There’s a reason why the first question 911 call takers typically ask callers is, “Where is your emergency?” Quickly identifying a caller’s location is critical. It allows for rescue personnel to be dispatched rapidly to the scene of an emergency. Most 911 callers don’t realize how challenging it can be for dispatchers to determine their location. If calling from home, callers may assume 911 call takers already have the location information. Read More >
The enterprise working environment is changing rapidly due to the global health situation surrounding Coronavirus. Companies are asking employees to ban non-essential travel, meet customers and internal stakeholders via video collaboration platforms and, in some drastic cases, to work from home. 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.
Unless you’ve been in a digital detox for most of 2018, you may have noticed an increase in industry buzz around wireless 911 location technology, particularly in recent weeks.
Years ago, it used to be that the design of an IR website was pretty far down on the priorities list. Providers and clients alike focused almost entirely on meeting regulatory requirements, populating the right content, and ensuring that shareholders and potential investors could grab what they needed quickly and move on. There was a standard formula for the IR Homepage in particular which nearly always included left hand side bar navigation, share price front and center, and a long (read: uninspiring) paragraph of text about the company. Job done, right?
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West is proud to announce that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. West joins the ranks of many other major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
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This Veterans Day, we would like to pause to honor our United States Military veterans. Many among us here at West have answered the call to serve in the armed forces and have committed themselves to the values of duty, honor and country. We thank you for your patriotism and willingness to defend the freedoms we enjoy.
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Utility customers not only crave solutions for more reliable communication, but desperately need them. So when Hurricane Matthew tracked across Florida, a major utility partnered with West to provide the instant peace-of-mind their customers sought. Determined to keep customers in-the-know throughout Matthew’s entire lifecycle, they employed a number of communication strategies to ensure every customer’s voice was heard. When all was said and done, they successfully automated around 34,000 inbound calls, placed 2.3 million proactive outbound calls and saved $1 million along the way.
Picture this: you’re just getting home from a tasty meal at the pizza joint your friend has been pestering you to check out. The food was of high quality, the customer service was friendly and the entire experience came at a good value. Overall, you are a satisfied customer.
Unfortunately for the pizza shop, your satisfaction never materializes into loyalty. It was kind of a far drive, and honestly, you already have your go-to spot. Your split decision to likely never return is a prime example of the fact that customer satisfaction does not equal customer loyalty. Read More >
By Doug Thompson, Director of Product Management and Development, West Interactive
The customer service formula of yesteryear fades further into obscurity every day. Wait for a customer to become agitated, take their call, and then play damage-control. This didn’t jibe with customers even when landlines were the norm, and it’s simply unacceptable now — especially while Joe Schmo compares his interaction with an electric company to Zappos’ swiftness earlier in the week.
We get it: In an industry where unforgiving circumstances dictate all, creating a consistently rewarding customer experience can feel a lot like bailing water out of a sinking ship. Read More >