Customer Engagement Centers Rally the Enterprise Around Customer Service

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Nearly everyone can relate to the experience of calling a business, navigating a phone tree for several minutes and then having to repeat that information back to an agent. Some experiences can be even more frustrating if the issue is not resolved or if you …

Building a Customer Engagement Center Business Case: 6 Key Outcomes

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Customer engagement is linked to revenue. We’ve seen this correlation recurring everywhere customer experience is studied, from executive-level surveys to the voice of the consumer. A 2016 report from Microsoft found that across all customer groups surveyed, 60% of people have stopped doing business with …

Savings and Service Should Not be an Either/Or Proposition in the Contact Center

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In a recent New York Times article, author Kate Murphy disclosed an unsettling trend occurring now in the contact center industry: Many organizations are wittingly institutionalizing poor customer service to cut costs or monetize support. 

She cited an International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) survey in which …

How we deployed Edward the SMS chatbot on Amazon Echo in 30 Minutes

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A few weeks ago, I introduced you to Edward. Weeks later, we are still being approached from analysts, customers, partners, other vendors, who all want to hear more about this exciting project. It is still very early, but seeing the first guests interact with it …