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24 Jul IVR capabilities Through The Years: How Does Your System Stack Up?

By: Sachin Duggal

Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems have existed for several decades. Over time, this technology has evolved. The most advanced systems are at the vanguard of incorporating Artificial Intelligence into our everyday life. Despite the advancements in voice solutions, many companies have not updated their IVRs. Customer Service expectations are increasing. IVR modernization is a cost-effective way to keep up with demand.

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19 Jan The Role of the Phone Channel for Healthcare Contact Centers in a Multi-Channel World

By: Sachin Duggal

I was recently working with a Healthcare Insurance operations executive servicing Medicare. She had some interesting perspectives on providing customer service through their web portal as opposed to their phone-based call center. The thought was that the portal was a more logical and cost-efficient pathway for self-service. The phone channel comes with costs to support infrastructure and agents, and can also be a slower pathway for customers to resolve several types of issues. I can appreciate why someone would have this perception. But looking deeper, keeping a robust phone channel still makes a lot of sense and should be an integral part of your customer service strategy.

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25 Oct Speech Analytics: How Effective Are Your Agents?

By: Amy Horton


Like most contact care center managers, you probably have some kind of quality control process in place that you use to monitor your agents. Quality control is essential for any call center, but how can you be sure that the process you use is giving you the full picture of how your agents are performing?

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21 Oct It’s Time to Embrace Nontraditional Workstations

By: Amy Horton

The days when people worked only at traditional workstations, seated at a desk with a computer, paper in-tray and notebook in front of them, are long gone. Increasingly, people work while they are on the go, using tablets and phones to communicate and access their data.

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14 Oct Increase Customer Engagement With Automated Reminders

By: Jason Domsky

The past several years have brought many developments in client contact automation. One that stands out is the appointment reminder. I get a phone call, email, and/or text that is reminding me of my upcoming appointment. This is great, since I have often scheduled these weeks or months in advance. Sometimes I’m given the simple step to take (a link to click or a number to call) if I need to cancel or reschedule.

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