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Mar 01, 2019

4 Ways an ACD System Shortens Call Time and Increases Agent Availability

Posted In: Blog, Call Center Solutions, IVR Author: TCN

What are 2 ways to optimize call centers? Shorten call times and increase agent availability. Simple. But not easy. Unless… Call centers have the right technology. Something like… A piece of software that intercepts calls and automatically moves callers to the right place or the right agent. That’s precisely what an ACD system can do. […]

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Nov 27, 2018

3 Ways Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Keeps Agents on the Phone

Posted In: ACD, Agent Efficiency, IVR Author: TCN

MIT reports service-based businesses see higher customer satisfaction and retention rates when self-service meets customers’ actual needs. But if quality self-service IVR functions solve typical concerns and problems, what happens to a business’ call center agents? Do they keep a role in such a paradigm? Absolutely. While customers can handle a lot of routine items […]

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Nov 02, 2018

3 Cloud Contact Center Software Secrets for Capacity Planning

Posted In: Agent Efficiency, IVR Author: TCN

Capacity planning can be very difficult and confusing for many call center managers and executives. How do call centers know who to schedule and when to schedule agents? That’s the central question surrounding capacity planning. Instead of using error-prone spreadsheets or complicated formulas and calculations, call centers can rely on cloud contact center software to […]

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Oct 26, 2018

How Call Center Software Builds Top Net Promoter Scores

Posted In: IVR, SaaS Author: TCN

Net Promoter Scores (NPS) are one of the best methods of measuring customer loyalty, according to recent research from the Temkin Group. After asking thousands of consumers to give an NPS to 294 companies across 20 industries, they discovered that promoters, as compared to detractors, are more than 5x as likely to repurchase from companies, […]

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Oct 05, 2018

4 IVR Call Center Strategies for Painless, Efficient Customer Service

Posted In: Agent Efficiency, Customer Service, IVR Author: TCN

Interactive voice response (IVR) is usually a call center’s first contact point with a customer. Which is good, because according to Steven Van Belleghem, 40% of customers prefer self-service over interacting with human agents. Not only that, but customers using some sort of self-service to solve their problems has increased from 67% in 2012 to […]

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May 31, 2017

How Interactive Voice Response Boosts First Call Resolution and Customer Satisfaction Rates

Posted In: IVR Author: Mckay Bird

Most people likely connect interactive voice response (IVR) systems with inbound calls. Customers or patients call into a call center, customer service department, or collections agency. Once connected with the IVR system, the individual interacts with it and either performs an action, such as paying bills or updating contact information, or requests to be connected […]

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May 08, 2017

How Voice Recognition Software Benefits Call Centers

Posted In: Call Centers, IVR Author: Mckay Bird

Common call center platform features range from skill-based routing to smart, predictive dialers. In relation to voice, the features number two: interactive voice response (IVR) and voice recognition software. The first allows callers to reach agents in specific departments and can even prepare agents for those interactions. The second relates to basic transcription services — […]

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Dec 06, 2016

Election Wrap-up: How Call Center Technology Yielded Power to the Presidency

Posted In: Call Center Solutions, Cloud Technology, IVR, Political Calling, Political Surveys Author: Blake North

This election cycle may have been very different indeed, but one thing remained the same through all the divisive rhetoric and unease: call center technology continued to play a crucial role. Call center software stands as an integral component of the voting process. Prior to the national election, volunteers, political organizations, and other entities call […]

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Nov 08, 2016

How to Solve Call Center Bottlenecks and Improve First Call Resolution

Posted In: Call Center Solutions, Call Centers, Cloud Technology, IVR Author: Mckay Bird

Historically, customers avoid calling customer service because of lengthy wait times or a fear of being shuffled from agent to agent. They worry, too, that they will need to reenter information for the n-hundredth time, only to reach a call center representative who asks, “Can I get your name? Date of birth? Account number?” Other […]

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Oct 13, 2016

Combat These Common Customer Service Challenges by Empowering Your Call Center Team

Posted In: Call Center Solutions, Call Centers, Cloud Technology, Customer Service, Inbound, IVR, News, Terrel Bird, VocalRx Author: Terrel Bird

Providing excellent customer service is a top goal for many – if not most – companies. While there are some intangibles that come into play, for example, some employees excel at making connections with customers and smoothing over difficult situations, there are also many ways to arm your team to ensure that everyone feels empowered […]

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