ChaseData Call Center Software Blog

Coronavirus – Another Reason Why ChaseData Should Be Part of Your Disaster Recovery Strategy

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Mar 9, 2020 12:30:00 AM

What happens when this virus hits those who work in densely populated facilities like your call center? Not only is it a public health hazard to continue operations as normal during these times, but it can also spell disaster if your company doesn’t have a workable disaster recovery strategy in place.

This year, your call center disaster recovery strategy may be more important than ever. In early 2020, a prolific virus known as the novel coronavirus - or COVID-19 - began spreading from its origin site in the Wuhan Province of China to other nearby areas. Travelers to China began carrying the virus elsewhere, and within two months’ time, it has come into the worldwide news as a pandemic threat.

Here, we’ll give you a few pointers for ensuring your center is prepared for any kind of disaster - including a worldwide viral outbreak - and how to keep it from impacting operations in your facility.

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Topics: Call Center Operations

The Real Cost of Call Latency

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Mar 5, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Call latency is something that any call center that uses digital VoIP solutions for voice communications likely experiences. Why is that such a big deal? Because the vast majority of contact centers are using VoIP to communication with consumers and clients!

So, how big of a problem is call latency? How much do you really stand to lose when latency becomes an issue in your center? Check out this information about how latency could be costing your company big - and how you can offset and eliminate those costs.

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Topics: Call Center Management

The Importance of Speech Analytics in Customer Experience

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Mar 4, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Customer experience is about more than just providing answers to questions and solutions to problems. These days consumers are looking for a full personalized experience. They want to feel like your first priority, and they want to feel like the companies they work with know them on a personal level, as well.

Rising to meet these changing needs is part of providing the memorable customer service that keeps consumers coming back to your brand or company. Today’s technology is designed to help you do exactly this, with the modern consumer in mind. Speech analytics is one of the best tools for the job, simplifying numerous elements of the customer service job and making it easier than ever to tailor service to consumers while streamlining the workday for your agents.

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Topics: Call Center Software, Call Center Management

The 80/20 Rule of a Solid Service Level

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Mar 3, 2020 7:30:00 AM

What is the formula for a good call center service level? Many experts would argue that there isn’t one standard equation that fits every scenario, and they’re right; your facility is as unique as the agents who comprise your team and the consumers you serve. However, there is a formula that many successful centers use to create a successful plan for rendering service at their best possible level - and your center could likely make great use of it, too.

The 80/20 rule - breaking down to 80% of call or more being answered within 20 seconds or less - is a great start for building a successful call center. Why? Because consumers today want their concerns addressed quickly. If you’re shooting for a solid service level, there’s no better start than with the golden rule of 80/20. Here’s more about why:

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Topics: Call Center Operations

What is a Customer Journey - and Why Should You Care?

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Mar 2, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Customer experience is something that most people in the customer service industry are aware of. But what about the customer journey? Is the journey your consumers are going on a pleasant one - and are you making it harder or less enjoyable than it ought to be?

Here, we’ll dive into the details of the customer journey in your contact center, whether you partner with other companies to provide third-party service and support or are an all-in-one business. Either way, there are ways you could be providing a better journey for your customer- and making them want to take that trip again and again!

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Topics: Call Center Management

Real Reasons to Keep Your Call Center in the Cloud

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Feb 28, 2020 7:30:00 AM

If you’ve opened a business magazine or browsed an industry blog in the last few years, you have undoubtedly seen big businesses touting the benefits of taking their operations into the cloud. For a smaller operation, this can be both confusing and intimidating. What does moving your operation into the cloud actually mean - what would that entail and would it be safe? How difficult would it actually be to migrate everything you rely on into a cloud-based server?

Here are some real-world facts about cloud migration and how moving your company’s operations into the cloud can be beneficial - regardless of your size or industry experience.

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Topics: Call Center Software

Is Your Executive Dashboard Effective? Key Metrics to Include

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Feb 27, 2020 7:30:00 AM

What do your top executives see when they bring up their dashboard in your facility? If they’re like the heads of many contact centers, the answer might be disappointing. Too many companies suffer from too much data and an ineffective executive dashboard to present it in.

Don’t let your facility be among them. Check out this list of key metrics to include in your executive dashboard, along with some important hints on how to do so. Remember - your dashboard is only as effective as it is user-friendly, so style can make just as big a difference as the information it is used to present!

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Topics: Call Center Management, Call Center Operations

How to Handle Call Center Rebranding Properly

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Feb 26, 2020 7:30:00 AM

It’s never easy to completely overhaul the way your company presents itself. Whether you’ve been in business only a few months or for many years, you have all of that time and the memories of your previous iterations working against you. Even when rebranding is for the best, it can be a difficult task, prompting many companies to wait until it’s simply unavoidable.

Your contact center doesn’t have to be one of those businesses. Call center rebranding doesn’t have to be something you put off and avoid until you can’t avoid it any longer - but it will be, if you don’t give it the kind of attention it needs now. Here’s your guide to a seamless transition this year - and to making call center rebranding a simple task in 2020:

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Topics: Call Center Management, Call Center Operations

Experts Predict a New Decade’s Call Center Trends

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Feb 25, 2020 7:30:00 AM

In most businesses, keeping up with trends is important. It helps you stay relevant and keeps consumers interested in what you have to offer. In the world of the contact center, though, keeping up with - and perhaps ahead of - trends is imperative to your success. It can mean the difference in delivering a great customer experience and providing the kind of service consumers really need - or getting outpaced by those you’re in direct competition with and leaving profitability behind as a result.

Want to know what the call center trends are projected to be in the coming year and beyond? Here are some expert takes on the trends to watch:

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Topics: Call Center Management

Eco-Friendly: How to Create a Green Call Center

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Feb 24, 2020 7:30:00 AM

“Going green” is something more and more businesses are prioritizing in the modern day. With the climate crisis on the forefront of the public’s minds, it only makes sense that so many companies hoping to stay in that public’s favor are doing their part to help get emissions and pollution output to a minimum.

Fast food companies, for example, are pitching in by eliminating packaging on products where possible, trying to endear themselves to millennial and Gen Z consumers who are concerned about the overuse of single-use plastics. These measures are working; companies who were in on the green trends saw significantly positive user feedback in the last two years.

But can your call center be one of those businesses? Is there a way to have a financially stable green call center? Here is what you need to know about making your contact center more eco-friendly without losing profitability and productivity:

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Topics: Call Center Management