knowledge management

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

Coping with the switch from phone to digital customer service

Published on: August 03, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Everyone knows that we live in a multichannel world, but how is this impacting companies on the ground? New research by contact center analysts, Contact Babel, in the US and the UK highlights how consumer usage of channels is changing and the pressure it is putting on organizations.The study, which is based on surveys of contact center managers, suggests that:The volume of interactions for many

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 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 ...

Knowledge – the jewel in the customer service crown

Published on: May 04, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

At a time when consumers want a fast, seamless experience, knowledge is at the heart of delivering excellent customer service. For example, Forrester found that 55% of US adults say they are likely to abandon their online purchase if they can’t find a quick answer to their question. The same applies within the contact center – if they are to solve customer queries over the telephone...

Customer service lessons from the hotel sector

Published on: January 29, 2016
Author: Eptica

Since the days of coaching inns, providers of accommodation have had to focus on delivering the right customer experience to their guests. Constant competition and travelers sharing their feedback with those they encountered meant that inns could quickly gain a good reputation – or lose it just as swiftly if standards slipped.Today, the customer experience is even more vital...

What were the key customer experience topics in 2015?

Published on: January 06, 2016
Author: Olivier Njamfa - CEO & Co-Founder

As we enter 2016, I’m already seeing plenty of predictions about what the year will bring for the customer experience and customer service markets. However, before exploring some of these trends in future blog posts, I’d like to take the opportunity to review 2015 – specifically some of the most popular topics covered by the Eptica blog.Looking through the posts that had the most...

6 ways of delivering successful knowledge management projects

Published on: October 28, 2015
Author: Dharmesh Ghedia

In a more and more complex world, consumers are asking an increasing number of questions – and want fast, accurate answers, whatever channel they use to make contact on. Delivering consistent, accurate and compliant answers is at the heart of delivering the excellent customer service that they require, meaning that knowledge management has moved center stage...

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