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Article : Six Reasons Why Seasonal Businesses Can Benefit From Cloud-Based Contact Centres

Klaas van der Leest, Managing Director, Intelecom UK Ltd, explains how CCaaS (Contact Centre as a Service) can support the ups and downs of a seasonal business.

Businesses with seasonal peaks and troughs in demand need to prepare for a potential increase or decrease in the number of enquiries into the contact centre.

However, with the advent of cloud-based technology, creating a highly flexible and agile contact centre to support changes in demand and a seasonal business is now easier than ever before.

Here are six benefits of using CCaaS to tackle those tricky seasonal periods whenever they may be:

1) Location Independence


The latest cloud-based contact centres are no longer hindered by the constraints of traditional premise-based technology such as the number of lines coming into the building.
Today’s CCaaS deployments are totally location, software and hardware independent meaning callers never receive an engaged tone due to increased capacity and are presented to the first available agent. What is more, agents and administrators have the freedom to log-on from any location using a simple phone line and Internet connection. This means that organisations can ramp up resource as and when required. Multiple departments and additional sites can be linked to handle overflow calls when the contact centre is busy. Plus homeworkers can be scheduled to help out as needed, allowing for work/life balance during long school holidays.

2) Flexibility, Scalability and Business Agility


Seasonal business contact centres need to scale, grow (or contract) to cost effectively react to market changes.
Cloud-based contact centres offer a building block approach which means additional functionality can be turned on as and when required. New agents can also be added instantly without the need for additional licenses or the renegotiation of contract terms providing the perfect solution for seasonal peaks in demand and during holiday periods.

 

3) Maximising Talent and Human Resources

No longer restricted by a physical location, organisations using CCaaS can look further afield to attract the best people for their contact centres. Geographic boundaries are removed and special talents such as different language skills can be sourced where they are most apparent (for example the pool of native Welsh speakers is highest in Wales but the contact centre could be based in London). This capability is ideal for organisations offering specialist seasonal holidays or events in different regions.

4) Easier Home Working

It’s every contact centre manager’s dream to have flexible schedules which mean agents are available to answer customer calls at periods of high demand but are not sitting around waiting for calls at other times. This can be difficult to achieve with on-site operations, it makes perfect sense to make the most of home-workers who can simply log on and off as required, even doing multiple shorter shifts in a single day and potentially reducing overtime payments along the way. At the same time, employee satisfaction is known to increase when flexibility is offered.

 

5) No Need for Onsite IT people

Modern cloud-based contact centre solutions can stand alone or sit on top of existing infrastructure removing the need to replace equipment and helping to rationalise and even consolidate technology. What is more, because ongoing maintenance, upgrades and software roll-outs can be administered in the cloud, there is no need to have a large in-house IT department on call 24 hours a day or be concerned about the lack of holiday cover.

6) Save Money - No Upfront Capital Investment and Pay As You Go Pricing


Last but by no means least, with CCaaS there is no heavy upfront capital expenditure investment. The CCaaS Pay As You Go pricing model means organisations are only charged for the resource and/or service used on a monthly basis this is of particular advantage to seasonal businesses.

Maximising the potential of cloud-based contact centre solutions guarantees organisations are best placed to respond rapidly to fluctuating seasonal business patterns, nimbly and cost-effectively. It’s time to relax, chill out and enjoy a care-free summer with CCaaS technology.


About Puzzel:
Company LogoPuzzel (formerly Intelecom) builds on 20 years’ heritage. It was one of the first pioneers to develop a cloud-based contact centre. Puzzel also encompasses leading mobile messaging and mobile payments to deliver a flexible and customisable customer interaction platform to meet the needs of today’s omni-channel and mobile environments. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Puzzel employs over 130 people who are all passionate about delivering innovative customer interaction solutions for contact centres and mobile environments.
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Today's Tip of the Day - Offer Voice As Well As Touch Tone (Part 1)

Read today's tip or listen to it on podcast.

Published: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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2021 Buyers Guide Speech Technology

 
1.) 
Agara

Agara is an autonomous virtual voice agent powered by Real-time Voice AI. It is designed to have intelligent conversations with your customers, vendors, and partners without any assistance from human agents. It can handle a wide variety of calls including inbound customer care calls, outbound lead generation calls, appointment scheduling calls, and overdue payment recovery calls.

