Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center

NICE inContact

Self-service is an important facet for creating a seamless customer experience. From a customer’s perspective they want to receive timely and error-free service in the channel of their choice. What do your customers really think about self-service?

Trends in Customer Self-Service Infographic

Mindtouch

For the modern enterprise, self-service has become an indispensable part of many strategic objectives, especially when it comes to delivering customer service excellence. 91% of organizations identify web self-service as a relevant investment focus.

Guest Blog: “Zhuzhing Up” Humans in the Contact Center

ShepHyken

Airline agents are still at check-in counters to guide passengers after self-service kiosks and to arrange complicated ticketing. In the contact center industry, for example, there are fewer phone conversations going into customer support centers than in the past.

Healthcare – Mobile and Self-Service Options for your Contact Center

Blueworx

The banking, travel and retail industries have embraced mobile and self-service technologies to satisfy their […]. The post Healthcare – Mobile and Self-Service Options for your Contact Center appeared first on Blueworx. Blog appointment scheduling healthcareCustomers expect businesses to provide quick, convenient ways to access information and manage routine transactions.

Essentials of Cloud Contact Centers

Noble Systems

In a previous blog , we outlined advantages of moving a customer experience platform to the cloud. Ultimately, your unique business needs will determine what is included in your cloud contact center system. Speech analytics is another essential for cloud contact centers.

Contact Center Software can Balance Agent-assisted and Self-service Channels

NICE inContact

Both are hot topics when it comes to contact centers and customer experience. The reality is that in order to deliver exceptional customer experiences, you need your contact center software to balance the need for agent-assisted and self-service channels. Omnichannel Service and Satisfaction. Consumers want true omnichannel customer service, and service that’s seamless, convenient and quick. Omnichannel is hot.

Modern Self-Service: Empowering Customers to Serve Themselves

Blueworx

The post Modern Self-Service: Empowering Customers to Serve Themselves appeared first on Blueworx. Blog Contact Center IVR Modern Self-Service User ExperienceAll this talk about modernizing the customer experience can quickly get overwhelming. You have many options to enhance the customer experience today with natural language speech, incorporating other channels like […].

Back to Basics: Contact Center Trending Technology 101

Upstream Works

Many of the customers eying up solutions today are voice-only call centers who understand they need to digitally transform – but it can be difficult to know how to do that without an understanding of what it really means. Self-service, Knowledge, AI & Bots.

How Customers Move Through The Five Layers of Self-Service

Mindtouch

That explains why the majority of people choose self-service first. Moving through the five layers of self-service. The starting points for these customer self-service journeys are as infinite as the amount of available information.

Self-Service Experiences Matter Too

Avaya

There are times when a customer needs to dial into your contact center to ask a question or request assistance. Gartner predicts “by 2023, customers will prefer to use speech interfaces to initiate 70% of self-service customer interactions, rising from 40% today.” [1].

Self-Service Strategies for Elevating CX at Your Contact Centre

NICE inContact

Have you ever visited one of those palatial buffet restaurants with dozens of assorted fresh dishes in self-serve stations, with the crowds and people walking (seemingly) aimlessly with their plates in search of the pasta or the dessert cart? In a way, self-service in the contact centre is kind of like a buffet: You need a strategy, or you might overeat or miss all the best dishes. It seems like self-service options are everywhere these days.

Step 4 of 5: AI Self-Service Without Compromise – Avoid Siloed Channels With a Unified, Omnichannel CX Platform

SmartAction

This is the fourth of a five-part blog series that outlines the Five Best Practices for AI Self-Service Without Compromise. Gartner predicts that customers soon will prefer using speech-driven interfaces to other forms of self-service when given a choice.

Trends Driving Customer Self-Service: Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence

Mindtouch

This is due, in part, to the growing number online customer self-service experiences powered by one or both of these technologies. To help clear the air, here’s a closer look at chatbots and AI and their close ties to customer self-service. AI, chatbots, and self-service.

