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Picking the perfect CCaaS suite for your contact center can be overwhelming. Many vendors offer similar-sounding features. The traditional RFP with hundreds of questions that’s hard to write and evaluate. Delays in vendor replies and vague answers to very basic questions.
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Our RFP resources focus on helping you find a partner that can significantly improve your contact center’s performance. We help you make your CCaaS buying decision based on essential value drivers and use cases for your business.
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Asking yes or no questions yields simplistic, yes or no responses. LiveVox provides open-ended questions that focus on the ‘how’ and ‘why’ so you understand differences between vendors and make informed decisions.
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Ask for the Clarification You Need
Ask focused, open-ended questions about specific challenges you’re having and how your vendors can help solve them. Think about things like, what would an agent’s day or workflow ideally look like? What do we want to be doing a year from now that we can’t do today?
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Selecting a piece of technology is only the beginning — the success of the project then hinges on a successful implementation and rollout. Key questions to keep in mind as you evaluate vendors: What is covered in the initial implementation? How easily does the platform integrate with other tools? And post-launch, what can be achieved via self-service (rather than having to continuously pester your IT team or engage in extra professional services)?
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If a vendor really piques your interest but falls short in a particular area, give them a chance to see if they can do better — that includes pricing, where vendors often have multiple creative approaches to meet different purchasing needs.
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Why issue an RFP?
When a company is looking to upgrade or implement a contact center solution, issuing a contact center RFP (Request for Proposal) or RFI (Request for Information) is a common and effective method to gather information and evaluate potential vendors. An RFP allows businesses to outline their specific requirements, objectives, and expectations, ensuring they find the best-fit tool to enhance customer service, streamline operations, and boost agent productivity. By carefully crafting a contact center RFP, organizations can identify the most suitable partner who understands their unique needs and offers a tailored solution that aligns with their long-term goals.
What are common issues to look out for when purchasing a contact center / CCaaS solution?
When purchasing a contact center or CCaaS solution, it’s crucial to be aware of common issues that can impact the success of your implementation. Key factors to consider include scalability, integration capabilities, and vendor support.
Ensure the chosen solution can easily scale with your business growth, avoiding any limitations in handling increased call volumes or expanding agent teams. Seamless integration with existing CRM and communication tools is essential for streamlined operations and data consistency. Additionally, reliable vendor support plays a vital role in addressing technical concerns and ensuring a smooth transition. By being mindful of these common issues when selecting a contact center or CCaaS solution, businesses can maximize efficiency, improve customer experience, and drive long-term success.
What are the drawbacks of issuing a very large contact center RFP?
Issuing a very large contact center RFP can present several drawbacks that may impact the efficiency and effectiveness of your vendor selection process. An extensive RFP can be time-consuming to create, manage, and evaluate, leading to delays in decision-making and implementation. Additionally, focusing on a vast number of features may distract from identifying the most critical aspects of a CCaaS solution that align with your business goals.
Large RFPs may also deter potential vendors from participating due to the complexity and resources required for a comprehensive response. By streamlining your contact center RFP to prioritize key requirements and objectives, you can optimize the process, attract the right vendors, and ultimately select the best-fit solution for your organization’s needs.
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