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Traditionally, workflows have been way a to present simple information in an organized and logical manner. They are very helpful in communicating the structure of a complex system or an organizational hierarchy. However, that is all they do; statically display visual information to another person. One of the main goals when originally developing the SpiceCSM Process Workflows was to be able to present complex and dynamic information. We wanted to give users with a specific skill set the ability to convey their knowledge to a large number of less skilled users in a structured, dynamic and logical way. Additionally, we needed the ability to import data into the process so that the less skilled user did not have to use a separate system to look up information. Those original requirements gave the process workflows an enormous amount of power and flexibility. As the years passed, we saw the way processes were being used had evolved in ways we had never imagined when originally designing the SpiceCSM Process Workflows.
A company would not stand without its customers, a fact well known among contact center leaders who strive to create the best possible experience for those who call in with questions or problems. A supportive and rewarding agent encounter can lead to new sales and valuable goodwill; a poor agent encounter can lead a customer straight to the competitors. The person making the difference between the two encounters is the call center agent. Therefore, thorough training is absolutely essential, both on “soft skills” and on the multiple applications required for a typical customer experience.
It was a full house at the Henderson House in Weston, MA on March 25th for the NECCF Spring Forum. The major theme of the day was the rapid changes occurring in the contact center industry and all attendees were eager to learn more. The first presenter, Michael Jordan from Metro Credit Union spoke about his experiences managing a call center in the banking industry. He is currently facing significant challenges in the management, ease, and implementation of multiple channels. Like many contact center managers, he and his agents are supporting phone, chat, email, and social and the task is overwhelming, not to mention confusing. Luckily, SpiceCSM was there to give Michael some insight on how our cloud based platform integrates with each app, providing a single agent desktop/CRM/reporting dashboard that can handle all channels simultaneously.