Knowledge base

Balancing investment between digital and traditional customer service

Published on: September 16, 2016
Author: Derek Lewis

Many organizations are embracing digital transformation, making investments to enhance the customer experience they deliver on these digital channels, such as email, chat, the web and social media. However, new research from Accenture Strategy underlines the importance of offering a full range of channels to meet all consumer needs.

Getting ready for Christmas – 5 areas for retailers to focus on

Published on: September 14, 2016
Author: Anne-Merete Jensen - Senior Business Consultant

It may seem like a long time in the future for consumers, but as every retailer knows Christmas is coming – fast. Now is the period for finalizing plans and ensuring that the vital holiday season goes as well as possible. Customer service and the experience you offer consumers is a critical part of this, so what should companies be doing NOW to ready themselves?

Why email is more important than ever for customer service

Published on: August 19, 2016
Author: Neil Cox - Account Manager

While it is widely considered a mature channel, email is becoming more, not less important when it comes to customer service. Consumers value its ease of use and full audit trail, while the rise of mobile makes it even faster and simpler to contact companies using email. Expectations are high – customers demand fast, high quality responses that answer their questions. This puts a strain on...

Delivering the benefits of knowledge management in customer service

Published on: August 12, 2016
Author: Dharmesh Ghedia

Over the past month I’ve focused on the importance of knowledge management within customer service, looking at the challenges that need to be overcome, and the skills that a knowledge manager needs to succeed.In this post I’m going to look at the end result – the benefits that leading organizations have achieved by centralizing knowledge and making it available to their agents...

7 ways to harness chat for improved customer service

Published on: August 05, 2016
Author: Gokcen Onur - Technical Project Manager

Chat is amongst the fastest growing channels for customer service. This is because it delivers major benefits to both consumers and companies. Consumers love its ease of use and ability it gives them to hold real-time conversations with brands, and therefore get faster responses to their queries. Companies like the fact that is more efficient than the telephone, as agents can simultaneously chat

The importance of the Knowledge Manager to customer service success

Published on: July 29, 2016
Author: Dharmesh Ghedia

In my previous blog I outlined how important knowledge is to successfully deliver customer service and how to overcome the challenges of creating a centralized, multichannel knowledge base.Ensuring that knowledge powers your customer service isn’t just about technology – and certainly doesn’t stop when your knowledge base goes live. You need to make knowledge a strategic priority

Overcoming the challenges of digital customer service

Published on: July 13, 2016
Author: Angus Prentice - Senior Sales Manager

The rise of digital channels is radically changing how businesses operate and interact with customers, increasing competition and driving transformation of their operations. The insurance industry is the perfect example – it is moving from a model where customer interactions are by phone or letter to one that is overwhelmingly driven by digital conversations. Competition is...

Understanding 6 key trends in UK customer service

Published on: July 06, 2016
Author: Steve Nattress

Customers are increasingly demanding about the levels of service that they receive from brands. Given this pressure, along with the need to operate as efficiently as possible, how are contact centers evolving to meet changing needs? Providing a view into the industry, the UK Contact Centre Decision-Makers’ Guide from analysts Contact Babel provides a rich and detailed picture of...

Is a lack of consistency letting your customer service down?

Published on: June 29, 2016
Author: Neil Cox - Account Manager

Consistency is an essential part of customer service and the overall experience. Failing to provide the same level of service, and consistent information across multiple channels annoys customers and is bad for company efficiency and brand reputation.Customers want to get consistent and accurate information and answers from a brand, whichever channel they use to make contact. At the same time they...

Overcoming the knowledge challenges in customer experience

Published on: June 22, 2016
Author: Dharmesh Ghedia

In today’s fast moving economy, businesses rely on knowledge in all formats to drive their operations. In this digital world we know more and more about our customers and their needs, and successful organizations use this to deliver an improved, consistent and faster customer experience that builds customer satisfaction, loyalty and increases revenues.However, creating a ...

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