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A Customer’s Best Practices for Upgrading to Verint Workforce Optimization

The mail-order pharmacy unit of a healthcare insurer recently upgraded to the latest version of Verint® Workforce Optimization™. The upgrade was no easy undertaking as it extended the solutions to include thousands of employees in blended environments, in which staff engaged with customers on the phone and performed order fulfillment off the phone.  At Verint’s […]

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Organizational Agility Hampered by Data Quality

A recent Insurance Networking News article by Nathan Golia (@NathanGolia) references a West Monroe Partners’ study on data analytics in insurance companies that found “Two-thirds of the 122 respondents to the survey said data quality and accuracy was the greatest challenge to advanced analytics.” But when done right, the use of quality data analytics can […]

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Why Is Meeting Service Level Agreements So Challenging?

Managing to Service Level Agreements (SLAs) can be a daunting challenge, mostly because few organizations can view and track service requests and work items from the point of origin all the way through execution.  One work item can easily cross three to five functional areas, e.g., contact center, account maintenance, order fulfillment, shipping, billing, etc. […]

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Production Management in Service Organizations: Operating Blind?

When you first say production management, I think most people envision an assembly line—perhaps at an automobile plant. Production management in a service support organization is similar in that you know the type of work and process steps needed to execute the work, and the skills required to do the work. What differs in a […]

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The Award for Most Persistent Driver of Change Goes To … (Part 2)

In the previous blog post, I introduced the director of global business process services at a leading enterprise technology company. The director set out on a journey to provide back-office managers with the data they needed to make effective decisions around employee productivity.  Part one covered the first four hurdles she had to overcome. Following […]

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The Award for Most Persistent Driver of Change Goes To … (Part 1)

The Director of Global Business Process Services at a global enterprise information technology company came to a realization many years ago. The managers of back-office operations were at a handicap due to a lack of data and no standard, consistent program for workforce management (WFM). The corporation had been using the Verint Workforce Management (WFM) […]

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Gamification Is the HOW of Performance Management

Performance management lets employees, managers and the organization know where they are achieving or falling short of their goals. But knowing where you need to improve—and how to improve—are two different things. Gamification solutions such as Verint Gamification provide the how. It helps managers understand how to engage, influence and motivate employees—presenting employees with learning […]

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Drive Employee Engagement by Fostering Trust in the Workplace

Trust is an under-rated value in many organizations, but research shows it has significant impact on business performance. And, according to the 2015 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study by Temkin Group, companies with highly engaged employees have stronger financial results and above-average customer experience than other companies in their industry. So how do you foster trust […]

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Want Engaged Employees? Self-Enable—Don’t Micro-Manage

Most of us who have been in the workforce for a while have worked with a micro-manager. It’s not a comfortable situation.  They mean well and are only trying to ensure the work gets done on time, accurately, and with little waste. However, their need for control and constant updates is counterproductive; in fact, it […]

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Trick or Treat—Can You Trust Your Data?

Halloween is a dichotomy of trick or treat, and so are business initiatives to improve efficiencies through technology. Many programs and solutions promise sweet results, but businesses are often suspicious. Is the latest technology actually a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Distrustful Educator Take a leading online educator who implemented Verint Desktop and Process Analytics to […]

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