Fri.Oct 04, 2019

Omnichannel Contact Center Software For Business is a Must Have Interactive Communication Tool

Hodusoft

The good old days are over when businesses could dictate terms to buyers and it is customers who are courted left, right and center.

Why customers don't like bots

ChaseData

Dealing with human beings is one of the biggest downfalls of the customer service industry. What do we mean by that?

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Guest Blog: How to Engage Customers with Your Brand

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Dwayne Charrington who writes about how to engage your customers in personalized, meaningful, and relevant ways. What is most important for any business today? Customers, employees, lead generation, or profit. Well, the best answer is customer engagement.

Workforce Management Evolution

Contact Center Pipeline

No matter the size of your contact center, your team is focused on making sure you have the right number of agents to process the transactions within the targeted grade of service while controlling the cost of providing that service.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Why First Response Time Is Not Enough For Your Mobile Customers

NICE inContact

There probably isn’t a more common KPI in customer service than First Response Time (FRT). I’ve asked many people, and even myself, whether FRT is still important in today’s world of mobile customers. The answer is yes, FRT is important. But it is not the end-all of customer service metrics.

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AI and Real-time Speech Analytics Can Reshape the Contact Center

Noble Systems

Artificial intelligence (AI) and speech analytics (SA) are reshaping how humans interact with computer systems. While these revolutionary technologies have been alive and well for years, grand proclamations about their impact typically lack near-term applications that support such a position.

Why Survey Data Collection Is More Important Than Ever

GetFeedback

Survey data collection might not seem like a revolutionary or groundbreaking business practice but in an economy that’s increasingly being driven by customer experience (CX) it’s one of the most important things an organization can do. How else are you supposed to know what your customers think about your product or service? And by think I mean more than just vague concepts like they love it , but more concrete and useful things like: What feature do they value most?

Celebrate the Real Heroes with CX Day and National Customer Service Week

Squelch

October is a month filled with things to celebrate … from apple picking and leaves changing colors to the return of pumpkin-flavored treats at cafes and grocery stores.

AI in Ecommerce: Personalization and Beyond

CSM Magazine

Kate Pioryshkina, Sales Manager at Iflexion takes a close look at how AI is transforming the ecommerce customer experience. Many online retailers are already making use of the AI capabilities built into ecommerce platforms (for example, SAP Customer Experience or Salesforce Commerce Cloud).

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Does Your Hearing Practice Respond to Online Reviews?

CallSource Insights

As an industry that helps people in a very personal way, hearing offices should aim to be personable in every aspect of their brand. This includes putting a real voice to the brand name online – whether that be on the website or by responding to online reviews.

5 ways Credit Unions Reduce Engagement Costs with True Omnichannel

LiveVox

Reduce Engagement Costs with True Omnichannel TDECU, the largest credit union in Houston and the 4th largest in Texas, with over 260,000 members found: “Nobody touches our members or impacts the profitability of my organization more than LiveVox.

ChurnZero Customer Success Professional Spotlight

ChurnZero

It’s time for another installment of our blog series where we spotlight a Customer Success professional and get their take on the industry as well as get to hear some of their top tips they’d like to share. Today we are showcasing – Sam Schneider, the VP of Client Success at Bloomfire.

To Infinity And Beyond!

MicroAutomation

Recently my family and I returned from a 7-day adventure to what some call “one of the happiest places on earth”.

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Vanilla Conversations: A Virtual Conference on May 19-21

Communities are important. They help us learn, grow, share and most importantly, connect—which is especially important during these difficult times. But creating great communities that serve this purpose, or any purpose, can be difficult to perfect, even for the seasoned community manager or enterprise organization. That's why we've created The Virtual Community Expo. Join Vanilla Forums for their free 3 day expo, where you'll hear from nearly 30 speakers on all things that matter in the community space. We can't meet in person, and so, this is where the conversation continues.

The 2019 Customer Contact Central Awards Judge Spotlight

Contact Center Geek

For the second time, I am excited to be a judge for Customer Contact Central Awards. Here’s the video we did as part of their judge spotlight. The 2019 Customer Contact Central Awards Judge Spotlight from Shelley Trout on Vimeo. Permalink. people

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RingCentral Analyst Day - Quick Take and Photos

Jon Arnold

Yesterday’s RingCentral analyst day sure was eventful, and I’ll have more to say about that in a follow on post. For now, it’s time to pack and head to the airport for my flight back.

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The Fundamentals Of Effective Marketing Communications

Beyond Philosophy

Some people confuse marketing and advertising. Many people think they are the same thing. They are not, but advertising and its related communication is a crucial part of what marketing does. Advertising is where your organization communicates with the customer.

Elevate Your Contact Center from a Cost Center into a Revenue Generator!

Enghouse Interactive

Visit us at kiosk #507 to find out how. Click here for discounted tickets! Organizations with Contact Centers are in an enviable position – each and every day, they gather customer data that is constantly refreshed and upgraded. When you think about it, they are getting a steady stream of new information from an unbiased focus group. This data – both individualized as well as aggregated – provides the organization with verifiable truths.

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.

My Next Webinar - 5 Collaboration Challenges

Jon Arnold

Aside from writing and podcasting, I do my share of webinars, and it’s time for the next one. I do these fairly regularly with Ziff Davis/Toolbox.com , and this time around, the focus will be on the major challenges facing businesses as they look to deploy some form of collaboration solution. The choices are vast, and the use cases are many, but most businesses don’t take a strategic approach to collaboration.

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Case Study: How RICOH Printers Improved their NPS® by 40 points

Beyond Philosophy

Case Study: RICOH Printers (Canada). I spend a remarkable amount of time complaining about how organizations get things wrong with Customer Experience. However, not every cause is lost. Some companies get their Customer Experience right, and we can all learn a lot from their journey. In our global Customer Experience consultancy, we have the honor of working with fantastic organizations that are committed to doing the difficult work of improving their Customer Experience from the inside out.

To Infinity And Beyond!

MicroAutomation

Recently my family and I returned from a 7-day adventure to what some call “one of the happiest places on earth” After returning to the MicroAutomation office from holiday, it hit me how proud I am to be a part of a team of professionals that are committed to go To Infinity And Beyond each […].

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Growth marketing powered by customer experience

delighted

Who doesn’t want to grow their business? Growth marketing is a set of activities intended to acquire more customers, increase revenue, and speak to new audiences and prospects. Many growth marketers focus on tools and strategies designed to bring customers through doors and onto websites. Only a few, however, realize that an integral part of sustaining growth is avoiding the churn of existing customers.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

After You’ve Gone Live with Amazon Connect CX Assurance Continues

Cyara

In my last blog post , I focused on how Cyara Accelerator for Amazon Connect helps companies achieve both speed and quality in their initial migration to Amazon Connect, and in their ongoing development on their new platform.

5 Easy Steps To Mortgage Lead Generation

AnomalySquared

Lead generation typically entails a lot of trial and error, but with these 5 easy steps you can be generating leads for you and your business like a pro! The infographic below gives you 5 easy steps to get and keep mortgage leads! Sales Lead Management

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