating how companies are transforming their customer experience. All the rage these days is about AI, or artificial intelligence. Enterprise and business leaders do not rate AI as the most transformative technology for their Digital Customer Experience (DCX) strategies,...

An age-old problem in contact centers is high turnover rates among agents. But contact-center leaders are starting to see improvements through various digital customer experience initiatives. Overall, organizations reduced their annual turnover rate from 24.2% to 16.8%, following their digital transformation initiative. The success was even...

The more advanced analytics that enterprises can continue to add to their contact centers, the better. Agent analytics is starting to get the attention it deserves. It's very closely tied to improving customer satisfaction and success, as well as reducing agent turnover. And as a result,...