CX Efficiency: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

contact center efficiency

The quest for contact center efficiency goes at least as far back as the introduction of computer telephony integration (CTI), which was pioneered by Genesys in the 1990s. CTI’s premise was simple: Deliver call center agents not just the phone call, but also critical caller information at the same time, such as name and account number. This usually came in the form of a screen pop that appeared on a call center agent’s computer desktop when the phone call arrived. Instead of asking callers questions to look up their customer record, the information was already there. As a result, agents could save 10, 15, or perhaps 20 seconds or more on each call. For a larger scale contact center, this could translate into saving hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in contact center costs.

Fast forward to today, and CX executives and contact center managers all over the world are continuing on this quest for contact center and CX efficiency. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since the days of CTI with companies having more options than ever to improve the experience for their customers—and their agents. At QuandaGo, we’re committed to helping you improve contact center efficiency without compromising the customer experience. In fact, we believe you can achieve both operational efficiency and a better experience at the same time.

Why? 

Because customers want contact center simplicity, speed and efficiency—and a good overall experience—as much as you do. And they are willing to help themselves if they can get the info they need or complete a transaction without assistance—efficiently. At QuandaGo, we can help you get there but looking at the key areas that impact CX efficiency, and asking the right questions to improve outcomes. Here are three examples:

Are your customers getting connected to the right resources at the right time?

Understanding who’s calling and what their intent is can be one of the most time-consuming and challenging aspects of managing the customer journey. At QuandaGo, we enable easy-to-use dialogue management and omnichannel routing to ensure customers are connected to the best self-service resource or best available agent, regardless of channel. We strive to help you implement an approach where most interactions can be resolved in self-service—but the solution always makes it easy and transparent to connect to a live agent. Finally, today’s innovative conversational AI solutions are taking front-end CX efficiency gains even further, enhancing routing strategies and saving more time by automating the process of verifying customer ID and determining the caller’s intent. See how you can do it in this recent eBook on conversational analytics.

Are agents spending too much time searching for answers?

Despite continuous efforts to consolidate the contact center agent desktop, it’s been difficult for companies–and vendors—to keep up. Today, there are literally hundreds of customer-centric apps in use at companies—both internally and externally—constantly collecting data on your customers. The challenge is that contact center agents are often forced to move between multiple apps and user interfaces to find the information they need—if they even have access to it. This process wastes precious time and leaves both customers and agents frustrated. The good news is that APIs and increasingly open approaches by solution vendors are enabling companies to more easily bring customer data together in a single place for agents. This helps provide agents with a complete context of the customer’s interaction and situation, including their history of contact across channels, apps and systems. QuandaGo can then help companies analyze this increased level of data to determine more precise, more personalized experiences for each customer.

Are you looking for automation opportunities in the right places?

Perhaps the newest frontier in contact center efficiency, today’s intelligent process automation solutions are setting a new standard for efficient customer journeys. By understanding a contact center’s most common tasks—like updating customer records as part of after call work—today’s contact center managers can automate support for both agents and customers. To get automation right, companies need to look across the end-to-end customer journey. In many cases, intelligent automation solutions can complete back-end customer processes without the need for an agent. If help is needed, providing direct access to an agent is not only easy, it can be totally transparent with QuandaGo, whether the customer is moving from a bot interaction, automated voice assistant, or messaging app. If you’d like to learn more about the intelligent process automation opportunity at your company, read this recent blog post.

Are you ready to explore new paths to CX efficiency?

Sign up for a QuandaGo demo today, and let us show you how!

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