21 Business Analysts & Call Center Leaders Reveal the Optimal Role of the Business Analyst in Call Center Operations

Business analysts play an integral role in any industry, but they’re especially vital in call center operations. Responsible for evaluating requirements and existing business processes, business analysts identify areas for improvement and develop and implement solutions. They help call centers continuously optimize their processes and provide better experiences for both call center employees and the […]

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The Fusing of AI & Automation with Human Judgment in Call Center Success

Businesses looking to tackle mounting challenges in the global marketplace have turned to technology in ever-increasing numbers to level the playing field. The emergence of machine learning technology has played a major role in improving organizational efficiency in a variety of ways. Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers up a wealth of productivity-enhancing features fit for use […]

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Gone Virtual: Recap of the CETX Conference

After months of organizing, and re-organizing, we’re proud to say that our first virtual Customer Engagement Transformation Exchange (CETX) was a success! With over a thousand registrants, our inaugural CETX and very first digital conference also marked one of our largest events to date. While it may not have been our typical, in-person experience filled […]

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What Are Customer Analytics?

Companies looking to approach the marketplace from a position of preparedness aim to align their offerings with consumers’ collective desires. Doing so requires that those in charge either consult a crystal ball or implement a precise customer analytics strategy. Customer analytics bridge the wide gap between a business’s assumptions and their target demographic’s actual preferences. […]

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What is Text Analytics?

Hidden in plain sight, valuable insights into consumer perspectives, product performance and other invaluable findings lie in wait for companies to discover. The catch – this information is largely unstructured, at least by business intelligence standards, making it difficult to organize and interpret. This is precisely where sophisticated text analytics solutions come into play. Text […]

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

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 tasks an agent must perform […]

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2020 Call Center Metrics: 6 Key Metrics for Your Call Center Dashboard

Operating a growing call center operation involves logging and assessing myriad moving elements at once. It can be close to impossible to manage these critical success factors without help from specialized software. At the heart of most technological optimizations implemented within a successful call center are fine-tuned metrics. Keeping tabs on the right metrics can […]

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The Best Call Center Software in 2020: Tips & Best Practices for Evaluating & Choosing the Best Call Center Software

Call centers around the world are faced with the ever-intensifying challenge of meeting consumers’ expectations. As calls flood the lines during peak periods, such centers need powerful tool sets to handle them all. Call center software offers a wide variety of optimizations for such organizations to choose from; however, paralysis by analysis can keep company […]

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12 Call Center Best Practices You Need to Be Doing Right Now

As recent research shows, the U.S. call center industry is alive and well.  According to the data, the industry saw a total of 32,000 new positions added in Q1 2019, with several major companies expanding their call center operations. What this means is there’s an imperative for call centers to drive operational performance excellence in order […]

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The Top 50 Marketing Analytics & Data Analysis Certifications & Courses

The volume of data that companies deal with today is absolutely vast. In fact, 90% of all data has been created within the last two years. However, only about 0.5% of that data is ever analyzed. Big Data represents a major opportunity for companies to turn all this readily available data into business intelligence and […]

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Remote Call Centers: Tools, Tips & Best Practices for Remote Contact Center Managers & Agents

Managing a call center caught up in the uncertainty of a worldwide pandemic is no small feat. However, there are a number of important guidelines and tips you can keep in mind to help ease your center’s workforce into remote working and mitigate contagion risks. Remote contact center operations have been around for some time […]

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Fraud Spreads as Does the Coronavirus: Steps to Take

As more of the US workforce is being divided into essential and nonessential roles and businesses are transitioning to work-from-home positions, employers and employees alike have another rapidly growing problem to monitor – fraud. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, fraudsters are taking advantage of the fear that has already been shown to induce panic-driven […]

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What is Sentiment Analysis? Tools, Best Practices & More

Analytics of all sorts provide invaluable insight to managers and team leaders in charge of call center operations. Among the many metrics worth considering to improve your organization’s efficiency, sentiment analysis stands out as particularly powerful. Whenever a customer interacts with your brand, their overall experience can play a significant role in deciding whether they […]

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Call Center Service Levels: Calculations, Metrics, & Industry Standards

Providing key metrics and clear numbers is primordial in any industry, and it becomes particularly challenging in the field of call centers. This is why managers have developed a number of techniques to quantify results and improve efficiency over the years. One of these methods is Call Center Service Levels. The most basic definition of […]

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What is Business Intelligence? Examples, Uses & More

Business intelligence (BI) stands at the intersection where big data and data science best practices meet. Modern business intelligence solutions surface actionable insights to management teams and company leaders through the use of a variety of data mining techniques as well as integrated report generating features and analytics tools. In this article we cover the […]

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Call Center Regulatory Compliance

Accommodating regulatory guidelines and remaining compliant with strict mandates can be tough for any call center organization to do. As communication technologies continue to evolve, so too do the various threats that target them. Call centers are at the bullseye in terms of their strategic attractiveness for malicious actors. Such organizations regularly intercept and process […]

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First Call Resolution Ideas

Solving a caller’s problems quickly can significantly improve their perception of your organization’s overall quality and competency. However, achieving the fastest possible resolution speed – over the course of a single call – can prove to be more complicated than it seems. There are many variables involved in handling customers’ calls efficiently enough to resolve […]

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Key Takeaways From Our First UK Customer Analysts Forum

CallMiner’s first UK Customer Analysts Forum uncovered some brilliant ways for speech analytics to deliver a great return on investment. The day consisted of five workshops that afforded analysts within our user community the opportunity to share some of their thoughts, successes and challenges with the application of speech analytics. Among the many learnings shared, […]

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Call Center Software: How to Choose the Best Software (Tips & Best Practices)

There are a number of call center software solutions on the market, comprising more than half a dozen types of these tools. That’s not to mention the number of software tools that integrate with the various call center software solutions. With many potential combinations, picking the right call center tool software is no easy feat. […]

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For Better Customer Experience, Take a Closer Look at Context in Your Contact Center

Contact centers contain a plethora of data that can drastically impact customer experience and your customer’s overall relationship with you. It’s the place where the voice of the employee, voice of the customer and the overall brand perception is conveyed. With all the interactions and words being exchanged and the importance of the insights that […]

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