5 Key Technologies for the Future of Digital Customer Service

NICE inContact

The fact that live chat is a real-time engagement channel makes this possible. Key takeaway: Live chat delivers a service that customers want and helps agents work more efficiently at a lower cost than other channels. We talk a lot about “future-proofing” your business.

The Digital Revolution: Rising Consumer Expectations

NICE inContact

Today, your customers are rapidly moving beyond first-generation digital channels (email, web chat, mobile apps) and on to next-generation digital channels (social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. In fact, research finds that Generation Z and millennials have a clear preference toward these next-generation digital channels when communicating with companies. Digital today is much more than just email and chat.

Why Digital Customer Service Depends on Software and Soft Skills

NICE inContact

The right software is a key asset… Today’s digital customers are more impatient than ever, so customer service on social media must move at the speed of now. We believe that the future of customer service is powered by humans helped by call center software.

3 Ways to Streamline Digital Customer Service Integration

NICE inContact

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. It’s all about increasing efficiency in the contact center. But making the transition from a legacy system to more up-to-date call center software doesn’t happen automatically. b) Determine the most useful channels for your customers.

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. Messaging The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why So Many Contact Centers Struggle with. This year, digital channel. communication channel options. channels, companies must create.

Why Great Digital Customer Service Needs Vision and Commitment

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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. In the old days, formality was king, but the way we communicate on social media is very different. The customer should set the tone of the conversation on social media. Contact centers of the future will do more with less.

9 Ways Millennials Have Transformed Contact Center Customer Experience

NICE inContact

Years before this generation’s full influence will be felt, however, millennial preferences have already changed how contact centers think about customer experience. Read on to learn the 9 things that millennials are expecting from the organizations they buy from and interact with, and how you can adjust your contact center to exceed their customer experience expectations. Multi-Channel Experiences.

5 Reasons Customers Love Chatbots

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And considering the speed and immediacy of communication on social media, who can blame them? If the customer’s needs are too complicated for the bot, he or she will be routed to the best human contact center agent for the job. In the ideal world, customer service agents could spend as much time with each customer as that customer demanded, talking things over and forming a real bond over the course of repeated contacts.

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.

Do Your Service Channels Turn Your Customers into Net Promoters?

NICE inContact

Our second annual study delves into attitudes and perceptions about customer experience and service delivery — from the perspective of both customers and contact center leaders. In this latest research, we asked more than 900 contact center leaders how likely customers would be to recommend their company based on the consumers’ experience with the company’s service via specific service channels (e.g.,

5 Ways to Improve Your Customer Service

NICE inContact

Customers want more options for customer service, specifically social media and digital channels. Companies that deliver these options will be much better off: Companies that provide a consistent service quality across multiple channels retain 89% of customers Companies that do not provide a consistent quality are only able to retain 33% (Aberdeen Group). Key takeaway: It’s vital to be available on channels your customers use. Practice makes perfect, right?

Leading the Way in Contact Center Intelligence

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What is an Intelligent Contact Center? In any given contact center, of any size, you will find a multitude of solutions to manage forecasting, scheduling, IVR, ACD, call recording, quality management, performance management, etc. Single Multi-Channel Interface.

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? Some other interesting findings were that 67% of customers prefer agent-assisted channels to self-service ones.

My Agent eXperience Selected as 2016 Customer Product of the Year

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Each year Customer Magazine identifies outstanding achievements within the call center/CRM industry and awards the most innovative customer experience technology solutions. Please watch our MAX video to find out how you can streamline contact center interactions.

Are You Prepared to Offer Customer Service via Text/SMS?

NICE inContact

This flexibility of communication is precisely why it continues to amaze me how slow businesses have been to adopt text/SMS as a channel for communicating with their customers. . All contact types from every possible channel should come through the exact same interface.

3 Reasons to Focus on Your Weakest Customer Service Channel

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“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. See if it sparks you to rethink your weakest channel. We like this quote because: #1 – Voice is largely ignored and has become the weakest channel for many companies. Think about your voice channel: is it your weakest?

Can Social Media Generate Revenue?

Brad Cleveland

Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) has been interacting with customers through social channels since 2010. They currently have a team of 150 agents dedicated to social interactions, operating 24/7 and supporting 14 languages. You bet.

