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How do DevOps methods accelerate CX innovation?

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This is the second of a two-part interview with Dr. Nicole Forsgren, CEO and chief scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). In the first post we dove into some insights from her latest report: Accelerate: State of DevOps.

Migration to Agile - Leveraging the Cyara CX Assurance Platform

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I recently caught up with Scott Anderson, SVP, Senior Team Lead, at Bank of America, and asked him how his team makes test automation so successful. Scott is an expert in IVR quality assurance and testing and has been at the forefront of customer experience assurance.

Is Your Organization’s Focus on Projects Hurting Efficiency?

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In my role at Cyara, I regularly have discussions with our customers about forecasting, funding, and resource allocation in their organizations.

CX is the Lifeblood of all Enterprises

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I recently met with a CIO of a major enterprise in the USA. One of the biggest victories for his team would be to stop taking escalation calls and sending apology emails every other Saturday when a production release took place and yet another bug made it past detection, and into production.

The Difference Between Customer Experience and Customer Feedback

Managing the CX is vastly different from soliciting customer feedback. Here’s why traditional customer feedback approaches (CSAT, NPS) are not enough to affect positive, customer-centric change.

CX Thought Leaders

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage. It is being discussed throughout companies, from the contact center to the board room. For customer service and sales, AI is being implemented in chatbots, robotic process automation, virtual agents, and many more technologies.

12 Days of CX

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To kick off the holiday season, Cyara is spreading some CX cheer, along with warm season’s greetings. And in the spirit of sharing, we’ve rounded up insights and perspective from both brands and customer experience (CX) experts.

Three Questions for George Skaryak, Cyara's Sales Chief

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We’re often discussing customer engagement here on the Cyara blog. I recently sat down with the person who is Cyara’s front-line guy for engagement with our customers.

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Happy CX Day! Top Six Insights for CX Success

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Today is CX Day – a day to celebrate the professionals and companies that make great customer experiences happen.

Guest Post by Martin Hill-Wilson: How I See Cyara's Value in a CX World of Constant Iteration

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I arrived at the Cyara Xchange Roadshow in Manchester with excitement. Having been briefed on the brand’s focus and expertise, I was looking forward to hearing more.

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.

Is Your IVR Dying a Death by a Thousand Papercuts?

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Guess what? Customer experience is important. Lots of people will even tell you that we are in the customer experience economy these days.

ANZ Bank: Understanding and Delivering an Assured Customer Experience

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Following the success of our inaugural Xchange 2018 conference in San Francisco in March this year, we decided to take the show on the road. Our first stop was Melbourne, Australia—Cyara’s birthplace and home to many of our founding customers.

Overcoming Legacy Thinking: Insights from the DevOps Enterprise Summit

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I was able to attend DOES 2018 , the largest DevOps-focused conference in the world, in Las Vegas last month. There were many great presentations and I came away with a lot of new insights. In this post I’d like to share some of those key insights.

Barriers to Innovation in DevOps, Part 2: Outsourcing Models

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Part of our work in the Domain Consulting team is to advise Cyara customers on their Agile/DevOps journeys. Something we've seen among many Cyara customers, and more broadly, is the constant pressure to innovate.

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

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

State of DevOps Insights. 5 questions for Dr. Nicole Forsgren

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This week, I had an opportunity to reconnect with Dr. Nicole Forsgren, CEO and chief scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). Some of you DevOps aficionados will remember her fascinating keynote presentation, The Data Behind DevOps , at the Cyara Xchange conference, earlier this year.

Barriers to Innovation in DevOps, Part 1: Funding Models

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Part of our work in the Domain Consulting team is to advise Cyara customers on their Agile/DevOps journeys. Something we've seen among many Cyara customers, and more broadly, is the constant pressure to innovate.

Guest Post by blackchair: How to Mitigate Unplanned Work

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Today, a client of mine cancelled their meeting with me five minutes before we were about to start. Having meetings cancelled on you is a fact of life when you’re selling software. But I always find the reasons why they have cancelled the meetings interesting. customer experience cx customer experience issues IVR testing IVR agile devops

Show Me the Money – Delivering Results in IVR Testing

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You probably are familiar with the line “Show me the money!” from the movie Jerry Maguire. In the movie, Jerry’s client asks Jerry, his agent, to show him the money. He doesn’t want his agent to talk a good game or make a bunch of promises, he wants results. That line is now used in pop culture to mean delivering results. How does that apply to your IVR testing ?

