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Customer self-service News
May 08, 2019
Salesforce's new analytics tools for financial services follow AI advancements from IBM Watson and Acquia upgrading customer experiences in retail banking and wealth management.
April 17, 2015
Companies now see online self-service options as a must-have for customer experience strategy.
April 19, 2011
If you’re serious about boosting self-service success, the time to invest is now, the TSIA’s John Ragsdale writes in this month’s column.
August 03, 2010
Self-service doesn't mean hands-off. Successful self-service and social CRM efforts require committed employees to manage, monitor and develop content.
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Live chat enables customers to solve problems quickly and agents to multitask, but it also can be difficult to implement well and requires synchronous communication. Continue Reading
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Field service management software enables companies to manage dispersed workers and resources. These workers can gain access to schedules, work orders and customer information via mobile devices. Continue Reading
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Self-service platforms and chatbots can improve the customer experience, but they can also frustrate users. Learn what works, what doesn't and what needs improvement. Continue Reading
AI-enabled self-service platforms graduate from traditional customer support activities to more sophisticated methods of analyzing data on customer wants, needs and behavior. Continue Reading
Companies must be consistent with aligning their service offerings and strive for a high-quality customer experience regardless of channel. Continue Reading
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Contact centers have embraced and improved self-service options like conversational voice response systems and mobile websites -- but there are still some challenges with the tech. Continue Reading
Customer self-service is a low-cost way to emancipate customers from phone-queue purgatory. But it's only part of a broader customer service strategy. Continue Reading
Self-service is a version of electronic support that allows customers to access information and perform routine tasks over the Internet. More and more frequently, businesses are implementing self-service applications to improve their customer ... Continue Reading
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CX expert Scott Sachs discusses the various dilemmas posed by migrating legacy on-premises contact center platforms to the cloud. Continue Reading
Lori Bocklund gives a formula to use to calculate a combined service level from several different call centers, as well as what to consider to get the most accurate call center numbers. Continue Reading