Within the hosted contact center industry, some outsourcers purchase their own equipment, while others deploy third parties solutions. The outsourcers that own their own system run the risk of their systems being idle during low-season, while not being nimble enough to handle huge spike in clients.
The outsourcers that use third parties can provide a much more flexible setup with not much investment outlay, including savings in training personnel. This type of outsourcer can advertise and deliver services in a matter of days/weeks, not months, a major competitive advantage.
Consider the scenario where a low-volume customer starts a new sales campaign and the traffic more than double overnight. If this customer has an outsourcer that owns its own hardware and licenses, it may not be able to handle the huge spike in volume right away. If the customer has an outsourcer that used a third-party solution, the situation is usually not a problem because excess capacity and extra licenses can be added on the fly.
Many clients want an outsourcer that is available at all times and that has a viable disaster recovery plan. These requirements can be met with a geographically redundant situation easily achieved when an outsourcer uses a well-maintained and reliable third party solution.
Together, technology and the connective power of the internet are making drastic changes in what a typical work setting looks like today, and many companies are beginning to rely more upon a remote workforce. In fact, according to Global Workplace Analytics, “regular work-at-home, among the non-self-employed population, has grown by 105% since 2005.” more
Did you know that, according to Forbes, 86 percent of customers will pay more for a better customer experience? Customer satisfaction is always a worthy business pursuit, but to identify customer preferences and exceed expectations, you must keep pace with innovations in the technology your customers are using. more
Creating a great customer experience for each person who reaches out to your customer support center is vital to developing a loyal and ravenous customer base for your business. In fact, according to Walker Information, Inc., “By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and as the key brand differentiator.” more
With the ever-proliferating number of contact center software vendors, it can be difficult to determine which software application is right for your business. This guide for 2017 includes information about eleven top contact center vendors, including information on pricing, features, and strengths and weaknesses. more