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CCaaS Boom to Break the Bank: Subscriptions Slated for $18B Mark by 2028

By Greg Tavarez December 18, 2023

Unlike traditional on-premises contact center systems, CCaaS provides a scalable and flexible platform accessible over the internet. It offers a comprehensive suite of communication tools, including voice, email, chat and social media, all in order to streamline customer engagement.

With CCaaS, organizations can efficiently handle inbound and outbound customer interactions, manage agent workflows and leverage advanced analytics for better insights into customer behavior and preferences. This cloud-based approach allows businesses to easily scale their contact center operations, reduce infrastructure costs and adapt to changing customer service demands.

It's no wonder that CCaaS is a popular choice for companies seeking agility and cost-effectiveness in managing customer communications, which means the CCaaS market is expected to boom.

In fact, a new report from Juniper Research, a telecoms market intelligence firm, forecasts explosive growth in the CCaaS market, with subscription revenue soaring from $7.5 billion this year to $18 billion by 2028. This represents a 140% increase.

So, what is contributing to the CCaaS boom?

First, there is the growing omnichannel adoption. Customers increasingly expect to engage with businesses across multiple channels, from phone and email to social media and messaging apps. CCaaS platforms provide a unified view of customer interactions across these channels, which allows for a more personalized and efficient experience.

Second, there is the cost savings and agility. CCaaS eliminates the need for expensive on-premise infrastructure. It offers a pay-as-you-go model that scales easily with business needs. This translates to significant cost savings and increased agility for businesses, particularly SMEs.

There are also advanced analytics and automation benefits. CCaaS platforms leverage AI and machine learning to analyze customer data, personalize interactions, and automate routine tasks. This frees agents to focus on complex inquiries and improves overall customer satisfaction.

With that said, the report also warned that CCaaS providers face a critical challenge: breaking down data silos. With customer data dispersed across different communication channels and applications, gaining a holistic view of the customer journey remains a major hurdle.

“As CCaaS platforms are anticipated to handle 470 trillion interactions across technologies including SMS, RCS, chatbots, email and OTT messaging apps in 2024, CCaaS vendors must ensure frictionless communication, which can only be achieved by introducing solutions to reduce the friction data sharing between services,” said report author Elisha Sudlow-Poole.

Therefore, it is recommended that CCaaS providers take a strategic approach that will differentiate themselves by offering value-added services beyond basic platform functionality. This could involve building integrations with third-party applications, developing industry-specific solutions, or offering advanced analytics and reporting capabilities.

With its potential for cost savings, operational efficiency, and improved customer experience, CCaaS is poised to become the dominant contact center solution in the coming years. By addressing the data silo challenge and offering innovative services, CCaaS providers can secure their share of this rapidly growing market.

Edited by Alex Passett
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