What is Call Center Agent Software?

Call center agent software, often called the agent desktop or agent workspace, brings the processes and capabilities of call center technology to a unified portal for call center agents. Each individual agent can use the agent-facing interface to handle customer inquiries and resolve issues. The software may automatically track necessary quality metrics.

The agent’s main function is to interact with customers when they require assistance; the software that enables these interactions should provide the means to handle calls and other touchpoints, and should integrate with the company’s primary CRM software. If integrated with existing CRM software, the agent may use the agent software to easily access necessary data or documents to resolve issues in an optimal manner for maximum customer satisfaction.

Since software integration is so crucial to the role that call centers play, it is important to implement the right call center software. When inbound and outbound phone calls are automated and routed via software, call centers may track vital metrics (for both the call center as a whole, as well as individual agents) and improve processes. Advanced software can use AI to automate processes and improve customer experiences prior to even speaking to an agent, which can free up internal agent resources and improve metrics like average handle time and first call resolution rate.

Software as a service (SaaS) is highly beneficial since it tends to offer more flexibility with less IT overhead. Management and maintenance are handled by the software provider, freeing up internal resources and capital. Call center agents can be trained and kept up to date seamlessly, and the software itself is accessed and updated via the internet. This allows many call centers to operate with remote agents, which can further reduce company overhead.

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It is the leading, most complete and unified CX Platform on the market, used by thousands of organizations of all sizes around the world to help them consistently deliver exceptional customer experiences. CXone is a cloud native, unified suite of applications designed to help you holistically run your call (or contact) center operations.

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