Customer Self Service – What the Future Holds

TechSee

More companies than ever are tapping into the power of AI customer service technologies to enhance efficiency and positively impact the lives of consumers, and with good reason. Research indicates that by implementing AI in their customer-facing operations, companies can expect to save approximately 30 billion customer service hours and realize $8B in savings thanks to customer self service.

Seamless Self-Service Starts in the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Customer Experience (CX) as a term may have many definitions, but it is generally accepted that it is all about creating personalized, seamless, low-effort customer interactions. It isn’t focused on just self-service or just agent engagement because customers no longer need to make a binary decision […]. Self-Service assisted service call center contact center CSRPA Customer Service Robotic Process Automation self-service VCAs virtual customer assistants

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The Problem with Self Service

Beyond Philosophy

People like the convenience of self-service. More and more of your Customers believe access to self-service options is essential to their relationship with your business. Knowing this, it is critical that you plan your self-service options well. Parature is a research and advisory firm specializing in communicating service-centric best practices. As many as 2/3 of Customer service interactions will occur without human-to-human contact.

Overcoming customer self-service obstacles

TELUS International

Customer Service Channels

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. customer experience increases pressure on the. front line Tweet this 3The number one priority for businesses today is delivering the right customer experience and it shows no signs of. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact. customer inquiries only continue to grow.

5 Steps Toward a Successful Self-Service Strategy

TechSee

Self-service is finally coming of age, with leading enterprises embracing the paradigm of customers helping themselves. But it turns out that not all self-service options are created equal. Walmart axed its Mobile Express Scan & Go self-checkout experience due to negative feedback from customers. The pilot required them to download an app, self-scan items as they shopped and then show proof of payment before exiting the store.

New KPI Metrics in the Era of Self Service

TechSee

Once upon a time, measuring customer service success was straightforward. Modern contact centers are made up of a complex combination of humans and virtual assistants – using both natural and artificial intelligence – operating over multiple channels and using a wide range of tools to solve customers’ issues. With many of these channels and tools enabling self-service, old-school KPIs are no longer sufficient. New Self Service KPI Metrics.

Self-Service in the age of AI

Taylor Reach Group

Self-service has been employed for more than 30 years to allow customers to serve themselves. This has been a mixed blessing, while many of us value the time savings versus waiting endlessly in a queue for the answer to a simple question and to gain a single piece of information, we all have experience with people shouting “AGENT” into their phones when self-service fails. How will we escalate to an agent when the bot cannot discern the customers’ intent?

Empower Customers With Self–Service Blog #1

Enghouse Interactive

Register for our upcoming w ebinar “How and Why Customers Use Self-Service” with Steve Morrell, Managing Director and Principal Analyst of ContactBabel . For many businesses, self-service is evolving into becoming a key factor for success.

Empower Customers With Self-Service Blog #2

Enghouse Interactive

Register for our upcoming webinar “When, How and Why Customers Self-Help” with Steve Morrell, Managing Director and Principal Analyst of Contact Babel and John Cray, Vice President – Product Management, Enghouse Interactive. Addressing Customer Needs.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. customer experience increases pressure on the. front line Tweet this 3The number one priority for businesses today is delivering the right customer experience and it shows no signs of. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact. customer inquiries only continue to grow.

A smarter approach to call deflection and self-service

Talkdesk

We are all someone’s customer. And as customers, we expect our issues to be solved quickly, efficiently and — if possible — using our channel of choice. We don’t want to be transferred from one customer support representative to another and explain our issue over and over again.

Call Deflection strategies in the age of self-service

TechSee

Call deflection is the process of routing a customer enquiry to an alternative service channel. The goal is both to ensure customers receive the answers they are seeking in the most efficient manner and to reduce the number of inbound calls routed to human agents. For that reason, successful call deflection strategies allow enquiries to be deflected to self-service channels such as FAQs, live chat, community forums, knowledge center databases and virtual agents.

What is Digital Self-Service?

Inbenta

Self-service: definition. Self-service is a solution or a group of solutions enabling your web users to be completely autonomous on your website or intranet. This affect actions that are usually quite simple, such as managing a contract, asking for a quote or even finding the answer to a customer support request. Self-service: to meet what need? Beyond this, self-service meets the ever-growing needs of Internet users: autonomy and speed.

