The importance of the agent user experience to delivering customer engagement

Published on: July 07, 2014
Author: Robin Tandon - Senior Product Marketing Director

Contact centre agents are at the front line of providing customer service, acting as the public face of an organisation. It is therefore critical to give them the training, tools and information they need to deliver a superior and joined-up customer experience.However, as they have often grown in a channel-based, ad hoc manner, many contact centres struggle to integrate information from different ...

Five projects to deliver Customer Engagement

Published on: June 25, 2014
Author: Robin Tandon - Senior Product Marketing Director

Engaging with customers is one of the key challenges facing businesses today. Building and maintaining strong relationships across multiple devices and channels requires a combination of reactive and proactive processes in order to meet the needs of demanding customers.Gartner has talked extensively about the Customer Engagement Center (CEC), the replacement for the Contact Centre that it believes...

Voice, text and video – the fundamentals of all customer service channels

Published on: June 04, 2014
Author: Derek Lewis

The number of channels through which customers expect to reach you is ever-increasing. In many ways this is a positive step as it provides greater opportunity to engage with customers, solve their problems and understand their needs and motivations. However, as hard-pressed contact centre teams already know, managing the growth in channels can add to complexity and cost.‘Old’ channels ...

Gamification and how it can benefit contact centres

Published on: May 28, 2014
Author: Robin Tandon - Senior Product Marketing Director

Gamification – the use of game thinking and game mechanics to engage audiences and solve problems - is gaining traction across the world of business. According to Gartner by 2015, 40 percent of Global 1000 organisations will use gamification as the primary mechanism to transform business operations.So how does this work for the contact centre and how can operations benefit from the transform...

Smiles and Systems – why good customer experience needs both

Published on: April 04, 2014
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

Organisations can find it difficult to deliver a consistently good customer experience across every channel and every interaction. Customer expectations are constantly rising, and the growth in enquiries, often through unstructured digital channels, increases the pressure on businesses to perform, time after time.A good starting point for meeting these needs is to break the customer experience dow...

Transforming the contact centre to drive engagement

Published on: February 26, 2014
Author: Derek Lewis

Since they were first implemented contact centres have changed dramatically. Originally call centres that solely answered incoming telephone calls, they have expanded to cover multiple channels, from letters and faxes, to emails, social media and increasingly web chat.However, the speed at which new channels have emerged has caused problems within many contact centres. New systems have been added ...

How Mature Is Your CX?

Published on: January 24, 2014
Author: Derek Lewis

Offering an excellent Customer Experience (CX) is a key goal for today’s organisations. It has the potential to deliver tangible benefits such as better customer loyalty and a more efficient path to acquiring new customers.  But how far down the road are companies to delivering excellence in this area and what differentiates those doing it well from the others?IT industry analyst Forres...

The top 5 areas where linguistics delivers for customer service teams

Published on: December 11, 2013
Author: Eptica

Customer service teams face growing challenges, particularly around understanding and responding to the growing number of unstructured queries they receive through digital channels such as email, social media and the web. In previous posts we’ve explained what linguistics (the scientific study of language) is and how it re-writes the rules for successful customer service. In this article, I ...

The rise of Generation Y and what it means to the customer experience

Published on: November 22, 2013
Author: Eptica

Across the world customer satisfaction is getting worse – and younger generations are saying goodbye to the phone channel. These are just two of the headline findings from Dimension Data’s 2013/14 Global Contact Centre Benchmarking Report. The 16th edition of the report is based on a worldwide survey of 817 companies in 11 industries and 79 countries. It paints a bleak picture of ...

Africa and the future of mobile customer service

Published on: November 08, 2013
Author: Eptica

The African contact centre sector is growing fast. Both local and international businesses are now benefiting from its skilled workforce with multiple languages and strong ties to Europe. Demonstrating its expansion, Morocco now has 50,000 agents working in the industry, up from zero just a decade ago.One trend that is particularly driving customer service in the continent is the explosion in the ...

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