Not too long ago, most contact center devices were mainly on-premise (like most other business software types) installations. Yet cloud-based software has taken center stage nowadays and all of the big industry vendors have online offerings. Nonetheless, on-premise versions are only available for a number of major players on the market.


For example, Avaya has both their IX Contact Center on-site deployment and a cloud-based Contact Center as a Service' (CCaaS) platform. Cisco * also provides delivery solutions for cloud-based on-premise contact centers.

Many organizations are either holding on to on-premise implementations or considering implementing one. This post will walk through the biggest benefits of transitioning to cloud-based contact center software to help you convince any on-prem stalwarts that cloud is the way to go.

These benefits include:

Reduced costs
Faster implementation
Increased scalability
Greater Security
Ease of Remote Working
Improved Customer Experiences
Why Switch to a Cloud-based Contact Center Solution?

Reduced Costs
Cost savings are one significant advantage of deploying a cloud-based contact centre. Products on site typically have large upfront licensing fees, as well as additional cost of maintenance and upgrades. Lack of these fees would help make cloud-based contact centers more accessible for companies of any scale.

Faster implementation
Since on-premise contact center software is built on local servers, complete installation and deployment can take months. On the other hand, cloud-based contact center systems can be set up even more easily, as customers access the program remotely. Having the contact center up and running in a matter of weeks, rather than months, means agents will start making calls and hold discussions over other digital platforms faster.

Increased Scalability
Cloud-based information centers are often simpler to scale up than conventional on-premise deployments, along with smoother, quicker implementation and delivery. When your contact center continues to expand exponentially, or you have a sudden rise in inbound call volume, you can easily add additional seats. Bringing more agents on board during peak call seasons will help with capacity building.

Greater Security
Protection for cloud-based contact centers and data centers has increased with the proliferation of software-as-a-service ( SaaS) applications. To many businesses, it's not very practical to have the technical skills and resources required to keep their infrastructure secure. At the other hand, vendors specializing in offering cloud-based solutions have invested in the kind of technical skills needed to preserve data integrity and protection.

Ease of Remote Working
Another major advantage of introducing a cloud-based contact center is the versatility it allows workers to operate remotely. Provided that agents and administrators can access the program online, the control of remote staff is much simpler for administrators. Having a certain proportion of the workers working remotely will also help to reduce business expenses (e.g. money saved in office space).

Improved Customer Experience
If you love or hate words such as digital transformation or digital experience, the key point they 're trying to get across is that it's important to give consumers a stellar online experience. It's hard to underestimate the value of customer service and the repercussions it can have for your company.

Bad customer interactions can lead to lower brand loyalty and lower levels of satisfaction. At the other side, a customer who has had a good online experience with your company or brand is more likely to be a loyal customer, leave a favorable review or have a higher rating of customer satisfaction.

Author's Bio: 

Myself Rahul Bhatt from telecommunication department