Self-service and its importance of self-service to greater customer satisfaction

Eptica

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager Self-service and its importance of self-service to greater customer satisfaction. Our latest blog outlines the key benefits of self-service and how to deploy it effectively.

The Evolution of Support: How to Manage Customer Support in an Era of Self-help

Speaker: Kristina Evey, Customer Experience Expert and Consultant

As self-service as a customer preference continues to grow, it's more important than ever that we assess the amount of support being given to our customer service reps. Is there a way to find the right balance between self-service and support?

Millennial Generation Customer Service – The Ultimate Guide

TechSee

This penchant for technology has shaped their consumer behavior and preferences, and brands must tailor their customer service strategies to suit Millennials’ attributes. Key preferences to consider in Millennial generation customer service: Text me, I don’t like to talk: Millennials prefer to communicate over text messaging and rarely make phone calls. They demand highly convenient and fast service. Self-service platforms. Know your customer.

The importance of self-service for greater customer satisfaction

Enghouse Interactive

Especially in current times, customers want the control and reassurance of being able to access information and find answers to their queries themselves, 24 hours a day, without having to wait. This means they are happy to use web or telephone self-service systems to help themselves, without needing to speak to a contact centre agent or email a company. Effective self-service delivers four major benefits to consumers, businesses and their employees: 1.

The Shocking Truth About Self Service

Steve DiGioia

when self-serve stations are no help at all This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. It’s indented to allow the customer “in-the-know” to quickly get their item(s) without having to wait on a long line. So why don’t self service stations work as intended? If we are to believe that installing self serve check-out counters are in our best interest, why not install more and really do away with the live cashier altogether?

5 key self-service metrics to watch for reducing costs

Talkdesk

Customer experience (CX) has changed immensely over the years and even in the last few months. With the proliferation of digital channels, customers are now looking for a more personalized, timely and efficient service.

The 5 Categories That Rule Virtual Agents

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, Mark Landry, VP Product, Marilyn Cassedy, Director of Customer Success, SmartAction

It just so happens that whenever we design and deploy a new AI-powered virtual agent over voice, the self-service application invariably falls into one of 5 distinct categories. This has been true for more than a hundred clients encompassing hundreds of use cases across 12 industries. Having a keen awareness of where or how AI fits in your contact center for a great CX and ROI begins with understanding how to broadly classify your interactions. If it fits into one of these 5 categories, a live human agent should never handle it. Join Brian Morin, Mark Landry, and Marilyn Cassedy of SmartAction, and learn how to streamline your customer service.

Self Service Should Never Mean Solo Service

Customers That Stick

Technology is an integral part of frontline customer service. From information kiosks to digital signage, from mobile point of sale devices to the customer’s own smartphones; technology is part and parcel of even the most basic face-to-face interactions on the service floor. While much is made of online shopping replacing retail shopping, less is discussed about how online shopping is shaping customer’s expectations in stores.

Self-service: a Key to Reducing Dissatisfaction in Customer Relations

Inbenta

Self-service and customer relations: provide autonomy to your customers. According to a Zendesk study, the main reasons for customer dissatisfaction are the multiplication of online contributors (57%) and a resolution time that is too long for 46% of respondents. A customer who fails to find an immediate solution to his problem will put an end to his journey and can even end up doing business with your competitors.

Empower Customers with Mobile Self-Service

Contact Center Pipeline

Many customers prefer to forgo the human interaction and opt to self-serve through a company’s website or IVR system. The rapidly growing popularity of smartphones has added another dimension to customer expectations for self-service. Self-Service call center contact center customer experience mobile customer service self-service

Enhance Customer Service Experience Using Self-Service

Answer Dash

Customer Service Add-On Back when I was in college I worked at a self-service gas station. I’m probably dating myself, but this was at a time when gas stations were just converting over from full-service to self-service. Our stations went from pumping the gas for the customer, checking their oil, and washing their windows to just collecting their money and saying, “Thank you.” We’re self-service, you know.”

IVA is the New IVR

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, SmartAction & Dan Fox, VP, Product Marketing & Strategy, SmartAction

Let’s face it, your customer service reps are handling too many repetitive, linear interactions that could be easily automated, but the limitations of your touchtone IVR means you are unable to expand self-service capabilities to automate more. Hear how IVA (intelligent virtual assistants) powered by advanced speech recognition and natural language processing are replacing the traditional IVR with “How can I help you today,” instead of “Press 1” and helping customers self-serve common requests.

