Wed.Feb 06, 2019

It All Begins with Good Health

Contact Center Pipeline

If you’re reading this article on the Contact Center Pipeline blog, chances are you are in management or an executive and that sufficient health care has never been an issue for you or your family.

Reality Check: Are your customers channels or people?

Call Center Coach

I’m cursed. Are you? For years I fell into a trap that I see many in the contact center industry fall in to. It’s the trap of managing workflow for efficiency. I need to be careful not to manage queues of interactions because that’s how it’s always been done.

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Contact Center CX: Next Issue Avoidance

CX Accelerator

Last week, Brittany Naylor (Vice President of Customer Support for Service Direct) queued up a wonderful topic in our CX Accelerator slack channel. It was "Next Issue Avoidance" and how support leaders are bringing this critical concept to life.

Core Values are Decision Filters

ShepHyken

I’m honored to be the keynote speaker later this year at Office Pride , a franchisor of commercial cleaning service companies. All of the franchisees will be attending their annual meeting to network and learn about the latest and greatest opportunities happening in their industry.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

Customer Experience ROI: How You Prove You Understand Customer Experience Strategy

Beyond Philosophy

Customer Experience as an industry is at a crossroads. As I have written before , the results that we should be seeing are not there. It’s time to put up or shut up. If we as an industry do not turn it around, we might see our budgets and headcounts reassigned somewhere else.

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Migrating from Zendesk to Kayako with an Automated Service

Kayako

When you consider switching from Zendesk to Kayako and don’t want to dive into the tech details of the process, an automated migration tool may be the best option. One of such tools is Help Desk Migration service. It provides an intuitive migration wizard to lead you through the process.

How to Use Online Surveys to Re-Engage With Customers

GetFeedback

Are you struggling with the knowledge that there are many customers who have stopped engaging with your brand? Many businesses are. And they keep wondering what went so wrong that their once engaged customer completely stopped responding to their campaigns, emails and so on.

What To Look For When Hiring a Customer Success Manager

Amity

Dear Louise, Although we have a lot of trial participants for our SaaS product, we are finding it difficult to convert them and we are experiencing some churn. I think it’s time, perhaps overdue actually, to bring a Customer Success Hero or two on board.

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How to Turn Survey Results Into Awesome Presentations

GetFeedback

One of the most exciting parts of conducting an online survey is showcasing the findings and results when data collection wraps up.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Benefits of Artificial Intelligence in the Contact Center Industry

Fenero

Do you remember the last time you called an 800 number and experienced the run around you get when attempting to follow the prompts? Were the menus confusing? Did the speech recognition feature clearly understand your responses?

Pizza Enters AI Phase

Branch Mesenger

From retail to technology, here's the top stories we're reading this week at Branch HQ. ?? Small Biz Is Slow To Expand. ?? Americans Lining Up For Amazon Jobs. ?? Is the AI Future Of Pizza Here? ?? Retail Closures.So Far In 2019. ?? How Charlotte Russe Impacts Retail. ????

How AI Will Make Customer Service Reps Better At Their Jobs

Guru

This article originally appeared on behalf of the Forbes Technology Council, a community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. Read the original post here. thought leadership must read

Winning in the Experience Economy – Working up the CX Maturity Curve

inContact

In part 1 of the blog, we looked at the foundations of building a robust Customer Experience (CX), starting with contact centers. In this part, we will look at a framework to assess your organization’s CX maturity level and provide tips to move to higher levels. Everyone is excited about CX, given the direct correlation with revenue and margins. But it quickly becomes challenging; companies are often lost on where to start and how to improve CX.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Law Firm SEO: 7 Tips for Lawyers and Attorneys

Abby Connect Virtual Receptionists

When it comes to internet marketing, it’s no secret that search engine optimization yields some of the highest returns you can find just about anywhere. If you’re reading this article, chances are you already know this and you’re just looking for that extra edge over your competitors.

