Deloitte's 2017 Global Call Center Survey released
mid-May polled executives from over 450 contact centers in 16 countries about
their current and future priorities over the next two years. Results show close to 90% of respondents
named 'Improving Customer Experience' as a strategic focus, and all
respondents said they are planning to invest in "Emerging Technologies".
Here are some highlights from Deloitte's 2017
Global Call Center Survey:
- 88% percent cited
'Improving Customer Experience' as their largest driver of investment.
- 66% of respondents
say that customer experience is predominantly influenced by 'Providing Accurate
Service', and 62% say by 'Making Interactions Effortless'.
respondents say they are planning to invest in 'Emerging Technologies'"… specifically,
66% named 'Advanced Analytics', 34% named 'AI', and 33% named 'Process
- 73% said they will
use analytics to 'Better Align Staff, and 63% said they will 'Expand Training
integrated analytics continues to be the holy grail for most organizations
surveyed as they struggle to merge data from channels and enterprise systems
(operational, customer and financial) into a single analytics solution."
- "The biggest
obstacle to realizing intended ROI is integration with existing systems, cited
by 63 percent of respondents."
- Voice remains the
most prominent channel at 64% of contacts but is projected to fall to less than
50% while chat, messaging, video chat and social media channels continue to
Overall, results show we're trying to drive more accurate and efficient service, by integrating systems, using
data and technology to support omni-channel operations, and better developing
workers to elevate interpersonal experiences.
In short, it's about harmonizing our people practices and processes with
our business intelligence and our technology tools! And this is where AI and machine learning can
play a huge part in evolving operations to meet these new complexities -
integrating data, standardizing workflows, and automating tasks, tracking and