Executive Talk: JoAnn Morency, NECCF and Commerce Bank

JoAnn Morency is a founding board member for the NECCF (NorthEast Contact Center Forum), and Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking at Commerce Bank. In this Executive Talk session, JoAnn tells me...
First Steps on the Contact Center Omnichannel Journey

Omnichannel Strategy: Start with the Right Internal Resources

Delivering a consistent customer experience across channels requires integration and collaboration across functions. Our omnichannel series continues with a look at internal resources that can help you to successfully connect the touchpoints and engagement...
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Inside View: UPMC Health Plan

Guests of high-end hotels have come to expect over-the-top service from concierge staff. These well-trained individuals tap into their extensive knowledge of local services and providers to ensure that guests feel welcome and comfortable,...
Using Customer Journey Mapping to Collect Customer Service Feedback

Customer Experience: Collecting Meaningful Feedback

As many of the discussions at Engage 2015, Verint's Global Customer Conference, highlighted, analytics provides valuable insights into customers’ needs and expectations. To really delve into the “why” behind their actions, it can be...
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, the important first steps to take on your journey, and...
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 strategies, best practices and lessons learned on the journey to...
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 omnichannel, as well as the important first steps to take...
First Steps on the Contact Center Omnichannel Journey

First Steps on the Omnichannel Journey

In an earlier post, we shared some of the top challenges that contact centers face when transitioning from a multichannel approach to an omnichannel strategy. These include defining what omnichannel is and how it...
Create a Branded Customer Service Experience in Your Call Center

Create a Branded Service Experience

Companies spend millions each year on marketing and advertising to distinguish their products from their competitors. Yet after spending their time and resources to create very specific perceptions and expectations about their brand’s unique...
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 experience—one that is seamless and personalized, even when switching channels. What...
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 designers, and stage manager all work closely together to ensure...
Call Center Agent Appreciation

”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 need to improve the empathy skills of my agents. Where...
Map Your Customer’s Journey

Map Your Customer’s Journey

Today’s customers own multiple technology devices and use them to interact with companies and brands like never before. People’s preference for—and reliance on—technology to perform everything from initial research to the final transaction means...
Co-Create-Experience

Co-Create an Experience that Customers Value

What is often missing during the development of the customer experience strategy is the main element: the customer. Making assumptions about what customers value generally leads to poor decision-making and costly mistakes. Instead of...
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