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CSAT vs. NPS vs. CES: A Comprehensive Guide to Customer Service Metrics

NICE inContact

In a previous blog, I outlined 14 different metrics that contact centers should be tracking to improve customer experience. However, these metrics are designed to influence real-time decision making in your contact center. In this blog, I outline 3 critical customer service metrics that organizations are using to answer broader business questions including: Are my customers happy with my products and services? Are my customers willing to recommend my product or services to others?

2 Ways Internal Client Experiences are key to External CXs

One Millimeter Mindset

What is the role of internal client experiences in creating extraordinary external client experiences (CX)? Customer experience seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. Paying lip service and talking the talk is different than consistently walking the walk. With all the attention focused on acquiring and retaining customers, often the unsung heroes and heroines of this quest are located internally, within the organization.


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Who Are We Really Innovating For?

Smarter CX

Innovation still tends to be predominantly inward looking, used primarily to solve business problems and often confined to, and stifled within, siloed business units. At some point we need to ask the question: Who are we really innovating for? To realize the promised rewards, innovation can no longer remain focused on simply generating more marginally successful solutions for market share gain, productivity improvements, or shareholder returns. Innovation must now focus on the customer.

How Context Drives Great Customer Experience

Horizon CX

The following article is a guest post by Aki Merced, a Marketing Consultant with Tenfold – . Organizations know how crucial the level of customer experience is in the pursuit of business goals. Gartner’s CX study released last May reports that 75% of organizations in its global survey have already formed a dedicated CX team.

Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

CX Myth #1: The Customer Is Always Right

Experience Matters

Many common beliefs about customer experience are misguided, based on oversimplifications or a lack of consideration for real-world constraints. In this series of posts, we debunk these myths. CX Myth #1: The Customer Is Always Right What’s Wrong: Like all human beings, customers aren’t always right. They sometimes complain when the company did nothing wrong, request things that the company can not or should not provide, and periodically just make mistakes.

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Strategies for Improving Restaurant Efficiency and Guest Loyalty


Learn how to streamline your restaurant operations to improve the customer experience and drive guest loyalty

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Net Promoter Score (NPS)


You’ve got the buy-in from your company and have created a top-notch Net Promoter Score program. You’re getting your scores and the first question everyone asks is “How do we get our scores to go up?”. Here are the top five ways to increase your NPS scores: 1. Close the loop. Respond to your all of the responses in a timely manner. You can do this by setting up workflows to help scale the process.

4 Ways Building a ‘Customer Room’ Can Reshape Your Customer Experience

Customer Bliss

In today’s episode, I chat with Daniel Coullet , Senior Vice President of Customer Success and Experience, and Elizabeth Curtin , Customer Experience Practice Manager at PTC , about defining customer success, and the value of designing customer room for enhancing employee and customer experience. PTC is a B2B global software company that offers a technology platform and solutions to help companies design, manufacture, operate, and service things for a smart, connected world.

Customer Service Metrics Guide: CSAT vs. NPS vs. CES

NICE inContact

In a previous blog, I outlined 14 different metrics that contact centers should be tracking to improve customer experience. However, these metrics are designed to influence real-time decision making in your contact center. In this blog, I outline 3 critical customer service metrics that organizations are using to answer broader business questions including: Are my customers happy with my products and services? Are my customers willing to recommend my product or services to others?

How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

Learn To Drive Customer Success With Live Chat


Customers and prospects have a number of ways to reach your team with sales and support questions, but none are as effective and immediate as live chat. Live chat can be used as a customer success tool through strategic outreach and engagement or as a customer support tool by providing a live channel for customers to connect with support teams. Over the past 4 years live chat usage has grown by 400% and more and more customers expect businesses to have it.

CXObsession PDX


This is the latest in an innovative series where we drop into customer-obsessed cities to invite exciting brands to come and share an intimate night of storytelling about how they build legendary customer experiences, culture, and customer advocacy into their brands. August 1, 2018 – Customer-obsessed companies in Portland, Oregon met for a unique program. Eight stories. Seven minutes each. Portland’s most customer-obsessed brands. Here’s what happened….

Pitfalls to VOC Success


While it is not unusual for companies to implement programs that provide a method of gathering customer feedback, best practices dictate that these feedback programs should be part of an overall culture of not only listening to customers, but also following up and acting on feedback. One thing that is certain when you implement a. View Article. General

The Accidental Customer Experience


I often write my blog posts and articles whilst travelling on either a train or an aeroplane. Although I can also be found hunched over my laptop keyboard in hotel rooms at twilight hours, the confined space of a metal tube travelling at high speeds is the perfect environment for me to commit my thoughts into words.

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6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Why RPA can be the Backbone for Front End Enterprise Digital Transformation


Why RPA can be the Backbone for Front End Enterprise Digital Transformation. Today, in almost every major industry worldwide, there is a growing focus on developing a front end digital business strategy to automate operations, lower costs and improve customer service, and hence, the overall customer experience.

