Reimagining Post-Call through the power of AI
Why do enterprise businesses need a generative AI-powered post-call solution? We explain why - and how - in today's webinar recap!
Why do enterprise businesses need a generative AI-powered post-call solution? We explain why - and how - in today's webinar recap!
Learn how Sleep Number drove exponential revenue growth through a sales-to-service model, powered by Cresta's real-time intelligence.
Generative AI plays a critical role in supporting collections teams as they navigate a complex regulatory environment and growing volume, enabling better compliance and enhanced performance despite the external factors at play.
In this article, we aim to shed light on the recent advancements in generative AI and provide a view of how the future AI technology stack will unfold.
Real-time coaching can fundamentally change the contact center. But it will especially impact two types of contact center agents. Read on to learn more!
Generative AI technology in contact centers is changing the customer experience for good and companies are reaping the benefits. Read on for best practices on implementing and deploying this technology most effectively.
Cresta fielded a survey of 300 sales and service-to-sales leaders who run revenue-generating contact centers at large enterprises. Here is a sneak peek at just three of the findings from our new report.
Learn more about Cresta's Post-Call solution, which increases agent effectiveness through outcome-oriented coaching and business insights.
Read on for an update from Cresta's leadership on what's to come in Cresta's bright future.
Learn more about how Cresta integrates with AWS to improve our shared customers' experiences.
Cresta VP of Product & Engineering offers insights on the true impact that generative AI is already having on customer-related operations in McKinsey webinar.
Cresta co-founders and CMO explore the real ways that generative AI will impact the contact center and all of the many ways contact centers stand to benefit from AI adoption in this webinar replay.
Learn about the latest solutions and enhancements to Cresta's real-time intelligence platform, powered by generative AI.
Cresta conducted a survey of 2,000 U.S. adults in November 2022 to better understand how Americans feel about engaging with virtual agents, and how these opinions may differ by geography and demographics. Here are our findings.
AI has crossed the inflection point for working with human language. The innovations around large language models has led to a Cambrian explosion of applications. We believe that, more than ever, the future contact center will be fundamentally built around AI.
Let's walking through some of key takeaways on how to foster rock-solid customer care and a best-in-class quality assurance program.
To better understand the state of agent attrition and how the agent lifecycle has evolved over the last few years, we looked at data from over 6,000 agents across nearly 4 million conversations.
What’s behind Cresta’s all-in-one AI platform? How does it work and why is it different?
We discuss CCW's latest report on the role of personalization in customer service and revenue growth, and the need for 'smarter' tech in the contact center.
ChatGPT, a recently released Generative AI model, has taken the world by storm and sparked the interest of business executives. Its ability to generate fluent and useful text has understandably captured the attention of many leaders, across a wide variety of industries, looking to stay ahead of the curve.
Cresta has been named VoiceStream Innovation Partner of the Year by Five9, a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center.
Aragon Research, Inc has released their latest report, Aragon Research Globe for Conversational AI in the Intelligent Contact Center Report, listing Cresta in the “Innovator” section. The report is the first of its kind as it specifically focuses on conversational AI capabilities and solutions targeted to the contact center.
Four trends continue to have tremendous impact on the intersection of contact centers and generating value in the insurance industry, and require a strategic and full response.
Through analyzing more than 340,000 inbound sales conversations across a variety of industries, we were able to uncover the key behaviors that top sales performers are doing, that most predict a value add for both customers and businesses.
With open enrollment – and peak volume for customer service calls – approaching, the company was seeking a solution to streamline their operations.
Aragon Research’s Hot Vendor Awards are a yearly opportunity to select and recognize companies across different markets that are ‘noteworthy, visionary, and innovative.’ Cresta has been specifically recognized in the category of AI for the Contact Center.
Learn how Cresta brings no-code Artificial Intelligence to the contact center, making agents into top performers and supercharging revenue.
How can financial services leaders build better CX to foster a loyal customer base? In a complex industry growing more saturated, a few key opportunities to stand apart have emerged. We’ll outline the ways financial businesses can differentiate themselves, and highlight the ways Cresta can help. Read this blog post to learn more.
As customer service agents grapple with high volume and increased pressure, it’s harder than ever to perform well. Agents who are good at their jobs are happier (and vice versa) — happy agents are less likely to leave. But long ramp times and short tenure mean many agents only achieve proficiency right before churning. Read this blog post to learn more why contact center should want to make their agents happy.
