WAYNE, Pa., Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolve IP® today announced the results of its annual North American Contact Center Survey, providing key insights into the contact center market landscape. The starkest findings of the survey indicate that a period of rapid adoption and evaluation of cloud contact center solutions is underway:
Additional findings note that software-driven technology needs such as omnichannel, and CRM integration are top investment priorities in 2019. Additionally, an overwhelming majority (92%) desire a unified contact center, where both the PBX and Contact Center technology are from a single technology provider, versus a PBX overlay where 2 separate technology providers are involved.Contact centers are undergoing rapid change driven by technological and demographic transformations. With dramatic shifts in preferred customer contact channels such as chat, email, and text, organizations have been forced to adopt new solutions to maintain excellent customer experiences. Meanwhile, business leaders now recognize that the contact center is a primary point of brand differentiation and are demanding greater levels of insight gathered at the point of customer interaction. Accordingly, the top three features contact center leaders desire are: omnichannel capabilities (40%), business intelligence (31.5%) and speech analytics (26%).According to the survey's respondents, their biggest concerns are insufficient reporting and analytics with just over 6 in 10 rating it from "challenging to extremely challenging." The second biggest struggle is finding ways to reduce costs where 20% found it to be "very to extremely challenging" and another 37% found it "challenging." Enabling remote agents was the third biggest concern with 18.5% noting it to be "very to extremely challenging" and 14% noting it a "challenging."
The blind, web-based survey was conducted by Evolve IP in the fall of 2018 and featured 163 respondents in North America who are directly involved in managing the operations of their organization's call or contact center. Please click on these links for more information from the survey INFOGRAPHIC or the full SURVEY RESULTS.One of the world's fastest growing cloud strategy companies, today Evolve IP provides best-of-breed cloud solutions to more than 1,900 enterprises and over 420,000 users. Many of the world's most recognizable brands rely on the company's Evolve IP OneCloud™ strategy to migrate multiple integrated cloud computing and cloud communications services onto a single, unified platform including: contact centers, IP phone systems / unified communications and collaboration, virtual desktops, identity management, disaster recovery, IaaS, and more.WHY CLIENTS CHOOSE EVOLVE IPThe cloud is no longer about buying individual services. It's now about having a strategy for multiple services and making them work together to provide greater IT efficiency. For over a decade Evolve IP has delivered customized strategies and integrated services for both cloud computing and communications; solutions that are designed to work together and with the applications you already use in your business. The Evolve IP OneCloudTM lets enterprises move a service at a time, to a secure, virtual private environment, and our analyst-acclaimed solutions are built on a world-class, compliant architecture that leverages the blue-chip technologies organizations already know and trust. Our long-term success is built on a business deploying more services with Evolve IP so we are invested in our clients' future. As a result, we are obsessed with providing superior service in every aspect of our client relationships and this has resulted in the industry's highest verified client satisfaction.Photo(s):https://www.prlog.org/12751847Press release distributed by PRLog
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