Latest Contact Center Best Practices

Sep 02

Overcoming Organizational Silos for an Enhanced Customer Experience

Posted by Rachel Brink on Sep 2, 2016 9:19:08 AM
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Customer experience is quickly becoming businesses’ next competitive battleground, expected to overtake price and product as a brand’s key differentiator by 2020. And while many organizations are making CX strides within their individual departments, adopting advanced solutions (CRM, Marketing Automation, Contact Center Solution, Billing Software, etc.) and business processes to help streamline customer data management and user activities, most are still lagging as it relates to cross-departmental collaboration and communication. In fact according to a recent survey by Fast Company, 70% of organizations believe that “Silo Mentality” is the biggest organizational hurdle to improving the Customer Experience.

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Topics: customer service, CRM, customer experience

Jan 22

The 6 Most Frustrating Aspects of a Customer Service Experience

Posted by Rachel Brink on Jan 22, 2016 9:04:54 AM

As customer service continues to overtake price and product as a brand’s key differentiator, businesses are increasingly seeking out ways to streamline processes and implement a more customer-centric approach across their entire organization. And to shed light on the current state of customer service, Microsoft recently released the findings of its annual survey, “2015 Global State of Multichannel Customer Service Report”, highlighting the key communication trends taking place, as well as changing consumer expectations. What was revealed that is of key importance to service organizations are the 6 most frustrating aspects of a customer service experience—issues that can easily be mitigated or eliminated with the help of a few tools and procedures.

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Topics: customer service, call center, contact center, contact center solution, customer experience, cloud contact center solution, customer service experience, hold times, bad customer service, call center solution, frustrating customer service, improve customer service, cloud call center solution

Jun 16

The 3 Pronged Approach to Customer Journey Mapping

Posted by Rachel Brink on Jun 16, 2015 10:47:09 AM

These days, the customer experience is everything. In fact by 2020, customer service is expected to overtake price and product as a brand’s key differentiator. And according to a recent Gartner survey of senior executives, 89% of respondents plan to compete primarily on the basis of customer experience by next year.

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Topics: customer service, customer experience, customer journey

May 29

Why has customer satisfaction fallen four years in a row for call centers?

Posted by Rachel Brink on May 29, 2015 8:21:30 AM

The rise of the Internet and expansion of communication channels have given today’s consumers far greater power to explore alternative product/service options, putting customer experience at the forefront of purchasing decisions. In fact by 2020, customer experience is expected to overtake price and product as a brand’s competitive differentiator. And according to Dimension Data’s 2015 Global Contact Centre Benchmarking report, which surveyed 901 contact centers across 72 countries, 75% of contact centers recognize service as a competitive differentiator (up 18% over the past two years), and 57% say they can relate improving customer experience levels to revenue and profit growth. But despite the growing effort towards improving customer service to better meet rising consumer expectations, customer satisfaction levels have decreased for the fourth year in a row—which begs the question, where are businesses missing the mark when it comes to their service delivery?

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Topics: customer service, cloud based contact center, cloud call center, customer satisfaction, customer experience, cloud computing

May 14

Customer Service and your Contact Center: What you should know

Posted by Kristen Braun on May 14, 2015 8:52:00 AM

It has been well demonstrated that Customer Service can affect a business just as much as catchy advertising slogans or the newest innovative product. Take the new Apple watch. It has been advertised as the next big thing to the point where it’s impossible not to be aware of it. But as with any new form of innovative technology, people are bound to have general questions, troubleshooting needs, and bug issues. This is where a strong and robust customer service platform comes into play.

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Topics: customer service, crm integration, first call resolution, customer experience