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Contact Center AI – What’s out there?

Comm100

As technology continues to advance, companies are coming to realize that many benefits can be accrued from employing it. 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. How AI can be Used in the Contact Center.

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

ShepHyken

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.

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Making the Right Investments in Customer Care

Think Customers

Periodically, a big brand will announce plans to invest millions of dollars in its customer service activities. Improving customer service isn't simply about throwing money at the problem or adding agents. Customer Engagement Customer Experience Customer Loyalty Customer Service Customer Strategy Data Analytics Emerging Trends Employee Engagement contact center preparedness customer experience programs customer service strategy

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.

Five Steps to Strategically Choose AI For Customer Service

Natalie Petouhof

Tweet AI and customer service; it’s a hot topic! But when I talk to customers, they say, “ I get there’s something to AI and customer service, but how do I deliver business results and value with AI? ” If you are wondering how AI can move the needle on the metrics you get measured on every day, below is a short guide on how to get the best business results when considering AI as part of your Customer Service strategy.

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Guest Blog: Assistive AI for Real Work

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Christopher Connolly who shares fascinating information about enterprise-grade assistive AI and how it can help make customer support more effective. AI has come a long way in recognizing the content – and context – of customers’ requests and questions. – Shep Hyken. In essence, this technology has the potential to help people in nearly any endeavor. This blended AI model doesn’t eliminate the need for customer service reps.

Dr. Natalie’s Research Agenda and Published Research

Natalie Petouhof

The As-a-Service Economy: CX and IOT Mean You Have to Deliver Great Experiences- Upcoming. Customer Experience IOT in the Automotive Industry-Upcoming. **. Digital Transformation: Customer Engagement, CRM, Innovation, Customer Experience, Customer Service, The Cloud and Analytics. • ROI Of Customer Service & Customer Experience. • How to Measure Customer Experience: Performance Management Maturity-Upcoming.

10 Best Customer Service Books You Need To Read In 2018

Call Center Pros

‘’The customer is always right.’’ But the important thing here is to know that it isn’t the only key to make customers happy. How can you learn all you need to know to make your customers happy? 10 Best Customer Service Books.

See through the eyes of your customer to deliver outstanding service

NewVoiceMedia

A customer’s experience lives long beyond the purchase. Customers experience several touch-points with your company after the sale – from checking information on the website, viewing ads, reading articles, comparing brand experiences with peers, friends or influencers to contacting customer service. Solis believes brands try really hard to offer exemplary customer service, but it’s a difficult thing to do with antiquated contact center technology and processes.

Top 50 Customer Service Leaders – Best Customer Experience Influencers

Storyminers

We’re honored to be honored for our work alongside so many of our customer service and customer experience colleagues. This is especially true in the customer service industry. At Netomi, we deeply care about improving the customer experience.

Top 50 Customer Service Leaders – Best Customer Experience Influencers

Storyminers

We’re honored to be honored for our work alongside so many of our customer service and customer experience colleagues. This is especially true in the customer service industry. At Netomi, we deeply care about improving the customer experience.

CRM, Social Media, Marketing and More — Everything You Need to Know About Customer Engagement Software

Comm100

Customer engagement software is a modern invention that takes care of a modern problem. After all, it wasn’t until the rise of the internet that media became democratized , and the one-way communication model between companies and customers was shattered. From the rubble, a new dynamic emerged (the same one we know so well today): organizations spoke to customers and customers held the power to reply. Why Is Customer Engagement Software Important.

2017 Is Out, 2018 Is In – What Will Customer Service Look Like This Year?

Comm100

Now that 2017 is out of the picture, what can we expect customer service to look like in 2018? The question isn’t new – after all, customer service is always changing. As each year comes to a close, thought leaders and customer experience experts rush to offer insight on how these changes will manifest themselves in the coming months – and whether nor not they’ll leave a lasting impact on the industry. Customers aren’t the only ones who experience pain points.

Fulfilling your Customers’ Needs in a Changing World

Talkdesk

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.