Have smarter customer conversations
Resolve issues as a team
Route calls to the right person every time and help agents anticipate customer needs before the conversation even begins by automatically displaying context from previous interactions.
Take notes directly inside your phone app, debrief teammates using warm transfers, and create custom tags to identify patterns across the business.
Save time with automatic syncing
Put hours back on the calendar every week by automatically logging call info and eliminating data accuracy concerns along the way.
Get a clear view of call activity
Monitor performance on real-time dashboards to better manage your resources in the moment. Then, take advantage of unlimited history and call recordings to review individual or team trends.
Key features for support teams
Aircall integrates with your CRM and Helpdesk tools to keep all conversations connected.
Direct calls to the correct teammates every time by customizing distribution and ring rules.
Set up a smart IVR directory that automatically guides callers to the correct team on their first try.
Set customized schedules to confirm exactly when each of your numbers are available to receive calls.
Give your teammates the option to quickly speak to one another before transferring a live call.
Keep track of all your call center metrics—such as wait time, missed call rate, and call volume—in one place.
Tag calls to give your team all the context it needs for smart decisions and smooth follow-ups.
Gain a real-time perspective of team activity so you can shift resources and optimize productivity.
See more context behind every inbound call by pulling related data from other apps into view.
Frequently asked questions
What is an inbound call center software?
An inbound call center software is a tool that helps you manage all aspects of customer relations. Also called CRM, or customer relationship management, it centralizes all your customers’ requests and information about them, such as purpose of the contact, date, contact details, history, etc.
An inbound call center software can be linked to various external channels such as a phone number, an email address, a form, a chat channel or your social media accounts. When a person contacts you using one of these channels, the information is sent in real time to your customer support software. Your teams have access to the requests and are able to process them more efficiently.
What are the benefits of an inbound call center software?
By centralizing all requests, claims and other questions, inbound call center software can optimize several aspects of your business.
- More efficient processing: the customer service software dispatches the requests based on their purpose and the channel used. As a result, you can assign contacts to an agent qualified to handle this type of request. As well as providing a better answer, you will reduce both the risk of missing a request and the processing time.
- Better customer relations follow-up: all the information about your customers and prospects is centralized in your software. You can use it to improve the quality of your response while better identifying callers.
- Optimization of performance analytics: customer support software generally has performance indicators (customer satisfaction, response time, etc.) that you can use to assess how well your agents handle requests and to optimize your customer service activity.
- Valuable data: the information collected can also be used for sales purposes. In addition to the customer service department, the sales or marketing department can use this information for an advertising campaign or a promotional event, for instance.
What is an inbound call?
An inbound call is when someone reaches out to a company, for whatever reason: product information, a claim, a booking, etc. Your customer service software can handle your inbound calls.
How can you integrate your inbound call center software into your business tools?
The main advantage of Aircall’s solution is its compatibility with most customer service and CRM software, such as HubSpot, Salesforce, Zendesk, Freshdesk, Front and Microsoft Dynamics. While the process of integration with CTI Aircall may vary depending on the software you use, it’s very simple:
- log in to Aircall’s dashboard
- click on “Integrations” then “Add an integration” and select your customer - support software from the list
- select the numbers you wish to pair
- fill in the address of your sub-domain, if any
- provide the information about your company and paste it in the Aircall form
- configure the app according to your requirements.
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How does an inbound call center software work?
From their inbound call center software, your customer relations agents can generally process requests in five steps.
- Create the ticket: when a customer submits a request via one of the channels (phone, email, form, etc.), a ticket is automatically created in the customer support software which can then if necessary be filed in a specific folder according to the type of contact.
- Notify the customer service team: an agent takes the ticket or is automatically assigned the ticket by the inbound call center software, based on the purpose of the request (claim, product information, etc.) or the type of channel used.
- Answer the request: the agent will attempt to answer the customer’s request. For that purpose, the inbound call center software may propose a set of standard questions which the agent asks the customer in order to help solve the issue. An agent needing support with the most complicated requests can tag a colleague or transfer the request to them.
- Update customer records: the inbound call center software can automatically update the customer record, or create one for a new customer, provided that the system offers CRM features. The agent can use this information to answer the request.
- Close the ticket: the ticket is closed once the request has been answered. However, the information about the contact is saved in the customer service software so that the history of the conversation with that person can be updated.
Which inbound call center software should you choose?
You should carefully choose your inbound call center software as it can have a real impact on your business. Here are a number of tips to follow:
- Identify your requirements: first, determine how you will use the software, how experienced your agents are and your budget in order to choose the solution that best fits your requirements.
- Assess the features: identify the features required for your business based on your expectations (customized interface, managing cascading calls, automated reporting, online knowledge platform, chatbot, etc.).
- Check compatibility: your inbound call center software must be compatible with your other digital solutions. Tools such as your phone service, ERP, database, e-commerce site, etc. all need to synchronize with your software to ensure that your business runs smoothly.
How can you handle inbound calls?
The best way to improve the handling of inbound calls is to connect your customer support software to a phone service that uses VoIP technology. This technology allows you to harness the potential of broadband and benefit from many additional features.
If you choose Aircall CTI software (computer telephony integration), your calls are directly connected to your customer service software. As well as enabling you to process tickets and store customer information more efficiently, it means you can also benefit from many additional features to improve the handling of inbound calls with:
- Cascading call routing to dispatch calls between agents
- Interactive voice response to direct each call to the appropriate agent
- A hotline to establish available time slots
- A warm transfer feature so that you can talk to a colleague before transferring a call to them.
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