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5 Key Technologies for the Future of Digital Customer Service

NICE inContact

It’s an important concept for any company considering digital customer service integration. You don’t simply want to plan for your current customer service needs. Most customers expect a self-service option on websites, and they want speed combined with personalization.

Text / SMS in the Contact Center – Inbound, Outbound, Omnichannel

NICE inContact

Fast forward to 2017: an astounding 15 million plus text messages are sent every minute of the day across the globe, but only a fraction of all those texts are customer service related. Customer expectations are fairy straight forward, as they use SMS / text on a daily basis.

Text / SMS in the Contact Center – Inbound, Outbound, Omnichannel

NICE inContact

Fast forward to 2017: an astounding 15 million plus text messages are sent every minute of the day across the globe, but only a fraction of all those texts are customer service related. Customer expectations are fairly straight forward, as they use SMS / text on a daily basis.

Why WhatsApp Is the Next Digital Customer Service Channel You Need

NICE inContact

It’s an incredibly popular way for people to communicate, and this naturally applies to customers too. Let’s take a closer look at why WhatsApp is the next digital customer service channel you need. Why WhatsApp is exciting for customers. 65 billion messages are exchanged on WhatsApp daily, the number of these messages concerned with customer service is on the rise. One key element about why customers want to use WhatsApp is that it’s really easy.

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

to meet customer expectations for digital service Social Media Voice of the. Customer. Messaging The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why So Many Contact Centers Struggle with. said self-service availability. customers to order their favorite.

3 Ways to Streamline Digital Customer Service Integration

NICE inContact

Digital customer service and business both move at the speed of now. This is why digital customer service is such a good fit for business and why integration needs to be seamless. The case for digital customer service integration is clear: Companies using digital channels for customer service can increase customer engagement and answer more customer queries without any additional resources.

Why Digital Customer Service Depends on Software and Soft Skills

NICE inContact

If delivering extraordinary digital customer service were as simple as following a formula, everyone would be doing it. In fact, 89% of tweets from customers to businesses still go unanswered, and poor customer service is one of the main reasons for customer churn.

Why Great Digital Customer Service Needs Vision and Commitment

NICE inContact

Great things require patience and development, and the same goes for digital customer service. It’s easy to integrate the right digital customer service solution, but taking full advantage of it requires a real adaptation to communicating with digital customers on social channels. It’s a long-term process that isn’t just about changing software, but about changing the way marketing and customer service teams talk to customers.

Digital Omnichannel: Most Businesses Aren’t Where They Need to Be

NICE inContact

The line between traditional and digital communications has blurred, and savvy customers are demanding more from the companies they do business with. One top demand is for true omnichannel customer service , no matter the channel. We reported in the 2018 NICE inContact Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark that 91% of consumers expect a seamless omnichannel experience. To find out, we surveyed over 900 contact center decision makers.

The Digital Revolution: Best-in-Class Digital Experiences

NICE inContact

1) Centrally managing next generation digital interactions in the contact center. Today in most company’s ownership of digital channels is siloed outside the contact center, typically in marketing. 2) Adding support for digital messaging and real-time channels.

Why Digital Customer Service Depends on Software and Soft Skills

NICE inContact

If delivering extraordinary digital customer service were as simple as following a formula, everyone would be doing it. In fact, 89% of tweets from customers to businesses still go unanswered, and poor customer service is one of the main reasons for customer churn. Clearly there’s plenty of room for improvement in customer service. When most customers are expecting a response in under an hour, agents really must be on point.

Make Chat a Success in Your Contact Center – 5 Best Practices

NICE inContact

Are you looking into implementing chat as a new channel in you contact center? Or are you already using chat, but looking into how to improve the way you manage the channel? Here are some best practices that may help make chat a success in your contact center.

5 Key Technologies for the Future of Digital Customer Service

NICE inContact

It’s an important concept for any company considering digital customer service integration. You don’t simply want to plan for your current customer service needs. Digital customer service is evolving quickly, and this change hopefully comes in tandem with important developments in your business — namely growth. Most customers expect a self-service option on websites, and they want speed combined with personalization. 2) Omnichannel Coverage.

