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ALSO CALLED: CIC, eContact Centers, Customer Interaction Centers, Enterprise Contact Centers, Web-enabled Call Centers
DEFINITION: Directions: Click on each term to read our complete definition.We invite you to print out this page for your convenience. A contact center is a central point in an enterprise from which all customercontacts are managed. The contact center typically includes one or more onlinecall centers but may also include other types of customer contact as well,including e-mail newsletters, postal mail catalogs,  … 
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Contact Centers White Papers (View All Report Types)
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The Benefits of Unified Communications as a Service
sponsored by West UC
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can transform your professional services business with unified communications as a service, and deliver superior customer experiences. Explore 6 key benefits of leveraging cloud communications tools, and real-life case studies of businesses that used the cloud to solve key problems.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 22 Sep 2017

West UC

Busting The Top 10 Myths Of Omnichannel Customer Engagement
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Think about the technologies you use for customer engagement—what your customers expect today, and what they'll demand tomorrow. You'll need a platform that meets those demands. Learn why omnichannel customer engagement is your best choice for delivering exceptional CX. Plus, uncover the truth behind 10 common omnichannel myths.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

Genesys

A 5 Minute Guide to Cognitive Search for Customer Support
sponsored by Attivio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the basics of a cognitive search platform – from natural language processing to robust security and big data analytics – and find out how cognitive search apps can help contact centers revitalize customer interactions and self-service.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

Attivio, Inc.

Creating An Omnichannel Experience For Your Customers
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Consumer behavior is rapidly changing in today's always-on digital world ... and according to an Aberdeen Report; companies with an omnichannel program see 25% annual growth in revenue and a lower volume of customer complaints. Learn how to create an omnichannel contact center experience for your customers.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

Genesys

Technology Roadmap for Omnichannel Customer Engagement
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to use a system of engagement approach to enable seamless omnichannel service across all channels and touchpoints, and uncover 4 steps to make your contact center operations omnichannel-ready.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Genesys

Should You Update or Abandon That ACD?
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Explore the potential benefits of VoIP vs. SIP. Find out how to improve contact center efficiency and break down silos between channels. Plus, learn how to migrate from legacy ACD systems to SIP to deliver seamless omnichannel customer experiences.
Posted: 30 Aug 2017 | Published: 30 Aug 2017

Genesys

Removing the Barriers to Automating Quality Assurance
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Explore 4 barriers to true quality management automation in contact centers and how to overcome them. Discover how to get the most out of your quality management processes and data by paving the way for the automation.
Posted: 18 Aug 2017 | Published: 18 Aug 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

Fast Track your Contact Center Quality Assurance Program with the Cloud
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Your contact center's quality assurance isn't a box to be checked – it's a mandate. But a robust quality management process is necessary to deliver a great customer experience. Enter: The cloud. Learn 6 reasons why you should consider moving your quality management to the cloud.
Posted: 17 Aug 2017 | Published: 17 Aug 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

Harness the Power of the Cloud to Engage Your Customers, Employees and Business
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to use a cloud-based workforce management (WFM) platform to simplify, automate, and scale your contact center's WFM infrastructure and operations.
Posted: 17 Aug 2017 | Published: 17 Aug 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

The Truth Behind 6 Call Recording Myths
sponsored by West UC
WHITE PAPER: Although seen as a necessity by any regulated business or contact center that takes itself seriously, call recording still remains one of the most undervalued and underutilized features. But why is this? Discover the truth behind 6 common call recording myths. Plus, uncover what features to look for in a call recording system.
Posted: 24 Mar 2017 | Published: 24 Mar 2017

West UC

10 Golden Rules Of Outbound Contact Center Campaigns
sponsored by West UC
WHITE PAPER: Making effective contact with your customers and prospects is critical to business success. But outbound contact center campaigns are fundamentally different than inbound campaigns. Learn 10 key rules to help ensure your outbound operations achieve success.
Posted: 24 Mar 2017 | Published: 24 Mar 2017

West UC

10 Rules For An Efficient Contact Center
sponsored by West UC
WHITE PAPER: There are new rules emerging for your contact center. Cloud-based technology is shifting how things are done, but you must now streamline your skills and strategies for success. Learn 10 rules that will help you run a more efficient contact center in the wake of the shifting landscape.
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 | Published: 23 Mar 2017

