Years after predicting the future of cloud-based workforce management, Teleopti’s Product Manager Jeremy Hamill-Keays reveals the real state of affairs in contact centers today.
Contact centers are leading the way as the cloud becomes an accepted platform for a range of services. This is supported by network infrastructure service provider West Corporation, in its new ‘State of the Customer Experience 2017′ report, which surveyed 200 managers and decision makers in contact centers, across various industries. West Corporation found that 39 per cent of UK contact centers have already moved to the cloud, and 57 per cent are planning or considering a move within the next three years. The good news is, of those centers that have already moved to the cloud, 53 per cent of respondents said that new features were easier to deploy, and 47 per cent said that they had saved money with flexible licensing models.
This backs up what Teleopti predicted several years ago. When we published our ebook "What’s keeping you from Workforce Management in the Cloud?", we set out to demystify the often confusing world of cloud migration by addressing the 10 typical cloud headaches including functionality and cost. We also outlined other key areas of potential concern such as ease of use, flexibility, scalability, security, reliability, the legal aspects of geographically dispersed data centers and regulatory compliance.
Since that time, many organizations have enjoyed the benefits associated with cloud technology, in particular; no more major investments in a premise-based infrastructure, easily accessible workforce management (WFM) data in real time 24/7, the ability to scale up and down the number of users instantly, new features added automatically and free of charge, allowing more time and resource to spend on delivering outstanding customer experience.
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Still not convinced? For those still deliberating over whether or not to take a cloud-based approach to WFM here are three very good reasons to make the switch:
A Welcome New Revelation
What Teleopti hadn’t predicted was the ability of cloud-based WFM to make life easier – and happier – for contact center agents. Happier agents lead to reduced employee churn and therefore large cost savings which further contribute to return-on-investment (ROI). We all know happier staff equal happier customers therefore another benefit has emerged as a result of cloud and provides an additional incentive to take the cloud-based route.
By leveraging cloud-based applications for WFM, unparalleled flexibility, scalability and significant cost savings are gained, as well as the richest features and the latest functionality. So what’s keeping you from making the switch?
About Jeremy Hamill-Keays:
Jeremy has worked in both R and D and Sales/Business Development, including Product Management for large scale systems on mobile networks. He was Product Director for one of the first cloud solutions targeting the gaming industry. He is co-author of four patents in the areas of messaging and M2M technology.
Calabrio, a customer experience intelligence company, enriches human interactions with its analytics-driven workforce engagement management (WEM) suite. In 2019, Calabrio acquired Workforce Management (WFM) vendor Teleopti combining the best of both Teleopti WFM and Calabrio WFM into a single WFM solution fully integrated within the Calabrio ONE suite. The new Calabrio ONE empowers agents and management alike with a smarter approach. Through AI-driven analytics, Calabrio uncovers important customer behaviour, sentiment and reveals vital insights from contact centres worldwide.
Published: Thursday, February 1, 2018
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