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The 10 Most Important Contact Center RFP Questions [Infographic]

The RFP is the friend you love to hate. The necessary evil. The document that will make or break your decision of which new outsourcer to partner-up with. A generic vendor RFP template may promise to make things easy, but when you’re about to hand over your customer interactions to an outsourced contact center, generic […]

In-House vs Outsourced Customer Service: What’s Right for Your Business?

Considering outsourced customer service for the first time? It’s likely you already outsource many other areas of your business, but we get it: outsourcing those critical frontline interactions with your customers feels like a whole new ballgame. Which choice is better for your business? Below we discuss the pros and cons of in-house versus outsourced […]

Introducing Blue Ocean’s New Website – a Celebration of the Customer Experience

Blue Ocean, a North American provider of customer care solutions, is excited to announce the new face of Blue Ocean at blueocean.ca. When Blue Ocean embarked on the website redesign journey, the primary goal was to center the focus around the total customer experience. The result is a design that celebrates the company’s commitment to […]

Top 10 Things to Assess on Your Contact Center Vendor Site Visit

  Choosing a strategic partner to deliver an outsourced customer care solution is a significant business decision – maybe one of the most significant decisions you’ll make in your career. You’ll task your team with running a tight procurement process to assess potential contact center partners. Undoubtedly, that will involve a number of stakeholders on […]

The Wall is a Myth: Getting Closer to Your Customer Through Outsourcing

For brand-conscious organizations who have never outsourced before, there’s a common fear that putting your customer care in the hands of an outsourced partner effectively builds a wall between you and your customer. We get the reasoning – after all, your customers are your most important asset and anything that adds a layer between you […]

eBooks

Is a Strategic Contact Center Partnership Even Possible? [eBook]

Your company is quick to outsource a handful of operational functions without a second thought – think: maintenance and cleaning crews, office supplies and equipment, and coffee and catering, among many others. But the people you hire to take care of those things aren’t really “partners” in the full sense of the word. They’re not […]

What Your Outsourcer Should Tell You About Managing Contact Center Agents: A Client’s Guide

Trusting an outsourced contact center with your brand takes more than a well-crafted RFP. Putting your customer service in the hands of unknown agents requires a thorough understanding of what goes on behind the scenes. More than just hiring and training them, you need to know how your outsourced partner is managing contact center agents […]

What Your Outsourcer Should Tell You About Training Contact Center Agents: A Client’s Guide

You already know that the quality of your customer service depends heavily upon the quality of your customer service agents. But it’s easy to imagine that you can solve that problem by building a robust agent profile and a strong hiring strategy. Spoiler alert: It’s not that easy. When you’re outsourcing your contact center, the […]

What Your Outsourcer Should Tell You About Hiring Contact Center Agents: A Client’s Guide

Are you exploring outsourcing for the first time? Or perhaps you’re looking for a better alternative to your current contact center vendor? Either way, the idea of trusting someone else to take care of your customers can be overwhelming. You’ve worked hard to build your brand and establish customer loyalty. Can an outsourced contact center […]

[eBook] The End-to-End Contact Center Solutions Buyer’s Guide

If you’ve landed on our website, chances are you’re somewhere in the buying cycle for contact center services. We published this eBook for you –  The End-to-End Contact Center Solutions Buyer’s Guide. From customer service support and roadside assistance to tech support and more, we’ve built the expertise you need when you’re considering outsourcing your […]

Infographics

The 10 Most Important Contact Center RFP Questions [Infographic]

The RFP is the friend you love to hate. The necessary evil. The document that will make or break your decision of which new outsourcer to partner-up with. A generic vendor RFP template may promise to make things easy, but when you’re about to hand over your customer interactions to an outsourced contact center, generic […]

How to Turn Contact Center Workforce Management into Champions

When you think of a call center, the last thing you’d associate it with is baseball. But for those of us who work in contact center workforce management (WFM), the connections are obvious. You might ask, what do baseball and WFM have in common? In short, it’s statistics. Predictive pattern analysis is essential to managing […]

Celebrating 1 Year in Roadside Assistance Customer Service [Infographic]

We like to refer to Roadside Assistance Customer Service teams as the special forces of customer service being able to ramp up for unpredictable and extreme peaks in volume And boy-oh-boy did the past year deliver extreme swings in volume due to record weather events and various polar vortexes. When we tallied up the team’s results, we […]

9 Winning Strategies for Scheduling and Managing the Contact Center Workforce [Infographic]

In the contact center industry, workforce management is both an art and a science – kind of like baseball. Statistics matter and so does the human ability to “read the play.” Collaboration between client and outsourcer (like an owner and team manager in Major League Baseball) is key to setting your team up for success. […]

The Numbers Behind Blue Ocean [Infographic]

When you’ve been in the business as long as we have the numbers start to add up. As we head into our 20th anniversary in 2014, we had a ton of fun putting together this infographic on The Numbers Behind Blue Ocean!