Sat.Mar 16, 2019 - Fri.Mar 22, 2019

How to Calculate Customer Experience ROI

Pointillist

By Swati Sahai The importance of calculating your customer experience ROI cannot be overstated—how will you build, measure and regularly optimize your customer experience efforts if you don’t know the return on your CX investments?

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What Do Companies with High Net Promoter Score Have in Common?

Retently

Does your company retain its customers or take them for granted? Customer retention is one of the most important aspects of growing your company, yet it’s one that many companies overlook, focusing more on acquiring new customers.

Stop Chasing Renewals: Here’s How to Keep Customers Engaged So Renewals (and More!) Will Just Come

Waypoint Group

Too busy fighting figurative fires? Upon benchmarking his native city of Boston to his adopted city of Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin wrote the famous line “…an Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure…” and instilled practices that were proven to reduce fires in the first place.

The Rise of Robo Restaurants

The DiJulius Group

[Part 1 Article] The Rise of Robo Restaurants One perhaps surprising field that has taken advantage of the shift to technology is the restaurant industry, where a shortage of available workers has driven up costs and limited the ability of some restaurants to open additional locations.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

What Does the New Customer Experience Landscape Look Like?

CXApp

Key Technologies Influencing CX Today. CX Data Digitization Innovation Thought Leadership

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The Human Experience Cycle

Experience Matters

As you think about your experience management (XM) efforts, it’s important to understand how people flow through the experiences in their lives — as customers, employees, patients, fans, citizens, students, etc. To help deepen that understanding, I’ve created a simple model, the Human Experience Cycle (HxC). As you can see in the chart below, the HxC is made up of five elements: Expectations: What a person anticipates will happen during an experience.

3 Keys to Creating Excellence in Your Customer and Employee Experience with Horst Schulze

Customer Bliss

“Don’t look at yourself, look at your customer. Be sure you have your customer in mind when you create something.

Hear Your Customers Tell Their Stories

MaritzCX

Engaging Customers with Video Many brands are now choosing to tell their stories through video, and it’s not surprising to see why. 90% of customers say video helps them make buying decisions and 64% of customers say that seeing a video makes them more likely to buy (Forbes).

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Customer Voice is More Important Than Ever—Here’s Why

GetFeedback

The customer voice, also known as Voice of the Customer (VoC) , is at the core of any successful customer experience (CX) program. It refers to the customers’ needs, wants, and expectations as it pertains to a company’s products or services.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Complexity Is An Experience Killer

Experience Matters

I just spent two days in Miami with a great group of executives who are part of the SAP CX Client Advisory Board. One of their presentations described the company’s technology transformation, and included a stream of activity around “decomplexing.” ” I loved seeing that! Complexity ends up oozing its way into all types of experiences. Complex products, prices, or processes lead to ill-prepared employees and confused customers.

Journey Mapping & Facilitation Bootcamp: May 8-9 in Chicago

Kerry Bodine

It’s the first day of spring, and we’re looking forward to enjoying a few days in our favorite Chicago season when we travel there for our Journey Mapping and Facilitation bootcamp on May 8 and 9. Day 1 mirrors that of our signature journey mapping bootcamp to help you build a strong foundation in the concepts and methods of journey mapping.

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Predicting Customer Behaviors with Artificial Intelligence

MaritzCX

Defining AI and Machine Learning for Enterprise CX The market is seeing a significant emphasis on the need for predictive solutions, ranging from machine learning capabilities to artificial intelligence (AI).

Job Satisfaction Surveys: 2 Templates for You to Use

GetFeedback

While being a customer-centric company is key for delivering great customer experience , you can’t forget about the employee experience. After all, happy employees result in happy customers. To identify the happiness level of your employees, you should use job satisfaction surveys.

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Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

10 Most Common Customer Service Complaints and How to Fix Them

Kayako

Introduction. While most customer service and support interactions are different on a day-to-day basis, there are a few scenarios and responses that come up every day.

DentalPlans.com Performance Soars with Workforce Management in its Contact Center

inContact

With more than 340,000 members nationwide, DentalPlans.com has created a fast-growing niche in dental care by marketing dental savings plans to consumers as an affordable alternative to dental insurance. The company’s 110-agent contact center is a driving force in the company’s success, accounting for $17-$18 million of the company’s annual revenue. Outbound callers generate membership sales and renewals, while customer care agents handle provider and member care.

New KPI Metrics in the Era of Self Service

TechSee

Once upon a time, measuring customer service success was straightforward. Hire some agents, train them, and use standard contact center KPIs to measure how well they perform. No longer.

Make a Survey Online That Will Delight Your Customers, Not Annoy Them

GetFeedback

If you make a survey online without giving it much thought, you’ll find that your customers won’t care for it either. In fact, they’ll probably abandon your survey halfway through or avoid taking it altogether. This reaction to poor surveys is called survey fatigue. It’s not uncommon, and chances are you’ve experienced it yourself at least once. The old school, 20-question survey is no longer acceptable — customers value their time too much.

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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.

What’s Your Plan in Case of a Service Breakdown?

Wired and Dangerous

Customers have changed! 79% of customers say they want brands to demonstrate that they care before they will consider a purchase! Made smarter by the internet, they are empowered and emboldened to accept nothing short of value. It has made them Fickle —quicker to leave if unhappy.

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Exceptional CX: The Business Case of Going from Good to Great

inContact

According to Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research, over two thirds of organizations today, and in the future, indicate customer experience as their top way to compete for customers. Let that sink in for a moment. When it comes to growing their business, these organizations are betting that customer experience is more important than product or branding. This seems counter-intuitive – but is it?

CloudCherry – Tying Financial Goals to CX Metrics

CloudCherry

“Firms will continue to regard CX as a collection of continuous improvement projects until they see an irrefutable, directly attributable connection to returns.” – Forrester, Hardwire Customer Experience 2018. This is the challenge that every CX leader needs to overcome. In order to prove their value to the company, secure the budget and buy-in they need to make changes, CX leaders must demonstrate an “irrefutable” connection to business metrics.

How to Use NPS Data to Transform the Customer Journey

GetFeedback

So you’ve decided to use an NPS (Net Promoter Score) survey to improve your brand’s customer experience (CX). You’ve decided on the distribution channels and the interactions that will trigger the survey. You’ve also made a spiffy design to present the survey, showcasing the care you put into asking the NPS question. Finally, you’ve sent out the survey and you’ve sorted your respondents into Promoters, Passives, and Detractors.

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The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

The First Key Journey Mapping Question: What is the Right Journey to Map?

Heart of the Customer

Editor’s Note: As we get ready for our book launch in May, we’re previewing the major topics. You can read more about our book at www.HowHardIsIttoBeYourCustomer.com. What differentiates a mapping program that drives action from one that doesn’t?

11 Important Websites for Insurance Reviews

ReviewTrackers

Insurance reviews have a massive impact on the industry. Our online reviews survey revealed that insurance companies have an average of 4.53 stars , meaning that the competitive landscape in the insurance world is fierce.

4 Key Strategies for Effective Customer Experience Management

Upstream Works

When we speak of Customer Experience (CX) and strategies for improving it, we need to clearly define the inherent business value.

Fake News Week Interview: Ania Korsunska on Scientific Misinformation and the Structures That Spread It

Brand Watch

Fake News Week Interview

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To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.