Understanding customer needs and emotions is central to delivering the experience that today’s consumers demand. However, most current Voice of the Customer (VoC) programs focus on structured data, from sources controlled by the company, such as feedback surveys sent out to consumers - this ignores a goldmine of information....
Natural Language Processing
Today’s connected consumers have high expectations of the brands they deal with. They want fast access to information, through their channel of choice. No wonder that both consumers and companies are turning to online self-service systems. But many are failing to deliver – here are 6 reasons why.
Amidst all the talk of artificial intelligence, chatbots and the Internet of Things transforming the relationship between brands and consumers, it is easy to forget the vital importance of the human element to successful customer service. How can you balance both?
Despite the rise of new channels such as social media, email is still the number one digital channel for customer service, making up an average of 20.5% of incoming interactions to customer service teams. So how can organizations respond quickly, accurately and efficiently?
We live in the age of the connected consumer. Everyone understands the huge amount of time people spend on their mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets – there is even a term (Nomophobia), describing the increased anxiety we feel when we are away from our mobile. What does this mean for customer experience and customer service?
Customer experience is becoming the primary differentiator for brands, whatever industry they are operating in. At a time when competition is ever-increasing, the experience that consumers receive is central to attracting and retaining their business, and therefore to the company bottom line. It has never been easier to switch supplier – and consumers are happy to vote with their feet.
We’re now part way through National Customer Service Week (NCSW), which provides the industry in the US and UK with the chance to take stock, celebrate success and share best practice. However, as well as celebrating current successes, NCSW provides a chance to pause and to look forward - what will customer service be like in the future?
Text analytics is at the heart of successfully using Artificial Intelligence in customer experience, with Natural Language Processing (NLP) used to extract meaning from written messages. How does it work and how do you benefit from it?
When it comes to the service they receive, consumer expectations continue to rise dramatically. They want a higher quality experience and faster, more accurate service from every organization they contact, through whatever channel they choose.
The insurance sector has experienced dramatic disruption in the wake of the digital revolution, with nearly 80% of customers now preferring to purchase insurance products via digital channels according to research by Bain. How are insurers responding?