21 Steps to Get Customers to Love Self-Service

West

Most businesses today agree that self-service adoption is one of their most important customer service goals. Self-service drastically cuts costs and makes it easy for customers to get the timely service they desire.

25 Call Center Leaders Share the Most Effective Ways to Boost Contact Center Efficiency

Callminer

Most call centers struggle with efficiency at one time or another. And because efficiency is directly tied to minimizing overhead costs in the call center, it’s a prominent challenge. Meet Our Panel of Contact Center Experts: . Customer service diminishes.

The Case for Self-Service: Your Customers Don’t Want to Talk to You

Aspect

In fact, soon to be released research conducted by Aspect found that only 29% of millennials prefer to talk on the phone for customer service. But that doesn’t mean that the prospects for contact centers are glum. Learn how self-service can improve the customer experience here.

The evolution of self-service technologies and the customer experience 

Aspect

The evolution of customer self-service. Recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology are now being adopted by businesses and service-based organisations to create an automated consumer experience that is driving the evolution of customer self-service.

5 Rules for Giving Customers the Self-Service They Want

VocalCom

When designing great customer experiences, every brand should think about its self-service. Gartner states that 81% of customers attempt to find solutions on their own before contacting an agent. Here are five rules for creating self-service options that truly benefit your customers. Self-service usually indicates the absence of human agents, but there are times when human intervention may be necessary.

Step 2 of 5: AI Self-Service Without Compromise – Virtual Agents Need “Guardrails”

SmartAction

This is the second of a five-part blog series that outlines the Five Best Practices for AI Self-Service Without Compromise. Delivery over the cloud has made integration with existing contact center systems easier and more seamless, as well.

Product Series: Self-Service with Aspect Via™

Aspect

If you have been following Aspect for a while, it is no secret to you that we believe in customer self-service as an important pillar of any customer experience (CX) strategy today. Accordingly, self-service capabilities are also a cornerstone of Aspect Via.

Five Trends Accelerating Customer Self-Service Demand

Mindtouch

As such, there’s been a perfect storm of market forces driving growth in self-service support. Five primary trends are turning customer self-service into a multi-billion dollar market opportunity. The most striking evidence of the self-service trend is consumer preferences. Do you prefer to call a contact center? I’d like to know who the 21% is who don’t prefer self-serve support because I have yet to meet one of these people.

Analysts Establish AI-enhanced Self-Service as a Category and Name First-Ever Leaders

SmartAction

In the contact center, it isn’t often that a new category of technology emerges. The emergence as a category indicates these new solutions are here to stay and are as integral to service delivery as the PBX or workforce management software.

The Hybrid Customer Contact Center

USAN

One bucket holds transactional (self-service) events. Today, contact center leaders still have a tendency to create rules that mandate a different customer experience based on whether the interaction was self-service or involved a live agent.

Guest Blog: Want to Excel at Customer Service? Transform your Contact Centers into Customer Engagement Centers

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Mansi Bhatia who looks at ways organizations can transform contact centers into a customer engagement center. I like the idea of a customer engagement center. – Shep Hyken. Customer service has the power to make or break a company.

Trend zu Self-Service im Kundenservice wächst weiter

Aspect

Zwar gibt es auch Vorbehalte, aber die möglichen Chancen sind besonders im Bereich des Kundenservice greifbar: Im Contact Center sorgt KI dafür, dass Kunden über Self-Service Kanäle kommunizieren können. Mehr über das Self-Service Angebot von Aspect finden Sie hier.

5 Benefits of Conversational Artificial Intelligence for the Contact Center

VocalCom

Whether using chatbots or speech-based assistants, these brands integrate AI into their omnichannel experience—often in their messaging applications—to drive stronger sales and customer service. Here are five benefits of conversational AI for the contact center.

New Report: Is Your Company Making Self-Service A Priority?

Natalie Petouhof

Customer service and customer engagement now play key roles in digital transformation strategy. However, leaders often stigmatize customer service or customer care as a cost center. Unless of course, a company is doing a poor job of customer service and customer experience.

