This week we were privileged to have not one but three guests provided the contact center solutions community with their insights.
Our first contribution was from Shaheen Haque Territory Manager, Middle East & Turkey at Interactive Intelligence, who explained how technology can increase staff retention rates. In celebration of 30 years of covering customer interactions, TMC Executive Editor Paula Bernier interviewed Dennis DeGregor, worldwide CRM executive at HP for some fascinating insights on customer experience. And, ContactCenterSolutions Special Guest Liz Elting, co-CEO at TransPerfect, delved into the importance of being having multi-lingual capabilities in order to provide all of your customers with great experiences.
I also recommend a thought piece that I contributed on customer experience, a phrase that means many things to different people, and why being more precise with the language that we use is important. And, before getting to industry news, if you have not done so, I highly recommend a test drive of the cloud via Interactive Intelligence’s CaaS Quick Spin demo. You should also find Forrester Research’s “Playbook” for customer service excellence a very handy reference item.
Now to the news of the week which as usual covered a variety of deals, capabilities and awards:
As ContactCenterSolutions Contributor Sujata Garud detailed, a recent survey by Noble Systems Corporation revealed that approximately 40 percent of respondents are exposed to non-compliance risk. These companies are yet to employ a process or engage a partner dedicated to helping them remain compliant with state and federal regulations that govern customer contact activities.
Finally of note was TMC’s Customer Interaction Solutions magazine’s recent awarding of the 2012 Contact Center Technology Pioneer Award.
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