Author Q and A

Author Q&A: Backstage at the Customer Experience

A successful theater production requires precise timing and teamwork from the players both onstage and backstage. The stage crew, director, choreographer, costume and set...
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Inside View: Ciena Corporation

Most organizations take an inside-out approach when it comes to customer management strategies. They measure performance and base decisions largely on internal benchmarks and...
Omnichannel: Tracking the Customer Experience

Omnichannel: Tracking the Customer Experience

So far, in our omnichannel series, we looked at the top challenges that contact centers face when transitioning their strategy from multichannel to omnichannel,...
On the Road to Customer-Centricity in the Contact Center

Where Is Your Company On the Road to Customer-Centricity?

In recent years, a growing number of organizations have demonstrated progress toward becoming more customer-centric. For some, the transformation that began as conversations in...
Omnichannel Strategy: How to Identify and Prioritize Customer Channels

Omnichannel Strategy: How to Identify and Prioritize Customer Channels

Last month, we shared insights from industry solutions providers about the top challenges that contact centers face when transitioning their strategy from multichannel to...
Moment of Truth in the Contact Center

The Moment of Truth

My flight just got canceled, and I have to make it home tonight to attend my daughter’s holiday dance recital. Or maybe, after 17...
Evolving from multi- to omnichannel call centers

Top Challenges When Evolving from Multi- to Omnichannel

While many organizations are currently providing multichannel customer service, few as yet have evolved their strategy and systems to deliver a true omnichannel customer...
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Inside View: Moni Smart Security

The home security market has undergone a considerable evolution in recent years. The emergence of smart home technology has introduced a variety of new...
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Inside View: HomeServe USA

In recent years, some service providers have subscribed to the theory that companies should strive to provide a level of customer service that is...
Contact Center Analytics in Action: Using VoC to Create a Better Experience

Analytics in Action: Using VoC Data to Create a Better Experience

Last month, some 1,200-plus contact center and operations leaders gathered in Las Vegas for Engage 2015—The Verint Systems Global Customer Conference, where they shared...
Map Your Customer’s Journey

Design a Service Experience That Differentiates

Experiences matter. Experiences are journeys. Journeys are designed. So say Thomas A. Stewart and Patricia O’Connell, authors of the new book, Woo, Wow and...
Call Center Empathy

”My Husband Just Died“: What Will Your Agents Do Next?

While sitting on the panel during a town hall meeting of contact center leaders, I was asked by Mary, one of the attendees, “I...