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The Importance of Customer Satisfaction

Lumoa

The importance of customer satisfaction is generally taken for granted. If you don’t have a solid understanding of why customer satisfaction is important, you risk undervaluing it. Here are five reasons why customer satisfaction is important. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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Do You Use the Right Measures for Your CX?

Beyond Philosophy

What gets measured gets managed. This oft-quoted line from Peter Drucker is more pertinent today than ever concerning Customer Experience strategy. Every marketer should measure their performance in Customer Experience to understand what drives value for customers. .

The Wall is a Myth: Getting Closer to Your Customer Through Outsourcing

BlueOcean

For brand-conscious organizations who have never outsourced before, there’s a common fear that putting your customer care in the hands of an outsourced partner effectively builds a wall between you and your customer.

How to Use Customer Data: A Guide for Customer Success Teams

Totango

As customers use your product, they generate data just by going about their daily workflow. And you would be missing out on a huge opportunity if you didn’t capture that data, analyze it, and organize it.

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How to Improve Your Customer Satisfaction Score (CSAT) Score

GetFeedback

Y ou know your customers are satisfied because the Customer Satisfaction Score (CSAT) that you see on your daily dashboard tells you as much. The score is solid. But you aren’t satisfied; you believe it could be so much better. And rightly so — it usually can be.

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DMPs, CRMs & CDPs. What Are They & Why Should You Care?

Vision Critical

There are so many acronyms in the software space and this can make it difficult to know what DMPS, CRMS, and CDPs really are, why an organization may have one or all of them, and the impact these systems can have in relation to infusing customer insights into your organization.

The Benefits of Using Celebration Alerts in CX Surveys

MaritzCX

Encouraging Customer Response by Focusing on the Positive Recent MaritzCX studies show that voice of the customer (VoC) survey respondents who are prompted to share a positive or “celebration” comment during the survey are 5 times more likely to provide feedback.

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What to Do if You Have a Poor CSAT Score

GetFeedback

“How was your day today?”—that that question is about as ordinary as they come. . It’s a basic and seemingly benign thing to say, right? But by asking that question, we get a quick sense of how someone’s day went, and we have an idea of where to take the conversation next.

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Workforce Management Basics in Today’s Contact Center: Part 1

NICE inContact

For seasoned workforce managers, predicting contact volumes and creating perfect schedules are second nature – even although, to those of us on the outside, they seem to speak a whole different contact center language!

More Than Just Data: Why Actionable Insights Matter

CloudCherry

Photo by Adam Le Sommer. Photo by Karla Vidal . There’s no question that customer experience (CX) is a data-driven discipline. After all, at the foundation of most CX programs are close-ended surveys designed to capture and analyze customer feedback.

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The Best Ways To Improve Innovation With Better Ideation & Insights

C3Centricity

One of the most frequent questions I get asked by my clients is how they can improve their innovation. . Whether they are large or small, global or local, they all want to their new products and services to be more successful.

How to Use the CSAT Metric in Your CX Program

GetFeedback

Let’s talk about customer satisfaction. . What does it really mean? Is it worth it to track? It’s time to get serious about getting satisfaction. Just like Jagger. In customer experience (CX) terms, we often dismiss Customer Satisfaction Score (CSAT) measurement as too simple.

Consumer Demands are Changing Faster than Ever. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

NICE inContact

Brands of all sizes are learning that customer experience is no longer an afterthought: it’s the heart of what consumers want, and the foundation for profits. In light of fast-changing customer demands, is your contact center keeping up? It used to be possible to win with a top product or a competitive price, but more than ever, customer experience is now top of mind for consumers — and crucial for bottom-line growth.

Don’t Make Customers Play the Service Waiting Game

Customer Bliss

In this week’s Daily Dose video, I share a short video inspired by the lessons of my most recent book, Would You Do That To Your Mother. . The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below.

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A Story of Availability, Convenience, and Consistency

Steve DiGioia

and donuts! I pulled into the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru and asked the man on the intercom if he had any glazed donuts. He said, “Sorry, we don’t have any more donuts”. WHAT? I know this was at 11 pm on a Saturday night but how can you not have any donuts? Isn’t that what you do?

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The telephone is a dying communication channel. And it’s being killed by robocalls.

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My phone rings. It’s a mobile number, and I’m expecting a call. I pick up the phone. An automated voice responds: “We are calling to inform you that the IRS has filed a lawsuit against you…”. I hang up, frustrated, and block the number. I’ve heard this same message all month long.

Consumer Demands are Changing Faster than Ever. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

NICE inContact

Brands of all sizes are learning that customer experience is no longer an afterthought: it’s the heart of what consumers want, and the foundation for profits. In light of fast-changing customer demands, is your contact center keeping up?

