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How Data Integration Can Power Impactful CX Research Programs

MaritzCX

Most of us intuitively know that bringing together data from multiple sources or taking a multi-faceted approach to answering a research question usually yields more impactful results than employing a narrow and focused approach.

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Best of the Podcast 2018: Implementing CX at a Global Organization with Amanda Sachs of Microsoft

Customer Bliss

As many of us are taking some much-needed downtime, I’m closing out the year by replaying some of my most popular episodes from 2018. Today’s episode, which many of you seemed to enjoy, features Amanda Sachs , General Manager, Customer & Partner Experience at Microsoft.

Commonly Asked Customer Experience Questions Part 1: How Do I Increase Response Rates? Should I Shorten My Survey?

MaritzCX

This is the first part of a three-part blog series. It is December and that often means looking back over the past year. I’ve been doing a bit more than that. I’ve been looking back over my 20+ years of various research consulting roles within MaritzCX.

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3 Key Pillars of a Successful NPS Program with Salesforce

GetFeedback

It’s no secret it costs five times more to attract a new customer than to keep an existing one. This is because returning customers buy more over time so operating costs shrink; whereas finding new customers is laborious and expensive. That said, why are only 18% of companies focusing on retention ?

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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.

CX Leaders’ Employees Feel Prouder & More Appreciated

Experience Matters

If you’ve followed our research, then you’ve likely seen a strong, almost inseparable link between between customer experience (CX) and competency employee (EX). We continued to find that connection in our latest consumer benchmark. In our Q3 2018 study, we asked 5,000+ U.S. employees to pick a word that best describes how their job makes them feel and split those responses based on how they judged the overall CX that their company delivers.

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How to Deliver a United, One-Company Experience

Customer Bliss

In my Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

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Decrease Customer Churn Rates for Good

GetFeedback

It’s not rocket science: the lower your customer churn rate, the higher your profit. But do you know how much customer retention is really worth? According to Harvard Business School, even just a 5% increase in customer retention can lead to a 25-95% increase in profits. And a study by Temkin Group concluded that loyal customers are 5x as likely to repurchase, 5x as likely to forgive, 4x as likely to refer, and 7x as likely to try a new offering.

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How to improve you call center customer experience strategy for 2019?

TechSee

Providing better customer experiences (CX) is a hot button issue that has become increasingly critical to forward-thinking call centers over the last few years.

Episode 27 – Does Your Culture Empower Great Customer Experiences?

Kristina Evey

Shownotes #27… Does Your Culture Enable and Empower the CX? Culture – it’s simply the way things are done within … Read More Episode 27 – Does Your Culture Empower Great Customer Experiences? The post Episode 27 – Does Your Culture Empower Great Customer Experiences? appeared first on Kristina Evey. Shownotes #27… Does Your Culture Enable and Empower the CX? . Culture – it’s simply the way things are done within your organization.

Inbound Call Centers Need to Deliver Exceptional Experiences in an Omnichannel World

inContact

Inbound call centers face rising expectations from their customers to deliver exceptional experiences in an increasingly omnichannel world.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

The LinkedIn Algorithm: How it Works

Brand Watch

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Are You Listening to Your Customers – Or Driving them Crazy?

Beyond Philosophy

Not too long ago, I had a minor outpatient procedure at a hospital. When I checked my email the next morning, there was a survey from the hospital. What did you think of your anesthesiologist?”. My first thought was that I didn’t die during the procedure, so he must have done a fine job.

Create Your CX Vision through Journey Mapping

Heart of the Customer

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra Yogi’s quote applies to much more than baseball – it gets to the heart of what limits so many customer experience (CX) programs.

Episode 25 – Customer Experience Needs a Seat at the Table

Kristina Evey

Shownotes… Customer Experience is not just another thing to do. CX is the reason WHY we do the work we … Read More Episode 25 – Customer Experience Needs a Seat at the Table. The post Episode 25 – Customer Experience Needs a Seat at the Table appeared first on Kristina Evey. Shownotes… Customer Experience is not just another thing to do. CX is the reason WHY we do the work we do. We provide a product or service to our customers.

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.

Virtual Agents in the Contact Center: Automate One Routine Call Type at a Time

inContact

The biggest challenge facing every contact center is agent churn. Many agents are bored, unengaged, and generally unhappy, and they churn at a rate of 33% across all industries. As a contact center leader, you work extremely hard to mitigate these challenges, but because you are pulled in many different directions, it is tough to keep your best agents. Not to mention, technology constraints can sometimes make it difficult to improve the agent experience.

Improvements to Make If You’re Getting Bad Customer Service Survey Results

NewVoiceMedia

Disappointing results on a customer service survey can be more than demoralizing. They can bode ill for future financial results and even directly threaten your livelihood. The problem is unlikely to be the survey design (though that’s possible). More likely, the problem is that you really need to improve! Yet, in the face of poor scores, what happens at many organizations is denial and rationalization.