The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

Digital Transformation and DevOps: It's Not About Technology

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Many organizations around the world are undertaking digital transformations in an effort to move with the times and meet consumer expectations. Working with Cyara's customers, the Domain Consulting team has found that this transformation most often involves a transformation in how they think about technology. In fact, I believe that is critical for achieving a successful transformation.

Meeting Today's CX Needs in the Insurance Industry

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Insurance is often referred to as a distress purchase, requiring the consumer to invest considerable time and effort in finding the right policy at the best price. This has given rise to many price comparison websites, which help the consumer find policies online. These sites have increased competition and disrupted the personal insurance industry, especially in the UK.

Introducing Cyara 7.3: Omnichannel Testing and More

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I couldn’t be more thrilled about Cyara 7.3. It’s packed with amazing new features aligning with two overarching themes: Personalization: With our new omnichannel testing and test data management features, we make it easier to test personalized customer journeys, ensuring that data and context is passed from one channel to another, and that users can test journeys designed for different segments.

If Your Customer Calls You During Open Enrollment, Will You Answer?

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We’re all consumers of health insurance, and we’ve all gone through open enrollment. Every year we face a limited window in which we have to review options and make selections for the coming year. I don’t know about you, but I’m perpetually busy. And, truth be told, this tends to be a task I push out to the last minute. So, like so many others, I end up scrambling to get questions answered so I can complete my selections.

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.

Voice Quality: A Critical Factor in a Great Customer Experience

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I founded McIntosh & Associates to help businesses improve their customer experience by improving the performance of their contact center. We apply a data-driven approach to identify opportunities for improving contact center performance, and customer satisfaction. One of the thorniest issues we encounter is voice quality. It’s obvious that good voice quality is an important factor in delivering a great customer experience.

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Can Software Defects Start in the Requirements Phase?

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The fact is, there can be many kinds of defects in software. Organizations are constantly working to minimize those defects. But to minimize any sort of defect most effectively, organizations need to look to the source. Most people think software defects come out of development because that is where the design is brought to life. But, is development truly the main source of software defects?

Introducing Global In-Country Dialing

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And now, I can say with confidence, so is Cyara with our new global in-country dialing capability. Businesses are increasingly operating in a global economy, and are looking to test and monitor their customer experience in countries around the world. To do that effectively and efficiently, requires the ability to dial numbers locally for the purposes of testing and monitoring. While of course you can dial local numbers internationally, there are some limitations.

The Path to DevOps: Reducing the Cost of Failure

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Part of our work in the Domain Consulting team is advising Cyara customers on their Agile/DevOps journeys. Through this process, we've identified a path to DevOps in the contact center that I'd like to explore in more detail. In the first post of this series, I talked about putting in the guard rails with design-driven assurance, and in the second, about accelerating the delivery of value.

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.

The Mismanagement of DevOps

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Digital transformation and improved customer experience are key to survival in our new economy. And DevOps is a proven way to increase value delivery and stay competitive. It enables faster, better, and less risky projects. Because of these benefits, IT teams in organizations worldwide have invested significant time, resources, and funding in the DevOps toolchain, but has it been effective?

CX & DevOps Reading (and Viewing!) List

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There is so much great content published on CX, Agile and DevOps, and in every edition of our CX Assurance Newsletter , I include a list of interesting articles, videos and other content that are relevant to our readers. I find these pieces in CX industry newsletters, on LinkedIn, and a variety of other places. No matter where I find them, my goal is always to help Cyara's community of CX Assurance professionals deliver the best CX they can.

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How Much Does a SEV1 Cost Your Organization?

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The answer is, it depends. The cost of a SEV1 depends on many factors including when the error is discovered and how difficult it is to diagnose and repair. But first, what is a SEV1? Category5 csat cx monitoring NPS active monitoring cx assurance custserv performance testing

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The Path to DevOps: Accelerating the Delivery of Value

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Part of our work in the Domain Consulting team is advising Cyara customers on their Agile/DevOps journeys. Through this process, we've identified a path to DevOps in the contact center that I'd like to explore in more detail. In the first post of this series , I talked about putting in the guard rails with design-driven assurance.

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).

Omnichannel Journeys: Their Moment is Finally Here

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We all know that customers want and expect to have the context of their interactions with an organization carry with them as they move from one channel to another. According to Salesforce, 75% of consumers expect consistency across channels (Salesforce, State of the Connected Customer , 2016). And, 89% of customers get frustrated because they need to repeat their issue to multiple representatives (Accenture).