Updated: 3rd November 2020
Unified Communications (UC) combines various enterprise communication methods like voice, video, email, messaging, and presence into a single solution to streamline and enhance collaboration and productivity. Having evolved from voice telephony and what we used to call “IM” or instant messaging, today’s unified communications encompass many channels and play a key role in working smart -- both inside and outside of the contact center. A unified solution gives employees a shared space for chatting, collaborating, and working from anywhere.
Adopting a truly unified communications (UC) strategy will benefit your business and your customers in so many ways. For example...
The year 2020 will be infamous in history for many reasons. But one bright light for the communications industry is that the massive work-from-home experiment proved that it is indeed possible to be effective and productive when you have the right tools. Not surprisingly, UC has experienced its fastest growth ever in the midst of COVID-19 with interest spiking at 86%.
A 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant found that large enterprises were already making the jump to cloud and spending fewer dollars on on-premises infrastructure and development. That report predicted 90% of IT executives would stop investing in new on-premises UC infrastructure completely by 2021… and they did not even account for a global pandemic (unless they’re psychic)!
Imagine a world where… Agents can webchat with managers and experts. Managers can call or chat with product experts from their desktops. Salespeople can ring the CFO from the backseat of a cab.
Edify believes in the power of unifying the contact center with the rest of the business, enabling customer-facing and back-office experts to work together within a single solution. That’s why the Edify Huddle ML solution includes UCaaS with Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) and Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) for easy customization. With Edify, agents can easily loop in key contributors and subject matter experts from anywhere across the organization. By uniting contact center agents with the rest of the employee population, companies can most effectively deliver the kind and caliber of customer experiences consumers demand and deserve. And the best place to make that happen is in the cloud.
You can also check out this 20-minute video to see how Edify Huddle connects employees with each other with its embedded unified communications, an integral component of a work-from-anywhere world.
Organizations and contact centers that embrace UC and all it offers will be able to create and foster long-standing relationships between brands and customers while offering true cross-team collaboration.
So, if today’s customers demand seamless interactions across all channels and on all devices, don’t your employees require the same 24/7 access? If you want to provide stellar customer experiences, you must first arm your employees with the tools and technology they require.
Rich, rewarding work experiences are possible (and even easy). Try it out.
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