When airlines leverage the power of real-time intelligence, they’re bound to see compelling results. Read this blog post to learn more!
Cresta’s Real-Time Coaching Platform helped Cox communications grow revenue per conversation by 30% and reduce ramp time by 2 weeks. Read this blog post to learn how!
Cresta and Five9: Teaming up to create the Intelligent Contact Center
The Cresta Summer 2022 Release: An all-in-one AI platform for the modern contact center that makes it easy to go from insight to action in no time.
After Call Work is one of the biggest time wasters in the modern Contact Center. Agents spend a whopping ⅓ of call time on post-call activities...
Today, Cresta is excited to announce that we’re expanding our security compliance footprint with our recent achievement of TISAX compliance.
Introducing Omni Search and Guided Workflows. Now agents have everything they need to be a top performer on day one. No more searching for answers and workflows across knowledge bases.
Most successful organizations track key performance indicators (KPIs) to make informed business decisions. Contact centers are no different...
When COVID-19 hit, social distancing and lockdowns forced us all inside. But this didn’t prevent us from requiring items with high purchase prices: diamonds for engagement rings, for example...
Maintaining high adherence scores can be challenging for even highly-sophisticated contact centers. There's a delicate balance between finding the right people, in the right areas, at the right time of day.
Introducing Cresta's Coaching Plans and Scorecards, a contact center's home for coaching and scoring. Managers can score conversations, monitor agent performance over time, and create data-backed coaching plans, all through a single console.
Gamification is the secret to some of the most successful contact centers. It encourages reps to achieve goals, motivates them to be more productive, and makes them feel more fulfilled in their roles. The happier the employee, the better the customer experience.
Contact center leaders can use three simple but effective strategies to reduce agent turnover, improve agent well-being, and create a healthy and sustainable culture. Read the blog now.
Security of the Cresta platform is a core part of our strategy and competitive advantage. Cresta leverages GitHub in our software supply chain to ship secure code and cultivate a culture of security at Cresta.
Quality assurance (QA) is a key element of contact center performance management. But the QA process is far from perfect. Thanks to modern advances in AI, QA is getting a much needed uplift.
Cresta announces its Series C funding of $80M at a $1.6B valuation. Cresta also discusses why the contact center is now the front door of your business, critical for customer experience.
Cresta furthers its commitment to security and privacy through the support for HIPAA compliance.
Cloning humans, while technically legal, is very, very not cool (ethically). But you can clone your top agent behaviors, 100% ethically, with AI-driven contact center training.
No matter how rapidly contact center AI (CCAI) evolves, it’s important to understand it remains tethered to an easily overlooked factor — transcription accuracy — and it's crucial to understand why.
Hear how Holiday Inn Club Vacations uses Cresta to help drive its Customer Obsession focus, improving customer experience, and helping managers provide better coaching.
Learn How AI-Driven Real-Time Coaching Stops the Revolving Door of Agent Attrition, Increases Productivity, and Improves CX.
Agent Assist as a Service for Contact Centers Real-Time Coaching is just the beginning. Real-time text and speech-based insights will be critical for better customer experience.
Learn the different methods Cresta's AI uses to understand the complexities of human conversation.
Hear Cresta's five observations about the contact center industry following this year's CCW Vegas Conference.
Hear how Blue Nile, the world's most trusted online fine jeweler, uses Cresta to drive better Customer Experience - and more sales.
Demand for customer support continues to grow not only in size but complexity.
In contact centers, we’ve heard time and time again: the bedrock of customer exp
Employee churn isn’t new — but today’s businesses are experiencing never-before-seen attrition levels. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employee turnover rates are at near-record levels across the U.S., including retail, healthcare, and the foodservice industry.
Increased sales, larger deals, greater retention –– the benefits of offering great customer experiences (CX) are many and well documented. But significantly less research has been conducted into the relationship between customer experience and employee experience (EX) in the contact center. In short, so much time and energy are focused on the benefits of pleasing customers we forget there’s a serious upside to pleasing agents. And this is a big miss for those in CX leadership.
Cresta’s real-time coaching provides contact center agents with versatile coaching in-the-moment. By going beyond 1:1 coaching sessions and putting coaching into action during customer conversations, teams are able to unlock new levels of productivity.
