Do you take pride and delight in providing consistent customer-centric service to your clients? If your answer is yes, then you have to “walk the talk” by providing them with uninterrupted after-hours support.
When you’re able to prove to customers that they can rely on your service at any time of the day, you’re sending a clear message that you’re committed to keeping your customers satisfied.
Still, there are business owners who aren’t sure if going beyond the 9-to-5 system is going to pay dividends down the line, even more so those with a limited budget.
If you’re one of them, you can put your worries to rest by investing in the cloud.
The cloud has recently become a catch-all solution for business owners, and the same rule applies when it comes to providing reliable support in the call center, from 9 to 5 and even beyond. Here are the reasons why:
1. Allows employees to work remotely
Thanks to cloud computing, call center agents can work anytime, anywhere — even in the comfort of their own homes. This, of course, opens up opportunities for companies to provide after-hours support.
In fact, the only thing agents need to provide consistent service to clients is a reliable internet connection. There’s no need to rely on other hardware besides a fully working headset. Better yet, when agents can provide on-call support, customer satisfaction is significantly improved.
2. Delivers reliable service
Cloud-based call center software providers use servers capable of handling large volumes of data, therefore allowing call centers to provide uninterrupted after-hours support to clients.
Since the cloud provider does all the work regarding system maintenance, call centers are allotted more resources needed to focus on core business issues.
3. Provides on-demand self-service
Cloud-based solutions store all data in a virtualized network, allowing clients to make changes to their account or do online transactions at their convenience.
While self-service cloud computing can be difficult to implement, relying on automation can simplify the process and streamline data processing in more ways than one.
Of course, when clients are provided self-service options, that means they’re also provided reliable after-hours support.
Self-service not only empowers customers, but it also frees up your call center agents so they can focus on more complex issues.
4. Implements custom business hours
Cloud-based tools allow both call center managers and agents to manage or customize their operating hours according to the needs of the business.
Additionally, managers can also provide special incentives for agents who are willing to work during unpopular hours using the cloud software’s remote access capabilities.
What’s more, allowing agents to customize their work schedules gives them a better sense of control over their work lives, reducing agent churn and improving job satisfaction.
5. Operates internationally
With the help of cloud-based technology, you can set up support teams to handle calls from clients across different time zones.
Thanks to the added scalability and elasticity provided by the cloud, your business can accommodate seasonal shifts in the business landscape no matter the geography.
Considering how customer satisfaction directly impacts your business’s bottom line, you have every good reason to ensure that your call center can provide clients with consistent and reliable after-hours support.
One big step to doing this is to move your business to the cloud. As a business owner, it is the smartest investment you can make.