Category: Contact Centers

Lithium Technologies and Genesys Partner Up To Optimize Social CRM Strategies for Customer Support

Today, more than ever, companies must better understand their client and manage the quality of their customers’ experiences. Lithium Technologies and Genesys are working together to integrate Lithium’s community platform with Genesys’ Customer Service Software. The goal is to extend the social networking capabilities of Genesys and deliver an improved customer experience by incorporating community […]

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Gartner Research Includes Pegasystems and RightNow in Magic Quadrant for CRM Customer Service Contact Centers

New players join Oracle Siebel, Microsoft and Salesforce.com as the market seeks to empower agents and deliver next-generation service. There aren’t a lot of commonalities between the listed vendors in Magic Quadrant except that they have systems to help customers post-sale. To be fair, very few enterprises have cookie-cutter customer service requirements and these vendors […]

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Contact Center Virtualization with Siemens OpenScape V8

Siemens has announced an upgrade of its OpenScape Contact Center. The Version 8 (V8) release will be available to the public on May 18th with virtualization from the server and client directions. The V8 upgrade will also be compatible on any device with a USB port, including netbooks and smartphones. The new virtualized servers allow […]

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Salesforce.com and Cisco Take Contact Management to The Cloud

Last week, Salesforce.com announced it will partner with Cisco to deliver “the new face of customer service” by building a new contact center in the cloud. Combining Salesforce’s Service Cloud 2 with Cisco Unified Communications, the new solution uses gives SMBs the ability to run customer service entirely in the cloud. Both Cisco and Salesforce […]

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Call Center Software Moving to The Cloud

Call center software provider inContact announced this week it would be releasing an integration to cloud-based CRM. An undisclosed provider of performance solutions for the casualty claims industry will be using inContact’s product with Salesforce.com for several call centers that deal with about 200 insurance agencies total. Over the past couple of years, the solutions […]

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UK Call Centers Letting Their Customers Down

According to a new research commissioned by Oracle, customers in the UK face the brunt of inadequate services from call centers. The exhaustive study carried out across Europe surveyed 1500 customers and 250 contact centers. The results showed that there was a substantial disconnect between contact center performance and customer expectations. The discontent of British […]

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The Benefits Of Home Agents

Virtual call centers depend heavily on home agents and with good reason. A distributed workforce offers several benefits such as around the clock service covering different time zones, tapping into an experienced workforce that may for some reason be unable to travel, reducing the number of shifts of the on-site call center, reduced overhead costs […]

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Infor CRM To Boost Specsavers Call Center Program

High street British optician Specsavers, which has around 600 stores in the UK, has decided to deploy Infor CRM Epiphany. The CRM system is expected to help the company achieve that most desired position – one where it has a single view of its customer. Specsavers intends to use the Sales and Service modules of […]

SugarCRM helps geeks on their way

Looks like a likely partnership between two companies with catchy names. SugarCRM, which is one of the premier open source CRM developers out there has helped Geeks on the Way offer improved call center services. Geeks on the way, by the way, is a technology support firm based in Western Canada. The self-proclaimed geeks provide […]

Here comes 9.0 … now ACT!

Sage Software today announced ACT! by Sage for Financial Professionals 9.0, a contact and customer management solution that provides data management, activity tracking, reporting and sales productivity tools for financial advisors, brokerage firms and teams of financial services professionals. Users can synchronize contact, calendar and to-do information with their Palm OS or pocket PC devices. […]

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