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5 Tips to Boost Customer Experience

Carla Kraus

It only takes one poor customer experience to tarnish a company’s brand. Typically, it’s your front line employees (a receptionist, cashier or customer service agent) who will make or break a customer’s experience.

 

Rockets and Contact Centers

Like many children at an early age, I was fascinated by NASA, outer space and the speed of technology change. As an adult I continue to watch the industry and am blown away by the actions of one specific entrepreneur in the segment, Elon Musk and his company SpaceX. For those of us working within the service and customer support industry there is huge opportunity to grow through the experiences we see outside of our industry segment.

See What's New in Modern Customer Service

Christy Green

Recently I was able to attend Oracle’s Modern Service Experience, a three day event focused on best practices for delivering consistent and positive, cross-channel customer service.

Right Channeling – Simultaneously Reduce Cost and Increase Customer Satisfaction

Chris Dellen

A concept that has always intrigued me is uncovering ways to reduce customer support costs and yet at the same time increase customer satisfaction. Or as I like to put it “double dipping”. Yes, it truly is possible. No, I’m not crazy!

3 Reasons to Implement Web Self-Service

Christy Green

We have been talking about the future of self-service for years now, but guess what? The future is here. It’s right now. According to a Forrester December 2015 survey:

5 Reasons to Consider Adding SMS as a Support Channel

Christy Green

Just like 91% of Americans, I have my cell phone within arm’s reach at all times. (There’s no judgement here, I’m just stating a fact!). I also admit to personally contributing to the 23 billion text messages sent per day worldwide - that’s 16 million messages sent per minute!

According to a November 2014 Gallup survey, sending and receiving text messages is the most prevalent form of communication for Americans younger than 50. Based on my own personal survey, I’d say younger than 60.

With all that said, it’s time to consider text enabling your contact center. Here are 5 good reasons to do it now:

Top Takeaways from Gartner Customer 360 Summit

Chris Dellen

I recently ran across the notes I took at the last Gartner Customer 360 Summit. The summit was insightful and challenged my thinking by bringing radically new and disruptive business models to the forefront. I hope you find the insights as valuable as I have.

I have broken down the key takeaways into three sections:

  1. New mind-blowing business models enabled by disruptive technologies

  2. Key insights for contact center professionals

  3. Interesting stats/facts for the inner nerd in all of us

Stepping Out of Your Contact Center's Data Dungeon

Are you in the data dungeon or in the clouds with how you use information gathered in the Contact Center?

Throughout my career I have worked positions in IT and Contact Center organizations. It has been my pleasure to spend a majority of the time filling the job of Project Manager. Executing projects for organizations that have a number of focuses from Marketing to Operations. I have always found it interesting to see how one side of the organization can be 100% focused on analytics while the other side is focused on perceptions and gut feeling.

Do You Have a Digital Customer Experience Strategy?

Christy Green

I just read an interesting article in Computerworld about the disruptive force of the digital business model. According to Michael Porter, a leading authority on competitive strategy, “In any industry, whether it is domestic or international or produces a product or a service, the rules of competition are embodied in five competitive forces: the entry of new competitors, the threat of substitutes, the bargaining power of buyers, the bargaining power of suppliers, and the rivalry among the existing competitors.”

What is Your Contact Center's Revenue Attribution/Contribution?

Chris Dellen

One of the most interesting areas in analytics these days (at least for me) is determining revenue attribution – or what specific actions an organization takes that actually impacts revenue. Today, most of the credit goes to marketing or sales, but in all honesty, that’s only a piece of the complete story and business units such as the contact center aren’t getting the revenue recognition that they truly deserve.