Customer Service and Contact Center Applications

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Mary Wardley

Program Vice President, Customer Care and CRM

IDC's Customer Service and Contact Center Applications keeps product, marketing, and strategic planning professionals informed of trends, leading and emerging vendors, and new market opportunities in the customer service and contact center applications whether public cloud, dedicated private cloud, or on-premises. In addition to competitive intelligence, this service provides case study and survey insight within the user community. The blend of supply- and demand-side perspectives will help customer service and contact center solutions providers make informed decisions to address customer needs and market opportunities.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Customer experience (CX) across the customer journey, including connections to CRM applications, commerce platforms, integration, and advanced analytics for B2B and B2C
  • Customer service and contact center applications
  • Workforce optimization/management
  • Investment priorities
  • Cloud (private and dedicated private) and on-premises models

Core Research

  • Customer Service and Contact Center Applications Cloud and On-Premises Worldwide Forecast and Analysis
  • AI, Machine Learning, and Chatbot Technologies in Customer Care
  • Workforce Optimization in the Contact Center
  • Customer Experience End-User Study
  • Competitive Analysis of Cloud Contact Center Leaders

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.

Key Questions Answered

  1. As organizations emerge from COVID-19’s impact, how are they ensuring resiliency for the future?
  2. What are the components of the new hybrid customer-handling environment?
  3. What are the fundamental components of the customer experience?
  4. What delivery models for CRM applications are end-user organizations adopting?
  5. How is WFH impacting workforce engagement solutions?
  6. What is the market size and five-year forecast for customer service applications, and who are the major players?
  7. Who are the leading providers of contact center applications?
  8. Where are the best opportunities for implementing AI within a CX environment?