The number of predictions and speculations about Artificial Intelligence (AI) replacing human workers in the contact centre is countless. But what percentage of truth is actually held in these? Susannah Richardson, mplsystems’ Market Research Director, explains that while there is weighting behind such statements, it is important to contextualise technology advancements within the customer service sector. Continue reading Integrating AI technology alongside your contact centre workforce
Everyone agrees that customer experience is the new marketing, but exactly how do you measure customer engagement and success in this digitally transformed world? Andy Moore, Marketing Director of Opinion8, looks at how the best performing companies actively seek out the opinions of customers and take action on those findings… Continue reading Customer engagement practices that will dramatically improve your business
Guest Post by Thomas Rødseth at Intelecom, shares his top tips for making web chat work and what you need to consider before taking the plunge… Continue reading Six Practical Steps to Make Web Chat work for you
Usain Bolt ran 100m in 9.58 seconds. This world record made him a household name sparking global media interest. This news required little translation, it spoke clearly to everyone. As it turns out, people like ‘fast’, especially in terms of customer communications. In the age of digital technology, waiting patiently for a response no longer feels acceptable. Customers want rapid, yet tactile, communication in their own language. Continue reading Speaking your customer’s language
Tom Goodmanson, President and CEO of Calabrio discusses why more and more companies are realising that the key to return customers is happy employees… Continue reading Happy employees equal happy customers
Guest Post by Kieran Mullins, Business Development Manager Enghouse Interactive Continue reading “Keeping Trading Companies Compliant” – How Management Information Software Can Help Tackle Market Abuse
Thomas Rodseth, VP of Product & Marketing at Intelecom explains the options when it comes to intelligent assistance… Sometimes a technology takes an age to go mainstream. Other times it appears to arrive like a thunderbolt out of nowhere. Bots chose the high impact option when they arrived in Q1 2016. By mid-summer they were sliding down Gartner’s famous trough of disillusionment accused of being over hyped and inadequate in meeting expectations for the human touch. Continue reading The Truth about Self Service, Bots & Intelligent Assistance
By Martin Ellingham, Respond Product Manager… The internet is big business. Of course, you knew that already. Most companies in 2017 choose to have an internet presence and to use appropriate keywords to attract footfall to their websites where they can hook customers with special online deals. That’s good news. But do you really know the extent of the internet’s reach and have you fully appreciated what that could mean in terms of customer service? Continue reading Your customers are already talking about you on social media: are you engaging them or knowingly ignoring them?
Webhelp’s global head of R&D, Dave Pattman, looks at how and why companies can and should get involved in the use of AI and robotics… For the past decade we have heard bold predictions about how artificial intelligence (AI) and robots will transform all aspects of our lives. And indeed, what once seemed science fiction is rapidly becoming science fact. Driverless vehicles are taking to the road and we speak to devices that seem to understand us and respond appropriately. Continue reading Is the Internet of Things Already the Internet of Everything?
It’s all about change. Change is happening in the way we communicate, in the way we work, in the way we do business. As a contact centre professional, how do you bring together employees, customers and corporate demands to run the contact centre in an efficient, productive, engaging way to satisfy all constituents? Continue reading New Report – The State of WFM in Contact Centres – 2017