The global contact center as a service (CCaaS) market size reached US$ 5.2 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 13.9 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 18.16% during 2023-2028. The increasing reliance on online shopping among the masses, rising travel and tourism activities, and the growing adoption in the education industry to provide support for online learning platforms are some of the major factors propelling the market.
|Market Size in 2022
||US$ 5.2 Billion
|Market Forecast in 2028
||US$ 13.9 Billion
|Market Growth Rate (2023-2028)
Contact center as a service (CCaaS) is a cloud-based solution that enables organizations to outsource their customer contact center operations to a third-party service provider. It facilitates businesses in optimizing their customer service operations, improving agent productivity, enhancing customer satisfaction, and gaining valuable insights through advanced analytics and reporting capabilities. It provides businesses with the ability to integrate omnichannel communications, including voice, email, chat, social media, and more, to deliver a unified customer experience across various channels. It eliminates the need for companies to build and maintain their own on-premises contact center infrastructure.
There is an increase in the adoption of CCaaS in the e-commerce industry to provide customer support, handle order inquiries, process returns, and manage customer interactions across multiple channels. This, coupled with the rising demand for online shopping among the masses, is fueling the market growth. Moreover, the growing use of CCaaS in the telecommunication industry to manage customer inquiries, troubleshoot technical issues, and provide support for billing and service related queries is influencing the market positively. In addition, CCaaS is employed in the travel and tourism industry to manage customer reservations, handle inquiries about bookings, provide travel assistance, and resolve customer issues related to flights, accommodations, or other travel services. This, along with the rising travel and tourism activities, is favoring the growth of the market. Apart from this, the growing adoption of CCaaS in the education industry to support student inquiries, provide support for online learning platforms, and offer general information about courses and programs is creating a positive outlook for the market.
Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) Market Trends/Drivers:
Increasing adoption of remote working policies in businesses augmenting market growth
CCaaS enables businesses to establish global contact centers with ease. With cloud-based solutions, companies can set up virtual contact centers in different geographic locations, allowing them to serve customers across various regions seamlessly. This global accessibility empowers businesses to expand their customer base, target new markets, and operate on a global scale. Additionally, CCaaS facilitates remote work by providing agents with the flexibility to work from anywhere with an internet connection. It also enhances work-life balance for employees and enables businesses to tap into a wider pool of talent, regardless of geographical constraints.
Rising instances of natural disasters stimulating market growth
CCaaS offers robust disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities, which are important for organizations. In the event of a natural disaster, power outage, or any other disruptive event, traditional contact centers face significant downtime and service disruptions. CCaaS, being cloud-based, provides built-in redundancy and failover mechanisms. This ensures that operations can quickly switch to backup systems, which minimizes downtime and ensures continuous customer service. The ability to maintain uninterrupted operations and handle customer inquiries even during challenging situations makes CCaaS an attractive choice for businesses looking to ensure business continuity and mitigate risks.
Growing adoption of multi channel customer engagement strategies driving the market
With the rise of digital channels and changing customer preferences, businesses are increasingly adopting multi-channel customer engagement strategies. CCaaS platforms offer comprehensive multi-channel capabilities, which allows organizations to interact with customers through various channels, such as phone calls, emails, live chat, social media, and messaging apps. Businesses can meet customers on their preferred platforms and deliver personalized, omni-channel interactions by providing a seamless and consistent customer experience across multiple channels. This factor drives the demand for CCaaS as it enables businesses to adapt to evolving customer communication trends and provide a superior customer experience.
Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) Industry Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global contact center as a service (CCaaS) market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country levels for 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on component, deployment, enterprise size, and end use.
Breakup by Offering:
Solution hold the largest market share
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the contact center as a service (CCaaS) market based on the offering. This includes solution and services. According to the report, solutions represented the largest segment as they provide a comprehensive set of tools and technologies to manage customer interactions effectively. They enable seamless integration of communication channels, which ensure a consistent and unified experience across different platforms. They allow customers to switch channels without losing context, which provides agents with a complete view of customer interactions. They offer various communication channels such as voice, email, chat, social media, SMS, and video that enable customers to reach out using their preferred method and provide agents with multiple options to engage with customers.
On the other hand, CCaaS providers offer a range of services to support their clients. They assist in the initial setup and configuration of the solution according to the requirements of the clients. They ensure a smooth transition from the existing contact center infrastructure to the cloud-based solution. They offer training programs to help agents and administrators familiarize themselves with the CCaaS platform. They also provide ongoing support and troubleshooting assistance to address any issues or queries that may arise.
Breakup by Organization Size:
- Large Enterprises
- Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Contact center as a service (CCaaS) is widely used in large enterprises
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the contact center as a service (CCaaS) market based on the organization size. This includes large enterprises and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). According to the report, large enterprises represented the largest segment as they often have a significant customer base, multiple departments, and a diverse range of products or services. CCaaS provides the flexibility to scale up or down based on fluctuating demand. It allows centralized management and coordination of contact center operations across multiple sites, ensuring consistency and efficiency.