West UC

Why Your Contact Center Needs Closer Integration With Marketing
sponsored by West UC
WHITE PAPER: Customer experience and engagement are the newest concerns of the modern marketer, having traditionally been the area of the contact center. But while marketing is embracing a customer-centric, multichannel universe, the contact center is lagging behind. Learn why your contact center needs closer integration with marketing, and how to achieve it.
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 | Published: 23 Mar 2017

West UC

Strategic Planning Tools for Contact Centers
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to leverage contact center strategic planning tools to predict performance more accurately and provide comprehensive what-if analysis capabilities. Discover how to get key answers to tough operational questions so that you can react to change faster and with more agility.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Genesys

Six Keys to Effective Chat Operations: Insights to Help Improve Your Business
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Today, customers expect highly capable chat, including the ability for it to seamlessly integrate other channels as needed. So getting it getting it right is critical to an effective omnichannel strategy. This paper summarizes common misperceptions about chat, and presents six key insights based on lessons learned.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

[24]7

Connecting Agents and New Leads
sponsored by Twilio
WHITE PAPER: A real estate agent's odds of successfully contacting an online lead are 100 times higher with quick follow up after the first interaction. Learn how Trulia is able to convert 60% of online leads into clients, and how to achieve this goal in your organization.
Posted: 05 May 2017 | Published: 05 May 2017

Twilio

Cloud Contact Center Total Cost of Ownership
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: See the differences of cloud verses on premise contact center TCO. Access now to discover the quantitative, qualitative, impact of moving towards the cloud.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Avaya TSG

Speech-to-Text Analytics Reveals New Insights Into Consumer Behavior
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how Telerx, a global contact center outsourcing provider, embrace the methods that modern consumers are utilizing to share their opinions and turned raw data into valuable insight for their clients.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

3 Funnel Points for Successful Lead Management
sponsored by Harte Hanks
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to discover the 3 main funnel points for a successful sales strategy. Read on to find out how to calculate your campaign for success, and how to measure your call center metrics appropriately.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

Harte Hanks

Best Practices for Improving Back Office Workforce Efficiency
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: 70% of customers report that they have ended a relationship due to poor customer service, a statistic that demands companies be at the top of their capabilities. View this in-depth whitepaper to discover an extensive 7 step guide to streamlining workforce efficiency, ultimately keeping customers happy.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Genesys

Transforming Customer Experience in the New Digital World
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will show you how taking a holistic approach to digital channels in the contact center and beyond and integrating them into your customer experience strategy allows you to transform the end-to-end customer journey and deliver consistent, seamless and personalized experiences across all channels, touchpoints and interactions.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Genesys

How to Meet and Exceed Customer Demands
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Customers expect a great end-to-end experience. Wherever work is accomplished in the enterprise, it's all part of the Customer Service Value Chain. Is your enterprise meeting this expectation? What about in the future?
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Genesys

The Knowledge Base of the Future: Five Cutting-Edge Ideas You Can Implement Now
sponsored by KANA
WHITE PAPER: Building a reliable, extensive knowledge base is essential for delivering relevant, efficient customer experiences. It helps employees access information faster and enables customers to serve themselves. View this white paper to uncover five cutting-edge ideas to help you build a next-gen knowledge base.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

KANA

Omni-Channel Customer Service Demands the Intelligent Contact Center
sponsored by KANA
WHITE PAPER: In order to respond to changing customer expectations, contact centers must evolve to an omni-channel, context-aware platform. In this white paper, get an in-depth look at the demands placed on the modern contact center, and the strategies and tools you can leverage to optimize customer interactions
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

KANA

Best Practices for Knowledge Management
sponsored by KANA
WHITE PAPER: Implementing a knowledge management program in the contact center can improve the efficiency and quality of your services, optimize customer experience, reduce agent training costs, and increase job satisfaction. In this white paper, explore best practices for successful knowledge management implementation in the contact center.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

KANA
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CONTACT CENTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  Web site inquiries andchats, and the collection of information from customers during in-store purchasing.A contact center is generally part of an enterprise's overall customer relationshipmanagement (CRM). automated speech recognition (ASR) - a technology that allows users of informationsystems to speak entries rather than punching numbers on a keypad. ASR isused primarily to provide information and to forward telephone calls. AutomaticCall Distributor (ACD) - a telephone facility that manages incoming callsand handles them based on the number called and an associated database ofhandling … 

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