April 7, 2017 (Aurora, NE) The Quality Contact Solutions and Quality Voice & Data teams were the recipients of two awards during the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE) convention and expo in Tampa, FL April 2-5, 2017. Dean Garfinkel was presented with the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his leadership as the PACE National Board of Directors Treasurer for the past three years. In presenting the award, PACE Chairman, Stuart Discount noted that Dean was instrumental in leading the organization through tremendous change.
Kelsey Olsen, Director of Enhanced Telecom Services for Quality Voice & Data, accepted the Technovation Award from PACE for the TextDesk solution. The Technovation Award recognizes innovation in the contact center ecosystem. TextDesk is a web application allows a group of call center frontline agent users (SMS’rs) to concurrently handle multiple text conversations. In addition, concurrently a full suite of HTML APIs allows for easy to enable dialer script commands that can use variable data to send text messages with one click of the mouse. Reporting can be run, downloaded or called by an API allowing for real-time loading into center dashboards and client reports.
“Today’s leading edge contact centers are seeking ways to engage with their customers utilizing TEXT. Consumer behavior has changed over time. There was a time when the phone was the easiest way to get something done. Then the next generation of consumer behavior was to send an email and call if it’s urgent. Recently we see more consumers using email and then texting when it’s urgent. Millennials prefer a text back instead of a call back”, stated Dean Garfinkel.
About Quality Voice & Data
Quality Voice & Data offers technology solutions to the customer engagement industry. Each solution is specifically designed to ensure legal compliance and increased return on investment in the contact center. Services include LocalCallerid.com and Caller Name Display management, SMS Text messaging and advanced IVR solutions.
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Quality Contact Solutions and Quality Voice & Data will be represented at the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE) annual convention in Tampa, FL this upcoming week, April 2-5, 2017.
We are excited to see old industry friends and business partners. We are equally excited to meet the many new people that are registered for this convention! If we haven’t met yet, here is a quick overview of the 3 people that will be attending PACE from our organization.
Dean Garfinkel is active on the PACE National Board of Directors, recently served on the Executive Committee as Treasurer over the past 3 years. Dean is in his last term on the PACE National Board and is actively involved with compliance issues, advocacy with Federal and State regulatory agencies, and often speaks and writes about technology and telecom issues relevant to call centers. Continue reading →
March 6, 2017 (Aurora, NE) Quality Contact Solutions, Inc. (QCS) a contact center specializing in B2B sales has appointed Rich Hamilton, CECP to Director of Marketing and Product Development. In his new role, Rich will be leading the marketing efforts for the company as well as overseeing new product development.
“We’re thrilled to announce this move for Rich and the company. Rich has continuously been the utility player handling a host of critical enterprise projects for the company including the onboarding of all new technologies, applications, our PCI Level 1 certification, SASE17 and the development of products that offer our clients’ customers, the ease of using the communication channel of their choice. Rich’s latest deployment of integrating text into our customer service platform and outbound dialer has helped improved performance for many of our clients. His technical background and marketing degree tailor him for this position” stated Nathan Teahon, QCS Vice President. Continue reading →
by Ryan Apodac, Operations Manager and Training Leader
Some people say that outbound telemarketing is dead. I say that they couldn’t be more wrong. However, I understand where they are coming from. Let’s face it; today’s society is driven by technology. With so many advances in technology every day, things come and go more rapidly these days. Remember that cutting edge cell phone you had to have, which you had to replace before you knew it for the new one with the far superior options? With this immense technology and change, marketers have more tools than ever to generate leads and manage the sales funnel. However, don’t be fooled. Outbound telemarketing continues to be one of the primary tools of successful B2B sales organizations. Continue reading →
At Quality Contact Solutions (QCS), I am responsible for managing a team of about 30 Inside Sales Representatives (ISRs). We call them ISRs because the job that they do goes well beyond the typical outbound telemarketing representative role. Many of our ISRs are responsible for closing hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales (over the phone) on an annual basis. Many of them have received several hundred hours of training and professional development over the course of their 10+ years in their role. Finding the right people to fill my Inside Sales Representative positions can be challenging. I believe that others in our industry face similar challenges. Continue reading →