If you haven’t heard, there’s a new kid on the block in the contact centre world, and it’s name is Amazon. Perhaps it’s no surprise that the world’s most customer-obsessed company has brought to market Amazon Connect – the very same platform Amazon uses internally to power millions of customer conversations. Here are your questions….
Customer feedback systems are evolving rapidly, from static single-channel surveys to multi-channel customer engagement platforms, offering rich analytics. Here’s what to look out for if your company is in the market in the next year. Core features and functions Mid-to-large companies should have a checklist of “must-haves” when evaluating a new feedback platform, and it’s….
We asked contact centre providers in the Philippines to share with us their “surprising facts”. Here’s what they said. Many call centre workers travel for hours from the provinces each day to work in the city as the jobs are much better paying than jobs available in the provinces. “Mid to large-size contact centres are by law….
A new year brings opportunities for new partnerships. Maybe you’re not happy with your incumbent, or your in-house model is not working…or perhaps you have an exciting new offering, and want to partner with a vendor to support your growth. No matter which category you fall into, we recommend supplementing an RFP process with a….
Australians may think of New Zealand as their little sibling, but there are big benefits which Aussie businesses can gain from outsourcing across the Tasman. Let’s look at the top 10 benefits relevant to two specific areas of outsourcing: contact centres and shared services. 20-25% Cost Savings Aside from exchange rates, which go up and….
Behavioural economics tells us that people will pay a premium for something once they are certain it will deliver what they want. It’s no wonder then that outcome based pricing components are popping up in contracts for services ranging from outsourcing and consulting through to technology and marketing. Let’s look at each of these service categories and how suppliers can assume or….
What is insourcing? Insourcing is where a third party manages a business function, such as a contact centre or accounting, at your facility. In other words, it’s a blend of the inhouse and outsource operating models. The third party – typically a BPO – provides: recruiting some or most training management of staff best practice sales, service or back….
Consider this statistic: there will be 20 billion mobile devices by 2020 (The Economist). Roughly 2 million apps are now on iTunes and Google Play. If one of these is not yours, then maybe it’s time to consider getting some “App Appeal”! Here are our top 10 reasons to build a mobile app for your business…..
Looking to expand your B2B Social Media marketing organically, but not sure of the approach? Breaking the tasks into bite-size chunks will make it less daunting and reduce errors. Here are the steps you need to take. Articulate your goals Goals should contribute directly or indirectly to your business plan, for example, to: drive revenue….
If you’ve decided you want to stand out from the crowd with a differentiated customer service offering, read on – we hope at least one of these ideas will resonate and make your customers (and your boss) love you! Hire right One of the easiest ways to differentiate your customer service is with frontline contact….
With around 2 million members, REST is among Australia’s largest superannuation funds by membership. When it comes to customer experience, REST is also one of the industry’s most progressive. We speak to Beth Parkin, GM of Customer Service, about REST’s award-winning CX strategy. Would you describe the superannuation industry as CX leaders or laggards? As….
When most people hear about bots in contact centres, they think chatbots. These are the customer-facing bots that automate online conversations and give customers answers to their questions. However there’s another type of robot which can be deployed in contact centres, just “behind the scenes”! This is known as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and is….
Business process outsourcing companies, otherwise known as BPOs, feature prominently in the operational blueprint of nearly every major organisation. But where do you find the right BPO partner for your business? Location Since there are tens of thousands of bpo companies around the world, one of the first places to start in finding your perfect match….
While there are many reports from analysts on the global BPO industry, there is a paucity of data around the Australian market. Matchboard analysed outsourcing requests received on its platform from Australian users, comparing data from 2015 and 2016. Here are the results. Click to see page 2 of our infographic, focusing on BPO location trends in the Australian market…..
With the rise of customer experience as a boardroom imperative, Australian companies have embraced the concept of “journey mapping” to experience both the pleasure and pain of what it’s like to be a customer. Developing a journey map involves laying out the experience a customer has with a company across multiple interactions or touchpoints, all….