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Big Mistake: Making AI Your Autopilot Rather Than Your Co-Pilot in Your CX

Beyond Philosophy

Quality assurance is crucial in Customer Experience Management, and assessing call center operations provides valuable insights into an organization’s customer-centricity. The subject of today’s episode is the result of our None of Use is Clever as All of Us feature. One of our listeners, Jamie Scott of Evaluate Agent shared his thoughts on Quality Assurance and the problems organizations have regarding this area.

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Top 5 Customer Service & CX Articles for Week of May 13, 2024

ShepHyken

Each week, I read many customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comments about each article and would like to hear what you think too. 8 Keys to Making Customer Service a More Positive Experience by Martin Zwilling (Inc. Magazine) With the advent of the internet, social media, and instant communication via texting, customer expectations for service, as part of their entire customer experience, have change

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QUI QUOTE: Your brand is not a result of your marketing actions. Your brand is the result of customers’ perceptions of your customer service actions. 

Bill Quiseng

Your brand is not a result of your marketing actions. Your brand is the result of customers’ perceptions of your customer service actions. On social media, customers are talking about you whether you like it or not know it or not. World-class or no class. And if they’re not talking world-class or no class, they’re simply not talking about it all. So, when it comes to your customers and customer service, don’t be just good.

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Accelerate NLP inference with ONNX Runtime on AWS Graviton processors

AWS Machine Learning

ONNX is an open source machine learning (ML) framework that provides interoperability across a wide range of frameworks, operating systems, and hardware platforms. ONNX Runtime is the runtime engine used for model inference and training with ONNX. AWS Graviton3 processors are optimized for ML workloads, including support for bfloat16, Scalable Vector Extension (SVE), and Matrix Multiplication (MMLA) instructions.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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Cisco and Nutanix: Taking Hyperconverged Infrastructure to the.NEXT Level

Cisco - Contact Center

Learn how Cisco and Nutanix deliver operational ease, adaptability, and robust infrastructure through complete simplicity, complete flexibility, and complete resiliency delivered in the Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix solution.

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SVC Surprised Hardworking Moms With Specially Made Gifts During Our Month-Long Celebration of Mother’s Day

Select VoiceCom Blog

Select VoiceCom is celebrating Mother’s Day this whole month of May, honoring our hardworking moms from different campaigns and departments with more than just a day of appreciation. In this month-long celebration, SVC prepared a simple treat to bring smiles to the faces of our 220 mom employees. We pampered our supermoms with chic gift bags of custom beauty must-haves—brushes, mirrors, and scrunchies—so they can always look fabulous despite their hectic schedules.

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What is an outbound call?

VirtualPBX

Simply put, when you or someone from your company makes a call, this is an outbound call , meaning the call is going out of your office or team space. In contrast, if someone calls you or someone in your company, this is an inbound call , meaning that it is coming in for someone at your company to answer. Call and contact centers make inbound and outbound calls, and most businesses will deploy a mix of both to optimize efforts and maximize efficacy.

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A New Day for Cisco’s Go-to-Market

Cisco - Contact Center

Over the last 40 years, Cisco has built one of most sophisticated and extensive Go-to-Market (GTM) engines in the industry. Today, we are taking the next step in that mission.

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How LotteON built a personalized recommendation system using Amazon SageMaker and MLOps

AWS Machine Learning

This post is co-written with HyeKyung Yang, Jieun Lim, and SeungBum Shim from LotteON. LotteON aims to be a platform that not only sells products, but also provides a personalized recommendation experience tailored to your preferred lifestyle. LotteON operates various specialty stores, including fashion, beauty, luxury, and kids, and strives to provide a personalized shopping experience across all aspects of customers’ lifestyles.

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Reimagine Your Communications With A Unified Platform

Cut complexity and boost efficiency while empowering your customers with Nextiva's unified communications platform. Nextiva streamlines workflows and centralizes customer interactions, all while simplifying business collaboration, increasing productivity, and reducing employee burnout.

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Sales Negotiation Skills That Deliver Success

Integrity Solutions

For many in sales, negotiation is one of the most challenging aspects of the job. More often than not, these salespeople approach negotiation as a win-or-lose endurance game, a contentious battle that pits two opposing sides against each other. “Winning” means convincing the customer to accept your point of view—even if the outcome isn’t necessarily in the customer’s best interest.

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10 Ways to Delight your Frontline Agents (Without Sacrificing Schedule Fit)

Call Design

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of receiving positive feedback on a schedule you just published and ideally hearing that you’ve done a good job. Unfortunately, during my time as a Scheduler, these interactions were often few and far between. Thankfully Workforce Planning has evolved over the years, with a greater focus now on employee engagement rather than just maximising performance.

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Explore New Freedoms with Cisco Hypershield

Cisco - Contact Center

Cisco Hypershield places security enforcements exactly where and when it’s needed, seamlessly at cloud speed and in highly distributed environments. Check out more of its key benefits here.

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How to Create a Fail-Safe IT Project Outsourcing Strategy

Helpware

Are you tired of juggling the demands of different IT projects and constantly trying to do more with less? You are not the only one. A Clutch study found that over 37% of small businesses currently outsource at least one business process, with IT services making the top of the list. This number grows even larger when we look at enterprises, about 90% of Fortune 500 companies outsourcing at least some portion of their IT needs.

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The Open CCaaS Advantage Report

Over the next 12 months, what do you think will have the biggest impact on your CX automation efforts? When asked the same question, only 10% of CX leaders surveyed by Verint chose telephony. It’s no longer the engagement channel leading CCaaS conversations. The customer engagement challenges facing organizations have changed – so a new approach is needed.

