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Inbound Call Centre

What is an inbound call centre?

An inbound call centre is a type of contact centre where the primary function is to receive and handle incoming calls from customers, clients, or individuals seeking assistance. Inbound call centres play a critical role in addressing a wide array of customer needs, offering services such as customer support, product enquiries, technical assistance, and complaint resolution. They can also facilitate order processing, appointment scheduling, and provide valuable information hotlines for organisations as well as emergency services.

Inbound call centre technologies

Automatic Call Distributors

Automatic Call Distributors (ACDs) are commonly used within inbound call centres to employ intelligent routing techniques, considering agent skills and expertise levels, to ensure that calls are directed only to agents qualified to handle them.

CRM Integration

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications empower agents by providing access to customer history, enabling personalised interactions. When integrated with inbound call centre software or platforms, the CRM interface can automatically appear for the agent when they answer a call, enhancing the customer experience significantly.

Agent Dashboards

Agent dashboards are also implemented within inbound call centres too provide agents the ability to monitor their performance metrics, promoting engagement and a sense of ownership.

Workforce Management

Workforce management applications, another vital component of inbound call centre solutions, assist in maintaining fair and consistent schedules that align with agent requirements. The integration of Quality Management features supports quality control efforts and provides on-the-spot agent training when necessary, contributing to the overall success of the inbound call centre.

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How Opus' contact centre consultants can assist you

Opus are the leading specialist contact centre reseller in the UK. We have a dedicated consultancy team who are technology agnostic in their consultative approach to contact centre design, deployment and ongoing support. Often, a combination of two or more contact centre partners are used to deliver specific business outcomes delivering added value to our clients but also solutions fit for your organisations specific needs.

Our specialist contact centre services include but are not limited to:

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