Journey Mapping From Coast To Coast

Kerry Bodine

Summer’s still in full swing. But our final two journey mapping bootcamps of 2018 are right around the corner. September 12 – 13 in Boston. Our signature journey mapping bootcamp is the perfect starting point for those just getting their feet wet, of for those looking for a methodology refresh. Establish a strong foundation in the concepts and methods of journey mapping and learn how to use these maps to drive action within your organization.

The Impact of Email Branding When Gathering Insightful Data


Every CX program wants to gather as much insightful data as possible. We all are asked to provide our feedback multiple times every day. One day, I decided to count how many times I was asked to provide feedback. I initially thought maybe once per day, but when I counted it, I was invited to. View Article. General

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What’s In a Name?

Think Customers

There is a discussion brewing among contact center leaders about what to call the front-line employees who handle calls and other customer interactions. Historically they have been referred to as “agents” or “representatives.” But as customer experience takes a more prominent role and these employees become more strategic, those titles don’t go far enough. Contact center employee names are beginning to change to reflect a strategic shift. A 2017 poll from Call Centre Helper poll found

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

For A Beverage Company, The Answer To ‘How To Build Brand Reputation’ Is Better Customer Service

Magellan Solutions

“We live in a world where your online reputation can be your strongest asset or your biggest liability,” a Forbes article stated. This is true as information is just a click away. Anybody can access the internet and write anything about you and your business. Now, the ultimate question is this: how to build brand reputation ? Brand reputation is pretty self-explanatory. It is how customers see your company, whether it is in the positive or negative light.

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Research For Your Next Campaign Is Not Optional

QuestionPro Audience

Did you know that you only get one shot at interviewing for an on-air position at ESPN? Applicants hold off on submitting their tape until they feel it is absolutely perfect. If you had one chance at succeeding at something, whether at work or in your personal life, why wouldn’t you collect all the data and facts to ensure the best possible outcome? We say this because there are many companies that still aren’t using market research.

CX Storytime Tale of The Anti-Social Socialite

The Upsell

What does it look like when an entrepreneur doesn’t practice what they preach? Stay tuned for a story of literary frustration, online confusion and broken promises. This is the Customer Experience Storytime Tale of… The Anti-Social Socialite The Story ACT ONE: Working in social media and customer experience… it’s exhausting. Continually looking for new books to read, The post CX Storytime Tale of The Anti-Social Socialite appeared first on The Upsell.

If Only Someone Had Told Me Sooner!

Michelli Experience

I recently heard an interview with a very successful colleague who I had the good fortune of working with, in a mastermind group as a young speaker/consultant. My colleague was asked what he wished someone had told him earlier in his career? Realizing I had been there earlier in his career, I wanted to know what I should have said to him to make his success even greater, so I listened to his answer intently.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Customer Experience Influencers You Must Follow – Part 1

Customer Guru

Customer experience (CX) is the relationship of a customer with a business at all touchpoints during the period of the customer journey. It is widely said that customer experience is the next battleground for organizations. There is no denying that it is critical to business success. But as a CX enthusiast, where do you start?

Big Idea Marketing Trends that can Transform Your Brand

QuestionPro Audience

Marketing trends come and go, sometimes as swiftly (and pitilessly) as the evening tide. Experts croon about them at the beginning of a year, and in the middle of the same year bloggers cheerfully take joy on those that fail to catch fire. It’s just not easy to catch the right trend wave. Should your company jump on the Instagram advertising bandwagon and what happened to Snapchat as the next big thing? Maybe virtual reality is not blowing up, but can’t we trust augmented reality?

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My Rock, My Story: How Irvine Company Uses a Customer Room for Employee Engagement and Accountability

Customer Bliss

In my most recent podcast episode, I interviewed Daniel Coullet and Elizabeth Curtin , CX leaders of the SaaS company, PTC , about the customer room they designed to enhance both employee and customer experience within their organization. It was a great discussion where they laid out the details of why they established the room, it’s value, and how it’s used. If you check out the post , you can see a breakdown of how they did it.

How to Drive Conversions with Pre-Sales Surveys


By asking personalized qualifying questions throughout the buyer journey, you can enhance your data and convert more leads. See how pre-sales surveys work. Articles

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Customer Perceptions of the Community Experience

Speaker: Mike Ellis, Vanilla Forums Marketing Manager

What do your customers actually want? In a land of ever-changing customer behaviors and expectations, brands need to understand the experiences customers value the most, and how these can impact their business outcomes. Join us on May 26th at 12 EDT for an in-depth discussion led by Vanilla's Marketing Manager, Mike Ellis. Mike will walk you through this research and guide you on community usage in terms of the most valued customer experience aspects.