May 7, 2019 by Siobhan Climer
Cloud-based contact centers are one way businesses are meeting – and exceeding – their customer’s expectations. Using the cloud enables your business to have a more complete view of every customer and continue to add new channels like chat and messaging – ensuring nothing remains siloed.
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Cloud Contact Center Shifts Frame PureCloud And CJP Debate
The move towards cloud-based contact center platforms is gaining momentum, and multiple acquisitions or mergers over the last two years demonstrate this. In fact, Aragon Research predicts that by 2020, 60% of cloud contact center providers will merge or be acquired.
Cloud computing virtualizes infrastructure and, when done right, integrates systems so that your IT team can focus on the needs of your business and contact center. So, moving to the cloud makes sense. You can improve the customer experience, build business continuity, create an executable disaster recovery solution, improve scalability and acquisition, and lower costs.
But which cloud contact center solution is right for your organization?
Ready to test Genesys PureCloud and CJP – the Cisco cloud solution – in your environment today?
Finding a trusted advisor who will help you every step of the way in your contact center journey might seem tricky. Mindsight is here to be that extension of your team, providing you the insights and information you need to make the best-informed decisions that will continue to drive success for your business. To learn more about how Mindsight builds out a contact center roadmap, read Customers Drive, You Navigate: Your Contact Center Roadmap To Customer Care Success or contact us today.
Genesys PureCloud Benefits
What are the benefits of PureCloud?
By 2018, Dimension Data estimates customers will expect 11 channels to be available for interacting with your business. In the same report, however, they found a whopping 58.5% of businesses were unable to integrate their various communication channels. PureCloud integrates these channels, bringing an omnichannel experience to your customers. Customers are happier, and your business can grow.
PureCloud combines voice services and auto-attendant tools with video conferencing, screen sharing, team chat, and document management. Their user-friendly interface makes collaboration for your teams seamless. Open APIs mean integration with your current tools will be a breeze.
Data is the root of a successful business. Measurable results that are easy to access, format, analyze, and share can convince your employees, shareholders, and customers of what you are doing right. The PureCloud dashboard provides live data, and enables you to send and receive supervisor alerts, historical reports, and various agent tools like performance tracking and scheduling.
Microservices architecture means your cloud solution is always up-to-date with the latest features. In 2017 alone, PureCloud added intraday monitoring, chrome extensions, salesforce extensions, single sign-on, multilingual IVR, inbound email flows, screen share, co-browsing, and PCI! Just imagine what 2018 will bring.
Cisco Customer Journey Platform (CJP) Benefits
The Cisco Customer Journey Platform is a cloud-based contact center solution that improves the customer experience and drives actionable business insights. The Cisco Customer Journey Platform supports:
- Predictive analytics routing
- Workforce optimization
- Outbound campaigns
- Web callbacks
- Customer engagement analytics
- Speech-enabled IVR
- Collaboration integration
- CRM integrations
The Cisco Customer Journey Platform’s features indicate an awareness of the changing needs of the contact center. Moving forward, contact center platforms need to be flexible, integrated, easily automated, and customer-focused. The entire platform centers on the customer experience, hence the name Cisco Customer Journey Platform.
By speeding up the customer journey and enabling an automated, systematic experience, the Cisco Customer Journey Platform seeks to remove tedious re-identification processes and seamlessly stitch together various communication channels and devices.
See how PureCloud and CJP work in your environment today with Demo Days, our hands-on lab where you can test a solution and talk with our experts.
Finding The Right Balance: PureCloud And CJP
PureCloud integrates seamlessly with the systems already in place in your organization, making it a great choice for expanding call centers. With PureCloud, businesses can deploy a complete, full-feature contact center without investing in hardware.
Both PureCloud and CJP provide a new way of connecting with customers. With improved analytics and business intelligence, integrated capabilities, and the latest features, both solutions can be a great fit.
Finding the right balance between PureCloud and CJP means understanding your business today and where you expect it to go tomorrow.
Take a moment to chat with our contact center experts today to discuss which solution best meets the needs of your business, where it is today, and where you hope it will be in the future. Sign up for our weekly (free!) whiteboard sessions to get started or contact us today.
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About The Author
Siobhan Climer, Science and Technology Writer for Mindsight, writes about technology trends in education, healthcare, and business. She previously taught STEM programs in elementary classrooms and museums, and writes extensively about cybersecurity, disaster recovery, cloud services, backups, data storage, network infrastructure, and the contact center. When she’s not writing tech, she’s writing fantasy, gardening, and exploring the world with her twin two-year old daughters. Find her on twitter @techtalksio.