How to Win in the Age of the Customer

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
2/26/15 11:04 AM

In the past, it wasn’t uncommon for a customer to dial into an 800 number, wait on hold for over an hour and then be routed to an inexperienced, unpleasant customer service representative who couldn’t answer a simple inquiry.

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You’ve Improved the Customer Experience, But What About the Agent Experience?

Posted by Rebecca MacLeod
2/22/15 7:55 AM

In today’s business environment, in which customer expectations are at an all-time high, companies have become obsessed with improving the customer experience—and for good reason. Research has shown that consumers are willing to spend more money with a company that delivers superior service. Sure, customer service is imperative and has become a competitive differentiator, but are companies becoming so fixated on their customers that they’re forgetting about their most important asset—their employees?

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Does Your Business Have What It Takes to Handle the Multichannel Customer?

Posted by Rebecca MacLeod
2/11/15 2:35 PM

Gone are the days when a customer’s only option for reaching a company’s customer service department was to pick up the phone and dial an 800 number. Thanks to the Internet, consumers now have a breadth of communications channels—such as email, live chat, SMS and social media—from which to choose.

No two customers are the same; different people prefer different methods of support. According to a survey of 8,000 consumers conducted by Ovum, 52 percent of consumers use three or four communication channels when engaging customer service. While 56 percent of participants still favor traditional phone calls with agents, 44 percent prefer non-voice channels—such as email and social media—as their first choice for customer service.

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How the Cloud is Leveling the Playing Field for Small Business

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
2/5/15 9:14 AM

No More Underdogs!

There’s no arguing that cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses run their operations. From ensuring that remote workers stay in constant contact, to allowing organizations to deploy new applications in seconds, cloud computing has certainly made an impact on the business world. 

As if being one of the biggest technology disruptors wasn’t revolutionary enough—cloud computing is also helping level the playing field for small businesses, enabling them to successfully compete with large enterprises with bigger IT budgets, more staff and better resources.

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Webinar: 6 Ways to Enhance Customer Satisfaction in 2015

Posted by Rebecca MacLeod
2/4/15 3:32 PM

By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator with approximately 80% of executives expecting contact centers to play a key role in defining it.

But, while the majority of companies say they deliver "superior" customer service, only 8% of customers agree. So, where is the disconnect, and how can contact centers bridge the gap?

Join us for this webinar where we'll uncover the key challenges preventing contact centers from meeting customer satisfaction expectations and 6 ways to address them including:

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How to Leverage Superior Customer Service as Your Competitive Advantage

Posted by Rebecca MacLeod
1/29/15 10:06 AM

Stand Out From The Crowd

Attracting new customers and retaining existing ones are arguably two of the most important aspects of business; however, they are also the most challenging. In fact, 21 percent of U.S. small business owners say that customer acquisition is the most difficult hurdle they face, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index.

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Why Cloud Computing is the Biggest Technology Disrupter to Hit the Contact Center Industry

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
1/22/15 10:55 AM

Cloud computing has come a long way since 1961 when the concept was first introduced. It’s gone from being an overused buzzword—that tech startups prattled about to help sell services—to one of the biggest technology disrupters. In fact, one could argue that we’re currently living in the “era of cloud computing,” judging by its widespread adoption.

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The Top Three Benefits of a Cloud Contact Center Solution

Posted by Rebecca MacLeod
1/16/15 11:01 AM

The cloud continues to make a major impact on businesses, providing them new ways to communicate, store data and share information. Contact centers, in particular, stand to benefit greatly from moving their operations to the cloud

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Envision’s Click2Coach Earns “Hot Vendor” Ranking in Ventana Research’s 2015 Workforce Optimization Value Index

Posted by Rebecca MacLeod
1/9/15 9:55 AM

 

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Making Your Call Center Resolutions for 2015

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
1/7/15 12:52 PM

With the new year underway, it’s time to ask yourself what you have done to prepare your company for success in 2015. As your call center is your most customer-facing department, have you made any resolutions to bolster operations there in the next 12 months? If not, you may want to consider adding some new tools and strategies to ensure that your call center stays ahead of the competition during the coming year. 

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