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Using Customer Experience to Prepare for the Future

MaritzCX

Learning to Adapt in a Changing Industry Industries across the entire business landscape are in a state of perpetual change and development.

Introducing the XM Professionals Network Online Forum

Experience Matters

XM Institute is launching the XM Professionals Network Online Forum, (XMPN Online). The goal is to help XM professionals around the world connect with each other, learn from each other, and tap into the latest thinking from the XM Institute.

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Customer Journey Mapping – are ‘static’ maps a waste of time and money?

ijgolding

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Self-Service in the Modern Call Center: Key Considerations for Technology and Strategy

NICE inContact

With technology’s rapid evolution, convenience and self-service from decades ago don’t quite measure up to today’s expectations. The days where a simple IVR system did the trick are long-gone. Today’s consumers want more convenience — and they’ll take their business elsewhere to get it.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

In this eBook, we will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Keeping a Customer-Centric Culture During Social Distancing

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

It’s probably safe to say that few of our organizations, no matter how well-meaning, eased perfectly into these new routines of working from home and distancing ourselves physically from our workplaces, our colleagues, our teams and our customers.

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Rethink How You Do Business to Embed Goodwill: How H-E-B is Helping the Elderly During COVID-19

Customer Bliss

In each episode of the Daily Dose of OPTIMISM, I want to share acts of goodness that will drive and will earn both human and financial prosperity, as we work our way out of this. The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below.

Experience Management In A Crisis: Shift From Trending To Sensing

Experience Matters

Experience Management (XM) is critical for reacting to changes being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. But organizations need to shift from a rhythm of tracking to an obsession with sensing.

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How to Better Understand Shoppers by Using AI and ML

C3Centricity

We need to better understand shoppers. Because retail is in crisis. Investment in bricks and mortar stores has declined 30% in the US and a staggering 50% in Europe. In the UK 50,000 of the 500,000 high street stores are empty , that’s a whopping 10%.

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Assessing your Contact Center Solution

NICE inContact

Aetna’s Bill Jetter, President of Medical Transition Services, shares his thoughts and experiences on vendor assessment and Aetna’s pursuit of exceptional customer service. Call Center Best Practices Advantages of the Cloud Customer Experience

A Practitioner's Guide to Sustainable Customer Experience in the Contact Center

To make contact center conversations great, you need to set-up the right environment for success. This involves your contact center design, the data you use, and some critical customer-centric capabilities.

Top 6 Articles – How to Set up Your Remote Customer Service Team for Success

Comm100

Coronavirus has entirely changed the notion of working from home. Almost overnight, millions of people have been asked or ordered to leave the office and work remotely to help contain the spread of the virus, while trying to continue operations ‘as normal’.

Coronavirus, Business Continuity and Visual Assistance: How Enterprises Ensure Service Delivery

TechSee

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies in a growing list of countries, leading enterprises are seeking out solutions that enable them to protect key personnel and customers while maintaining service delivery.

Applying the Four P’s of XM Insights in the Current Environment

Experience Matters

The way we live has changed due to COVID-19. As a result, organizations face the dual challenge of meeting dramatically different customer, employee, and partner needs while operating in a new economic environment. The discipline of Experience Management (XM) can help successfully navigate through this time because it enables organizations to continuously learn, propagate insights, and rapidly adapt to meet new and evolving needs.

The Power of Expectations

Horizon CX

By Peter Swaim, MBA, CSSGB, CX-PRO, VP Marketing, HorizonCX. Several years ago, before the term Customer Experience (CX) had become mainstream, I attended a lecture on Customer Satisfaction and why measuring it was important for businesses.

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How a Top 25 Most Trusted Brand Handed Their CX to AI

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, SmartAction & Patty Kleinfeldt, Director of Q&E, AAA

One of the most trusted brands in the world, AAA, took the most critical aspect of their Customer Experience and handed it over to an AI-powered virtual agent for omnichannel self-service. In this webinar, we will hear from Brian Morin of SmartAction and AAA's Dispatch Operations Manager, Steve Bennett. They will dive into how AAA handled this transition and the effect its had on CX.

Burning Questions: PCI Compliance in the Contact Center

NICE inContact

The news cycle is full of stories about data breaches and cybersecurity threats, including massive attacks on well known enterprises such as Marriott, Equifax and Yahoo.

What Does ‘Omnichannel Customer Engagement’ Mean?

Comm100

There aren’t many concepts that in the space of ten years have transformed from an unknown theory to an essential strategy that almost no brand can succeed without. We are of course, referring to what people are calling ‘omnichannel’.

How to Measure Customer Experience During a Global Crisis (Part 1)

IntouchInsight

Buying habits are changing, and now is the time to reconsider your customer experience strategy. Take this opportunity to reintroduce your brand to your customers and cultivate loyalty that extends far beyond the next few months

How To Make Your IVR Not Suck

Jacada

Almost every third person in the world uses a smartphone. As users’ adoption continues to grow, regular voice calls will come to be seen as quaint. With the rise of conversational AI, consumers have come to expect even more from interactive voice systems. Read More. Jacada Blog

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How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics.

Keeping Up the Connections Required for Great Experiences!

Wired and Dangerous

We are in the midst of a terrible pandemic with far ranging impacts. People are dying from this horrible virus, businesses are closing all around us and families are losing everything. It is a tough time and from everything we hear this will continue for a while.

How To Adapt Your Brand To Be Socially Responsible In Times Of Crisis

Storyminers

A few months ago, no company or business would have thought to prepare for a pandemic. However, everyone is currently experiencing an unprecedented situation, which has forced us to stand back, breathe and think.

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Lockdown Learning: What the Recent Pandemic Has to Teach Businesses About Adaptability

Joe Rawlinson

The COVID-19 outbreak took the world by storm. Never before has the modern world faced such a seemingly apocalyptic threat since the 1918 Spanish Flu. Governments and various organizations around the globe are trying all in their power to slow down and hopefully completely halt COVID-19’s spread.

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Understand Your Employees’ Current-State Journey

Heart of the Customer

Any wishful thinking that this crisis might blow over in a couple of weeks is pretty much shot. It now seems likely that we are facing a prolonged period of home-bound isolation, and, most tragically, the deaths of tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of Americans.

Why Community is a Strategic Asset Against Your Competitors

Speaker: David Spinks, Founder of CMX and VP of Community at Bevy, and Adrian Speyer, Head of Community at Vanilla Forums

Join Vanilla Forums as Founder of CMX and VP of Community at Bevy, David Spinks, and Head of Community at Vanilla Forums, Adrian Speyer talk about how the best companies in the world are building strong cross-channel communities to successfully protect their most valuable assets: their customers, partners and stakeholders.

Capture Your Team’s Pandemic Stories as Your Legacy Stories

One Millimeter Mindset

Capture your team’s pandemic stories. Record these together, review them together, celebrate them together. Today, tomorrow and future-forward. Because the large, and often small, and always human actions we take towards each other and our clients are our testimonials.

Why VPN is a poor choice for enabling a remote call center staff

Talkdesk

In my previous blog , I stressed the importance of using cloud technology to quickly move call center agents to a safe, work-at-home environment, to continue support for their customers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of April 6, 2020

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

Brand Marketing: The Importance of the Millennial Influencer

Joe Rawlinson

Millennials, while many of their habits and routines may annoy the older generations, are vital to brand marketing. Even the term ‘millennial’ may sound a little cliché, but this generation is the most technologically savvy group of people in our society.

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.