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Call centers have been improved so much that they are now the key element to good customer service.
Posted February 15, 2019

Artificial intelligence will improve customer service by empowering humans, not replacing them.
Posted February 11, 2019

Growing companies can really benefit from outsourcing some customer service functions, but it should be done as a partnership.
Posted February 04, 2019

Online communities can have real benefits for companies, provided that they invest in the knowledge management that powers them.
Posted January 28, 2019

The humble headset is undergoing a radical transformation - from mere communications device to powerful source of data with the potential to transform the workplace.
Posted January 21, 2019

Test voice offerings before setting them live to ensure that they deliver the experiences customers expect.
Posted January 14, 2019

Telling stories about your business and listening to your customers' stories could be the key to more successful negotiations.
Posted January 07, 2019

Omnichannel doesn't just mean being present on more than one channel and allowing users to interact however they want.
Posted January 02, 2019

As Generation Z joins the contact center workforce, they require differrent levels of professional interaction.
Posted December 17, 2018

Guidance is the key to Uber's and Lyft's successes, and it can work for contact centers too.
Posted December 10, 2018

A smart, multilayered approach to fraud prevention and identity verification is key.
Posted December 03, 2018

Contact center operations have evolved tremendously over the past decade. Does a move to the cloud make sense for your business?
Posted November 27, 2018

The quality of your company's customer service depends on your agents. Hire and develop the best customer service team members with these four steps.
Posted November 20, 2018

If chatbots are to become trusted assistants on the front lines of customer service, some of them will need to go back to school.
Posted November 15, 2018

There's a lot of insight that can be pulled from customer communications, and bots can help make sense of it all.
Posted November 12, 2018

To get what we want, we must ask thoughtful questions that interrogate the data further.
Posted November 08, 2018

Emotional intelligence lets live operators show customers they care.
Posted November 06, 2018

Be creative when trying to find the best available customer service agents.
Posted October 29, 2018

Addressing Minimum Wage in Customer Service
Posted October 25, 2018

To resolve service tickets more quickly, focus on where your help desk most needs help.
Posted October 22, 2018

The gig economy is coming to contact centers, and the business benefits could be significant.
Posted October 18, 2018

New research reveals how generations feel about important customer service issues facing businesses today, and what you can do to manage their expectations.
Posted October 15, 2018

Revamping customer service with a customer focus is the key to continued business.
Posted October 09, 2018

How to improve your scripts and connect with callers.
Posted October 02, 2018

Today's bots are better equipped to handle customer queries directly or pass the right information on to agents.
Posted September 25, 2018

Knowing which questions to ask and identifying your objectives makes it easier to get the results you want.
Posted September 18, 2018

The customer communications management space is transforming (and growing) thanks to emerging tech and changing customer preferences.
Posted September 10, 2018

Offering multiple channels is important, but you need to adopt a complete omnichannel strategy to make them work.
Posted September 04, 2018

In today's subscription economy, companies with proactive support will win out.
Posted August 27, 2018

Net Promoter Score is one of the more common ways to track customer experience performance. It's simple and easy to understand — but it's also fatally flawed because it presents an incomplete picture.
Posted August 21, 2018

Localized routing of customer service queries can create more personalized and meaningful customer experiences.
Posted August 13, 2018

Action leadership is the missing middle between just thinking about customer experience and leading on performance.
Posted August 06, 2018

Driven by data and insights from customer service professionals, here are some simple steps to creating a customer-based business.
Posted July 31, 2018

Companies can't afford to limit customers any more in this age of digital empowerment.
Posted July 24, 2018

The best virtual assistants solve problems without getting in the way.
Posted July 17, 2018

Digital transformation is the best way to truly enhance customer engagement while safeguarding the bottom line.
Posted July 09, 2018

Artificial intelligence today can do much more than save contact centers money.
Posted July 05, 2018

Strategic leadership can help company employees see the value, not the threat, of technology.
Posted June 25, 2018

Emotional connections between companies and customers begin in the contact center, and you can foster the positive relationships that equal customer satisfaction, loyalty, and profit.
Posted June 18, 2018

B2B and B2C support teams have different customers and different software needs.
Posted June 11, 2018

By doing so, you'll act as more of a gatekeeper than a writer, editor, and publisher.
Posted June 05, 2018

Best practices for using conversational messaging in customer service.
Posted May 29, 2018

Customers make emotional connections with brands, and companies need to address those sentiments to build loyalty.
Posted May 22, 2018

Businesses can better support customers through faster resolution times.
Posted May 14, 2018

Communications Platform as a Service will give companies and consumers better ways to interact right within apps.
Posted May 07, 2018

After years of periodically ramping up and then stalling, the RCS project has received a new jolt of confidence thanks to Google's recent doubling-down on the technology.
Posted April 30, 2018

Companies need to learn from Facebook and look beyond the chatbot.
Posted April 23, 2018

Tips of the trade to help companies improve their interactions with customers.
Posted April 16, 2018

Chatbots can't quite mirror pure human interactions, but the time will come.
Posted April 10, 2018

Omnichannel contact center platforms are the key to keeping Millennial contact center agents happy and engaged.
Posted April 04, 2018