Agara is available for several industries including banking, insurance, retail, e-commerce, airlines, and telecom. Powered by advanced Real-time Voice AI that understands speech in real-time, automatically determines the right process to follow and guides the caller along in the process with natural conversation.
PH: +1 (512) 333 4634

2.) 
Call Center Studio

Call Center Studio
Call Center Studio is the world’s first call center built on Google and is one of the most secure and stable systems with some of the industry’s best reporting. It is one of the most full-featured enterprise grade systems (with the most calling features, one of the best call distribution, outbound dialing features and integrations—including IVR, AI Speech Recognition, blended inbound/outbound calling and includes Google’s new Dialogflow and Speech API. Call Center Studio is the absolute easiest to use (with a 10 minute setup), and is the price performance leader with lower equipment cost and less setup time.
PH: +1 512-872-7565

3.) 
Call Tracking Metrics

Execute automated actions based on words spoken by your customer.

Our intelligent word detection and transcription tools make it easier for you to decipher the content of your customer conversations and automate action based on those insights.

Transform the audio of your calls into speaker-organized scripts so you can easily search your call log for specific words from a conversation, or automatically detect when words of intent are spoken by your customer.

Listen in on and highlight common patterns in order to execute triggers to initiate a new action or workflow, such as emailing a manager if the word “cancel” is spoken on a call. You can also set up to automatically redact content from a transcript, such as sensitive health information transmitted on a call.
PH: 8005771872

4.) 
Daisee

Daisee
Daisee builds technology that empowers people to solve problems by making interactions simple and smart so they can have a more significant impact, be more productive and be better at what they do. We believe incremental improvements carry huge potency and provide exponentially greater change for the better.

Genesys customers can now automate risk and quality management using Daisee’s speech and sentiment analytics and remediation workflow software. Daisee helps improve customer experience, ensure regulatory compliance, identify missed commercial opportunities & training requirements as well as provide valuable insights back to the business directly from the frontline – the true voice-of-...
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PH: +61404697151

5.) 
Eckoh

EckohASSIST
Advanced speech recognition and natural language expertise that routes callers by simply asking ‘how can I help you?’. It allows customers to use their own words to ask for what they want and steers them to the right place.

Menus are eliminated altogether and contact centres can use a single inbound telephone number.
PH: 01442 458300

6.) 
MattsenKumar LLC

SmartSpeech
SmartSpeech – The Best In Class Speech Analytics Software

An all-inclusive speech analytics application that enables you to visualize your audio using state-of-the-art speech recognition, transcription, and text analytics technologies.
PH: +91 99026 10044

7.) 
Nemesysco

InTone Suite - Emotion Detection via Voice Analysis
InTone™ is a voice analysis tool geared to detect genuine emotional and cognitive reactions regardless of the speaker’s language or chosen intonation.
It integrates into existing contact center environments and provides realtime indications of both client and agent emotional reactions throughout all ongoing calls. This unique set of indications assists managers and call center representatives to truly understand the client, improve call center performance, easily detect angry calls, elevate training efficiency and provide a tailored customer experience in every single call.

Nemesysco's contact center technology is also available in API and SDK forms.
Please visit our website for information about our product portfolio.
PH: +972-9-9605894

8.) 
Voci Technologies Incorporated

V-Blaze Speech to Text
Our GPU-accelerated, AI-based technology enables you to deliver greater insights to the contact center by transcribing audio into analyzable text.

- Transcribe large volumes of recorded audio quickly
- Integrate transcripts with your analytics or business intelligence platform
- Reduce your hardware footprint and minimize total cost of ownership
PH: 412-621-9310

9.) 
Voxjar

Voxjar
Voxjar is your one-stop-shop for driving better phone calls with your customers. We're a modern Conversation Analytics and Call Coaching Platform.

- Custom Charts and Dashboards give you the freedom to analyze calls from the highest level down to the details of each conversation.

- AI-Powered Speech Analytics transcribes, searches, and analyzes your reps' phone conversations, at scale.

- Quality Assurance and Call Coaching tools let you evaluate and improve agent performance with a human touch.

- Long term recording storage for historical analysis


All of these together provide the holistic, easy-to-use software that you need to manage a modern call team and create better con...
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