Consumers demand fast, accurate answers to their questions, whatever the channel, meaning that knowledge management is one of the key components of the customer experience. But how good are organizations at meeting the ever-increasing demands that consumers have, around speed and transparency? To find out, the Eptica Knowledge Study surveyed consumers in the UK and France…..
Boosting fundraising through a joined-up experience - how Charities Aid Foundation is benefiting from AI
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) helps transform lives and communities by working with charities of all sizes. It is adopting Eptica’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered digital customer experience platform for all its incoming emails in order to improve the end-to-end customer experience it provides to more than 73,000 charities.
The recent storm over sharing of personal Facebook data demonstrates the importance of information protection and usage by businesses. The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to increase safeguards around consumer data, backed up by large fines. How can brands ensure that their CX meets the GDPR?
Brands understand that consumer expectations are continually rising. They know that they must keep innovating and improving if they are to differentiate their customer experience and therefore thrive. However, knowing what they need to do, and actually achieving it, are clearly very different things, as the latest Temkin Group State of CX Management 2018 report shows.
Banking, like many other sectors, is undergoing a period of disruption and change. Government legislation is committed to making it easier than ever for customers to change banks and interest rates remain low, meaning that service is a primary differentiator between companies. How are UK banks delivering when it comes to customer experience?
Amidst all the talk of artificial intelligence, chatbots and the Internet of Things transforming the relationship between brands and consumers, it is easy to forget the vital importance of the human element to successful customer service. How can you balance both?
As we come to the end of a busy 2017 it is a good time to review the year, and in particular to look at the most important developments in customer experience over the last 12 months. What were the hot topics and what were the major changes in the market? Based on the topics covered in the Eptica blog that received the most interest, we’ve put together a top 7 posts from across 2017.
How good are European companies at delivering the customer experience that consumers demand? The latest Forrester research paints a mixed picture, with companies in the UK, France and Germany all lagging behind the United States. The recently released Forrester 2017 European Customer Experience Indexes found that CX worsened in the UK and stayed poor in France.
The rapid rise of digital channels and mobile devices means it’s easier than ever for consumers to engage and ask questions of brands they want to do business with. But many companies – and even whole industry sectors - are struggling to cope with the sheer volume of customer contacts and queries, according to the 2017 Eptica Multichannel Customer Conversation Study
Thanks to the rise of digital channels, brands now possess large amounts of personal data on their customers. Protecting this sensitive information is obviously vital, and will become even more important thanks to the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).