5 Ways to Improve Your Customer Service

NICE inContact

At NICE inContact, we’re always thinking about digital customer service. We love finding ways to make customers happy and helping businesses raise the bottom line while doing it. We’ve looked at the trends, we’ve listened to customers, and now we’ve put our key learnings together. So here are 5 ways to improve your customer service. Following these tips will cut costs and increase revenue — all while making your customers happier and more loyal.

5 Ways That Digital Customer Service Is Influencing Customer Expectations

NICE inContact

It’s common for blogs related to customer service and customer experience to talk about how the increasing ubiquity of social media requires fundamental changes in the way that brands should conceive of customer service. Social media is a relatively new medium of communication, and brands certainly must tailor their tone of voice and style of interaction to social channels. We can’t say it enough: Customer service needs to be personalized.

Are You Meeting Your Customers’ Expectations for Omnichannel Service?

NICE inContact

How often do you actually ask customers how they feel about the service they receive, what their expectations are, or how they would prefer to contact your business? If you’re like most customer service organizations, probably not as much or as often as you’d like.

Are Your Customers as Satisfied as You Think They Are?

NICE inContact

We live in an omnichannel customer service world now. Emerging technologies and changing consumer demands fundamentally have shifted the way businesses interact with their customers. This dynamic has created a scenario in which organizations have to offer many more service channels than in the past in order to address the wide spectrum of preferences and capabilities of their customer base.

Make Chat a Success in Your Contact Center – 5 Best Practices

NICE inContact

Are you looking into implementing chat as a new channel in you contact center? Or are you already using chat, but looking into how to improve the way you manage the channel? Here are some best practices that may help make chat a success in your contact center. In other words: more customers are using chat to interact with more companies. If you already support chat, we have some suggestions that help you make even better use of the channel.

Cheat Sheet for Building the Best Chatbot

NICE inContact

The chatbot revolution is here, and having a bot that can talk to your customers online is key to your brand’s success and future growth. Don’t try to fool your customers into thinking your chatbot is a human agent. 5) Specify your customer’s interests.

The Digital Revolution: Best-in-Class Digital Experiences

NICE inContact

1) Centrally managing next generation digital interactions in the contact center. Today in most company’s ownership of digital channels is siloed outside the contact center, typically in marketing. Marketing staff assigned to monitor these channels lack all the necessary skills to provide timely and complete answers The focus of marketing when monitoring digital channels is for brand reputation, not service.

5 Reasons Customers Love Chatbots

NICE inContact

Chatbots are a kind of silver bullet to fulfill the needs of today’s demanding digital customers. Let’s take a closer look at 5 reasons customers love AI-driven chatbots. 1) Customers expect self-service options. While customers still like talking to human customer service agents when they have complicated issues that need real interaction, these days most customers also expect websites to provide self-service options.

3 Reasons to Focus on Your Weakest Customer Service Channel

NICE inContact

“You are only as good as your weakest channel.” – Nancy Jamison, Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. This is one of our favorite quotes from a leading analyst in the contact center space. It speaks to the changing customer landscape and the importance of staying up-to-date on what technology customers actually want to use – not the technology you think they want to use. See if it sparks you to rethink your weakest channel.

Why Multi-Touch Matters more than Multi-Channel

Avaya

When it comes to customer service, it seems that change is the only constant. I know you’ve heard it all before; how single channel service evolved into multi-channel service evolved into omni-channel service. The Multi-touch Difference.

Answers to Some of Your Most Pressing CX Questions Are Just a Download Away

NICE inContact

Does your company have a true understanding of what your customers want, need and think? Specifically, how do your customers feel about your customer service? How about the latest digital channels? Are you being realistic about whether your customer service really satisfies your customers? Are you delivering seamless omnichannel customer experiences and creating promotors rather than detractors?

