In today's fast-paced business world, efficient communication is crucial to success. Choosing the right Unified Communications (UC) or Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solution is just the first step. Proper deployment and implementation of your new phone system can make all the difference between a seamless experience and a world of frustration. That's where Matrix Networks' Concierge Service comes in, offering professional deployment and support to ensure your cloud phone solution exceeds expectations.
There is a lot of discussion and marketing of IVA’s (Intelligent Virtual Assistants/Agents) and when you read it at first you ask yourself what’s the big deal? This is not new-- this stuff has been around for a number of years. People associate IVAs with chatbots, speech recognition IVR (Intelligent Voice Response) and/or AA (Auto Attendants). Many times, they are influenced by negative experiences with these applications. In this article, you will learn the basics of where this technology has come from and where we are headed in the future as we leapfrog traditional IVA and enter the world of Virtual Assistance-Employee-Agent 2.0.
My dad got a new set of golf clubs a few years ago, which was big for him. As a traditionalist, he had a hard time moving on from his wooden clubs that he learned to play with in high school, so upgrading to a new set was pivotal.
Contact Center Reporting tools defined. Everything you need to know about the tools you have as a Contact Center Manager.
Not everyone geeks out about reporting like I do. But even if you don’t get excited by schedule adherence, there is still a lot of cool stuff that reporting can tell you about your phone system and contact center staff. Critical data like identifying top performers and clients, contact surges and when people give up on you.
Communications is going through an unpredictable evolution. Ten years ago our businesses primarily communicated via a traditional desk phone and email. Today we use our cell phones and desktops to utilize SMS, LinkedIn, chat clients like Slack, face to face video, Facebook, Twitter, Email and much more to communicate with co-workers, family and clients. This has left many businesses struggling to keep the conversations going in the correct medium. The tools we deployed even 5 years ago are horribly out of date, meaning large swathes of your customer base are not connecting with your team, choosing a more modern competitor. This is clearly seen in companies like Amazon and ZOOM+ as they quickly gain market share, capturing their intended clients by embracing the new communications and technology shift. We must make this shift to meet our clients where they live, or risk losing the relationships we depend on.