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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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CX Experts Agree Customer Journey Maps Help Optimize Communications
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: By the time a customer calls your contact center to resolve an issue, do you know what steps they've already taken – form chatbots to SMS and email? Find out how to gain insight into the customer journey as consumers interact with your business. Discover how to prep your communications for multichannel and customer experience success.
Posted: 25 Apr 2017 | Published: 03 Apr 2017

Avaya

Choosing between the Cloud and on-premises solutions for the contact centre
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
WHITE PAPER: The traditional definition of customer service has changed. Communication channels have evolved, and 74% of consumers today use three or more channels when seeking customer care. To adapt, many businesses are enhancing their options. Learn 7 points to consider before moving to a cloud-based contact centre, challenges to look out for, and more.
Posted: 07 Apr 2017 | Published: 07 Apr 2017

Mitel Networks Limited

The Truth Behind 6 Call Recording Myths
sponsored by West Corporation
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 Corporation

10 Golden Rules Of Outbound Contact Center Campaigns
sponsored by West Corporation
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 Corporation

10 New Rules of the Inbound Contact Center
sponsored by West Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide defines a variety of "new rules" for contact centers that take into account the evolving demands of cloud, web, and mobile-enabled customers. Learn how to keep up with the rise of the multichannel, customer-centric model of business and uncover 10 rules for modern contact centers.
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 | Published: 23 Mar 2017

West Corporation

Why Your Contact Center Needs Closer Integration With Marketing
sponsored by West Corporation
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 Corporation

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

Is Providing 24-Hour Global Support Right for You?
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: Learn now about key questions to ask as you determine your global customer support strategy. Access this resource and you'll also discover best practices for providing global support such as dashboards, collaboration tools, the cloud, and more.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Zendesk

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

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

Performance Improvement In The Contact Centre
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can improve customer satisfaction, become more competitive and reduce the cost of acquiring and retaining loyal customers by investing more money in contact center technologies.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco

How-To Guide: Top Ways to Optimize Your Contact Center Investment
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Find out what you need to know to ensure your contact center runs to the best of its ability.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco

How Cloud-Based Contact Centers Improve Customer Experience
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In a recent survey, 60% of respondents said executives want to differentiate their organization based on customer experience management (CEM). In this technology adoption profile, explore current CEM trends -- including goals, strategies, and challenges -- as well as how to improve customer experience with the right contact center technologies
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Genesys

Deploying a Contact Center in the Cloud - A Guide to Best Practices
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: To effectively engage with customers across a newly-broadened spectrum of channels, savvy organizations are looking to cloud-based contact centers. In this white paper, discover 10 best practices for deploying and managing cloud-based contact centers that will help you keep costs down, customers happy, and processes efficient.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Genesys

Make the most of customer interactions in the contact center
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how to optimize your contact center processes with the help of new interaction channels such as social media, and make the most of interaction data to learn more about your customers and your company.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Calabrio, Inc.

Three Tips for Measuring Voice in the Sea of Big Data
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores why the contact center has remained a highly untapped source of customer insight, explains how recent advances are giving organizations the power to analyze voice interactions, and counts down three essential success factors that you should consider.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Calabrio, Inc.

Close the Omni-channel Customer Experience Gap
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: If your customers cannot move smoothly across all channels, their experiences will suffer. Access this guide to learn how you can close the omni-channel customer experience gap and bring online visibility to your contact center.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

IBM
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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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