Category: Contact Center Analytics

Latest Version of VPI EMPOWER Contact Center Quality and Performance Optimization Suite Rated 'Avaya Compliant'

  • VPI Avaya Compliant Tested Call Recording and Performance Management SoftwareCall recording, contact center performance management reporting and analytics now compliant with key Avaya communications solutions
  • Helps enterprise, government and public safety emergency contact centers optimize quality, operational performance and customer experience, while providing capabilities for compliance and risk management

VPI (Voice Print International), a leading provider of contact center performance analytics and compliance recording solutions, today announced that its VPI Empower Suite is compliant with key communications solutions from Avaya, a global provider of...

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VPI’s New Instant Analyzers Drive Faster Access to Customer and Operational Insights

 

VPI (Voice Print International, Inc. http://www.VPI-corp.com), the world’s premier developer of Contact Center Workforce Optimization solutions, today announced new capabilities for the award winning VPI EMPOWER™ and VPI EMPOWER 911™ software suites. VPI solutions provide a unique and powerful advantage – every mix-and-match software module is enhanced with embedded analytics and workflow automation – from call recording and quality monitoring to performance management reporting and E-learning. Building upon this outstanding value proposition, VPI’s new version 5.4 now includes advanced...

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VPI VirtualSource Virtual Agent Call Automation Solution Wins Ventana Research Award for Customer Technology Innovation

 

VPI (http://www.VPI-corp.com), the leading global provider of contact center workforce optimization solutions, todayannounced that Ventana Research, an esteemed benchmark research and advisory services firm, has selected VPI VirtualSource as this year’s Customer Technology Innovation Award winner. The prestigious awards distinguish pioneers that have developed clear visionary and transformative technology. The Technology Innovation Awards showcase what technology vendors have done to advance the potential of their applications and technology to drive better productivity and outcomes.

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American Century Investments Uses Analytics to Improve Call Center Quality Assurance and Client Experience

As seen in the Quality Assurance and Training NewsletterWith a business focus that emphasizes the quality of customer care, contact center quality assurance (QA) has always been very important to American Century Investments. In the past, QA methodology was focused primarily on agent performance, with a manual process of call selection, export, evaluation, and Key Performance Indicator tracking. American Century Investments optimized client experience with the award-winning VPI EMPOWER suite of analytics-driven Quality Assurance and performance management software. 

Click here to read the full American Century case study that has been featured in...

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Top 5 Most Downloaded Call Center Optimization Guides of the Year

As you prepare for success in the year ahead, we thought that you and others in your organization would be interested in reading some of the year’s best, most popular educational white papers from the VPI Contact Center Optimization Resource Center. They’re packed full of great cost saving and profit boosting ideas. Enjoy!

Navigating Call Recording Law

Navigating Call Recording Law

Authored by analyst Dick Bucci from Pelorus Associates

Learn about the many new and evolving call recording laws, regulations, and industry standards that most profoundly affect contact centers and what you can do to avoid problems. Download here!...

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VPI Awarded Prestigious Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Leadership Award for Intelligent Virtual Call Agents

Frost & Sullivan Virtual Call Agent AwardVPI today announced that it has been recognized with the Frost & Sullivan 2013 North American Customer Value Leadership Award for its leadership in enhancing the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service that leads to improved customer retention and, ultimately, expansion of the customer base. The award is based on Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the virtual agent application market. Virtual agents have introduced a new range of self-service capabilities into the contact center.

VPI built its reputation in the contact center workforce optimization market,...

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Know The Real Truth on Agent Performance and Workforce Optimization?

And have you really done what it takes to win the battle for customers?  Check the latest article from Ventana Research to find out.  

There is a lot of buzz around deploying systems and processes for multi-channel customer communications and self-service as a path to earning customer trust, loyalty and repeat business.  That is certainly commendable…but did you know that over 90 percent of customer communications are still over the phone?  Most people continue to prefer getting help by talking to people. Yet, Ventana’s research shows that many companies are still immature in managing their...

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QA & Training Tip: Use Speech Analytics to Run Call Campaigns Specific to Call Types for Evaluation

We use speech analytics to run call campaigns specific to the types of calls we are interested in sampling month-to-month, seasonally, and based on a current issue in the media or public eye. 

For example, every summer we run a campaign on high water use calls (or high bills).  In the winter, we run a campaign on emergency calls for frozen pipes.  In January, we will run a campaign on the rate increase and in April we will run a campaign on the new services installed in a specific area.

As we evaluate these calls, we can ensure that the majority of the volume we are handling at the time is...

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40 Stats Shaping the Future of Contact Centers

The Future of Call Center Workforce OptimizationDid you know that almost one in every 25 jobs in the US is within the contact center industry? Pretty thought provoking, huh? But just what does the future hold for the people, processes and technologies of this constantly evolving environment? As the leading developer and provider of contact center workforce optimization solutions and services, we at VPI decided to compile a list of compelling statistics that are shaping the future of customer contact and our solution portfolio. Check it out:

Customer Experience

1) Even in a negative economy, customer experience is a high priority for...

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Dodd-Frank Call Recording Requirements, Deadlines and Solutions

Dodd-Frank Call Recording RequirementsVPI was recently featured in Contact Center Association's Inbound Magazine in their special issue on 'What to Expect in the Contact Center in 2013.'  One thing is for certain, and that is trading floors and contact centers will be faced with implementing a series of process and technology changes in the coming year.

Authored by VPI's Vice President of Workforce Optimization Patrick Botz, the article 'Financial Contact Centers Face the Reality of Complying with Dodd-Frank' discusses the impact of Dodd-Frank call recording requirements, deadline dates and affordable call recording, analytics and...

