Technology brings efficiency, but it can’t replace the desire for human contact

As news continues to come out about Google Duplex AI and it’s conversational AI capabilities, it has prompted speculation about what the implementation of voice assistants smart enough to sound human could mean for the future. What does…

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Every customer is a digital customer: the growing digital customer expectation gap

While it’s true that digital technology continues to revolutionize the business landscape at a blistering pace, making it hard to anticipate with certainty what the future might look like even just three years from now, let alone five…

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Integration means never having to say goodbye (to existing voice solutions)

As digital communication technology continues to grow and evolve, it can be overwhelming for companies looking to keep up with shifting consumer expectations for digital customer service. For companies who have invested heavily in voice solutions for customer…

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The importance of omnichannel customer service for credit unions

It sometimes seems weird to think that the launch of the first iPhone – what many people commonly think of as the “first” smartphone (at least in the way we think of smartphones today) – happened in 2007….

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Leading topics of conversation at ICMI Contact Center Expo

Last week we were excited to be at ICMI Contact Center Expo – a conference focused on bringing together contact center professionals looking to stay current in a rapidly evolving industry. We sat in on a number of…

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Digital communication removes barriers to delivery of vital services to underserved communities

Just this week, the Government of Canada launched its new First Nations and Inuit Hope For Wellness hotline – a 24/7 hotline that offers counseling services to indigenous Canadians. Trained crisis counselors provide immediate, culturally relevant support in…

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Solving the contact center customer/agent cycle of frustration with CRM and channel consolidation

It’s hardly news that brand loyalty is gone, and is not likely to return any time soon. In today’s marketplace, brands can no longer expect established brand equity to be a differentiator. What has emerged as the new…

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How to make skills-based routing work like phone for digital customer contact

Skills-based routing

Skills-based routing is a long-established solution that is bundled with many automatic call distribution (ACD) systems used by companies that operate large inbound customer contact centers. Skills-based routing is a way to make sure that when a customer…

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The benefits of asynchronous messaging for your contact center

In considering how to move forward with formulating strategy for digital customer service, it’s important for companies to understand what is driving the rising demand for customer service over digital channels. Consumers aren’t just switching to digital channels…

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2018 Is The Year Companies Are Making Decisions About Digital Desktop

A fundamental shift has occurred in the way that business is approaching strategy for digital desktop in the contact center. Companies are no longer having conversations about if they need to move forward with a digital strategy, nor…

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