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    Report Get A Pulse On Your Collaboration Program

    Performance Management: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook
    November 30, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    The benefits of collaboration are hard to quantify. With the exception of email and audioconferencing, collaboration hasn't reached the phase where we're wondering what we ever did without it....

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    Report The Critical Role Of Policy In Enterprise Collaboration

    Processes: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook
    November 28, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    A clear collaboration policy is essential for employees using customer, partner, and internal collaboration tools. While it takes a cross-organizational team to establish a collaboration policy,...

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    Report Organizing For Success In Collaboration

    Organization: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook
    November 28, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    Too often, technology leaders approach staffing for collaboration as they would other technology organization-led projects. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders must establish...

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    Report Predictions 2018: Blended AI Will Disrupt Your Customer Service And Sales Strategy

    Prepare For Dips In Customer Satisfaction And Service Levels
    November 9, 2017 | Daniel Hong, Nick Barber, Ian Jacobs

    Artificial intelligence. All the craze. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals are on the frontline in learning how to use AI in customer service and sales. Whether that's...

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    Report Refine The Source Of Truth In Your Contact Center To Improve Performance

    Performance Management: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    October 30, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    To quote Yogi Berra, "If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else." Contact centers don't lack for performance data, especially now that many capture extensive customer...

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    Report Assess The Capabilities And Impact Of Your Enterprise Collaboration Toolkit

    Assessment: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook
    October 12, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    Enterprise collaboration tools can dramatically improve the flow of information among employees and lower the barriers to deeper customer engagement. Yet adoption and actual business value can be...

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    Report Vendors Battle For The Heart Of The Contact Center

    Landscape: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    September 29, 2017 | Kate Leggett, Art Schoeller, Ian Jacobs

    The heart of the contact center comprises a set of complex, unintegrated technologies, which firms must leverage to deliver quality service. But application development and delivery (AD&D) pros...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Unified Communications And Collaboration, Q3 2017

    Evaluating The Leading UC&C Vendors That Can Provide A Diversity Of Deployment Options, Including UCaaS, Hosted, Hybrid, And On-Premises
    September 27, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    In our 29-criteria evaluation of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) providers, we identified eight of the most significant ones — Alcatel-Lucent (ALE), Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Mitel,...

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    Report Design Your Contact Center To Be Customer-Centric

    Strategic Plan: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    August 31, 2017 | Art Schoeller, Randy Heffner

    As enterprises strive to offer better customer experiences, they must incorporate organizational and operational change into contact center architectural design. Companies must establish customer...

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    Report Build An Outside-In Contact Center Road Map

    Road Map: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    August 24, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    In most industries, a large percentage of customer contacts need support from contact center agents. Developing a solid contact center road map in the context of a broader customer experience (CX)...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Team Messaging Apps

    Consumer Demand Drives The Next Wave Of Enterprise Collaboration
    August 15, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    Team messaging has exploded onto the enterprise scene, sprouting a myriad of startups, like Slack, and forcing established players such as Google, IBM, and Microsoft to create their own offerings....

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    Report Collaboration Success Hinges On Effective Change Management

    Continuous Improvement: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook
    July 25, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    For two decades, companies have introduced new and potentially better tools to help employees collaborate, only to see tepid adoption. In the past several years, employees have begun to...

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    Report Gain A Competitive Advantage Through Enterprise Collaboration

    Executive Overview: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook
    July 3, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    Many of today's collaboration technology initiatives fall well short of their transformational potential. But a properly executed enterprise collaboration strategy engages employees and connects...

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    Report Amazon Connect: Not Yet Ready For Prime Time

    Take A Wait-And-See Approach Before Choosing Amazon's New Cloud Contact Center Offering

    Amazon aims to disrupt the contact center industry with Amazon Connect — a cloud-based addition to the company's growing product portfolio that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It attempts to...

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    Report Drive Revenue, Please Customers By Connecting Customer Journeys

    Use Contextual Data To Repair Broken Journeys Between Self-Service And Contact Center Agents
    April 19, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    In the old fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel, the protagonists used bread crumbs to mark their trail home, but animals quickly ate them, leaving the pair lost in the wilderness. Customers who hop...

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    Report Embrace Continuous Improvement To Power Customer Service Operations

    Continuous Improvement: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    February 24, 2017 | Kate Leggett, Art Schoeller

    Companies struggle to deliver reproducible, effective, and personalized customer service that meets customer expectations and doesn't break the bank. Application development and delivery (AD&D)...

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    Report Setting The Technology Foundation For Your Enterprise Collaboration Strategy

    Tools And Technology: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook
    February 15, 2017 | Art Schoeller, Rob Koplowitz

    Many organizations are making a fundamental bet on enterprise collaboration, linking the various roles in the customer experience ecosystem to the effectiveness of knowledge workers a competitive...

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    Report Create A Benchmark Strategy For Your Enterprise Collaboration Technology

    Benchmarks: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook
    February 15, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    Enterprise collaboration (EC) takes place independent of any specific technology, tool, or service. However, the breadth and depth of adoption and effective use of enterprise collaboration varies...

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    Report A Solid Enterprise Collaboration Road Map Reduces Risk And Drives Adoption

    Road Map: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook
    February 7, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    Enterprise collaboration technology can transform the way that employees work by eliminating barriers to collaboration, improving customer engagement, and accelerating the flow of information and...

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    Report Mind The Gap When Organizing To Support Contact Center Applications

    Organization: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    January 5, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    Contact center applications require high reliability and scale that exceed typical requirements for enterprise applications. Configuring them drives not only the customer experience, but the agent...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Contact Center Interaction Management For Midsize Contact Centers, Q3 2016

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    September 29, 2016 | Art Schoeller

    Connecting customers to the right agents over the right channel is key to an excellent, differentiated customer experience. In our 40-criteria evaluation of midsize contact center interaction...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Contact Center Interaction Management For Large Contact Centers, Q3 2016

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    September 29, 2016 | Art Schoeller

    Connecting customers to the right agents over the right channel is key to an excellent, differentiated customer experience. In our 40-criteria evaluation of large contact center interaction...

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    Report Brief: Now You See Me — Video Chat Improves The Customer Experience

    Well-Targeted Video Chat Drives Revenue, Improves Efficiency, And Increases Customer Satisfaction
    September 15, 2016 | Nick Barber, Art Schoeller

    Live video chat for customer service drives ROI, decreases dispute-resolution time, and increases customer satisfaction for business-to-business and business-to-consumer firms. With broader...

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    Report Increase Customer Service Agility With Cloud Contact Centers

    July 15, 2016 | Art Schoeller

    Contact center interaction management (CCIM) software continues to evolve into integrated suites that vendors offer as a service. These vendors are reporting 20% growth rates, while on-premises...

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    Report How To Create A Knockout Enterprise Collaboration Strategic Plan

    Strategic Plan: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook
    July 14, 2016 | Art Schoeller

    Enterprise collaboration programs can provide the connective tissue of the customer experience (CX) ecosystem. However, programs fall flat when application development and delivery (AD&D)...

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