Contact Centre Predictions for 2020

Microsoft’s Richard Peers predicted that by 2020, 85% of all customer service interactions would be handled without the need for a human agent. Although his prediction was not completely accurate, there has been a significant move in that direction. This means that contact centres need to be integrating new technologies into their organisations in order to […]

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The 3 Deadly Sins of Gamifying in the Contact Centre

In our recent webinar we talked about How to Gamify Your Contact Centre and Motivate Advisors. But before you get into the depths of planning your gamification strategy, there are three deadly sins every contact centre needs to avoid. Not having complete clarity about the behaviour to encourage, and proof of why things need to […]

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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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Reduce Employee & Customer Churn with Actionable Engagement Insights

It’s no secret that customer churn is costing businesses huge amounts. In fact, The Callminer Churn Index estimated that customer churn is costing UK businesses a whopping £25 billion a year! That’s why we hosted a webinar with our consulting services partner, Ember Real Results, to show how to identify actionable engagement insights to reduce […]

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Join Us at UK Customer Forum

We are excited to host our first UK Customer Forum 25 September in London, bringing together our analyst community from our UK customers base. Besides enjoying the sights and sounds of London and spending time in the amiable company of the CallMiner Business Analysts team, what is it about this gathering that makes it so […]

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3 Reasons Why Agent Empathy Makes for Happier Customers

The CallMiner Churn Index shows that listening is critical to keeping customers loyal. When asked about their emotional state before making a call to a call centre, the top response by almost half of consumers (46%) is that they just want someone to listen to them – in other words show empathy! Listening to a […]

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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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CX Analytics Summit London Was a Jolly Good Time

Last month we held our CX Analytics Summit in London to great success. This was the first time this event was held in the UK and we were excited to share with both clients, partners and prospects the latest products and solutions. The event featured speakers from CallMiner experts and customers Cabot and DLG who […]

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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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7 Things Contact Center Agents Know To Be Happy In Their Job

Being a contact center agent or advisor can be a very fulfilling job when you’ve solved a problem for a customer and sent them away happy.  But not every contact center is set up to make it easy to be a true problem solver and provider of excellent customer service. So, what do potential agent […]

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Does Average Handle Time (AHT) Really Matter?

I see a lot of chatter on my various social feeds around Average Handle Time (AHT). The major point of debate is that AHT is now a useless metric for understanding how effective you are at measuring customer experience (CX). And not just CX, but using it to measure effective customer journey maps, NPS, CSAT, […]

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Cabot and CallMiner Win ‘Best Use of Technology’ Award at the Credit Excellence Awards

We are excited to announce that last week CallMiner and Cabot Credit Management  (Cabot)  won the ‘Best Use of Technology’ Award at the Credit Excellence Awards 2018 presented by Credit, Collections and Risk Magazine in London. The Credit Excellence Awards recognize organizations that work in a way that is likely to inspire others in the […]

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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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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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Interaction Analytics Can Help Turn Your Call Centre Into A Predictions Centre

Technology developments move so quickly that it’s easy to miss out on improvements that could make a real difference to business performance. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) probably fall into this category. The recent CallMiner and IPI Contact Centre Performance Summit highlighted that contact centres could be missing out on these valuable uses […]

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Do you know how to turn your contact centre from a cost to profit centre?

During our recent CallMiner and IPI Contact Centre Performance Summit, it became clear that when it comes to getting a great ROI from Interaction (or Speech) Analytics, many businesses struggle to identify the right KPIs for their contact centre and the business. They also often fail to measure the ROI against the most important KPIs […]

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Is Your Contact Centre in the Eye of the Storm?

One of the main conclusions from the recent CallMiner and IPI Contact Centre Performance Summit in London, was that businesses need to start viewing their contact centre as a more strategic part of the organisation. After all, this is where most of the customer interactions take place. And it’s where much of the customer intelligence […]

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Using Speech Analytics to Identify Vulnerable Customers

Both UK energy and water companies offer services specifically designed to support customers in vulnerable positions due to situations such as medical and mental health issues, disability, challenging social circumstances and old age. Companies in both sectors collect data to help identify and support these customers, and now the UK regulators are pushing companies to […]

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