If customer service plays an important role in your business, you’ve probably heard the term “cloud contact center.” But if you’ve had a premise-based contact center for years that’s operated well enough, the idea of having a contact center in the cloud might raise a few questions. Read More >
In today’s crowded marketplace, it’s harder than ever to attract new customers and build loyalty with first-time buyers. Here’s the fact: when customers have more options, price and product are not enough to differentiate you brand anymore. Customer experience has become the third differentiator, and it’s becoming more important than the other two. As customers seek enjoyable buying experiences, follow these steps to optimize customer experience at your company in the next year.
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Last updated: December 13, 2019
If your enterprise is migrating to Microsoft Teams, you can start using Dynamic E911, Microsoft’s new cloud-based E911 location tracking feature integrated in Teams, which is now generally available for all environments. With the FCC’s recent adoption of dispatchable location rules, Teams’ new location tracking feature comes at a perfect time. However, one question remains: how will your enterprise’s 911 calls and location information be routed?
Not long ago, grocery shopping happened solely in-store, and banking was done with the help of a human teller. But the internet, social media and mobile devices have dynamically changed this relationship, and consumers have come to expect much more from their brand communication. It’s crucial to know what customers want from customer service. Read More >
From small business owners to global influencers, chatbot customer service has been hyped as one of the most important customer experience solutions for businesses today. No matter what the customer is buying, be it software from an online giant or carnations from a local flower shop, a chatbot may be there to help drive the purchase. So for business owners and IT pros who want their bot to stand out, be sure to consider an NLP chatbot and conversational UI. Read More >
Last updated: January 31, 2020
Intrado applauds the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) for adopting rules to implement Kari’s Law and Section 506 of RAY BAUM’S Act during its Open Meeting on August 1, 2019. This historical milestone for 911 will help Americans reach emergency services, and allow first responders to find 911 callers, more quickly.
Even the most advanced technology may not resonate with customers. Instead, your customers want the best solution for their specific problem. That’s why customer-centric product management and customer-centric product development are so important.
In other words, you need to focus on building a great customer experience from the earliest stages of enterprise product management and at every stage after.
Adding self-service technology, like kiosks and IVR, to purchase and customer service processes has obvious benefits for meeting millennial consumer behavior. But the benefits go beyond this one demographic. From schools to corporations, you find people of all ages buried in their smartphones, looking for quick answers to simple problems. That’s why it’s so important to focus on the self-service customer experience.
Do you want to create the best experience for your customers? Do you want to thoroughly engage employees? How about increasing productivity throughout your organization? Then it may be time to rethink how you build your teams. To see results, try out an increasingly popular “disciplined agile” approach that starts the moment a team comes together by maintaining stable teams.
Directed dialog or natural language. You may not understand those two terms, but chances are pretty good you’re already using one of them when communicating with your customers. They both describe a form of interactive voice response (IVR) system, but one creates a far more conversational IVR experience. Read through the comparison below and see just what you need to know about choosing a directed dialog or natural language option.