A Quick Guide to CTI and Screen Pops

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Part of our Back to the Basics Series. See also: PSTN, VoIP, SIP Trunking, and Telephony. When it comes to computer telephony integration, or CTI, a significant amount of distortion exists between the textbook definition of the term and what people understand it to mean in today’s business environment. Here we’ll cover what CTI is, what people typically mean when they… Read More

Case Study: When A 400% Increase In Payment Processing Doesn’t Affect Efficiency

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Growth is a great thing for any business. But growth that doesn’t bring with it a parallel increase in overhead? Well that can’t be beat! Payment Service Network, a company that handles the remittance process for a wide array of companies, hit a major period of growth. Their process for taking customer inquiries and payments was a manual one, and… Read More

How Credit Card Transactions Work: A Tutorial

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One of many famous scenes in the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap occurs when the band is trying to get from their dressing room to the stage and they end up getting lost in the hallways and corridors of the venue. If you’ve ever wondered what happens after someone swipes a credit card—how, exactly, does the payments process work?—then chances are you’d… Read More

Case Study: Increase Payment Processing Volume and Efficiency Over the Phone with Self-Service

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In theory, technology should make our lives easier. There may not be a better use for technology and automation than with manual, rote, recurring tasks and processes. In these situations, automation is like a gift from on high. This was precisely the experience of Arrowhead General Insurance Agency. The company’s Atlanta office processed all of their customer support calls with… Read More

How to Do A/B Analysis on Voice Applications

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There is no single way to assess the effectiveness of your voice applications. For people who are new to voice automation or VoiceXML it may not be clear where to start with A/B analysis. Of course, this begs the question: “why bother?” After all, you have your application up and running, and it works fine, right? Just because it works… Read More

Coder’s Corner: Create A Self-Service App That Doesn’t Suck

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Let Customers Be “In The Know” It’s no secret that the majority of people prefer, and even expect self-service options nowadays. Why, you may ask? Because self-service is a constant. No matter what or where someone is they can pick up the call and make a payment because there’s no need for people to be on the other end of… Read More

Experts Reveal How to Get Healthy, HIPAA-Compliant IT

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Personal medical information may be the only type of data that is more valuable to internet ne’er-do-wells than credit card information. Health care data breaches are serious business so having security measures in place to protect patient information is critical. The federal government passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to help address this situation. Companies… Read More

Expert Advice on Getting Your Tech PCI Compliant

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If your company does or is thinking about processing credit card payments, whether it’s a single transaction or millions, it’s wise to ensure that those payments go through a PCI-DSS compliant environment. PCI-DSS is a set of security standards established by the leading credit card companies, e.g. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. To be clear, there are a number of… Read More

The Right Tool for the Job: Finding the Best Survey Approach to Measure Customer Experience

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When you think about it there aren’t different survey types. Not really. A survey is simply one or more questions intended to elicit a response on a given topic. Where things start to get complicated is when we factor in the goals we want to achieve by using surveys. When we talk about “survey types” what we are really getting… Read More