Customer Service/Call Centers/Contact Centers

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) helps organizations deliver exceptional customer service and support. Good CRM tools and strategies enable call centers, contact centers, and customer support teams to be their most effective and ensure that all customer inquiries end with the best possible customer experience. Explore our latest news, analysis, and advice for customer service professionals at all levels.


The Struggle to Raise First-Contact Resolutions

Contact centers have struggled to limit follow-ups, but tech is increasing the odds.

What Will It Take for Omnichannel to Live Up to Its Promise?

Omnichannel customer service technology exists. Now companies just have to deploy it properly.

CRM Special Report: Vertical Markets Spotlight

A roundup of the CRM innovation taking place in eight industry verticals.

CRM in Financial Services: Vertical Markets Spotlight

Data is the key to addressing new threats to traditional banking and investment relationships.


Almost Half of Customer Service Reps Think Tech Will Replace Them. Here’s Why

The fear of being replaced is not related to the number of rep enablement capabilities a rep interacts with in their job.

Subscription Providers Must Prepare for Usage Models’ CX Impact

Customers want greater flexibility with subscription payments, but increased calls to customer service could be an unintended consequence.

Delivering an Exceptional Customer Experience from Online to Onsite

Because offering good service is their business, service companies often feel even more pressure to deliver the best experience possible. Unfortunately, many face challenges that include disparate systems, too many apps, and isolated workflows that cause bottlenecks, resulting in a disjointed CX.

Digital Trust and the Contact Center’s Key Role

Establishing and maintaining digital trust is not just a competitive advantage, it is a business imperative. And the contact center can play a critical role in preserving consumers' trust.


With CX, the Front Line Is Where the Action Is

Here's a simple approach to driving more action from your CX program.

Empathy Statements Aren’t Enough

Contact center agents need to be empowered to solve problems, not just say they're sorry.

Sorry, Companies. We’re Just Not That Close.

Brands need to tread lightly when it comes to messaging with their customers.

Why Does Customer Service Keep Getting Worse?

Execs talk a good game about the value of great CX, but reality doesn't measure up.

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