4 Steps to Improve Customer Experience At Your SaaS Organization

Customer Bliss

Have you just become a C-Suite leader for your B2B organization’s customer experience? Or maybe you’re looking to elevate and become a CX leader — if so, you’ll find this episode valuable.

More Than Just Data: Why Actionable Insights Matter

CloudCherry

Photo by Adam Le Sommer. Photo by Karla Vidal . There’s no question that customer experience (CX) is a data-driven discipline. After all, at the foundation of most CX programs are close-ended surveys designed to capture and analyze customer feedback.

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Winning Decisions Are Sometimes Tough Decisions

ShepHyken

I enjoy going to a baseball game. I live in St. Louis, and the fans of the St. Louis Cardinals are known throughout the sports world as being some of the best fans in all of baseball. Many fans remember Albert Pujols as one of the most skilled—not to mention beloved—members of the St.

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Empathetic Social Customer Service Means More Than Typing Sorry

NICE inContact

Ever heard the expression “don’t be sorry, just change?” Sure, you have. Nowhere is this more applicable than in social customer service. It’s easy for brands to say or type “sorry,” and that’s exactly what makes the phrase less-than-helpful for customers.

Lessons for Businesses from the First Big GDPR Fines

Vision Critical

When the GDPR came into force in 2018, one of the biggest questions on everyone’s mind was, “What will enforcement look like?” With the first major fines issued in July to British Airways and Marriott International, we now have an answer.

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The State of CX Management, 2019

Experience Matters

I’m particularly happy to announce a new research report, The State of CX Management, 2019. In the past, Temkin Group published similar research and we charged for the reports. One of the great things about now being a part of the XM Institute is that we can give it away for free. To understand the current state of customer experience (CX) management, we surveyed 212 CX professionals around the world from companies with at least $500 million in annual revenues.

The Top Five Customer Onboarding Challenges and How to Solve Them

Totango

Some people think the most important moment in the customer relationship is when they make the initial decision to purchase. But the period after the purchase, the onboarding phase , is what really establishes the customer relationship.

Gain Efficiency and Empower Agents with Cloud

NICE inContact

NICE inContact CXone call center software helps contact center managers deliver great customer experiences, engage contact center agents, and reduce costs. CXone provides unified administration that simplifies contact center management.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of August 12, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. Everyone Hates Customer Service. This Is Why. by Sharon Terlep.

The Beginner’s Guide to Product-Led Growth Metrics

Gainsight

Since the beginning of business, we’ve been on a journey to accurately evaluate and predict customer needs. For people in Product, delivering products your customers love is just one of the challenges.

Why You Should Attend Calabrio Customer Connect

Calabrio

Every year, Calabrio puts on a show with the annual customer conference. Sure, there are glitzy lights, more food than you could imagine, and swag as far as the eye can see. But at the center of Calabrio Customer Connect is the attendee experience, and this goes far deeper than swag and food. When attendees arrive in San Antonio, they’ll be treated to an unrivaled networking and learning experience.

Empathetic Social Customer Service Means More Than Typing Sorry

NICE inContact

Ever heard the expression “don’t be sorry, just change?” Sure, you have. Nowhere is this more applicable than in social customer service. It’s easy for brands to say or type “sorry,” and that’s exactly what makes the phrase less-than-helpful for customers. Everyone on social media – which is just about everyone – knows how little effort it takes to type a reply, so customers require more personalized attention when things go wrong.

Guest Blog: 7 Games to Train Your Team’s Communication Skills

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Michelle Jarsen who shares seven ways your support team can learn and practice essential communication skills. Any job that involves interacting with people requires clear communication.

Astea International Named Top Performer in the Summer 2019 FSM Software Customer Success Report

Astea

Positive customer ratings and user reviews earn Astea the Top Performer ranking from FeaturedCustomers. HORSHAM, PA (August 15, 2019) — Astea International Inc.,

The Millennial Crisis: 22% Have No Friends

The DiJulius Group

The Touch-Screen Age Today we are all living in the “Touch-Screen Age.” This includes baby boomers as well as millennial’s, for although many think of the younger generation as being the most tech savvy, virtually no one has been left out.

Workforce Management (WFM) – Using Historical Data for Contact Center Forecasting

NICE inContact

Forecasting is a critical component of a call center’s workforce management program. The accuracy of your forecast has a ripple effect on almost all performance metrics and business outcomes. A bad forecast can directly lead to under- or overstaffing, which then has cascade effects on average handle time, CSAT, labor waste… the list goes on and on! Forecasting has often been described as part science and part art, and there are many factors that impact forecast accuracy.