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4 predictions for customer service in 2022

By AI & Automation, Chatbots & AI, Contact Centre, Hybrid Working, Video Communications

What changes will the contact centre see in 2022? To find out we asked a selection of Enghouse experts to look into their crystal balls. Here are some of their top predictions for customer service: 1. Making customer service more visual with video and AR Alex Black, Chief Technical Officer at Enghouse Interactive I’ll start with a recommendation. There is much…

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6 key trends in housing association customer service for 2021

By Chatbots & AI, Housing, Hybrid Working, Microsoft Teams, Unified Communications & Collaboration

For Housing Associations, customer service is key to success – it is essential to keep customers happy and make it very easy for them to communicate with the organisation. Previously, customer contact has often been limited to office and telephone interactions.  Coronavirus necessitated a rethink to maintain service standards and customer satisfaction whilst creating a safe working environment for staff…

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4 tips for successfully reducing high contact volumes and increasing customer satisfaction

4 tips for successfully reducing high contact volumes and increasing customer satisfaction

By AI & Automation, Chatbots & AI, Customer Experience, Knowledge Management, Self Service

Customer experience has never been more important. Customer service teams are under increased pressure to deliver the right answers to a growing volume of calls, across a wider range of topics than ever before. For example, over half of respondents to the latest ContactBabel UK Contact Centre Decision Maker’s Guide 2020-21 said that calls had increased due to the pandemic. When you…

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How AI-powered knowledge management drives customer service success

How AI-powered knowledge management drives customer service success

By AI & Automation, Chatbots & AI, Contact Centre, Knowledge Management, Self Service

Accurate, up-to-date knowledge is at the heart of delivering the highest levels of customer service. Giving your agents easy access to the right information when they are answering customer calls, emails and chat sessions is vital to efficiently providing responses and boosting satisfaction. And if you invest in a single, centralised knowledge base that spans all your channels, you can…

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4 trends to underpin future hybrid working

4 trends to underpin future hybrid working

By Chatbots & AI, Hybrid Working, Moving to the Cloud, Real-Time Speech Analytics, Self Service, Unified Communications & Collaboration

2020 was a year of profound change, with the pandemic turbocharging many existing trends such as remote working and the switch to digital channels. It has fundamentally changed how we work, especially in the customer service industry. And while current lockdowns mean most contact centres remain closed with staff working from home. So now is the time to focus on…

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Optimising for Contact Centre Remote Working

Optimising for Contact Centre Remote Working

By Chatbots & AI, Video Collaboration

Pandemic lockdowns forced many companies to quickly switch their customer service teams to work remotely, with very little advanced warning. While most organisations managed the transition and were able to stay operational, many only achieved this through workarounds such as cutting their hours of service, reducing the number of different contact channels, and increasing their SLAs. Now, as we move…

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The importance of self-service for greater customer satisfaction

The importance of self-service for greater customer satisfaction

By Chatbots & AI, Self Service, Voice of the Customer (VoC)

Especially in current times, customers want the control and reassurance of being able to access information and find answers to their queries themselves, 24 hours a day, without having to wait. This means they are happy to use web or telephone self-service systems to help themselves, without needing to speak to a contact centre agent or email a company. Over…

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