6 factors driving contact center change

Published on: October 26, 2016
Author: Dharmesh Ghedia

With customer service being at the top of the business agenda for organizations, what are the trends that are impacting contact centers? To find out, analyst ContactBabel surveyed 216 UK contact center managers and directors. Reading through the results, six key conclusions stand out..

Falling through the gaps – email and the insurance industry

Published on: October 19, 2016
Author: Chris Eideh - North American Sales Executive

Earlier this month, we published the 2016 Eptica Insurance Multichannel Customer Experience Study, which evaluated how insurers in the US, across ten sectors are meeting the challenge of new digital channels for customer service. To do this, we researched their ability to answer routine questions on five digital channels....

7 key issues that are holding back digital transformation in insurance

Published on: October 07, 2016
Author: Chris Eideh - North American Sales Executive

Like many industries, insurance is being disrupted by digital technology. Nearly 80% of consumers want to use digital channels such as the web, email, social media and chat to interact with insurers – yet under a quarter of businesses say they are fully digital, according to Accenture. Traditional insurers face major challenges...

Digital disruption in insurance – why it is all about service

Published on: September 21, 2016
Author: Chris Eideh - North American Sales Executive

Over the past few years we’ve seen whole industries transformed thanks to digital technology. From publishing to retail to transportation, new entrants have shaken up mature markets, and unseated existing leaders through innovative business models.Recent research from Fujitsu points to insurance being next in line for digital disruption.

Balancing investment between digital and traditional customer service

Published on: September 16, 2016
Author: Derek Lewis

Many organizations are embracing digital transformation, making investments to enhance the customer experience they deliver on these digital channels, such as email, chat, the web and social media. However, new research from Accenture Strategy underlines the importance of offering a full range of channels to meet all consumer needs.

Can you afford to lose half your customers?

Published on: September 09, 2016
Author: Neil Cox - Account Manager

Recent research highlighted by customer service guru Shep Hyken demonstrates the importance of delivering an experience that meets the needs of your customers. It found that businesses in the US are losing $62 billion every year, due to people switching following poor customer service. Just under half of customers (49%) said they switched after a bad experience....

What do consumers want from brands today?

Published on: August 26, 2016
Author: Derek Lewis

Companies understand that meeting customer needs is central to business success. But it can be more difficult to find out what consumers value most when it comes to the overall experience – and what drives them to switch to rivals. New research from the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) therefore provides some vital insight - read on to find out more...

Why CEOs need to focus on customer experience

Published on: August 24, 2016
Author: Olivier Njamfa - CEO & Co-Founder

Customer experience (CX) is moving rapidly towards the top of the CEO agenda as businesses realize its importance to the bottom line. This move is being driven by a change in the relationship between customers and companies – with increased competition, digital disruption and the rise of social media, the balance of power has shifted towards the consumer.....

4 lessons from the Forrester CX Index

Published on: August 17, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Forrester has just published its 2016 US Customer Experience Index, providing an update on the state of CX across multiple sectors. Based on consumer research into how customer experience strengthens loyalty, it shows both individual company scores and how the wider economy is performing. Looking through the research, I can see four key trends for CX and customer service professionals...

Is customer service investment actually delivering?

Published on: July 27, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Despite the rising importance of customer service on both sides of the Atlantic, the UK is widely seen as lagging the United States when it comes to the experience that companies deliver. This is backed up by damning new consumer research commissioned by fixed-fee UK estate agent YOPA. It found that: 80% of Britons are frequently enraged by poor customer service...

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