CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
Who's Who In Customer Relationship Management
The editors of Customer Inter@ction Solutions
present the second-annual 'Who's Who In Customer Relationship
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Decentering The Contact Center
By Erik Lounsbury, Editorial Director, Customer Inter@ction Solutions
The author recounts his discussion with Cisco Systems Inc.'s
Brett Shockley about trends in the contact center.
Dialog Marketing Elevates E-mail Effectiveness
By Janet Logan, Revenio, Inc.
The golden goose of e-mail marketing could look more like a
dead duck if things don't change rapidly. Overuse and improper use of
e-mail are causing response rates to fall, and today's e-mail marketing
risks sliding down a slippery slope.
Put Your Customers'Questions To Work
By Claudio Pinkus, Jeeves Solutions, A Division Of Ask Jeeves, Inc.
As companies have been investing money in CRM, many have
overlooked the value that can be derived from analyzing the incoming
question stream to gain actionable insight that can improve overall
Losing Customer Care Business To A
By Mike Rowland, Pack Fancher and Bryan Johnson, Matrix Capital Markets
The emergence of global, diversified outsourcing
companies and their entry into the customer contact marketplace could have
far-reaching implications for traditional CRM and teleservices firms, not
the least of which is an entirely new competitive dynamic.
Still Leaving It To Fate? Optimizing
By William Durr Jr. and Ofer Matan, Blue Pumpkin Software
The contact center industry has used the term 'workforce
management' to describe systems that enable people to deal effectively
with the complexities of demand forecasting and staff scheduling. While
these systems can increase efficiency dramatically, they are only one part
of a more comprehensive solution that increases the productivity and
performance of customer-facing employees.
Out With The New, In With The Old: A Look At
By Brian Spraetz, IEX Corporation
Modern schedule bidding systems replace the use of
paper-based forms and reports with electronic versions, speeding up the
bidding process, reducing the potential for human error and making it all
more convenient for supervisors as well as agents.
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Busting Site Selection Paradigms
By Kathie Lehner For Economic Development For New Mexico
Site selection experts can tell you the demographics needed
to place a new grocery store in the neighborhood or whether the traffic
passing the gas station meets minimum traffic requirements, but what
happens in call center site selection when the same old formulas are used
by consultants nationally?