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Agent analytics: The key to better customer service

Tethr

Elevate your agent analytics with conversation intelligence! Learn how to measure, coach, and improve agent performance for exceptional CX.

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How to Offer a Genuine Apology as an Agent

SQM Group

Effective communication is the cornerstone of excellent customer service. Specifically, the ability to offer a genuine apology when things go wrong plays a crucial role in managing customer relationships and upholding the company's reputation.

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Embracing the Platform Approach for Smart Scaling and Sustainable Growth

Cisco - Contact Center

Switching to a platform-based IT strategy can make growing a breeze, cutting through complexity and bolstering teamwork. It’s a smart, forward-thinking move that keeps things simple and sustainable.

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How Contact Center AI Can Help Improve Team Morale & Reduce Agent Turnover

MiaRec

In my past life, I was a QA manager in a large contact center. One thing that frustrated me the most was the high agent turnover. Not only do you constantly have to train new agents, which often leads to less-than-ideal customer experiences, but you also see the personal toll it takes on an agent. The constant stress and lack of work-life balance can result in agent burnout.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Should your business invest in live chat answering services?

AnswerConnect

Considering a live chat answering service for your business? Here’s everything you need to know, from implementation to best practices to measuring success. The post Should your business invest in live chat answering services? appeared first on AnswerConnect Blog.

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Customizing Your Answering Service for Industry-Specific Needs

A Better Answer

Customizing an answering service involves fine-tuning it to meet the unique demands of different industries, such as legal, real estate, and e-commerce. This process is crucial for businesses aiming to enhance customer satisfaction, improve operational efficiency, and stand out in a competitive market. By identifying specific needs, evaluating current services, and implementing targeted features, companies can create a more personalized and effective communication channel.

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Critical Steps to Bolster UK’s Cyber Resilience: Insights for Policy Makers from Cisco’s Cyber Readiness Index

Cisco - Contact Center

In the face of growing cybersecurity threats, UK policymakers have intensified efforts to protect the nation's digital infrastructure. This blog looks at insights from the UK McPartland review and the interdependence between cyber security and economic growth.

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The Bald + The Beard | Episode 2: Debunking MORE Outsourcing Myths

Outsource Consultants

In the second episode of The Bald + The Beard , hosts Tom Luther and Andrew Griffiths continue their exploration of outsourcing in the customer experience (CX) sector, this time focusing on the pervasive myths about losing control when outsourcing and how strategic partnerships can actually enhance operational control and data security. Key Takeaways Choosing the Right Outsourcing Partner Matters: It’s not just about handing off tasks; it’s about finding a partner who aligns with you

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Reimagining CX: How to Implement Effective AI-Driven Transformations

Speaker: Steve Pappas, Chief Strategist, Startup and Early Stage Growth Advisor, Keynote Speaker, CX Podcaster

As businesses strive for success in an increasingly digitized world, delivering an exceptional customer experience has become paramount. To meet this demand, enterprises are embracing innovative approaches that captivate customers and fuel their loyalty. 💥 Enter conversational AI - an absolute game-changer (if done right) in redefining CX norms.

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Customer Experience Research Firms: How to Get Inside Your Customer’s Head

Interaction Metrics

Can you read your customers’ minds? I didn’t think so — which is why you’re reading about customer experience research firms. Pick the right firm, and you’ll understand your customers and get inside their heads! Over 100 years ago, Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford advised, “If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from his angle.” This observation ignited the auto indu

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10 Topics in our A.I. Series

DMG Consulting

This is the first in a series of videos that will explore how AI in enhancing things in contact centers across the globe. The post 10 Topics in our A.I. Series appeared first on DMG Consulting.

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Cisco’s Women of the Channel: Empowering Innovation, Leadership, and Success in 2024

Cisco - Contact Center

I am thrilled to see numerous talented and trailblazing Cisco colleagues featured in CRN's 2024 Women of the Channel List. These women are at the forefront of channel thought leadership, and their dedication to our partners' success is a testament to the exceptional caliber of our partner program.

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Twenty Ways to Delight Your Customers: Transforming Satisfaction into Loyalty

C3Centricity

Today, most markets are saturated, and companies are fighting for the same customers. This is why organisations should no longer aim for customer satisfaction but rather delight. But how can you delight your customers so they remain loyal? With fewer and fewer differences between the products and services offered, many companies have realised that they can – and should – differentiate by improving their customer experience.

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Contact Center Dialers Demystified

Dive into the realm of contact center dialers with our infographic! Explore the various types – Preview, Predictive, Automatic, and Progressive Dialers – and unravel their roles in boosting call center performance.

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Call Design and ProHance Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Back Office Operations

Call Design

SYDNEY, Australia, 16 May, 2024: Call Design, a leading provider of workforce optimisation solutions, has announced a new strategic partnership with ProHance, an enterprise-grade operations enablement and analytics platform that provides insights for smarter decisions in complex, distributed and hybrid workforces. Call Design has built an international business focused on workforce optimisation solutions and is excited to work with ProHance to offer more advanced optimisation technology to the b

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Money 20/20 in Amsterdam

Concentrix

Money 20/20 Europe | 4 – 6 June 2024 Join Us in Amsterdam Where the world’s fintech leaders all come together to shape what’s next for the fintech industry. Connect with an Expert Join Concentrix at Money 20/20 Europe Concentrix will be at the Money 20/20 Europe event this June!

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Accessing Secure Client Cloud Management after the SecureX EoL

Cisco - Contact Center

Secure Client Management capabilities aren’t going away with the SecureX EOL, the functionality is simply migrating to the Cisco Security Cloud Control service.