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The Benefits of Using CCaaS Solutions

Business Advice | 20 January 2023 | 1 year ago

CCaaS solutions, also known as ‘Contact Centre as a Service solutions’, are a type of cloud-based software that can go above and beyond the capabilities of legacy contact centre solutions. Instead of being installed on individual devices, agents can access CCaaS solutions from anywhere. There is no shortage of agent experience in England, but many are frustrated by being unable to serve customers to the best of their abilities because of technological constraints. With growing digital demands in mind, and customers who expect an increasingly better service, many expanding organisations, or well-established ones in need of updating are turning to CCaaS solutions for their contact centres. There are a number of benefits of doing so, some of which we have detailed below.

Improved Customer Experience

With CCaaS solutions, customer service agents can respond to requests in a number of ways. Regardless of the channel-live chat, telephone call, or email, all customer queries can be directed to specialised agents with access to their customer history. Not only does this reduce the response time, but it also improves the customer experience. Customers are not limited to getting in touch with a company via one method, they have the freedom to contact the company in a way that works for them. Some customers prefer to communicate with an agent via live chat, while others prefer to speak with someone directly over the phone. CCaaS solutions also allow queries to move between channels, maybe problem solving starts with live chat, but it can easily switch to an agent call to be resolved, without losing details or progress. 

Easy to Analyse Customer Data

The business world is dynamic, and it can be hard to predict trends and changes in customer needs, day-to-day or even month-to-month. CCaaS solutions can collect and display data in an easy to digest way, making forecasting the number of agents needed to match customer needs more accurate. This data can also provide insights into customers. For example, to help create targeted advertising campaigns, detailed customer profiles, and the necessary improvements required for more efficient service. Data-driven strategies contribute to more reliable results and performance.

Increasingly Cost Effective

CCaaS solutions can help rationalise the ongoing costs that come from a contact centre or customer service department. The software is maintained by the provider and all agents need is the equipment to login and access the solution via the cloud. Costs associated with upgrading legacy systems or hardware are minimised and extra agents can be mobilised easily while only paying for the number of licences needed. 

Scalable and Flexible

Any organisation can experience short term fluctuations in customer contact levels or changing needs to do with growth and development. Cloud-based solutions like CCaaS are able to be scaled up accordingly. Instead of running the risk of customers experiencing long wait times, contact centres can scale their output in line with growing customer demands. With so many companies trying to give customers a perfect experience, CCaaS is an important tool to meet customer service expectations.

Streamlined and Efficient

There are a lot of automated processes built into CCaaS solutions, which make for more streamlined and efficient service. There is less demand on customer service agents to handle repetitive tasks, as automation handles those, giving them time to focus on providing an unbeatable contact centre experience. Using a CCaaS solution can also improve accuracy by automating repetitive tasks and supporting agents during the more engaging ones, helping boost satisfaction for customers and agents.

Improved Agent Performance

CCaaS streamlines a lot of what goes into a customer service and contact centre role, making the day to day job of an agent a lot simpler. Instead of switching between different applications and figuring out how to use a complicated system, agents can focus on giving the best service possible.  Working as a contact centre agent can be demanding, but CCaaS solutions make the technicalities of the job easier, helping improve performance. Instead of struggling with complexities, agents can focus on providing every customer with professional service. Not only does this make the agents’ workday a lot less overwhelming, but it also benefits the company by ensuring a high quality service is provided to the customer at all times.

As demonstrated by the preceding examples, there are numerous advantages to utilising CCaaS solutions. Regardless of business type and industry, organisations around the world believe in these benefits too and are investing in CCaaS solutions to enhance their customer experiences. To find out more, get in touch with a CCaaS specialist. 

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