Step 3 of 5: AI Self-Service Without Compromise – AI Without Data is Like a Race Car Without Fuel

SmartAction

This is the third of a five-part blog series that outlines the Five Best Practices for AI Self-Service Without Compromise. Gartner predicts that customers soon will prefer using speech-driven interfaces to other forms of self-service when given a choice.

Guest Blog: 8 Exciting Ways AI Delights Customers

ShepHyken

Self-service. You will eventually be able to resolve most mundane and simplest issues yourself thanks to: automated processes and responses, better knowledge and self-help recommendations, extra data from devices with sensors in your home (Internet of Things).

5 Ways to Avoid Agent Burnout Through Customer Self-Service

Mindtouch

Despite the proliferation of new support channels and technology, agent turnover remains the number one problem for contact centers. It’s not a problem to be ignored: agent burnout can diminish call center morale and negatively impact customer support KPIs like CSAT and NPS. Traditionally, customer support centers have tackled agent attrition by hiring the right people, investing in better onboarding and training programs, and improving agent productivity.

Step 5 of 5: AI Self-Service Without Compromise – Human-Centric Design from a Team of CX Experts

SmartAction

This is the fifth of a five-part blog series that outlines the Five Best Practices for AI Self-Service Without Compromise. Use this guide to automate your contact center and Customer Experience (CX) with AI self-service in voice, chat, and text.

Natural language processing and the pursuit of excellent customer self-service

Aspect

With convenience being king for consumers in the omni-channel world that we live in, the appetite for automated customer self-service is greater than ever before. The post Natural language processing and the pursuit of excellent customer self-service appeared first on Aspect Blogs.

Application Ecosystems and the Future of the Contact Center

Avaya

Digital transformation is about creating experiences that matter, but what does this look like within the contact center? Effortless self-service, agent augmentation, interaction insights, smart pairing…nowhere close to what one vendor alone offers today.

4 Contact Center Reports to Start Off Your Year

Fonolo

It’s going to be a big year in the world of contact center and in customer service technology. Will this be the year that messaging platforms from Facebook, Apple and others reach critical mass as a channel for customer service?

Artificial Intelligence: Streamlining Contact Center Technology

Etech GS

Automated systems are especially helpful for call centers, and Gartner predicts that non-voice interactions in customer service settings will likely rise to 85 percent by the year 2020. Such systems can also take care of after-hours phone calls when call center agents are not available.

Workforce AI: The Driverless Contact Center

Aspect

Looking specifically at the contact center industry, we have seen a recent flurry of activity around chatbots, intelligent IVRs and virtual agents. AI will not take the contact center workforce by storm but rather in a gradual, carefully scrutinized evolution of capabilities.

The Evolution of Self-Service: An Interview

Verint

Like just about everything else, the self-service channel will experience significant change in the next few years—potentially more than it has in decades. Mark Clark of Contact Solutions recently chatted with Verint’s Mark Kowal, who has spent more than 20 years in customer service and customer engagement technology development—the last decade and a half focused on natural language and speech.

Consumer Demands are Changing Faster than Ever. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

NICE inContact

In light of fast-changing customer demands, is your contact center keeping up? But steep competition, plus the dozens of service channels available, means customer service leaders must continuously monitor and improve customer experience, strengthening contact center operations to meet the speed, personalization and convenience consumers desire. But with simpler, less urgent concerns, 40% prefer self service methods first.

Consumer Demands are Changing Faster than Ever. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

NICE inContact

In light of fast-changing customer demands, is your contact center keeping up? The CX Transformation Benchmark year-over-year results among US consumers show a shift toward digital channels for service. Hear about actual contact center transformations and best practices, too.

Step 1 of 5: AI Self-Service Without Compromise – Identifying the Perfect Fit

SmartAction

Gartner predicts that customers soon will prefer using speech-driven interfaces to other forms of self-service when given a choice. Delivery over the cloud has made integration with existing contact center systems easier and more seamless, as well.