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Winning with Cloud Contact Center in 2022

Cloud Contact Center: A Necessity, Not a Luxury

The global pandemic has changed the way businesses operate. Entire customer engagement (sales, support, and customer service) witnessed a transition to the remote model that relies on the cloud.

The pandemic catalysed the remote and cloud solutions by making brands rethink their engagement and communication with their customers, and CX at large. A Gartner’s report forecasts the global end-user spending on SaaS models will grow from $122.6 billion in 2021 to $145.4 billion in 2022. It indicates the cloud-based subscription model makes more sense than the on-premise setup’s upfront expenses.

Let’s explore the steps to win the contact center battle with cloud in 2022:

 Rethink Your Status Quo

Plan the transition smoothly and identify all high, medium, and low priority functionalities you need. Some challenges that you might be facing with the existing setup could be:

Lack of Flexibility
You need to meet the ever-growing customer expectations. With technology changing so fast, you don’t want to risk investing in an on-premise solution that might soon be redundant. To mitigate this challenge, select a cloud solution with a pay-as-you-go model, which offers you the flexibility of adopting newer technologies without any significant capital investment or even the option to switch vendors.

  • More Vendors and Even More Complexities:

A comprehensive contact center will mean you have multiple services (SMS, phone call, Whatsapp, social media, and the list goes on). Moreover, various vendors support these services to enable phone numbers, OTPs, IVR, etc.

Multiple vendors mean that the customer data is spread, creating data silos resulting in bad customer experience. A full-stack cloud solution that supports all channels or has out-of-the -box integration to support the addition of such channels/tools is a better choice.

  • Security & ReliabilitySafeguarding your customer’s data is critical for any contact center. The cloud contact center provider you choose must comply with all the security standards to avoid a data breach. Similarly, it is also imperative that the contact center partners you choose to work with function across the clock with zero downtime.
  • Full-stack Capability
    Full-stack offerings mean that the cloud contact center platform you choose can provide a complete setup within its offerings.It will eliminate the hassle of dealing with multiple vendors while also providing a unified view of the customer across channels with consistency and continuity in communication for a superior customer experience.
  • Smart Upgrades

    Customer engagement space will consistently innovate, and the solution you pick should have the native capacity to accommodate those updates. In addition, it will ensure that your business can look at a long-term strategy.

  • Create an Omnichannel ExperienceWhile a full-stack solution can enable access to different interaction channels, these channels may still be operating in silos. The same customer can prefer other channels to connect with your business at different times.An omnichannel experience enables a centralized information between different channels and empowers your business to assist customers.
  • Your Contact Center Should Be on the Cloud?

    According to a Deloitte survey, about 55% of executives trust cloud technology is sound and favor moving their contact center to the cloud. Undoubtedly, this transition will empower your agents to concentrate on more critical tasks, leading to higher productivity and efficiency.