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19 Jan The Role of the Phone Channel for Healthcare Contact Centers in a Multi-Channel World

By: Sachin Duggal

I was recently working with a Healthcare Insurance operations executive servicing Medicare. She had some interesting perspectives on providing customer service through their web portal as opposed to their phone-based call center. The thought was that the portal was a more logical and cost-efficient pathway for self-service. The phone channel comes with costs to support infrastructure and agents, and can also be a slower pathway for customers to resolve several types of issues. I can appreciate why someone would have this perception. But looking deeper, keeping a robust phone channel still makes a lot of sense and should be an integral part of your customer service strategy.

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7 Dec The One Key to Unlocking the Customer Service Mobile Gateway

By: Jason Domsky

Customers still call customer service for inquires, this has not changed. They want to use other channels to communicate, but as soon as they encounter any form resistance, they call. They then transfer to agents at an alarmingly high rate. What is the “key” to unlocking Digital Deflection? It is their mobile phone number.

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23 Sep Mobile Devices and Channels Aren’t Just for Millennials

By: Amy Horton

Among contact center managers, there is a notion the culture of mobile technology is exclusive to the millennial generation. After all, millennials are the people you see texting all the time and talking about the latest mobile apps. The older generation prefers to get in touch via a voice channel and interact with a real live person, right?

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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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16 Sep Mind the (Perception) Gap: What You Think of Your Service vs. What Your Customers Think

By: Chad Wright

I want to start this by asking to you to take a moment and genuinely reflect on the service you provide and answer this question: Are you delivering a superior experience to your customers? If you answered yes, I’m glad to hear of the confidence you have in your technology and your agents.

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