Reports show that 95% of text messages are opened within three minutes. How are your teams utilizing this new channel? Enable your business to deliver important messages and target key groups, helping to boost response rates. Increase connections with contacts quickly using broadcast messaging. Broadcast messaging provides a cost-effective method of sending bulk text messages to multiple contacts. Read More
Is your calling strategy personalized?
Have you ever received a call from a local number, and realized it was a business outside of your area trying to reach you? By recognizing the local number they used, you were more likely to answer the phone. Many businesses take advantage of the familiarity the local presence feature provides to reach their customers faster.
Establish familiarity and trust with the person you are calling by controlling the number that displays from outbound calls as a local number. With an area code customized to your customer/client location, your phone call has a better chance of being recognized and answered. Read More
This 7-step guide provides an overview of what you should consider when integrating telephony (CTI) into your CRM if you don’t want it to turn into a nightmare.
1. Understand what CTI means and how it relates to your requirements
There are lots of acronyms out there in tech land, and CTI is another to decipher. Read our blog here to learn more about CTI, but in essence it is the software that allows computers to interact with a phone system. However, the first step you should take is pinpoint exactly what it is that you want to do. At this stage your focus needs to be broadly on what outcomes you want, and then move to what technology might exist to help you.
CTI stands for Computer Telephony Integration. In essence, it is any technology that allows computers to interact with a phone system, moving control of the telephony platform to a computerised environment. Often this is achieved by taking advantage of cloud technology as opposed to using a more traditional hardware approach such as an on-premise PBX.
You may have already used CTI – directly or indirectly, for example:
- The on-screen notification you see when a call is coming in? – CTI
- When you call the bank and you reach the right person that you need to speak to. – CTI
- When the agent that you’re speaking to knows loads of information about you (once you pass the screening test!) – CTI
But let’s be honest. Sometimes, the experience isn’t going to be great.
As you all know, the recruitment process can be fraught with calamities, pitfalls and disaster. Everything that could go wrong probably has gone wrong at some point in your careers.
Here at CloudCall, we’ve all been through the process in one way or another. While we’ve helped countless recruiters provide a better candidate experience, there are some situations that we just can’t help you with. So, we thought we’d go around the office and give you some of our worst recruitment nightmares.
According to a recent survey carried out by Bullhorn, improving the management of client and candidate relationships is a top priority for 42% of recruiters. Managing those relationships often comes down to the quality of the conversations that you have.
Efficiency is key when recruiting new candidates, and computer telephony integration (CTI) systems are allowing users to manage their calls in a variety of new ways. With a plethora of features designed around productivity, recruiters can now seamlessly phone potential candidates, record their conversations and collate notes within a few minutes, all from their chosen CRM system.
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be a challenging time for businesses. For retail businesses, apart from increased sales in-store and online, customers are also more likely to contact customer service over queries such as delivery or collection of orders, product availability, and making returns or exchanges. For Technical Support teams, however, it may actually mean a drop in the number of inbound calls but they also have to manage staff taking holiday and working on a reduced schedule. Sustaining high levels of customer service during this time can actually give businesses the chance to shine and build up customer loyalty that will last them throughout the coming year.