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TMCNet:  LiveOps Launches New Agent Desktop Inspired by Consumer Applications

[January 31, 2013]

LiveOps Launches New Agent Desktop Inspired by Consumer Applications

Jan 31, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- LiveOps, Inc., a provider of cloud contact center and customer service solutions, announced the availability of LiveOps Engage, a single, integrated, multichannel desktop, built with both the agent and the customer in mind.

According to a release, inspired by modern web design, LiveOps Engage is a browser-based cloud application that's available at no additional cost to customers of the LiveOps Platform. LiveOps Engage includes a contemporary design, color palettes and friendly typography. Agents using LiveOps Engage need less time and fewer clicks to complete the most common functions, since everything is contained in a single, integrated agent desktop.

Results of a recent survey of traditional multichannel agents indicate that the use of LiveOps Engage creates the potential for agent productivity gains, efficiencies and cost savings including: -25 percent to 50 percent increase in agent productivity -25 percent to 50 percent increase in agent "happiness" -25 percent overall cost savings -Improved first call resolution -Reduced average interaction handle time -Reduced customer churn -Increased Customer Lifetime Value "LiveOps Engage is very appealing. The look and feel is clean and a lot less cluttered than the user interfaces that many other vendors are showing," observed Dan Miller, Senior Analyst, Opus Research. "It masks many of the unavoidable complexities and lets the agents focus on what's most important without having to spend time toggling between multiple applications and browsers." "Agent experience is directly linked to delivering superior customer care across multiple channels. As such, it's imperative that businesses focus on empowering their agents with tools that help them easily access unified multichannel information," said Omer Minkara, Research Analyst, Contact Center and Customer Experience Management, Aberdeen Group." Best-in-Class organizations enable agents with the ability to handle multi-channel customer interactions through a unified agent desktop on a single screen. These unified agent desktop tools, such as those provided by LiveOps, enable increased agent productivity and improve customer satisfaction results by 39.9 percent year-over-year." The company noted that, whether the customer initiates a phone call, email, chat session, SMS, Facebook post or Tweet, the message and phone panels in LiveOps Engage are integrated within a single screen. This single screen integration enables agents to receive a 360 degree view of the customer to ensure that the most relevant information is seen at the right time alongside a history of past interaction. Plus, the integrated user interface of LiveOps Engage helps agents to respond to customers in the channel the customer prefers, or seamlessly pivot to the channel best suited to resolve the customer's issue. This helps agents to resolve customer inquiries faster and with greater accuracy, and can improve customer satisfaction.

"There is little doubt that for customer support operations to improve performance in today's complex environment, a unified agent desktop is an essential tool. It improves the customer experience, increases accuracy, supports more personalized interactions and reduces processing time," said Elizabeth Harrell, VP, Principal Analyst, Constellation Research. "LiveOps demonstrates solid innovation in this area that will attract more customers and help sustain its strong year-over-year growth in cloud customer service." "At LiveOps we have a saying: 'the agent experience creates the customer experience.' It really is that simple," said Kieron Lawson, Chief Technology Officer of Applications, LiveOps. "Driving agent productivity and efficiency are still the foundation of any contact center. LiveOps Engage lets today's Internet-savvy agents interact with customers on their channels of choice, with a user experience that's as simple as any other consumer application. By providing agents with a 360 degree customer view and all the tools they need to manage both social and private channels in a single desktop, they are more productive, more efficient, and ultimately provide better customer service. At the end of the day, that's what matters most to contact center decision makers." More Information: LiveOps.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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