Industry analysts predict that call center volumes will increase as some financial institutions reduce their branch networks. If that is the case, these two channels must become more closely integrated – the “universal banker” in the branch must be supported by the “universal agent” in the call center.

Just as the branch of the future will certainly become more sales-oriented, the contact center must as well. To pave the way for this cooperation, we developed the Better Lobby Appointment Calendar. This affordable and easy-to-use solution helps standardize all member-facing branch employees on a single scheduling application. For example if a member contacts the call center after branch hours to change an appointment, it can be done right then, on the spot!

Key Takeaway: The branch and the contact center must work together to better serve members at their convenience, and this scenario is greatly facilitated by an enterprise-wide, branch specific appointment calendar for each employee.