Like the call centers of yesteryear, modern customer service (CS) contact centers aren't known for being money makers for big brands. If anything, they're traditionally seen as cost centers, with a big focus placed on efficiency and cost savings. But CS leaders are challenging traditions as they continue to adapt to the pandemic rethink the contact center in the age of remote work.
Our performance gap analysis of almost 20,000 conversations from a Fortune 50 software company revealed that top performers had a 65% higher retention rate than bottom performers. And through our additional analysis of 70,000 conversations from a leading telecom company, we determined that the bottom quartile performers had 42% more churn per conversation and 48% more lost revenue per conversation. These discrepancies in our metrics represent massive opportunities for retention teams.
Unsurprisingly, these are three utterances that were completely absent from the 1.84 million customer conversations we analyzed from more than 15 contact centers to determine which swear words are most used by contact center agents.
We’ve identified a surprising gap in sales performance. We analyzed 340,000 sales conversations in Q1 2021 and discovered top performers generated $47 million in sales, compared to just $19 million by lower performers (~2.5x). So, what exactly made for such a huge gap between top and low sales performance?
In contemporary marketing, the phrase “at scale” usually means big or more. But in business, it’s becoming clear, post-pandemic, that more doesn’t always mean better.
For leaders working to bring about lasting change, the pandemic continues to exacerbate the challenges inherent to digital CX.
Only recently available at scale, conversational AI uses digital and telecommunication technologies to create a programmatic, intelligent way to converse with customers in an engaging and effective way.
I was very impressed with what the Cresta team had accomplished and was also intrigued by the direct impact I can make on the company's top and bottom line.
Free throws in basketball aren't sexy, but they're fundamental. Footwork in baseball isn't sexy, but it's fundamental.
The pandemic spurned a mass customer adoption of digital channels. Yet, despite (or perhaps because of) this mass adoption, 58% of customers surveyed in 2021 said they now expect more from customer service.
Migrate toGraphQL using the Apollo Client library to take advantage of advance GraphQL features.
Cresta's path to a robust API layer that allows us to support our 1st party usage and potential future 3rd party usage
Taking Customer Care from a cost center to a value center
AI shines best when it's collaborating with humans.
Every organization suffers from a performance gap between its top employees and the rest. This issue is as prevalent as ever when it comes to the contact center
Imagine if every employee performed like a top performer?
Today’s modern contact center provides critical touchpoints for a variety of customer communications. Whether it’s phone calls, texts, webchats, email, or social media channels, contact centers have evolved beyond
Metrics can define an organization’s culture and operational style. They’re also a key component of how contact center teams are evaluated
Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Nailing customer experience is tough. Every conversation, across every channel, counts. And while much in our lives has changed since the 1960s, the site of these customer conversations has not: the contact center.
At Cresta, we’re on a mission to enable everyone to be 100x as effective at work. And today, we’re excited to announce our $50M Series B round of funding.
Bringing Cresta's Real-time Expertise AI to phone-based sales and service teams.
We’re excited to share our Spring 2021 Release: The Sound of Expertise.
Cresta combines machine learning and cognitive psychology to drive behavior change at scale, transforming every agent into an expert agent.
Create a seamless customer experience that passes customers from expert chat bot to expert agent.
Learn more about Cresta’s compliance and security capabilities, including SOC2 Type II and SSO.
Cresta's Spring Launch is packed with new features and improvements to drive customer value and make our users happy.
Contact centers are operationally-complex and offer no shortage of challenges for managers and front-line workers.
Call centers have been flooded with an unprecedented amount of call volume since the beginning of the pandemic as customer
With so many disruptions affecting workers, business leaders have a tremendous opportunity to
How we reduced our labeling cost and efforts by over 10x, while continuously pushing our accuracy benchmarks forward
Average Handle Time (AHT) is a tried-and-true metric impacting several mission-critical contact center key performance indicators (KPIs)...
How we made a new controllable language model to make chat agents more effective by making them follow best actions.
Now, customers can easily bring contact center solutions into their business, and immediately add Cresta’s unique ability to quickly improve each agent in their real-time interactions.
John brings more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry to Cresta’s board.
Real-Time Assistance and Conversational Insights for Customer Service Teams
AI-powered products are more prevalent than ever before: automatically organizing your photos, driving a car without any human input, and helping you craft a perfect email.
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Becoming an expert is difficult. We spent years in our PhD programs sitting in classrooms, reading papers, and programming to become “experts.”