Backup Service in DSE OpsCenter 6.7—Data Protection At Scale

datastax

The DSE OpsCenter Backup Service provides the flexibility and peace of mind to create, schedule, and manage backups and restores across all registered DataStax Enterprise (DSE) clusters with different backup destinations.

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How to Incorporate Online Reviews on Your Business Website the Right Way

ReviewTrackers

Everyone knows that having rave reviews helps your business stand out on review sites like Google, Facebook, and Yelp, but embedding reviews on your own site can also improve SEO performance and increase conversion rates.

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular, but it’s important to remember that they’re only as smart as the technology behind them. Download this Interactions LLC eBook to learn more about chatbots and how to select automated customer care technology for your company.

Episode 26 – Start with the Customer Experience End in Mind

Kristina Evey

Shownotes… Start Where You Are and With the End in Mind. That is my response when people ask me how … Read More Episode 26 – Start with the Customer Experience End in Mind. The post Episode 26 – Start with the Customer Experience End in Mind appeared first on Kristina Evey. Shownotes… Start Where You Are and With the End in Mind. That is my response when people ask me how to start their Customer Experience Transformation. Just start. Don’t get overwhelmed.

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How to Optimize Call Center Agent Scripting

inContact

Today, call center scripting is used widely. To understand why that is the case, here’s the arguably five biggest benefits of using agent scripting in a contact center: Decrease agent training. Agent scripting will give new hires the guidance they need to start handling interactions confidently on their own earlier. . Maintain regulatory compliance. Script with compliance in mind to help your agents manage the regulatory jungle. . Promote consistency.

4 Holiday Shipping Trends Shaping Online Shopping

Smarter CX

Holiday shipping is a make-it or break-it aspect of the online shopping experience. The National Retail Federation estimates that 2018 holiday retail sales will increase by as much as 4.1%, and Digital Commerce 360 predicts online shopping will climb 15.5% over last year.

Astea International Earns Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 Company of the Year Award in Mobile Field Service Management

Astea

Astea recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of user-oriented mobile field service applications that meet the evolving needs of organizations, technicians and customers. HORSHAM, PA (December 10, 2018) — Astea International Inc.,

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

Hiring Tips for Your CX Team

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay Today I'm pleased to share a guest post by Liliana Petrov of DoingCXRight that is based on her experience hiring CX teams. This post originally appeared on her site on November 21, 2018.

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The Best Customer Service Videos To Share With Your Team

The DiJulius Group

Here are the 10 short videos on Customer Service that everyone in your organization should watch. Subscribe to The DiJulius Group’s YouTube channel for more great content! Meet as Strangers, Leave as Friends 2. The 4 Most Powerful Words You Can Say or Hear 3. The ZAPPER! Read Full Article.

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Watch your Etiquette! 7 Tips for Improving Contact Center Etiquette

inContact

Hold the door. Be on time. Common courtesy is always a good bet. Cliché, but true. Even in customer service (where manners are paramount), it never hurts to be reminded. Contact centers are lively, energetic places with lots of activity going on. Respecting and protecting time, people, and processes is key. Be mindful of these tips for improving contact center etiquette: . Serve with a smile. My favorite customer service best practice? Service with a smile!

3 Ways Augmented Reality Enhances Customer Experiences

Smarter CX

Today’s customer journeys span multiple touchpoints. That’s why business unit integration is such a popular topic of interest: marketing, product development, IT, CX, and engineering must all collaborate to deliver compelling experiences.

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

Forecasting is no easy task. It can be difficult to schedule the right amount of agents at the right time. Download our ebook to learn how to reduce overstaffing and understaffing, lower customer wait times and improve the customer experience with proper forecasting.

4 Steps to Gaining Value from IoT in Field Service

Astea

Artificial Intelligence. Big data. These are technology buzz words that can make a real world impact on field service operations and change the entire field services industry.

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Top 5 Qualities of a Great Customer Success Manager

Amity

The Customer Success Manager role is a challenging one. These individuals will be facing both internal teams and external customers, trying to strike a happy balance between both while making the customer experience everything that it can be.

7 Simple Strategies For Customer Personalization To Boost Your Marketing Strategy

Joe Rawlinson

Marketing has always been one of the most important business drivers, but it evolved in the last couple of decades just to grow bigger and more complex. The result is that now you can hardly win over new customers using generic messages, so it’s crucial to tailor offers and personalize content.

5 Things to Consider When Starting a Call Center

inContact

There are many reasons why starting a call center makes good business sense. But whatever the reason, taking that first step can seem like stepping into the unknown. To ease into your search, here are five things to consider when starting a new call center. . You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. As you begin your exploration you may encounter unfamiliar terms like “first call resolution” ACD, Erlang calculations, VoIP, PSTN, etc. The technology can seem daunting.

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.