I have nothing against Hillary Rodham Clinton, who seemed to be everywhere in the Valley this year with vendors stampeding over each other to get her to speak at their conferences. Instead of doing a “Me, Too” on HRC, we decided to stand out by placing an undiluted focus on omnichannel customer engagement for eGain World! Keynote by Ashu Roy, eGain CEO on delivering easiER customer experiences with a demonstration of a hassle-free journey of a healthcare consumer with Robert…
This was my first eGain World and as a former member of the Exony team a great opportunity to get to know the wider eGain community of customers and partners. From reactions to the keynotes (standing room only!), it was clear that omnichannel customer engagement is very high on the business agenda for a lot of the folk attending. The advantage of an event like eGain World over more conventional conferences is the strong sense of shared goals and issues….
Delivering an omnichannel platform with best-in-class collaboration, knowledge, contact center management, voice analytics is vital for customer engagement.
Search for “Sofa with foot-rest” on a furniture retailer’s website. Get asked: Were you looking for sofa with forest? Isn’t it a delightful experience – for masochists.
When it comes to knowledge technologies for customer engagement, Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) tops the list in guiding not only search but decisions and process.
You know what the link is between the ability of your contact center (and web self-service site) to solve customer problems and the rate of product returns? Knowledge management and findability.
Businesses pay a lot of attention to their supply and demand chains as they make and take products to market – and for good reason. What they often forget is the experience chain, or how the experience of in-house or partner sales and service agents (including outsourcers) affects the end-customer experience. Instead of taking a “whole-chain” approach to improving experiences, they fixate on and fix parts of the chain, only to fail or realize limited success from their experience initiatives….
Web retailers justifiably focus on reducing shopping cart abandonment. Real-time customer engagement tools like proactive offers, chat, and cobrowse can surely help here, and so can best practices outside technology. However, you need the shopping cart and the findability horse to “move” product (no pun intended) in a big way. Shoppers go through three distinct steps in their purchase process when they are on a website—find the product they need, decide or select among alternatives (including not buying), and buy….
According to research by McKinsey and PwC, among all digital initiatives, digital customer engagement is the top priority for CEOs.