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Smokin’! VPI rated a “Hot Vendor” in Ventana’s 2012 Value Index for Contact Center Agent Performance Management

VPI Receives Hot Vendor RatingYou’re probably familiar with Ventana Research and its highly acclaimed annual Value Index.  Ventana prides itself on providing insights and best practices guidance based on rigorous research-based benchmarking indexes of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions worldwide. The Ventana Research Indexes provide research-based business and technology guidance to businesses. I would imagine that every solution provider wants to feature prominently as a Ventana Index category leader – the designation carries some serious weight and helps bring the very best...

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Quality Assurance 2.0: Using Analytics to Focus QA on Outcomes

QATCBoosting customer satisfaction is more important than ever before. Consumers today live in an instant gratification society and are not only choosier with how they spend their money, but also demand an exceptional customer experience. Now's the time to take control and learn how to improve customer satisfaction and reduce operating costs by reading VPI's article on 'Quality Assurance 2.0: Using Analytics to Focus QA on Outcomes," which has been featured as the top story in the Quality Assurance & Training Connection (QATC) newsletter.

Quality Assurance 2.0: Using Analytics to Focus QA on...

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Interstate Batteries Gets a Jump Start with VPI EMPOWER Workforce Optimization Suite

Interstate BatteriesIt’s the sound all motorists dread. The click, click, silence that we all know is the sound of a completely dead battery. Stuck on the side of the road, late to work and sitting in your driveway, or stranded in a parking lot somewhere. Just waiting for some kind soul to come by with jumper cables and give you a boost.

When Interstate Batteries, the nation's #1 replacement battery company, was looking for a solution that would boost its call quality monitoring and analytics, improve agent performance, and ensure PCI call recording compliance, they looked to VPI's best-of-breed VPI EMPOWER ...Read More »
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Extreme Makeover: Call Center Quality Assurance Edition

Call Center Quality Assurance Article as Seen in Inbound MagazineJust like a home that sometimes needs to be refreshed, traditional quality assurance has reached a fork in the road of its 30-year life. Now's the perfect time to re-evaluate the way we monitor and measure our call center agents and “cleaning house” in the Quality Assurance (QA) department to make room for analytics-oriented QA tools and best practices. By implementing this makeover in your contact center, you can radically reduce manual steps required by most QA applications by more than 60 percent. And, who among us can’t use 60% less manual work?

 

Get started with these key items of focus in...

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New Guide: How to Solve 7 Everyday Contact Center Problems with Analytics

Call Center Analytics White PaperRenowned contact center market research firm Pelorus Associates just published a new and exciting resource guide on the use of analytics in the contact center. In it, they discuss 7 problems that can easily be solved with desktop analytics:

  1. Measurement and analysis of first call resolution (FCR)
  2. More effective agent evaluations
  3. Optimizing call handle time
  4. Campaign analysis
  5. Identification of at-risk customers
  6. Collections optimization and compliance
  7. Achieving PCI-DSS compliance

Chief analyst and author Dick Bucci does a great job of illustrating the power of contact center analytics by describing the...

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Ventana Research Discusses the Value of Analytics-Driven Quality Monitoring

Call Center Quality MonitoringVentana Research just released a new research perspective focused on the use of advanced analytics in the contact center, “Improving Business Performance through Outcome-Focused Quality Monitoring.” In the brief, Ventana discusses the prevalence of call recording (anywhere from 2.5% to 100% of calls) and the range of tools, from spreadsheets to advanced analytics, used to review these calls.  Although these recordings contain potentially valuable insights into what agents and callers say during calls, research shows that most contact centers review them manually and only to assess agent...Read More »
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NACC Call Center Industry Report Reveals Optimistic Outlook

National Association of Call CentersLately it’s been tough to find much positive news about business and the economy. However, the latest report from the National Association of Call Centers (NACC) shows a very positive outlook for the contact center industry. The benchmarking report shows that the contact center industry has rebounded from the recession and has been steadily growing over the past couple of years. In fact, 95% of the respondents felt that economic and business conditions in 2011 will be the same or even better than they were in 2010. Download the North American Contact Center Industry 2011 Mid-Year Update and...

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Contact Center Association Podcast: VPI Unveils Next-Gen Quality and Performance Management Tools and Best Practices

Contact Center Association Queue-Talk PodcastI always appreciate sitting down and chatting with leaders in the contact center industry. It gives me the opportunity to learn about new trends or issues and I get to share how VPI is helping solve those issues.  Patrick Botz, VPI’s VP of Marketing, recently had such a chat with Rich Hand, the Director of Membership and Publications for Contact Center Association (CCA). The topic was the critical nature of analytics in the performance and success of contact centers. Listen to the Queue-Talk podcast on the CCA Web site to learn how leveraging analytics improves not only the customer experience...

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Analytics Powering the New Focus on Quality

Featured in the Quality Assurance and Training Connection (QATC) newsletter

Targeted Analytics-Driven Call Quality MonitoringAfter over a decade of doing things the same way, traditional contact center quality monitoring is getting a major facelift. New analytics solutions and best practices are taking the ‘random’ out of and quality monitoring and transforming the way contact centers pursue and the speed in which they achieve their goals.

William A. Foster once said, “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many...
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Getting Workforce Optimization Right: A New White Paper by Ovum and VPI

OvumRecently, VPI teamed up with Ovum Research, a premier analyst firm in the technology and telecom sectors, on a new white paper titled “Getting Workforce Optimization Right: How to Align Your Agent Training and Management with the Needs of Your Customers.” It was a great opportunity for us to learn firsthand what Ovum Analyst, Aphrodite Brinsmead, sees as the “must haves” for best-in-class contact centers to use as Workforce Optimization Technologies (or WOTs as she calls them). She specifically focuses on the many advantages of levering an integrated workforce optimization suite, like VPI EMPOW...
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