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3 myths of visual ivr

Today, with over 1 billion smart phones users worldwide and growing, regular voice phone calls are slowly being replaced in favor of Visual IVR, a communication channel that transfers the existing IVR technology onto the customers’ phone screens, and enables users to leverage their devices for digital customer service on the go. However, despite its many advantages, there are still a few common myths regarding Visual IVR customer service solutions that need to be put to rest. Let’s take a look:

rapid and easy authentication is to be expected with visual ivr

Authentication is critical to security, so it is fortunate to note that when it comes to identifying customers, most automated customer service systems are able to authenticate the consumer. Authentication, of course, is not only beneficial for security purposes, it also helps to improve the personalization of the experience a customer receives.

using robotic process automation to reduce agent churn

Using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to Reduce Agent Churn

The increasing levels of technology being adopted into the contact center may leave some agents fearing for their jobs, but RPA will only benefit them in the long run.

digital humanism in the customer experience

Today, one of the main expectations regarding the customer experience is its level of personalization. However, often personalization in customer service solutions is merely a simulation of personalization, and a poor one at that. Despite the attempt to replicate the personal experiences shoppers used to experience when interacting with “mom and pop” shops, often times large organizations are simply unable to provide the same personal experience we used to receive.

Digital IVR The New Front Lines of Digital Customer Service

As the nature of customer service is quickly evolving, new channels of communications i.e. web, mobile and social, have raised the bar of customer expectations, and delivering an exceptional experience has become critical to business success. According to a report, 33% of overall caller satisfaction today is determined by the IVR experience. However, despite companies investing considerable time and money in researching and developing the most optimized IVR technology for the best customer experience possible, it is mostly failing. Luckily, a new form of IVR is emerging that is changing the landscape of customer service. Let’s take a look:

Why is Customer Service so Drawn to Personalization

There is a definite shift towards a more personalized means of servicing the customer, an approach that offers benefits to both the organization and their clients.

5 important metrics for call center success

Today, as more and more brands are chosen based on whether the overall customer experience matches their expectations, metrics are essential to help make sure call center protocol is in line with these expectations. However, at the same time, not every metric can be solely customer-centric as there are operational costs and other business needs that must be factored in. With that in mind, here are five critical metrics for call center success today:

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Can you reduce AHT without damaging customer satisfaction?

It is well known that metrics have an important role in the success of any call center. Perhaps none more so, regardless of the communication channel, than the Average Handle Time (AHT), which is essentially a management tool to assess how quickly employees are assisting customers.

has digital transformation gone the way of a google adwords campaign

The digital transformation landscape is already crowded and becoming even more so every day. We have industry digital veterans (like eGain, LivePerson, Creative Virtual & [24]7) providing VA, chat and co-browsing competing against traditional mainstream telephony & contact centre providers (like Cisco, Avaya and Genesys) who are adding digital offerings to their existing product suite. But every other day another start-up seems to appear on the landscape trying to sell the latest and greatest digital solution.

The digital customer maturity index chart

The Digital Customer Maturity Index

Organizations are at differing levels of ‘digital CX maturity’ – that is, the availability of digital channels, the integration of digital channels, the adoption by customers of digital channels and the overall customer experience on digital remains varied from organization to organization.