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Developers and DevOps in the Contact Center

As an increasing number of contact centers migrate to the cloud, another corresponding change is occurring. More and more enterprises have deployed dedicated developers to support their customer experience initiatives.

 

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After You’ve Gone Live with Amazon Connect CX Assurance Continues

In my last blog post, I focused on how Cyara Accelerator for Amazon Connect helps companies achieve both speed and quality in their initial migration to Amazon Connect, and in their ongoing development on their new platform. In today’s post, I want to turn my attention to monitoring your CX after you’ve gone live.

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Going Agile at Cyara

Over the course of three days, in a tightly quartered conference room in Melbourne, Australia, eighteen of us across Cyara were trained in SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework). If you are not familiar with the term SAFe, Wikipedia defines it as “a set of organization and workflow patterns intended to guide enterprises in scaling lean and agile practices.” This framework was designed to help companies improve their alignment, collaboration, and delivery across software development teams. We had the terrific experts from Pretty Agile, including Em Campbell-Pretty, help guide us through the various processes, concepts, and frameworks.

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Getting Your Customer Experience Right, No Matter the Channel

Technology continues to evolve at an ever-increasing pace. Never before has technology—the architectures, networks, operating systems, applications, processes and even the people designing, developing, operating or using it—been such a driving force. Digital transformation is no longer a buzzword but a reality, and the race to deliver a perfect customer experience the first time has never been more important.

We’ve moved from single channel communication (typically voice), via multichannel (typically voice, email, fax, video, SMS etc), to omnichannel, which incorporates even more channels (voice, email, fax, video, SMS and web applications—webchat, chatbot etc) and expects seamless handoff between each. In this setting, every company needs to be ready for their customers’ preferred way of making contact.

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How Can You Assure Voice Quality When You Move to the Cloud?

The contact center has become the turning point for digital transformation in the enterprise. Companies must now compete by delivering innovative, flawless customer experiences. To accomplish this, the vast majority of enterprises, including many of Cyara’s customers, are moving their contact centers to the cloud, for benefits including reduced cost to serve and a more personalized and responsive customer experience.

But as I covered in an earlier blog post, there are several considerations to address when you’re making this move. One of these considerations is that today, most cloud-based contact centers are based on Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC), which may have an impact on voice quality.

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Three New Integrations to Streamline Your DevOps Practice

Customer experience IT leaders know that a well functioning, complete ecosystem of technology—from IT monitoring, defect tracking, and software development systems to IT ticketing—is key. With this ecosystem in place, companies are empowered to iterate rapidly with quality using Agile and DevOps methodologies in their CX initiatives. 

Cyara’s customers use a wide range of solutions to streamline their software development and operations in support of delivering better customer experiences. So we’re excited to announce new Cyara Platform integrations to three popular solutions: Jira, ServiceNow, and Splunk. These new integrations help with IT monitoring (Splunk), defect tracking (Jira), and ticketing and support (ServiceNow), and are in addition to our existing integrations with configuration management services from blackchair and InProd, and test management with MicroFocus ALM. 

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Overcoming the Speed-Quality Tradeoff in Your Migration to Amazon Connect

In my last blog post, I focused on how Cyara Accelerator helps companies accelerate their migration to Amazon Connect by automatically documenting existing IVR applications, and automatically generating call flows in Amazon Connect. By automating the process of generating a baseline IVR, brands can get their new system up and running much faster.

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Get to the Benefits of Amazon Connect Faster with Cyara Accelerator

Adoption of Contact Center technology in the Cloud is a trend that is well under way. According to IDC, nearly 50% of contact centers have deployed cloud-based solutions and an additional third are in the process. And, this isn’t just small contact centers. According to Forrester, 1 in 4 large contact centers currently deploys hosted, hybrid or cloud contact center environments, and 30% are expecting to move to subscription-type services.

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Guest Post by InProd: Empowering Business Users to Easily Make IVR Changes

Business users want an efficient and trouble-free way to make changes to IVRs. InProd and New Zealand’s Ministry of Social Development (MSD) have developed a new feature as part of the InProd product, that gives business users what they want.

IVRs need to be continually updated to help customers resolve their issues and make the customer experience as frictionless as possible. Business users often have minor changes, such as, changes to prompts (pre-recorded IVR voice messages) and changes to where calls should be sent. They need changes quickly and often do not want to wait for an IT resource.

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CX Thought Leaders July 2019

The contact center has become the inflection point for digital transformation in the enterprise. Companies must now compete by delivering innovative, flawless customer experiences. To accomplish this, the vast majority of enterprises are moving their contact centers to the cloud. Nearly half of the world’s contact centers have deployed cloud-based solutions and an additional third are in the process, according to IDC. I recently asked CX experts for their view on cloud migrations.

“What are the drivers of migrating contact centers to the cloud?”

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