Customer Self-Service and the Role of Cloud Contact Centers

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The customer service landscape is changing, with technology allowing customer service to shift from call centers and direct contact solutions to self-service technology. . The Rise of Self-Service. Customer Preferences and Self-Service.

Cloud Contact Center Made Simple – Call Routing

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With all the contact center solutions out there—and all the features available—there is a LOT of terminology and jargon thrown around. So to make it easier for you, we decided to put in the work to define cloud contact center terms and ideas in a way that anyone could understand.

WFM – Your First Step to a Cloud Contact Center

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Marc Benioff, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Salesforce said it best, “ If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.”

Cloud Contact Centers ~ Revolutionizing Customer Experience

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Cloud Contact centers have been gaining popularity recently. Cloud contact centers are based on cloud computing or virtual storage space and software holding tank which is basically an IT paradigm that enables access to shared pools of configurable system resources over the internet.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

to meet customer expectations for digital service Social Media Voice of the. Customer. Messaging The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why So Many Contact Centers Struggle with. Digital Self Service Tweet this Customers want digital self- service options, such as chat and.

Digital Customer Service on a Shoestring

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But there are some things no company should skimp on, and digital customer service is one of them. If done right, digital customer service won’t just save money, it will make money through higher sales conversions and increased loyalty (more on this below).

Call Centers are the Front Line of Customer Service

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Call center representatives are a vital part of the front line, there to help customers when they have questions or problems, and as such, they have the power to strengthen (or weaken) the customer relationship. Some customer problems can be solved in a public forum for all to see.

Hotel Industry Changing Customer Service Patterns with Rise of Technology

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Customer service has always been the lynchpin that determined success or failure in the hotel industry. Whether it’s housekeeping, restaurant and bar service, or events, members and stakeholders have always had to put customer service first to ensure the health of its bottom lines.

Out with the Old, in with the New: Leave Behind your Old Technology and Set New Standards with your Cloud Contact Center

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Customer service teams catch a lot of flack. The post Out with the Old, in with the New: Leave Behind your Old Technology and Set New Standards with your Cloud Contact Center appeared first on Sharpen Contact Center Software.

How Long Should It Take to Set Up an Omnichannel Cloud Contact Center?

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If I were to ask a room full of customer service managers and customer experience executives how long they think it takes to set up an omnichannel contact center , there would be a very mixed response. omnichannel contact center

Empathetic Social Customer Service Means More Than Typing Sorry

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Nowhere is this more applicable than in social customer service. It’s easy for brands to say or type “sorry,” and that’s exactly what makes the phrase less-than-helpful for customers. In case you haven’t noticed, social media has revolutionized the way we do customer service.

Who Will Control the Customer Service Messaging Channel?

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Voice conversations are still critical, but data shows that the former is becoming a bigger part of customer service interactions. We covered that here: “ Acquisitions Point to Messaging’s Future in Customer Service.”. Optimize Your Self-Service Channels.

Steak over Sizzle When Considering Cloud Contact Center

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Investing in a cloud contact center produces all the benefits that come with any cloud solution: scalability, flexibility, cost savings, and access to world-class features. You’ll improve productivity and customer service. Contact us today to get started

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Cloud Contact Center Implementation

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Your industry needs, your business needs, and your operations are extremely unique, making no two cloud contact center solutions alike. But with so many variables and configurations involved, identifying your contact center needs can be a tricky process. Service Level Objectives.

Acquisitions Point to Messaging’s Future in Customer Service

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Big question: How should text-based communication work alongside voice for customer service? Because of their massive scale, ease-of-use, and rapid consumer adoption, those platforms started to look like a better bet for businesses to use as a way to communicate with customers.

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Boost Growth and Lower Costs with AI and Cloud Contact Center Solutions

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Today, contact center leaders who embrace the cloud are quick to see its benefits – powering engaging customer experiences while positively impacting business outcomes. Unify to Deliver Immersive Customer Experiences. Use Next-Gen AI Reduce Handle Time and Service Cost.

