An increasingly significant portion of customer service operations integrate some form of virtual assistant software – otherwise known as chatbots or virtual agents – across customer channels.. Analysts such as Gartner agree that automated conversations will be a defining technology in the future of customer engagement. This white paper* demystifies the applications, benefits and use….
Fiji is probably not the first country that would come to mind when considering options to outsource your contact centre, but this white paper* presents the case for considering it. The cost of a contact centre in Fiji is less than half Australia, Sydney is closer to Fiji than Perth, and English is almost universally spoken. The accent is….
All customer survey platforms are not equal. This white paper* looks at some of the distinguishing features of the modern survey platform used to optimise response rates in a customer service environment. Generational differences often impact channel choice – for example, senior citizens may prefer voice to SMS, while millenials may respond better to an….
This white paper* examines how call centre speech analytics can be deployed as a service with as few as 20 seats, to achieve breakthrough results. With the only requirement being a call recording capability, which most contact centres already have, analytics as a service can be deployed quickly, with no need for internal specialists or….
The case for segmenting customer data to determine the best time, frequency and method of contacting customers is a slam dunk: it results in better productivity and sales performance, and provides a more tailored customer experience. For large organisations, there are also some hidden but powerful advantages to a bespoke rather than generic approach to….
As the CMO of AirBnB says, “Amazing things happen once we listen to consumers.” Many companies have embraced Net Promoter Score and are good at asking the golden nugget question (“would you recommend us…?”), but how many are actually listening to customer comments? The sheer cost and time of reviewing and coding every customer comment….
While the outsourcing industry has flourished in areas such as I.T. and customer service, such that it’s used by 70% of companies as a strategy, only 12% of companies outsource the sales function. Sales has remained sacrosanct. This white paper argues that companies are missing out on the many benefits of sales outsourcing due to….
Call tracking software is the missing link between contact centres and marketing departments. It gives a complete view of which online marketing campaigns are succeeding not just in terms of number of calls, but also in terms of sales conversions in the call centre, right down to which keywords customers searched before they called. This….
The advent of self-service, apps and social media was supposed to dramatically reduce the size of contact centres and traffic in shopfronts. However many organisations report growth in demand and headcount to service it. This paper* explores the key reasons for “failure demand” in a multi-channel world, and 3 things we can do to address….
For companies who boast values of sustainability and “giving back to the community”, outsourcing and offshoring can present a brand conflict. A new model for outsourcing – the Community Model – solves this issue and allows companies to operate efficiently and flexibly, while making a positive contribution to local society. The model presents an opportunity….
This white paper* explores the common qualities of a good customer experience, with in-depth examples of three big brands doing it right. But in the rush to get into new markets and launch new products, even the world’s most successful companies sometimes get it wrong, and examples of this are covered as well.
Every year the goalposts are changing in social media. The Social Media Planning Guide* provides comprehensive, up-to-date advice on how to build your social strategy, with a specific focus on: trends that are affecting the landscape across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other major platforms embedding your organisation’s purpose within your social media plan – why,….
Recruitment can be the biggest driver of performance, but only if you get the right people. In this short guide*, we share a recruitment approach used to find thousands of top performers for contact centres across Australia. The same approach is applicable to recruiting any frontline service roles. Learn how to: Identify who your best….