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Traditional comms channels: a last resort for consumers?

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The humble telephone has been a fixture of the customer engagement experience for many decades. It’s still a hugely important piece of the puzzle, but the evolution in mindset of the younger generation means that it’s now becoming a last resort rather than a first …

Consumers increasingly comfortable with human-mimicking robots in customer service

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As advanced technologies with machine learning capabilities become more and more commonplace and the general public become more accustomed to interacting with these types of technologies and virtual assistants – such as Amazon Alexa and Google home – more organisations are looking at how they …

The customer service advancements worth paying more for

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Disruption to traditional business models in recent years has meant that today’s consumers are more demanding than ever – they expect to able to access services instantly through intuitive apps and experience great service at the same time – and, why shouldn’t they? Technological advancements …

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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As we close out another successful year, we wanted to reflect on some of our achievements and our customers’ achievements throughout 2018 – a year that saw exciting new updates and implementations.

This year, we’ve brought a number of new customers onboard and worked on some …

Younger shoppers expect improved customer service during promotional periods

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It’s no secret that the retail sector has suffered a sustained period of difficulty in recent times, with the highstreet losing some well-known and well-loved brands in 2018 and further brands dramatically downsizing. Alongside this has been uncertainty from consumers and these factors coupled together …

Aspect Customer recognised at the European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards 2018  

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We’re delighted to announce that longstanding Aspect customer, Hoist Finance was recognised as a silver winner in the ‘most effective implementation of technology’ category at the prestigious European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards for its implementation of our cloud-based contact centre software, Aspect® Via™.

The …

Shoppers see the benefits of self-service, but human interaction remains essential

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Technology is becoming ever more prevalent in our daily shopping experiences, from in-store computer screens, to chatbots in the online channel. Despite the convenience of these methods however, there remains a strong desire amongst consumers to retain a distinct human element in the customer experience.

This …

Winning the human battle needs closer attention than the technology battle

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The evolution of the customer service experience has seen the advent of a host of new ways for customers to interact with a business, with technology such as chatbots and automated self-service options becoming increasingly prevalent. While this transformation is proving to be instrumental in …