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DEFINITION: An Automatic Call Distributor (ACD) is a telephone facility that manages incoming calls and handles them based on the number called and an associated database of handling instructions. Many companies offering sales and service support use ACDs to validate callers, make outgoing responses or calls, forward calls to the right party, allow callers to record messages, gather usage statistics, balance  … 
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Four Steps Toward Virtualizing Your Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Customer experience is a key differentiator for businesses today, and as a result contact centers must manage to improve service quality while also doing more with less. Creating a virtual contact center allows companies to achieve both goals, by increasing efficiency while reducing total cost of ownership.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Genesys

Seven Blueprints for Contact Center Modernization
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are quickly realizing the value of customer experience and modernizing the contact center in order to improve customer retention and satisfaction. Contact center modernization involves transitioning from a closed, proprietary call center to a multi-channel, IP-centric contact center.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

Genesys

The Blueprint to Contact Center Modernization- Replacing Your ACD
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Your contact center is looking to improve agent productivity, increase efficiency, and provide stellar customer experiences -- but are your legacy technologies hampering your goals? If you still rely on Automatic Call Distribution (ACD), this could be the case.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

Genesys

Finally, a Simple Way to Deploy a Customer Contact Center
sponsored by Contactual (Now 8x8, Inc.)
WHITE PAPER: The goal of customer interaction is to provide consistent and efficient service across all areas of customer contact channels. In this paper we examine two alternatives: building a contact center in-house versus using an online service such as Contactual OnDemand Contact Center to interact efficiently with customers.
Posted: 11 Feb 2010 | Published: 11 Feb 2010

Contactual (Now 8x8, Inc.)

Consolidation 2.0: Consolidation Trends in Contact Center Technologies and Operations
sponsored by CosmoCom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of Consolidation 2.0 and shows how it best meets the demands of today's global business environment.
Posted: 27 May 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

CosmoCom, Inc.
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AUTOMATIC CALL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS DEFINITION (continued): … An Automatic Call Distributor (ACD) is a telephone facility that manages incoming calls and handles them based on the number called and an associated database of handling instructions. Many companies offering sales and service support use ACDs to validate callers, make outgoing responses or calls, forward calls to the right party, allow callers to record messages, gather usage statistics, balance the use of phone lines, and provide other services.ACDs often provide some form of Automatic Customer/Caller Identification (ACIS) such as that provided by Direct Inward Dialing (DID), Dialed Number Identification Service (DNIS), or Automatic Number Identification (ANI).

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