8x8 Introduces New Capabilities for Contact Centres to Deliver Enhanced Customer Experiences

8x8 Virtual Contact Centre Enables Midsize and Enterprise Companies to Improve Contact Centre Productivity, Collaboration and Customer Engagement

London – July 19th, 2017 —8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), the world’s first Communications Cloud provider, today announces new and enhanced capabilities for the 8x8 Virtual Contact Centre (VCC) solution that will enable global midmarket and enterprise companies to better understand and respond to customer pain points and also encourage closer collaboration among contact centre agents and supervisors to improve the overall customer experience. 8x8 is meeting these business needs by introducing new Customer Experience Analytics and Post Call Survey features, as well as launching the next version of the 8x8 Quality Management solution.

“One of the promises of the cloud is democratisation,  high-end features for all, not just for the very large contact centres that can afford expensive customisation,” said Sheila McGee-Smith, President & Principal Analyst of McGee-Smith Analytics. “The new capabilities being announced by 8x8 highlight the increasing sophistication in customer experience applications that contact centre customers expect from Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS) vendors.”

The new 8x8 Virtual Contact Centre capabilities, now available in the US and UK, will add enhanced reporting, along with collaborative performance management capabilities to the solution. This will allow midmarket and enterprise companies to save time identifying potential issues. Agents can quickly respond proactively to improve customer engagement by providing greater visibility into customer satisfaction, net promoter score and first call resolution. The new 8x8 Virtual Contact Centre capabilities include:

Customer Experience Analytics and Post Call Survey

These new features to Virtual Contact Centre offer unparalleled interation search capabilities, graphical depictions of individual interactions, advanced Interactive Voice Response (IVR) usage metrics, and customer-focused analytics.  New capabilities include:

  • Advanced search to locate specific interaction types for follow up and analysis
  • Graphical depiction of call flows for an easy view of interaction flow, from initial IVR selections by the customer to agent connect and post call survey
  • Detailed IVR metrics highlight the most dominant IVR paths and abandonment rates
  • Post Call Survey to understand customer satisfaction and make necessary operational adjustments with detailed graphical reports

8x8 Quality Management Version 3.5

As a 2017 SIIA CODiE Awards Finalist for Best Customer Service Solution, the latest version of 8x8 Quality Management delivers next-generation collaborative performance management, encouraging collaboration among agents and supervisors to handle increasingly complex customer interactions.

“Studies show that contact centres that collaborate, perform much better than contact centres where agents operate in silos,” said Matt McGinnis, Vice President of Product Marketing at 8x8. “8x8 is responding to this industry trend by offering an updated, innovative and collaborative quality management solution to our customers, enabling them to always provide the highest level of service to their customers.”

New 8x8 Quality Management features include:

  • Intuitive next-generation collaboration via @mentions from almost anywhere within the solution
  • Scorecards with trending for consistent objective performance measurement for quicker on boarding and improved agent productivity and satisfaction
  • An enhanced ‘slide-out’ user interface to increase performance and customisation of interaction data
  • Built-in help menus for self-guided setup and use

Customer Experience Analytics and Post Call Survey are available as a part of the 8x8 Virtual Contact Centre Standard, Pro and Ultimate service plans. 8x8 Quality Management 3.5 is available as a part of the 8x8 Virtual Contact Centre Ultimate service plan.

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8x8 Contact Centre Portfolio

The 8x8 suite of award-winning, omni-channel cloud contact centre solutions, including 8x8 Virtual Contact Centre™ and 8x8 ContactNow™, gives organisations the ease of use, flexibility, and scalability required to better serve customers in a new and more efficient way. 8x8 provides companies of all sizes with a complete range of contact centre capabilities, including analytics, quality management, workforce management, outbound dialing integrated with advanced unified communications and collaboration services to increase agent productivity while enhancing the overall customer experience.

About 8x8

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) is the provider of the world’s first Communications Cloud that combines unified communications, team collaboration, contact centre and analytics in a single, open and real-time platform. 8x8 eliminates information silos to expose vital, real-time intelligence across multiple clouds, applications and devices to improve individual and team productivity, business performance and customer experience. For additional information, visit https://www.8x8.com/ukor connect with 8x8 on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.