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Customer Service – The Social Way

Customer service is changing rapidly and fundamentally. In their private life, Millennials and Gen Z have long since abandoned outdated ways of communicating with each other – today, “the screen” is the place to be (and interact), whether it’s Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter or any other social network. Social media is literally revolutionizing the way people live and interact – as per October 2019, there were over 3.7 billion active social media users worldwide.

What You Need to Know About Omnichannel

Today’s customers expect omnichannel customer service. But what really does that mean? How is omnichannel customer service different from (or: better than?) multichannel customer service? Here’s the basics on what’s what between “multi” and “omni” – and why you should care. Looking at year-over-year industry statistics from the yearly Dimension Data Customer Experience Benchmarking, the […]
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5 Surefire Signs You Should Review Your IVR System

Time takes its toll on your IVR system, just like on everything else. It is good practice for any contact center and IVR, regardless of whether it’s simple or complex, DTMF or ASR, front-end data collection or full AI-driven self-service, to conduct regular reviews. However, customer needs or business requirements may not wait for your next scheduled...
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Advanced Chat for CXone: All That and More

Of all the communications channels, the web chat channel is quickly emerging as the leader in customer satisfaction and as a channel that improves agent efficiency, productivity and engagement. A growing body of research, as well as companies’ experiences with the chat channel bear out chat’s many benefits. In our webinar, Boost Contact Center KPIs with...
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WebHelp and Swedish Rail — Customer Experience on the Right Track

NICE inContact research confirms this trend: Agent-assisted digital channels are gaining ground, with the largest growth in the agent-assisted web chat. SMS and mobile apps also have made gains, though less than chat channels (find more details here). Companies face growing customer expectations — they want a true omnichannel experience supporting more and more digital channels. At the...

What is an IVR (Interactive Voice Response)

At the simplest level, an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) is an automated interface that allows you to interact with callers to gather data, and potentially resolve an issue without having to direct that caller to an agent. For example, if they just want to know their account balance.    Before I go deeper into WHAT an IVR is, I think we...