When considering setting up a team offshore, most Australian businesses think of the Philippines as their only choice. Fiji, however, is a compelling alternative for a wide range of services, from accounting and HR support to lead generation and customer service. This white paper*, particularly useful for small and mid-size businesses, draws a comparison between….
With the pandemic and catastrophic weather events, 2020 was a wake-up call to companies offshoring, with the lesson being: don’t put all your eggs in one basket. This white paper makes the case for a new model for Australian businesses that use outsourcing, offering greater operational flexibility and redundancy for business continuity purposes, while not….
The island paradise of Fiji has come through COVID-19 largely unscathed and is ready to leverage its many natural advantages – customer service DNA from tourism, massive government backing and business incentives, dream location and time zone, superb modern infrastructure, and well educated workforce – to build its already booming BPO sector. In this white….
When two of the world’s biggest destinations for contact centre outsourcing were forced into lockdown, Australian businesses were exposed with a massive shortage in resources to help customers – just in their time of greatest need. The move to bring work back onshore was swift, as local contact centres were able to hire and adapt….
Gartner predicts that by 2023, 20% of customer service interactions will be handled by Conversational AI. Conversational AI automates conversations between customers and organisations over apps, webchat and voice, using chatbots or voicebots. It mimics the nuance of human conversation to give the customer the impression they are talking to a person. In this white….
Since COVID-19, the way prospects and customers find and consume content has changed. Webinars have skyrocketed in importance for building industry relationships, generating leads and distributing valuable information. The best webinars are an interactive way to deliver value and engage contacts. Yet, if you don’t show you mean business with adequate preparation, you may fall….
If you’re an SME (small or medium enterprise) with a sub 50-seat contact centre, your technology needs and business priorities will be quite different to large enterprise. This short guide* is a must read for any small contact centre thinking about buying new technology. Topics covered include: 1. defining priorities (eg. reducing cost or call….
What is the difference between Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Intelligent Automation (IA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)? This white paper* offers clear definitions, then presents the compelling case for 6 different automation opportunities in the multi-channel contact centre. These include: – Chatbot transition to live agent – Visual self-service through mobile navigation – Identifying customers using….
Video has long been embraced in the conferencing and communications sector, yet not widely adopted in the customer service arena. Video offers the opportunity to engage more deeply with customers, solve their problems faster, and cross-sell more effectively – it is the new customer engagement channel to watch in 2021. This white paper* demonstrates how….
Through technology, we can now provide fast, efficient and personalised service, gain deep insights into what our customers think and feel, and spoil our customers with a choice of interaction channels, from the contact centre to self-service and co-browsing. Matchboard’s Ultimate Guide to Technology for Contact Centres and Customer Experience (2021 edition) provides a succinct….
In the era of customer experience, understanding your company’s customers is key for a sustainable business. Measuring your customer’s voice is essential to gaining insights on what you are doing well, not so well, what your customers think of your brand and what you could be doing to delight them. Developing a Voice of Customer….
Contact centre leaders are grappling with a rapidly changing environment where technology is encroaching on a traditionally people-centric function. This guide* sets out 7 key actions leaders can take to create harmony between their human talent and digital initiatives for customer service. Topics covered include: the trend towards recruiting for soft skills rather than product….
No business is perfect. In situations of a “stuff-up”, how a company manages emotional or unhappy customers says a lot. Whether it’s an online banking system going down or an overseas flight being cancelled, customer impacts are inevitable. The good news is that these impacts can be minimised if the right processes and procedures are….
Attrition, absenteeism, productivity and employee engagement: these challenges faced by contact centres are not new. What is new is the trend towards gamification as a path to addressing the challenges. “Gamification” may sound fun – and it is for those on the frontline – however for businesses it is used to achieve serious business impact. This….
In a financial services environment, the conduct of contact centre and retail staff is potentially the biggest factor in customers being sold products they don’t want, cannot afford or do not understand. The Royal Commission has given a sense of urgency to companies to monitor for misconduct and, as far as possible, prevent it from….