“While HAL was able to converse naturally with people on any imaginable topic, the conversational user experience with AI still isn’t there and probably won’t be anytime soon.”

On July 31, 2017, NICE, of Hoboken, NJ, announced the launch of NICE inContact CXone™, engineered from the ground-up to provide the global contact center industry with a cloud platform that provides extensive native functionality along with hundreds of APIs that support integration with partner solutions as well as customer-specific extensions. Capabilities inherent in the platform include omni-channel routing, workforce optimization (WFO), analytics, robotic automation, and artificial intelligence (AI).

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On July 19, 2017, Verint® Systems, Inc., of Melville, NY, introduced Knowledge Management Professional. Knowledge Management Professional represents Verint’s expansion of its knowledge management solution to include contact centers of all sizes, including the small-to-medium sized business, and joins Verint’s Knowledge Management Enterprise as part of Verint’s Employee Engagement suite and broader Customer Engagement Portfolio.

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“At some point in the not too-distant future, you’ll probably find yourself with contact center employees who function somewhere on the autism spectrum.”

Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Homeward Bound

“The at-home agent workforce is now mainstream in the global contact center industry and will likely dominate the industry before the end of this decade.”

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:34

Communing With Communities

“Having a community in the contact center is an excellent way to help improve communications, deflect calls, locate expertise and resources, improve efficiencies and gain insights about those integrations.”

On March 30, 2017, NICE of Hoboken, NJ, announced a suite of enhancements to the NICE Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution. With over 500,000 robots deployed at 400 customers, NICE continues to invest in features and functionality designed to address customers’ evolving needs and demands.

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Saturday, 01 April 2017 13:17

Cool Hand Stew

“Long-term relevance for Aspect was going to mean rethinking the product portfolio, rethinking how our enterprise customers are going to compete to maximize the value of their consumer relationships, and do it in an omnichannel, extreme self-service context.”

On March 27, 2017, Cisco Systems of San Jose, CA, introduced several new solutions built upon the Cisco Spark platform. Among these new innovations is Cisco Spark care, designed to enable help desks and small teams provide customer care to both internal and external customers using web chat and callback.

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 19:33

Power To The People

“In 2017, workforce issues will need to be considered equally with customer service issues. It’s time to focus on optimizing both the agent experience and the customer experience.”