Deployment of any new CSM, CRM, or other customer management or call center software can be a stressful experience for everyone involved.
New software leads to challenges on every level of an organization - Support representatives or other employees on the "front lines" will have to adapt to new processes on the fly, with only the prior skills/knowledge they have and the training they were given to fall back on. Management and Supervisor groups will have a similar struggle when dealing with reporting of KPIs and other metrics, as well as the stress placed on the entire organization during the 'cutover' to a new system.
Converting to new systems and tools should not be a burden on your company. Empowering workers with capable and easy to use tools allows them to focus more on the customer's needs and can improve metrics such as average handle time (AHT), first call resolution (FCR), escalation rates, etc.
During a trip to a client for a deployment, it became rather obvious that this is all part of what makes SpiceCSM so powerful. The client was able to hire their entire support representative pool "off the street" with the highest amount of experience being employees that had previously worked as inbound customer service representatives for a hotel chain.
They took these employees, and with the help of SpiceCSM's guided process workflows, were able to effectively support the entire user base of an Internet Service Provider with very minimal training. During the first day these agents were achieving service levels much higher than the previous callcenter that had provided support, all with a lower escalation rate.
Within hours, employees with a minimal amount of training were able to perform the entirety of tier 1 technical support, as well as all customer service functions for a rather large service provider. People with no technical background to speak of can use this tool to provide efficient and helpful support for customers with virtually any need.This astounded the client so much that rather than switching back to the 'old callcenter' after the first round of testing, they continued support without an interruption, and have only expanded since.