Cloud Contact Center Data Augmentation: Customer Intelligence Like You’ve Never Seen it Before

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The currency of the contact center is information. We have always used consumer data to drive exceptional customer service, but in the last few years many vendors have been utilizing technology in new ways to create and optimize information like never before.

Beginning to Explore Cloud Contact Center Solutions? Here’s a Good Place to Start

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For some technology solutions (customer relationship management (CRM), for example) the cloud is now the de facto standard. In her recent research, Migrating to a Cloud Contact Center: Tales from the Far Side , customer experience industry analyst Sheila McGee-Smith points out that for contact centers, the move to the cloud has been slow compared to many other industries. To help, we just released the Contact Center Cloud Technology Quick Guide.

6 Key Trends Shaping Social Customer Service

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As social media use continues to grow, customers demand greater brand engagement on these channels. Sprout Social notes that 73% of social media users follow a brand because they are interested in its products or services. When planning your customer service strategy on social channels, consider these six current trends. As mobile use also continues to grow, video is fast becoming an ideal way to engage with customers.

6 Tips for Effective Customer Service Communications

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When your customers engage with your brand, they may be looking for quick answers. As technology continues to improve the customer experience, the human touch is sometimes lost. For this reason, good communication with your customers is the first step toward humanizing each interaction and winning their long-term loyalty. Here are six tips for effective customer service communication on every channel. This makes the customer comfortable and builds trust.

5 Essential Tips for Social Customer Service Communications

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As customers continue to seek quick and effortless experiences on the go, social media channels shine as prime platforms for communication. The rise in smartphone use coupled with the explosive popularity of social platforms has transformed customer service expectations, as brands must engage better and faster than ever before. If you’re wondering just how your brand can keep up, consider these five tips for great social customer service communications.

Chatbots: What Role Should They Play in Customer Service?

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Many brands believe that chatbots are key to modernizing customer service. It’s still an early stage for chatbots within the domain of customer experience, and companies need to use them prudently. For this reason, every brand needs to look at its customer journey and decide where customers are most likely to benefit from chatbot assistance. Here are five tips for optimizing the use of chatbots in your customer service strategy.

5 Key Benefits of IVR for Customer Service

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While self-service is key to helping customers find information quickly, IVR is an essential tool for making it happen. IVR, or interactive voice response, uses touch-tone or speech recognition technology to identify and route callers to the most qualified agents, driving greater efficiency on both sides of the customer experience. Here are five key benefits of IVR that make it so vital to creating seamless self-service experiences. Allowing customers to save time.

3 Industries That Can Benefit Immediately from Digital Customer Service

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Every business is different, and so is every customer. But when it comes to the benefits of digital customer service, these seem to go across the board. It’s hard to think of the downsides of digital customer care, but there are a few industries that really can benefit from integrating digital channels and a more personalized approach to omnichannel: telcos, online retailers, and banks. It’s no secret that banks have a customer service problem.

Two Birds, One Stone: How to Reduce Contact Center Costs AND Improve Customer Service [Slideshare]

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Yet, according to the Harvard Business Review (HBR) , “acquiring a new customer is anywhere from five to 25 times more expensive than retaining an existing one.” The key takeaway is that you cannot skimp on customer service. VPs & Directors of Customer Experience.

Chatbots: The Key to Efficient Customer Service

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When the idea of artificial intelligence for customer service was first introduced, many people were skeptical. Would customers actually receive better service? And customers are actively using AI support: According to Business Insider, 67% of consumers worldwide used chatbots for customer service in the past year. Here are five ways in which chatbots enable efficient customer service. Simple chatbots enable self-service.

Web Chat and Wallboard Added to Intelecom Cloud Contact Centre Solution

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Intelecom Group AS has announced the latest enhancements and new features of its multi-channel cloud-based contact centre solution. In addition, Intelecom now offers a standard integration to customer service platform, Zendesk. Customer Service News

How to Provide Exceptional 24/7 Customer Service

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In our digitally connected world, customers want to engage with brands whenever they need to. According to a recent study by West Unified Communications Services, 74% of the customers surveyed were frustrated that service was only available during business hours. If offering live agent support at all times is not possible for your brand, these six tips will help you deliver exceptional 24/7 service that your customers will love.