CCaaS is used in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to eliminate the need for significant upfront investments in hardware, software, and infrastructure. It allows SMEs to start with a small contact center and easily scale up as their business grows. It assist in adding more agents, communication channels, and features without the need for complex infrastructure upgrades.
Breakup by End User:
- IT and Telecommunications
- Media and Entertainment
BFSI represents the most common end use of contact center as a service (CCaaS)
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the contact center as a service (CCaaS) market based on the end user. This includes BFSI, IT and telecommunications, government, media and entertainment, healthcare, and others. According to the report, BFSI represented the largest segment as contact center as a service (CCaaS) helps deliver financial services, resolve queries, and address customer concerns. It enables banks, insurance companies, and financial institutions to provide seamless omnichannel support, handle high call volumes, route calls to the right agents, and integrate with their existing CRM systems for personalized customer experiences.
CCaaS solutions are also employed in the IT and telecommunications industry to manage customer inquiries, technical support, and service requests. These companies often handle a large volume of customer interactions across multiple channels. CCaaS enables them to streamline communication, provide self-service options, and integrate with their ticketing systems or knowledge bases for efficient resolution of customer issues.
There is an increase in the utilization of CCaaS by government agencies and departments to handle citizen inquiries, provide assistance, and offer information across various channels. CCaaS enable centralized management of citizen interactions, efficient call routing, and integration with government databases and CRM systems. It helps government entities deliver improved citizen experiences and enhance service delivery.
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
North America exhibits a clear dominance, accounting for the largest contact center as a service (CCaaS) market share
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, North America represented the largest segment due to a considerable reliance on cloud-based services in different organizations. Moreover, the rising adoption of CCaaS in small and medium enterprises on account of its numerous advantages is favoring the growth of the market in the region. Besides this, the growing usage of CCaaS in numerous industry verticals is influencing the market positively in the region.
Asia Pacific is estimated to expand further in this domain, owing to rapid digitization, integration of advanced technologies, and product innovations.
The top companies are integrating advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), data analytics, and machine learning (ML), in CCaaS. They are also incorporating natural language processing (NLP), cloud computing, and voice biometrics in CCaaS. These advancements help automate processes, improve self service capabilities, enhance agent productivity, provide personalized recommendations, identify patterns, predict customer needs, and optimize routing or resource allocation. These technological solutions facilitate more accurate speech recognition, sentiment analysis, and intelligent routing of customer inquiries and enhance security, reduce authentication time, and improve the overall customer experience. Besides this, the integration of robotic process automation (RPA) in CCaaS to automate data entry, updates to CRM systems, report generation, and other administrative tasks for improving efficiency and accuracy and reducing agent workload is impelling the market growth.
The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the global contact center as a service (CCaaS) market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the market include:
- 8x8 Inc.
- ALE International (China Huaxin Post and Telecom Technologies Co. Limited)
- Amazon Web Services Inc. (Amazon.Com Inc.)
- Anywhere365 Enterprise Dialogue Management
- Atos SE
- Avaya LLC
- Cisco Systems Inc
- Enghouse Interactive Inc. (Enghouse Systems Limited)
- Five9 Inc.
- Microsoft Corporation
- NICE Ltd.
- In 2020, NICE Ltd. collaborated with Zendesk to provide an efficient and personalized customer experience. The partnership provides integrated solutions to its customers with their expertise.
- In May 2022, Avaya LLC announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corporation to deliver OneCloud solutions on Microsoft Azure and increase organizational productivity and customer engagement by providing agility to create collaborative experiences and communications.
- In 2022, Five9 Inc. partnered with Kyndryl to provide customers with a personalized, cloud-enabled contact center experience.
Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) Market Report Scope:
|Base Year of the Analysis
| Historical Period
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- Organization Size
- End User
|Organization Sizes Covered
||Large Enterprises, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
|End Users Covered
||BFSI, IT and Telecommunications, Government, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Others
||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||8x8 Inc., ALE International (China Huaxin Post and Telecom Technologies Co. Limited), Amazon Web Services Inc. (Amazon.Com Inc.), Anywhere365 Enterprise Dialogue Management, Atos SE, Avaya LLC, Cisco Systems Inc, Enghouse Interactive Inc. (Enghouse Systems Limited), Five9 Inc., Genesys, Microsoft Corporation, NICE Ltd., etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the global contact center as a service (CCaaS) market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What are the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global contact center as a service (CCaaS) market?
- What is the impact of each driver, restraint, and opportunity on the global contact center as a service (CCaaS) market?
- What are the key regional markets?
- Which countries represent the most attractive contact center as a service (CCaaS) market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the offering?
- Which is the most attractive offering in the contact center as a service (CCaaS) market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the organization size?
- Which is the most attractive organization size in the contact center as a service (CCaaS) market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the end user?
- Which is the most attractive end user in the contact center as a service (CCaaS) market?
- What is the competitive structure of the global contact center as a service (CCaaS) market?
- Who are the key players/companies in the global contact center as a service (CCaaS) market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the contact center as a service (CCaaS) market from 2017-2028.
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- The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the contact center as a service (CCaaS) industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.