Honeywell Transforms Its Business with the CXone Solution

NICE inContact

As a multi-industry manufacturing company, Honeywell develops solutions around energy and efficiency. The company determined that customer experience excellence could be the catalyst for many of the business transformations it wanted to achieve. Honeywell not only established customer experience as a top priority but made it a corporate initiative. However, moving to NICE inContact — and the cloud — has enabled Honeywell to elevate its customer service to a whole new level.

Carlson Rezidor Delivers More Exceptional Customer Experiences, Even during Holidays

NICE inContact

For hospitality leaders like Carlson Rezidor, this last push of the season brings high volumes of reservations across its properties along with high expectations for exceptional customer experiences. Because our customers are no longer waiting on hold.

Which Channels do Customers Trust the Most?

NICE inContact

If you’re in Customer Service, you’ve heard of “omnichannel”. The challenge is the human interface, both the consumer wanting (or not wanting) omnichannel integration , and the agent actually incorporating all channels in the right way. Omnichannel is a nice buzzword, and many corporations will invest in it, but it will be a long time before everyone is doing it well. Do certain channels illicit more honesty? Customers Text Honestly.

5 Ways to Become an Omnichannel Customer Experience Pro

Avaya

Consider how much has changed over the last decade in terms of technology and the customer experience (CX). At the time, sophisticated interaction channels like social media, web chat and presence were available to enhance the CX. Take your Contact Center to the Next Level.

Carlson Rezidor Delivers More Exceptional Customer Experiences, Even during Holidays

NICE inContact

For hospitality leaders like Carlson Rezidor, this last push of the season brings high volumes of reservations across its properties along with high expectations for exceptional customer experiences. During this “low season,” many hospitality contact centers evaluate previous high season performance and customer satisfaction levels in order to address and improve key performance indicators (KPIs) like call abandonment.

Article on Customer Service Trends

Brad Cleveland

Sam Del Rowe recently wrote an article for www.destinationcrm.com titled “The Top Customer Service Trends: Building Better Service Beyond Voice.”

4 tips to make multiple channels work for your business

NewVoiceMedia

That’s why savvy companies need to ensure they have a seamless, integrated omnichannel solution to offer truly competitive customer service. The best way to keep customer interactions streamlined is to use a single, centralised platform to track and assign incoming queries.

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WebHelp and Swedish Rail — Customer Experience on the Right Track

NICE inContact

NICE inContact research confirms this trend: Agent-assisted digital channels are gaining ground, with the largest growth in the agent-assisted web chat. SMS and mobile apps also have made gains, though less than chat channels (find more details here ). Companies face growing customer expectations — they want a true omnichannel experience supporting more and more digital channels.

Get out of the Queue: Drive Your CX with Attribute Matching

Avaya

At this point, nearly every company is working overtime to realign around two simple words: customer experience (CX). Just consider that 70% of buying experiences are now based on how customers feel they are being treated. Every customer is familiar with the call queue.

The Edge of Service™ Newsletter, Issue 20: TEDx: Thriving in an Always-On World

Brad Cleveland

The Edge of Service™ Newsletter, Issue 20: TEDx: Thriving in an Always-On World Being always connected…is it a blessing or a curse? Are we in charge, or are we slaves to our smartphones?

Comparing the Cost of Customer Service Software – Cloud vs On Premise

Smarter CX

When you consider that over the past year, poor customer service cost US businesses 75 billion dollars —a 20% increase from the previous year, it’s little wonder that 66% of respondents actually prefer self-service systems to speaking with a brand representative.

SalesForce, Hubspot, Zendesk and More — Which Customer Engagement Software is Right for Me?

Comm100

Out of all the customer engagement software tools that are out there, which one is right for your company? Different companies have different needs, and a very diverse number of customer engagement tools are waiting to fill those needs. Service Cloud ranges from $75-$300/user/month.

Seven Ways To Ensure Your Customers Actually Use Your Self-Service System

COPC

Today’s customer fully embraces technology and expects companies to do the same. This is especially true when it comes to providing customer service. Customers are still calling into the contact center to resolve many issues. utilize multiple channels, including self-service options. The use of multiple channels is not the whole story. Yes, your self-service program relies on technology to deliver information to your customers.