Artificial Intelligence (AI)-infused Knowledge: The Platinum Bullet for Customer Service Transformation

Telco giant speeds up agent time to competency by 100%, First-Contact Resolution by 37%, NPS by 20%, while reducing advisor training time by 43% Communication service provider improves interaction compliance 30%, FCR by 19%, and agent satisfaction by 90% Global bank reduces agent training time by 50%, agent churn to <1%, unnecessary service processes by 50%, and elevates NPS from #3 to #1, while enabling any agent to handle any call Global bank reduces training time 60%, improves FCR 36%,…

Sorry, Kaplan and Norton, you need to invent an “unbalanced scorecard” for knowledge-powered contact centers!

We understand the need for tradeoffs in performance metrics to balance the proverbial scorecard. However, there are some technologies that transform business, creating value tides that lift all “metric boats”. Contact centers/customer service organizations are no exception—here, transformation means that the contact center doesn’t have to nickel and dime in value creation, figuring out tradeoffs for one metric over another! The question, then, is what technology transforms customer service? A mammoth consumer survey that Forrester conducted on our behalf showed…

Gifts that will keep on giving in 2016 and beyond!

When the Starbucks cups changed colors, I realized we were approaching holiday season again. It is gifting time and we wanted to do something special for clients, prospects, and partners this year. No, there won’t be eGain-triggered Amazon drones coming down your chimneys to deliver gifts that you don’t always care for. These are multi-thousand dollar gifts that will keep on giving you and your organization in 2016 and beyond! Gartner’s game-changing article on knowledge management, including framework, best practices,…

Elevate customer engagement to the cloud – Part 2

What to look for in solutions Does the vendor know cloud? Many vendors have been “on-again, off-again” cloud providers, repeatedly failing to deliver their applications in the cloud. This is mainly due to the fact that their solutions had not been architected for the cloud to begin with. A key question therefore is how long has the vendor been delivering customer engagement applications in the cloud? Additionally, do they have client references? Cloud capabilities Enterprises, while adopting the cloud in…

Elevate customer engagement to the cloud – Part 1

Why cloud? Cloud-based technologies are experiencing rapid adoption in businesses of all sizes. Although within the last few years the term has changed – from “hosted” to “on-demand” to “SaaS” and now “cloud” – one thing that has not changed is the need; businesses want to deploy technologies quickly and easily whilst continuing to innovate rapidly, all the while reducing the need for hyperextended IT resources and upfront infrastructure investments. Cloud-based technologies address this need. In fact, enterprise adoption of…