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Contact Center AI – What’s out there?


Unsurprisingly, the enthusiasm of AI has spilled over to customer experience (CX) in the hope of improving call center efficiency. This uncertainty has generated myths about AI, such as the popular thinking that AI will replace call center agents or equally popular, that AI will solve all CX problems. It’s therefore essential to analyze ‘what’s out there’ in customer service AI and adjust our expectations accordingly. Capturing Customer Data.

Guest Blog: Empathy – What Your Customer Service Strategy Is Missing


This week we feature an article by Tim Fujita-Yuhas that discusses the importance of empathy when using new technology for customer service. He looks at the next generation of texting, known as RCS (Rich Communication Services), which I think will become a very valuable tool. – Shep Hyken. When the topic of customer service comes up, the most common associations aren’t typically positive ones. It’s much more than that, especially in the customer service realm.

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Contact Center Leaders: Look Back to Look Forward

Think Customers

Customer Contact Week—a conference focused on customer experience and customer care technology and trends—recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in Las Vegas. So, how has the customer experience evolved in the past two decades? While there have been some significant technological advances, attendees agreed that far more work remains to better serve customers. And Customer Contact Week was known as Call Center Week.

North America’s Must-Attend Customer Service Strategy Meeting Hits NYC

CSM Magazine

The customer service department is too often referred to as “just a cost center”. As experience overtakes price and product as a key brand differentiator, customer service is being recognized as the face of, and driver for, organization-wide strategy. With a new emphasis on the importance of customer data, support leaders hold some of the companies most valuable insights. The board includes: EVP, Global Customer Care, Mastercard.

Guest Blog: Why Does My Customer Service Team Need a Single Customer View?


This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Murph Krajewski, writes about the importance of a single customer view when it comes to serving your customers. This will help lead you to forming important relationship with your customer. – Shep Hyken. Customer service needs customer data. Priceless customer information is generated every time a customer interacts with you. The right contact center technology for a SCV.

10-step plan to personalized customer experience


Personalized customer service is about treating people as individuals. In an age where customers can buy into your products and services from almost anywhere in the world, this has become increasingly complex. Although there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, the following 10-step plan will provide a framework that will allow your contact center to adopt a more personalized approach to customer care.

Fulfilling your Customers’ Needs in a Changing World


This post was originally written by Mikhail Naumov, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at DigitalGenius, for Talkdesk’s Opentalk Magazine. We live in a world where customers expect exceptional service in an instant and customer service has become a continual process. Other times it means interacting with customers through digital channels such as web chat, social media, mobile messaging and email. Customers want replies ASAP.