What are Advanced Call Center Technologies?
Advanced call center technologies is a term that describes modern technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), that has transformed the way we communicate and how call centers deliver customer service. Organizations that use advanced call center technologies can provide elevated customer experiences (CX) that differentiate them from competitors.
Customer service technology has evolved substantially over the years. Good automatic call distributors (ACDs) and interactive voice response (IVR) systems are now commonplace and even digital channels like chat and email are no longer "leading edge." Advanced call center technologies go beyond traditional call center applications by providing organizations with new and creative ways to serve their customers.
Examples of advanced call center technologies
The following examples are provided to illustrate the power of advanced call center technologies:
- Chatbots. Chatbots are AI-powered "robots" that can be deployed in digital channels or in IVRs to answer basic questions and help customers complete simple transactions. As they become smarter over time, chatbots will assume more responsibilities and continue to transform CX.
- Agent assistants. Agent assistants are an example of advanced call center technologies that are changing and improving the way agents handle interactions. Agent assistants can recognize what is being said during a conversation and provide suggestions to agents about the next course of action.
- Gamification. Gamification provides a creative and effective way to change agent behavior and improve performance. With gamification, agents can earn points for meeting specific KPI targets and completing training modules. Points can then be redeemed at a virtual storefront for prizes that are meaningful to the agent.
- AI-driven analytics. This last example of advanced call center technologies can provide elevated problem identification capabilities that allow organizations to proactively address emerging issues. For example, AI-driven analytics can comb through 100% of interactions and identify key words and phrases, like "system locked up," that indicate probable issues.
How NICE can help
NICE CXone is the market leading contact center software in use by thousands of customers of all sizes around the world. CXone is a cloud native, unified suite of applications designed to help a company holistically run its contact (or call) center operations. CXone includes:
Automation & Artificial Intelligence (AI) – leading-edge, advanced call center technology that eliminates mundane tasks and speeds resolutions of customer issues for better business outcomes. It provides self-service, agent-assisted and fully automated alerts and actions.
Analytics – turns insights into results by making data relevant, easy to consume and actionable. These solutions include interaction analytics, customer surveys, reporting and performance management.
Omnichannel Routing – routing and interaction management. These solutions include an automatic call distributor (ACD), interactive voice response (IVR), interaction channel support and proactive outbound dialer.
CXone also includes pre-defined CRM integrations and UCaaS integrations with most leading solutions on the market. These integrations provide a holistic contact center software solution capable of elevating customer experiences for companies of all sizes.