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Whitepaper: How to Evaluate Contact Center Solutions

Ever wonder how other contact centers go about choosing new systems? Do their managers face the same bewilderment and dread of trying to understand the technology? Do they have the same budget frustrations?

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BenchmarkPortal Inc. surveyed more than 50 firms, asking how they approached the decision of whether to buy components from various vendors or to go with an all-in-one solution. The resulting whitepaper gives you insights from those who have been down this road already.

"A Comparison of All-in-One versus Multi-Point Contact Center Solutions," BenchmarkPortal, October 2006

  • See the key questions decision makers considered when upgrading automatic call distribution, interactive voice response, workforce management and other systems.

  • Sample of this whitepaper's graphics showing how typical multi-point and all-in-one systems look in practice. The paper also explores the two "flavors" of all-in-one solutions: on-premise and off-premise.
    Get clear graphics showing how typical multi-point and all-in-one systems look in practice. The paper also explores the two "flavors" of all-in-one solutions: on-premise and off-premise. Get it now.
  • Compare and contrast your own operation with the averages involved in the survey, including call volumes, numbers of agents, cross-sell opportunities and the types of technology the other contact centers either had or planned to add in the coming year.


Getting the right people, processes and technologies all aligned to cultivate loyal customers and build enterprise value is difficult at best. Benefit from knowing how others are tackling the same issues you face.

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Whitepaper: Uses and Benefits of Unified Communications

Want a real-world reference for evaluating the benefits of unified communications technology (like saving 43 minutes per employee per day from more efficient message management)?

This Sage Research whitepaper quantifies the time and money savings experienced by over 200 companies.

“Unified Communication Application: Uses and Benefits,” Sage Research, January 2006

The actionable data and recommendations in this whitepaper help you quantify the dollar-for-dollar return on investment from unified communications. Benchmarks from current users (over 200 small, medium, and large organizations surveyed) showing real productivity gains and out-of-pocket cost savings. Provides a real-world reference for evaluating the technology. Data includes 11 color charts showing time and money saved with unified messaging.

At 56% of organizations, coworkers can't reach each other on the first try. And nearly all (93%) organizations at one point have missed deadline because they couldn't access key decision-makers. That’s pitiful. You can do better – here’s how:

So, instead of trying your coworker at the office and on his cell before reaching him at home, you could reach him instantly. Instead of spending 14 minutes trying to connect, you could spend 14 seconds.

Looking for graphics that illustrate real-world productivity gains and out-of-pocket cost savings?

You'll get specific stats on:
 

  1. Time savings by knowing the best way to reach coworkers
  2. Time Savings from using Unified Messaging
  3. Benefits by Size of Deployment in the Workplace
  4. Cost savings from on-premise conferencing
  5. Savings per month due to SoftPhone usage, and much more

One of 11 charts shows the benefits of unified communications beyond basic IP communications deployment, as well as the correlation between IP communication application use and level of benefits.

Here's a complete table of contents for you:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 The adoption context
3.0 The benefits outlook
4.0 Scope and Methodology
5.0 Unified Communications applications
6.0 Application usage
7.0 Real-World Unified Communications application deployments
8.0 Unified Communications application benefits
9.0 Employee Mobility
10.0 Employee collaboration
11.0 Cost savings
12.0 Conclusion

LIST OF EXHIBITS

Exhibit 1: Relevant sources of pain
Exhibit 2: Unified Communications Benefits: Beyond Basic IPC Deployment
Exhibit 2a: Correlation between IPC application use and level of benefits
Exhibit 3: Current use of UC applications
Exhibit 4: Use of UC applications within organizations
Exhibit 5: Summary of Unified Communications Application Benefits
Exhibit 6: Time savings by knowing the best way to reach coworkers
Exhibit 7: Time Savings from using Unified Messaging
Exhibit 8: Time Savings by using Instant Messaging (IM)
Exhibit 9: Time savings from escalating IM session to live phone conversation
Exhibit 9a: Benefits by Size of Deployment in the Workplace
Exhibit 10: Cost savings from on-premise conferencing
Exhibit 11: Savings per month due to SoftPhone usage

 

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White paper: Achieve security without breaking your IT budget

This FREE white paper from SOS and Cisco is a practical guide for small and medium-size businesses, providing a quick overview of planning, design, implementation, operation, and optimization of a Microsoft Business environment protected by a Cisco Self-Defending Network.

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The Business Case for Video Conferencing

Become a member of the SOS community and gain access to this 16 page study on video conferencing return on investment (ROI). Contents include real world examples showing Time-to-Market, Driving Adoption, and Pure Travel Reduction.

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Live Web Demo: Communications as a Service Small Contact Center in the Cloud 

You don’t have to be a big contact center to deliver a great customer experience. Join TEAMSOS and Interactive Intelligence for a live demo of the CaaS Small Center, a cloud-based solution for contact centers of 10 - 50 agents. Demos are presented every Wednesday at 10am PST. Click here to register >>

 

     
   

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