Solgari launches Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online integration
During this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Solgari launched its integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, a cloud-based business communications platform designed to reduce customer communications costs, meet compliance requirements and enhance the front-end user experience.
The integrated solution, available to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online customers immediately through trusted Solgari partners, allows sales and marketing teams to harness the full power of voice and video communications via its intelligent cloud-based business communications platform. The service is also fully compatible with and complimentary to Microsoft Skype for Business.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is at the heart of many successful businesses helping them track calls and cut down customer waiting times significantly, adding real business value across a variety of circumstances. In this day and age, companies can’t afford to neglect customers or give them a service that is short of perfect in any way because they will go elsewhere, says Edward Grant, co-founder and COO at Solgari.
This is why sales and marketing are always looking for new ways to make their campaigns that one per cent smarter and more effective. The Solgari service is designed to do this, going a long way to make Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online more powerful, opening the door to many new opportunities for partners and customers in the process.
There are several distinct benefits to the integration as it allows customers to reach contact centre agents using browser-based voice, video and chat communications options at the click of a button – enabling instant communication via any internet connected device, in any format, from any location and at no cost.
All inbound communications are identified using IVR and/or voice verification and then routed to the correct agent groups who handle all customer interaction with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Outbound SMS confirmation and compliant call and video archiving are also available to companies as required.
The solution also offers a range of features for Microsoft Dynamic CRM partners looking to add value to their existing solutions, aimed at companies looking to execute quicker and smarter sales and marketing campaigns. Features and use cases include:
- For call centres and service desks, quickly identifying a caller’s details and requirement can vastly improve the end-user experience, as well as reducing agent costs and improving productivity.
- Companies can use Solgari’s IVR and voice verification capabilities to quickly ensure its callers are who they say they are and automatically identify their service requirements – ideal for organisations with heavy customer communications, strict compliance regulations or in need of additional security. For example, financial service companies, can implement two factor authentication using their customers’ voices and record speech for future playback as an anti-phishing mechanism.
- Currently, most intelligent phone-based integrated CRM solutions start and end at phone number identification. Solgari, however, can capture anything about the caller’s requirements, intelligently routing calls from a marketing campaign to the correct agent who handles everything with Dynamics CRM. While doing so, the CRM will instantly pop the caller details with no manual interaction ensuring callers speak to the right agents, who are empowered with all the necessary contextual information, is an effective way of ensuring a positive user experience.
- Agents can move to instant face-to-face video and screen sharing communications at the click of a button, without downloads or plug-ins, giving the service a wow factor for businesses looking to build relationships with and impress prospects.
Compliance and reporting
- Solgari’s call logging and archiving features enable efficient reporting of employee communications activity and tracking the ‘cradle to grave’ route of any customer communications. Likewise, the Solgari solution allows companies to archive calls if required for compliance and training purposes, with sophisticated word/phrase searching options which make it easy to extract pertinent details such as in dispute resolution requirements.
Businesses today need to remain ahead of the competition when it comes to their customer relationships. Excellent customer services is key to keeping customers. CRM systems help businesses not only keep the customers they already have but gain new customers who are disgruntled because of negative experiences with companies that aren’t using CRM systems to keep customer relationships going.
The author of this blog is Edward Grant, co-founder and COO at Solgari.
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