The profound changes in working habits and the increasing use of digitalization are leading companies to change their organization and implement new systems to enable their employees to work in the best possible conditions. It is in this context that the notions of digital Workspace (focused on tools) and digital Workplace (focused on the workplace) are now fundamental in the evolution of corporate governance. More globally, the company is becoming virtual, dematerialized and professionals are now waiting for infrastructures and tools that allow them to carry out their digital transformation.
The digital transformation of contact centers was sped up by lockdowns or stay at home orders and caused rapid changes. This transformation not only caused changes within the contact centers, but also with customer expectations. In the following, Eric Buhagiar, Managing Director at ASC, explains how the digital transformation changed the customer experience and what can be expected for the future of contact centers and customer services.
Being a jack of all trades is an outdated claim that does not work any more in modern economy. Today, companies rely on strategic partnerships to keep abreast of trends and to position themselves prominently in the market. Alexander Jung, Manager Sales Operations at ASC, and Patrick Salg, Vice President Strategic Alliances at ASC, explain why ASC banks on strategic alliances, what characterizes its global partner strategy and how cooperations are forged.
Large amounts of data from different channels accumulate in companies of every size everywhere every day. Analytics tools are helping to harvest valuable information from this data. By means of artificial intelligence, huge amounts of data can be assessed, and patterns and contexts identified a lot faster than human labor could. But what is the potential of artificial intelligence in analytics? Peter Schmitt, CTO at ASC, explains the advantages for contact centers, financial service providers, and public-safety organizations based on different usage scenarios.
The ways that contact centers engage with customers have changed with the emergence of mobile devices and omni-channel options. What hasn’t changed is the demand for prompt and efficient service, regardless of the communication channel. With a workforce optimization solution, you have access to a wealth of insightful information on contact center performance. So how to unlock the full potential of your customer experience with valuable insights into every interaction? Chris Wearne, Managing Director United Kingdom at ASC Technologies AG, gives some insights on what role Interaction Recording, Quality Management, Coaching & Learning and Analytics do play and how it is used by customers from ASC and Mitel.
At present, a telephone is still the most important communication channel, especially regarding sensitive or urgent matters. But of course, the digital transformation does not stop at telephone customer support – so what changes are contact centers facing? In an interview with Jacob Nimocks, Director Solutions Consulting at ASC Americas, he discusses trends and challenges and shows the importance of communication recording and analysis for contact centers.
In times of digitalization and working environment 4.0, New Work has become a key word. New Work is about finding meaningful work for oneself. But the transformation can only succeed if attitudes and corporate culture change simultaneously. Ann-Kathrin Müller, Director Business Development at ASC, in an interview about New Work, collaboration and her personal favorite collaboration tool.
Thought leaders are opinion makers and opinion leaders at the same time. Not only do they have innovative products to offer but also appear in the public as experts. Unique content and a strategic orientation make a thought leader a great support and advisor. But how can a medium-sized family-run company from Germany position itself as a thought leader? Here are some ideas.