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Posted on June 13, 2019 by West Corporation 


Directed Dialog or Natural Language: Is Conversational IVR Right for You?

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.

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Posted on May 17, 2019 by West Corporation 


Location Accuracy: Better Locations, Faster, Saves Lives

Softphones are becoming the communication tool of choice for enterprises, and with good reason. They offer a variety of communication features that ease team collaboration, and provide users with the flexibility of working virtually anywhere. However, what would happen if someone in your organization dialed 911 from their softphone? Are you equipped with the necessary systems to locate that 911 caller and route the call, with accurate location information, to the nearest Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP)? How quickly can first responders locate an emergency in your enterprise, if that 911 call comes from a softphone?

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Posted on May 9, 2019 by West Corporation 


10 Analytics-Powered Ways Customer Experience Drives Revenue Growth

Customer experience is touted by many as the one of the most important factors for today’s businesses. But if it can’t help you attract customers and raise profits, is it really worth it? Fortunately, customer experience drives revenue growth in several ways, and you can take advantage of that fact with the help of analytics. Read More >

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Posted on April 11, 2019 by West Corporation 


Customer Experience Analytics: Definition, Examples and Benefits

Customer service is one of the most expensive and frustrating aspects for many business owners and operators. Despite your best efforts, customers still vent their frustrations on public forums, yet the source of their anger is not clear. Instead of making customer care improvements based on a customer’s impulsive Tweet or your gut feeling, there’s a better option: customer experience analytics. Read More >

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Posted on April 4, 2019 by West Corporation 


Get Vertical! FCC proposes three-meter vertical location accuracy for 80% of indoor 911 calls

By Jerry Wilke Director, Customer Team, West Safety Services

On March 15, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) initiated the rulemaking process to review vertical location accuracy requirements for wireless carriers. In the FCC’s Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Fourth FNPRM), the Commission stated that the vertical location metric will “more accurately identify the floor level for most 911 calls, reduce emergency response times, and save lives.”

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Posted on March 6, 2019 by West Corporation 


Visual IVR Demo: Mobile IVR Bridges the Customer Service Gap

Traditional interactive voice response (IVR) is still the golden standard for self-service. But it’s safe to say it doesn’t have the best reputation in the minds of many consumers. From dated interfaces to limited verbal working memory, there are many reasons a standard IVR fails, and businesses are looking for a more mobile IVR to provide results. Thankfully, a new technology has produced a workable solution: visual IVR. (And don’t miss the visual IVR demo at the bottom of the page.)

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Posted on February 20, 2019 by West Corporation 


What is Preference Management? – 11 Benefits and Best Practices

New technologies continually give customers more options to communicate with their favorite brands. Phone calls. Emails. Texting. Push notifications. Even older channels like fax. But what is preference management going to do to help manage all those channels?

To create the best customer experience (CX), you may have to support many or all of these channels. But that doesn’t mean you have to communicate with every single customer on each one. By understanding your customers’ preferences, you can save money, improve CX and discover 11 key benefits for your business. But first, what is preference management, and why do we call it that? Read More >

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Posted on January 25, 2019 by West Corporation 


4 Ways to Reduce Call Volume with SMS

Most companies want to provide good customer service, but every second someone spends on the phone costs money. But instead of trying to reduce call volume, businesses start tracking things like average call length, which leads agents to rush through calls, hurting the customer experience (CX).

Fortunately, there’s an option that both improves CX and lets you reduce call volume, and it’s located in nearly everyone’s pocket: SMS texting. Read More >

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Posted on January 7, 2019 by West Corporation 


5 Steps to Optimize Customer Experience in 2019

It’s not enough to have the best products or the best marketers anymore. Customers are looking to make connections with their brands. They want to feel like they’re cared for and that they got more than just a good deal. They’re looking for the full experience, and you can take a few steps to optimize customer experience at your company in the next year.
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