If you have ever read any of our other blogs (which we highly recommend) you might notice that we use the terms call center and contact center interchangeably. We do this because we provide software that can benefit both call centers and contact centers but there is actually a difference in business application.
Anyone familiar with call center management knows that keeping a close watch on metrics is a must when running efficient operations. There are dozens of call center Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that can be tracked but ultimately, it comes down to measuring what is most important to your team and business goals.
When you think of common analytics tools, what first springs to mind? Perhaps, Google Analytics? Good guess. It is a super popular tool. In fact, 29 million sites on the internet use Google Analytics. But, Google Analytics is not an analytics tool but actually a reporting tool. Now you may be thinking…. Is there a difference between reporting and analytics? The answer is YES!
In the world of business intelligence, “data” and “analytics” are often terms used when discussing tools your business should or could be using more efficiently. But it gets confusing really quickly when you start looking into how to actually use and analyze data. Things quickly become about programming languages, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Or you click one too many times and you get into the weeds of advanced statistical analysis and regression models or predictive modeling.
We love the optimism and the hopefulness that beginning a new year brings. Individuals ruminate about self-improvement practices. Businesses try to forecast what is ahead of them and craft strategies to support those forecasts. Being a call center analytics software company, this is our favorite time of year at Brightmetrics™.
Business intelligence (BI) empowers business users to glean valuable insights from data using agile self-service programs without requiring IT intervention. Understanding your company’s valuable data can take the guesswork out of decision-making, improve coordination between departments, and help align core business initiatives. This article will help you understand the basics of BI and why it needs to be a priority for your organization.
Last year at this time, the Brightmetrics team didn’t have even the slightest idea what 2020 would bring. Many of us were excited for the turn of the decade, optimistic about new adventures and experiences to come. And then quite suddenly, all of our lives drastically changed in a matter of weeks, and things haven’t really been the same since.
Every role in an organization that is dependent on customer interactions can benefit from well-developed scheduled reports for their contact center data. Brightmetrics™ makes scheduling the delivery of unique reporting and dashboards incredibly easy. We’ve narrowed down the 5 key steps to building the best reports for your organization that can maximize the value and business insights for many different stakeholders in different areas, and certainly for key decision-makers.
We don’t have to convince the dedicated operators of the contact center. They know they’ve spent hours, maybe days agonizing at their desks pulling together data from customer interactions, extracting it into Excel, merging, “vlookup”ing, pivoting to get business insights, and pulling it all together into a presentable format to give to leadership. The native reports and dashboards can’t get you what you need.
You’ve made it to the third installment of our gamification series! We hope you are as excited as we are about implementing this in your call center. But, before you get started, let’s discuss how to keep your gamification program running like a well-oiled machine consistently over a long period of time. If you’ve been […]