October, 2018

How do DevOps methods accelerate CX innovation?

Cyara

This is the second of a two-part interview with Dr. Nicole Forsgren, CEO and chief scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). In the first post we dove into some insights from her latest report: Accelerate: State of DevOps.

Takeaways from CEM Asia 2018: Quantifying the Impact of CX

CloudCherry

On September 27th, I had the great pleasure of moderating a panel at CEM Asia attempting to answer the question: How do business leaders quantify the ROI of CX?

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5 Steps to Understanding Customer Needs Through Mindset Data

Smarter CX

Businesses now live in the age of “experience” Thanks to the digital revolution, so much of a brand’s bottom line now depends on customer experience because consumers have more access to information (and therefore more access to alternatives) than they’ve ever had before.

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Call Centers are the Front Line of Customer Service

inContact

Some call centers struggle to have a stellar reputation, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

Millennial Generation Customer Service – The Ultimate Guide

TechSee

A day in the life of a Millennial. Ashley rolls over, checks her Fitbit Ionic to see the quality of REM sleep she experienced last night, and reaches for her iPhone to scan her messaging apps and social networks. She tweets about her sleep quality and messages her roommate that her share of the rent has been paid with Venmo.

What Consumer Goods Companies Can Learn From Healthcare. 7 Lessons of Customer Service Excellence

C3Centricity

If you work in consumer goods you probably think you have nothing to learn from healthcare, right? After all, you have consumers in your industry name and well healthcare’s reputation is not that great. But think again.

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Ziba Design: Focus on the Internal Customer

AskNicely

We’ve got another dose of CX Obsession goodness for you today, and some good news — for our next CX Obsession event, we’re leaving our fair city of Portland and taking this show on the road! Where to, you ask? That depends on you — take our quick poll and let us know where we should head next! >

3 Business Reasons to Care About CX

Smarter CX

My daughter, Claudia, and I have a tradition when we eat ice cream at home: it’s always topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and sprinkles. One day not long ago, Claudia asked me if I’d make her a bowl of ice cream.

4 Keys To Delivering Outstanding Customer Service

Omnicus

Customer service improves customer retention and boosts your bottom line. Here’s how to win the customer service game: Customer Service Customer Experience

Why Customer Success is not Customer Experience

CloudCherry

Who owns the customer experience in your organization? When it comes to putting customer experience management into action, it’s critical to know who owns the moving pieces.

How to Optimize CX Through the Voice of the Customer

Speaker: Faith Adams, Analyst at Forrester

Join Intouch Insight and special guest, Faith Adams with Forrester Research, on November 8 at 1 PM EST and learn how you can act on VoC data

The Ultimate CX Infographic, 2018

Experience Matters

Once again, Temkin Group is publishing a new infographic as part of our CX Day celebration. Take a look at last year’s ultimate CX infographic. Here are links to download different versions of the infographic: Infographic: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf pdf format 18? poster: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf pdf format. The post The Ultimate CX Infographic, 2018 appeared first on Customer Experience Matters®. Customer experience Infographic ROI of Customer Experience

Five Low-Cost Ways To Improve Your Customer Service And Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

[Originally published in Forbes.com. The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. Here are three ways to reach Micah: email, chat, web). In honor of National Small Business Week ( #SmallBusinessWeek ), here are five highly effective, low- or no-cost ways to amp up the quality of your customer service experience.

3 Leadership Buzzwords that Exist for the Best Reasons

360Connext

Thanks to a fun report from CCW , Customer Contact Week, and some clever customer experience pros (and prose – ha ha,) there is a discussion around leadership buzzwords we should have. According to the report, the list of buzzwords is growing. And I agree.

4 Tech Trends That Broke the Field Service Mold

Smarter CX

Not so long ago, field service employees could only connect with the dispatcher, the back office, or the warehouse in a few ways: face-to-face, by phone, or by two-way radio.

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The Essentials to Scaling Your Customer Success Program

Most tech companies start with a barebone customer success ‘program’ that is reactive. As revenue grows and the go-to-market strategy is identified, founders quickly realize they need a proactive program that goes beyond basic customer services. By now the team may have a CRM program to manage customers and a basic set of steps they put the customer through. This simply isn’t enough to grow your customer relationships to their full potential value. You need a customer success program to grow quickly and to serve many through scale. This is where the right people, processes and technology come into play. Join Emilia D’Anzica, a customer success and engagement strategist, as she walks you through customer success essentials to consider as you grow your company and customer success team. During this webinar, you will learn core pillars of customer success by: Putting yourself in your customer’s shoes. Shifting your strategy to a Growth mindset. Building a scalable customer success framework. You'll walk away with actionable steps for you and your team to leverage immediately. When: November 14th at 11AM PT (2PM ET, 7PM GMT)

Why You Must Create and Sustain a Customer-Centric Culture

Beyond Philosophy

Most companies today know that putting the customer at the heart of everything they do is vital. Doing something about it, however, tends to fall into the unknown category. The fact is, improving your Customer Experience means you must also become more customer-centric.

