As we come to the end of a busy 2017 it is a good time to review the year, and in particular to look at the most important developments in customer experience over the last 12 months. What were the hot topics and what were the major changes in the market? Based on the topics covered in the Eptica blog that received the most interest, we’ve put together a top 7 posts from across 2017.
The run up to Christmas is both the busiest time of year for most brands and the most stressful for consumers. So it is no surprise that consumers become more demanding of the brands that they deal with during this time. How can they cope?
We all know that today it’s vital to put customers at the heart of your business. However, there are many companies that believe in this principle, but struggle to successfully ‘live it’ in practice, day-in, day-out. How do you become more customer centric?
Noted expert on customer experience, Régine Vanheems explains the challenges that brands face when it comes to digital CX, and how technology can help overcome them.
Customers are ever-more demanding, and want fast, high quality and above all personalized service from the organizations that they deal with. For example, more than 45% of APAC customers rate personalized services among the top three aspects defining better customer experience (CX), while 70% expect organizations to treat them uniquely, according to analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
Do you really know what your customers think of the experience your business is delivering? At this year’s Gartner Customer Experience & Technologies Summit , analyst Ed Thompson explained that there is often a wide gap between what consumers expect and what companies are delivering, while outlining 10 steps to improving CX.
Neil Titcomb, Regional Sales Director Northern Europe at Eptica explains how the UK customer experience market is changing and how Eptica is working with organisations to help them transform their digital customer service.
Getting the technology right is an important aspect of delivering on your customer experience (CX) goals. But any investment in new technology will be competing against multiple other disciplines for budget and management time. Building a strong business case is therefore essential.
Using social media for customer service has been around since channels such as Facebook and Twitter first sprang to prominence. The combination of being easy to use and very public forums mean that consumers quickly understood the power it gave them to interact with brands, with the aim of getting fast, accurate responses to queries and having their problems solved.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently the hottest topic in customer experience, with brands exploring how they can use digital technology such as chatbots to deliver the fast, accurate and personalized service that consumers demand. AI will radically change how customer service teams operate, with Gartner predicting that it will disrupt the jobs of 1 million phone-based customer support agents...