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17 Sep Why You (and Your Agents) Need Natural Language IVR

By: Jason Domsky

Traditional interactive voice response (IVR) systems have many flaws. First, callers are restricted to selecting from the choices the system gives them, which are necessarily limited. In order to interact with a traditional IVR system, customers must work through a series of menus, which many of them find frustrating.

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13 Sep Customer Service Secret Sauce: Guiding Customers

By: Chad Wright

I recently read an incredible blog post by Lauren McDonald at HeyWire. (And I would recommend that you take a few minutes and read her comments on comparing support channels to the Olympics and awarding the text channel the "gold medal." I'll wait.)

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19 Aug Customer Care Strategy: Value Your Customer’s Time

By: Chad Wright

Whether your strategic direction involves improving metrics like NPS (Net Promoter Score) and CSAT (Customer Satisfaction) or reducing overall costs, a key element involves demonstrating that you value a customer’s time.

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17 Jul Yes, Voice Communication Still Has a Place

By: Suresh Gursahaney

Is voice communication dead? 

I was pondering that very question last week while sitting on the beach watching my kids texting and playing on Instagram with their friends, instead of frolicking in the waves. Yeah, sure, they would get up periodically to cool off in the surf; but they spent most of the time texting rather enjoying their surroundings and just talking and playing with one another. 

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15 Jul The Veterans Administration Is Still Struggling with Customer Service Fundamentals

By: Suresh Gursahaney

The Veterans Administration (VA) has come under much scrutiny over the past few months for poor customer service and long wait times for healthcare. At one point, the current Secretary of the Veterans Administration Robert McDonald compared the long wait times for veterans to the lines at a Disney amusement park:

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