2024

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“We Deliver Amazing Customer Service”: The Difference Between Perception and Reality

ShepHyken

This is an important topic that every CEO, business owner, leader, manager, and supervisor must understand. When it comes to customer service and customer experience (CX), there is a difference between perception and reality. First, how we think our customers perceive our customer service and CX is often not the reality. It’s just our perception. Reality isn’t what we think or believe.

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Text Analysis Software for Your Business

Lumoa

So, you’re eyeing growth and a healthy ROI for your business, right? I’m guessing that’s a big ‘yes.’ It’s a common goal, after all. And, if you’re nodding along, I’m also betting you’re savvy enough to know that the future of business success is tightly intertwined with embracing Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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13 Reasons Why Contact Center Agent Success Matters to Your Customer Experience

SharpenCX

Successful agents set customers up to be successful, themselves. We're talking through 13 reasons why agent success matters to your customers.Find out why the success of your contact center agent is important to delivering a positive customer experience.

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IntouchCX Acquires Mexico-Based Contact Center Beliveo

24-7 InTouch

Winnipeg, MB – February 13, 2024 – IntouchCX has announced today the acquisition of Beliveo, a leading nearshore contact center and business processing outsourcer (BPO) in Mexico. IntouchCX and Beliveo are leaders in the customer care industry, focused on pairing the highest customer experience with best-in-class technology. This partnership is designed to support the growing need for globally diverse customer service solutions while leveraging a people-driven culture, and operationa

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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Calculating Contact Center Outsourcing Costs: Insights You Need Right Now

BlueOcean

So, you’ve been handed responsibility for investigating the benefits of potentially outsourcing your company’s customer service for the first time. How do you start to compare your in-house apples to those outsourced oranges? What math should go into the business case around call center outsourcing costs? (Or if you’re keen on delegating that chore, skip this read and contact us today for a cost analysis of your center !

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Gross Retention vs. Net Retention: What’s the Difference?

Totango

To make it to the Super Bowl, a football team must have two things: a strong defense and a strategic offense. The defense maintains a good field position and prevents the opposing team from scoring points, while the offense orchestrates smart plays to gain additional yards and score points. Similarly, to be successful, an enterprise needs to be able to prevent churn and increase revenue growth.

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Architect defense-in-depth security for generative AI applications using the OWASP Top 10 for LLMs

AWS Machine Learning

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) applications built around large language models (LLMs) have demonstrated the potential to create and accelerate economic value for businesses. Examples of applications include conversational search, customer support agent assistance , customer support analytics , self-service virtual assistants, chatbots , rich media generation , content moderation , coding companions to accelerate secure, high-performance software development , deeper insights from multim

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Help phone customers faster with visual communication

Toister Performance Solutions

Your customer struggles to describe the problem over the phone. "The doohickey won't connect with the thingamajig," they stammer. Their words don't make sense. You try to walk them through some diagnostics. It's equally muddled. The customer can’t see something that should be right in front of them. Are you two even looking at the same thing? This would be so much easier if you were face-to-face.

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What Do Medical Answering Services Cost? The 2024 Comprehensive Guide

Ambs Call Center

Today’s medical practices are swamped with more calls than ever. Practice managers handle these callers, along with patients and doctors, while trying to ensure patients maintain their satisfaction and safety. This can get overwhelming.

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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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Active Listening In Sales: the Missing Element To Selling Success

Integrity Solutions

Is sales still a viable profession today? Is it something needed or that people even want to do? Many who are currently in sales positions or are considering a role in sales are beginning to question what the job really means today and whether it’s one they can be proud of — especially when it feels like their whole purpose can feel like it’s to pressure or coerce buyers into doing something.

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The Human Touch in a Tech-Driven World

ShepHyken

This episode of  Amazing Business Radio with Shep Hyken  answers the following questions and more: How is artificial intelligence used to improve customer interactions in contact centers? What are the challenges in finding the right balance between technology and human support in customer experiences? What frustrations do customers face when dealing with customer service, and how can AI address them?

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Momentum Acquires Horizon Telecom, a Leading International Managed Voice and Network Provider

Momentum Telecom

Transaction Accelerates Momentum’s Strategy to Expand its Global Voice and Managed Network Footprint ATLANTA- January 09, 2024 – Momentum, a leading global managed services provider, today announced the successful close of its acquisition of Horizon Telecom , a Netherlands-based global next-gen managed service provider. This acquisition reinforces Momentum’s commitment to providing comprehensive global solutions and further establishes its position as a leader in the communications industry.

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The Customer-Centric Compass

CSM Magazine

Spotting Customer-Centric Companies I. Introduction Envision a world where every interaction with a company leaves you feeling not just satisfied, but genuinely valued. In today’s fast-paced marketplace, this vision is a reality for some, and it all centers around the compass of customer service. As consumers, we are not merely transactional entities; we are individuals seeking experiences that resonate with us.

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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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Redefining the IT war room with end-to-end observability

Cisco - Contact Center

Transforming the war room starts with Customer Digital Experience Monitoring (CDEM) to break down silos with correlated, cross-domain insights and efficiency for rapid resolutions.

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Top Call Center QA Challenges and how AI-Powered Solutions can really help

MiaRec

Are you facing difficulties in managing the quality assurance (QA) processes of your call center? Do you find it hard to keep track of the performance of your agents, scale up your operations, and engage your agents effectively? If yes, then you are not alone. Many contact center managers encounter these challenges regularly, which hinders their ability to provide excellent customer service.

