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?

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.

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.

Q&A with “Excellence in Self-service Winner” – Frost and Sullivan

SmartAction

Purchasing Power ® , a large eCommerce company that enables employers to offer employee purchase programs, recently won the “Excellence in Self-service” award from Frost & Sullivan. SA: Once a self-service application goes into production, what does ongoing operation look like? (TA):

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.

4 Qualities of Next-Gen Customer Self-Service

Mindtouch

The data doesn’t lie: in 2017, customer self-service almost surpassed human-assisted service for customer service interactions. By 2020, an estimated 85% of customers will choose self-service first. The traditional approach to customer self-service.

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.

5 Ways to Optimize Self-Service Practices

VocalCom

At one time, self-service meant forcing customers to perform tasks on their own without the information and support they needed. Today, savvy companies offer self-service as a means of empowering customers to help themselves with confidence and minimal effort. Here are five ways to optimize self-service practices and empower your customers in the process. Integrate self-service with your omnichannel strategy.

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 […].

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].

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.

Guest Blog: Three Surprising Ways You Can Improve the Customer Experience with Cloud IVR

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Nogol Tardugno who tells us how to get our contact center interactive voice response (IVR) to deliver the best customer experience. Offering faster, more convenient service at literally any time. So how can your contact center IVR get there?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AI in Contact Centers – IT Gets the Driver Seat

NICE inContact

Contact centers are no exceptions. Contact center execs are keen on leveraging AI for the right use cases and the one team they rely heavily is IT. As IT leaders, here are some key aspects to think through as you roll out an AI project in your 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.

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.

Poly Helps Empower Contact Center Workers

Plantronics

has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions has enabled contact centers to improve [ ] The post Poly Helps Empower Contact Center Workers appeared first on Poly Blog. “I just want to speak to someone.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Guest Blog: The 8 Elements of Customer Support Quality

ShepHyken

The speed of service delivery has a massive effect on how customers view your support. Over and over again, speed and responsiveness show up in studies as main determinants of service satisfaction. Your service speed depends on factors like the contact channel (e.g.

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?