Collection of interviews with 10 of Australia’s most forward-thinking Customer Leaders

Throughout Covid, Matchboard has had the opportunity to interview 10 of Australia’s most forward-thinking, inspiring Customer Leaders. This collection of interviews is full of powerful learnings and tips which will inform you, challenge your thinking, and guide you in your journey towards a winning customer experience. Interviewees include Alex Huntley (Booktopia), Glen Robinson (Car Next….

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What does it cost to outsource to Fiji?

Fiji is riding a boom in interest from Australian businesses for outsourcing services. This report outlines the cost of Fiji customer service, recruiting, accounting & administrative resources. The paper also covers the cost of living and visiting Fiji, and what’s included in the cost of staff leasing companies should you wish to extend your team….

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Using AI to create an effortless customer experience – in 5 steps

In 2023, Gartner predicts 40% of customer interactions will be fully automated using AI and self-service. The key to successful AI deployments is data, which the AI learns from. Contact centres capture a wealth of data, but integration is required to incorporate data from different sources. This white paper presents 5 steps to operationalising AI,….

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What are the drivers of customer loyalty?

From the chaos of Covid has emerged a new paradigm for customer loyalty. This includes renewed value of a company’s position on social issues, particularly amongst Gen Z, as well as the increasing influence of contact centres in driving loyalty and retention. Based on two surveys of 650 customer experience professionals in ten countries, including….

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A guide to increasing contact centre agent productivity

While it may once have been seen as counter-intuitive, working from home is perceived as a way to unlock greater employee happiness and productivity. But it’s not the only way to uplift efficiencies. Managers can also leverage enhanced quality processes and training programs, outsource non-core work and deploy smart technologies. Some of the technologies covered….

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How to ensure CX is prioritised in a cost-cutting environment

This 16-page ebook presents invaluable strategies for CX leaders to prove value amidst a cost-cutting pandemic environment.  Forrester has noted that while CEOs’ top 3 focus areas are revenue growth, profit growth and stock price, “many CX professionals struggle when it comes to proving the financial benefits of their projects and justifying their positions.” This….

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2021 Global Contact Centre KPI Benchmarking Report

This KPI benchmarking report* is based on the average performance of a sample size of 2,200+ organisations around the world, from a wide range of industries. The pandemic has changed contact centre metrics across the board, and those examined include: – average talk time – average speed of answer – abandonment rate – hold time…..

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How Fiji stacks up as an outsourcing destination versus the Philippines

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….

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The case for a multi-region approach to contact centre outsourcing

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….

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Fiji: BPO paradise in a post-COVID world

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….

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Australian Contact Centre Outsourcing

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….

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A new era for automation in customer service with Conversational AI

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….

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What can go wrong in a webinar – a risk and mitigation checklist

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….

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A guide for small contact centres looking for new technology

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….

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Where to start with RPA and Intelligent Automation in contact centres

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….

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