Contact Center Analytics Boost Business PerformanceFebruary 15, 2017Dean Manzoori Many organizations are starting to realize that their aging, on-premises call centers are adversely impacting their business. These systems are complex and costly to maintain.The inability of legacy call centers to provide users with easy access to all relevant customer data in an integrated fashion is taking a toll on customer retention and profits. The answer?AnalyticsModern cloud contact centers give companies the data needed to understand business performance and make informed decisions.Close to three-quarters of respondents in the 2016 Global Contact Centre Benchmarking Report said that analytics enable better agent performance and close to 70% say they drive improved customer experience.Next-generation solutions, like Masergy's Cloud Contact Center, provide a variety of analytics to drive customer satisfaction and business optimization:Analytic-driven RoutingDynamically predicts customer needs and matches customers with agents having the best performance record to meet their needsDescriptive AnalyticsAssess customer and agent behaviors that result in the optimum business outcomesPredictive AnalyticsModels what-if scenarios to predict business impact from changes in customer prioritizations, routing and agent skillThe analyzer engine behind these capabilities combine streams of data from the automated call distribution and call routing engine, as well as from CRM and other business applications. This results in real-time operational insights that help companies improve their performance.Companies can profile clients according to business segments and deliver reports via interactive graphics. This data can then be fed back into the routing engine to make the system more intelligent with each new customer interaction.These capabilities are vital given how important it is for companies to improve customer experience. More than 70% of organizations say their contact center cannot be viewed as a success unless it increases customer satisfaction, according to the CCW Winter Executive Report: The Future of the Contact Center.Aligning corporate goals with customer satisfaction is a key performance indicator that a growing number of companies are now focusing on.To learn more, read our ebook Masergy Cloud Contact Center: Optimize Your Contact Center from the Cloud.