Summer Is The Time To Binge Watch Webinars

At CallMiner, we strive to consistently deliver valuable information through our learning center and the numerous webinars we host and are speakers on with our partners. We know you can’t always attend webinars in your busy day, but the summer is a great time to catch up on webinars you may have missed. And for […]

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Contact Center Efficiency & CX: A Delicate Balance

It is no secret that delivering a positive and enjoyable customer experience is crucial these days. In fact, experts predict that customer experience will become the sole differentiator that customers use when making decisions by 2020. With so much focus on creating the perfect customer experience, many contact centers find themselves struggling with operational efficiency […]

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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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6 Ways to Reduce Call-backs with the Right Language

A significant goal for your call center is how to improve first call resolution (FCR) rates and reduce call-backs from customers. First call resolution is arguably one of the most important key performance indicators (KPI’s) because it shows how effective your agents are during conversations with customers. It also measures how satisfied customers are with […]

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Contact Center Customer Experience Best Practices

Customer experience (CX) is evolving. Change isn’t necessarily bad, but it certainly is confusing when you have to cut through the noise and determine which best practices and trends will launch your contact center ahead of the competition. As a CX leader, you also need to know which technologies will help you achieve your core […]

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Comparing and Purchasing Call Monitoring Software: 20 Experts Reveal the Biggest Mistakes Companies Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Investing in the right call center monitoring software is imperative for today’s call centers. Without call center monitoring, quality assurance can suffer, customer satisfaction inevitably wanes, and call center compliance issues can arise. But comparing and purchasing call center monitoring software isn’t as simple as it may seem. There are many variables to consider, and […]

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21 Call Center Leaders Reveal the Biggest Concerns Keeping Call Center Managers Up at Night

Call center managers are tasked with myriad responsibilities, and they maintain responsibility for ensuring that they are running a call center operation smoothly and efficiently. With managers often having large staffs of call center representatives to manage, regulatory call center compliance requirements to address, customer satisfaction to uphold, sales targets to hit, and more, it’s […]

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What to Do When Regulators Force You to Get Creative

Post by Frank Sherlock, VP of International Sales Industries that are subject to a regulator’s influence on pricing or operations are often forced to think creatively when it comes to making up any lost revenue due to new regulation. The UK Water industry is facing this dilemma right now as they face a drop in […]

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Cloud vs. On-Premise Call Centers: Key Differences, Benefits, and More

A Definition of Cloud Call Centers Hosted in the cloud by a business server, a cloud call center is the hub of an enterprise that handles all customer communications. Because this center is in the cloud, it makes interacting with customers, including all inbound and outbound communication via voice, email, social media, and the internet, […]

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Call Center Training Tips: 51 Expert Tips on Training Technology, Agent Onboarding, Ongoing Training & Coaching, and More

Call center agent training is a continuous process; it doesn’t end once the onboarding process is complete. Call center supervisors must continue to monitor metrics, measure results, and tailor ongoing training to ensure that agents’ needs are met and that call center activity is in line with broader business objectives. From training technologies to effective […]

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The New Significance of SIM Scores for UK Water Companies

By: Mark Lockyer, EMEA Sales Director, CallMiner With the introduction of the Open Water initiative in April 2017, UK water suppliers are facing new competition for business customers.  Gone are the days of relying on postcode generated revenue. This change brings increased scrutiny on Service Incentive Mechanism (SIM) scores as businesses start to shop around […]

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The Importance of Contact Center Efficiency and Customer Experience as Energy Pricing Faces Scrutiny

By: Frank Sherlock, Vice President, EMEA Sales With energy prices rising, the UK government recently announced an independent review into the total cost of electricity and factors that could be driving up the cost.  This scrutiny on pricing puts even further pressure on UK energy companies to ensure they are running efficient operations and delivering the […]

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

Most call centers struggle with efficiency 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 challenges only further complicate matters for call center managers working to create an efficient, productive, […]

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What is Average Handle Time? Challenges, Examples, and Best Practices for Improving AHT

Definition of Average Handle Time Average handle time, or AHT, is an important call center metric. In the simplest terms, AHT is the average time it takes to handle a call or transaction from start to finish – from call initiation, to hold time, to talk time, and all the way through to any related […]

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ROI from your investment in speech analytics? Absolutely!

While recent data show there is a growing and pronounced trend in the deployment of speech analytics to improve overall contact center performance and compliance, recent market penetration data shows that over 60% of US based contact centers have still not implemented a speech analytics solution. Organizations polled cite two main reasons for their reluctance […]

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What is Contact Center Efficiency?

Definition of Contact Center Efficiency Call center efficiency is the technical implementation of a simple necessity – supporting your customers. If your business has a call center (or even an online chat box), chances are you’re concerned about performance: How do customers interact with your call center? Are they satisfied? Or, are they running for […]

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What is First Call Resolution? Benefits, Challenges, Examples, & Best Practices for Improving FCR

Definition of First Call Resolution First-call resolution (FCR) is an important contact center metric and element of customer relationship management (CRM). The term is self-explanatory: a contact center’s ability to resolve customer problems, questions or needs the first time they call, with no follow-up required. FCR not only helps gauge customer satisfaction – the higher […]

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What Is Voice Analytics? Definition, Tips, Best Practices, and Challenges of Voice Analytics

Definition of Voice Analytics Voice analytics are the use of a voice recognition tool to analyze and record a spoken conversation. Not only does voice analytics software translate speech to text, it can also identify speaker emotion and intent by analyzing audio patterns. This software was first leveraged for commercial purposes in the enterprise in […]

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Why You Should Add Predictive Analytics to Your CEM Toolbox

You’ve no doubt heard this statistic before: It costs 5X as much to attract a new customer as it does to retain one.  Yet research shows that the majority of organizations are still prioritizing customer acquisition over retention, with fewer than half of survey respondents citing customer satisfaction as a key goal. In today’s consumer-driven […]

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7 (More) Call Center Best Practices

There is no denying that an efficient call center is one where agents address customer concerns in a prompt and thorough manner, creating meaningful relationships with customers at each and every point of interaction. But, the question is: What does it take to establish a well-organized and efficient call center? Earlier this year, we brought […]

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