Omnichannel Solutions Offer 30% Reduction of Call Abandonment for Carlson Rezidor

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For Carlson Rezidor , one of the globe’s largest hotel groups with 1,400 properties, including the widely known Radisson brand, creating consistency across all guest reservation contact centers had its own challenges.

Meeting and Exceeding Millennial Demands: A Lesson from Mortgage Customer Service

NICE inContact

Internet, personal computers, and even phones have evolved to unimaginable capabilities, transforming the contact center industry, and for that matter the business world. When we engage a company we want to communicate on the channel that is most convenient for us. Social media.

Is Social Media a Risk?

Brad Cleveland

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Which Channels do Customers Trust the Most?

NICE inContact

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. With the addition of more channels and pseudo omnichannel service, companies should be asking questions like: Which channels do customers prefer to use most often? Do certain channels illicit more honesty? Which channels do customers trust the most?

Contact Center Trends and Predictions 2018

CSM Magazine

Mandy Holford, director of customer service at leading contact center Echo-U, has highlighted the major trends shaping the industry in 2018 in order to help businesses to understand the current challenges and develop strategic plans to enhance customer experience.

Top Priorities in Customer-Centric Contact Centers

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Read the transcript below: Nicholas Rodriguez: …the highest priorities for Contact Centers that focus on the customer. So, Talkdesk Enterprise Contact Center empowers companies to make their Customer Experience a competitive advantage.

5 Ways to Cut Costs in the Contact Center

Clarabridge

Contact center efficiencies are intrinsically linked to the customer experience your company delivers as a whole. Once you improve the customer experience, you’ll find that your contact center metrics improve too.

Article on Customer Service Trends

Brad Cleveland

If these are issues on your mind for the future of your customer service center, … Call Center Contact Center Customer Service Leadership Multi-channel Support Research/Statistics Social Media ai artificial intelligence Brad Cleveland leadership strategy

Multichannel Contact Centers, by the Numbers

Brad Cleveland

How many organizations are using various contact channels? Recent research (Understanding the Customer Journey, a study conducted by ICMI and LiveOps, 2015) explored channel usage in service settings.

Social Media Presence vs. Social Media Customer Care

Brad Cleveland

According to ICMI’s recent research report The Normalization of Social Customer Care, 73% of organizations report having a social media presence, but only 39% formally support it as a customer care channel. That leaves 34% of organizations with a presence, but without customer care for social media. … Call Center Contact Center Customer Service Multi-channel Support Research/Statistics Social Media customer access strategy

Q&A on Social Media Customer Support

Brad Cleveland

Is your organization waking up to the complexities of providing social media customer support? An interview that I did with Salesforce.com provides answers to many common questions about social media customer support. Call Center Contact Center Customer Access Strategy Customer Service Multi-channel Support Social Media customer access customer access strategy strategy

Communicating Access Alternatives to Customers

Brad Cleveland

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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.

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?

5 Ways to Become an Omnichannel Customer Experience Pro

Avaya

Social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram wouldn’t be released until three or four years later. At the time, sophisticated interaction channels like social media, web chat and presence were available to enhance the CX.

Measuring Social Interactions

Brad Cleveland

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Social Customer Care: Listen, Learn, and Dialogue

Brad Cleveland

Let me give you three steps that are absolutely fundamental in delivering services through social channels. You don’t just walk into a room and start talking, and that’s just as true in the social world.

Winning the CX with Apps, Integrated Data Views, Custom Agent Desktops

Avaya

Think about it: if customers aren’t connecting with a brand using one of their three personal mobile devices , they’re leveraging a myriad of other channels and connected platforms to research, communicate and engage. Contact us.

The Edge of Service™ Newsletter, Issue 12: The Keys to Social Customer Service

Brad Cleveland

The Edge of Service™ Newsletter, Issue 12: The Keys to Social Customer Service Being part of “the conversation”—listening to customers and interacting with them where they are—was until recently a powerful differentiator.

The Truth About Omni-Channel Analytics

Clarabridge

See, what happens when you use Omni-channel analytics is that you get out ahead of what the customer wants, allowing you to design experiences specific to them. Providing a consistent customer experience across these channels is critical for maintaining a positive brand identity.