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MultiChannel and Cloud Contact Centers

Technology continues to change the face of today’s call centers. A multi-channel system allows a contact center to provide improve customer care by providing quality service through any medium, including: voice, text-SMS, Fax or Web. And the convergence of multi-site applications onto a single, centrally managed and administered platform promises to reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, improve the customer support experience and boost revenues.

Until recently, many communication systems, which might have been managed in a single contact center, were still essentially a point solution, hosted on separate platforms, administered separately, running applications developed and deployed separately, and—most significantly—not sharing information about the operations and interactions of multiple contact centers.

The emergence of unified multimedia software radically changes all that. This type of system unifies ACD, IVR, servers for email and Web, computer telephony, outbound dialers, and other essential tools such as workforce management applications. These components are all unified into a single communication solution. Management has a complete view of all activity and a holistic view of each customer’s history. Developers work at a single interface to create customer-facing applications that combine the functionality of all systems. Administrators have one central point of control for all resources.

In short, a unified multi-channel system is a much more efficient, much more cost-effective, much more powerful tool for winning customer loyalty and generating revenue than its predecessors.


[24]7

[24]7 is redefining the way that companies interact with consumers. The company’s customer engagement platform assists several hundred million visitors and engages in 1.5 billion conversations annually, across all channels, most of which are automated. Using [24]7 solutions, many of the world’s largest and most recognizable brands are anticipating and acting on consumer intent to create more personalized customer experiences. This shift to an intent-driven engagement strategy results in an order of magnitude improvement in digital adoption, customer satisfaction, and revenue growth.

3CLogic

3CLogic offers a complete suite of inbound, outbound, and blended cloud-based contact center solutions based on an innovative distributed approach (Virtual Telephony Application Grid or V-TAG) that eliminates the need for legacy server-centric architecture. Providing companies with a 360-degree view of all their customer interactions, regardless of the channel chosen, 3CLogic’s solutions allow for a timely and accurate means by which to offer first call resolutions. As a true cloud software solution, hosted on AWS, it offers seamless integration with other cloud-based solutions, including CRM and WFM, while providing market-leading security, scalability, and reliability. Finally, in addition to traditional contact center features (i.e. multichannel communication, IVR, ACD, predictive dialer, etc.) 3CLogic provides a powerful reporting framework with business analytics and real-time scripting engine. 

Aspect

Aspect builds customer-company relationships through a combination of customer contact software and workforce optimization for the enterprise.

Bright Pattern

 Bright Pattern is the next generation in cloud-based contact centers. Featuring a scalable platform, the ability to handle inbound and outbound "blended" contact centers, and native multichannel support, Bright Pattern can solve all of your contact center needs.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet and a leading provider of communication and collaboration solutions, including solutions for the contact center. Cisco customer solutions combine powerful contact center multi-channel routing and queuing with voice self-service to create unique, content rich experiences. Cisco is also delivering the next wave of customer care that enables enterprises to integrate traditional contact center tools and processes with Web 2.0, emerging social medias, and video in order to deliver compelling customer experiences and proactively manage a company’s brand and reputation.

Creative Virtual

Creative Virtual is a leader in self-service customer experience management solutions for enterprises. Global organizations rely on our technology to optimize their customer support, sales, marketing and call center teams, reduce costs, increase online sales, and achieve operational excellence across mobile, web and social media channels. Creative Virtual has built the most advanced technologies in knowledge management, natural language processing and virtual assistants to help businesses deliver intelligent, personalized customer experiences that reduce email and call volume, build brand loyalty, and increase customer engagement at a lower cost per conversation.

Genesys

Genesys is a leading provider of customer engagement and contact center solutions. With more than 3,000 customers in 80 countries, Genesys orchestrates more than 100 million customer interactions every day across the contact center and back office, helping companies deliver fast and optimal levels of customer service with a highly personalized cross-channel customer experience. Genesys also prioritizes the flow of work to back office personnel resulting from any customer interaction, internal workflow or business application, optimizing the performance and satisfaction of customer-facing employees across the enterprise.  

inContact

The inContact platform includes ACD software with skills-based routing, IVR with speech recognition, CTI capabilities, reporting, work force optimization, eLearning, agent hiring and customer feedback measurement tools. Taken together, the inContact service center platform creates an integrated, all-in-one software solution for operations seeking to support call centers, including those with a distributed workforce – either at-home or multi-site. Please see inContact’s cloud contact center solutions.

InMoment

InMoment™ is a cloud-based customer experience (CX) optimization platform that allows companies to listen to and engage with their customers to improve business results through better experiences. The company is the leading VoC vendor for the contact center industry, offering comprehensive voice solutions (including speech to text, live agent analysis, verbatims, inbound and outbound IVR, service-to-survey routing, and a proprietary telephony architecture) as part of the Experience Hub™, a platform that provides Voice of Customer (VoC), Social Advocacy and Reviews, and Employee Engagement technology. InMoment also provides strategic guidance and tactical instruction, support, and services, to 350 brands across 25 industries in 128 countries.

Jacada Inc.

Jacada Inc. enables organizations to deliver effortless customer self-service and agent assisted interactions by implementing cutting-edge mobile, smart device, and web based visual IVR solutions, as well as optimized agent desktops, and business process optimization tools. Customers can benefit from an improved customer experience at every touch point with the organization, whether at the contact center, on the mobile, the website, or at the retail store. Most Jacada deployments provide complete return on investment within the first three to seven months after deployment. Founded in 1990, Jacada operates globally with offices in Atlanta, USA; London, England; Munich, Germany; and Herzliya, Israel.

OpenText

OpenText WFO Software has a 32-year history of innovation, holds 24 contact center technology patents, and provides enterprise contact center customers around the world with call recording, integrated workforce optimization and advanced analytics. Our workforce optimization solution, OpenText™ Qfiniti, is a modular suite that includes tools designed to optimize workforce management, quality monitoring, liability recording, coaching and eLearning, performance management, and surveying. OpenText™ Explore is our speech and Voice of Customer analytics product that enables the enterprise to gain customer behavior insights in multi-channel, multi-language contact center environments.

Verint® Systems

Verint® is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence®, which has become a necessity in a dynamic world of massive information growth. By empowering organizations with crucial insights, Verint solutions enable decision makers to anticipate, respond and take action, and make more informed, effective and timely decisions. Our solutions are designed to address three important areas of the actionable intelligence market: customer engagement optimization; security intelligence; and fraud, risk and compliance. Verint’s vision is to create A Smarter World with Actionable Intelligence®, and today, more than 10,000 organizations in over 180 countries—including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100—already benefit from this vision.