Poor Customer Service Costs U.S. Businesses $75 Billion a Year

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A new report from NewVoiceMedia, a cloud contact center technology provider, says that poor customer service is costing businesses more than $75 billion a year — a $13 billion increase from 2016. Outsourcing Insights call center customer experience customer service

5 steps to supercharge your customer service with contextual intelligence

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According to Magnus Geverts at Teleopti, exceptional customer experience goes beyond connecting the dots between different channels. It’s all about understanding and anticipating a customer’s every need. Here are five steps to building a contextual customer service.

5 Ways AI Can Drive Proactive Customer Service

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While artificial intelligence helps brands deliver personalized customer experiences, the technology also offers another major benefit: proactive customer service. Artificial intelligence can analyze customer data, empowering companies to solve problems before they arise while giving customers richer experiences. Here are five ways in which your brand may use AI to deliver proactive customer service. Understand customers’ purchasing habits.

5 Reasons Why Email Customer Service Still Matters

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Companies these days feel the pressure to respond quickly to customers. As messaging apps and social media continue to grow in popularity for customer service, your brand might question if channels such as email are still attractive to customers. According to a report by eConsultancy, 60% of customers indeed prefer support via email. Here are five reasons why email customer service still matters to your customers.

6 Social Customer Service Rules Your Brand Needs to Know

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What began as a fun and innovative way to communicate with friends is now an essential business tool for delivering customer service. Here are six social customer service rules your brand needs to know—and follow—right now. Social customer service must be a priority. As social media use continues to increase, so does the demand for customer service on these channels. Answer quickly, or lose customer loyalty.

5 Steps for Monitoring Your Customer Service Practices

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When your company defines great customer service, what are the key factors? No matter what your brand’s definition may be, customer service needs regular quality monitoring just like any aspect of your company. As Deloitte affirms, 62% of companies view customer experience delivered by contact centers as a competitive differentiator. Analyze service interactions across all channels. Ask customers for their feedback.

Are You Prepared for Unpredicted Spikes in Call Volume? [Slideshare]

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According to an Accenture study , consumers’ top two complaints were: Having to contact customer service multiple times; and. This consumer pet peeve is exacerbated by the fact that contact centers routinely face expected, and unexpected, spikes in call volume.

6 Benefits of a Strong Customer Service Culture

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Great customer service begins with a customer-centric mindset. Brands that deliver exceptional service know that their customers are looking for great experiences that lead to long-term relationships. These brands invest time in developing a strong culture that supports this idea, making service an integral part of their overall brand strategy. Here are six benefits of a strong customer service culture that every brand should consider.

6 Ways to Give Digital Customer Service a Human Touch

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In our digital age, great customer service often means giving customers quick and easy options on the go. While some may argue that customer experiences have become more impersonal as a result, brands may add a personal touch to their service by maintaining a conversational approach and treating each customer as an individual. Here are six ways to give digital customer service an authentic human touch. Always ask for feedback post-contact.

Zebra Technologies Expands Global Customer Service With inContact

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Zebra-brand printers are used by more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies, which means Zebra Customer Support has an important role in delivering amazing customer experiences. They service over 52 different countries and 17 different languages.

Customer Service as a Driver of Growth

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Far from profit margin, sales growth, or average purchase value, high-quality customer service has become the most important business metric. Ensuring that you’re operating an efficient, successful contact center is at the heart of improving satisfaction.

Top Tips for Midsize Companies to Win the Cloud Customer Service Game Part 2

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Last week I shared my top two tips for midsize contact centers. Today I am going to give two more tips and let you know what to look for when selecting a cloud contact center provider. Midsize Companies Win Cloud Customer Service