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Customer self-service News
November 10, 2020
Zendesk and WhatsApp team up to break bottlenecks in customer service conversations over Facebook messaging apps -- including Instagram -- by building it into Zendesk Support.
October 29, 2020
Oracle moves into vertical-specific digital experience customizations, starting with Oracle Digital Experience for Communications, with more to come.
October 20, 2020
Salesforce continues to build out Work.com as a place for broadcasting pandemic-specific employee and customer communications, as well as to enable remote work.
September 18, 2020
Oracle adds self-service features, field tech tools and call center capabilities to its CX stack in response to customers' business needs in pandemic.
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Learn how AI and automation technologies like machine learning, chatbots and NLP are transforming one-dimensional call centers into multidimensional contact centers. Continue Reading
As consumer expectations increase the need for more satisfying omnichannel engagements, the role of the contact center takes on greater importance and complexity. Continue Reading
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Contact center software buyers must consider features including data reporting, speech analytics, routing methods and AI. Learn what to look for with this guide to RFP creation. Continue Reading
AI, analytics and customer service technologies can predict behavior and secure brand loyalty, but generating impulse buys adds a new ROI wrinkle to the evolving contact center. Continue Reading
The goal for software developers training sophisticated agent-assist AI tools for contact center software platforms could be 'superbots' far smarter than today's chatbots. Continue Reading
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Measuring call center metrics and KPIs benefits organizations by showing where issues occur. Average handle time, service level and cost per call are a few metrics to start with. Continue Reading
Customer experience is key to the ROI of contact centers as they undergo changes due to AI, cloud migration and COVID-19-induced agent migration to remote workspaces. Continue Reading
When measuring contact center ROI, don't get caught up in dollar signs. Focus on CX metrics, including the length of customer calls, wait times and net promoter scores. 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