4 Customer Experience Potholes to Avoid

Customer Bliss

In my new Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

7 Reasons Why Your VoC Program Is Not Improving Customer Experience

IntouchInsight

What is it that prevents many customer experience (CX) pros from improving CX through the VoC? Here are seven reasons

10 Customer Service Transformations That Can Overhaul Your Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

[Originally published in Forbes.com. The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. Here are three ways to reach Micah: email, chat, web). Last week, I suggested quick wins that could improve your customer service and customer experience. Today, I’m going to challenge you to go deeper.

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular, but it’s important to remember that they’re only as smart as the technology behind them. Download this Interactions LLC eBook to learn more about chatbots and how to select automated customer care technology for your company.

What Kind of Customer Experience Leader Do You Need to Be?

360Connext

The job descriptions for a customer experience leader vary between tactical analyst and strategic overlord. Defining just what a customer experience leader does can be tricky. But what’s even trickier is when you may not have customer experience or customer insights in your title.

CRM + CEM: The Perfect Pairing to Empower Frontline Agents and Uncover Predictive Insights

CloudCherry

Combining the data from a CRM and a CEM is a perfect pairing – like wine and cheese or peanut butter and jelly. Great by themselves, but amazing when combined. Together, a CRM + CEM can provide a well-rounded picture of what your customers are doing, and help to predict what they do next.

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Creating buzz to boost engagement: A Q&A with BuzzFeed’s Ashmeed Ali on getting more out of Member Hubs

Vision Critical

Pioneers of audience engagement, BuzzFeed is a business that never waits for change: they create it. For BuzzFeed, finding emotional connections to the content they create and share is?fundamental?to fundamental?to to their success.

Hire People with the Ability to Care: A #MakeMomProud Case Study

Customer Bliss

In my new Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

How Retailers Can Drive CX Excellence Through Store-Level Execution

Speaker: Jere Matthews, VP, Operations at Rutter's

Join Intouch Insight and Rutter's on October 25 at 2pm EST to learn how one of America's favorite convenience stores delivers on their brand promise.

Doing Net Promoter Score Wrong? A Look at Customer Surveys Gone Awry

AskNicely

Most companies understand that Net Promoter Score is a measure of customer loyalty and loyalty leads to customer retention and growth. Savvy business leaders work to ensure those outcomes by making Net Promoter Score a key performance indicator.

3 Ways to do More with Customer Experience Personalization

Comm100

Why amazing customer experiences matter. By 2020, customer experience (CX) will overtake price as a key product differentiator. While there are many ways to improve CX – ease of use, innovation, and speed are just a few – companies should be paying more attention to consistency and personalization.

Earn Millennial Dollars with these CX Tips for Retailers

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

The shopping habits of millennial's are a perpetual source of anxiety for retailers. Within the past week, the Economist discussed how established companies can win over these customers, and Deloitte released the results from their 2018 Millennial Survey Report.

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How CloudCherry help Credit Unions deliver amazing Member Experiences

CloudCherry

Investment in Member Experience Management has been gaining momentum over the last few years in the finance industry. Credit union executives are seeking feedback and learning to listen to the voice of their members and their needs.

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

Forecasting is no easy task. It can be difficult to schedule the right amount of agents at the right time. Download our ebook to learn how to reduce overstaffing and understaffing, lower customer wait times and improve the customer experience with proper forecasting.

How to Drive Brand Advocacy with Your Net Promoter Score (NPS) Survey

GetFeedback

In 2003, business strategist Frederick Reichheld published an article in Harvard Business Review in which he states that “the only path to profitable growth may lie in a company’s ability to get its loyal customers to become, in effect, its marketing department.”.

4 Strategies to Improve Customer Experience in the Airline Industry

Customer Bliss

Though many of us may enjoy out-of-town excursions that require a flight, we’re often a little less enthusiastic about the thought of the airport or the in-flight experience.

NPS Playbook: How Act-On Actions Customer Feedback

AskNicely

Opening the NPS Playbook: Cross-functional Customer Feedback Response Workflows. Your Net Promoter Score should never be a static number. It’s the measure of your customer loyalty and a metric that customer-obsessed companies know will help them grow — if they can make the number go up.

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For Employees, A Positive Impact Means More Than Money

Experience Matters

In our latest consumer benchmark study, we asked more than 5,000 U.S. employees what they felt was the most important thing they want to accomplish at work. The top motivator, by a very large margin, is Making a positive impact. This option was chosen three times more frequently than the next highest option, Earning a lot of money. I also examined the data by age groups. It turns out that almost all of the items are very correlated to age.

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Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

A recent Calabrio research study of more than 1,000 C-Suite executives has revealed leaders are missing a key data stream – voice of the customer data. Download the report to learn how executives can find and use VoC data to make more informed business decisions.