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Artificial Intelligence: Ready for Primetime in the Contact Center


This blog is authored by Robin Gareiss, President and Founder, of Nemertes Research. Gareiss leads Nemertes Digital Transformation research.

4 Ways Social Media Reviews Can Help You Improve Customer Experience


We all remember those massive notebooks where guests and customers would leave their impressions and comments based on their experience when they’d visit a store or stay in a hotel. They were seen almost exclusively by the staff of the store/hotel in question, or by other visitors at best, when they took a moment to compare what others have experienced in the very same place. Today – it’s all out in the open.

The Customer Experience’s impact on Customer Churn


Successful companies make it a strategic priority to retain customers because they know retention has a significant impact on their bottom line.

What is a Good NPS Score?


The question of what is a good NPS score is popular among brands who value customer experience. A Net Promoter Score, or NPS, has become a necessary customer experience metric.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

To Respond or Not Respond to Customer Feedback – That is the CX Question

Kristina Evey

Customer Experience is based on customer feedback and engagement. With the presence of review sites such as Yelp, TripAdvisor, and … Read More To Respond or Not Respond to Customer Feedback – That is the CX Question. The post To Respond or Not Respond to Customer Feedback – That is the CX Question appeared first on Kristina Evey. customer complaints customer feedback

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Honor Your Customers’ Time and Their Clock

Customer Bliss

In my 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 to Segment Your Customers to Grow Revenue


While you can’t reach out to each customer individually, it’s nice when you can get as close as possible. The problem is that it’s challenging. You want to provide great customer experiences to every possible customer group, but that’s difficult to do, even with a relatively small organization.

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What is Call Quality Monitoring?

NICE Systems

“This call may be used for quality or training purposes…” Have you ever wondered about that notification when you call a business? While it’s easy to disregard, it reveals a common business practice: Call Quality Monitoring – a practice contact centers use to review and evaluate the quality of their agents’ interactions with customers. While call monitoring may be performed live at times, it isn’t feasible when there are large volumes of calls.

Five strategies to improve customer experience in telecoms


In the highly competitive telecom industry, customer experience is a critical factor in building and maintaining a competitive advantage. A recent report by Forrester takes this concept one step further by proving that improving customer experience in telecoms delivers a boost to all KPIs.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

A 3-Stage Approach to Your Company’s New Customer Experience

Customer Bliss

Are you responsible for building an entirely new customer experience path for your organization? Monica Whiting , Vice President of Customer Experience at TECO energy , shares tactics and plans to help you strategize short-term and long-term goals for CX, regardless of your industry.

6 Deep Audience Research Methods to Improve Your Targeting


Buyer personas are often created on instinct instead of data. And let’s be honest, that doesn’t improve the customer experience. In some cases, buyer personas limit you to targeting one or two types of people, ignoring the different stages of the buyer cycle entirely.

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CXone Workforce Management Enterprise: A Game Changer for Oscar Health

NICE Systems

As a fast-growing, technology-driven health insurance company with 250,000 members, Oscar Health saw that its manual scheduling and forecasting process was having an unhealthy effect on productivity and customer service. So the company turned to NICE inContact for the solution: CXone Workforce Management Enterprise. Oscar Health’s 250 agents handle more than 615,000 interactions annually, mostly inbound calls from members looking for assistance with claims, benefits and the mobile app.

3 Best Practices to Engage Your Frontline Employees


Identifying the Problems Your Customers Encounter, Is Only Half the Battle Knowing how to resolve them, however, is what really matters. Many companies, while committed to improving the customer experience, are not where they want to be with their Voice of the Customer (VoC) initiative. In particular, the frontline managers and employees who directly shape. View Article. General

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Episode 46 – Transformational Customer Experience Leadership

Kristina Evey

Shownotes… Transformational Leadership for Customer Experience Success Truly understanding and embracing the CX and EX is essential for long-lasting business … Read More Episode 46 – Transformational Customer Experience Leadership. The post Episode 46 – Transformational Customer Experience Leadership appeared first on Kristina Evey. Customer Experience Leadership Podcasting Uncategorized

Leadership Sets the Tone of the Culture


One of our Shepard Letter subscribers, who asked to remain anonymous, recently shared a story worth telling. To protect him from the backlash he’s concerned about, we’ll change his name to “protect the innocent,” as the saying goes, just in case someone from his company reads this.

7 Tips to Manage Customer Expectations

NICE Systems

Today’s customers are digitally savvy, more demanding and expect instant service. Contact centers face a constant challenge in managing customer expectations. . Here are some key customer expectations and some tips towards managing them . Save my time – Have your customers spend less time on wait times by providing a self-service option where the use case is best suited. Eg) Password reset.

What is TripAdvisor Questions and Answers?


What is TripAdvisor Questions and Answers? More than ever, travelers like to research about places before finalizing their plans. They make price comparisons. They check online reviews. They look for information on social media sites.

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

How do your clients view you today?

Integrity Solutions

Clients may not currently view you as a partner, and that’s because success in the past didn’t depend on it. But clients’ expectations have changed, with the choice being evolve or risk being left behind. By Donna Horrigan.

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Making Sense of the 2019 Marketing Technology Landscape


It seems more and more is being asked of Marketers nowadays. From content generation, social media management, even managing the Customer Experience , to name a few – it is easy to feel overwhelmed.

5 Phone Greeting Types and Tips to Maximize Your Call Center Experience

NICE Systems

Greeting customers. Aaaaah, that crucial first impression and what to do with it. Before we get started with the how, what, and why, let’s take a step back… Ask yourself, what is your sole purpose in your contact center? To make your customer happy? To drive revenue? The answer to this question should be a cornerstone to drive home the importance of the customers experience from the moment they connect with your company – over any channel! .

3 Major Ways to Improve the Customer Experience at Restaurants


The dining scene is more competitive than ever, which makes it vital to improve the customer experience at restaurants. A better customer experience means a higher customer retention rate.

Optimizing Customer Experience Data to Drive Business Success

Digital CX is an established practice. It’s time to focus on brick-and-mortar! This eBook covers the impact of CX on location-based businesses and best practices on how feedback is collected and data analytics are turned into insights that drive actionable improvements. Discover new ideas to fuel your business’s top and bottom line!

What is the Best Channel for your NPS Surveys – Email, Text or In-app?


Every business, be it a one-man band or an enterprise, is aware that proactively listening to customers and responding to their needs can translate into a huge competitive advantage.

Creating Actionable Insights from Irrational Humans

Beyond Philosophy

Whenever I talk about Customer Experience with audiences, I begin by explaining that customers do not buy things rationally. Customers buy things emotionally and then justify the purchase with logic. Irrationality and data don’t mix.

What Is a Hosted PBX (Private Branch Exchange)?

NICE Systems

PBX is an acronym for “private branch exchange”. It’s basically a way to connect phones in a business to the external public switched telephone network (PSTN) using plain old phone telephone service (POTS) lines. Originally, this was done using dedicated hardware installed within a business’ office, usually in something called the “phone closet”.

ReviewTrackers Now Available on Zapier for Easier Integrations


Using ReviewTrackers for your business just got easier. We’re happy to announce that ReviewTrackers is now available on Zapier !

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.