5 key benefits of moving to a cloud contact centre

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Cloud contact centres are an incredibly efficient way to deliver customer expectations in the ever-fluctuating technological age.

Here are 5 reasons as to why they are so essential to implement, and how they can help your business deliver customer needs to ensure your business stands out from the crowd.

  1. Reduce business costs

It goes without saying that cloud solutions are highly cost-efficient, as they significantly reduce the upfront costs that physical alternatives normally require, without the need for further infrastructure.

2. Robust security

Cloud contact centres benefit from having optimal security measures in place, meaning customers’ data is in safe hands. Cloud solutions usually also offer stronger disaster recovery functions than on site alternatives.

For example, when unexpected power outages occur, traditional on-site solutions are usually not well equipped to handle them and the efficiency of the business is compromised.

Cloud based alternatives, on the other hand, can operate on a wide range of devices, such as allowing agents to connect to customers through mobile devices, when other systems have been rendered inoperable. This means that a business can continue to function even in the event of an unexpected technical emergency.

3. Fast implementation

Installing a cloud-based system into your business will take far less time than the implementation of a fully functional on-site contact centre, the latter of which could take months depending on the size of the business.

The quicker contact centre is established, the quicker you can start serving customers and solving their problems. Cloud solutions therefore offer greater efficiency.

4. Allows for remote working

With more and more employees opting to work from home during the week, a cloud contact centre allows your company to adapt to changing times, and offer your agents the flexibility of home working, which is something many employees are looking for. Giving your staff the freedom to work from home will guarantee a boost in motivation and, in turn, productivity.

5. Improved customer experience

Through a cloud-based Omnichannel Contact Centre, customers will be able to engage with your business in ways that suit them, whether it be through text, video, or social media – it opens up more lines of communication than simply a traditional phone call, and also means customers will not be left hanging in the process.

More ways to communicate also opens the door to more customers from all walks of life. Not only that, if a customer can choose their preferred method of communication, they are likely to be more satisfied with the business, leading to repeat custom, and potentially new customers.

The future is on the cloud

Cloud based solutions, in this day and age, are essential if a business wants to stand out from its competitors. As we have seen, cloud contact centres massively improve the functionality and efficiency of a business, and are effective in reducing business costs and can even improve the productivity of employees.

Crucially, however, cloud solutions aid massively in enhancing the overall customer experience, which is vital if an enterprise wishes to retain customers and generate leads. In other words, cloud-based solutions play a major part in maintaining a positive business reputation, and delivering an effective service the customer requires.