The pandemic has shifted the world of work and elevated the importance of agility in contact centers to meet the moment – whatever that moment may be. Right now, it’s working from home (WFH) which presents significant challenges for many, and addressing these challenges successfully is critical at a time when customer expectations are also changing.
Cloud-based communications systems offer far more flexibility than traditional on-premises solutions. Agility is the name of the game and the ability to implement remote working and scale up and down with a highly available platform means it is the perfect time to transition to the cloud.
Customer service starts with people, and the recent changes in the world of work present a great opportunity for contact centers to engage with their frontline staff. In order to achieve this a truly integrated cloud-based platform is required. Avoiding siloed products by choosing an all-in-one solution that includes quality management (QM), workforce management (WFM), analytics and business intelligence, means agents and contact center leaders can see all critical data on a single unified dashboard.
If agents are given the right data, framework and tools to do their job, they grow in confidence – and working from home quickly turns into work from anywhere. They become free agents with the power to transform the customer experience (CX).
Success begins with a smarter approach to Workforce Engagement Management (WEM). Using integrated cloud-based technology promotes agent autonomy, facilitates flexible scheduling and forecasting, and boosts business agility, all in one go. Here are three ways to get started:
Indeed, contact center operations need to be more connected than ever before. Team leaders can rely on the sophisticated data collection capabilities of today’s WEM solutions to create a single view of customer interaction data from inside and outside of the contact center. When linked to critical cloud-based solutions such as ACD, CRM, HR Management and ERP systems, WEM helps to effortlessly track performance, facilitate employee gamification and support faster decision-making.
The best technology offers one integrated platform that helps individuals reach their full potential, delivers exceptional CX and adapts quickly to business demands. Just 18 months ago, Calabrio acquired Workforce Management (WFM) vendor Teleopti, combining the best of both Teleopti WFM and Calabrio WFM into a single, industry-leading WFM solution with robust flexibility, extensive employee-engagement capabilities and powerful reporting, fully integrated within the Calabrio ONE suite. By bringing together the best of both companies, we have opened up a new cloud-based world of Workforce Engagement Management.
Watch this on-demand expert panel on how to empower your workforce with a smarter approach. In this webinar, we are joined by DMG industry analyst Donna Fluss, HR Tech expert Meghan M. Biro and a Calabrio customer, Workforce Manager at TrialCard, Takisha Harper. Gain greater insights into how to understand and support the agent journey in the new era, from recruitment to onboarding to ongoing management and discover how a cloud-based smarter approach to WEM could help transform your organization into a modern, agile contact center.