Moving to a cloud-based contact center is a significant decision. One that requires careful consideration and planning.
If you’re not prepared for such a change just yet, that’s fine. Stay on-premises. But there are things you should start doing now to elevate your on-prem capabilities and to ensure you’re ready for the cloud if or when the time comes.
- Conduct a thorough assessment of your existing infrastructure. With a comprehensive understanding of your current setup, you’ll have a firm grasp of what’s working and what’s not. From this you can prioritize a roadmap on how to improve your existing contact center performance and establish a clear path for future cloud adoption. Don’t have the resources or expertise? Keep reading. I have a solution for this.
- Optimize your on-prem contact center with a modernization strategy. By maximizing the capabilities of your current operations you can position your organization to deliver the best possible customer experiences, bridge service gaps and equip your agents and supervisors to be most responsive and productive. This – especially if you migrate to an omnichannel on-premises model like the one offered by NEC through its alliance with T-Metrics – will set a foundation for a smoother transition to the cloud when the time is right.
- Consider a hybrid approach by combining on-premises services with cloud alternatives. This will enable you to strategically leverage the benefits of the cloud selectively while maintaining control over your existing contact center experiences. This gradual introduction will better familiarize you with the capabilities and advantages cloud services offer and determine the best-fit solutions for your organization, its call agents and ultimately – and most importantly – your customers.
- Take advantage of third-party free assessment offers. They provide a unique opportunity for a fresh perspective, a deeper understanding of emerging technologies and alternative approaches to what already exists. It’s access to insight and expertise that might not be readily available in-house or go unnoticed during an internal evaluation. We offer such free assessments so reach out if interested.
While you may not be ready for the cloud at this moment, these steps will help ensure your contact center stays relevant. Plus keep it aligned with the needs of your business and the service expectations of your customers … while better preparing you for a cloud move if or when the time comes.
Whether on-premises, in the cloud or a prem-to-the-cloud experience, NEC can help. Learn about our full contact center capabilities.
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