The self-service guilt trip

Kayako

Self service is the most effective way for customers to get the answers they need, reduce call volume and stress for your live agents. Yet,” says Jon Meyer, Knowledge Guru at Twilio, “the customer service leaders I’ve talked to have an enormous sense of guilt around pursuing a self-service strategy.”. I want to break down some of the biggest guilty thoughts you might encounter when trying to build a self-service strategy.

How to Successfully Implement Customer Self-Service Strategies

Fonolo

“I just want to speak to a real person” has become a token phrase used by people during almost any type of automated customer service experience. Even so, gone are the days when talking to ‘a real person’ is the customer’s preference: Today, 70% of customers expect self-service options and most brands are taking note. Despite the clear demand for these services, 55% of consumers find self-service portals difficult to use.

Self-service and its importance to greater customer satisfaction

Eptica

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager Self-service and its importance to greater customer satisfaction. How can organisations put in place the right strategy for self-service to boost satisfaction and efficiency?

The Route to Fully Autonomous AI Self Service Starts at your Contact Center

TechSee

We still read periodic scare stories about the rise of self-aware machines that could suddenly decide to put an end to humanity. Human-AI interaction, for years held up as the final frontier, is now giving way to autonomous AI-powered customer self service becoming a part of our daily experience. Why the crowdsourcing of expertise is at the core of deep learning-powered self-service tools. Milestones on the road to autonomous AI self service.

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. Digital Self Service Tweet this Customers want digital self- service options, such as chat and. said self-service availability. customers to order their favorite. experience that helps customers. scrambling to offer new customer. strongest omnichannel customer. their customers, compared to 33. to customers.

From Knowledge Base to Virtual Agents: The Shift to AI-powered Self Service

TechSee

Customer self-service refers to customer-initiated interaction technologies that enable customers to access information and perform routine tasks without requiring the assistance of a live customer service representative. You may not realize it, but every time you change your password, track a package, or pay a bill without calling the company for assistance, you are performing a self-service task. Drivers for customer self-service.

What’s the Ceiling on Self-Service?

Fonolo

Headlines featuring “AI” and “chatbot” have dominated the discussion in the customer service space for the past year. Naturally, it’s tantalizing to imagine a world where no one needs to call a contact center, but the sizzle around AI and chatbots obscures a deeper question: How much customer support can actually be done by self-service? Self-Service vs. Human-Assisted. Movements from the human realm to the self-serve realm is harder.

4 Ways Customer Self Service Prepares Your Business for the New Normal

Bold360

Customer self-service (CSS) is a win-win for all involved in today’s uncertain business landscape, one where remote work and digital-first interactions have become the “new normal.”. FAQ widgets bring your help center directly to your customer at the point where they need help.

Why Self Service Remains Jam Tomorrow

Brainfood

In an unsurprising finding, Gartner has recently declared that self service resolution rates suck and omni-channel has just confused things. Even though they conclude by encouraging greater commitment to self service, the summary of their research seemed light on practical ideas. Continue reading Why Self Service Remains Jam Tomorrow at BrainFood. Customer Service self service

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement is white hot. As a pioneer in AI for contact center customer service and customer. companies to transform—not just improve—customer service and. center customer service. Guide search and service.

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.

Scene Setting On Chatbots For Self Service

Martin Hill-Wilson

Much has already been written about chatbots, AI, machine learning and the impact all this is going to have on organisational life, jobs and customer expectation. Continue reading Scene Setting On Chatbots For Self Service at BrainFood. Customer Service AI chatbot intelligent assistance self service

Enhance customer service experience using self-service

NewVoiceMedia

This was at the time when gas stations were converting from full-service to self-service. Where we previously would pump the gas for the customer as well as wash their windows and check their oil, the new procedure was that they would pump their own gas and we, the employees, would simply collect their money and say “Thank you.”. These early self-service stations did not have the advanced technology as those of today. We’re self-service, you know.”.

Breathe new life into your self-service

inSided

Earlier this year, inSided was featured in Forrester’s exclusive report, “How to Modernize Digital Customer Self-Service”. In this report, a Forrester Principal Analyst takes readers through three steps to scaling and improving customer experiences for the future. We’ve put together a round-up of the main report findings, because self-service is the future, and we want to help you nail it! Why is self-service so important?