Customer Service Management: It’s Time to Change the Metrics

CSM Magazine

Customer experience (CX) has become a priority for the vast majority of organisations – or has it? With the large volumes of contact center advisors still incentivized based on speed – typically the Average Handle Time (AHT) – CX goals are quite often unachievable.

PPC for Lawyers: 5 Tips for Winning More Clients

Abby Connect Virtual Receptionists

At some point everyone needs a good attorney. You know this to be true. Small Business & Entrepreneurs

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Implementing an Intelligent Virtual Assistant: Understanding “DIY” vs. Vendor Approach

Interactions

There’s no question that companies who implement a conversational AI solution for their customer care strategy are making the right choice.

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

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

How to Adapt Call Center Automation Based on Company Size

ChaseData

Contact centers aren’t all the massive facilities we picture when we envision modern customer service. Many call centers are still relatively small operations, which means that the one-size-fits-all attitudes of software manufacturers won’t suit their needs as well as those of larger facilities.

4 Reasons Why Call Tracking is Crucial to Your Customer Service Targets

CSM Magazine

The approach to customer service has completely shifted in recent years. Now, 54% of customers have higher expectations for customer service compared to one year ago, which has left many organizations reviewing their operations to meet targets. However, no two organizations are the same.

How can Well-Trained Service Agents Improve your Business

PlayVox

Outstanding customer service is more important to your business than you may realize. CX Culture

The Importance of Delivering Relevant, Reliable Customer Experiences

Ansafone

Global competition in the marketplace has put power in the hands of consumers. Consumers who are increasingly demanding quality interactions with their preferred brands. A whopping 88 percent of customers told Harris Interactive that a company’s ability to exceed their service expectations is more important than its innovative products or price points. Reliable customer experiences … The Importance of Delivering Relevant, Reliable Customer Experiences Read More ».

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

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

Why focusing on CX is key at times of change

Eptica

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager Why focusing on CX is key at times of change. Published on: February 06, 2019. Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager Most industries today are radically different compared to 20 or even 10 years ago.

5 Qualities of Great Customer Service Agents

Ansafone

Success in the contact center begins with the hiring process. When you bring in customer service agents who naturally have these five qualities, your customers are more likely to have positive experiences that strengthen brand reputation, engagement and loyalty. Hiring managers can use specific techniques to gauge a candidate’s emotional intelligence skills while ongoing training … 5 Qualities of Great Customer Service Agents Read More ».

Customer Journey Mapping: Insights from Customer Contact Week Nashville

Bright Pattern

At Customer Contact Week (CCW) Nashville, there were three half-day sessions, one of which was on Customer Journey Mapping. To start things off, Customer Contact Week and IQPC analyst Brian Cantor presented findings from IQPC’s recent journey mapping research.

New York Times Op-Ed Mentions Containment Rate

Fonolo

Containment rate is a well-established performance metric in the customer service world, but not as well-known as NPS or hold time. I would say it’s on the “wonkish” side as far as metrics go. So, you can imagine my delight to see “containment rate” mentioned in a New York Times Op-Ed last week!

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

Human Touch With Modern Technology

Ansafone

If you are looking for customer service solutions on which you can depend, you have come to the right place. Our team uses an omnichannel approach to customer service so that your customers can connect with you on a platform with which they are comfortable. Our friendly and caring team uses the latest technology to … Human Touch With Modern Technology Read More ». The post Human Touch With Modern Technology appeared first on Ansafone Contact Centers.

Cloud Contact Center Architecture: Why Microservices Matter

Serenova

As customer demands continue to evolve, it is no longer a surprise the impact that it can have on your organization’s bottom-line if you are too slow to respond. All businesses—no matter what industry—must strive to deliver the ideal customer experience.

Is Your Marketing Performing As Good As Your Sales Team And Vice Versa?

Calltools

No matter how successful your sales team is at your call center, there’s always room for improvement. And luckily, there are plenty of call center tools that can help your agents become more productive and better at closing deals on the phone.

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