25 Call Center Leaders Share the Most Effective Ways to Boost Contact Center Efficiency

The struggle with contact center efficiency is common at one time or another. And because efficiency is directly tied to minimizing overhead costs in the call center, it’s a prominent challenge. Coping with unanticipated upticks in demand, staff turnover, and other common call center challenges only further complicate matters for managers working to create an […]

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What is Sentiment Analysis? Examples, Best Practices, & More

A Definition of Sentiment Analysis Sentiment analysis is a method for gauging opinions of individuals or groups, such as a segment of a brand’s audience or an individual customer in communication with a customer support representative. Based on a scoring mechanism, sentiment analysis monitors conversations and evaluates language and voice inflections to quantify attitudes, opinions, […]

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What is PCI Compliance Call Recording & Transcription: Definition, Expert Tips & Best Practices

PCI compliance call recording & transcription refers to the requirements set in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). PCI DSS is a set of strict regulations created to protect private financial information and prevent credit card fraud. To thwart would be fraudulent activity, credit card numbers (both the card number itself and […]

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CallMiner Named Top 10 Contact Centre Software and Technology for 3rd Year in a Row

We’re delighted that CallMiner has been named by Call Centre Helper as one of the Top 10 providers of Contact Centre Software and Technology for the third year running with Eureka Coach. In 2012, CallMiner lead the way in the industry with the first version of a genuine automated performance feedback portal for contact centre […]

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Are Your Call Recordings Up-to-Snuff for AI-fueled Speech Analytics?

We are well within the “Age of the Customer”.  The first step toward competing successfully in this era is capturing the voice of the customer. Many organizations are sitting on a gold mine of customer intelligence which they have already captured – their contact center call recordings. Unfortunately, call recording wasn’t designed for the purpose […]

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What is Voice of the Customer? 25 Experts Give Best Practices

Voice of the Customer (VoC) is a type of market research which aims to better understand current and prospective customers. Essentially, the process of finding the voice of the customer can be done a number of ways, using many different methods. However, the goal of this market research is to find the expectations, likes and […]

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The Call Center Can Be a Thin Line Between Love and Hate

I was prompted by a BBC.com articled entitled ‘Which banks do customers love or hate?’ to think about the impact of a call center on the emotional divide the article highlights. The research by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into the customer service rankings of 16 UK banks shows a whopping 36% difference […]

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Why Digital Channel Frustration Leads to Frustrated Calls Into the Call Center

In our recent survey and report, The CallMiner Index which identifies  in the UK and US the sectors that have the highest churn rates and reveals the reasons why consumers switch suppliers. One of the key observations from the reports are about consumers’ channel preferences. Our surveys discovered that consumers will use up to nine channels to contact a […]

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190 Billion Reasons Why You Should Find the Root Causes of Complaints

I was fascinated by a story about the cost of complaints based on a study by the Institute of Customer Service. The research suggested that time wasted by customers making complaints, and the cost to businesses and their suppliers in dealing with them, cost the UK economy £190bn a year in lost productivity. Jo Causon, […]

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Congratulations to the 2018 LISTEN Awards Winners

At last month’s LISTEN event, we were excited to award three customers with LISTEN Awards for their achievements in speech analytics success.  The LISTEN awards were presented to customer engagement analytics users whose efforts had a direct impact on improving business results for their companies. Each year we are blown away by the business impact and […]

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How Listening to Customer Impacts Your Bottom Line

We recently published The CallMiner Index: Consumer Switching By Sector, The Reasons and The Impact of Call Centers and are hosting a webinar on November 13th to discuss the numerous findings. In addition we will discuss how listening to your customers and using speech analytics can impact customer loyalty and your company’s bottom line. And […]

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Stop Avoidable Customer Churn With Great Agent Behavior

If you see a business contact for the first time in months and they appear not to be interested in what you have to say, your desire to meet them again is likely to be low. If they also appear keen to move on to their next meeting rather than listen to you, then you’re […]

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20 Call Center Pros Share the Most Undervalued Call Center Metrics and How To Better Leverage Them

From essentials like average handle time to broader metrics such as call center service levels, there are dozens of metrics that call center leaders and QA teams must stay on top of, and they all provide visibility into some aspect of performance. Given the sheer number of metrics and KPIs that call centers could track, it’s […]

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Listening & Empathy Is Key To Stemming The Tide Of Customer Churn

The CallMiner Index UK  uncovered that call centres play a pivotal role in a consumer’s decision to switch their suppliers or stay loyal. In fact, the report reveals that 68% of customers are very or extremely likely to switch suppliers if they have a bad experience with a call centre.  The total who say they […]

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5 Benefits of Collecting Metrics to Identify Common Contact Reasons

No matter what industry you serve, chances are your customers have high expectations. As a contact center, it is your primary responsibility to understand and manage customer expectations. That includes determining if customers feel their needs are being met on every call. Collecting this valuable speech and text data or over all interaction data is […]

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New research gives you 25 billion reasons to understand why customers say goodbye

Today, CallMiner published the CallMiner Index – a survey report that reveals a switching epidemic that is costing British businesses at least £25 billion a year.  And most of the reasons are completely avoidable. Almost nine out of 10 people (84%) switched 1.91 suppliers each last year, with electricity suppliers hit the hardest. While these […]

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4 Measurements of CX Success in the Outsourced Contact Center

When it comes to business process outsourcing (BPO), the virtual assistant market is predicted to reach $3 billion by the year 2020. And it is no surprise that the number of home-based customer service agents is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 36.4%. It is one of the strongest expansion levels of […]

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Keep Your Call Center At-Home Agents Engaged

Remote employment is becoming increasingly popular across the United States. Working from home gives employees a break from the constant office noise along with the opportunity to embrace a more flexible schedule that improves their work-life balance. Global Workplace Analytics recently reported that businesses would save an average of $11,000 per remote employee if they […]

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Deliver Performance Scores Directly to Your Agents

When it comes to improving efficiency, many call centers choose to record phone calls and track average handle time, and  first call resolution rates. The less effort required on every call should lead to agents being able to assist more customers. Call center efficiency actually results from the agents’ drive, motivation, and their overall well-being. […]

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See You At Customer Contact Week For Discussions, Demos, and Copper Mules

Customer Contact Week (CCW), June 18-22, 2018, is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before and CallMiner is excited to be a part of multiple activities during the event including hosting a Master Class Workshop, a Meet the Customer event, and Demo Theater Presentations, as well as the always popular CallMiner Moscow […]

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