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Customer Complaints: A Guide to Resolving 8 Regular Issues

Nicereply

In today’s hyper-connected world, where customers wield more power than ever before, businesses face an unrelenting challenge: customer complaints. Did you know that, on average, dissatisfied customers will share their negative experiences with 9-15 people ? That’s a remarkable ripple effect that no company can afford to ignore. Handling customer complaints effectively is not merely customer service; it’s the foundation of building lasting customer relationships and fostering b

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New year, new CS: 2023 recap and what’s to come in 2024

Totango

As we kick off 2024, it’s time to reflect on the past year and look forward to what the future holds for customer success. It’s been an exciting journey, marked by significant milestones and a ceaseless effort to support our customers in achieving their goals. Now, as we step into a new year, we’re witnessing an evolution of customer success, and there’s a new and improved Totango to help enterprise business leaders deliver business results and drive customer outcomes.

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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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Code Llama 70B is now available in Amazon SageMaker JumpStart

AWS Machine Learning

Today, we are excited to announce that Code Llama foundation models, developed by Meta, are available for customers through Amazon SageMaker JumpStart to deploy with one click for running inference. Code Llama is a state-of-the-art large language model (LLM) capable of generating code and natural language about code from both code and natural language prompts.

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Contact Centre Buyer’s Guide 2024

Connect

Download the 2024 contact centre buyer’s guide by Genesys for insight on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping businesses, providing growth opportunities and prompting crucial decisions about contact centre deployment strategies. While immediate benefits come from incremental advances like automation and digital channels , sustained innovation demands more.

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Identifying And Cultivating Top Talent In Your Contact Center

Playvox

In an economy that’s pitched more than a few curveballs over the last five years, retaining and growing a loyal customer base is consistently a winning business strategy. As a contact center leader, the top agents you hire, train, and manage are the clutch players. They are among your organization’s most valuable assets, and you depend on them to deliver loyalty-building customer experiences every day, with every interaction.

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What is a POTS line?

VirtualPBX

In the rapidly advancing era of high-speed internet, fiber optics, and cutting-edge telecommunications technologies, it’s easy to overlook the humble yet remarkably resilient POTS line. Standing for Plain Old Telephone Service, the POTS line has a rich history deeply intertwined with the evolution of communication technology and has served as the steadfast backbone of telecommunication systems for decades.

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The New GTM Playbook: 18 Ways to Future-Proof Your Sales Team

Longer sales cycles. Increasingly discerning buyers. More meetings. Intensifying competition. Economic uncertainty. Go-to-market teams of every size, in every industry, are grappling with these challenges firsthand. Thankfully, there’s an answer. We’ve developed an entirely new way for GTM leaders to identify and execute proven, data-driven strategies that drive revenue.

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Three Customer Service and CX Metrics Every Employee Needs to Understand

ShepHyken

Many of you who read my articles or watch my videos may not have jobs related to customer service or CX measurement, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to what I’m about to share. I recently wrote an article that included 14 customer service and CX metrics that CX leaders should consider, and today, I’m going to cover three of them that anyone who has any interaction with a customer, whether in sales, support or just might happen to answer a customer’s call, should pay attention t

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Feedback Fuelled Success: The Dynamic Duo of Continuous Improvement and Customer Insights

C3Centricity

Last week I spoke about the importance of actioning customer feedback. I want to continue this topic focussing on using the information for continuous improvement of the brands and services you offer. The Custometrs’ Need for Continuous Improvement The only constant in business today is change! And customers expect businesses to be constantly adapting and preparing for their future needs.

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The Power of Service: How Two Customer Service Leaders Fueled Remarkable Financial Achievements

CSM Magazine

John Tschohl of the Service Quality Institute takes a look at the results of some of the leading customer-centric companies of 2023. Amazon I believe is the most customer-driven firm in the world. They are Relentless. Net sales increased 12% to $764.8 billion. A $60.8 billion increase in revenue. AWS sales increased 13% to $90.8 billion. Net income was $30.4 billion.

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How Wi-Fi 7 Is About to Transform Business As We Know It

Cisco - Contact Center

Wireless acts as the front door to a network’s user experience. But with the multitude of wireless devices and things, sometimes the importance of that first impression gets lost.

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The Innovator’s Guide to the Digital-first Contact Center

In the contact center industry, first-generation digital channels like email and web chat have seen significant adoption, along with video chat and co-browsing capabilities. However, customers are rapidly moving beyond these channels, seeking next-generation options. Social platforms are now becoming mainstream contact center channels. Download this guide today to learn how to help your business adapt to this evolving landscape and leverage the power of next-generation digital customer service.

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The NobelBiz Voice Carrier Network: A Tailored Solution

NobelBiz

Contact centers are the heartbeats of customer service, enabling seamless communication between businesses and their clientele across the globe. The foundation of these interactions lies in the robustness of their voice infrastructure. While finding a voice provider might seem straightforward, with almost every Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) provider offering voice services alongside their software products, not all voice services are crafted equally.

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Lean into Automation – Transforming Customer Service with AI & Human-Bot Harmony

Comm100

Lean into Automation – Transforming Customer Service with AI & Human-Bot Harmony In a world where immediacy and personalization have become the cornerstones of brand communication, the realm of customer service is undergoing a revolutionary transformation. This transformation is rooted deeply in the integration of advanced automation and artificial intelligence.

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Unlock growth potential with Totango revenue intelligence integrations

Totango

Totango now offers integrations with leading revenue intelligence platforms Gong and Chorus to help teams enhance operational efficiency and leverage the insights gleaned from customer interactions to drive strategic decision-making. In the world of customer success (CS), every customer interaction is an opportunity to hone insights that can sharpen their path to success.